But what is the town of postmark?
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On page 2 of this thread I posted these:Kylestampsoregon wrote:I have one from the recovery ship U.S.S NOA, DD-841https://share.icloud.com/photos/0UuJk3_FI-BC5nicQDY0Xj4VQ#Lyons,_OR[*]
Can you post your image here instead of a linkBigSaint wrote:They do exist:BigSaint wrote:And it indeed arrived today & signed by John Glenn to boot:BigSaint wrote:John Glenn's recovery ship, USS Noa, but like the previous one, postmarked for Scott Carpenter's flight:
I have one for John Glenn's flight on it's way from ebay.
The issue with this postmark is that the USS Noa was not on the list of post offices that received this stamp & as the USS Noa was in the North Atlantic Ocean at the time, the postmark could not have been applied on that date. Obviously it was backdated for someone, as a favour, perhaps John Glenn, who has signed the "fdc". It has been suggested that the earliest date the USS Noa could have received a supply of these stamps was February 23, 1962.
PS I wonder if one of those will exist
I understand that the postal clerk on the USS Noa admitted to backdating about 300 covers for February 20, 1962. I don't know how many were postmarked February 23, 1962.
PS The search goes on for where USS Noa picked up the Project Mercury stamps. A suggestion has been made that it was Puerto Rico.
Well this splashed back down to Earth & into my PO Box:BigSaint wrote:On May 5, 1961 NASA Project Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard aboard his Freedom 7 capsule powered by a Redstone booster, became the first American in space. His suborbital flight lasted 15 minutes, 28 seconds. This stamp was issued by Amvets (American Veterans) to celebrate this event.
If anyone has anymore information on Amvets & these poster stamps, please post it here
Has anyone seen these used on any Project Mercury covers
Very nice Velvatone cachet and tough to find with the Panama stamps!BigSaint wrote:An interesting Panama fdc issued 19th October 1962 & our 4c Project Mercury has turned yellow (in the sunlight):
Brad, likely the cover came through the hands of Clyde Sarzin and he provided the insert. He dealt with almost all the foreign philatelic bureaus and distributed FDC's from around the world. You can often find special combos done by himself with the same inserts - often with quantity done and a price. Clyde was also in NY so he may very well have known the gentleman that produced the overseas mailers and used similar inserts.BigSaint wrote:I found this interesting one from Pakistan for Gordon Cooper's flight on eBay:
Interesting about the dual postmarking for the delay of the flight & that 1000 of these covers were done by Pakart.
I thought the insert was similar to those done by Overseas Mailer.
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