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Lot 539

Gemini 11, 1966, FLOWN US FLAG AND Gold-plated Sterling Silver Fliteline Medallion. This large US flag (18x11") is professionally shadowbox framed (23x20") along with a gold-plated, sterling Fliteline medallion (extremely rare and only available from an astronaut's collection. Generally speaking, these gold-plated medallions were given to wives and family after the flight. These medallions are the forerunners of the Robbins medallions carried by the Apollo crews.) and a crew patch.
A 1986 typed letter on McDonnell Douglas letterhead reads: "This letter is to certify that the American Flag and Gemini XI medallion were flown on board Gemini XI during the period 12-15 September, 1966…". The letter is signed by Charles Conrad, Cdr, Gemini XI".
Large size flags were seldom flown onboard the early Mercury and Gemini flights due to weight restrictions. This flag is unusually clean and fresh and is without the usual aging often seen of flags of this era.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 7,500.


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