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ANIMALS IN SPACE,
(and other forms of life)
COMMEMORATIVE COVERS

(orbital & suborbital flights,
of mice, rats, chickens, leeches,
frogs, algae, bugs, blood, mold, etc.)

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General Notes

  • All items are covers unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are the standard U.S. #6 size (approximately 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches), as collected in the USA, unless otherwise noted.
  • Foreign covers may be slightly smaller in size than the standard U.S. #6 size and if so, their size will NOT be noted. Any cover larger than a number 6 size will be noted or any item of an unordinary size will be so noted.
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are cacheted unless otherwise noted. A brief description of the cachet is given of the event being commemorated.
  • If covers are autographed they are genuine, unless otherwise noted.
  • Where stamp(s) used on the item are of significance, such as being a space stamp or a flag stamp or related to the event or location, it will be described. Otherwise the stamp(s) used on the item may be a definitive issue or an unrelated commemorative issue, and will not be described.
  • Items listed here may not be listed in any particular order.
  • Please print out the ON-LINE ORDER FORM and use it to mark down the covers you need. When ordering, please mark the LIST ID as well as ITEM ID.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
AIS1010A$50.0010/13/1960P
(ATLAS 4 ROCKET), WITH THREE BLACK MICE (Sally, Amy, Moe): with a machine cancel of Patrick Air Force Base FL on a 7 cent airmail border postal stationery envelope. With a blue all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch with earth in background. With text that reads: "Three Black Mice." IMAGE

AIS1040D$5.0009/26/1964WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT PAYLOAD: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas Bio-Space, White Rat payload, 11:35 am, Sep. 26, 1964." IMAGE

AIS1106MQ$6.0009/07/1967C
BIOS 2 (BIOLOGICAL) SATELLITE LAUNCH WITH BUGS AND PLANTS ONBOARD, With machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, on 5 cent flag stamp, with two color SPACE CRAFT COVERS printed cachet showing this satellite over a map of the world in the shape of a box!, and text: "Bios 2, Laboratory in Space. 'Astrobugs' to reveal the biological hazards of space flights. Radiation and weightlessness studies of cells and plants. Launched by Delta 6:04 p.m. EDT 7 Sept. Recovery over Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, 9 Sept. 3:15 p.m. Small printed address. (NOTE: this satellite is also known as "Biosatellite 2" and the living things onboard were wasps, fruit flys, flour beetles, gnats, gnat larvae, frog eggs plus blue wild flowers, wheat seedlings, orange bread mold, lysogenic bacteria and pepper plants). IMAGE

AIS1190A$4.0008/04/1970WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 5 cent "The Sciences" stamp showing stylized universe: globe and stars above, (#1237). With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas, white rat, 11:40 am Aug. 4, 1970." Small rubber stamp address. IMAGE

AIS1190C$4.0008/04/1970WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 5 cent Gemini Capsule space stamp (#1332). With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas, white rat, 11:40 am Aug. 4, 1970." Small rubber stamp address.

AIS1190E$4.0008/04/1970WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 10 cent Airmail stamp. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas, white rat, 11:40 am Aug. 4, 1970."

AIS1190F$3.5008/04/1970WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas, white rat, 11:40 am Aug. 4, 1970."

AIS1190G$3.0008/04/1970WI
ARCAS ROCKET, WITH WHITE RAT: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Arcas, white rat, 11:40 am Aug. 4, 1970." Label address plus forwarding address marking in ink.

AIS1210BQ$5.0011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO/RMS SATELLITES: with a MACHINE cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With a 2 color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet that shows frog, and pictures of the OFO (Orbiting Frog Otolith) satellite and the RMS (Radiation Meteoroid) Satellite. With text that reads in part: "Orbiting Frog Otolith, 2 bullfrogs in orbit to determine effect of weightlessness on Otolith Sensors of inner ear."

AIS1210C$6.0011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO/RMS SATELLITES: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Apollo 8/Earth from the Moon stamp (#1371). With a 2 color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet that shows frog, and pictures of the OFO (Orbiting Frog Otolith) satellite and the RMS (Radiation Meteoroid) Satellite. With text that reads in part: "Orbiting Frog Otolith, 2 bullfrogs in orbit to determine effect of weightlessness on Otolith Sensors of inner ear."

AIS1210D$4.5011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a MACHINE cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With a 2 color CENTENNIAL printed cachet (not identified) that shows picture of the OFO (Orbiting Frog Otolith) satellite. With text that reads in part: "Orbiting Frog Otolith, A spacecraft containing two bullfrogs placed into orbit to learn more about disorientation of men in space travel." IMAGE

AIS1210DD$4.5011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, (WITH 2 BULLFROGS) IN OFO SATELLITE: with a MACHINE cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With a 2 color ORBIT COVERS Printed cachet that shows the scout rocket & an inside view of the container that held the frogs picture. With text that reads: "Orbiting Frog Otolith, Weightlessness & acceleration test of inner ear otolith sensors of orbiting spinning frogs. A vision & balance test for astronaut flights. Radiation meteroid Satellite orbited for improved instrumentation test. Radiation Satellite."

AIS1210E$4.5011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With a black rubber stamp cachet (not identified) that shows a frog riding on top of a rocket. With text that reads: "Orbiting Frog Otolith, Launched by scout vehicle, NASA Station, Wallops IS., VA." Small rubber stamp address.

AIS1210F$4.0011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 10 cent First Man on Moon space stamp (#C76), and air mail border envelope. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island Virginia, OFO-A, 2 Bullfrogs, Scout Rocket 1:00 am, Nov. 9, 1970." Small pen address.

AIS1210G$4.0011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 4 cent Project Mercury Capsule space stamp (#1193) and 4 cent Flag stamp. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island Virginia, OFO-A, 2 Bullfrogs, Scout Rocket 1:00 am, Nov. 9, 1970."

AIS1210H$4.0011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Apollo 8/Earth from the Moon stamp (#1371). With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island Virginia, OFO-A, 2 Bullfrogs, Scout Rocket 1:00 am, Nov. 9, 1970."

AIS1210I$3.5011/09/1970WI
SCOUT ROCKET, WITH 2 BULLFROGS IN OFO SATELLITE: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, OFO-A, 2 Bullfrogs, Scout Rocket 1:00 am, Nov. 9, 1970."

AIS1220B$4.0012/10/1970WI
NIKE-TOMAHAWK ROCKET, WITH 2 LEECHES: with a MACHINE cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 10 cent Apollo 11-First Man on the Moon stamp (#C76) and air mail border envelope. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Nike-Tomahawk, with 2 leeches, 11:27 am Dec 10, 1970." Small pen address.

AIS1220D$3.5012/10/1970WI
NIKE-TOMAHAWK ROCKET, WITH 2 LEECHES: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Nike-Tomahawk, with 2 leeches, 11:27 am Dec 10, 1970".

AIS1230B$4.0012/16/1970WI
NIKE-TOMAHAWK ROCKET, WITH 2 LEECHES: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA on a 6 cent Apollo 8/Earth from the Moon stamp (#1371). With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Nike-Tomahawk, 2 leeches, 11:39 am Dec 16, 1970".

AIS1230C$3.5012/16/1970WI
NIKE-TOMAHAWK ROCKET, WITH 2 LEECHES: with a machine cancel of Wallops Island VA. With 2 color all purpose servicers rubber stamp cachet that shows rocket launch from Virginia. With text that reads: "Rocket fired from Wallops Island, Nike-Tomahawk, 2 leeches, 11:39 am Dec 16, 1970".

DB: stats: tusd(70,21,49,0)

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