John Glen breaks the Law
Unpleasantness ensued when the U.S.P.S. in Houston censored a special postmark brought out by the flight control centre. Included in the postmark was the text “Senator John Glenn Jr” As the wording referred to a still living person it was deemed an infringement of postal law.
In the US only the name or portrait of deceased persons can legally be used on postage stamps and postmarks. Some of you have no doubt seized the opportunity to get a copy of the original 4th November postmark.