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    Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Type II Insurance Cover Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. These three bold signatures, "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin", all in blue felt-tip, are neatly placed on a cacheted launch cover, 6.5" x 3.625" in size, featuring the "Apollo 8" U.S. stamp (Scott #1371). It was pictorially cancelled on the day of launch, July 16, 1969, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cachet features the Apollo 11 mission insignia of an eagle landing on the lunar surface, the second of three different cachets known for these covers. Fine condition with a bit of crinkling at right and a minor tear at the lower right corner, well away from the signatures.

    Insurance covers were a tradition that started with Apollo 11. The astronauts would all sign a certain quantity of these covers to be left on Earth as a contingency against their failing to return safely from the moon. In the case of a tragedy, the covers would be sold with the proceeds benefiting their families, not unlike an insurance policy.

    A signed letter from the consignor will be included with this lot; it explains that this cover as well as an Apollo 11 Robbins medallion (also in this auction) was given to his late sister-in-law by Aldrin in the late 1970s.


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    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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