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Ross
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From: Australia
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posted 03-09-2013 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The above classic MA-6 USS Noa cover (John Glenn's recovery ship) sold on eBay for an amazing $1482.55! This may be a record for this cover. The market may be starting to recognise how rare this cover really is. Depending on your view, this cover may be the rarest of all the US Manned Primary Recovery Ship covers (the USS Noa was a Secondary Recovery Ship but actually recovered John Glenn).

As readers of another collectSPACE message thread will know this is one of a number of classic Recovery Ship covers which have brought amazing prices on eBay during the last two weeks. The following are the best examples.

  • MR-3 USS Lake Champlain (less than perfect example) sold for $2482.55!
  • MR-4 USS Randolph Helicopter Recovery cover sold for $1336!
  • MA-6 USS Randolph Helicopter Recovery cover also signed by John Glenn sold for $1475!
  • A second MA-6 USS Randolph Helicopter Recovery cover sold for $821.
Lesser Recovery Ship covers, while not bringing the spectacular prices of the classic covers, are bringing sold prices as long as they are signed, scarce or have an unusual cachet.

stevedd841
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posted 03-09-2013 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stevedd841   Click Here to Email stevedd841     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Above is my John Glenn USS Noa PM time slug recovery ship cover to the same person, Mrs. Trudy Woods. I understand that this may be an alternate addressee for space cover collector, Robert Schoendorf, of Glendale, Long Island, New York. Does anyone know this for sure? Great USS Noa recovery ship cover in the continuing discussion for USS Noa's recovery of Glenn. Many thanks for showing it.

Ross
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posted 03-10-2013 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone else have a MA-6 USS Noa cover with the PM time slug? I would like to take an inventory to get an idea of how scarce this cover actually is.

Thanks in advance.

stevedd841
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posted 03-10-2013 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stevedd841   Click Here to Email stevedd841     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

David Ball, author of "American Astrophilately, the First Fifty Years," offers this John Glenn primary recovery ship cover for USS Noa with a PM time slug for February 20, 1962, from his collection. Great USS Noa cover, many thanks, David!

Ross
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posted 03-11-2013 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eddie Bizub from Liberty Bell 7 Space Covers adds another USS Noa cover with PM time slug. Thanks Eddie.

Joe Frasketi
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posted 03-11-2013 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find it unusually odd that all 4 covers shown in this post all have the same mailing address. Maybe she had a connection with the ships postoffice?

NAAmodel#240
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posted 03-11-2013 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Trudy was one of two daughters (the other collected stamps) of consummate collector Robert Schoendorf. Robert had covers carried in captured V2 rockets at the end of WW II. He went on to be a world-class collector (dealer?) in both astro and polar philately. He would use Trudy as a shell requestor, particularly when there was a limit to the number of philatelic requests permitted.

cosmos-walter
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posted 03-13-2013 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my collection I am showing a Glenn USS Noa cover addressed to V. Eismont. Rather than the Trudy Woods covers the stamp on the left upper side seems to originate from the ship's post office.

Moreover, I have got two more Trudy Woods covers. Most of all Trudy Woods covers I like Steve's since it has an early John Glenn signature.

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