Signed by the original crew.Apollo 13 Crew-Signed "Type One" Insurance Cover Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. This cover features a color cachet of the mission insignia at left with "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club" printed above, and "Official Commemorative Cover" below. To the right are the bold signatures of the original crew: "James Lovell", "Ken Mattingly", and "Fred Haise". It bears a pictorial machine cancellation from Kennedy Space Center, dated April 11, 1970 (launch date) completely above a 6¢ Flag stamp. At the last minute, Ken Mattingly was pulled from the mission because of his exposure to German measles. Lovell has signed on the verso: "Original insurance cover from my personal/ collection/ James Lovell/ CDR Apollo 13". Seldom offered. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "This Apollo 13 first day insurance cover was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."
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