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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
AIRSPC077100$3.0004/07/2001C
MARS ODYSSEY LAUNCH, with a hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 34 cent Statue of Liberty definitive stamp. With a red and blue (unidentified) printed cachet of the emblem/patch of the Mars Odyssey mission, showing the spacecraft beaming a signal down to Mars, with inscription: "ASU, JPL, JSC, NASA, LMA, UofA, 2001 MARS ODYSSEY." (This spacecraft, due to arrive on 10/24/2001 will study Mars with a thermal emission imaging system; a radiation environment experiment and another instrument will do global mapping to determine the abundance of hydrogen in the shallow subsurface).

AIRSPC077250$2.5007/10/1973 
PROGRESS IN ELECTRONICS/TRANSISTORS 8 CENT STAMP FIRST DAY COVER (#1501), New York NY first day of issue machine cancel on stamp showing a transistor/component printed circuit plug in board. With black engraved ARTCRAFT printed cachet showing the 3 inventors of the transistor and example of the first transistor, with text "25 Years of Transistors. Walter Brattain, William Shockley and John Bardeen, awarded Nobel Prize for transistor invention at Bell Laboratories. Progress in Electronics, series of 1973".

AIRSPC077300$2.0003/22/1988DC
EARTH FROM SPACE - "E" DENOMINATION PAIR OF COIL STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER (#2279), Washington DC first day of issue machine cancel on 2 coil stamps showing Earth from outer space, issued for postage rate increase. With 2 color ARTMASTER printed cachet that shows earth from outer space and the solar system with the planets named, with text Postage Rate Increase 1988, coil". (Descriptive text about earth and the planets printed on backside of cover).

AIRSPC077350$2.5005/29/1992 
USA/RUSSIA SPACE JOINT ISSUE SINGLE STAMP FIRST DAY COVER (#2631), Chicago IL first day of issue pictorial cancel showing the space shuttle orbiting earth on single stamp showing a russian cosmonaut, the Space Shuttle and view of portion of the Moon from outer space. With black UNKNOWN printed cachet (it's signed but not readable) that shows a line drawing of 3 different views of the space shuttle, titled: "Space Shuttle."

AIRSPC077360$2.5005/29/1992 
USA/RUSSIA SPACE JOINT ISSUE SINGLE STAMP FIRST DAY COVER (#2634), Chicago IL first day of issue pictorial cancel showing the space shuttle orbiting earth on single stamp showing the Russian Soyuz spacecraft in the foreground, the USA Mercury and Gemini spacecraft's in the background all in Earth orbit with view of portion of the Moon. With black UNKNOWN printed cachet (it's signed but not readable) that shows a line drawing of a Space Shuttle launch, titled: "Space Shuttle."

AIRSPC077610$4.0004/06/1968V
OV1-13 AND 14 RESEARCH SATELLITES LAUNCHED, Cover has an Vandenberg AFB CA machine cancel on a 6 cent flag stamp. With a blue Vandenberg AFB servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows a rocket launch from the coast of California/Pacific Ocean, and text that reads: "US Air Force NASA Research Satellites, OV-13 & 14, Atlas booster launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base". Label address.

AIRSPC077615$4.0006/13/1968C
8 COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES LAUNCHED. Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 6 cent flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows a Titan 3C missile and text that reads: "8 Satellites put in Perfect Orbit. Eight military communications satellites providing a vital link of instant communications between Saigon and Washington, launched by Titan Rocket". Sarzin rubber stamp address.

AIRSPC077685$7.0007/16/1969F
APOLLO ELEVEN TRACKING STATION, First Manned Apollo flight to land on the Moon, canceled on Launch date: Tananarive Philatelie, (Madagascar) hand cancel on Malagasy stamps. With a blackNASA Tananarive - Madagascar boxed word rubber stamp cachet plus a red Apollo 11/NASA pictorial rubber stamp cachet. Cover is autographed by a tracking station personnel. With rubber stamp address.

AIRSPC077700$8.0003/07/1970WI
ROCKETS LAUNCHED TO STUDY SOLAR ECLIPSE, with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 10 cent Apollo 11 space stamp (#C76). With 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 4 printed cachet that shows an Aerobee 170 rocket, the NASA emblem and a series of suns showing progressive degrees of the eclipse, with printed text: "Solar Eclipse, 32 sounding rockets launched to study effects of sunlight cessation. Total Eclipse 1:38 p.m. EST." (Stunning airmail border red and blue envelope that compliments the blue and orange cachet that is printed over the entire envelope face).

