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  • All autographs are Genuine
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted
  • If a stamp on these covers is of special significance it will be listed and shown in this form: "*---*". For example an Apollo 11 stamp on a cover will be shown as *A-11*, or an Apollo 8 stamp on a cover will be shown as *A-8*, or a Copernicus stamp will be shown as *Copernicus*, etc.

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LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
AU3BAA01A$75.0010/14/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH ISAAC ASIMOV AUTOGRAPH. With pictorial hand cancel that reads "Viking Missions To Mars" from Starpex XVIII Canton OH Oct. 14, 1978, depicting a Viking Mars Orbiter Spacecraft & the solar system, on 15 cent Viking Mission to Mars space stamp (#1759). Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp honoring Jules Verne, showing a rocket & a space capsule going to the Moon. The bottom of the black on goldenrod colored local post stamp has a border inscription reading "150th Anniversary of Birth" and is locally tied by a "FMF Travel L.P." cancel that shows a comical space alien and his UFO. Cover autographed by another famous science fiction author: "Isaac Asimov". (He was one of the most prolific American writers of all time & was best known for authoring many science fiction works & writing popular science books. He died April 6, 1992 at the age of 72). IMAGE

AU3BAD03A$35.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH FREDERICK C. DURANT III, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket & a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel, with additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed and inscribed by an early American rocket pioneer: "F. Durant" where he lists his titles held from 1953 - 1980. (He was part of the group led by Wernher von Braun that attempted to put the 1st satellite into orbit called Project Orbiter. It later served as the foundation for the launching of the successful Explorer I satellite on 31 Jan. 1958.) IMAGE

AU3BAH03A$65.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH KURT HEINISCH, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed & inscribed: "Kurt Heinisch", with additional 5 lines of written text in german about his early rocket involvement, mentioning peenemunde and Berlin. (An early German rocket technician pioneer who worked with other german rocket pioneers including Wernher von Braun). IMAGE

AU3BAH04A$50.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH GUENTHER H.F. HAUKOHL, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL Oct. 07, 1978, depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon. The LP stamp is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional 2 line text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed and inscribed: "Guenther H.F. Haukohl, Supervisor Dev. Test Stand.", which is his Peenemunde position . (Mr. Haukohl, is of the 1st group of Peenemunde scientists who came to the USA with Dr. Werner von Braun to work on the Saturn rocket that eventually took the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the Moon). IMAGE

AU3BAK04A$65.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH OTTO KRAEHE, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed & inscribed by an early Peenemunde German rocket pioneer: "Otto Kraehe" with 8 line inscription in German & English telling of his rocketry background 1959 to 1975 in Germany & France. (A Peenemunde Germany rocket technician & engineer, who later worked with Prof. Sanger in Stuttgart, and then in Paris France with ELDO. He died in 2009.) IMAGE

AU3BAP02A$95.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH G. EDWARD PENDRAY, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, showing a rocket & a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel, with additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed by an early American rocket pioneer: "G. Edward Pendray" (He was an early experimenter with liquid propulsion rockets & was a contemporary of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. Pendray & his associates worked on the beginnings of rocket development & technology, & was a co-founder of the American Rocket Society in 1931. He died in 1987. He rarely autographed items, saying he was too busy.) IMAGE

AU3BAP03AQ$45.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH FORREST S. PETERSEN (X-15 TEST PILOT) AUTOGRAPH:, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel, with additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed & inscribed: "Forrest S. Petersen, X-15 Research Pilot, 8/58 to 1/62". (In Aug. 1958 he was assigned duties as Research Pilot in the X-15 Program and served at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards, California. He made five free flights in the X-15 rocket plane and achieved a speed of 3,600mph [Mach 5.3] & an altitude of about 102,000 feet. Petersen died on 8 Dec 1990.) IMAGE

AU3BAS04A$50.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH FRITJOF SPEER, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL Oct. 07, 1978, depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon. The LP stamp is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional 2 line text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed and inscribed: "F. Speer, Manager Space Science Proj. Office." (Mr. Speer is one of the 2nd group of Peenemunde scientists who came to the USA to work with Dr. Werner von Braun on the Saturn rocket that eventually took the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the Moon). IMAGE

