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Over $80,000 Worth of Apollo 15 Flown Items Sold at NateDSanders.com

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 15 flown flags, Apollo 15 flown joystick, Apollo 15 flown Robbins medals or any other Apollo 15 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com

Apollo 15 Flown

One of the great space memorabilia auctions that we had featured an Apollo 15 flown joystick with his certificate of authenticity purchased directly from Apollo 15 astronaut, Al Worden.  The Apollo 15 flown joystick’s starting bid was only $1,000 but bidding reached $72,556 at the end.  Here is the description and picture:

The Apollo 15 Hand Controller From Al Worden

As Al Worden, the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, puts it in the signed COA included with this hand controller, which is mounted on wood: “…this control stick cover, NASA serial number MSC 991-0001.12, was the hand controller I used during the flight of Apollo 15. The function of the hand controller was to adjust the attitude of the spacecraft during flight. For instance it was critical to the maneuver designed to withdraw the Lunar Module from the S-IVB stage of the launch vehicle once leaving earth orbit. This maneuver involved 180 degree rotation of the Command and Service Module to align with the Lunar Module in storage. It was also essential for the alignment of the spacecraft in the proper direction for any thrusting maneuver. This controller was essential to the success of Apollo 15 and has been in my possession since the flight.” In near fine condition.  Sold for $72,556.

Apollo 15 Flown

The Apollo 15 Hand Controller From Al Worden

In one of our past November auctions, we auctioned an incredible collection of 100+ Apollo 15 flown flags from various countries commemorating the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, or the 9th manned mission in NASA’s space program, and the fourth to land on the moon.

Each Apollo 15 flown flag is signed and inscribed: “Flown to the Moon on Apollo 15 Al Worden CMP”  and includes a COA by Comnand Module Pilot Worden. Like this Apollo 15 flown flag that Sold for $7,496:

Apollo 15 Flown

Apollo 15 Flown Flag

We also had Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s estate and sold his personally owned Apollo 13 flown Robbins Medal.  All of the original medals taken on the space flight were melted down, and new medals were produced from the flown metal, with only 404 newly-designed medals remaining in existence. Coins depict mission insignia, including the name of the mission, three of Apollo’s chariot horses flying toward the Moon, and the slogan ”Ex Luna, Scientia” (”from the moon, knowledge”). Reverse of coin lists the crew members, space modules, and engraved dates of launch and return, as well as the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Measuring 1.25”, medal is made of sterling silver and housed in its original ”Robbins Company” plastic box with the serial number sticker 153 on the bottom. Near fine condition. With an LOA from Virginia Swigert, Jack Swigert’s sister.  Sold for $3,781.

Apollo 15 Flown

Jack Swigert’s personally owned Apollo 13 flown Robbins Medal

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 15 flown flags, medals or any other Apollo 15 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com

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