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    Original Mercury Astronauts - Signed Project Mercury First Day Covers. Offered here are six matching, individually signed covers postmarked February 20, 1962, at Cape Canaveral, Florida celebrating the release of Scott #1193 (and the first U.S. orbital flight of John Glenn). None are cacheted or addressed. Each of the signatures is clear and bold on the left side of front of the envelopes as follows: "Scott Carpenter"; "Gordon Cooper"; "Best regards J H Glenn, Jr."; "W M Schirra"; "With regards-- Alan B Shepard Jr"; and "D K Slayton". About very fine condition with just a hint of toning on a couple. From the estate of Dr. D. Owen Coons, Chief of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center Medical Office.

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    September, 2007
    20th Thursday
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