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    Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Type III Insurance Cover Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Signed and Certified. This "NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club Official Commemorative Cover First Manned Lunar Exploration" with a color cachet, 6.5" x 3.625", has an "Apollo 8" 8ยข U.S. stamp affixed and canceled July 20, 1969 (the date of the moon landing), at Houston, Texas. It features the crew's bold signatures: "Neil Armstrong", "Michael Collins", and "Buzz Aldrin", all in blue felt tip to the right of the cachet. This is the third of three different designs known for these insurance covers, a tradition that began with this flight. The astronauts would all sign a certain quantity of these covers to be left on Earth as a contingency against their failing to return safely from the moon. In the case of a tragedy, the covers would be sold with the proceeds benefiting their families, not unlike an insurance policy. Collins has signed on the verso: "This 'Insurance' Cover/ is from my personal collection./ Michael Collins 1-24-11". Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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