AU3BAS05A$50.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH KARL SENDLER, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL Oct. 07, 1978, depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon. The LP stamp is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional 2 line text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed and inscribed: "K. Sendler, Director Information Systems, J.F. Kennedy Space Center." (Dr. Sendler is of the 1st group of Peenemunde scientists who came to the USA with Dr. Werner von Braun to work on the Saturn rocket that eventually took the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the Moon). IMAGE

AU3BAV03A$65.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH GEORG F. VON TIESENHAUSEN, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL Oct. 07, 1978, depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket & a space capsule going to the Moon. The LP stamp is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional 2 line text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed and inscribed: "Georg F. von Tiesenhausen, (plus 6 lines of written text about his Peenemunde days)." (Dr. von Tiesenhausen came to the USA in 1953 to work with Dr. Werner von Braun and the Saturn rocket that eventually took the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the Moon. He also was the designer of the Lunar Rover.) IMAGE

AU3BAZ01A$45.0010/07/1978 
JULES VERNE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER, WITH GERHARD ZUCKER, ROCKET PIONEER AUTOGRAPH, With a pictorial hand cancel of Chicago Philatelic Society Exh. Sta. Chicago IL depicting a stylized rocket, on a 15 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 10 cent FMF Local Post imperf. single stamp + label, honoring Jules Verne, the famous writer of Science Fiction, showing a rocket and a space capsule going to the Moon, which is locally tied by a "FMF Travel Local Post, first day of issue" cancel. Cover has an additional text rubber stamp that reads "150th Anniversary of Birth." Cover autographed "G. Zucker". (An early German rocket pioneer. Zuker's first successful rocket experiment was launched 31 Aug 1933. His rockets carried rocket mail, & he was the first to have quantities of rocket labels & vignettes for his rocket mail.) IMAGE

AU3BG003A$20.0005/05/1971K
10th ANNIVERSARY PROJECT MERCURY/SHEPARD FLIGHT, DR. ASHTON GRAYBIEL AUTOGRAPHED COVER, Kennedy Space Center FL pictorial space machine cancel, on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With blue & red HERITAGE CRAFTS printed cachet (identified) for Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.'s "Freedom 7" Mercury Flight, May 5, 1961 & his Apollo 14 flight, shows Shepard, the Mercury/Redstone rocket, the Apollo/Saturn rocket, the Mercury symbol & astronaut wings, with printed text that reads in part: "America's First Astronaut, Freedom 7/Apollo 14, John F. Kennedy Space Center". Cover autographed & inscribed: "A. Graybiel, Space Medicine Advisory Group". (A pioneer in Space Medicine, he helped prepare America's early astronauts for for the Mercury Program. He helped design and conduct parabolic flight experiments to create short periods of weightlessness. His studies provided information about the ability of humans to live and function in space. Graybiel died in 1995).

AU3BH001$10.0006/12/1973 
COPERNICUS SLOGAN CANCEL, DONALD S. HALL, ASTRONOMER, AUTOGRAPHED COVER & POSTCARD, U.S. Postal Service MA 021 (Boston MA), June 12, 1973 machine slogan cancel, clearly readable: "Nikolaj Kopernik 500th Anniversary 1473-1973", on an 8 cent Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomer stamp (#1488) & 5 cent "The Sciences" stamp. With a red all purpose Centennial printed cachet (unidentified) that shows a rocket launch and the NASA logo. Cover autographed & inscribed: "Astronomy is the least known of the sciences. We try to change that. Donald S. Hall Strasenburgh Planetarium". (Dr. Donald S. Hall, is the Director, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester, New York; & Past President, International Planetarium Society). Also included with this cover is a Strasenburgh Planetarium postcard signed & inscribed by this astronomer and author. IMAGE

