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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
AIRSPC044019EA$5.0007/24/1970C
20th ANNIVERSARY BUMPER 8 (FIRST MISSILE) LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL, with a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 6 cent Apollo 8 Earth from the Moon stamp (#1371). With green rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) that shows a rocket being launched from Cape Canaveral, and text: " 20th Anniversary Bumper 8, July 24th 1950. First missile launch from Cape Canaveral Florida". IMAGE

AIRSPC044019EB$5.0007/24/1970P
20th ANNIVERSARY BUMPER 8 (FIRST MISSILE) LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL, with a Patrick Air Force Base FL hand cancel on 6 cent flag stamp. With green rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) that shows a rocket being launched from Cape Canaveral, and text: "20th Anniversary Bumper 8, July 24th 1950. First missile launch from Cape Canaveral Florida". NOTE: See item 4019EA for cachet on this cover. The only difference between the 2 is the cancellation.

AIRSPC044019EG$4.5007/24/1975C
25th ANNIVERSARY BUMPER 8 (FIRST MISSILE) LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL, with a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 10 cent definitive stamp. With red rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) that shows a rocket being launched from Cape Canaveral, and text: "25th Anniversary Bumper 8, July 24th 1950, 9:29 a.m. First missile launch from Cape Canaveral Florida. 1569 Major Cape Launches". Backside of this cover has a boxed blue rubber stamp text cachet that reads: "5th Anniverary dedication U.S. Air Force Space Museum at Cape Canaveral AF station, Fla." IMAGE

AIRSPC044019EJ$3.5010/01/1974C
25th ANNIVERSARY LONG RANGE PROVING GROUND, ( Which later became the Air Force Eastern Test Range). With a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 10 cent Skylab space station stamp (#1529). With blue rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) that shows the emblem of the Air Force Eastern Test Range, and text: "25th Anniversary, October 1, 1949, Joint Long Range Proving Ground. May 15, 1964, Air Force Eastern Test Range, Headquarters at Patrick AFB". IMAGE

AIRSPC044019FQ$6.0007/24/1970C
20th ANNIVERSARY FIRST ROCKET LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL (JULES VERNE ITEM), with a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 6 cent Apollo 8/Moon space stamp (#1371) that also ties a V2-WAC Corporal Rocket/Jules Verne cinderella label souvenir sheet to the cover. With 2 color ORBIT printed cachet that shows Jules Verne and a drawing from his book of men experiencing weightlessness, and printed text that reads in part: "20th Anniversary of First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral. About 600 Vehicles Orbited since 1958; 21 Manned Spaceflights, 5 Astronaut Moon Flights." The two color cinderella label shows picture of a WAC Corporal Rocket and copy of the Fort Bliss rocket postage stamp (#976), with printed text: "20th Anniversary of First Launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1950, 1970, July 20, 1950 V-2 WAC Corporal Rocket - Bumper #8". IMAGE

AIRSPC044019G$5.00  
CINDERELLA SOUVENIR SHEET: 20th ANNIVERSARY FIRST ROCKET LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL, this is an imperforated mint PAIR of labels of the V2-WAC Corporal Rocket (which was used on ORBIT cacheted covers for this anniversary). EACH of the two color cinderella labels shows a picture of a WAC Corporal Rocket and copy of the Fort Bliss rocket postage stamp (#976), with printed text: "20th Anniversary of First Launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1950, 1970, July 20, 1950 V-2 WAC Corporal Rocket - Bumper #8". (Note: this is not a cover but a MINT SHEET OF 2)

AIRSPC044019H$5.00  
CINDERELLA SOUVENIR PROOF SHEET: 20th ANNIVERSARY FIRST ROCKET LAUNCHED AT CAPE CANAVERAL, this is an imperforated mint PAIR of labels of the V2-WAC Corporal Rocket (which was used on ORBIT cacheted covers for this anniversary). EACH of the two color cinderella labels shows a picture of a WAC Corporal Rocket and copy of the Fort Bliss rocket postage stamp (#976), with printed text: "20th Anniversary of First Launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1950, 1970, July 20, 1950 V-2 WAC Corporal Rocket - Bumper #8". (Note: this is not a cover but a MINT SHEET OF 2, the 20th anniversary design was printed on paper that had some unknown printing on the backside, which shows up slightly on the front side, so I am calling this a PROOF sheet).

AIRSPC044021A$4.0003/16/1976 
(ROBERT GODDARD) 50th ANNIVERSARY FIRST LIQUID FUEL ROCKET LAUNCH COVER, with a March 16, 1976 Auburn MA machine cancel on a 13 cent Flag stamp. With a 2 color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet showing Dr. Goddard standing by his rocket about be launched and text: "50th Anniversary of Historic Launch at Auburn, Mass., First Liquid fuel rocket launch March 16, 1926. Launched by Dr. Robert H. Goddard, who laid the foundation for most of the U.S. developments in long range rockets and spaceflights."

