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This list contains all types of covers for air and space events, such as space manned flights, space recoveries from ships, satellite launches, space anniversaries, special air flights and balloon events, etc.

Notes

  • All covers are the number 6 size unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are cacheted unless otherwise noted and a description is given so you know exactly what you are ordering.
  • Where stamp(s) used on the cover are significant such as being a space stamp or a flag stamp or related to the event or location, they will be described. Otherwise the stamp(s) used on the cover may be a definitive or an unrelated issue.
  • All autographs are genuine.
  • Covers are not listed in any particular order.
  • When ordering, it is IMPORTANT that you order by LIST ID AS WELL AS ITEM ID. Please use the ORDER FORM.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
AIRSPC020100A$12.0009/28/1962V
ALOUETTE NASA-CANADIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH. With machine cancel of Sept. 28, 1962 Vandenberg AFB CA on a Project Mercury stamp (#1193). With black SARZIN printed cachet showing the Alouette satellite and printed text that reads: "Alouette, The Lark. First joint USA NASA-Canadian Satellite firing. Topside Sounder program to record galactic emissions and other investigations of communications data." printed Sarzin address. IMAGE

AIRSPC020110A$4.0003/31/1971L
ISIS-B CANADIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH, with a hand cancel of March 31, 1971 Lompoc CA, Vandenberg Air Force Branch on 6 cent flag stamp. With two color SOLAR printed cachet showing the ISIS-B satellite against a maple leaf and printed text: "ISIS-B, joint U.S.-Canadian Program, International satellite for ionospheric studies, carrying 12 ionospheric experiments. Launched March 31, 1971, Western Test Range Lompoc, California." IMAGE

AIRSPC020110B$5.0003/31/1971L
ISIS-B CANADIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH, with a hand cancel of March 31, 1971 Lompoc CA, Vandenberg Air Force Branch on 10 cent Apollo 11 stamp (#C76). With two color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 31 printed cachet showing the ISIS-B satellite in space and printed text: "ISIS-B, the third satellite in a joint Canadian-United States program to study the Earth's ionosphere from space. Launched by a Delta E rocket at 9:57 p.m. EST." IMAGE

AIRSPC020140A$3.0004/21/1973C
TELSAT-B / ANIK-2 CANADIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH, with a machine cancel of April 21, 1973 Cape Canaveral FL. With a green rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing the launch of the Telesat-B satellite with text: "Telesat-B, Canadian communications satellite, Anik-2 if good launch. Delta "Straight Eight". Launched from Pad 17B, Eastern Test Range. Apr. 20 '72- 6:47 pm" (Note: postoffice was closed at time of launch and cover received the next day postmark). IMAGE

AIRSPC020250A$4.0012/23/1986E
(DICK RUTAN'S NON-STOP FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD IN THE VOYAGER AIRCRAFT), with Edwards AFB CA hand cancel on 22 cent "buffalo" postal stationery envelope. Black printed cachet (unmarked) with printed text: "Voyager Makes It 'Round the World", cachet shows map of the world with his intended route and the actual route of Voyager's flight. (It was the first-ever, non-stop, unrefueled flight around the world. It took place between December 14 and December 23, 1986 and ending at Edwards Air Force Base in California).

AIRSPC020304$7.5007/16/1969H
APOLLO 11 LAUNCH (FIRST MANNED MOONLANDING FLIGHT) . Houston TX MC on Apollo 8 stamp, with NASA local post 5-cent local stamp showing Apollo Capsule, tied to cover by local cancel. Attractive red printed cachet for Apollo 11 liftoff, by Space City Cover Society.

AIRSPC020324$2.0012/01/1961DC
EARLY SPACE SLOGAN CANCEL: Bellingham Wash. Reads "America's Space Age/World's Fair/Seattle USA 1962". Very readable cancel on 3-cent Fort Bliss stamp (first U.S. space stamp that shows rocket launch). Pictorial Mercury Capsule rubber stamp cachet. There is some toning on the envelope.

AIRSPC020325$2.0012/01/1961 
EARLY SPACE SLOGAN CANCEL: Spokane Wash. Reads "America's Space Age/World's Fair/Seattle USA 1962". Very readable cancel on 3-cent Fort Bliss stamp (first U.S. space stamp that shows rocket launch). Pictorial Mercury Capsule rubber stamp cachet. There is some toning on the envelope.

AIRSPC020326$2.0012/01/1961 
EARLY SPACE SLOGAN CANCEL: Vancouver Wash. Reads "America's Space Age/World's Fair/Seattle USA 1962". Very readable cancel on 3-cent Fort Bliss stamp (first U.S. space stamp that shows rocket launch). Pictorial Mercury Capsule rubber stamp cachet. There is some toning on the envelope.

