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Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt
Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt
Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt
Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt
Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt

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Lot 11: Apollo 17 Photo Presentation Signed by Cernan and Schmitt

This glossy photo print, depicting Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, has been signed by both astronauts; Cernan has additionally inscribed "Apollo XVII" below his signature. The original photo was taken inside the Command Module by Command Module Pilot Ron Evans as the spacecraft was on the trans-Earth coast (TEC).

The photo is presented alongside including an embroidered commemorative Apollo 17 bullion patch. The three-dimensional circular patch, measuring 6" in diameter, is an intricately detailed piece of craftsmanship. This patch is classified as a bullion patch due to the silver thread worked into the design.

Cernan, in his book "The Last Man on the Moon," recounts the design of the patch:

"The golden face of Apollo, Greek god of the Sun, was laid on top of a contemporary drawing of an American eagle. Red bars in the wings reflected our flag, and were topped by three white stars representing our crew. A deep blue background featured the Moon, Saturn and a spiral galaxy, with the eagle's wing just touching the Moon to suggest that this celestial body had been visited by man. Apollo gazes to the right toward the galaxy to imply further exploration, with the eagle leading mankind into the future."

The patch and photo have been matted and framed together using archival methods; the final presentation measures approximately 10.25" x 12.25". A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.

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Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 9 Bids: 30 Winning Bid: $1049

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
304 2014 Mar 31 01:51:05 1049.00
279 2014 Mar 28 20:22:24 999.00
279 2014 Mar 28 20:22:24 950.00
290 2014 Mar 28 20:18:14 900.00
279 2014 Mar 26 15:36:26 850.00
290 2014 Mar 28 20:17:41 800.00
279 2014 Mar 26 15:36:26 750.00
167 2014 Mar 23 14:12:38 700.00
168 2014 Mar 22 15:58:55 651.00
168 2014 Mar 22 15:58:55 650.00
167 2014 Mar 22 15:19:12 600.00
167 2014 Mar 22 15:19:12 500.00
167 2014 Mar 21 16:36:15 500.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:46:18 490.00
167 2014 Mar 21 16:36:15 450.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:45:41 430.00
167 2014 Mar 21 16:36:15 395.00
252 2014 Mar 22 05:45:07 375.00
167 2014 Mar 21 16:36:15 270.00
227 2014 Mar 21 15:21:02 250.00
227 2014 Mar 21 15:21:02 220.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:08:21 200.00
227 2014 Mar 21 15:20:30 200.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:08:21 160.00
227 2014 Mar 21 15:19:59 150.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:08:21 120.00
227 2014 Mar 21 15:19:35 110.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:08:21 80.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:46:04 70.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:08:21 50.00