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LateApex
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posted 06-24-2013 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought this might be a nice item for my dad who lives in Florida.

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
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posted 06-25-2013 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

p51
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posted 06-25-2013 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...

Greggy_D
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posted 06-25-2013 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

LateApex
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posted 06-25-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same read on it guys. Thanks for validating my instincts.

Zero interest in the item on my end.

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