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    Rare Signed Apollo 11 Moon-Landing "Insurance Cover"

    Apollo 11 Signed Insurance Cover, 6.5" x 3.5". Apollo 8 six-cent stamp affixed postmarked Houston, Texas, July 20, 1969, the day Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Signed "Neil Armstrong," "Michael Collins," and "Buzz Aldrin." Affixed with transparent picture corners to an 8.5" x 11" page headed: "An Official Apollo 11 Insurance Cover/- from the Buzz Aldrin Family Space Collection - " From the text printed on this page, in part, "Prior to Apollo 11's launch, crew members Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were presented with special Apollo 11 postal covers by the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. The covers were produced for the crew to sign together in pre-flight quarantine, shortly before launch to the Moon, and then leave behind with their families as a form of insurance that could be sold should they fail to return. In the pre-launch hours, the crew signed the covers and gave them to a trusted emissary. Some of the covers were then postmarked at the Cape on July 16, 1969, the day of launch, with the remainder postmarked in Houston on July 20, 1969, the day of the landing..." This most desirable moon landing cover, from Buzz Aldrin's collection, is in excellent condition.

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    September, 2007
    20th Thursday
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