DescriptionNeil Armstrong Signed 1969 Christmas Card with Hand-Addressed Envelope, also His 1956 Wedding Invitation. Two unusual and very desirable items originally from the collection of one of Armstrong's personal friends from college days. First is a Christmas card, 4.125" x 6.75" folded dimensions, signed neatly in blue ink: "Neil Armstrong". The transmittal envelope is hand-addressed by Armstrong with his Seabrook Texas address label and postmarked December 17, 1969, from Seabrook. Of course, 1969 was a landmark year in Armstrong's life having been the first man to walk on the moon in July, followed by a world tour. December found him at home remembering old friends with a signed Christmas card. Rare. Fine.
The second item, from the same original source, is an original invitation to the wedding between Janet Shearon and "Mr. Neal [sic] Armstrong on Saturday the twenty-eighth day of January on thousand nine hundred and fifty-six in the Congregational Church Wilmette, Illinois". They had met at Purdue where she was majoring in Home Economics and he in Aeronautical Engineering. The original transmittal envelopes are included. We note the misspelling of his name and the fact that the invitation was actually postmarked several days after the wedding. An interesting memento of the period just after Armstrong's graduation from college. Fine.
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