Neil Armstrong cheque rockets to auction



2015-06-26 11:55:54

Neil Armstrong cheque rockets to auction

An exciting opportunity has come up for collectors at Heritage Auction Galleries

Heritage's Space sale next month is picking up steam, and more and more interesting items are coming up for sale. We've already mentioned one piece which is likely to appeal to space collectors: an Apollo 7 silver Robbins piece.

Now, however, we're seeing examples of the pieces which are likely to lead the auction.

One of these is certainly a cheque endorsed by Neil Armstrong. Made out to the first man on the moon by one Lola Morrow, personal secretary to NASA astronauts, the cheque for $10.75 was a way of presenting Armstrong with change after he gave her $20 to buy an alarm clock.

The cheque was written September 10 1965, at which time Armstrong could have had no idea he would be the first on the moon, but was shortly to become one of the first civilians in space as part of the Gemini 8 programme.

Neil Armstrong signed cheque Neil Armstrong signed cheque (Click to enlarge)

Famously, Armstrong has the rarest autograph of any living person, as he stopped signing decades ago. RR Auction's Bobby Livingston said in his interview with us that selling a cheque signed by Armstrong for $27,350 was a particular highlight of his career.

Heritage's Auction takes place on April 21 in Dallas and online. But this is not the only opportunity to buy autographs and memorabilia associated with NASA's most famous astronaut. Items autographs relating to Armstrong and other Apollo 11 astronauts, and even some strands of his hair, are available now.

Images: Heritage

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