POSTAL COVER TAKEN TO THE MOONAPOLLO 11.
Flown postal cover, postmarked at Webster, TX, August 11, 1969. 3½ x 6½ inches. Featuring color-printed cachet of the crew on the lunar surface. Hand-stamp reading "Delayed in quarantine at Lunar Receiving Laboratory, M.S.C.Houston, Texas."
FLOWN TO LUNAR ORBIT ON THE FIRST MANNED MOON LANDING. The Apollo 11 crew carried a limited number of postal covers on their mission. When returned to Earth, the covers, along with the astronauts, went into quarantine as a precaution against any contamination from lunar exposure.
SIGNED by NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS and BUZZ ALDRIN, additionally INSCRIBED at the upper margin by Collins "Carried aboard the Moon Spacecraft Apollo 11," and accompanied by a manuscript note by Collins reading in full: "I hereby certify that the attached Manned Spacrcraft Center Stamp Club cover, numbered by me as C-55, was flown to the Moon in July 1969 in my personal preference kit, and has been in my possession ever since. Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP, 23 Jan. 2013."