Auction 403 / Lot n° 478

[UNITED STATES] 1969 (Aug. 11) Cosmogram, one of the 214 carried into space by the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission, which first allowed a man to set foot on the moon. The envelope was part of the "Personal Preference Kit" of "Buzz" Aldrin, a small bag in which the astronauts were permitted to carry personal effects. The document, after traveling in space for eight days, returned to Earth and underwent, as evidenced by the stamp on three lines affixed at the "Lunar receiving laboratory" in Houston, Texas, the same quarantine procedure to which the astronauts were subjected. At the end of the quarantine period, which lasted 21 days, on August 11 the envelope was cancelled by the post office in Webster, Texas, and signed by the three astronauts that were part of the mission: Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon), Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Handwritten Inscription at the top "A-72 Carried to the Moon on Apollo 11". Exceptional historical document stamp, witness of one of the most important achievements of humanity. Cert. Bolaffi, En. Diena Cover.....(N.72/214)

Auction: 14 November 2017 at 15:30

Estimate € 15,000 - 18,000

Sold € 18,000