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    Flown to the moon then held in quarantine with the crew

    Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type One" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered NA-8 and Certified by Neil Armstrong, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A color-cacheted "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club Official Commemorative Cover of the First Manned Lunar Exploration" signed in bold blue felt tip: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin" to the right of the cachet. Armstrong has signed at upper left: "Carried to the Moon on Apollo 11" and numbered it "NA-8". This cover flew to the moon on one of mankind's greatest adventures, the first manned lunar landing mission. Affixed to the cover is a 6¢ "Flag" stamp ("Use Zip Codes" in selvage) with an August 11, 1969, cancellation at Webster, Texas. Stamped beneath the cancellation is the text: "Delayed In Quarantine At/ Lunar Receiving Laboratory/ M.S.C. - Houston, Texas". Apollo 11 splashed down on earth on July 24 at which point, the equipment, and astronauts from the spacecraft were quarantined. As soon as this cover was released, it was taken to the nearest post office for cancellation. This is the ultimate for any collector of space philately. Excellent. Sealed in a numbered archival sleeve, CAG 1000700-002. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Space historian Howard Weinberger has done extensive research on these Apollo 11 flown covers and comments on their collectibility: "...the flown covers really do exemplify the ideal rarity because they incorporate all of the desired elements: the commemorative aspect, the flown status, the quarantine time, the crew signatures and the scarcity of only 214 having existed."

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    July, 2019
    16th-18th Tuesday-Thursday
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