AU3BJ001A$15.0011/14/1969H
APOLLO 12 LAUNCH, DR. CLARENCE A. JERNIGAN AUTOGRAPHED COVER, Houston TX machine cancel, on a 6 cent Apollo 8 Moon stamp (#1371). With black return address of: "PAO Information Services, AP5, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston Texas 77058", & a rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing the Apollo 12 emblem. Cover autographed: "Clarence A. Jernigan, MD". (Jernigan was the Flight Surgeon and was aboard the recovery ship for Apollo 12. As the Apollo 12 crew flight surgeon, he was in quarantine with the crew for 21 days. He later accompanied the Apollo 12 crew on their around-the-world good will tour to 25 countries). IMAGE

AU3BM003A$10.0001/15/1974 
COMET KOHOUTEK, DR. STEVE MARAN AUTOGRAPHED COVER, , Greenbelt MD, Jan. 15, 1974 machine cancel on an 3 cent Palomar Observatory stamp (#966) & 7 cent Ben Franklin stamp. With a blue GSFC rubber stamp cachet (identified on back of cover), cachet shows a comet in orbit around the sun and various space satellites, with text: "Operation Kohoutek, Goddard Space Flight Center." Cover autographed and inscribed: "S. Maran, Manager Operation Kohoutek", (Dr. Steve Maran is a astronomer and scientist who worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center when this cover was signed, specializing in comets, pulsars, variable stars, stellar coronae, planetary nebulae, and active galactic nuclei. He held the title of Assistant Director of Space Sciences for Information and Outreach before he retired).

AU3BS001A$20.0005/05/1971K
10th ANNIVERSARY PROJECT MERCURY/SHEPARD FLIGHT, JOE W. SCHMITT AUTOGRAPHED COVER, Kennedy Space Center FL pictorial space machine cancel, on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With blue & red HERITAGE CRAFTS printed cachet (identified) for Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.'s "Freedom 7" Mercury Flight, May 5, 1961 & his Apollo 14 flight, shows Shepard, the Mercury/Redstone rocket, the Apollo/Saturn rocket, the Mercury symbol & astronaut wings, with printed text that reads in part: "America's First Astronaut, Freedom 7/Apollo 14, John F. Kennedy Space Center". Cover autographed & inscribed: "Joe W. Schmitt, (Suit Technician)". (Mr. Schmitt was the person who assisted the astronauts into their pressure suit & performed other duties that the astronaut could not do while in the suit. He was the last person to see Shepard before the hatch was closed before launch).

AU3BS002A$20.0005/05/1971K
10th ANNIVERSARY PROJECT MERCURY/SHEPARD FLIGHT, SCOTT SIMPKINSON AUTOGRAPHED COVER, Kennedy Space Center FL pictorial space machine cancel, on a 6 cent Flag stamp. With blue & red HERITAGE CRAFTS printed cachet (identified) for Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.'s "Freedom 7" Mercury Flight, May 5, 1961 & his Apollo 14 flight, shows Shepard, the Mercury/Redstone rocket, the Apollo/Saturn rocket, the Mercury symbol & astronaut wings, with printed text that reads in part: "America's First Astronaut, Freedom 7/Apollo 14, John F. Kennedy Space Center". Cover autographed: "Scott Simpkinson". Underneath his name he typed: "Chief, Launch Operations, Manager, Capsule Operations, and Launch Capsule Test Conductor." (He was involved in managing the Cape Canaveral Operations during Project Mercury).

AU3BT001$8.0007/24/1974DC
20th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST MOON BOUNCE VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, JAMES TREXLER AUTOGRAPHED COVER, Washington DC, Smithsonian Sta. pictorial hand cancel, July 24, 1974 on an 8 cent Skylab space stamp (#1529). With a brown Naval Research Laboratory printed cachet that shows a diagram of a signal being bounced from the moon to a tracking antenna, with text: "20th Anniversary of Moon-Bounce Voice Communication, 24th July 1954, Stump Neck MD, Naval Research Laboratory". Cover is autographed: "James Trexler". (Trexler was the NRL radio engineer who spoke into the project microphone and his voice signal travelled to the moon and back withing 2-1/2 seconds....a round-trip voice signal of nearly 500,000 miles). Cover comes with an illustrated and printed insert about this historic event and other important firsts relative to "Project Moon Bounce". IMAGE

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