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    PROJECT MERCURY

    Mercury Seven Signed "Project Mercury" First Day/ Mercury-Atlas 6 Launch Cover with Plate Block Affixed, Matted and Framed with Silver Spacesuit Color Photo. A philatelic cover hand cancelled at Cape Canaveral on February 20, 1962, the date of John Glenn's legendary orbital flight and also the issue date for this stamp. On the left side of the cover, all of America's first seven astronauts have neatly signed in various inks: (top to bottom): "Leroy G Cooper, Jr", "Walter M Schirra Jr", "J H Glenn Jr", "M. Scott Carpenter", "D K Slayton", "Alan B Shepard Jr", and "Gus Grissom". This amazing cover is professionally double matted and framed with a 7.25" x 9.25" photo of the whole group in spacesuits and helmets to an overall 12.5" x 19.5". Cover is lightly soiled with minor wear, overall excellent in appearance.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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