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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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LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
AIRSPC066011A$10.0002/01/2003H
STS-107 COLUMBIA SHUTTLE TRAGEDY, Feb. 01, 2003 date is the day the shuttle was lost during reentry over Texas. With a special Space Shuttle/Spacehab pictorial hand cancel on flag stamp. Green FMF printed cachet showing the space shuttle, with 3 lines of a black rubber stamp word cachet reading: "STS 107 Lost Over Texas, 1 Feb 2003". NOTE: Spacehab was a pressurized lab mounted within the shuttle's payload bay as part of the NASA Science mission used for research and logistics purposes. This cancel was prepared early, to be used for the successful landing of the STS-107 flight. Please note that the remaining covers in stock have the black word rubber stamp at the bottom of the USPS stamp and cancel rather than on the left side of the cover as is illustrated. IMAGE

AIRSPC066014A$9.0002/01/2003H
STS-107 COLUMBIA SHUTTLE TRAGEDY, Feb. 01, 2003 date is the day the shuttle was lost during reentry over Texas. With a special Space Shuttle/Spacehab pictorial hand cancel from Houston TX on an 18 cent Space Shuttle stamp. Black 3 line rubber stamp cachet (unidentified, by Frasketi) reading: "STS 107 Lost Over Texas, 1 Feb 2003". NOTE: Spacehab was a pressurized lab mounted within the shuttle's payload bay as part of the NASA Science mission used for research and logistics purposes. This cancel was prepared early, to be used for the successful landing of the STS-107 flight. IMAGE

AIRSPC066014B$10.0002/01/2003H
STS-107 COLUMBIA SHUTTLE TRAGEDY, Feb. 01, 2003 date is the day the shuttle was lost during reentry over Texas. With a special Space Shuttle/Spacehab pictorial hand cancel from Houston TX on an 18 cent Space Shuttle stamp showing the Shuttle about to land. Black 3 line rubber stamp cachet (unidentified, by Frasketi) reading: "STS 107 Lost Over Texas, 1 Feb 2003". NOTE: Spacehab was a pressurized lab mounted within the shuttle's payload bay as part of the NASA Science mission used for research and logistics purposes. This cancel was prepared early, to be used for the successful landing of the STS-107 flight. IMAGE

AIRSPC066027$10.0003/14/1966 
ALBERT EINSTEIN (PHYSICIST) 8 CENT DEFINITIVE STAMP, COMBINATION FDC WITH AUTOGRAPH (#1285), Princeton NJ first day of issue machine cancel of 03/14/1966 (stamp issued on the 87th year of his birth) Cancel ties the new U.S. 8 cent Einstein stamp and three other atomic and science related U.S. stamps to cover. These stamps are (#1070) Atoms for Peace 3 cent stamp; (#1200) Brien McMahon/Atomic Energy Act 4 cent stamp and (#1237) The Sciences 5 cent stamp. With a two color all purpose printed cachet that shows a world globe circled by envelopes and text that reads: "First Day Cover". Cover is autopen autographed by Astronaut Vance Brand, who flew on the Apollo/Soyuz US/USSR space flight in 1975 and on thr space shuttle flights of STS-5, STS-11 and STS-35. NOTE: an autopen autograph is made by a machine that duplicates the astronauts signature, when the astronaut is too busy to autograph himself. IMAGE

AIRSPC066055$2.5007/28/1962 
BRIEN McMAHON/ATOMIC ENERGY ACT, 4 CENT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#1200), Norwalk Conn. first day of issue machine cancel. Black engraved ARTMASTER printed cachet shows bust of Brien McMahon and atomic symbol, with text "Honoring the late Senator Brien McMahon, 1903-1952, 'Father of Our National Nuclear Policy', First Day of Issue".

AIRSPC066056$2.5007/28/1962 
BRIEN McMAHON/ATOMIC ENERGY ACT, 4 CENT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#1200), Norwalk Conn. first day of issue machine cancel. Black engraved ARTCRAFT printed cachet shows bust of Brien McMahon and atomic symbol, with text "First Day of Issue, James O'Brien McMahon, 1903-1952, U.S. Senator from Connecticut. Father of United States National Nuclear Policy".

AIRSPC066065$2.0001/26/1982 
ROBERT MILLIKAN (PHYSICIST), 37 CENT DEFINITIVE STAMP FDC (#1866), Pasadena CA first day of issue machine cancel. Black engraved ARTMASTER printed cachet shows picture of Millikan with clouds and the atomic symbol in the background, with text "Great Americans Series. Robert A. Millikan, 1923 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. First Day of Issue".

