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Notes

This list is primarily of aircraft and space FDCs
(Also included are Computer & Electronics Related Topical FDCs too)

  • This list will include FDCs that I have one or a few different.
    (FDCs that I have many of will be on a separate list for just that particular issue).

  • All covers are listed in numerical order by Scott catalog number, which is the ID NUMBER.

  • The suffix letter at the end of each ID NUMBER identifys the cover in stock, where I have different covers with the same Scott number (such as for combination stamps, different cachets, different cancels, etc.), you will see a suffix letter "A", "B", "C" etc for the different varieties. This suffix letter does not correspond to any Scott catalog number that has a letter suffix.

  • Each entry will have the Scott catalog number listed in paranthisis and will include any suffix letter as noted in the catalog. such as (#C125a)

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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LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
FDCAIRSP01196A$10.0004/25/1962 
SPACE NEEDLE AND MONORAIL FIRST DAY COVER (#1196), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Seattle WA, April 25, 1962 on a single 4 cent stamp showing the Seattle Space Needle tower and monorail. With a multicolor TOP OF THE NEEDLE INC. printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET issued by the "Top of the Needle Inc.") showing similar design as on the stamp with multicolored rays coming from the base of the tower, with printed text: "First Day Cover, Official World's Fair commemorative stamp, Space Needle U.S.A., Top of the Needle Incorporated, April 25, 1962. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01196B$17.5004/25/1962 
SPACE NEEDLE AND MONORAIL FIRST DAY COVER (#1196), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Seattle WA, April 25, 1962 on a single 4 cent stamp showing the Seattle Space Needle tower and monorail. With a violet SPACE CRAFT CACHETS printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET issued by the "Space Craft Cachets" for a FDC) and shows the Space Needle with mountain in the background and the Century 21 Exposition logo in orbit, with printed text "Space Unit, ATA Official Cachet". NOTE: The "Space Unit" is a chapter of the ATA (American Topical Association). IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01196C$12.5004/25/1962 
SPACE NEEDLE AND MONORAIL FIRST DAY COVER (#1196), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Seattle WA, April 25, 1962 on a single 4 cent stamp showing the Seattle Space Needle tower and monorail. With a multicolor BOEING EMPLOYEE'S STAMP CLUB printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET for "Boeing Employee's Stamp Club"), and shows the monorail, the Century 21 Exposition logo and two jet aircraft flying overhead, with printed text "Century 21 Exposition, Seattle World's Fair, 1962. Renton, home of the Boeing 707 and 727 jets, official cachet of Boeing Employee's Stamp Club".

FDCAIRSP01196E$3.0004/25/1962 
SPACE NEEDLE AND MONORAIL FIRST DAY COVER (#1196), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Seattle WA, April 25, 1962 on a single 4 cent stamp showing the Seattle Space Needle tower and monorail. With a black ARTCRAFT engraved printed cachet, showing the 600 foot Space Needle, a Spage Age theme building plus the Century 21 Exposition Logo, with printed text "Century 21 Exposition, Seattle Washington, First Day of Issue".

FDCAIRSP01196FA$3.5004/25/1962 
SPACE NEEDLE AND MONORAIL BLOCK OF FOUR FIRST DAY COVER (#1196), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Seattle WA, April 25, 1962 on a block of four 4 cent stamps showing the Seattle Space Needle tower and monorail. With a black ARTMASTER engraved printed cachet, showing a detailed drawing of the Space Needle and monorail, and the surrounding area including downtown Seattle and a mountain in the background, with printed text: "Century 21 Exposition, 1962, Seattle Washington, First Day of Issue".

FDCAIRSP01237A$3.0010/14/1963DC
SCIENCE FIRST DAY COVER (#1237), Honoring the sciences and in conjunction with centenary of the National Academy of Sciences. With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, Oct. 14, 1963 on a single 5 cent stamp showing an allegory of the universe: a world globe and a band of stars overhead. With a black ARTCRAFT engraved printed cachet showing a small logo of the National Academy of Sciences, and a picture of President Abraham Lincoln and others at the signing of academy charter in 1863, with printed text: "First Day of Issue, 1863-1963, 100th Anniversary, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC."

