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    Neil Armstrong and Parents Autograph Collection. Consists of the following items.
    Neil Armstrong Signed White Spacesuit Color Photo. An 8" x 10" NASA lithographed print signed in black felt tip "To Mac & Ace-/ With Warm Regards/ Neil Armstrong/ Apollo 11". This is from the estate of Asa "Ace" Adkins, a World War II Air Force senior pilot and lieutenant colonel. Asa married "Mac," the former Maxine M. McKee, in 1972. Fine condition overall save for a crinkled lower right corner. As is often seen with these photos that have been on display for many years, the signature and inscription are somewhat faded. Still a very desirable item, especially with the added "Apollo 11".
    S. K. Armstrong Document Signed. A 5.25" x 3" postal return receipt boldly signed by Neil Armstrong's father as recipient of a package from M. M. McKee, dated October 6, 1971, and postmarked Wapakoneta, Ohio. It is interesting to note the similarities between this signature and early examples of Neil's signature. Very good condition with uneven left edge.
    Viola L. Armstrong Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5.75" x 7.75", Mrs. Stephen K. Armstrong letterhead, Wapakoneta, Ohio, October 10, 1971, to Maxine McKee (the future "Mac" Adkins), hand-addressed envelope included. A friendly letter thanking Mrs. McKee for a medal that she had sent as well as for a donation to the Neil Armstrong museum, and stating that she would forward her request (likely for this signed photo) to her son. Very fine condition with mailing folds.

    Also included in this lot is a vintage 4" Apollo 11 embroidered mission insignia patch, an obituary on Mr. Adkins, and the 1971 annotated receipt for the purchase of the medal Mrs. McKee sent to Mrs. Armstrong. A seldom-offered grouping, perfect for the serious space autograph collector.


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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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