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    President Richard Nixon: Western Union Telegram to Neil Armstrong upon His Wapakoneta Homecoming Celebration Directly from The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. An 8.5" x 7" Western Union telegram dated September 5 (1969) from President Nixon expressing heartfelt admiration for Armstrong and his feat. It reads in full, as sent:

    "LM1 CT WA029 GOVT NL PDB WUX THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC SEPT 5 ASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG, CARE FRED FISHER

    "CHAIRMAN VIP COMMITTEE NEIL ARMSTRONG HOMECOMING CELEBRATION WAPAKONETA OHIO

    "FOLLOWING TELEGRAM RELAYED TO THE WHITE HOUSE FROM SAN CLEMENTE CALIF • BY YOUR FEAT, YOU HAVE MADE YOUR HOMETOWN THE EVXXX ENVY OF THE NATION • FOR I CANNOT THINK OF AN AMERICAN CITY THAT WOULD NOT COVET YOU AS ITS NATIVE S ON • AS WAPAKONETA EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR THE DISTINCTION YOU BRING TO ITS CITIZENS, ALL AMERICANS AND FREE MEN EVERYWHERE, JOIN IN PROUD RECOGNITION OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A MEMBER OF THAT APOLLO 11 MISSION. MY WARMEST GREETINGS TO OUT TO YOUR AND YOU HAVE MY VERY BEST WHISHES ALWAYS

    "RICHARD NIXON"

    A unique addition to any Apollo collection. Toned with flattened folds, fine. Sealed in a numbered archival sleeve, CAG 1000103-001. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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