Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    "...I cannot carry your envelope on the Apollo XI space flight."

    Neil Armstrong 1969-Dated Typed Letter Signed Regarding Carrying a Personal Philatelic Item on Apollo 11. A one page letter on NASA letterhead, 8" x 10.5", June 9, 1969, Houston, Texas, to Major Richard C. Randt. Just weeks before the mission, Armstrong turns down a request as follows, in full: "Thank you very much for your letter of May 30th. I appreciate your interest and regret that I cannot carry your envelope on the Apollo XI space flight. Weight and space are always precious commodities in a spacecraft and you can understand why it is not feasible for an astronaut to carry the thousands of articles that people from all over the world request he carry on a mission. However, we have autographed the envelope for you and send our best wishes to you." Signed: "Neil Armstrong". One can only imagine how many similar requests this crew received. Extremely fine condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    18th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 610

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551