AIRSPC020327$3.0003/04/1979 
ALBERT EINSTEIN COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#1774), Princeton NJ first day of issue hand cancel on stamped vertical card, (3-1/2 x 5-1/2"). Colorano silk cachet shows different view of noted German/American physicist and Nobel Laureate who is perhaps the most well-known scientist of the 20th century.

AIRSPC020328A$25.0007/01/1976DC
AUTOGRAPHED COMMEMORATIVE COVER FOR FIRST DAY OF OPENING OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM. With Washington DC Smithsonian Sta. Pictorial cancel on Apollo 11 space stamp and 6-cent 50th anniversary of powered flight airmail stamp. Black printed cachet by "SHUE" shows space vehicle display inside museum and appropriate word text: Air, Space Museum Opens July 1. Cover autographed and inscribed: "F.C. Durant III, Asst. Dir. '64-80". (Frederick C. Durant III, a U.S. rocket pioneer, was the Assistant Director of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1969-1980, a very appropriate autograph for this cover).

AIRSPC020329$2.5003/08/1987 
SOPEX '87 STA, ANDOVER MA. PICTORIAL SHOW CANCEL honors the 25th anniversary flight of Friendship 7, Project Mercury, shows Mercury Capsule in orbit over Earth, with Mercury and flag postage stamps. Black printed SOPEX cachet shows John Glenn and his Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule and appropriate word text about his space flight.

AIRSPC020330$2.0010/13/1975DC
ASTP (APOLLO SOYUZ) COSMONAUTS TOUR THE USA. First stop in the USA at the White House. With Washington DC large Bull's Eye hand cancel on pair of the ASTP stamps (#1569 and 1570), Multicolor Fleetwood Apollo/Soyuz printed cachet (prepared for first day of issue of the ASTP stamps) + added rubber stamp word text for this commemorative event.

AIRSPC020331A$8.0007/17/1975K
APOLLO SOYUZ SPECIAL HAND CANCEL FOR LINKUP. With pictorial hand cancel showing the ASTP link-up, dated July 17, 1975 Kennedy Space Center FL on a 10 cent ASTP stamp (#1570). With black ORBIT engraved cachet showing US and USSR Astronauts, the ASTP emblem, and other events of the flight. With printed text that reads: "Apollo Soyuz, first U.S. - Russia Joint Manned Spaceflight (ASTP). John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida." Note: each astronaut/cosmonaut shown are identified, and with small printed copys of their signature. IMAGE

AIRSPC020331C$6.0007/19/1975C
APOLLO SOYUZ UNDOCKING. With machine cancel, dated July 19, 1975 Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent Skylab space station stamp (#1529). With a two color ORBIT printed cachet showing US and USSR spacecrafts undocking above map of the world & the ASTP emblem. With 7 lines of printed text that reads in part: "Apollo Soyuz, 'do Svedania'. Undocking of USA Russia spacecraft at 11:26 AM EDT July 19, 1975. Performed artificial Solar Eclipse 650 miles apart and measure traces of atmosphere 140 miles above Earth." Note: there is a small diagram showing the artificial eclipse between the two spacecrafts in the cachet. IMAGE

AIRSPC020331H$7.0007/24/1975 
APOLLO SPLASHDOWN, (of the ASTP flight). With special pictorial machine cancel, inscribed for the US Navy Recovery Force - Pacific, showing the 2 ASTP spacecrafts in orbit, dated July 24, 1975 San Francisco CA on a 10 cent ASTP stamp (#1570). With a two color ORBIT printed cachet showing the Apollo spacecraft, the 3 US ASTP astronauts, the ASTP emblem, a map of the landing zone near the Hawaiian Islands. With 9 lines of printed text that reads in part: "Apollo Soyuz. Stafford, Slayton & Brand Splashdown at 5:18 PM EDT 328 mi. NW of Hawaii July 24, 1975. Recovered by USS New Orleans after 9 days & 137 Earth orbits & two days of docking with Leonov & Kubasov in Soyuz 19....." IMAGE

AIRSPC020331HH$6.0007/24/1975C
APOLLO SPLASHDOWN, (of the ASTP flight). With machine cancel, dated July 24, 1975 Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent ASTP stamp (#1570). With a multicolor COLORANO silk/printed cachet showing the Apollo spacecraft with parachutes about to splashdown and the ASTP emblem. With 11 lines of printed text that reads in part: "Apollo Soyuz. Apollo Splashdown, July 24, 1975 - 5:18 pm ..... The 3 chutes opened slowing the descent. The final chapter in man's first international space cooperation ..... The Apollo Soyuz mission ended the age of Apollo, launched by President John Kennedy in 1961." IMAGE

