Lot #398
Apollo 11

Type 1 insurance cover from Aldrin’s personal collection
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Description

Type 1 insurance cover from Aldrin’s personal collection

Signed Apollo 11 ‘Type 1’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a printed color cachet of the moon landing and a July 20, 1969, Houston, Texas, cancellation, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Cover is also marked along the reverse bottom edge, “BA26.” The cover is lightly affixed to a piece of personal letterhead signed by Buzz Aldrin, which reads, in part: “This Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club postal cover…is one of the ‘insurance covers’ signed by the Apollo 11 crew before our launch on July 16, 1969…The cover displayed above has been in my private collection since 1969 and has an identifier of BA26 written on the reverse side. It was signed by the Apollo 11 crew—Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and myself prior to launch.” In fine, bright condition. The famous insurance covers, produced immediately prior to space missions in order to provide financial security for astronauts’ families in case of disaster, have earned near-legendary status as the ultimate space-related philatelic item and one of the most sought-after formats for astronaut autographs. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: December 19 - January 14





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