Lot #655
Neil Armstrong Signature

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Estimate: $800+

Description

Crisp ballpoint signature, "Neil Armstrong,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3.5 envelope. Framed with a Greater Cincinnati International Airport commemorative cover and an invitation to the dedication of the airport's new facility on December 15, 1978, to an overall size of 11 x 9. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: "In December of 1978 I was working as a marketing/sales consultant for the Hamilton Journal News a local daily newspaper. I was asked to help in the marketing dept. of the Cincinnati International Airport in conjunction with the newspaper to develop advertising and marketing material for the upcoming dedication of the new…charter facility to be opened in on December 15 of 1978. After attending the opening ceremony, I was able to meet Mr. Armstrong while mingling with guests at the party afterwards. At the time, Mr. Armstrong was a current member of the board of directors of the Cincinnati International Airport. I approached Mr. Armstrong with my invitation to the event and asked if he would sign his autograph. With a rather stern look on his face he quickly said 'No.' I apologized, told him I was sorry to have bothered him but the autograph was not for me but for my wife who is a school teacher and wanted it to show her 8th grade science class students to any potential future astronauts. He took the invitation, quickly signed, handed it back without a word being said. I thanked him and walked away."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #612 - Ended July 14, 2021





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