Lot 396    

Neil Armstrong Autographed Photograph, Autopen
12/7/2012- American History: Live Salesroom Auction
Neil Armstrong (1930-2012). Apollo 11 crew member and the first man to set foot on the moon (July 1969). Publicity photograph of Armstrong signed in black marker Neil A. Armstrong, 8 x 10 in. Accompanied by cardboard folder with inked inscription: July 15 - 1969 / From Mr. & Mrs. Steve Armstrong / Parents of Neil Armstrong, indicating that the photograph was purportedly signed one day before the launch date of Apollo 11.

Auctioneer's Note: We have been alerted that this signature corresponds to Armstrong's autopen signature (#8 on astroautopens.com).


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