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Apollo 14 FLOWN Beta Cloth Signed by Mitchell
Apollo 14 FLOWN Beta Cloth Signed by Mitchell
Apollo 14 FLOWN Beta Cloth Signed by Mitchell

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Lot 6: Apollo 14 FLOWN Beta Cloth Signed by Mitchell

This Beta cloth patch is from the personal collection of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who carried it to the Moon aboard the Command Module Kitty Hawk from January 31 to February 9, 1971. In addition to his signature, Mitchell has added "Flown to the moon on Kitty Hawk on Apollo 14" in his own hand.

The insignia patch is printed on material made of fireproof Beta cloth-glass fibers coated with Teflon, which was the same material used on the outer layer of astronauts' spacesuits to protect them from extreme temperatures. This silkscreen cloth is from the same production run as the patches worn by the Apollo 14 crew during the mission.

Apollo 14, with a crew of Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Mitchell, was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon.

The patch has been matted and framed using archival methods; the final product measures approximately 14.75" x 14.75". This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Mitchell.

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Bid History

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

Bidders: 9 Bids: 24 Winning Bid: $2401

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
141 2014 Mar 31 01:59:30 2401.00
217 2014 Mar 30 01:48:38 2301.00
240 2014 Mar 29 00:52:14 2201.00
217 2014 Mar 30 01:45:09 2201.00
240 2014 Mar 29 00:52:14 2101.00
141 2014 Mar 28 01:49:56 2001.00
240 2014 Mar 21 19:04:55 2000.00
240 2014 Mar 21 19:04:55 1700.00
140 2014 Mar 22 15:54:24 1600.00
240 2014 Mar 21 19:04:55 1400.00
140 2014 Mar 22 06:26:21 1300.00
240 2014 Mar 21 19:04:55 1109.00
180 2014 Mar 21 14:35:04 1009.00
180 2014 Mar 21 14:35:04 550.00
235 2014 Mar 21 16:48:31 500.00
180 2014 Mar 21 14:35:04 420.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:06:43 400.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:06:43 353.00
217 2014 Mar 21 14:23:50 333.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:06:43 105.00
117 2014 Mar 21 13:48:42 95.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:06:43 70.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:42:27 60.00
207 2014 Mar 21 13:06:43 50.00