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    Apollo 11 State Dinner, August 13, 1969: Crew-Signed Souvenir Lunar Replica Plaque with Neil and Janet's Presidential Invitations and Parking Pass, Directly from The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A 7.5" x 5.5" replica of the famous plaque left on the surface of the moon attached to the Lunar Module Eagle bearing the iconic phrase: "We came in peace for all mankind." This one has the added engraving at the bottom: "President's Dinner Honoring Apollo 11 Astronauts/ August 13, 1969" as given to the attendees of that dinner. It was boldly signed along the bottom of the plaque that night in black felt tip: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin". On August 13th the crew of Apollo 11 was feted with ticker tape parades in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. That evening, they attended this State Dinner with President Nixon and numerous congressmen, governors, and ambassadors from around the world, as well as their fellow astronauts, where they were presented Presidential Medals of Freedom. Also included with this incredible item are:
    Original Presidential Invitation: A 6.25" x 4.25" engraved invitation on cardstock with the presidential seal at top, "The President and Mrs. Nixon request the pleasure of your company...".
    Personal Invitation: A 4" x 2.5" card with a handwritten "Mr. and Mrs. Neil A. Armstrong", to be presented at the Century Plaza Hotel the evening of the event.
    Parking Credentials: A yellow 5" x 4" sheet for Display on windshield of car, "Presidential Party/ Apollo XI Dinner".

    We feel that this is one of the finest lots to be offered from this collection. This event was an unprecedented celebration of this landmark mission of exploration and this particular grouping was kept by the family for essentially fifty years before being made available now to some lucky collector. Its display potential is enormous. Sealed in numbered archival holders, CAG 1002106-013, 1002106-024, 1002106-025, & 1000145-017. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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