AIRSPC077705$4.0004/08/1970C
NUCLEAR DETECTION SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows artists drawing of this satellite in space and text that reads: "Titan 3C Nuclear Detection Satellite launched 5:50 a.m. April 8, 1970. Monitors nuclear detonation in earth's atmosphere or outer space and provides space radiation data to scientists". Sarzin printed address.

AIRSPC077710$3.5007/24/1970C
SKYNET-2 BRITISH SATELLITE LAUNCH. Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 6 cent flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows artists drawing of this launch and the American and British Flags, and text that reads: "Skynet #2, British satellite communications type now in orbit drifting towards its final station in space above the Indian Ocean". Sarzin printed address.

AIRSPC077720$5.0010/09/1970WI
SPED VEHICLE LAUNCH , Cover has a Wallops Island VA hand cancel on a 10 cent First Man on Moon space stamp (#C76). with a 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 18 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing this space vehicle parachuting to earth, with text "SPED, Supersonic Planetary Entry Decelerator vehicle launched by a Castor rocket at 1:57 PM EDT, Prelude to U.S. Project Viking Mars landing. Designed to simulate a Mars entry spacecraft in thin atmosphere.".

AIRSPC077726$4.5011/06/1970C
IMEWS SKY SPY SATELLITE LAUNCH (MIDAS 10), Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel on a 10 cent First Man on Moon space stamp (#C76). with a 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 19 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing this satellite in orbit spotlighting an area on earth with text "IMEWS Sky Spy, Integrated Multipurpose Early Warning Satellite, designed to double warning time of ICBM attack on U.S., launched by Titan 3C, 5:35 AM ". (Other dealer cachets call this a MIDAS 10 launch or an Early Warning Attack Spotting satellite, it all depends on what information is available to the cachet maker at the time the cachet is prepared).

AIRSPC077735$4.0011/30/1970C
OAO/ORBITING ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY SATELLITE LAUNCH. Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 6 cent flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows this satellite, and text that reads: "United States launches Orbiting Astronomical Observatory. Largest OAO launched to date. November 30, 1970". Sarzin printed address.

AIRSPC077745$4.0001/25/1971K
INTELSAT IV TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH (CONTRACTORS COVER), Cover has a Kennedy Space Center FL pictorial machine cancel that shows a rocket launch and the NASA emblem. With a black HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY contractor printed cachet that shows a woman standing by the large satellite and text that reads: "Intelsat IV, World's largest commercial communications satellite, built by Hughes Aircraft Company for Intelsat under the direction of Comsat". Cover has insert card detailing the satellite.

AIRSPC077746$2.5001/26/1971C
INTELSAT IV TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 8 cent Flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows a technician on a ladder working on the large satellite and text that reads: "First Intelsat 4 Largest Commercial Comsat Ever Launched, 3,058 lbs., 17 ft. high. Placed over the Atlantic Ocean. Can carry 9,000 telephone circuits or 12 colored TV channels". Sarzin printed address. (NOTE: the Cape Canaveral FL postoffice was closed when the Intelsat 4 was launched on 01/25/71 and the cover was canceled the next day 01/26/71).

AIRSPC077770$4.0010/05/1970WI
BARIUM ION CLOUD ROCKET LAUNCH, Cover has a Wallops Island VA hand cancel on a 10 cent Airmail First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a 2 color ANDROMEDA COVER NO. 17 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing a Javelin rocket, with text "Barium Ion Cloud, USA-Germany.....to aid in research of the earth's magnetic and electric fields, launched by a Javelin rocket at 5:05 am EST".

AIRSPC077775A$4.0009/21/1971WI
BARIUM ION CLOUD ROCKET LAUNCH, Cover has a Wallops Island VA A.M. machine cancel on a 11 cent Airmail definitive stamp, with a 2 color CYGNUS COVER NO. 06 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing a drawing of stylized "clouds" over map of the eastern USA/South America and Europe/Africa, with text "Barium Ion Cloud. USA- Germany cooperative experiment, released 20,000 miles over Central America to enable scietists to measure Earth's magnetic & electric fields. Boosted into space aboard a Scout rocket at 7:31 p.m. EDT". NOTE: the Wallops Island VA postoffice was closed when this rocket was launched on 09/20/71 and the cover was canceled the next day 09/21/71).

