Gordon Recovery Ship Cachetsi

Mercury 6 Cachets
Cachet Colours
USS NOA PICKS UP OK ASTRONAUT etc. (possible) Maroon
ASTRONAUT COL. GLENN PICKED UP AT 305 PM BY USS NOA DD-841 Maroon
 
Mercury 7 Cachets
Cachet Colours
US NAVY RECOVERY SHIP ON STATION .... Purple
LT. CMDR.  M. SCOTT  CARPENTER 2nd US ASTRONAUT IN ORBIT .... Maroon
ASTRONAUT M S CARPENTER .... PICKED UP BY HELO AT 1530 (possible) Maroon
ASTRONAUT LCDR. M. SCOTT CARPENTER SPACECRAFT "AURORA" (possible) Maroon, Black
Small Stamp Like US Flag S/H Multicolour
 
Mercury 8 Cachets
Cachet Colours
USN SHIP ON STATION etc Red, Blue, Purple, Red & Purple, Blue & Green
CMDR.  WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. 3rd AMERICAN IN ORBIT etc Maroon, Aqua
PICK UP SHIP USS KEARSARGE CVS 33 etc  (Possible) Black, Maroon
U.S. NAVY RECOVERY SHIP ON STATION etc. Maroon
Small Stamp Like Astronaut Photo S/H Various
 
Mercury 9 Cachets
Cachet Colours
ON STATION FOR ASTRONAUT COOPER Purple, Maroon, Aqua
ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER COMPLETES 22 EARTH ORBITS .... Purple, Maroon
ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER GOES FOR 22 ORBITS Maroon, Purple
MAJOR L. GORDON COOPER 4th AMERICAN IN ORBIT .... Aqua, Maroon, Purple
USN SHIP ON STATION TO RECOVER ASTRONAUT Purple, Maroon
PROJECT MERCURY Maroon
Small Stamp Like Astronaut Photo S/H Various
Large Stamp Like Astronaut Photo S/H Atlas Rocket
 
Gemini 3 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GT-3 GEMINI ASTRONAUTS etc Purple
GT-3 MOLLY BROWN GEMINI-TITAN 3 Maroon
PROJECT GEMINI GT-3 US NAVY Recovery Force etc. Maroon
US NAVY SHIPS ON STATION FOR GEMINI ASTRONAUTS Maroon
GRISSOM MANEUVERS THE GEMINI 3 etc. Maroon
Small Gemini Capsule Photo S/H Greyscale
Large Gemini Crew Photo S/H Greyscale
 
Gemini 4 Cachets
Cachet Colours
US NAVY SHIPS ON STATION FOR GEMINI ASTRONAUTS Maroon, Black, Aqua
Gemini 4 Space Flight with McDivitt and White Maroon, Black, Aqua
Small Gemini Capsule Photo S/H Greyscale
 
Gemini 5 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GEMINI 5 SPLASH DOWN 29 AUGUST 1965 Red1
US NAVY SHIPS ON STATION FOR GEMINI ASTRONAUTS Black2
GEMINI 5 FLIGHT SCRUBBED AT T-10 MINS. POSPONED 48 HOURS Red2
 
Gemini 6A Cachets
Cachet Colours
GEMINI 6 SPLASH DOWN 16 DEC. 1965 Red & A 2nd Red1, Green, Purple
US NAVY SHIPS ON STATION FOR GEMINI ASTRONAUTS Red2
GT-6 & GT-7 RENDEZVOUS DEC. 15, 1965 Purple2
"SPIRIT OF 7/6" GEMINI 6 ASTRONAUTS ETC Black2
 
Gemini 7 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GEMINI 7 SPLASHDOWN 18 DEC. 1965 Purple, Red
US NAVY SHIPS ON STATION FOR GEMINI ASTRONAUTS Black
GEMINI 7 IN ORBIT 4 DEC. 1965 BORMAN & LOVELL Red
"SPIRIT OF 7/6" GEMINI 7 ASTRONAUTS ETC Purple2
Medium Gemini Astronauts & Capsule Photo S/H Greyscale
Gemini Capsule Photo S/H Greyscale2
 
Gemini 8 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GEMINI 8 FORCED DOWN IN PACIFIC Red, Purple
ANOTHER STEP TO THE MOON etc. Purple
 
Gemini 9 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GEMINI 9 DOWN A-OK. PICKED UP CARRIER WASP. Purple, Red
 
Gemini 10 Cachets
Cachet Colours
GT-10 DOWN A-OK 21 JULY 1966 etc. Purple
 
Gemini 12 Cachets
Cachet Colours
15 NOVEMBER 1966 GEMINI XII etc. Green, Purple
 
Apollo 201 Cachets
Cachet Colours
26 FEB. 1966 1st APOLLO-SATURN 1B FROM CAPE KENNEDY etc Blue
 
Apollo 7 Cachets
Cachet Colours
APOLLO 7 SPLASHES DOWN AFTER 11 DAY "PERFECT MISSION" etc. Maroon
 
Apollo 8 Cachets
Cachet Colours
APOLLO 8 LANDS AFTER A TRIP TO THE MOON etc. Purple, Maroon, Blue1
 
Apollo 9 Cachets
Cachet Colours
APOLLO 9 SPLASHDOWN A-OK Maroon
APOLLO 9 SPLASHES DOWN NEAR CARRIER etc. Maroon1
 
Apollo 11 Cachets
Cachet Colours
APOLLO XI MOON MEN RETURN FROM EPIC LANDING ON THE MOON etc. Purple, Maroon
APOLLO XI MOON MEN SPLASH DOWN etc. Maroon
 
Apollo 12 Cachets
Cachet Colours
USS HORNET PICKS UP APOLLO 12 MOON MEN etc. Black
 
Apollo 14 Cachets
Cachet Colours
APOLLO 14 SPLASHDOWN A-OK Maroon
Apollo 17 Cachets
Cachet Colours
SPLASHDOWN A-OK Aqua

 

Notes General:
i) Gordon cachets classified as maroon are often closer to red

Notes Other:
1) From the collection of Timothy Preston
2) From the collection of Eddie Bizub

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