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    Apollo 7 Crew-Signed Launch Cover and Two Rocket-Flown Signed Postcards. An interesting collection of four philatelic items related to the first manned Apollo mission launch, as follows:
    (1) A launch cover with a mission insignia pasted-on cachet, bearing a machine pictorial cancellation from Kennedy Space Center on October 11, 1968. Signed by the crew: "Wally Schirra" (1923-2007), "Donn Eisele" (1930-1987), and "Walt Cunningham". There is an autopen signature of Wernher von Braun at upper left.
    (2) A launch cover with an Orbit Covers cachet, cancelled at Cape Canaveral on October 11, 1968. Signed "Donn Eisele".
    (3)
    An airmail Apollo 7 launch Rocketpost postcard with stamped notations that it was: "Flown in Rocket 1/ The Walter M. Schirra/ At Pyramid Lake, Nevada/ To Honor The First Manned Apollo Flight". Cancelled at Nixon, Nevada, on October 11, 1968. Signed: "W M Schirra Jr".
    (4) Same as the previous item except that it was: "Flown in Rocket 2/ The Donn F. Eisele...". Signed: "Donn Eisele".
    All are in excellent condition.


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    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
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