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Item 8276 - Apollo 12 Flown Signed Cover Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Sold Price: $25,863.43 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Apollo 12 'Type 1' cover carried to the moon on the Apollo 15 mission, 6.5 x 3.5, numbered 61/87, signed in black felt tip by the full Apollo 12 crew: Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, and Alan Bean. Also signed and flight-certified on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “This envelope was flown to the moon on Apollo 15, Richard F. Gordon, Jr.,” and again initialed and certified above the cachet in black ballpoint, “Flown to the Moon, RG.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of authenticity from Barbara Gordon, as well as a certificate signed by Richard Gordon. These covers were prepared to be carried on the Apollo 12 mission but did not make it due to an oversight; Jim Irwin later carried them on his Apollo 15 mission as a favor to Mrs. Gordon. These 87 were the only Apollo 12 cachet covers to be flown, making them quite scarce and highly desirable.

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