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Author Topic:   122896774679: Mercury-Atlas 7 SRS cover

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From: Boston, Mass.
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 01-11-2018 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Secondary Recovery Ship (SRS) for Scott Carpenter's Mercury flight sold on eBay for $70 after registering 29 bids. The cachet is a mimeo document text. Am I missing something? Is there something great about this envelope?

Ross Smith on his excellent website says USS Fred T. Berry was on station but doesn't suggest it is rare or valuable. Ideas?


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From: Australia
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 01-12-2018 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, you are correct. There is nothing special about this cover. It doesn't even have one of the desirable cachets such as Goldcraft. It's worth about what d***a bid ($10.50).

If you look at the bidding, except for the one bid from d***a, all the bids are from only two bidders. Shows what can happen when two bidders really want a cover.

Thanks for mentioning my website.

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