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From: Santa Monica, CA
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posted 11-06-2017 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lagazza   Click Here to Email Lagazza     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A recent post got me wondering about this Apollo 8 first day cover. It's signed by Bill Anders. Also includes the Anders Family "Christmas Letter."

Ken Havekotte

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posted 11-06-2017 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At last, one of my favorite vintage signatures of Bill Anders! It's authentic in every way and was pre-launch signed by the Apollo 8 crewman. That's even his hand-writing on the cover's address.

I've got one of the exact same 1968 Anders Family Christmas newsletters along with several similar signed Apollo 8 postal covers that came with it.

Apparently Anders addressed and signed several Apollo 8 postal covers as depicted here to friends and family members before his moon-bound voyage on Dec. 21, 1968.

By the way, did anyone notice the cachet type of this Apollo 8 launch day cover?
It's a Heritage Crafts printed cachet cover that the crew acquired in their astronaut quarters while at KSC before launch! Another story huh?

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