Lot 8059: Sought-after Apollo 11 'Type 3' insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a color cachet of the mission insignia and a July 16, 1969, Kennedy Space Center launch date postmark, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Affixed by its corners, between descriptive paragraphs, on Dr. Aldrin's 8.5 x 11 personal Apollo 11 stationery. Signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Aldrin, the presentation reads, in part: "The cover displayed above has been in my private collection since 1969 and has an identifier of BA02 written on the reverse side. It was signed by the Apollo 11 crew…prior to our launch in 1969." In fine condition. The 'Type 3' cover rates as the least common of the three Apollo 11 insurance covers and is highly desired by collectors. A wonderfully crisp example originating from the personal collection of the second man to walk on the moon.
RR Auction's Remarkable Rarities Auction 461
Monday, 28th September 2015
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