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Foreign Space Covers, A through E Countries
Special Notes

  • Please read general notes below.
  • Commemorative covers of Australia (and other countries) may have dated cancels a day later than the event being commemorated, due to the time difference from where the event occurred, or if the postoffice is closed when the event occured. Covers cancelled as near to the date of the event as possible.
  • Not all of my foreign covers are in these alphabetical lists, or country lists, other covers are included in lists such as: Apollo 13 Flight/Commemorative Covers list, Tracking Station Cover lists, the General Air and Space Covers lists, etc. etc.
  • So if you dont see what you are looking for here, please use the search box at the top of this page to search my website for the country you are looking for.

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
FRG01AD0250A$3.0009/29/1962F
ANDORRA: TELSTAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FIRST DAY COVER (#154), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Andorre-La-Vieille Sept. 29, 1962 on a 50c stamp depicting Telstar & globe showing Andover & Pleumeur-Bodou (tracking stations). With a two color printed cachet of Telstar relaying (1st television) signals between the USA and France from outer space, and text in French: "Premiere Liaison Television par Satellite".

FRG01AD0250B$3.0009/29/1962F
ANDORRA: TELSTAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FIRST DAY COVER (#154), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Andorre-La-Vieille Sept. 29, 1962 on a 50c stamp depicting Telstar & globe showing Andover & Pleumeur-Bodou (tracking stations). With a multicolor printed cachet of Telstar circling the Earth and two television pictures of test patterns, (Telstar relayed the 1st TV signals between USA & France), with text in French: "Premiere Liaison de Television Amerique Europe (11-12 Juillet 1962) par U.S. satellite- Telstar".

FRG01AD0250C$3.0009/29/1962F
ANDORRA: TELSTAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FIRST DAY COVER (#154), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Andorre-La-Vieille Sept. 29, 1962 on a 50c stamp depicting Telstar & globe showing Andover & Pleumeur-Bodou (tracking stations). With a multicolor printed cachet of a comical depiction of Telstar circling the Earth and sending signals to two tracking station antennas at Andover (Maine) & Pleumeur Bodou (France), (Telstar relayed the 1st TV signals between USA & France), with text in French: " 1st Liaison T.V. par Satellite France - Amerique".

FRG01AG0730A$5.0003/29/1968F
ANTIGUA: APOLLO TRACKING STATION DEDICATION FIRST DAY COVER (#199-202), with a first day of issue hand cancel of St. Johns, Antigua, March 29, 1968, (cancel not readable) on 4 space stamps, all stamps are inscribed: "N.A.S.A. Apollo Project Dedication Dow Hill Tracking Station": 4c stamp shows Dow Hill Tracking Station Antenna; 15c stamp shows Tracking antenna and Apollo launch; 15c stamp shows the Apollo capsule and Lunar Module; and 50c stamp shows the Apollo capsule reentry. With orange and blue official printed cachet showing the Apollo/NASA emblem and the tracking antenna, with text: "Antigua Apollo Project, Official First Day Cover". Cover also have a purple rubber stamp cachet reading: "Dow Hill Antigua, date 29-3-68". (Cover has printed text insert from the Government of Antigua detailing this stamp issue). IMAGE

FRG01AG0730AA$5.0003/29/1968F
ANTIGUA: APOLLO TRACKING STATION DEDICATION FIRST DAY COVER (#199-202), with a first day of issue hand cancel of St. Johns, Antigua, March 29, 1968, (cancel not readable) on 4 space stamps, all stamps are inscribed: "N.A.S.A. Apollo Project Dedication Dow Hill Tracking Station": 4c stamp shows Dow Hill Tracking Station Antenna; 15c stamp shows Tracking antenna and Apollo launch; 15c stamp shows the Apollo capsule and Lunar Module; and 50c stamp shows the Apollo capsule reentry. With orange and blue official printed cachet showing the Apollo/NASA emblem and the tracking antenna, with text: "Antigua Apollo Project, Official First Day Cover". Cover also have a purple rubber stamp cachet reading: "Dow Hill Antigua, date 29-3-68". Typed address. IMAGE

FRG01AG0730B$4.0003/29/1968F
ANTIGUA: APOLLO TRACKING STATION DEDICATION FIRST DAY COVER (#199-202), with a hand cancel of St. Johns, Antigua, March 29, 1968, (cancel is semi-readable) on 4 space stamps, all stamps are inscribed: "N.A.S.A. Apollo Project Dedication Dow Hill Tracking Station": 4c stamp shows Dow Hill Tracking Station Antenna; 15c stamp shows Tracking antenna and Apollo launch; 15c stamp shows the Apollo capsule and Lunar Module; and 50c stamp shows the Apollo capsule reentry. With black printed cachet showing the coat of arms of the island, with text: "Antigua, First Day Cover". Cover also have a purple rubber stamp cachet reading: "Dow Hill Antigua, date 29-3-68". Rubber stamp addressed.

