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    Project Mercury: Collection of Space Covers (Five), One Signed. A nice grouping, as follows.
    (1) A Sarzin cover, cancelled October 13, 1959, at Port Canaveral, Florida, for the launch of Explorer 7. Cachet reads, in part: "Explorer VII Satellite Rocket Operation Kitchen Sink/ Launched by U.S. Army 4-Stage Juno 2 rocket..." Rare.
    (2) Another Sarzin cover, cancelled February 21, 1961, at Port Canaveral, Florida, for the launch of Mercury-Atlas 2. Cachet reads, in part: "Astronauts View Space Capsule Successful Firing Feb. 21. 1961/ Unmanned Space Capsule Launched in Difficult Test..."
    (3-4) Two identical Swanson SpaceCraft cacheted covers, cancelled July 21, 1961, at Patrick Air Force Base (addressed) for the launch of Mercury-Redstone 4. Cachet reads, in part: "2nd Manned Suborbital/ 'Liberty Bell 7'..."
    (5) A first day cover for the "Project Mercury" 4¢ stamp, cancelled at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 20, 1962, the day of John Glenn's flight. Signed "Scott Carpenter" boldly at upper left. All excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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