[amsat-bb] SECRET John Glenn Postage Stamp
clintbradford at mac.com
Mon Apr 4 19:36:39 UTC 2016
Did you know that the release of that famous Project Mercury 4-cent US postage stamp
was a SECRET government project?
For the first and only time in the country's postal history, the United States Post Office
Department (since 1971, known as the "U.S. Postal Service") surprised the public with
the release of a "secret" stamp celebrating Glenn's successful mission. The 4-cent
"Project Mercury" postage stamp was revealed and immediately put on sale in 305
post offices within an hour of Glenn's triumphant return to Earth at 2:43 p.m. EST
(1943 GMT) on Feb. 20, 1962.
Here's an opportunity for you to own a 50-stamp, complete plate block set of this historic
project - suitable for framing for your home or office. Or, in my case, my home office (grin).
There's also arguably the BEST true, full-duplex HTfor the FM birds available there, too -
the Icom IC-W32a - WITH a highly desireable early serial number.
Clint Bradford K6LCS
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