AIRSPC066111$5.0012/13/1976DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED PIONEER-VENUS PRE-LAUNCH TEST AND LAUNCH, The 1st cancel is a Truth or Consequence NM 12/13/1976 machine cancel on a 13 cent postal stationery envelope for the pre-launch Pioneer Venus probe descent. The 2nd cancel is a Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel of 05/20/1978 on a 13 cent Eagle/Shield stamp for the launch of Pioneer Venus 1 Orbiter spacecraft. With a 2 color 3-MUSCATEERS printed cachet, showing large probe descent of pre-launch test with text "Large Probe Descent. Tests of Dec. 13th & 16th were failures....Payload crashes into New Mexico desert....Modifications under way.....New tests in Early 1977.". Second word cachet of 7 lines of printed text is for the launch which reads in part: "20 May 1978 - Kennedy Space Center successfully launches the Pioneer-Venus Orbiter craft on this date. Pioneer Venus I will travel more than ......480 million-km (300 million mile) journey to Venus".

AIRSPC066112$3.0001/06/1978 
PIONEER-VENUS SPACECRAFT, PRE-LAUNCH TESTING, El Segundo CA hand cancel. With a 3 color 3 MUSCATEERS printed cachet of Pioneer-Venus Spacecraft disassembled showing the various components. with 6 lines of text "Pioneer-Venus. 6 January 1978, Commence final stage of the Solar Thermal Vacuum Test of the Multiprobe Bus. The Large Probe was removed to simulate the thermal characteristics of the Bus after the Large Probe is released upon approach to Venus.". With additional text about this spacecraft in development by Hughes Aircraft Company.

AIRSPC066114$3.0002/15/1978 
PIONEER-VENUS SPACECRAFT, PRE-LAUNCH TESTING, El Segundo CA hand cancel. With a 3 color 3 MUSCATEERS printed cachet of Pioneer-Venus Spacecraft in the testing laboratory. with 6 lines of text "Pioneer-Venus. 15 February 1978, Deep Space Net Test of multi probe Bus and Probes. Test was performed with all probes and bus transmissions being relayed to Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA, to test their compatability with the ground recording equipment.".

AIRSPC066116$3.0003/15/1978C
PIONEER-VENUS A SPACECRAFT DELIVERED TO CAPE CANAVERAL, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel. With a 2 color CENTENNIAL (unidentified) printed cachet of the Pioneer-Venus Spacecraft and the rocket that will launch it. with text "Pioneer-Venus-A Spacecraft delivered to Cape Canaveral Fla. to be mated to the Atlas Centaur Rocket.".

AIRSPC066140$5.0005/20/1978DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED PIONEER-VENUS (1 and 2 SPACECRAFT's) LAUNCHED, The 1st cancel is a Cape Canaveral FL 05/20/1978 hand cancel on a 13 cent Eagle/Shield stamp for the launch of Pioneer Venus 1 Orbiter spacecraft. The 2nd cancel is a Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel of 08/08/1978 on a 13 cent Flag stamp for the launch of Pioneer Venus 2 multiprobe spacecraft. With a blue LIGHT YEARS printed cachet showing clouds over Venus with text "Pioneer-Venus, Dual Launch Cover. To study the atmosphere of Venus, its meteorology, its composition and its chemistry".

AIRSPC066175$3.0008/27/1987PA
MARINER 2 SPACECRAFT, 25th ANNIVERSARY OF LAUNCH, Pasadena CA hand cancel on Flag stamp. With a multicolored JET PROPULSION LABORATORY STAMP CLUB printed cachet of artists rendition of Mariner 2 spacecraft in space, with the American Flag draped across the bottom of the envelope. With text "Tenth of a Commemorative Series, 25th Anniversary of Launch, Mariner 2, 1962". With additional text on back on envelope about Mariner 2.

AIRSPC066210$2.5008/10/1988K
(STS-26) SPACE SHUTTLE, FLIGHT READINESS FIRING, Kennedy Space Center FL Space Shuttle pictorial machine cancel on Flag stamp. With a blue unidentified printed cachet of the Space Shuttle Emblem (A triangle outline with Space Shuttle inside it and titled "Space Shuttle"). Wih text "Flight Readiness Firing". Note: This is a test on the first shuttle since the shuttle explosion that occured in Jan. 1986. (Also note that the emblem in the cancel and on the cachet are identical).

