Rare limited edition Project Mercury commemorative Spacecraft cover with a Carl Swanson cachet honoring Freedom 7 and astronaut Alan Shepard as the first US astronaut in space, postmarked at Patrick Air Force Base, May 5, 1961, and signed in black ink, “Alan Shepard, MR3 Pilot.” Reverse notes cover is number 30 of 300. In fine condition. Accompanied by a panoramic postcard depicting Shepard’s Mercury-Redstone 3 mission launch. A crisp and boldly signed example of America’s original astronaut. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli.
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