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25th Anniv.Explorer 1 Satellite Launch.
Explorer 1 Launch, 25th Anniversary Cover,
prepared by the FMF Local Post,
postmarked Redstone Arsenal, which is located near Huntsville Alabama
& is where the von Braun rocket team developed the Jupiter C vehicle,
a modified Redstone rocket

Explorer and Vanguard Satellite Cover Notes

  • I am pleased to report that a number of my FMF Local Post covers such as the one shown above, commemorating the Explorer 1 satellite, have been purchased by the History Office of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal Alabama. It is the direct successor organization of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) for which the Von Braun team worked when Sputnik I/II & Explorer I were launched.

    They are working on a number of displays, online presentations and commemmorative events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Explorer 1 launch on 31 Jan 1958. They noted that these space covers are a great addition to the information and artifacts they have been gathering for this important milestone.

    Check out their historical website that includes information on the 50th anniversary of Explorer 1:

    Redstone Arsenal Historical Information

  • Explorer 1 was the first of many other Explorer satellites to be launched, see the bottom of this list where other satellite launch covers for the Explorer series are offered.
  • 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
    EXVA1E00115AA$4.0001/31/1973C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, Jan. 31, 1973 on 8 cent Decade of Space Achievement stamp showing the Lunar Rover on the Moon (#1435), with black SPACE CITY COVER SOCIETY Printed Cachet, showing the Explorer 1 satellite, and printed text: "Explorer 1- Fifteenth Anniversary, First U.S. Unmanned Satellite, Explorer 1. Space City Cover Society".

    EXVA1E00120AA$5.0001/31/1978C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, Jan. 31, 1978, on 8 cent Decade of Space Achievement stamp showing the Earth from the moon & the Lunar Module(#1434), with black Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum Printed Cachet, showing the Explorer 1 satellite, the Jupiter C vehicle that launched the satellite & Wernher von Braun, & text that reads in part: "Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series Number 59, Wernher von Braun, 1912-1977, 20th Anniversary First U.S. Satellite, Explorer 1, January 31, 1958". Label address of the National Air & Space Museum. Cover comes with a Data Sheet insert.

    EXVA1E00120BB$4.0001/31/1978MF
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a hand cancel of Moffett Field CA, Jan. 31, 1978, on 13 cent eagle/shield stamp, with black Ames Research Center rubber stamp cachet, showing the shuttle and text "Wind Tunnel Test" and a special official purple rubber stamp cachet showing the Explorer 1 satellite with text: "Explorer 1, 1958-1978".

    EXVA1E00125AA$3.5001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a flag stamp. With blue FMF Printed Cachet showing 3 U.S. space/astronomy stamps and text: "America's Space Program Benefits All Mankind".

    EXVA1E00125AD$4.5001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a 3 cent Ft. Bliss rocket stamp (#976) & a flag stamp. Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp showing a V4 rocket and a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists". The selvage of the local stamp names 5 rocket pioneers including Wernher von Braun with inscription: "German American Rocket Pioneers" which is followed by a rubber stamp word cachet that continues: "Provided the Jupiter-C to Launch the Explorer 1".

    EXVA1E00125AE$4.0001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a 18 cent Skylab/Understanding the sun space stamp (#1915). Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp showing a V4 rocket and a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists". The selvage of the local stamp names 5 rocket pioneers including Wernher von Braun with inscription: "German American Rocket Pioneers" which is followed by a rubber stamp word cachet that continues: "Provided the Jupiter-C to Launch the Explorer 1".

    EXVA1E00125AF$4.0001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a 18 cent Hubble telescope/Understanding the universe space stamp (#1919). Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp showing a V4 rocket and a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists". The selvage of the local stamp names 5 rocket pioneers including Wernher von Braun with inscription: "German American Rocket Pioneers" which is followed by a rubber stamp word cachet that continues: "Provided the Jupiter-C to Launch the Explorer 1".

    EXVA1E00125AG$3.5001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a 20 cent flag stamp. Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp showing a V4 rocket and a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists". The selvage of the local stamp names 5 rocket pioneers including Wernher von Braun with inscription: "German American Rocket Pioneers" which is followed by a rubber stamp word cachet that continues: "Provided the Jupiter-C to Launch the Explorer 1".

    EXVA1E00125BA$4.0001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a flag stamp. With pink & black Titusville Moonport Stamp Club Printed Cachet showing the launch of Explorer 1 by the Jupiter C rocket, & text: "25th Anniversary Explorer I, First United States Satellite, January 31st, 1983, Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club, Official Commemorative Cover".

    EXVA1E00125BD$3.0001/31/1983C
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL , Jan. 31, 1983 which commemorates and shows Explorer 1, and text: "First U.S. Satellite in Space, Explorer I, 25th Anniversary Station", on a flag stamp. With a black Rubber Stamp Cachet (unidentifed), showing a missile launch above earth with orbital rings around the earth.

    EXVA1E00125DD$3.0001/31/1983 
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a hand cancel of Restone Arsenal AL, Jan. 31, 1983 on a 20 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp with selvage, showing a V4 rocket & a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists", with a rubber stamp text that continues: "Provided Modified Redstone Rocket for Successful Launch", & an additional rubber stamp text cachet that reads: "25th Anniversary Explorer 1 Launch". (The postmark Redstone Arsenal Alabama, located near Huntsville Alabama is where the von Braun rocket team developed the Jupiter C vehicle, a modified Redstone rocket. The selvage of the local post stamp lists 5 of the rocket team of Wernher von Braun: Dieter Grau, Kurt Debus, Ernst Stuhlinger, Eberhard Rees & Arthur Rudolph).