FDCAIRSP01237BA$3.5010/14/1963DC
SCIENCE BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#1237), Honoring the sciences and in conjunction with centenary of the National Academy of Sciences. With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, Oct. 14, 1963 on a block of four 5 cent stamps showing an allegory of the universe: a world globe and a band of stars overhead. With a black ARTMASTER engraved printed cachet showing a large logo of the National Academy of Sciences, a woman with a torch in the clouds with banner around her bosom that reads: "Let There Be Light" with printed text around the logo: "National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, founded 1863." and additional text on cover: "First Day of Issue, 100th Anniversary 1863-1963."

FDCAIRSP01331D$8.0009/29/1967K
GEMINI ASTRONAUT SPACE WALK BLOCK OR 4 FIRST DAY COVER (se-tenent pair #1331-32), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Kennedy Space Center FL, Sept. 29, 1967 on a se-tenent block of 4 of the 5 cent stamps, issued for U.S. Accomplishments in Space, the left 5 cent stamp (#1331) shows a Gemini astronaut (Edward White) making the first walk in space for America, this stamp is joined to another 5 cent stamp (#1332) showing the Gemini Four space capsule with tethering rope connected to the astronaut on the other stamp. With a black ARTCRAFT engraved printed cachet showing the Gemini 4 astronaut walking in space, a rocket launch and the unmanned Surveyor spacecraft on the surface of the Moon, with printed text: "Saluting United States Space Achievements. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01331E$7.0009/29/1967K
GEMINI ASTRONAUT SPACE WALK PLATE BLOCK OR 4 FIRST DAY COVER (se-tenent pair #1331-32), with a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Kennedy Space Center FL, Sept. 29, 1967 on a plate block (upper left position #29312) of 4 of the se-tenent pairs of 5 cent stamps issued for the U.S. Accomplishments in Space, the left 5 cent stamp (#1331) shows a Gemini astronaut (Edward White) making the first walk in space for America, this stamp is joined to another 5 cent stamp (#1332) showing the Gemini Four space capsule with tethering rope connected to the astronaut on the other stamp. There is NO cachet on this envelope, this is a good cover for a cachet artist to add on his own cachet. Rubber stamp address. IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01393A$5.0008/06/1970DC
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER COMBINATION (SPACE RELATED) FIRST DAY COVER (#1393), with a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC, August 6, 1970, on a 6 cent definitive stamp showing bust of Eisenhower, the 34th USA President. How is this a space cover?.... it has a red ANDROMEDA SPACE COVERS printed cachet that shows a radio signal being beamed from a stamp showing Eisenhower to the SCORE satellite and bouncing back to earth, with part of the text reading: "First human voice beamed from outer space-- President Eisenhower's Christmas message beamed from Score satellite December 19, 1958. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States...", in smaller text on the cover there is additional information about the Echo 1 satellite reflecting a message from President Eisenhower. The 2nd Eisenhower stamp on this cover is the Commemorative issue (#1383) which is tied to cover by a bulls eye Washington DC hand cancel of Aug. 6, 1970.

FDCAIRSP01500AS$6.0007/10/1973 
PROGRESS IN ELECTRONICS SET OF 4 STAMPS FIRST DAY COVER (#1500-1502, #C86), A single cover with a First Day of Issue hand cancel of New York NY of July 10, 1973, on the 4 single stamps showing these inventions of electronics: 6 cent stamp (#1500) Marconi's spark coil & spark gap; 8 cent stamp (#1501) transistors & printed circuit board; 15 cent stamp (#1501) microphone, speaker, vacuum tube & TV camera; 11 cent (#C86) Deforest audions. With a ARTCRAFT engraved printed cachet showing different views of the electronic equipment (all identified on the cover) as shown on the individual stamps & with a picture of the atom (electrons circling the nucleus) in the background, with text: "Official First Day of Issue, Progress in Electronics, Series of 1973". IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01557A$8.0004/04/1975 
MARINER 10 SPACECRAFT, VENUS & MERCURY FIRST DAY COVER. (#1557), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Pasadena CA, April 04, 1975 on a single 10 cent stamp showing the Mariner 10 spacecraft and the planets Venus & Mercury. With a multicolor JET PROPULSION LABORATORY STAMP CLUB printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET issued by the this CLUB for a FDC) and shows the Mariner 10 spacecraft traveling among the orbits of the planets, with printed text "Jet Propulsion Laboratory Stamp Club. Official Mariner 10 First Day Cover". IMAGE