AIRSPC044032Q$4.0007/21/1979F
WERNHER VON BRAUN PICTORIAL AUSTRIAN CANCELLED CARD, with a Gmund Austria hand cancel showing Dr. Von Braun, the Saturn/Apollo 11 rocket launch and Moon footprint, and the word text in German (for the 10th Anniversary of the first Moonlanding, and 20th year of GWF?), with red printed cachet of the Apollo 11 emblem/patch and two small logos, one which is the FISA, and 14 lines of printed text all in German, the first line reading "Der Adler 1st Gelandet" which roughly translates: "the Eagle 1st landed" (the Apollo 11 lunar module which landed on the Moon was called the Eagle). Cancel is on card which has a gold colored border. IMAGE

AIRSPC044074D$18.0012/21/1968K
APOLLO 8 LAUNCH SPECIAL, WITH OFFICIAL NASA/KSC CACHET, With pictorial machine cancel showing NASA emblem and rocket launch, of Dec. 21, 1968 Kennedy Space Center FL TIES THESE TWO STAMPS TO THE COVER: a 6 cent USA Flag stamp AND a 30 cent Paraguay space stamp (#898) featuring the ITU emblem and 4 different communications satellites over earth: Relay, Syncom, Echo and Telstar. With blue on white official NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER printed label cachet showing the Apollo spacecraft over the moon, with printed text: "Apollo 8." IMAGE

AIRSPC044075$3.0012/21/1968K
APOLLO 8 LAUNCH, With Kennedy Space Center Florida space pictorial machine cancel, on 5 cent "The Sciences" stamp, with black rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing a portion of the moon and word rubber stamp text: "Apollo 8". (Size of cachet 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". This cachet design is similar to the design on the official NASA label cachet for Apollo 8).

AIRSPC044083A$5.0012/21/1968F
ANTIGUA APOLLO 8 NASA TRACKING STATION COVER, With a hand cancel of Dec. 21, 1968 St. Johns Antigua tieing 2 Apollo tracking station space stamps to the cover: both 4 cent stamps (#199) are identical and show the NASA Antigua Dow Hill Tracking Station Antenna pointing skyward. (Stamps are inscribed: "N.A.S.A. Apollo Project Dedication Dow Hill Tracking Station"). With return address of the tracking station, the stations NASA APOLLO emblem rubber stamp cachet and rubber stamp text: "Apollo 8." IMAGE

AIRSPC044083D$5.00 F
GRAND BAHAMA APOLLO 8 NASA TRACKING STATION COVER, With a poor hand cancel of Dec. ??, 1968, Freeport Bahamas on an 8 cent Bahamas Development stamp. NOTE The day date in the cancel is unreadable. With a 4 line rubber stamp return address of the NASA tracking station at Grand Bahama, the stations NASA APOLLO rubber stamp emblem, typed inscription: "Apollo 8, Station Director. " Cover is autographed by L.H. Odenthal, the Station Director. (A scarce NASA cover, as most Grand Bahama tracking station covers for Apollo 8 are from the Eastern Test Range Tracking Station). IMAGE

AIRSPC044085D$18.0012/27/1968K
APOLLO 8 SPLASHDOWN, WITH SCARCE KSC POSTAL METER CANCEL, With a Dec. 27, 1968 Kennedy Space Center FL 6 cent RED Postal Meter cancel that reads: "See Your Spaceport NASA Tours.". With blue JJF all purpose space printed cachet showing an American flag, a rocket launch, a satellite in orbit and an Apollo capsule in space and a black on white privately produced label showing the Apollo spacecraft over the moon, and printed text: "Apollo 8." (SCARCE: Seldom seen KSC Postal Meter used on a collectable space cover). IMAGE

AIRSPC044085F$3.0012/27/1968 
APOLLO 8 SPLASHDOWN COMMEMORATIVE COVER, With a hand cancel of Dec. 27, 1968 San Jose CA. With a black printed cachet (cachet is marked probably by the artist: "Whippole Yalc Chestly" and also marked "Sponsor San Jose Calif", cachet shows the 3 Apollo astronauts with their names beneath their busts, an earth globe showing the orbital path of the Apollo 8 capsule around the moon and printed text: "Commemorative Cachet, Man's First Manned Flight to and around Moon (10 times) Dec. 21, Dec. 27, 1968, Splashdown 7:21 AM. American First.." IMAGE

AIRSPC044125A$6.0003/13/1969 
APOLLO 9 RECOVERY - ASTRONAUT McDIVITT SLOGAN CANCEL, With a Jackson Michigan machine slogan cancel on Apollo 9 recovery date, on a 1 cent definitive stamp that clearly reads: Salute Astronaut McDivitt" there is also a 5 cent Gemini Space CApsule stamp (#1332) on cover cancelled on the selvage. (Jackson Michigan is the hometown of Gemini 4/Apollo 9 Astronaut James A. McDivitt). Cover has a black printed cachet (unidentified) that shows Astronaut McDivitt, his launch and his capsule being recovered, with word text "Astronaut Col. James McDivitt, Command Pilot, Gemini 4 - Apollo 9, Jackson, Michigan, His Home Town". Light pencil address.

AIRSPC044175W$3.0008/07/1971F
APOLLO 15 SPLASHDOWN, with Apia, Western Samoa pictorial hand cancel showing Apollo spacecraft with parachutes for the Apollo 15 flight, on a 20 s. Apollo Astronaut/Splashdown W. Samoa stamp. Two-color Apollo 15 emblem printed cachet.

DB: stats: tusd(56,17,33,6)

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