ONE OF THE HOLY GRAILS OF SPACE COLLECTING!From the personal collection of ALAN BEAN, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 12, comes one of a select few Apollo 12 Patches FLOWN TO THE MOON. The patch is inscribed on the back "Flown to the moon Alan Bean 15 May '87". The patch is also accompanied by an original handwritten letter of provenance bearing the same date on the reverse of the patch. The letter from Bean that reads in part, "I am enclosing our crew patch from the Apollo XII mission. We took this patch to the moon with us...".Lunar flown items from early Apollo missions such as Apollo 12 are extremely rare. Astronauts only began to take significant amounts of items with them aboard later flights such as Apollo 17.CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY SIGNATURIST-INK EXPERT EXAMINATION. Unconditionally GUARANTEED GENUINE to pass any reputable third-party authentication service - or your money back.The Provenance letter from Alan Bean reads:"15 May '87Dear Roy,Thanks for your enthusiastic letter. Space exploration is indeed human activity at its best.I am enclosing our crew patch from the Apollo XII mission. We took this patch to the moon with us and I want you to have it for you collection.Keep the faith,Alan Bean"Patch is in beautiful condition. The letter has mail folds as well as a torn corner that was repaired by a previous collector with tape, not affecting content. Letter is otherwise in good condition.The SIGNATURIST-INK has dealt in dozens of APOLLO autograph items, authenticated across the board by respected names such as PSA/DNA, JSA, and ZARELLI SPACE, and is one of the most respected and trusted sellers of Apollo autographs.
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A remarkable investment quality addition to a museum, the executive office, or for the space collector and aviation fan.
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