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    Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type Three" Quarantine Cover, Hand-numbered "N-28" and Certified by Neil Armstrong, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty.




    A philatelic cover with a color mission insignia cachet signed in bold blue felt tip: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin" to the right of the cachet. Armstrong has signed at upper left: "Carried to the Moon on Apollo 11" and numbered it "NA-28". This cover flew to the moon on one of mankind's greatest adventures, the first manned lunar landing mission. Affixed to the cover is a 6¢ Flag stamp (Scott #1338) with an August 11, 1969, cancellation at Webster, Texas. Stamped beneath the cancellation is the text: "Delayed In Quarantine At/ Lunar Receiving Laboratory/ M.S.C. - Houston, Texas". Apollo 11 splashed down on earth on July 24 at which point, the equipment, and astronauts from the spacecraft were quarantined. As soon as this cover was released, it was taken to the nearest post office for cancellation. This is the first "Type Three" cover Heritage has had the privilege to offer; these are obviously much rarer than the "Type One" versions. And, it comes from Mission Commander Neil Armstrong. Excellent, sealed in a numbered archival sleeve. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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