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    Apollo 16 Command Module Flown Hand-Painted Postal Cover Signed by Charles Duke. This cover (one of only three in existence) has an original painting cachet of the lunar module on the lunar surface. It was carried by Charles Duke, Jr. in his CM-PPK (Personal Preference Kit) aboard the Command Module Casper. It remained there for the five-day stay in lunar orbit, April 19-24, 1972. Signed on both the front and back, the cover is postmarked on the launch date of April 16, 1972. The color painting has "WRH '72 #6" in the lower left corner. Written on the back is: "I certify that this cover is one of three hand painted covers that was flown to the moon aboard the Apollo 16 Command Module in my personal PPK. Charlie Duke". The cover is 6.5" x 3.5". From the collection of Charles M. Duke, Jr., who has included a handwritten and signed Letter of Certification verifying its provenance.

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    March, 2008
    25th Tuesday
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