NASA Collection of Recovery and Event Covers, Mercury through Skylab, Twenty-Nine Total. Twenty-three of these philatelic covers are cancelled aboard ships that were part of the various Navy Recovery forces, as follows. Mercury Atlas 8- Cancelled U.S.S. Kearsarge, signed "Wally Schirra" & cancelled U.S.S. Epperson (two total). Gemini 3- Cancelled U.S.S. Intrepid. Gemini 4- Cancelled U.S.S. Wasp (two). Gemini 8- Cancelled U.S.S. Boxer. Gemini 9- Cancelled U.S.S. George K. Mackenzie. Gemini 12- Cancelled U.S.S. Charles H. Roan. Apollo 8- Cancelled U.S.S. Yorktown. Apollo 9- Cancelled U.S.S. Nicholas. Apollo 10- Cancelled U.S.S. Princeton, cancelled U.S.S. Carpenter (two total). Apollo 11- Cancelled U.S.S. Hornet (three), cancelled U.S.S. Goldsborough (four total). Apollo 13- Cancelled U.S.S. Iwo Jima. Apollo 16- Cancelled U.S.S. Ticonderoga (two). Apollo 17- Cancelled U.S.S. Ticonderoga (two). Skylab II- Cancelled U.S.S. Ticonderoga. Skylab III- Cancelled U.S.S. New Orleans. Most of these bear rubber stamped Recovery Force cachets. The six additional items are nicely-cacheted professional covers for Gemini 4, Gemini 5, Gemini 8, Gemini 9, Apollo 8, and Apollo 17. Generally excellent.

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