Lot 9367: Apollo 13 Signed Photograph

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:10:31


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Lot 9367: Official color 9 x 6.75 NASA lithograph of the original Apollo 13 crew posing in their white spacesuits, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Hal—Thanks from the '13' crew—James Lovell," "Ken Mattingly," and "Fred W. Haise." Matted and framed to an overall size of 14 x 11.75. In fine condition, with chips to the frame. Due to the risk of a rubella scare, Mattingly was grounded by the flight surgeon and replaced by backup CMP Jack Swigert only three days before the launch. Enhanced by the presence of Mattingly, who would fly to the moon two years later aboard Apollo 16's Casper, this exceptional, boldly signed photo is made all the more desirable by Lovell's uncommon "'13' crew" inscription. Provenance: Harold Collins Collection. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $1000-2000
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