AIRSPC077780$4.0012/16/1972V
AEROS RESEARCH SATELLITE LAUNCH, with a Vandenberg AFB CA machine cancel on a 11 cent Airmail definitive stamp, with a 2 color CYGNUS COVER NO. 42 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing a drawing of the Aeros satellite, with text "Aeros, Atmospheric Monitor, German Research Satellite, will investigate chemical composition of the atmosphere and ionosphere. Launched by a LTV 4-stage Scout S-181 at 3:25 am PST".

AIRSPC077796$4.0012/11/1971V
ARIEL 4/UK 4 SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cover has a Vandenberg AFB BR, Lompoc CA hand cancel on a 11 cent airmail stamp. with a 2 color CYGNUS COVER NO. 11 printed cachet on a red and blue border airmail envelope showing this satellite with text "Ariel 4 - UK 4, British prober puts 'Ear' on space noise, designed to study particle streams in the ionosphere. launched by a Delta rocket at 3:47 PM EST".

AIRSPC077800$1.5012/20/1971C
INTELSAT IV TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE LAUNCH, Cover has a Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 8 cent Flag stamp. With a black SARZIN printed cachet that shows a world map and locations of the comsat/intelsat system and text that reads: "Second Intelsat - IV telecommunications satellite launched, cachet depicts the Intelsat System before the launch of 2nd Intelsat - IV". Sarzin printed address. (NOTE: the Cape Canaveral FL postoffice was closed when the Intelsat 4 was launched on 12/19/1971 and the cover was canceled the next day 12/20/1971). (NOTE: Cover has small stain at top left edge of envelope, and priced accordingly).

AIRSPC077810$3.0002/19/1973F
SPECIAL WEATHER INSTRUMENTS PICTORIAL CANCEL ON WEATHER MAP STAMP. Cover has a Bonn W. Germany pictorial cancel showing weather instruments on a 30pf stamp showing a weather map. With a two color label cachet (unidentified) that shows a weather map (meteorological) of Europe and the British Isles.

AIRSPC077850$3.0007/08/1976C
PALAPA ONE INDONESIAN COMSAT LAUNCHED, Cape Canaveral FL hand cancel on 3 stamps including the 200 years of Postal Service space stamp showing a Comsat in space and earth tracking antennas (#1575) making the certified postage rate. Cover has a Certified Label on the front of it. With a 2 color SPACE MASTER printed cachet showing the indonesian Comsat and the master control station at Cibinong Indonesia, with text "Palapa One, Indonesian Comsat. First Asian nation to have a domestic communications satellite system, launched by Delta, into synchronous orbit, July 8, 1976". (NOTE: I believe this cachet is a product of Robert Rank who makes the Space Voyage cachets).

AIRSPC077880$4.0003/24/1979C
SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA LANDS AFTER TEST FLIGHT, Cover has Cape Canaveral FL machine cancel on a 15 cent flag stamp. With an official ZASO - IASP #12 silk printed color photo cachet showing the Shuttle Columbia riding atop a 747 aircraft over the Kennedy Space Center and 6 lines of printed text that reads in part: "Journey's end! The Space Shuttle Orbiter riding piggyback on its 747 carrier aircraft nears the end of its 2400 mile ferry flight......." (IASP stands for the International Association of Space Philatelists, a space collectors society that has now been disbanded).

AIRSPC077925$2.5012/04/1986K
FLTSATCOM SATELLITE LAUNCH. Cover has a Kennedy Space Center FL machine cancel on a 22 cent postal stationery envelope. With a color photo label cachet (unidentified) that shows this rocket launch, and 8 lines of printed text on the cover that reads in part: "Fleet Satellite Communications Rocket put in orbit December 4, 1986. NASA's last scheduled launch in a very difficult year an unqualified success. An unmanned Atlas Centaur rocket lifted off.........putting a $125 million fleet satellite FLTSATCOM in orbit".

DB: stats: tusd(43,25,18,1)

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