Highly desirable uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Armstrong in his white space suit, boldly signed in black felt tip. In fine to very fine condition, with an extremely trivial ding to the lower left corner tip. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting, and this is an especially fine example. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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Very nice uninscribed official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph (‘worm’ logo) of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a light diagonal crease to lower left corner. One of space collecting’s most valued prizes. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Extremely rare personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Armstrong, “Neil A. Armstrong,” payable to Lorian Trust for $2500.00, June 30, 1987. Pencil notation by Armstrong on the memo line reads, “All Interest.” In very fine condition. In 1973, Armstrong was president of Lorian, Inc., a business in Lebanon, Ohio, where he lived at the time. Virtually unobtainable, this is just the third Armstrong check we have offered in over 30 years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
DS, signed twice, “N. A. Armstrong,” one page, 8 x 12.75, June 25, 1964. NASA Aircraft Clearance form for Armstrong and co-pilot Captain J. F. Stegall, out of the Port Columbus operations office. The trip began at the Port Columbus Airport and finished at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas. Report, filled out in another hand in pencil, lists the flight route, mileage, transponder code, and equipment used. Near the bottom, in the remarks column, Armstrong writes, “Request radar vector climb on course,” and signed as the flight’s pilot, “N. A. Armstrong.” He signs again at the bottom, in pencil, “as the flight’s clearing authority.” Also, at the top of the document, on the Operations Office line, Armstrong has added, “(N. A. A.).” Torn punch holes to top edge, a central horizontal fold, and a couple of creases to bottom portion of page, otherwise fine condition. Armstrong had been selected for the astronaut program in 1962, and would make his first space flight two years later on Gemini 8 in 1966. Armstrong item with any direct relation to flying are quite uncommon, with this example even more so bearing two signatures. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Superlative uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in blue felt tip. In fine, bright condition. Uninscribed photos of Armstrong represent one of the most coveted prizes in the entire field of space collecting. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in black felt tip. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 11.75 x 14.75. A few light bends and ripples and two first man on the moon stamps affixed above signature covering an inscription, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Series 1969 one hundred dollar bill signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by Armstrong. Signature was acquired at an airfield on May 29, 1976, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient. He writes, in full: “I met Neil Armstrong on May 29, 1976. He really wanted to fly in the 1929 Ford Tri Motor Airliner. While we were loading out passengers, he and I were in the cockpit visiting and he told me that his dad had bought him a ride when he was seven years old and that he made up his mind that aviation was going to be his career. I asked if I could get his autograph and he said sure. I had given all my small cash to the ticket agents selling our rides, all I had was a hundred dollar bill and a two dollar bill. I said Neil do you mind signing these? He smiled and said not if you don’t. I met Neil at events later, he always came over to see how the Tri Ford Motor and I were doing.” Also accompanied by two original color satin-finish 10 x 8 photos of Armstrong at the airfield, one of Neil in the cockpit of the Ford Tri Motor and the other of Armstrong and the bill’s recipient posing together. Both of these photos were used in a newspaper article on the front page of the August 30, 2012, Ottawa Herald, recounting Armstrong’s visit, a copy of which is also included. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Alitalia fold-out promotional brochure/folder for the 747-I-DEMA aircraft, measuring 8.25 x 11.25 closed, with a 12-page informational brochure inside, in English and Italian, signed on the first page in blue felt tip by Armstrong. Brochure was signed on the 1970 maiden voyage of the plane named after Armstrong, and was obtained by a young girl on the flight. Scattered creases, rubbing, and dings to outer folder, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
The Retrospect yearbook, dating from Armstrong’s senior year at Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1947, hardcover, 8 x 11, 88 pages. Armstrong’s senior portrait is at the top of page 12, and signed in ink under his activities, “Neil Armstrong.” Among the activities he participated in during his three years at school are “Band (2,3,4), Vice-President 4,” and “Student Council 3,4.” Armstrong is pictured an additional six times in the yearbook, two in the band (one with the other officers), two for Student Council (one with the other officers), and two with the Senior Hi–Y, whose information reads, in part: “Clean Living–self-discipline in everyday life, Clean Speech–decency in conversation, Clean Scholarship–honesty in school, Clean Sportmanship–fairness in athletics.” In fine condition, with inside pages detached from covers, loose front hinge, expected handling wear, and light wear and soiling to covers. Armstrong’s dedication to such creeds as those endorsed by the Senior Hi–Y, including “clean living,” “self-discipline,” and “decency,” would go on to serve him well in life—especially in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the demands of a post-NASA life as a living legend. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Highly-desirable uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong posing in his white space suit, his helmet by his side, signed in blue felt tip. In fine condition, with a few scattered edge and corner creases and a paperclip impression to top edge. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.