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    First mission to utilize "insurance" covers

    Apollo 11 Crew-Signed "Type Three" Insurance Cover with Mission Insignia Cachet, Originally from the Personal Collection of Buzz Aldrin. A philatelic cover with the "Apollo 8" 6ยข stamp (Scott #1371) affixed bearing a pictorial machine cancellation from Kennedy Space Center dated July 16, 1969, the day that Apollo 11 was launched. The cachet is a color mission insignia with no added text. To the right are the neat blue felt tip signatures: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins" and "Buzz Aldrin". This was purchased from Buzz Aldrin on the fifth anniversary of the mission in 1974. In this auction's Internet Session is a Return to Earth book signed by Aldrin for the same collector and at the same time. Excellent.

    Apollo 11 was the first flight in which insurance covers were utilized. They were produced for the crew to sign together before their launch to the moon, and then leave behind with their families as a form of insurance that could be sold should they fail to return. This is one of three "types" of Apollo 11 covers.

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    November, 2017
    10th Friday
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