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From: Australia
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 03-04-2009 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Unit Web site presently shows a rare Apollo 7 Beck cover (B720) with a USS Essex postmark. This cover is extremely unusual as it was originally designed for the Apollo 204 (Apollo 1) mission for which the Essex was the designated Primary Recovery Ship. However, the disastrous fire meant the mission was cancelled and the covers kept for a later mission. They were then modified by changing the 204 to a 205 and postmarked aboard the Essex for the Apollo 7 mission. I and several other Space Unit members have never seen this cover! Does anyone have this cover? We are looking for a high resolution colour scan of the cover.


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