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Item 265 - Apollo 15 Flown ‘Orville Wright’ Signed Cover Catalog 451 (Apr 2015)

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Sold Price: $24,959.38 (includes buyer's premium)

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One-of-a-kind flown early airmail cover carried on the Apollo 15 mission, 6.5 x 3.5, with a stamped cachet commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Wright Bros. first flight and cancellation of December 17, 1928, signed on the cachet in fountain pen by Orville Wright. Some soiling to the right side, otherwise fine condition. This Orville Wright signed cover is well established as having been carried on Apollo 15 for a friend (Mr. Forrest E. Cook) by Command Module Pilot Al Worden. The cover was originally sold at auction in 2007 and is accompanied by corresponding paperwork confirming provenance, including a signed letter to Mr. Cook from Al Worden on NASA letterhead, reading: "This letter is to certify that I carried for you one commemorative cover honoring the Wright Brothers first flight and signed by Orville Wright aboard the command module 'Endeavour' during Apollo 15 flight to the moon 26 July - 7 August 1971." An incredible association connecting manned spaceflight with its origin and the missing link for the flown Apollo cover completest. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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