Topic: Mercury-Redstone 4: USS Strong recovery ship cover
Posts: 55 From: WV, USA Registered: Sep 2006
posted 06-21-2013 03:48 PM
I could not find any reference that the USS STRONG participated in the recovery of Mercury Redstone 4 (Grissom). This cover with the ship's postmark on July 21, 196? sold for $213. Any information would be appreciated.
Posts: 972 From: Lincolnshire IL USA Registered: Aug 2000
posted 06-22-2013 08:21 AM
It is interesting that this cover was sent to Bill Ronson, who later was the owner of Orbit Covers. This outfit produced covers with fake cancels, including the "plugged 9" Cape Canaveral postmark which was used to backdate covers during Gemini and Apollo.