Apparently there is not any additional documentation or provenance with this item,
Opinions on it's flown status and/or value? Many thanks.
spaced out Member
Posts: 2622 From: Paris, France Registered: Aug 2003
posted 06-25-2013 12:49 AM
There's really nothing to indicate this flag was flown apart from the little label underneath it which could have been printed for a few cents.
The problem here is that the display doesn't resemble any official NASA presentation that I've seen. Instead it looks entirely home made.
Now of course it could have been put together by someone who received a flown flag from the flight but a flown flag would normally have been presented mounted on a NASA presentation piece.
Posts: 839 From: Olympia, WA, USA Registered: Sep 2011
posted 06-25-2013 01:12 AM
I was thinking the exact same things.
Frankly, proven or not, I'm not the least bit impressed. They picked a lackluster shot to include in the frame, in my opinion...
Posts: 655 From: Michigan Registered: Jul 2006
posted 06-25-2013 12:25 PM
I concur that it looks homegrown and not like any official NASA presentation I've seen. There isn't any way to prove this flag was really flown. Personally, I would have passed on it.
Posts: 28 From: Chicago Registered: Oct 2012
posted 06-25-2013 05:15 PM
I had the same read on it guys. Thanks for validating my instincts.