FDCAIRSP01565A$4.0007/04/1975DC
AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL OF MILITARY UNIFORMS COMBINATION (SPACE RELATED) FIRST DAY COVER (#1565), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, July 4, 1975, on a 10 cent stamp showing a soldier with flintlock musket and uniform button. How is this a space cover?.... it has a 2 color SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet that shows the ringing of the Liberty Bell, the Lunar Module landing on the moon and the Bicentenial one dollar coin which shows the liberty bell and the Moon. With printed text that reads in part: "From Liberty Bell to Moon Landing, First Day of Bicentennial Coin Era, July 4, 1975, USA - First Nation to Land a Man on the Moon, July 20, 1969.". The first day of issue cancel also ties these stamps to cover: a 6.3 cent Liberty Bell definitive stamp, an 8 cent President Eisenhower definitive stamp and an 8 cent United States in Space stamp (#1434) showing the Lunar Module on the Moon with the Earth in the background.

FDCAIRSP01629A$4.5001/01/1976 
AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL - THE SPIRIT OF '76 FIRST DAY COVER (#1629-1631), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Pasadena CA, Jan. 1, 1976 on a se-tenant strip of three 13 cent stamps showing the drummer boy, the old drummer and the fifer. How is this a space cover?.... it has a multicolor JPL STAMP CLUB printed cachet that shows their Viking to Mars 1976 (spacecraft) float that was in the Tournament of Roses Parade. with printed text that reads in part: "Jet Propulsion Laboratory Stamp Club, Spirit of '76 First Day Cover. Viking to Mars 1976, the search for life. Issued in conjunction with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. First official bicentennial event of 1976". (Cover comes with an illustrated filler card about the float and the Viking spacecraft).

FDCAIRSP02699CA$5.0008/31/1992DC
THEODORE VON KARMAN - ROCKET PIONEER FIRST DAY MAXIMUM CARD (#2699), with a bullseye hand cancel of Washington DC, August 31, 1992 (which is a first day cancel date) on a single 29 cent stamp showing von Karman and a early rocket launch (looks like a modified V2 rocket). Card has a multicolored FLEETWOOD printed cachet (identified on the backside of the postcard) showing the head of von Karman in clouds with a rocket trail behind him. Backside of the card has extensive printed text about the life of Von Karman that reads in part: "Born in Hungary in 1881... By 1912, von Karman was director of the Aeronautical Institute of Aachen in Germany. He remained there until 1930, when he was invited to become director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology... In the ensuing years, he pioneered rocket research, becoming co-founder of the present NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory..." IMAGE

FDCAIRSP02841B$4.5007/20/1994PA
APOLLO 11 25th ANNIVERSARY MOON LANDING COMBINATION FIRST DAY COVER. (#2841), with a Apollo 11pictorial hand cancel of Pasadena CA, July 20, 1994, showing an astronaut holding the American flag, part of the cancel shows moon craters with text: "25th Anniversary Station First Moon Landing 1969, Pasadena CA 91109" (this is an unofficial First Day of Issue cancel), which ties both of these stamps to cover: a single 29 cent stamp (#2841) showing a saluting Apollo 11 astronaut holding the American flag on the moon, with the Earth in the background AND a 3 cent stamp from the island nation of Grenada which shows the Apollo 11 Moon Plaque left on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts. With a blue FMF printed cachet, showing 3 U.S. space related stamps: Gemini Space Walk; Palomar Mountain Observatory; Apollo 8 view of Earth from the Moon on the left side of the envelope, with text: "America's Space Program Benefits All Mankind".

