Apollo 11 First Day Covers

By on 7-20-2017 in Blog Post, First Day Of Issue, Letter Based On Day In History

Apollo 11 First Day Covers
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With today being July 20 we are looking at Apollo 11 First Day Covers. Earlier this week I mentioned one of my blog post topics this week would include an eagle! It is for this Eagle!

On this day, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 made its first landing on the moon, it was 48 years ago.  In my July 20, 2015, blog post “the Eagle has landed” I recalled watching the historic Apollo 11 mission live with my Dad.

Image from http://www.spacecollection.info/us_apollo/apollo_covers.html

Included in that blog post of mine was this mention of … “Daryl’s Space Collection website, this link will take you to a great collection of Apollo First Day Covers – for Apollo 11 there are 12 different covers shown!”

If we take a look at the site it includes these Apollo 11 Covers, many are first day covers.

The image above upper left (and included here too) is “The official mission logo and stamps are featured on this typically double cancelled Apollo 11 first day cover.”

With recalling this historic day did you ever do any letter writing mentioning events like this as they unfolded? I’m sure I mentioned it in a penpal style letter to my grandmother; however, I do not have any that have survived all these years.

Have fun exploring these Apollo 11 First Day Covers. Join me tomorrow for my Friday blog post here at AnchoredScraps.com.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen  


Apollo 11 First Day Covers Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Images shown are from Daryl’s Space Collection New Zealand website

AnchoredScraps.com daily blog post: “the Eagle has landed.” July 20, 2015, by Helen Rittersporn