Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $400
Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for $671
Including buyer's premium

This letter was written about a fortnight after the members of Apollo 11 team, headed by Armstrong, were released from the solitary confinement which they had entered when they landed on Earth after their successful journey to the moon. The date noted at the beginning of the letter is August 28. The astronauts, Armstrong among them, left solitary confinement on August 12.

The letter is addressed to George L. Coleman. In the letter, Armstrong thanks Coleman for his letter and coveys his best wishes for his first wedding anniversary, also wishing him success in the future.

Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012) was an American astronaut, test pilot and a naval aviator who became famous due to his being the first man to walk on the moon. After the landing on the moon, he set his left foot and then his right foot on the moon and then said the sentence that will be remembered for generations: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

[1] paper leaf. 25x19 cm. English, official NASA stationery, typewritten and hand-signed by him. Very fine condition, two light folds crosswise, framed.

Category
Illustrious Personalities