FDCAIRSP02841C$4.0007/20/1994DC
APOLLO 11 25th ANNIVERSARY MOON LANDING FIRST DAY COVER. (#2841), with a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC, July 20, 1994 on a single 29 cent stamp showing a saluting Apollo 11 astronaut holding the American flag on the moon, with the Earth in the background. With a black FRASKETI rubber stamp cachet, (unidentified) and shows a view of an astronaut planting the American flag on the surface of the moon with earth in the background, and a replica of the cancel used on the moon: "Moon Landing USA July 20, 1969". IMAGE

FDCAIRSP03188CB$5.0009/17/1999 
THE 1960'S CELEBRATE THE CENTURY - MAN WALKS ON THE MOON FIRST DAY COVER (#3188C), with a First Day of Issue pictorial machine cancel of Green Bay WI showing the Celebrate the Century logo and reads: "First Day of Issue 1960's, Sept. 17, 1999.", on a single 33 cent stamp showing the footprint of the Apollo 11's astronaut's boot on the surface of the Moon. With a black JOHN F. MARTIN printed cachet showing front page of the New York Times newspaper for "Men Walk on Moon" issue and Life magazine of man's first step onto the Moon, Backside of the cover has address label of the cachet maker and signed by him, and notation 3 of 10 (covers). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0045A$20.0012/17/1949 
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST DAY COVER (#C45), With a machine cancel of Dayton OH, Dec. 17, 1949, (an unofficial First Day of Issue cancel), on a single 6 cent airmail stamp showing the Wright Brothers and their aircraft. With a two color DAYTON PHILATELIC SOCIETY printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET issued by this society for a FDC) and shows the Wright Bro. aircraft in flight over the monument to them. With printed text: "Dayton Philatelic Society Annual Exhibition, 17-18 December 1949. Dayton Ohio, The Home of Aviation. Commemorating the Wright Brothers First Flight. First Day of Issue." Envelope is marked "Via Air Mail". Unaddressed. (Mellone #31). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0045B$20.0012/17/1949 
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST DAY COVER (#C45), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Kitty Hawk NC, Dec. 17, 1949, on a single 6 cent airmail stamp showing the Wright Brothers and their aircraft. With a black WINSTON - SALEM PHILATELIC SOCIETY printed cachet, (This is the FIRST CACHET issued by this society for a FDC) and shows the Wright Bro. aircraft in flight with a man standing on the ground. With printed text: "Commemorating the Return of the Wright Brothers Original Kitty Hawk Plane from England to the United States. First Day of Issue December 17, 1949. At Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903 occurred the conquest of the air by the brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright. 'Conceived by genius, achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith'. Cachet sponsored by The Winston - Salem Philatelic Society, Winston - Salem North Carolina." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0074A$3.0005/15/1968DC
50th ANNIVERSARY AIR MAIL SERVICE FIRST DAY COVER (#C74), with a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, May 15, 1968 on a 10 cent airmail stamp showing a Curtiss Jenny aircraft. With a black ARTMASTER engraved printed cachet that shows a pilot taking a mail sack to his aircraft with men in the forground with a map showing air route from Washington DC to Philadelphia and to New York City. With printed text: "50th Anniversary United States Air Mail Service 1918 - 1968, First Day of Issue".

