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Apollo 7 Flown Turtle Pin
Apollo 7 Flown Turtle Flag
Apollo 7 Flown Turtle Pin From Wally Schirra
Apollo 7 Flown Turtle Flag From Wally Schirra
This flag and pin flew with Apollo 7 Commander Wally Schirra during the Apollo 7 mission.

This multicolored flag and turtle pin are official symbols of the infamous "Turtles Club".

The turtle pin appears a little worse for wear.  He seems to be missing one of his legs.  Perhaps, he lost this limb through some altercation with another turtle after a few too many libations.

This flown flag and pin was part of the Wally Schirra collection.  Mr. Schirra consigned these artifacts for auction with Odyssey Auctions.  This was lot number 71 in their Space And Aviation Autographs and Memorabilia Auction which occurred on March 26th, 1995.

The description from the auction catalog stated, "71. Flown Turtles Flag and Pin.  A nice multi-colored 'Turtles' flag flown by Wally Schirra on Apollo VII."

The Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum acquired this artifact from the Odyssey auction.

Later, the Earth To The Moon Air And Space Museum obtained a type written statement that was hand signed by Astronaut Schirra attesting to the authenticity of this artifact.

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