FRG01AR0500A$4.0005/29/1965F
ARGENTINA: SPACE RESEARCH FIRST DAY COVER (#C98), with first day of issue posthorn machine cancel of Buenos Aires, May 29, 1965, on a 18p stamp of a rocket launch. With a black printed cachet showing a rocket launch and small Earth with satellite orbiting it, with text in spanish. Stamp was issued for 6th Symposium on Space Research & the International Quiet Sun Year.

FRG01AR0510A$5.0006/05/1965F
ARGENTINA: ANTARCTICA FIRST DAY MAXIMUM CARD (#769), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Buenos Aires, June 5, 1965, showing a sled dog with his harness on. 2p stamp shows men and structures at General Belgrano Base Antartica; With multicolor official printed cachet showing map of Antartica, airplane, ship, man taking observations, dog sled team, with inscription in spanish: "Dia Nacional de la Antartida Argentina, 22 de Febrero". Vertical card size: 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" (Stamp was issued to publicize the national territory of Tierra del Fuego, Antartica and South Atlantic Isles)

FRG01AT8010A$3.0004/12/1966F
AUSTRIA: 5th ANNIVERSARY FIRST MAN IN SPACE COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund, April 12, 1966, that shows the Russian cosmonaut (Yuri Gagarin) in space helmet which reads 5th anniversary first man in space. Red and black printed cachet showing stylized orbit around earth cachet for this event and printed text.

FRG01AT8020A$2.0011/25/1967F
AUSTRIA: 1st ANNIVERSARY EARLY BIRD (COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE) COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED CARD, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund, Nov. 25, 1967, that shows the Early Bird Satellite over Big Ben Tower and a television set, which reads "1 jahr Early Bird, Europa (London)-Australien". Green printed cachet shows the Early Bird satellite and text in Austrian language about this satellite. Card size: 5-3/4 x 4 inches.

FRG01AT8020B$2.0011/25/1967F
AUSTRIA: 1st ANNIVERSARY EARLY BIRD (COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE) COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund, Nov. 25, 1967, that shows the Early Bird Satellite over Big Ben Tower and a television set, which reads "1 jahr Early Bird, Europa (London)-Australien". Cover has extra clear cancel entirely on envelope, with small generic spacecraft/atomic symbol printed cachet. Typed address.

FRG01AT8020C$1.5011/25/1967F
AUSTRIA: 1st ANNIVERSARY EARLY BIRD (COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE) COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund, Nov. 25, 1967, that shows the Early Bird Satellite over Big Ben Tower and a television set, which reads "1 jahr Early Bird, Europa (London)-Australien". Communications satellite rubber stamp cachet. Typed address to Egland.

FRG01AT8040A$5.0007/20/1969DBL
AUSTRIA: FIRST MOON LANDING/1st ANNIVERSARY DOUBLE CANCELLED COMMEMORATIVE COVER, with a hand cancel of Vienna July 20, 1969 for the first moon landing by Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin on this date, cover again received a pictorial hand cancel of Vienna, July 20, 1970, that shows replica of the USA First Man on Moon #C76 postage stamp, and text in Austrian language for the anniversary. Men on the moon, small sized rubber stamp cachet.

FRG01AT8041A$3.0007/21/1969F
AUSTRIA: FIRST MOON LANDING COMMEMORATIVE COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund July 21, 1969, for the first moon landing by Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin on this date and shows the Lunar Module about to land on the moon with the Apollo capsule overhead, with text reading "10 jahre gmunder weltraumfreunde, mit Apollo-Zum Mond". Men on the moon, small sized rubber stamp cachet. (The moonlanding occured on July 21 in Europe due to the time difference), Airmail border envelope, size: 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches.