FDCAIRSPC0091AA$6.0009/23/1978DBL
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS, SET OF 2 SINGLE STAMPS, DOUBLE CANCELLED FIRST DAY COVER (#C91-92), 1st cancel is a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Dayton OH, Sept. 23, 1978 on 31 cent stamp (#C91) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft below their busts with a 2nd bulls eye hand cancel of Sept. 23, 1978, in red of Wright Brothers BR. Dayton OH on the other 31 cent stamp (#C92) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft over their heads. With a black ANDREWS printed cachet showing large images of the two Wright brother stamps. (Backside of cover identifys the cachetmaker and the number of the cover issued). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0091BB$6.0009/23/1978DBL
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS, SINGLE STAMP, DOUBLE CANCELLED COMBO FIRST DAY COVER (#C91), 1st cancel is a pictorial commemorative hand cancel showing the Wright brothers and their aircraft, of Atlanta GA, dated April 1, 1978 on 13 cent Eagle/Shield stamp. The 31 cent Wright brother stamp (#C91) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft below their busts and a 6 cent 50th anniversary of powered flight (#C47) added to the bottom of the cover has a Dayton OH, September 23, 1978 bulls eye first day hand cancel tieing both of these stamps to cover. With a multicolor SPACE VOYAGE printed cachet showing the two Wright brothers and their aircraft, and text: "First Flight Kitty Hawk Dec. 17, 1903. The Wright Brothers, 75th Anniverary of Powered Flight, First day Stamp Issue, Dayton Ohio Sept. 23, 1978". IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0092AA$4.0009/23/1978 
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS, PAIR OF STAMPS, FIRST DAY COVER (se-tenent pair #C92a), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Dayton OH, Sept. 23, 1978, on the vertical se-tenant pair of 31 cent airmail stamps: (#C91) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft below their busts and (#C92) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft over their heads. With a two color FLEETWOOD printed cachet, (an official commemorative of the International Hall of Fame series of covers) showing the two Wright brother getting their plane ready to fly. With printed text: "The First Powered Flight. The dreams of generations were fulfilled as the Wright Flyer climbed into history." Backside of the cover gives details of "The First Powered Flight". IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0092BA$4.0009/23/1978 
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS, PAIR OF STAMPS, FIRST DAY COVER (se-tenent pair #C92a), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Dayton OH, Sept. 23, 1978, on the vertical se-tenant pair of 31 cent airmail stamps: (#C91) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft below their busts and (#C92) showing the Wright brothers with aircraft over their heads. With a two color COVER CRAFT engraved printed cachet, showing busts of the two Wright brother and their aircraft. With printed text: "Honoring Orville & Wilbur Wright, 75th Anniversary of first powered flight. US AirMail 31c." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0092CA$8.0009/23/1978DBL
AIRMAIL, WRIGHT BROTHERS, PAIR OF STAMPS, UNUSUAL DOUBLE CANCELLED 1st DAY COVER (se-tenant pair #C92a, & single stamp #3783), with a First Day of issue hand cancel Dayton OH, Sept. 23, 1978 on the pair of 31 cent se-tenant vertical stamps. The 1st stamp (#C91) shows the Wright brothers & their aircraft below their busts, the 2nd stamp (#C92) shows the Wright Brothers with their aircraft above their busts. Cover also has an additional different 37 cent stamp (#3783) showing Orville Wright piloting the 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer aircraft, with unofficial pictorial hand cancel Dayton OH May 22, 2003 that reads "Centennial of Flight Station, First Day of Sale * USA Museum." With a 2 color DAYTON STAMP CLUB printed cachet of the 2 Wright brothers & their aircraft, & text: "75th Anniversary of Sustained Power Flight-1903-1978, Orville & Wilber Wright. Official First Day Cover, The Dayton Stamp Club". Cover has descriptive text filler card. IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0094AA$4.0003/29/1979 
AIRMAIL, OCTAVE CHANUTE, PLATE BLOCK OF 4, FIRST DAY COVER (se-tenent pair #C94a), With a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Chanute KS, March 29, 1979, on a vertical se-tenant plate block of 4 (position lower right #39007) of the 21 cent airmail stamps: (#C93) showing Chanute & biplane hang-glider below his bust and (#C94) showing biplane hang-glider over head of Chanute. With a greenish black ARTMASTER engraved printed cachet, showing bust of Chanute and his biplane in the background. With printed text: "Honoring Octave Chanute, Aviation Pioneer, 1832-1910. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0095A$3.0011/20/1979 
AIRMAIL, WILEY POST FIRST DAY COVER (#C95), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Oklahoma City OK of November 20, 1979, on a single 25 cent airmail stamp of Wiley Post and his aircraft "Winnie Mae". With a multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet showing a bust of Wiley Post, and text: "Wiley Post. Facing unfavorable odds, Post became the first man to complete a solo flight around the world". (Backside of cover has printed info. about this aviation pioneer).

FDCAIRSPC0119A$3.0006/23/1988 
AIRMAIL, IGOR SIKORSKY FIRST DAY COVER (#C119), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Stratford CT of June 23, 1988, on a single 36 cent airmail stamp of Sikorsky and his 1939 VS300 helicopter. With a multicolor ARTMASTER printed cachet showing a bust of Sikorsky with aircraft/helicopters in the background, and text: "Igor Ivan Sikorsky, 1889 - 1972, Aviation Pioneer, First Day of Issue". (Backside of cover has printed information about this aviation pioneer).