AIRSPC066350$3.0003/20/1987GB
PALAPA-B2-P SATELLITE LAUNCH, Greenbelt MD hand cancel on Flag stamp. With a two color GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER STAMP CLUB printed cachet of the Indonesian Palapa satellite, the Palapa Emblem and a NASA Delta/McDonnell Douglas Rocketdyne-Thiokol emblem. With text "This is the fifth in a series of Indonesian communications satellites. This will provide communication coverage over Indonesia and the other Asian countries". (The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland supports the Palapa satellite which was launched from Cape Canaveral FL).

AIRSPC066472A$4.0003/19/1983F
FRANCE HOT AIR BALLOONING: SE-TENANT PAIR OF STAMPS + ATTACHED LABEL FIRST DAY COVER (#1864a), with pictorial first day hand cancel of Le Bourget showing a hot air ballon and a rocket. The 2fr stamp shows a hot air balloon, & the 3fr stamp shows a hydrogen balloon, while the label shows another hot air balloon and a rocket similar to the cancel. Blue printed cachet shows a hot air balloon, with first day of issue text and "1783 - 1983". Cover size: 7-1/4"x3-3/4". IMAGE

AIRSPC066473A$4.0004/01/1976F
SWITZERLAND WERABA STAMP SHOW, USPS PICTORIAL CANCEL, SPACE/BALLOON CACHET , U.S. Postal Service Weraba '76 Zurich Switzerland pictorial hand cancel showing the Apollo spacecraft of April 1, 1976 on 10 cent Pioneer 10 spacecraft passing Jupiter (#1556). Multicolor WERABA oficial printed cachet shows the Piccard stratospheric balloon and the viking spacecraft over Mars plus the FISA logo. With text in german, russian and english: "From stratospheric flight to planetary research". Cover size: 4-1/2"x6-1/2". IMAGE

AIRSPC066473AA$4.0004/01/1976F
SWITZERLAND WERABA STAMP SHOW, USPS PICTORIAL CANCEL, SPACE/BALLOON CACHET , U.S. Postal Service Weraba '76 Zurich Switzerland pictorial hand cancel showing the Apollo spacecraft dated April 1, 1976 on 10 cent Pioneer 10 spacecraft passing Jupiter stamp (#1556)& 10 cent Mariner 10 spacecraft passing Venus/Mercury stamp (#1557). Multicolor WERABA oficial printed cachet shows the Piccard stratospheric balloon and the viking spacecraft over Mars plus the FISA logo. With text in russian and english: "From stratospheric flight to planetary research" plus additional WERABA 76 red cachet showing the planets in orbit around the sun. IMAGE

AIRSPC066473B$4.0004/01/1976F
SWITZERLAND WERABA STAMP SHOW, SWISS PICTORIAL CANCEL, SPACE/BALLOON CACHET , Weraba '76 Zurich Switzerland pictorial hand cancel showing the orbiting Viking spacecraft, dated April 1-4, 1976 on 2 Swiss different 1965 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) stamps (#471-2). Multicolor WERABA oficial printed cachet shows the Piccard stratospheric balloon and the viking spacecraft over Mars plus the FISA logo. With text in german, russian and english: "From stratospheric flight to planetary research", plus additional WERABA 76 red cachet showing the planets in orbit around the sun. Cover size: 4-1/2"x6-1/2". IMAGE

AIRSPC066473C$4.0004/01/1976F
SWITZERLAND WERABA STAMP SHOW, RUSSIAN PICTORIAL CANCEL, SPACE/BALLOON CACHET , Weraba '76 Russian pictorial hand cancel showing a rocket & the Weraba '76 symbol, dated April 1-4, 1976 on Russian 6k space stamp showing the Venera 8 spacecraft and parachute that explored Venus (#4044). Multicolor WERABA oficial printed cachet shows the Piccard stratospheric balloon and the viking spacecraft over Mars plus the FISA logo. With text in german, russian and english: "From stratospheric flight to planetary research", plus additional WERABA 76 red cachet showing the planets in orbit around the sun. Cover size: 4-1/2"x6-1/2". IMAGE

