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Item 8195 - Apollo 11 Crew-signed FDC with Richard Gordon Letter Catalog 559 (Jun 2019)

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Richard Gordon's Apollo 11 FDC with color cachet showing lunar artwork by Milton Caniff and text to top and bottom, "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club, Official First Day Cover," postmarked July 20, 1969, the date of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and September 9, 1969, the issue date for the jumbo-sized commemorative "First Man on the Moon" stamp, which is affixed to upper right corner, signed in blue ballpoint, "Neil Armstrong," and in black felt tip, "M. Collins" and "Buzz Aldrin." Reverse of cover signed in black ballpoint, "Richard Gordon, from my personal collection." Included is a handwritten letter of provenance from Gordon, which reads: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 11 cover is authentically signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins…On the reverse of the cover is a black and white Apollo 11 insignia on the flap and below is a black and white photo of the 'For all mankind—' plaque left on the lunar surface by the crew. Also on the reverse I have stated and signed that this cover is from my personal collection." In very fine condition.

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