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From: Lincolnshire IL USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-07-2006 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received my covers from the Regency-Superior Auction and I am thrilled to have won two covers I have wanted for a long time:

1) Gus Grissom signed cover. Although I started collecting covers in 1965 and sent one to Gus 3 different times before his death in January, 1967, all I received were autopen signatures. I have been trying to get a genuine signed cover at a reasonable price for a long time. I won the MA-9 tracking cover from Guaymas with his signature and "MA-9 Cap Com" inscription (lot 210). The winning bid (including the 15% buyers premium) was $241.50. While an MR-4 or GT-3 cover would be nice, it is well-known that he signed these Capcom covers so I feel comfortable that the autograph is genuine.

2) Gemini 5 KSC NASA cachet. While I had started collecting at the time, I missed some of the early KSC cover cachets from 1965 and 1966. I have most of them now, but a GT-5 KSC cachet in excellent condition remained elusive. The Gemini 5 cover I won (lot 700) is addressed to R. Yorio,a pioneer of this type of cachet. The winning bid was $220, including the buyer's premium. The cover is in outstanding condition for this type.

The service and shipping by Regency-Superior was great-- they are a class outfit.

If you have holes in your cover collection, I recommend the Space Unit auction for the more common items and Regency-Superior or Swann for the rarer covers.



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From: Washington, DC, USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 05-07-2006 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Dave! Sounds like you got a couple of real gems. And they arrived intact and without hassle!

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