APOLLO 11 CM COLUMBIA FLOWN KAPTON FOIL COVER #9

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Apollo 11 vintage event cover, No. 9 of 104, has been affixed with a remnant piece of Apollo 11 flown Kapton foil that was originally part of the protective insulation of the Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia,” and was flown in space from July 16-24, 1969. This cover is No. 9 of 104. Comes with cover specific Letter of Authenticity and documents supporting provenance.

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Apollo 11 flown command module Kapton foil

This Apollo 11 vintage event cover, No. 9 of 104, has been affixed with a remnant piece of Apollo 11 flown Kapton foil that was originally part of the protective insulation of the Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia,” and was flown in space from July 16-24, 1969. Apollo 11 was the first mission to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth. The Kapton from which the attached remnant was cut was originally auctioned by Goldberg Auctioneers from the personal collection of NASA Production Control Engineer William Whipkey (documents provided). That remnant was subsequently offered by Heritage Auctions on May 21-22, 2021 as LOT # 50254 (see images and documents provided), and was purchased by Apollospace at that time.

This large remnant, measuring approximately 4.75 x 2 inches, consisted of several layers which were separated into five individual pieces marked A-E. The remnant attached to the covers was cut from the pieces marked as A & B pictured within the red box in the image below. The remnants cut from these pieces (measuring up to .25 inches square) were attached with archival glue to a total of 110 vintage Apollo 11 event or First Day of Issue covers.  6 cover proofs were retained and the remaining 104 covers marked as Nos. 1-104, Series A11-1, offered exclusively by Apollospace.

This cover is No. 9 of 104. Comes with cover specific Letter of Authenticity and documents supporting provenance.

 

 

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