FDCAIRSPC0122BS$16.0011/27/1989SET
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY SET OF 4 FIRST DAY MAXIMUM CARDS (#C122-125), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Each card has a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC of November 27, 1989, one card for each of the postage stamps: individual 45 cent stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C122) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C123) air suspended Hover Car; (#C124) Moon Rover & (#C125) Space Shuttle. Each card has a multicolor USPS printed cachet showing the view that is on the stamp, these were postal cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The address side of the card has a two or three line descriptive text that starts out: "How mail may be transported in the future -......." (Only one card illustrated here of the 4 different in the set). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0123A$4.0011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY FIRST DAY COVER (#C123), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. This cover has a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, November 27, 1989, on a 45 cent stamp showing an air suspended Hover Car. With a multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet showing the helmet of an astronaut's head & a small space age vehicle, with text that reads: "Future Mail Transportation. Space age vehicles may one day travel along extraterrestrial highways". Backside of the cover gives details of "Future Mail Transportation". (cachet designed by Chris Calle). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0123B$5.0011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY FIRST DAY MAXIMUM CARD (#C123), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. This card has a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC, November 27, 1989, on a 45 cent stamp showing an air suspended Hover Car. The card has a multicolor USPS printed cachet showing the view that is on the stamp, these were postal cards issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The address side of the card has a three line descriptive text that reads: "How mail may be transported in the future - a mail vehicle zooming over a highway on a cushion of air. The stamp was designed by Ken Hodges". IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0125A$4.0011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY FIRST DAY COVER (#C125), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. This cover has a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, November 27, 1989, on a 45 cent stamp showing the Space Shuttle. With a multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet showing an astronaut working in space with the space shuttle & Internations Space Station in the background, with text that reads: "Future Mail Transportation. Someday, mail may be delivered via space shuttle". Backside of the cover gives details of "Future Mail Transportation". (cachet designed by Chris Calle). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0125CC$7.5011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C125a), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC of November 27, 1989, on the set of four 45 cent stamps in a block of 4. Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C122) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C123) air suspended Hover Car; (#C124) Moon Rover & (#C125) Space Shuttle. With a multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet showing an astronaut walking in space over a clouded planet with the shuttle and planets in the background, with text reading: "Future Mail Transportation. The future of the Postal Service may lie in space." (Backside of cover has printed info. about future mail transportation and about the cachet artist Chris Calle.) IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0125CD$7.0011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C125a), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC of November 27, 1989, on the set of four 45 cent stamps in a block of 4. Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C122) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C123) air suspended Hover Car; (#C124) Moon Rover & (#C125) Space Shuttle. With a multicolor GIL CRAFT printed cachet showing a flying golden eagle with the American flag in the background, with text reading: "Universal Postal Congress. The U.S.P.S. handles more mail than any other post office department in the world. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0125DA$8.5011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C125a), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a pictorial hand cancel, showing 3 flying jets, from the World Stamp Expo Station, Washington DC dated November 27, 1989, (which is an UNOFFICIAL First Day of Issue cancel) Cancel is on the set of four 45 cent stamps in a block of 4, NOTE: date and city of the cancel is hard to read as it falls on the dark portions of the stamps. Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C122) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C123) air suspended Hover Car; (#C124) Moon Rover & (#C125) Space Shuttle. With a multicolor COLLINS hand painted cachet showing a rocket being launched with the launch tower in the background, with text reading: "Future Mail Delivery. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0125EA$3.0011/27/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C125a), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC of November 27, 1989, on the set of four 45 cent stamps in a block of 4. Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C122) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C123) air suspended Hover Car; (#C124) Moon Rover & (#C125) Space Shuttle. There is no cachet on this cover, with a typed address label located at the far left of the envelope. (This is a good cover for a cachet artist to add on his own cachet).