    EXVA1E00125DE$3.5001/31/1983 
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, 25th ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a hand cancel of Restone Arsenal AL, Jan. 31, 1983 on a 3 cent Ft. Bliss rocket stamp (#976) & a flag stamp. Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp with NO selvage, stamp shows a V4 rocket & a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists", & a rubber stamp text that continues: "Provided Modified Redstone Rocket for Successful Launch". Plus additional rubber stamp text: "25th Anniversary Explorer 1 Launch". (Redstone Arsenal is located near Huntsville Alabama & is where the von Braun rocket team developed the Jupiter C vehicle, a modified Redstone rocket). IMAGE

    EXVA1E00125DF$3.0001/31/1983 
    EXPLORER 1, AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, 25th ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a hand cancel of Restone Arsenal AL, Jan. 31, 1983 20 cent Flag stamp. Cachet is a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp with NO selvage, stamp shows a V4 rocket & a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists", & a rubber stamp text that continues: "Provided Modified Redstone Rocket for Successful Launch". Plus additional rubber stamp text: "25th Anniversary Explorer 1 Launch". (Redstone Arsenal is located near Huntsville Alabama & is where the von Braun rocket team developed the Jupiter C vehicle, a modified Redstone rocket).

    EXVA1E00125HE$4.0002/13/1983 
    EXPLORER (1)/VANGUARD (1), AMERICA'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, TWENTYFIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CANCEL COVER, With a space pictorial hand cancel of Wis. Rapids WI, Exh. Sta., Feb. 13, 1983, which commemorates and shows the two satellites, and text: "25 Years Space Exploration, Vanguard-Explorer, 1958-1983", on a 20 cent Science & Industry stamp (#2031). Cover has a 15 cent black on blue FMF Local Post stamp showing a V4 rocket and a paper clip with inscription "Paper Clip Scientists", which is followed by a rubber stamp word cachet that continues: "Provided Modified Redstone Rocket for Successful Launch", & an additional rubber stamp text cachet that reads: "25th Anniversary Explorer 1 Launch".

    EXVA1V00115AB$35.0003/17/1973C
    AUTOGRAPHED VANGUARD 1, AMERICA'S SECOND ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, March 17, 1973, on 8 cent Decade of Space Achievement stamp showing the Earth from the moon & the Lunar Module(#1434), with red rubber stamp cachet (unidentified), of the Vanguard 1 rocket & launch stand & text: "15th Anniversary Vanguard 1, 2nd U.S. Satellite, It Revealed the Earth to be 'Pear Shaped'. March 17, 1958, Launched from Cape Canaveral Fla". Cover autographed & inscribed: "Kurt Stehling, Chief Vehicles & Propulsion Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 1955-59 (Stehling)". (Dr. Stehling, an american rocket pioneer, was a senior science official on the U.S. Vanguard satellite/launch vehicle project. An all around genius in developing new launch vehicle concepts & earth satellite applications. He worked on the X-1 & X-2 rocket aeroplanes, and also did pioneer rocket engine work). IMAGE

    EXVA1V00115AD$3.5003/17/1973C
    VANGUARD 1, AMERICA'S SECOND ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, March 17, 1973,on 8 cent Decade of Space Achievement stamp showing Earth from the Moon and the Lunar Module (#1434), with red rubber stamp cachet (unidentified), showing the Vanguard 1 rocket and launch stand and text: "15th Anniversary Vanguard 1, 2nd U.S. Satellite, It Revealed the Earth to be 'Pear Shaped'. March 17, 1958, Launched from Cape Canaveral Fla".

    EXVA1V00115BB$3.5003/17/1973C
    VANGUARD (1), AMERICA'S SECOND ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, March 17, 1973 on flag stamp, with black SPACE CITY COVER SOCIETY Printed Cachet, showing photo of the Vanguard rocket on launch pad, and printed text: "Vanguard - Fifteenth Anniversary, Space City Cover Society".

    EXVA1V00115CCQ$20.0003/17/1973C
    VANGUARD 1, AMERICA'S SECOND ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL, March 17, 1973, with a black Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum Printed Cachet, showing the Vanguard 1 satellite and the Vanguard vehicle that launched the satellite and text that reads in part: "Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series Number 4, 15th Anniversary of Vanguard 1, Second United States Satellite and Space Launch. Vehicle launched 17 March 1958 at 0715 EST by the U.S. Navy". Typed address. Cover comes with a Data Sheet insert.

    EXVA1V00120ZZ$4.0009/09/1975DC
    START OF PROJECT VANGUARD (AMERICA'S FIRST OFFICIAL SPACE SATELLITE PROGRAM) TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY COVER, With a pictorial hand cancel of Washington DC, Smithsonian Station, Sept. 9, 1975 on 10 cent space stamp, with blue NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY Printed Cachet (unidentifed), showing an engineer holding a prototype of the Vanguard I satellite, with word text: "20th Anniversary, Start of Project Vanguard, September 9, 1955. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., 52 years of science". Cover has illustrated printed insert that describes the Naval Research Lab's role in the Vanguard Project. The Vanguard I satellite was launched March 17, 1958.(Due to the NRL's experience in rocket research they were selected to head Project Vanguard, working on the satellite, the launch rocket and a world wide satellite tracking system for it).

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    Click below for additional EXPLORER Covers
    which are included in these lists:

    Explorer Satellite Launch covers, various cachets,
    Satellite Covers with 'Space Craft Covers' Printed Cachets 1961-65
    Satellite Covers with 'Space Craft Covers' Printed Cachets 1966-70
    Satellite Covers with 'Space Voyage' Printed Cachets 1970-74
    Satellite Covers with 'Space Voyage' Printed Cachets 1975-77


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