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mensax
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posted 12-27-2004 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen plenty of flown US nylon flags, and plenty of flown beta cloth crew patches, but has anyone ever seen a flown US beta cloth flag?

Noah

Larry McGlynn
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posted 12-27-2004 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Noah,

I have seen three flown beta cloth flags.

Larry

mensax
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posted 12-27-2004 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Larry.

Which mission were they from? How did the asking/selling price compare to the nylon flags?

Noah

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-27-2004 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot 747 in the April 2004 Aurora auction was for Deke Slayton's ASTP beta cloth flag. I recorded a hammer of $2500 plus buyer's commission.

Lot 535 in the May 2003 Aurora auction was for Al Worden's Apollo 15 spacesuit patches, including his beta cloth flag. A hammer price of $30,000 was recorded (plus buyer's commission) though I do not know if it sold.

Lot 183 in the May 2001 Christie's auction was for Jim Irwin's Apollo 15 spacesuit patches, including his beta cloth flag. Hammer was $320,000 for the four patches (plus buyer's commission).

mensax
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posted 12-27-2004 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert!
All three of these listed were removed from spacesuits... were there any carried in PPK's?

Noah

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