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cosmos-walter
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posted 12-30-2014 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody of you know whether Neil Armstrong marked or numbered his flown covers? Did anybody ever see one of them? Any idea, where they may be now?

I also wonder whether Neil Armstrong did a trial cancellation of the Apollo 11 Moon postmark for himself. Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins got one each.

Tallpaul
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posted 12-30-2014 06:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was an unflown cover in the recent Astronaut Scholarship Foundation auction that had provenance to the Armstrong family. I believe it was the first cover of any type, flown or unflown, offered by the Armstrong family. Others on the this site should have more definitive information.

cosmos-walter
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posted 12-30-2014 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, thank you very much for this hint. I asked my questions to ASF Executive Director. Hopefully, she will pass it to Rick Armstrong.

rarmstrong
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posted 12-30-2014 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rarmstrong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In answer to the question about the flown Armstrong covers, yes they are numbered.

Regarding the practice cancellation (which was done on the back of a flight plan page), yes there is one.

Hope that helps, Rick

alanh_7
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posted 12-30-2014 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick a few of us were discussing the ASF cover that was donated. To our knowledge that was the first and only letter cover from your family collection to come available anywhere. Is that correct?

rarmstrong
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posted 12-30-2014 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rarmstrong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To the best of my knowledge, yes.

cosmos-walter
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posted 12-31-2014 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, thank you very much for quick information.

Buzz Aldrin numbered his flown covers EEA-1 to EEA-52 and A-58 to A-104. We do not know what is between. Michael Collins remarked on his flown covers "Carried to the Moon aboard Apollo 11". He numbered them with C-1 to C-63 on the picture of earth. In which way did it your father?

rarmstrong
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posted 12-31-2014 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rarmstrong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't recall exactly, will have to get back to you on that.

cosmos-walter
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posted 01-20-2016 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, did you already have time to look how your father numbered his covers flown to the moon?

Are most of them covers from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club as are most insurance covers as well as most moon-flown covers from Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins?

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posted 02-18-2016 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rarmstrong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry for the late reply - he used "NA-x" (where x is the number) in the upper left corner.

cosmos-walter
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posted 02-19-2016 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, Thank you very much. Your answer comes right. I am finalizing my catalogue in February.

Space-it
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posted 04-24-2018 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space-it   Click Here to Email Space-it     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anybody ever see a "NA-X" cover, and what else was added? Would it be possible to see one of them?

cvrlvr99
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posted 05-03-2018 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cvrlvr99   Click Here to Email cvrlvr99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In answer to the question as to whether anyone has ever seen one, the only one that I've ever seen was long ago in an exhibit by Ben Ramkissoon. Not many of us could afford one of these.

cosmos-walter
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posted 05-04-2018 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ray, I thought Neil Armstrong never parted with any of his flown covers or unflown insurance covers.

yeknom-ecaps
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posted 05-04-2018 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter - Ben's cover was not a Neil Armstrong cover but one from Buzz Aldrin.

Space-it
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posted 05-07-2018 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space-it   Click Here to Email Space-it     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be nice to have a picture in the new book I'm finalizing (see here), in which also there is a full chapter on the "philatelic aspects of Apollo 11."

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posted 05-07-2018 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$18,251 was the winning bid, I believe.

Space-it
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posted 05-08-2018 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space-it   Click Here to Email Space-it     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the link. What I was referring to is a flown cover, which — according to what has been clarified by Rick Armstrong — was numbered in the upper left corner as "NA-x". It seems they have never been publicly seen.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-11-2018 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is not for reproduction (hence the cS watermark) and the serial number has been blurred at the owner's request, but for reference, here is a (first) look at a Neil Armstrong notated and numbered flown cover from Apollo 11:

Space-it
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posted 05-13-2018 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space-it   Click Here to Email Space-it     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you!

This is the first time I ever see such a cover and I think this is also the first time a flown cover from the Armstrong family is shown in public.

thisismills
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posted 07-19-2018 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The upcoming November Heritage auction includes one of these covers, #28 specifically, encapsulated in a special Armstrong family collection holder.

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