Lot 9225: Rare original hand-painted artwork of a version of the Apollo 1 mission patch, accomplished by designer Al Stevens in watercolor on an off-white circular sheet, 6? diameter, affixed to an 11.5 x 11.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in red ink to Stevens, "To Al, Best wishes and thanks a million for creating our emblem, Roger B. Chaffee" and "Gus Grissom." Framed to an overall size of 12.75 x 12.75. In fine condition. From the family of Al Stevens. Stevens did the final design artwork for Apollo 1, 7, 9, and 10, and made design proposals for Apollo 11, 12, and 17. Apollo 1 is the least well-known of all Apollo emblems, and this example differs slightly from the final version which included the astronauts' names and the mission within a thicker gold border. As a presentation to the designer personally inscribed by two of the scarce Apollo 1 astronauts, this is a one-of-a-kind and absolutely spectacular piece.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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