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    Apollo 11 Crew-Signed "Type One" Insurance Cover. A philatelic cover with the "Apollo 8" 6¢ stamp (Scott #1371) affixed, machine canceled (completely off the stamp) at Houston, Texas, on July 20, 1969, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The color cachet features the text: "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club Official Commemorative Cover First Manned Lunar Exploration" above a colorful moon scene. It is signed to the right in blue felt tip: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin". The cancellation affects the top portion of Armstrong's signature. Since flying to the moon was considered a "high risk" activity by insurance companies, the astronauts would sign a quantity of these covers pre-flight to be left behind for family members to sell in case of a tragic accident. Apollo 11 was the first mission that made use of these covers. Excellent condition. From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.

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    April, 2013
    18th Thursday
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