1969 Apollo 11 Crew-Signed New York Times CoverInvest Now
$32,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$32.00Initial Offering Share Price
04/2020Initial Offering Date
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,” were the first words to reach Earth after the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the surface of the Moon. This incredible feat – one that most thought impossible – captivated the world. Hours later, The New York Times published the famous headline “MEN WALK ON MOON.” Rally’s #APOLLO11 is an original copy of that newspaper and is signed by the three astronauts. In addition to the signed copy, the #APOLLO11 offering includes the New York Times July 17th, 1969, special supplement covering the mission. Good condition copies of that day’s Times are collectibles in their own right but a copy signed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins makes it an extraordinarily rare historical artifact.
“Save us a copy…I’m glad to hear it was fit to print.”— Apollo 11 Crew on being told they had made the NYT front page
The Soviet Union launches the first satellite, Sputnik 1, into space.
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit in space.
U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
President John F. Kennedy delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress proposing to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
The initial crew assignment for Apollo 11 is announced, consisting of Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin. Lovell is later replaced by Michael Collins.
Apollo 11 launches on a Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Apollo Lunar Module Eagle lands on the surface of the moon.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the surface of the Moon. The New York Times prints #APOLLO11 with the headline “MEN WALK ON MOON.”
The Apollo 11 mission concludes when the Command Module Columbia lands safely in the North Pacific Ocean.
The three astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission are honored with ticker-tape parades in New York and Chicago. In the evening, President Nixon awards each astronaut the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a state dinner in Los Angeles.
#APOLLO11 is sold through Heritage Auctions for $27,500.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #APOLLO11 and offer it on the Rally platform.
Auctions specifically dedicated to memorabilia related to the Apollo 11 mission were widely publicized and high performing. From 2018-2019, Apollo 11 Crew-Signed New York Times copies similar to #APOLLO11 appreciated by 37.5%.Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$32.00|
|Number of Shares||1,000|
|Event||Apollo 11 Moon Landing|
|Historical Figure(s)||Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins|
|Publisher||The New York Times|
|Date||July 21, 1969|
|EditionA12||Late City Edition|
|Memorabilia Type||Crew-Signed Newspaper|
|Autograph Location||Front page|
|Autograph Instrument||Black felt tip pen|
|Includes||July 17, 1969 special supplement|
|Authentication||James Spence Authentication|