Apollo 11 flown cover valued at more than $17,000

Bidding on a flown "type 1" Apollo 11 cover stands at $16,838 ahead of a November 11 sale at RR Auction.

The lot bears signatures from Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.

Apollo 11 flown cover
The Apollo 11 cover was delayed in quarantine before it could be postmarked

It's accompanied by provenance from Collins that reads: "I hereby certify that the accompanying Apollo XI official commemorative cover, numbered C-58 within the earth image, further identified with the August 11, 1969 Webster, TX postmark, the Lunar Receiving Laboratory quarantine stamp and the original signatures of the crew, is one of my 63 covers that flew to the moon with me aboard the mission July 16-24, 1969."

The covers are among the most coveted items in the space collecting hobby, with one specimen selling for $46,000 at Christie's in 1999.

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