Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 585
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ASTRONAUTS--APOLLO.) Two first day covers, each signed by the entire prime crew: Apollo 14 * Apollo 16. The first, commemorating the arrival of the Apollo 14 crew at Ellington A.F.B. on February 12, 1971, which is the date of the cancellation postmark. The cachet, showing the prime crew aboard the U.S.S. New Orleans. The second, commemorating the Apollo 16 mission, issued by the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club. Cancelled on the date of the command module splashdown: April 27, 1972. The cachet, showing the mission emblem. Each oblong 12mo. Np, nd

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Apollo 14: Alan B. Shepard, Jr. ("Alan Shepard") Stuart A. Roosa ("Stu A Roosa") Edgar D. Mitchell ("Ed Mitchell").
Apollo 16: John W. Young ("John Young") Thomas K. Mattingly II ("Ken Mattingly") Charles M. Duke, Jr. ("Charlie Duke").
From the files of Anatole Forostenko, Chief Russian Language Instructor-Interpreter during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission.