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    Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Programs: Comprehensive Collection of Launch and Other Mission Covers. An amazing collection of approximately thirty-eight philatelic space covers of various types celebrating missions from Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 flight in 1961 through to Apollo 13's safe splashdown on April 17, 1970. Included are a number of unmanned flight covers. A few of the highlights include:
    Mercury-Redstone 3 Freedom 7 Launch Cover: An airmail cover cancelled at Patrick Air Force Base on May 5, 1961, with a colorful Space Craft cachet. Numbered "109 of 300 covers" on the verso.
    Mercury-Atlas 4 Recovery Cover: Stamped cachet states (in part): "USS Decatur/ Recovers/ the First U.S./ Orbital Space/ Capsule 13 Sept. '61/ Project Mercury". Hand cancelled onboard ship at a later date (January 31, 1962) and signed by the commanding officer.
    Gemini One and Two Launch Cover: Interesting flocked cachet with Cape Canaveral hand cancels for both launch dates, April 8, 1964, and January 19, 1965.
    Apollo AS-201 Launch Cover: Colorful and informative cachet, hand cancelled at Cape Canaveral on February 26, 1966. This was the first unmanned test flight of a complete Block 1 Apollo CSM and Saturn 1B launch vehicle.
    Apollo AS-202 Launch Cover: Detailed cachet, cancelled at Cape Canaveral on August 25, 1966. The second unmanned test flight of a complete Block 1 Apollo CSM and Saturn 1B launch vehicle.
    Apollo 5 Launch Cover: Orbit Covers cachet, hand cancelled at Cape Canaveral on January 22, 1968. This was the first unmanned flight of the lunar module.
    Apollo 6 Launch Cover: Orbit Covers cachet, hand cancelled at Cape Canaveral on April 4, 1968. This was the second unmanned test of the Saturn V launch vehicle.
    All covers are generally in very fine to excellent condition. A few are addressed.


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