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[APOLLO 16]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 16. LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Directly from the Personal Collection of John Young, Mission Commander of Apollo 16, via his Estate

[APOLLO 16]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 16. LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG

[APOLLO 16]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 16. LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,500

USD

DIRECTLY FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF JOHN YOUNG, MISSION COMMANDER OF APOLLO 16, VIA HIS ESTATE

FLOWN ON APOLLO 16 

LARGE UNITED NATIONS FLAG


FLOWN cloth United Nations flag, 7½ by 11¾ inches, depicting the U.N. emblem, a polar projection world map surrounded by olive branches, affixed with a tamper-proof label numbered 1733292; previously folded as expected. With a Typed Letter Signed by John Young's widow, Susy Young, on their personal letterhead.


This flag flew aboard Apollo 16 from 16-27 April 1972, and stayed on the Command Module with Ken Mattingly in lunar orbit while John Young and Charlie Duke flew to the surface of the moon on the Lunar Module Orion


Susy Young's provenance letter reads, in full: "I hereby certify that the flag of the UNITED NATIONS that accompanies this letter was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been part of John W. Young's personal collection since returning from the mission. The flag has a holographic tamper-proof label attached, #1733292, to ensure authenticity, that will display a residual honeycomb design without number if removed."

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