[APOLLO 11]. BUZZ ALDRIN'S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM COVER
15,000 - 20,000 USD
DIRECTLY FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE PILOT BUZZ ALDRIN
FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11
BUZZ ALDRIN'S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM COVER
FLOWN color-cacheted Apollo 11 Mission Emblem cover, 6 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches, with 6 cent United States Flag stamp, cancellation stamp dated August 11, 1969 at Webster, Texas. Below cancellation is stamped: "Delayed in Quarantine at Lunar Receiving Laboratory. M.S.C. - Houston, Texas". Written at upper left, in Aldrin's hand: "EEA-23/ CARRIED TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11". SIGNED BY: NEIL ARMSTRONG, BUZZ ALDRIN, and MICHAEL COLLINS. Additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on flap: "FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. BUZZ ALDRIN. APOLLO XI LMP". With a Typed Letter Signed from BUZZ ALDRIN.
FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11 AND SIGNED BY THE FULL CREW, NUMBER EEA-23 FROM ALDRIN'S PERSONAL COLLECTION.
Buzz Aldrin's letter reads, in part: "This Apollo 11 Mission Emblem commemorative postal cover was carried to the Moon during July 16-24, 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission. The lunar module Eagle made the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969.
The cover has been in my private collection since 1969 and was signed by the Apollo 11 crew, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and myself. I have written on the cover that is was "Carried to the Moon on Apollo 11" and added my initials "EEA" with the number 23, which is a serial number for this group of covers from my personal collection. As noted on the reverse of the cover, it is from my personal collection."