FRG01AT8045A$3.0012/24/1969F
AUSTRIA: FIRST ANNIVERSARY APOLLO 8 FLIGHT TO THE MOON COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gmund, December 24, 1969, that shows the Apollo 8 capsule over the Lunar surface. Mulicolored printed cachet shows the Apollo 8/Saturn rocket on the launch stand with printed text in German: Mit ,,Apollo'' - zum Mond. Cover size: 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches. (Dec. 24, 1968 is the date of the first manned flight to orbit the Moon). IMAGE

FRG01AT8060A$3.0002/05/1971F
AUSTRIA: APOLLO 14 EMBLEM COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Vienna, Feb. 5, 1971, that shows the Apollo 14 emblem/patch, Black printed cachet shows the 3 Apollo 14 astronauts in their space suits with the Apollo 14 emblem/patch in the background. Cover size: 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches. (Feb. 5 is the date of the Apollo 14 moonlanding, details of the Apollo 14 flight are printed on the backside of cover). IMAGE

FRG01AT8070A$3.0007/30/1971F
AUSTRIA: APOLLO 15 EMBLEM COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Vienna, July 30, 1971, that shows the Apollo 15 emblem/patch, Black printed cachet shows the 3 Apollo 15 astronauts in their space suits with the Moon Rover & with a small Apollo 14 emblem/patch, with printed text in German: Mit ,,Apollo'' XV. zum Mond. Cover size: 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches. (July 30 is the date of the Apollo 15 moonlanding, details of the Apollo 15 flight are printed on the backside of cover). IMAGE

FRG01AT8070B$3.5007/30/1971F
AUSTRIA: APOLLO 15 EMBLEM COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLED REGISTERED COVER, with a pictorial hand cancel of Vienna, July 30, 1971, that shows the Apollo 15 emblem/patch, there are two of the same cancel on this cover on Airplane stamps on this airmail/registered cover. with backstamps on the reverse side of cover. No cachet on this cover. Cover size is the #6 regular size. (July 30 is the date of the Apollo 15 moonlanding). IMAGE

FRG01AU7010A$2.0002/20/1970F
AUSTRALIA: SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS EARTH STATION COVER, (official opening with Great Britain cachet), with a hand cancel of Ceduna, South Aust., Feb. 20, 1970, on 5c. Cocos/Keeling Islands stamp (#12, "porites cocosensis" coral), red and silver printed cachet showing satellite tracking antenna receiving signal from communications satellite, with world map in the background and printed text: "Satellite Communication Earth Station, Ceduna, S.A." plus return address rubber stamp and oval purple word text rubber stamp cachet "Great Britain/Televised Official Opening OTC Earth Stn., Ceduna". rubber stamp address. (OTC is abbreviation for Overseas Telecommunications Commission, this is a five nation venture).

FRG01AU7010B$2.0003/02/1970F
AUSTRALIA: SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS EARTH STATION COVER, (official opening with France cachet), with a hand cancel of Ceduna, South Aust., March 2, 1970, on 5c. Cocos/Keeling Islands stamp (#12, "porites cocosensis" coral), red and silver printed cachet showing satellite tracking antenna receiving signal from communications satellite, with world map in the background and printed text: "Satellite Communication Earth Station, Ceduna, S.A." plus return OTC address rubber stamp and oval purple word text rubber stamp cachet "France/Televised Official Opening OTC Earth Stn., Ceduna". (OTC is abbreviation for Overseas Telecommunications Commission, this is a five nation venture).

FRG01AU7010C$2.0003/02/1970F
AUSTRALIA: SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS EARTH STATION COVER, (official opening with Italy cachet), with a hand cancel of Ceduna, South Aust., March 2, 1970, on 5c. Cocos/Keeling Islands stamp (#12, "porites cocosensis" coral), red and silver printed cachet showing satellite tracking antenna receiving signal from communications satellite, with world map in the background and printed text: "Satellite Communication Earth Station, Ceduna, S.A." plus return OTC address rubber stamp and oval purple word text rubber stamp cachet "Italy/Televised Official Opening OTC Earth Stn., Ceduna". (OTC is abbreviation for Overseas Telecommunications Commission, this is a five nation venture).

