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    Apollo 17 Crew-Signed Official Launch Cover Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Ron Evans. This 6.5" x 3.625" "Official Commemorative Cover" was issued by the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. It is postmarked with a pictorial cancellation from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, December 7, 1972 (launch date), and bears a "United States in Space" 8¢ stamp (Scott #1434). The cachet bears the mission insignia in bright colors. It is signed on the front around the insignia: "Ron Evans", "Harrison H. Schmitt", and "Gene Cernan". "Pam Evans" (his sister-in-law) is written in the address area by Ron Evans. Apollo 17 was the last manned lunar landing mission. Extremely fine condition.

    This lot also includes two identical 1973 special cancellation stamp show covers with illustrated cachets reading, in part: "Graplex 73 Sponsored by Topeka Stamp Club Honoring Ron Evans, Topeka's Astronaut..." Each hand-stamped cancellation has an image of Evans and is dated October 28, 1973. Very good condition with some crinkling.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Jay Evans (Ron Evans' brother) stating: "I hereby certify that the crew-signed Apollo 17 Launch Cover that accompanies this letter was given to me by my brother Ron Evans, Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot, from his personal collection of space memorabilia. It has been in my possession since I received it from him."


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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