1962-02-20 USA Mercury MA-6


Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) Launch Cover. A Space Craft illustrated cachet cover with a 4¢ stamp affixed, bearing a Patrick Air Force Base cancellation dated Feb 20, 1962, the launch day of MA-6 mission and the first US manned orbital flight. It features a "Project Mercury/Man-in-Space" illustrated cachet. Signed by John Glenn.
A Space Craft illustrated cachet cover with a Port Canaveral cancellation dated Feb 20, 1962, the launch day of MA-6 mission. It features a "Project Mercury/Man-in-Space" illustrated cachet. Signed by John Glenn.
A Space Craft illustrated cachet cover with printing error, missing purple color.
Swanson rubber stamp cachet on plain cover. Signed by Wernher von Braun, John Glenn and Hermann Oberth.
Cocoa Beach, started its major growth during the 1960s.1000% population increase from 1950 to 1960 as a result of America's space program. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of town. Many people moved to Cocoa Beach due to jobs connected to the space program and in search of new opportunities. After manned space flights, the town held parades in honor of the astronauts.


1962 John Glenn signed USS RANDOLPH Feb 20 1962 cover. John Glenn signed on the glued cachet of U.S.S. Randolph CVS-15 Space Capsule Recovery Ship. Also signed by the Commanding Officer, Captain Max Bems. - RegencyStamps
Plate number block of four USA 4¢ Project Mercury stamp issue signed in the selvage in blue ink by the stamp designer, Charles R. Chickering.

Plate number block of four USA 4¢ Project Mercury stamps signed in the selvage in black ink by John Glenn.
Wernher Von Braun autographed plate block. Plate number block of four USA 4¢ Project Mercury stamps signed in the selvage in blue by famed rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. - RegencyStamps

John Glenn, hand sketch by Chris Henderson.
Enos the chimp, hand sketch by Chris Henderson.