Port Canaveral, FL: 1962.
3.5 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating "Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter 2nd American in Orbit" and the "Capsule - Aurora 7." Signed in full with a red pen by Carpenter and postmarked in Port Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 1962. The envelope features a bust portrait of Carpenter in his space suit beside a photo of the rocket, along with a cancelled four-cent "Project Mercury U.S. Man in Space" stamp. Float mounted, matted in white, and set in a silver frame measuring 9 x 11.75 inches. Near fine condition.