Article No.: 2i511
From the personal collection of John Young - unique opportunity at an unbeatable price:
Flown 9x9'' Apollo 16 beta cloth patch handsigned by Charlie Duke who also consecutively numbered the patches #26 - #50 in our presence.
Here's the story behind:
Two sealed packs each including 25 flown beta cloth patches were found in John Young's "Flown items" folder by his wife Susy Young and then sold via renowned author and space historian (plus personal friend of the Youngs) Howard Weinberger to us. Mr. Weinberger also confirmed the story. We have obtained both packs from Susy Young.
Mrs Young's letter of authenticity is shown here for reference, though a numbered copy will come with each patch ! John Young has signed the outer plastic bag once(not part of the patch offer).
I have personally opened this sealed plastic bag containing 25 patches in front of Charlie Duke in Milan/Italy in november 2019.
Charlie Duke then signed and numbered each patch consecutively #26 thru #50 and confirmed that he carried two similar bags of patches to the moon on Apollo 16. A total of 100 such beta cloth patches were flown in total since none of Ken Mattingly have been offered yet. Mr. Duke does not endorse or confirm authenticity, he only expressed his opinion and was happy to sign them all.
The previous batch of patches #1-#25 has been completely sold.