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Item 6364 - Michael Collins’s Flown Apollo 11 Cover Catalog 474 (Apr 2016)

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Sold Price: $59,215.28 (includes buyer's premium)

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Incredible flown Apollo 11 ‘Type 1’ insurance cover, 6.5 x 3.5, with a color cachet of the moon landing and an August 11, 1969, Webster, Texas, quarantine cancellation, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and in blue ballpoint by Michael Collins. Also flight-certified in the upper left by Collins, “Carried to the Moon aboard Apollo 11.” Includes an ALS by Collins also certifying the piece, one page, 8.5 x 11, in full: “I hereby certify that the accompanying Apollo XI official commemorative cover, numbered C-56 within the earth image, further identified with the August 11, 1969 Webster, TX postmark, the Lunar Receiving Laboratory quarantine stamp and the original signatures of the crew, is one of my 63 covers that flew to the moon with me aboard the mission July 16–24, 1969.” In fine condition. Immediately following the Apollo 11 splashdown on July 24, 1969, the crew, along with their equipment and belongings, were quarantined until August 11, the day flown covers were first capable of being postmarked at the Webster post office. As Apollo 11 is the most popular lunar mission, flown and fully signed items—particularly those with provenance direct from the mission’s CMP—are of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.

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