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EX PAUL CALLE COLLECTION

Calle, Paul
A GROUP OF 7 PROJECT MERCURY POSTAL COVERS WITH ORIGINAL SKETCHES, SIGNED 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,250 USD
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EX PAUL CALLE COLLECTION

Calle, Paul
A GROUP OF 7 PROJECT MERCURY POSTAL COVERS WITH ORIGINAL SKETCHES, SIGNED 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Calle, Paul
A GROUP OF 7 PROJECT MERCURY POSTAL COVERS WITH ORIGINAL SKETCHES, SIGNED 
7 sketches, pencil on paper envelopes, 6 ½ by 3 ¾ inches, each signed "Paul Calle" in pencil, each with "Project Mercury" stamps, and "First Day of Issue February 20 1962" Cape Canaveral, Florida postmarks.
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A GROUP OF SKETCHES BY PAUL CALLE, EXECUTE ON POSTAL COVERS, REPRESENTING EACH OF THE "MERCURY SEVEN" ASTRONAUTS

Project Mercury, which ran from from 1958 through 1963, was the first human spaceflight program of the United States, with its goal being to put a man into Earth's orbit and return him safely—ideally before the Soviet Union was able to do so. The program took its name from Roman mythology, and its astronauts were collectively known as the "Mercury Seven." The astronauts represented in the present sketches include: Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr., John Herschel Glenn Jr., Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra Jr., Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. 

Space Exploration

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New York