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    Ex. Al Worden

    Apollo 15 Crew-Signed Insurance Cover Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Al Worden, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A philatelic cover, postmarked July 26, 1971, with a pictorial NASA cancellation from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, over an 8¢ "Antarctic Treaty" stamp. At left is a color cachet of the mission insignia with "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club" printed above and "Official Commemorative Cover" below. The three crewmembers have boldly signed beneath the cachet: "Dave Scott", " Al Worden", and " Jim Irwin". On the verso, Worden has signed in black ink: " #166/ Insurance Cover from my/ Personal Collection/ Al Worden/ Apollo 15 CMP". The original stiffening card is included, printed both sides with mission data. Very fine.

    Included with this lot is a signed Certificate of Authenticity on his letterhead that gives a precise explanation of the history and purpose of these insurance covers. It states (in part): "I hereby certify that the commemorative postal cover number 166, included with this letter was an Apollo 15 insurance cover. It has been in my possession since the flight in 1971. The NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club in Houston, Texas provided these covers to our crew... The purpose of these covers was to provide each crewmember's family a type of insurance in the event that we did not return. There was no other insurance available to the crews because of the risk of flights to the moon..."


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