AIRSPC020331LA$4.0007/15/1975C
THE SOYUZ LAUNCH COMMEMORATIVE COVER (of the ASTP flight). With machine cancel, dated July 15, 1975 Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent Liberty Bell postal stationery envelope. With a red WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing the Soyuz launch and small drawings of the two cosmonauts that were aboard the Soyus space vehicle. With text that reads: "USSR Soyuz. Launched from Baikonur Launch Complex, Kazakhstan, USSR. Apollo Soyuz - July 15, 1975 - Test Project." IMAGE

AIRSPC020331LH$4.0007/22/1975C
APOLLO OBSERVING EARTH'S SURFACE FEATURES COMMEMORATIVE COVER (of the ASTP flight). With machine cancel, dated July 22, 1975 Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent Liberty Bell postal stationery envelope. With a tan WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing a drawing of the Apollo capsule viewing the Earth surface. With text that reads: "Observe Gobi Desert Dune Formation, July 22, 1975. Experiment MA-135. To study Earth's surface features. Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Apollo Soyuz - July 15, 1975 - Test Project." IMAGE

AIRSPC020331Z$6.5007/15/1975F
TOGO: APOLLO SOYUZ (ASTP) SOUVENIR SHEET FIRST DAY COVER, (#C258A), with a first day of issue hand cancel with text: "Apollo Soyouz Projet d'Essai 1975", of Lome (Togo), July 15, 1975 tieing the perforated souvenir sheet of 4 stamps to cover. The sheet comprises of the following stamps: 60fr: USA ASTP Astronauts; 90fr: Russian Cosmonauts; 100fr: ASTP link-up of the spacecrafts, with USA and Russian flags; 200fr: ASTP emblem and globe. With black Artcraft engraved printed cachet showing the ASTP emblem & the the ASTP spacecrafts in Earth orbit, with text: " Apollo Soyuz space mission. Joint US - Soviet Cooperation in Manned Space Flight." Cover size 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches. IMAGE

AIRSPC020332$2.5011/18/1979 
UNUSUAL APOLLO 11 PICTORIAL SHOW CANCEL TIES FOREIGN STAMP TO COVER: JOJEX Sta., Johnstown PA HC shows astronaut's shoe making a moon footprint with wording "One Small Step" (for 10th anniversary of moonlanding) on flag stamp. This USPS cancel also ties a 1/2-cent Grenada Apollo 11 astronaut gathering moon rocks stamp (that is part of the cachet). Appropriate rubber stamp word cachet for Apollo 11 first step on moon.

AIRSPC020333A$4.0005/05/1971K
10TH ANNIVERSARY MERCURY 3 FLIGHT (U.S. 1st Manned Space flight with Alan Shepard), with Kennedy Space Center FL machine cancel on flag stamp. Red and blue printed cachet by Heritage Crafts (unmarked) with printed text: "10 Anniversary Manned Space Flight, John F. Kennedy Space Center", cachet shows the Apollo 11/Saturn rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center and a picture of President John F. Kennedy plus a part of his famous quote: "...landing a man on the Moon - and returning him safely to Earth.". Backside of cover has a boxed red word rubber stamp cachet: "Secret Titan 3C Launch complex-40 KSC 3:43 a.m. EDT, Spy in the Sky Satellite". IMAGE

AIRSPC020333M$50.0007/21/1961P
(MR-4, ASTRONAUT GUS GRISSOM) PROJECT MERCURY SPACECRAFT LAUNCH (2nd manned suborbital space flight). Patrick Air Force Base FL MC on Echo Space Satellite (#1173) stamp. Two color printed cachet by SPACECRAFT COVERS CACHETS for this "Liberty Bell 7" flight, shows trajectory and recovery by helicopter, and small inset photo of Capt. Virgil I. Grissom. IMAGE

AIRSPC020336$4.0005/12/1968 
(FIRST DAY OF USE OF NEW CANCEL) - GRISSOM AFB INDIANA, Rededication ceremony cover naming air base in honor of astronaut and Lt. Col. Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (who was killed in the flash fire of the Apollo One Capsule in Jan of 1967). Cancel ties two Gemini single stamps to cover (#1331 and #1332). (Grissom was a Gemini 3 astronaut). Appropriate blue printed cachet for event with emblem of the 305th Bombardment Wing at the Air Base. Small rubber stamp address. IMAGE

DB: stats: tusd(46,24,22,1)

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