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DescriptionApollo 15: Set of Four Cygnus Event Covers for the Fourth Lunar Landing Mission Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. All have elaborate color cachets on Airmail envelopes and are cancelled at Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral, as follows.
July 26, 1971: "We Have Liftoff!"
July 30, 1971: "Falcon is on the Plain at Hadley"
August 4, 1971: "Sub-Satellite Launch"
August 7, 1971: "Aloha from the USS Okinawa"
A very nice set of covers. All are signed on the verso "To Neil Armstrong with My Best Regards Charles R. Riser". Riser gained some notoriety as a forger of Mercury launch covers but these are absolutely authentic. Sealed in numbered archival holders, CAG 1002335-017, 1002335-018, 1002335-019, & 1002335-020. This lot will include Statements of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.
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