Fantastic vintage official color glossy 9.5 x 7 NASA photo of the crew in their white spacesuits, signed and inscribed during the period (circa 1969–1970) in black felt tip, “To Chuck Lewis—With thanks for giving us the Apollo 11 descent procedures. They worked! Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Reverse bears purple NASA caption text and “A Kodak Paper” watermarks. In fine condition, with trimmed edges, the image a bit faded, and a trivial speck of surface loss to the lower left edge. Chuck Lewis was Assistant Flight Director to Gene Kranz on the White Team during Apollo 11, having begun a long career at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston in 1964. An absolutely spectacular inscription on this highly sought-after vintage format. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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Gemini 8 recovery cover with a stamped cachet honoring the two-man spacecraft and its emergency landing, signed in black ballpoint by Neil Armstrong and black felt tip by Dave Scott. The cover also bears a stamped address to the lower right. In fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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.
Unique and exceedingly desirable flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal originating directly from the family of Neil Armstrong, approximately 1.25″ diameter, with a raised eagle carrying an olive branch in its beak. The reverse of the medal features the last names of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, and is engraved with the launch date of July 16, 1969, moon landing date of July 20, 1969, and return date of July 24, 1969. The medal is serial numbered “236.” Condition is mint state, with expected age wear. Presented on a ring suspended from a silver chain to be worn as a necklace. This is the only Robbins medallion personally owned by Armstrong to ever come to market; after returning from the moon Armstrong gave this as a gift to his brother-in-law, Alfred ‘Bud’ Trude, and it was subsequently left to his son and Armstrong’s nephew, Mike Paul Trude.
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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.
Signed book: First on the Moon. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 434 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page, “To Stephen Antosy—with best wishes, Neil Armstrong,” “Buzz Aldrin,” and “M. Collins.” Title page bears two USPS Apollo postage stamps and a stamped cachet honoring the journey of the Columbia Service Module and space shuttle. Autographic condition: fine, with a very slight page ripple to left edge of signed page, affecting nothing. Book condition: VG/VG-, with two Apollo related postage stamps and one Columbia ink stamp to title page. A much more uncommon format, beautifully signed by all three members of the first manned lunar mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Complete block of 32 USPS 10-cent First Man on the Moon stamps, 9 x 10, signed in blue felt tip by Neil Armstrong and in black felt tip by Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Sheet bears several September 9, 1969, Washington, DC, postal cancellations and is affixed to a 9.5 x 12.5 off-white sheet. Moderate contrast to signatures, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.