Dutch FDC, 7.5 x 3.75, with a cachet honoring the first men in space, postmarked July 3, 1961, signed in black ink by Shepard, “Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,” and in blue ballpoint by Yuri Gagarin. In fine condition. Accompanied by three small photos taken at the time of the Gagarin signing, with a caption adding that the cosmonaut signed during a layover in Curacao, on July 28, 1961. According to the consignor, item 6029 in this catalog was also signed on the same day by Gagarin.
Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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