AIRSPC066474A$4.0008/17/1959 
FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL BALLOON "JUPITER", 7 CENT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#C54), Lafayette Indiana first day of issue pictorial machine cancel. multicolor CACHET CRAFT / KEN BOLE printed cachet shows Balloon "Jupiter" in the clouds, with text "100th Anniversary Jupiter Balloon, 1859 - 1959". Typed address. (the pictorial part of the cancel shows an early postmark from La Fayette IND of Aug 17 [18]59). IMAGE

AIRSPC066475B$1.5008/17/1959 
FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL BALLOON "JUPITER", 7 CENT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#C-54), Lafayette Indiana first day of issue pictorial machine cancel. ARTCRAFT engraved black printed cachet shows Baloon "Jupiter" ready for takeoff amid buildings and a crowd + the Baloon "Jupiter" in flight. with text "100th Anniversary of the first official airmail Balloon "Jupiter", ascended from Lafayette Indiana, Aug 16, 1859. 1859 - 1959". (the pictorial part of the cancel shows an eary postmark from La Fayette IND of Aug 17 (18)59.). This envelope is toned.

AIRSPC066475P$5.0008/17/1959 
FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL BALLOON "JUPITER", 7 CENT PLATE BLOCK COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#C54), Lafayette Indiana first day of issue pictorial hand cancel on an upper left corner plate block of four stamps, (plate #26391). Black engraved ARTCRAFT printed cachet shows Balloon "Jupiter" ready for takeoff amid buildings and a crowd + the Balloon "Jupiter" in flight. with text "100th Anniversary of the first official airmail Balloon 'Jupiter', ascended from Lafayette Indiana, Aug 17, 1859. 1859 - 1959". (the pictorial part of the cancel shows an early postmark from La Fayette IND of Aug 17 [18]59). IMAGE

AIRSPC066476$2.5008/17/1959 
FIRST OFFICIAL AIRMAIL BALLOON "JUPITER", 7 CENT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP FDC (#C54), Lafayette Indiana first day of issue pictorial machine cancel. Black engraved FLEETWOOD printed cachet shows Balloon "Jupiter" in air with inset of John Wise the balloon pilot and quote by him. with text "Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Balloon Jupiter's Mail Carrying Flight, August 17, 1859, Lafayette Indiana, 1859, 1959". (the pictorial part of the cancel shows an early postmark from La Fayette IND of Aug 17 [18]59).

AIRSPC066477A$4.0003/31/1983 
HOT AIR BALLOONING: SE-TENANT BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS FDC (#2035a), Washington DC first day of issue hand cancel on the block of 4 stamps showing the Intrepid balloon, 1861, the Explorer II balloon 1935 and two stamps of modern day balloons. multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet shows the Montgolfier Balloon, with text "Man first soared up, up and away in this beautiful balloon". (backside of cover gives details of the Montgolfier balloon and the cachet artist Howard Koslow). IMAGE

AIRSPC066477AA$4.0003/31/1983 
HOT AIR BALLOONING: SE-TENANT BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER (#2035a), Albuquerque NM first day of issue hand cancel on the block of 4 stamps showing the Intrepid balloon, 1861, the Explorer II balloon 1935 and two stamps of modern day balloons. multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet shows the Montgolfier Balloon, with text "Man first soared up, up and away in this beautiful balloon". (backside of cover gives details of the Montgolfier balloon and the cachet artist Howard Koslow).

AIRSPC066477B$3.0003/31/1983 
HOT AIR BALLOONING: SE-TENANT BLOCK OF 4 STAMPS FDC (#2035a), with first day of issue hand cancel from Albuquerque NMon the block of 4 stamps showing the Intrepid balloon, 1861, the Explorer II balloon 1935 and two stamps of modern day balloons. Black ARTCRAFT engraved printed cachet shows hot air balloon on the ground in colonial days, with inset of J.P. Blanchard, Balloonist, with text "America's First Successful Flight, Philadelphia - January 9, 1793, A Tribute to Ballooning". IMAGE

AIRSPC066480A$5.0003/31/1983DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED MANNED BALLOON FIRST DAY COVER (#2033). The 1st cancel is a Columbus OH pictorial RED hand cancel of 03/12/1983 on a 20 cent Flag stamp, showing a hot air balloon titled "1783-1983 Ballooning Bicentennial Station" from Colopex 83 stamp show. Cover has an engraved first day of issue "ARTMASTER black printed cachet" showing people on the ground by a tethered hot air balloon, titled: "Hot Air Ballooning". The 2nd cancel is the first day of issue bullseye Albuquerque NM, 03/31/1983 hand cancel on the new 20 cent Hot Air Ballooning stamp (#2033) showing modern hot air balloons in flight. IMAGE

