Welcome to NateDSanders.com

Hollywood Memorabilia, Fine Autographs, & Consignments Blog

Jack Swigert Apollo 13 Flown Space Suit Patches Sell for $27,500 at NateDSanders.com

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 13 flown flags, Apollo 13 flown Robbins medals or any other Apollo 13 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com.

Apollo 13 Flown

We at NateDSanders.com Auctions were able to auction and sell a lot of Apollo 13 flown memorabilia because we handled the Jack Swigert, Apollo 15 astronaut, estate auction.  Below, you will find the top lots of Apollo 13 flown memorabilia that we sold:

Very Scarce Collection of Four Jack Swigert Apollo 13 Flown Space Suit Patches

Exceptionally rare collection of Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 flown spacesuit beta cloth patches. The crew endured incredible circumstances after launching 11 April 1970, when two days later, they were forced into an emergency turn-around before ever reaching the moon. Fortunately the astronauts expertly improvised a repair to the spacecraft and narrowly escaped disaster, ultimately returning safely to Earth. Beta cloth patches were designed from a material made of fireproof material woven from Teflon fibers. NASA spacesuits each featured four beta cloth patches, including a name tag, the NASA logo, mission insignia, and an American flag. All four of Swigert’s patches are intact and housed in sheaths of plastic for protection in the following order: the first depicts his last name, measuring 5” x 2”, the second depicts the traditional NASA logo, measuring 5” x 4.25”, the third, the Apollo 13 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”), measuring 4” x 4”, and the fourth, an American flag measuring 7.25” x 5.25”. Patches have some toning, particularly to edges, and a fold running vertically through American flag, though each could be removed from plastic and nicely framed. With an LOA from Swigert’s sister certifying that it is Apollo 13 flown.  Sold for $27,500.

Apollo 13 Flown

Very Scarce Collection of Four Jack Swigert Flown Apollo 13 Space Suit Patches

Apollo 13 Flown American Flag — Affixed to a NASA Certificate Signed By Each Astronaut — ”This flag was on board Apollo XIII during its flight and Emergency Return to Earth.”

Apollo 13 flown American flag. Printed 6” x 4” fabric flag accompanied the astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission, the third of the Apollo lunar missions, that was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded, though each of the astronauts returned safely to earth. Flag is affixed to an official NASA certificate with the Apollo 13 printed insignia and reading: ”This flag was on board Apollo XIII during its flight and Emergency Return to Earth.” Certificate is signed, ”Jim Lovell”, ”Jack Swigert” and ”Fred Haise”. Certificate measures 10” x 12” and has a small .5” enclosed tear to top edge and minor creasing to upper left corner. Some tape showthrough behind flag, else very good to near fine overall. With an LOA from Jack Swigert’s sister attesting that it is Apollo 13 flown.  Sold for $18,291.

Apollo 13 flown

Apollo 13 American Flag Space-Flown — Affixed to a NASA Certificate Signed By Each Astronaut — ”This flag was on board Apollo XIII during its flight and Emergency Return to Earth.”

Apollo 13 Flown Instrument Cover & Omega Velcro Watch Strap From Jack Swigert’s Estate

Lot of two items from Jack Swigert’s estate. First item is an Apollo 13 flown instrument cover, measuring 1.75″ in diameter, made of a stainless steel disc with an articulated ring at center. Above and below the ring are codes printed in black that read, ”P/NSEB33100063-301 / S/N1017 ASSY.” A small square of velcro is affixed to verso at center, certainly to secure cover in place in the weightless environment of space. Lot also includes Swigert’s NASA issued Omega velcro watch strap, worn by Swigert over his space suit, and likely space flown. Velcro strap with metal fastener is imprinted with code numbers ”P/N SEB12100030-202 / S/N 1067”. Measures 22” in length. Some dulling and superficial marks to lid and soiling to velcro strap. Near fine overall. With an LOA from the estate of Jack Swigert verifying that it is Apollo 13 flown.  Sold for $13,920.

Apollo 13 Flown

Apollo 13 Flown Instrument Cover & Omega Velcro Watch Strap From Jack Swigert’s Estate

Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 Flown Toothbrush

Jack Swigert Apollo 13 flown, personally owned NASA Oral B-40 clear toothbrush. Toothbrush measures 6.25” with some toning and wear. Housed in a plastic case. Very good. With an LOA from Swigert’s sister certifying that it is Apollo 13 flown.  Sold for $11,794.

Apollo 13 Flown

Jack Swigert’s Flown Apollo 13 Toothbrush

Apollo 13 Flown Space Silver Pencil Owned By Jack Swigert

Apollo 13 flown space pencil personally owned by Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert. The crew endured incredible circumstances after launching 11 April 1970, when two days later, they were forced into an emergency turn-around before ever reaching the moon. Fortunately the astronauts expertly improvised a repair to the spacecraft and narrowly escaped disaster, ultimately returning safely to Earth. Silver mechanical pencil still works and has original graphite intact. With ”SEB 12100081-301” and ”S/N 2015” engraved in black to side of pen. Measures 5” with tiny piece of velcro taped to top. Near fine. With an LOA from Swigert’s sister attesting that it is Apollo 13 flown.  Sold for $10,313.

Apollo 13 flown

Apollo 13 Lunar Module Flown Space Silver Pencil Owned By Jack Swigert

Apollo 13 Flown Lot of 6 Space Patches With a Letter of Provenance in the Hand of Jack Swigert

Lot of 6 official patches Apollo 13 flown. Round patches are embroidered with mission slogan ”Ex Luna, Scienta”, meaning ”from the moon, knowledge” surrounding dynamic mission insignia: a trio of horses galloping over the moon. Five are identical, with embroidery in orange, yellow, brown, black, white and blue with sparkly silver border. The remaining patch is the same design but crafted in muted earth tones. Accompanied by a handwritten authenticity note in Swigert’s hand on U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology letterhead. Each patch measures just over 4” in diameter. Fine. With an LOA from Jack Swigert’s estate.  Sold for $8,438.

Apollo 13 flown

Lot of 6 Space Flown Patches From Apollo 13 With a Letter of Provenance in the Hand of Jack Swigert

Jack Swigert’s Own Scarce Sterling Silver Apollo 13 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial Number 147

Apollo 13 flown Robbins medal, serial number 147. As the Apollo 13 mission encountered a wide array of problems and complications after being launched, though returning home safely, the original medals were melted down and a new set was made from them. This is one of the new coins made from the so-called ”flown medal” and is one of 404 newly-designed medals. Coin depicts various 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”). Verso 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. Coin measures 1.25” and is made of sterling silver, housed in its original ”Robbins Company” plastic box with an ”147” sticker on the bottom. Fine. With an LOA from Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s sister.  Sold for $7,500.

Apollo 13 flown

Jack Swigert’s Own Scarce Sterling Silver Apollo 13 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial Number 147

To auction, buy or sell Apollo 13 flown flags, Apollo 13 flown Robbins medals or any other Apollo 13 flown items, please call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982 or email Nate@NateDSanders.com.

SaveSave

Comments are closed

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.
Copyright 2016 © Nate D. Sanders, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement