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    Houston 1965 Bill Dana Day Proclamation Gifted and Inscribed to Neil Armstrong, in Framed Display, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with Photo Certificate. A one-page, 10" x 16.5" sight size, humorous signed proclamation issued by Houston mayor Louie Welch proclaiming January 23, 1965, as "BILL DANA DAY" and urging "all citizens to join in the public acclaim for this intrepid leader of the space exploration efforts." At the bottom right is written: "To/ Neil Armstrong/ All-American friend/ with respect/ Bill Dana". Framed to an overall 11.5" x 18". A few chips in the frame, certificate excellent. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Bill Dana, maybe better known as José Jiménez, became a friend early on of the Mercury Seven astronauts, forming a strong connection to the space program that lasted more than fifty years. Dana served on the advisory board of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and was on the Nominations Committee of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. José is acknowledged in The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and enshrined at the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame at Titusville, Florida.

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    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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