AIRSPC066480B$5.0003/31/1983DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED MANNED BALLOON FIRST DAY COVER, (#2034). The 1st cancel is a Pompano Beach FL pictorial hand cancel of 03/26/1983 on a 20 cent Flag stamp, showing 3 hot air balloons in flight titled "Goldpex '83 Station" from their stamp show. Cover has an engraved first day of issue "ARTMASTER black printed cachet" showing people on the ground by a tethered hot air balloon, titled: "Hot Air Ballooning". The 2nd cancel is the first day of issue hand cancel of Albuquerque NM, 03/31/1983 on the new 20 cent Hot Air Ballooning stamp (#2034) showing different modern hot air balloons in flight. IMAGE

AIRSPC066480C$5.0003/31/1983DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED MANNED BALLOON FIRST DAY COVER, (#2032). The 1st cancel is a Park Forest IL pictorial hand cancel of 03/26/1983 on a 20 cent Flag stamp, showing the "Intrepid" hot air balloon of 1861 in the clouds titled "200th Anniversary of Manned Flight, 1783 to 1983" from the Parforex Station stamp show. Cover has an engraved first day of issue "ARTMASTER black printed cachet" showing people on the ground by a tethered hot air balloon, titled: "Hot Air Ballooning". The 2nd cancel is the first day of issue hand cancel of Albuquerque NM, 03/31/1983 on the new 20 cent Hot Air Ballooning stamp (#2032) showing the 1861 hot air balloon "Intrepid". IMAGE

AIRSPC066480D$5.0003/31/1983DBL
A SPECIAL DOUBLE CANCELLED MANNED BALLOON FIRST DAY COVER, (#2034). The 1st cancel is a Park Forest IL pictorial hand cancel of 03/26/1983 on a 20 cent Flag stamp, showing the "Intrepid" hot air balloon of 1861 in the clouds titled "200th Anniversary of Manned Flight, 1783 to 1983" from the Parforex Station stamp show. Cover has an engraved first day of issue "ARTMASTER black printed cachet" showing people on the ground by a tethered hot air balloon, titled: "Hot Air Ballooning". The 2nd cancel is the first day of issue hand cancel of Albuquerque NM, 03/31/1983 on the new 20 cent Hot Air Ballooning stamp (#2034) showing modern hot air balloons in flight. IMAGE

AIRSPC066482$3.0010/20/1970PL
COSMIC X RAY SCIENTIFIC BALLOON LAUNCH COVER, Palestine TX roller cancel on postal stationery envelope (1970 in the cancel in not readable). With all purpose black RISER printed cachet that shows a balloon launch titled "NCAR Palestine Texas Balloon flight station. Scientific Balloon Launch". With additional red 3 line text rubber stamp cachet reading "Dr. Peterson, U. Of Calif. at San Diego, Observation of Cosmic X Ray, Oct 20, '70,7:21 AM".

AIRSPC066483G$7.5009/26/1970F
GREAT BRITAIN FLOWN HOT AIR BALLOON MAIL: COMMEMORATING CENTENARY OF FIRST AIRMAIL SERVICE: PARIS, with pictorial hot air balloon hand cancel of British Forces 1137 Postal Services with text reading "100th Anniversary of First Airmail Service". on a 9p Concorde stamp. With multicolor printed cachet for this centenary event showing this hot air balloon event, with additional text: "Royal Air Force Cardington". There is a red boxed rubber stamp text cachet with further details on the flown balloon flight on Sept 26, 1970, as to the location, and flight crew, with mail to Paris being delayed due to weather, etc. Small label address. There is also a green rubber stamp text cachet on back of the cover giving details of the covers being flown to Paris on 9 Oct. Cover size: 6-1/2"x4-1/4". IMAGE

AIRSPC066483T$4.0009/21/1983F
TUVALU: 200 YEARS OF MANNED FLIGHT, HOT AIR BALLOON & AIRCRAFT STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER (#208-211), with first day of issue hand cancel of Funafuti Sept. 21, 1983. The 4 stamps in this set: 25c Montgolfier Balloon 1783; 35c McKinnon (Grumman) Turbo Goose aircraft; 45c Beechcraft Super King Air 200 aircraft; 50c Double Eagle II Balloon 1978. With multicolor official printed cachet showing the Montgolfier hot air balloon and the Space Shuttle with text: "Tuvalu, 200 Years of Manned Flight". Cover size: 7-1/4"x4-3/8". IMAGE

