1968-12-21 USA Apollo 8

Apollo 8 commemorative cover with a printed cachet of the mission insignia and official NASA cachet, postmarked at Kennedy Space Center on the launch day of the mission. Signed by James Lovell, William A. Anders and Frank Borman. Crew-emblem signed covers are seldom seen. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. - RRAuction
Apollo 8 Heritage Crafts cachet launch cover, with a Kennedy Space Center machine cancel dated December 21, 1968, the day that Apollo 8 was launched on its historic mission to the moon. Signed by Frank Borman, Bill Anders and James Lovell. - RegencyStamps
Apollo 8 Orbit Covers cachet cover, postmarked December 21, 1968 at Cape Canaveral, signed by James Lovell, Frank Borman and Bill Anders. - RRAuction
Apollo 8 First Manned Lunar Orbit (Space City Cover Society) cover, postmarked Houston, December 24, 1968, signed by Frank Borman, James Lovell & William Anders. On 24 December 1968, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to enter into orbit around the Moon. They orbited ten times, and transmitted one of the most watched TV broadcasts in history. A few hours later, the crew performed the first-ever Trans-Earth injection (TEI) burn, to blast the Apollo 8 spacecraft out of lunar orbit and on to a trajectory back to the Earth. Apollo 8 safely splashed down in the Pacific on 27 December 1968. - RegencyStamps
Beck printed cachet cover B770 signed by James Lovell and Frank Borman.
A rare USS Yorktown hand cancel on cover. Signed by Richard Korth and wife, Helbe Korth. Mr Korth was involved in the Apollo 8 recovery operation that took place on the USS Yorktown.
Apollo 8 recovery operations were directed from the Recovery Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center, supported by the Pacific Recovery Control Center, Kunia, Hawaii.
USS Yorktown recovery ship's cover postmarked on return to port, Jan 9, 1969.