ALS signed “Neil,” one page, 4 x 6, no date [circa 1972]. Armstrong writes to Joe [Garino, the astronauts’ physical trainer at NASA]. In full: “Sorry you were so put out about the last letter. The attached may help clarify the situation. (Since this was a private letter from the administrator, I have clipped out a bit to protect his privacy.) All the best, Neil.” Included with Armstrong’s letter is a photocopy of the first page of a letter from NASA dated October 3, 1972, with a portion clipped as described. The text reads, in part: “Recently many questions have been raised concerning materials carried on Apollo flights which were retained by the astronauts following the flights or given by them to others. NASA has requested the Department of Justice to provide a legal opinion as to whether the United States has any claim of ownership or other property interests in these materials….” The letter goes on to name specific classes of items, including postal covers, and includes such directives as “keep all of these items in a safe place.” One passage has been circled in red pencil (presumably by Armstrong): “Refrain from authenticating any items having been on a space flight.” Originally from the Joe Garino Collection. In very fine condition. COA Scott Cornish and R&R COA.