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Lot #4023
Mercury-Redstone 3: USS Lake Champlain Recovery Cover

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Rare personal mail postal cover postmarked on the USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) on the morning of May 5, 1961, the date of the recovery of Alan Shepard and his Freedom 7 spacecraft, bearing the text: "USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, Recovery ship for the first U.S. manned space flight, 5 May 1961." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration and Aviation
  • Dates: #691 - Ended April 25, 2024