AIRSPC066600$2.5012/25/1973DC
SKYLAB 3/SL-4 FLIGHT OBSERVES COMET KOHOUTEK ON CHRISTMAS DAY, Washington DC machine cancel on 8 cent Copernicus stamp (#1488). With a blue NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY rubber stamp cachet showing a stylized comet with word text: "Far Ultraviolet Observatory aboard Skylab, Comet Kohoutek 1973 Camera, designed developed and fabricated by the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC".

AIRSPC066601A$5.0012/09/1973 
COMET KOHOUTEK QUEEN ELIZABETH II CRUISE, New York NY hand cancel on 8 cent Christmas stamp. With a blue printed cachet (unidentified, probably issued by the ship?) showing the comet passing over the QEII ship, with word text: "Comet Kohoutek, Greatest Comet of the Century, from the Greatest Ship in the World. Queen Elizabeth 2, December 9, 1973". Cover also has a blue word rubber stamp cachet from the ship reading: "QE2, Posted on board, High Seas mail." Cover comes with a printed text filler card about the Kohoutek Comet and the QEII. IMAGE

AIRSPC066675$2.0008/23/1973P
INTELSAT F-6 COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH, Patrick Air Force Base FL machine cancel on an 11 cent Airmail stamp. With a black printed cachet (Unidentified) of a world map of the COMSAT Intelsat System, showing tracking, telemetry, command and monitoring stations, with text "Intelsat F-6 Communications Satellite launched 8/23/73". Cover is an airmail border envelope.

AIRSPC066678$4.0007/24/1970C
INTELSAT 3/ F-8 COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on an 10 cent Airmail First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 13 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing the communication satellite against map of the world, with text "Intelsat 3, F8. Last of the series of intelsat 3 commercial communications satellites. Launched by a long-tank Delta rocket at 7:23 PM EST July 23, cancel delayed-post office closed at time of launch".

AIRSPC066679$4.0008/27/1970V
U.S. NAVY NAVIGATION SATELLITE LAUNCH, (also known as the Oscar satellite), Lompoc CA, Vandenberg Air Force Br. hand cancel on a 10 cent Airmail First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 15 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing a drawing of the navigation satellite sending/receiving signals from submarines, with text "U.S. Navy Navigation Satellite, launched by a Scout rocket at 9:23 a.m. EDT".

AIRSPC066680$2.5004/22/1970C
INTELSAT 3 COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel, with a black SARZIN printed cachet showing this satellite launch, with text "Radio Service Satellite today, launched for Comsat, boosted by 106 foot Delta rocket, 644 pound satellite is the seventh in a series of eight intelsat 3 satellites, to establish a global system". Sarzin printed address.

AIRSPC066750$2.5008/09/1979K
WESTAR 3 SATELLITE LAUNCH, Kennedy Space Center FL space pictorial machine cancel on a 15 cent flag stamp. With a two color S.C.P.S. printed cachet of the WESTAR 3 satellite, with text "WESTAR 3, in geosynchronous orbit. Third and final satellite of the Western Union Domestic Communications System.. Launched by Delta (rocket)". (Cover has the SCPS logo rubber stamp on back of cover that gives the Ser. and No. of the cover).

AIRSPC066767$4.0002/11/1965C
TITAN 3A LAUNCH, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 5 cent Flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet of a very early concept of space travel, with text "Space Travel. Titan 3A-Cape Kennedy. Successful launching and acrobatic maneuvers. This is the largest U.S. space launcher and will perform a multitude of missions for manned flight and the military (slightly different from the early concept of space travel here depicted)."

AIRSPC066786$6.0009/06/1963V
SAMOS TYPE SPY IN THE SKY SATELLITE LAUNCH, Vandenberg AFB CA machine cancel. With a black printed cachet (unidentified, probably a SARZIN or ZASO cachet) of an Atlas rocket with a stethescope attached to the rocket!, with text "The Stethescope of Space. Vandenberg Air Force Base Sept. 6, 1963. Atlas rocket boosts a Samos type spy in the sky satellite". Printed address.

