Lot 9398: Desirable pairing of the Apollo 14 primary and backup embroidered crew patches, measuring 4.5 x 4 and 4.25 x 3.75. The primary crew patch bears the original mission emblem, and the backup crew patch features the cartoon characters the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, with the last names of the backup crew stitched along the bottom and 'Beep Beep' at the top. In overall fine condition. Planted on the flight as a prank, the gold-bordered backup crew patches represent one of the more humorous and sought-after stunt items made by an Apollo team. The Leon Ford Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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