Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(ASTRONAUTS--PROJECT MERCURY.) Group of 5 First Day Covers Signed: John Glenn (3) * Gus Grissom (2). 3 1/2x6 1/2 or 10 1/2x7 1/2 inches; condition generally good. Np, vd

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Glenn (3), each Signed "JAGlenn Jr." FDC, showing "President Kennedy confers N.A.S.A. distinguished service medal on spaceman Glenn," cancelled in Port Canaveral on February 23, 1962, with cancelled 4-cent "Project Mercury" postage stamp; FDC, showing "First day of issue red overprint space stamp Col. John H. Glenn U.S.A. vol orbital," cancelled in Lomé on April 7, 1962, with cancelled 1/2-franc "Republique Togolaise" postage stamp; FDC, showing "New Concord. O. home of Lieutenant Colonel John H Glenn Jr.," cancelled in New Concord, OH, on April 30, 1962, with cancelled 4-cent "Project Mercury" postage stamp. Np, circa 1962.
Grissom (2). Sheet of 12 1-franc "Republique Togolaise" commemorative postage stamps Signed at lower edge, cancelled in Lomé on February 24, 1962, mounted to an envelope. 10 1/2x7 1/2 inches; FDC, "Virgil I. Grissom," showing "Rocket fired from Atlantic Missile Range Cape Canaveral," cancelled in Cape Canaveral on May 15, 1963, with cancelled 5-cent White House postage stamp. Np, circa 1962; circa 1963.
With--FDC, unsigned, showing "U.S.S. Noa, DD-841 Recovery Ship for the First U.S. Man in Space," cancelled aboard U.S.S. Noa on February 20, 1962, with cancelled 10-cent "Let Freedom Ring" postage stamp. 3 1/2x6 1/2 inches.