AIRSPC066786D$6.0010/17/1963C
NUCLEAR SPY/VELA HOTEL PROJECT SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel. With a black SARZIN printed cachet of a rocket separation in space over the moon, with text "Nuclear Spy Twin Satellites Vela Hotel Project. 57,000 mile high orbit twin sentinels their instruments capable of spotting a nuclear blast more than 180 million miles away. To serve as a warning that the U.S. is determined to find out if any nation violates the nuclear test ban treaty of President Kennedy and the Soviet". Sarzin rubber stamp address.

AIRSPC066786G$4.0007/25/1965C
VELA HOTEL (5 and 6) and ORS-3 (OCTOHEDRAL) SATELLITES LAUNCHED, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 5 cent Flag stamp. With a red CELESTIAL/SAKOLSKY printed cachet of a satellite in Earth orbit , with text "Octohedral Satellite (ORS-3) is launched weighing 12 lb., orbited with two twin 525 lb. Vela Satellites to test the belt of radiation around the earth".

AIRSPC066795$2.5011/19/1981K
COMMUNICATIONS/SATCOM III R SATELLITE LAUNCH, Kennedy Space Center FL space pictorial machine cancel on a 18 cent space stamp. With a red S.C.P.S. printed cachet of the SATCOM III R satellite, with text "SATCOM III R, RCA communications satellite designed to open 24 transponders for lease on a long term basis to nationwide cable and pay TV industries. A replacement satellite for SATCOM III which mysteriously disappeared in space in 1979. Launched by Delta (rocket)". (Cover has the SCPS logo rubber stamp on back of cover that gives the Ser. and No. of the cover).

AIRSPC066805$2.5001/15/1982K
COMMUNICATIONS/SATCOM IV SATELLITE LAUNCH, Kennedy Space Center FL space pictorial machine cancel on a 18 cent space stamp. With a blue S.C.P.S. printed cachet of the SATCOM IV satellite, with text "Satcom IV, an RCA communications satellite that will provide expanded service to TV cable subscribers. Launched by Delta (rocket)". (Cover has the SCPS logo rubber stamp on back of cover that gives the Ser. and No. of the cover).

AIRSPC066850A$3.0003/03/1972C
PIONEER 10 SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on 8 cent "U.S. in Space" stamp showing Earth from the Moon (#1434). With a 2 color CENTENNIAL (unidentified) printed cachet of the Pioneer 10 Spacecraft. with text "Pioneer 10, Launched from Cape Kennedy Fla. March 2, 1972. The spacecraft rocketed at record speed to start a 21 month trip to the giant planet Jupiter and eventually to wander forever through distant galaxies". NOTE Cover was cancelled the next day after launch due to the Cape Canaveral Post Office being closed and cover has an additional word rubber stamp cachet reading "Cancel Delayed, launching after P.O. closed." IMAGE

AIRSPC066855$1.7503/03/1972C
PIONEER F (10) SPACECRAFT LAUNCH, Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel. With a green (probably a Whitney) unidentified rubber stamp cachet of the Atlas/Centaur rocket launching of the Pioneer spacecraft, with text "Pioneer F to fly-by Jupiter, launched by Atlas Centaur from ETR, March 2 '72, 8:49pm". With light pencil address. (NOTE: the Cape Canaveral FL postoffice was closed when the Pioneer spacecraft was launched at 8:49 pm on 03/02/72 and the covers were cancelled the next day 03/03/72).

AIRSPC066855A$4.5003/02/1972K
PIONEER 10 SPACECRAFT LAUNCHED, Kennedy Space Center FL space pictorial machine cancel, on a 11 cent airmail stamp,. with a 2 color CYGNUS COVER NO. 17 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing the Pioneer 10 spacecraft with text "Pioneer 10, Launched by a Atlas Centaur rocket at 8:49pm EST. Begins half-billion mile odyssey to Jupiter. Fastest man-made object to travel in space, first nuclear-powered satellite, first satellite to pass through Asteroid Belt, first voyage of a man-made spacecraft out of the Solar System". IMAGE

AIRSPC066870$2.5012/03/1973C
PIONEER 10 SPACECRAFT CLOSEST APPROACH TO JUPITER, Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel on Apollo 11 First Man on Moon stamp (#C76). With a blue (Whitney) unidentified rubber stamp cachet of the Pioneer plaque that is on the spacecraft, put there for space aliens to see, with text "(above) plate on spacecraft showing location of Earth, human beings, spacecraft course, hydrogen". "Pioneer 10 Closest Approach to Jupiter, December 3, 1973 - 81,000 miles, Launched from Cape Kennedy March 3, 1972.". With light pencil address.

