Posts: 972 From: Lincolnshire IL USA Registered: Aug 2000
posted 05-19-2013 04:51 PM
According to notices in Linn's Stamp News, two 50th anniversary cancels are available marking Gordo Cooper's Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) flight and the completion of Project Mercury.
There is a Cape Canaveral postmark available from:
50th Anniversary Station Box 9998 Cape Canaveral FL 32920-9998
There is also a Houston postmark available from:
Project Mercury 50th Anniversary Station c/o Pamela Barrett 401 Franklin St. Houston TX 77201-9998
Send stamped envelopes for these postmarks, along with a return envelope, by June 15.
Eddie Bizub Member
Posts: 32 From: Kissimmee, FL USA Registered: Aug 2010
posted 05-19-2013 05:23 PM
From what I understand, the Cape Canaveral one is actually for the 50th anniversary of the city of Cape Canaveral. The cancels will be for May 16, 2013 and though it will be the anniversary of the MA-9 splashdown and recovery the cancel will honor the city of Cape Canaveral.