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    Apollo 15 Crew-Signed Insurance Cover Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Al Worden, Signed and Certified Twice, with Signed LOA. A 6.5" x 3.625" envelope, postmarked July 26, 1971, with a pictorial NASA cancellation from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 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". Underneath the flap, Worden has signed: "From My Personal Collection/ Al Worden/ Apollo 15 CMP/ #31". He has also signed on the verso: "Insurance Cover from my Collection/ Al Worden/ Apollo 15 CMP ". The original stiffening card is included, printed both sides with mission data. Extremely fine condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Al Worden" 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 31, included with this letter is an Apollo 15 insurance cover. It has been in my possession since the Apollo 15 flight in 1971. The NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club in Houston, Texas provided these covers to our crew. They were signed by us before the flight, stamped, postmarked on the day of the launch, then held by our families during our flight. The purpose of these covers was to provide each crewmember's family with a type of insurance in the event that we did not return. There was no other insurance available to our crew because of the risk of flights to the moon."


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    May, 2012
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