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    Ex. Buzz Aldrin

    Apollo 11 Crew-Signed "Type Three" Insurance Cover with Mission Insignia Cachet, Presented by Buzz Aldrin to a Family Member along with a Launch Postcard Signed by Aldrin. A philatelic cover with the "Apollo 8" 6¢ 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 presented to one of his in-laws soon after the mission. Extremely light soiling, very fine. Also, a color postcard cancelled the same way, signed in black felt tip: "Buzz/ Apollo 11". Very good.

    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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    June
    5th Friday 10:50 am CT
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