Ink signatures, “Neil Armstrong,” and “Buzz Aldrin,” on a 10.25 x 7.5 off-white acid-free sheet. In very fine condition. Consignor indicates that the signatures were obtained at the NASA Glenn Research Center on July 13, 1989, a week before the 20th anniversary of their mission. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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Choice felt tip signature, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Perfect ballpoint signature, “Neil Armstrong,” on a light peach 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Armstrong in a jacket and tie posing in front of an American flag, signed in black ink, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA grading holder. In fine condition, with a bit of light irregular ink adhesion to “Apollo.” Accompanied by a full letter of grading and authenticity from PSA/DNA, grading the autograph an “8.” Any photo with Armstrong adding his mission is quite scarce, even more so in vintage examples. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Personal check, 6 x 2.75, filled out and signed by Armstrong, “Neil A. Armstrong,” payable to Lorian Pension–Profit Sharing Trust for $5530.00, December 28, 1987. A pencil notation, written by Armstrong in the memo line reads, “Principle 2500—Int. 3030—.” In fine condition, with just slight show-through from bank stamps on reverse. Armstrong was president of Lorian, Inc., a business in Lebanon, Ohio, where he lived at the time. Incredibly scarce, this is only the fourth Armstrong check we have offered in over 30 years. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Choice uninscribed color 8 x 10 NASA photo of Armstrong in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. A fantastic example with a bold, crisp signature. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Official Rawlings National League baseball signed in blue ballpoint on a side panel, “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.” In fine condition, with some subtle soiling trivially affecting the signature area. Baseballs are a rare and extremely collectible format, and this example is especially desirable as it is single-signed, uninscribed, and bears the “Apollo 11” addition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Signed book: Americans to the Moon. First edition. NY: Random House, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5 x 11.5, 148 pages. Signed and inscribed in black felt tip on the reverse of the first free end page, “To Tweedy & Gene—With the best wishes of Apollo 11—Neil Armstrong.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG. Illustrated paper-covered boards; mild wear to edges, with small bumps at corners and spine-ends; slightly shelf-cocked. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve; creasing and few tiny tears to edges (mostly at corners and spine-ends); spine slightly sunned; flaps yellowed; small remnants of price sticker on front flap. A particularly large signature with a seldom-seen “Apollo 11” addition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
Superb uninscribed glossy 8 x 10 photo of Armstrong in a suit and tie, signed in black felt tip, “All good wishes, Neil Armstrong.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Steve Zarelli. 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.