From: Fairfax, VA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007
posted 11-11-2012 08:16 AM
Around the time of Apollo 11, the Chamber of Commerce of Neil Armstrong's hometown (Wapakoneta, OH) commissioned three works by local artist Richard Chadwick. One showed Armstrong preparing for the mission, another showed Armstrong and his parents, and the third was an adaptation of his famous White Spacesuit portrait.
This art is mentioned in this cS thread, along with the fact that the Armstrong Air and Space Museum "used to sell a larger than normal black and white postcard" of the WSS portrait.
This is one of those 5"x7" postcards, clearly signed by Armstrong in black ink. Along with it comes a very nice 1"x5" metal plaque I bought, reading:Neil Armstrong
Apollo 11 July 20, 1969
First Man to Walk on the Moon
and then the Apollo 11 emblem.
The plaque would fit perfectly under the signed picture when framed, and then to the side (if I may suggest) could be an 8"x10" print of your favorite Apollo 11 photograph.
The back of the postcard has a sweet message written to a six-year-old "Jimmy" from "Grandma and Grandpa", saying that in a few years he'll be reading about this man, and mentioning that Sheryl's girlfriend had her uncle Neil Armstrong autograph the postcard. (The writing does not show through to the front.)
Longtime collectors know that before he retired last year, Scott Cornish was the most respected figure when it came to providing opinions on the authenticity of autographs. This signed picture comes with a handsigned Cornish Autograph Opinion.
The lower left of the picture has a half-inch crease and a wrinkle that can only be seen when it is held at just the right (or wrong) angle.
As you can see by recent examples here and here, I am pricing this at less than half (or even one-fifth(!) of what standard Armstrong WSS lithos are selling for now.
$1750, payable by PayPal.