Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong

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Auction Date:2010 May 12 @ 10:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Unique 6.25 x 6.5 Moon Cheeze box (cheese not included), signed in blue ballpoint, “Neil Armstrong,” across the front. Mild creasing, more pronounced at the edges and the right side panel, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a program for Mad Anthony’s 19th Annual Hoosier Celebrities Golf Tournament, held on June 22, 1976, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Armstrong is pictured on page five as a Hoosier Celebrity of the Year. It was at this event that the box was signed, and Armstrong reportedly actually handed out these boxes of cheese.

Seven years after Armstrong’s most famous mission, the Fisher Cheese Company of Wapakoneta, Ohio, was still finding ways to profit off its native son—this time bringing “moon cheeze” to planet Earth. Though a proud member of the Buckeye State, Armstrong took his first steps toward the moon as an aeronautical engineering student at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Not surprisingly, the Hoosier State likes to claim Armstrong as one of its own as well, hence his 1976 recognition as a Hoosier Celebrity of the Year.

Although Armstrong may have been the first person with ties to Indiana to walk on the moon, he certainly wasn’t the first astronaut with ties to that state. Because of the influence of Purdue, numerous men and women who have called Indiana home at some point in their life have gone on to participate in the US space program—nearly 40 percent of all American manned missions. Among them are Roger Chaffee and Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, both killed as members of Apollo 1, and nicely complementing Armstrong’s achievement, Eugene Cernan—the last man to walk on the moon. Terrific Armstrong association and provenance! Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RRAuction COA.