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    Apollo 11 First Day Cover, Signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Richard Gordon. Wonderful First Day Cover issued by the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club, featuring a full-color cachet of astronauts walking on the Moon. Signed by all three Apollo 11 astronauts on the front, and signed by Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon on verso. Accompanied by a one-page handwritten description of the cover by Richard Gordon, command module pilot for Apollo 12. Description is penned on a sheet of Apollo XII letterhead and reads in part: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 11 cover is authentically signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The cover can be further identified by the two postal cancellations: 'Moon Landing July 20, 1969, USA' and 'Washington DC, Sep 9, 1969. The cover... features a beautiful color cachet by famous cartoonist Milton Caniff, depicting the first men at work on the Moon. On the reverse of the cover is a black and white Apollo 11 insignia on the flap and below is a black and white photo of the 'For all mankind...' plaque left on the lunar surface." Both the FDC and Gordon's handwritten description are in very fine condition, suitable for framing and prominent display! From the collection of Richard Gordon.

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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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