FDCAIRSPC0126A$10.0011/24/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY SOUVENIR SHEET BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C126), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a First Day of Issue hand cancel of Washington DC dated November 24, 1989, on the set of four 45 cent IMPERFORATED stamps in a block of 4, Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C126a) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C126b) air suspended Hover Car; (#C126c) Moon Rover & (#C126d) Space Shuttle. The souvenir sheet has a descriptive text to the left of the stamps. With a colored KAROLINE'S CACHET hand painted cachet showing a space shuttle connected to an orbiting space station. Cachet is signed by Karoline Remmick. Only 40 covers were produced, as noted on back of the cover. IMAGE

FDCAIRSPC0126B$8.5011/24/1989DC
AIRMAIL, FUTURISTIC MAIL DELIVERY SOUVENIR SHEET BLOCK OF 4 FIRST DAY COVER (#C126), Issued for the 20th UPU Congress. Cover has a pictorial hand cancel, showing a space shuttle, for Space Day, from the World Stamp Expo Station, Washington DC dated November 24, 1989, (which is an UNOFFICIAL First Day of Issue cancel) Cancel is on the set of four IMPERFORATED 45 cent stamps in a block of 4, NOTE: not all of the cancel is clearly readable as it falls on the dark part of the stamps, however the date is clearly readable. Stamps show these manned space vehicles: (#C126a) Futuristic winged spacecraft; (#C126b) air suspended Hover Car; (#C126c) Moon Rover & (#C126d) Space Shuttle. The souvenir sheet has a descriptive text to the left of the stamps. With a colored COLLINS hand painted cachet showing a robot delivering mail, with text reading: "Future Mail Delivery. First Day of Issue." IMAGE

FDCAIRSPU0546A$3.0004/22/1964 
POSTAL STATIONERY, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR FIRST DAY ENVELOPE (#U546), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Worlds Fair NY, April 22, 1964, on an embossed 5 cent stamp showing a stylized world globe with a satellite orbiting it. With a red ARTMASTER engraved printed cachet showing the Statue of Liberty against the New York skyline, a picture of the Earth from outer space with a Concorde type aircraft circling it. With printed text: "United States World's Fair Stamped Envelope. First Day of Issue" Note: there is some toning/bleedthrough to the front of the envelope from the diagonal gummed seams.

FDCAIRSPU0546B$2.0004/22/1964 
POSTAL STATIONERY, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR FIRST DAY ENVELOPE (#U546), With a First Day of Issue machine cancel of Worlds Fair NY, April 22, 1964, on an embossed 5 cent stamp showing a stylized world globe with a satellite orbiting it. There is NO cachet on this envelope, this is a good cover for a cachet artist to add on his own cachet. Note: there is some toning/bleedthrough to the front of the envelope from the diagonal gummed seams.

FDCAIRSPUXC01A$5.0001/10/1949DC
AIRMAIL, EAGLE IN FLIGHT FIRST DAY AIR POSTAL CARD (#UXC1), With a fFirst Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, Jan. 10, 1949, on imprinted 4 cent airmail card showing an American eagle in flight. With a black ARTCRAFT printed cachet showing a USAF photo of the X-1 rocket plane in the air. With printed text: "The Bell X-1 rocket plane which has been flown at speeds upward of 1,000 miles per hour. 4 cent Air Mail Postal Card. First Day of Issue" (The Bell X-1 is the plane flown by Chuck Yeager, when he became the first man to break the sound barrier and became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound). IMAGE

FDCAIRSPUXC01B$4.0001/10/1949DC
AIRMAIL, EAGLE IN FLIGHT FIRST DAY AIR POSTAL CARD (#UXC1), With a fFirst Day of Issue machine cancel of Washington DC, Jan. 10, 1949, on imprinted 4 cent airmail card showing an American eagle in flight. With a black ARTCRAFT printed cachet showing a USAF photo of the X-1 rocket plane in the air. With printed text: "The Bell X-1 rocket plane which has been flown at speeds upward of 1,000 miles per hour. 4 cent Air Mail Postal Card. First Day of Issue" Typed address. (The Bell X-1 is the plane flown by Chuck Yeager, when he became the first man to break the sound barrier and became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound). IMAGE

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