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    Ex. Richard Gordon

    Apollo 15 Flown Crew-Signed Limited Edition Apollo 12 Cover Originally from the Collection of Apollo 12 Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon, Signed and Certified, with COA. philatelic cover bearing the mission insignia with Navy wings by Bishop, the 6¢ flag stamp cancelled at Houston on December 10, 1969 (the day the crew left quarantine). It is boldly signed in black felt tip: "Charles Conrad Jr", "Dick Gordon", and "Alan L Bean". Gordon has written "Flown To The Moon RG" at top left, and "20 of 87" at bottom left. He has certified on the verso: "This envelope was flown/ to the moon on Apollo 15/ Richard F. Gordon Jr". Inside is a printed card to match the cover with the text: "The Accompanying Cover/ is # 20 of 87/ Carried to the Moon." It is signed and dated: "Richard F. Gordon Jr/ 9-20-80". Seldom offered. Excellent.

    This is one of the little-known philatelic-related stories of the Apollo missions. Richard Gordon prepared eighty-seven mission insignia covers (identical to the Type I insurance covers) to take on the flight with him but they were left behind. As a personal favor to Apollo 15 back-up Commander Gordon, Jim Irwin volunteered to carry them to the moon on Apollo 15. Thus, they finally did make it to the moon and back and are a treasured rarity to the few lucky collectors who own one.


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