GEMINI 5 RECOVERY POSTAL COVER—CREW SIGNED.
Lot 70
GEMINI 5 RECOVERY POSTAL COVER—CREW SIGNED.
Sold for US$ 463 inc. premium

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GEMINI 5 RECOVERY POSTAL COVER—CREW SIGNED.
Postal envelope with an Atlantic Recovery Force rubber stamp cachet. USS Lake Champlain postmark dated August 29, 1965, the splashdown date of Gemini 5. The envelope is displayed between paragraphs of a Typed Letter Signed by Stafford.

With THOMAS P. STAFFORD'S signed provenance letter, reading: "The Gemini 5 envelope displayed below comes from my personal collection. The envelope was postmarked on the splashdown date of Gemini 5—August 29, 1965. This envelope has been signed by the Gemini 5 crew—Commander Gordon Cooper and Pilot Charles Conrad. Gemini 5 was successfully recovered by the prime recovery ship USS Lake Champlain after a record breaking 8 day space flight. Cooper and Conrad started the United States lead over the Soviet Union in manned space flight exploration. They enabled the United States to continue the quest of landing on the moon by the end of 1960s."
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