AIRSPC066875$6.0003/02/1972TR
A SPECIAL TRIPLE CANCELLED PIONEER 10 AND 11 SPACECRAFT COVER, , The 1st cancel is a Kennedy Space Center FL space pictorial machine cancel on 8 cent "U.S. in Space" stamp showing Earth from the Moon (#1434) for the launch of Pioneer 10 spacecraft. The 2nd cancel is a Pasadena CA hand cancel of 12/03/1973 on a 8 cent Flag stamp for the first fly-by of Planet Jupiter, and the 3rd cancel is a (first day of issue) Pasadena CA bulls eye hand cancel of 10/01/1991 on a 29 cent Pioneer 11/Jupiter stamp for the first day of issue of this stamp. With a 2 color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet showing the Pioneer spacecraft at the fly-by of Jupiter, with text "Pioneer 10 launch-March 2, 1972. First Fly-by of Jupiter-Dec 3, 1973. Signals received at Pasadena DSN, Ames Labs, Mt. View, Calif.".

AIRSPC066880$1.7504/05/1973P
PIONEER G (11) SPACECRAFT LAUNCH, Patrick Air Force Base hand cancel on an 8 cent space stamp. With a blue (probably a Whitney) unidentified rubber stamp cachet of the Atlas/Centaur rocket launching of the Pioneer spacecraft, with text "Pioneer G, Good Launch 11, to fly-by Jupiter, launched by Atlas Centaur from ETR, April 5 '72, 9:11pm". With light pencil address.

AIRSPC066885$2.5003/01/1975 
EXHIBITION/SHOW CANCEL FOR THE PIONEER SPACECRAFT, Michigan Stamp Club Exh Sta, Detroit MI pictorial space cancel shows the Pioneer spacecraft and text "Pioneer Mission To Jupiter" on a 10 cent Pioneer/Jupiter space stamp. With a blue MICHIGAN STAMP CLUB printed cachet for its 61st annual exhibition, showing space themes with text "The Pioneer Mission to Jupiter".

AIRSPC066890$1.7511/03/1973P
MARINER 10 SPACECRAFT LAUNCH, Patrick Air Force Base FL hand cancel on 8 cent Flag stamp. With a green (probably a Whitney) unidentified rubber stamp cachet of the Atlas/Centaur rocket launching of the Mariner spacecraft, with text "Mariner 10 to fly by Mercury and Venus, launched by Atlas Centaur from ETR, Nov 3, '73, 12:45am".

AIRSPC066895$1.7503/29/1974C
MARINER 10 SPACECRAFT CLOSEST APPROACH TO PLANET MERCURY, Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel on 8 cent Copernicus stamp. With a brown (Whitney) unidentified rubber stamp cachet of the Mariner spacecraft over Mercury, with text "Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury Probe, launched from AFETR 3 Nov. '73, Closest Approach to Mercury, March 29, 1974". With light pencil address.

AIRSPC066895A$3.5003/29/1974K
MARINER 10 SPACECRAFT CLOSEST APPROACH TO PLANET MERCURY, with a space pictorial machine cancel of Kennedy Space Center FL on a 10 cent flag stamp. With a black (Sarzin?) unidentified printed cachet of a crater on the surface of Mercury, with 8 lines of text "Mariner 10, Mercury from 80,000,000 Miles Away. Vivid television pictures of Mercury sent back 80,000,000 miles Friday by Mariner 10 show that the planet has a surface much rougher than the moon's. etc. etc. ".

AIRSPC066910$2.5003/16/1974 
EXHIBITION/SHOW CANCEL FOR SKYLAB IV SPACE STATION , Michigan Stamp Club Exh Sta, Detroit MI pictorial space cancel shows the Earth from space and text "60th Annual Exhibiton, Saluting Skylab IV, 84 days in space" on a joined pair of the 8 cent U.S. in Space, A Decade of Achievement stamps (#1435-6). With a red MICHIGAN STAMP CLUB printed cachet for its 60st annual exhibition, showing the Skylab space station emblem, with text "In Tribute to Skylab IV, 84 days in space".

DB: stats: tusd(126,58,64,7)

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