Lot 241: Artist Paul Calle Signed Original Design of 1st Man on Moon Stamp
October 21, 2016
Worcester, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Rare 5 x 3.5 card which depicts the original design for America's First Man on the Moon Stamp and is hand signed in pencil by Paul Calle...Some wilting and light staining along the top edge ....Paul Calle (pronounced KAL-ee; March 3, 1928 – December 30, 2010) was an American artist who was best known for the designs he created for postage stamps, including 40 that were released by the United States Postal Service, and others for stamps issued by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Sweden and the United Nations. The sole artist hired by NASA to cover the Apollo 11 astronauts up close, Calle designed the 10-cent stamp that commemorated the first manned moon landing; it depicted an astronaut stepping onto the moon from the lunar module, with the Earth visible over the moon's horizon.