LIFE INSURANCE FOR THE APOLLO 11 FAMILIES – A CREW SIGNED LAUNCH POSTAL COVER
Lot 1169
CREW-SIGNED LAUNCH POSTAL COVER. LIFE INSURANCE FOR THE APOLLO 11 FAMILIES.
US$ 7,000 - 9,000
£4,200 - 5,400
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CREW-SIGNED LAUNCH POSTAL COVER.
LIFE INSURANCE FOR THE APOLLO 11 FAMILIES.
Apollo 11 Life Insurance Cover measuring approximately 4 x 6 inches, with a color crew emblem cachet. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) postmark of July 16, 1969, the launch date for Apollo 11. Numbered on the verso by Aldrin with his identifier number "BA10." The envelope is displayed between paragraphs of a Typed Signed Letter by BUZZ ALDRIN.

SIGNED by NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS, and BUZZ ALDRIN prior to their Apollo 11 flight.
With BUZZ ALDRIN'S provenance letter describing the history of this envelope. In brief: "This postal cover with the Apollo 11 emblem cachet is one of the 'insurance covers' signed by the Apollo 11 crew prior to our launch in July 1969.... The cover was postmarked on the launch day of Apollo 11 at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. Four days later, on July 20, Neil Armstrong and I became the first humans to land and walk on another celestial body - the Moon."
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