Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert Taft, Jr. 1971-Dated Typed Letter Signed to Neil Armstrong Regarding Him Joining the University of Cincinnati Faculty, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. A one page letter on United States Senate letterhead, 8" x 10.5", to Neil Armstrong at his NASA office in Washington, D.C. It reads, in full:

    "September 7, 1971

    "Mr. Neil Armstrong, Deputy Associate Administrator
    'Aeronautics' Office of Advance Technology
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Washington, D.C. 20546

    "Dear Neil:

    "I was delighted to learn of your decision to join the faculty of the University of Cincinnati and I want to extend my congratulations and best wishes.

    "If my office can be of any assistance in connection with your move to Cincinnati or your duties here, please don't hesitate to call on us. I have an office at Room 754 in the Post Office Building with staff members who would be glad to help.

    "I hope to see you soon after you get settled.

    "Sincerely,
    [signed] Bob Taft Jr
    Robert Taft, Jr."

    Taft was the grandson of President William Howard Taft and served for many years as a Republican Congressman and later Senator from Ohio. Three-hole punched, flattened folds. Fine, sealed in a numbered archival holder. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Learn more about Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG).


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 26
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 424

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 41 days left to consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424