FRG01AU7010D$2.0003/04/1970F
AUSTRALIA: SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS EARTH STATION COVER, (official opening with Spain cachet), with a hand cancel of Ceduna, South Aust., March 4, 1970, on 5c. Cocos/Keeling Islands stamp (#12, "porites cocosensis" coral), red and silver printed cachet showing satellite tracking antenna receiving signal from communications satellite, with world map in the background and printed text: "Satellite Communication Earth Station, Ceduna, S.A." plus return OTC address rubber stamp and oval purple word text rubber stamp cachet "Spain/Televised Official Opening OTC Earth Stn., Ceduna". (OTC is abbreviation for Overseas Telecommunications Commission, this is a five nation venture).

FRG01AU7030E$4.0004/05/1972F
AUSTRALIA: WORLD'S LARGEST SINGLE CELL ASTRONOMY BALLOON LAUNCH COVER, with a hand cancel of Alice Springs NT, April 5, 1972, with 2 color printed cachet showing the balloon and the payload, and printed text that reads: "World's Largest Single Cell Balloon Successfully Launched 7:50 a.m. at Alice Springs by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Purpose of world's largest 46,000,000 c.ft instrument carrying Astronomy Balloon is: to gather detailed data on mysterious X-ray sources radiating in outer space. "

FRG01AU7052A$2.5012/09/1974F
AUSTRALIA: SOYUS 16 RETURNS TO EARTH COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Glenelg SA-Aust., Dec. 9, 1974 on 10c. Australian Antarctic Territory stamp (#L28, Killer whale hunting seals), with purple word rubber stamp cachet: "Buckland Park, Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array" and red printed cachet showing a USSR cosmonaut and rocket with 10 lines of printed text that reads in part: "The Soviet Union's manned spacecraft Soyuz-16 landed today after a successful six days in earth orbit. Soyuz-16 made a soft landing .....north of the Kazakhstan town of Dzhezkazgan".

FRG01AU7053A$2.5012/27/1974F
AUSTRALIA: USSR SALUT 4 COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Dec. 27, 1974, with purple word rubber stamp cachet: "Buckland Park, Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array" and red printed cachet showing the USSR space Lab Salut over earth with text: "New Space Lab. Russia today launched another space laboratory, Salyut 4".

FRG01AU7070E$3.0003/10/1976F
AUSTRALIA: 100 YEARS 1st TELEPHONE TRANSMISSION FIRST DAY COVER (#629), with a first day of issue hand cancel of GPO Melbourne, March 10, 1976, on a 18 cent stamp showing Alexander Graham Bell talking on early telephone, with 2 color Australia Post printed cachet showing the early telephone & Mr. Bell, with printed text that reads in part: "100 Years First Telephone Transmission, Alexander Graham Bell."

FRG01AU7098A$2.5008/20/1979F
AUSTRALIA: USSR SOYUZ 34 SPACE ENDURANCE RECORD COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Aug. 20, 1979, with purple boxed word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." and red and green rubber stamp cachet showing a USSR Soyuz spacecraft with text: "Space Endurance Record. Soyuz 34 reentered after record 175 days, 36 minutes in orbit. Vladimir Lyakhov, Valery Ryumin. Parachuted to the ground in Soviet Kazakhstan at 1530 Moscow time".

FRG01AU7100A$2.5009/03/1979F
AUSTRALIA: USA PIONEER 11 PASSES SATURN COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Sydney South, NSW Aust., Sept. 3, 1979, with purple word rubber stamp cachet: "N.A.S.A. City South Carrier Terminal." and green word rubber stamp cachet that reads: "Pioneer 11 Passes Saturn closest, takes images of Titan, largest of Saturns 10 moons". Rubber stamp address.

FRG01AU7101A$2.5009/03/1979F
AUSTRALIA: (USA PIONEER 11 FLYBY OF SATURN) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Canberra City ACT., Sept. 3, 1979, with red pictorial rubber stamp cachet: "NASA Communications Network, Canberra Aus." plus a blue word rubber stamp cachet that reads: "Sep. 1, 18 00 '79, NASA-Comm Centre Canberra". (cover commemorates Pioneer spacecraft flyby of Saturn). Rubber stamp address.

FRG01AU7118A$2.5008/01/1980F
AUSTRALIA: (USSR SOYUZ 37 COSMONAUTS RETURN TO EARTH) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Aug. 1, 1980, with green word rubber stamp cachet: "Buckland Park, Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array." plus a red rubber stamp cachet that that shows a USSR Soyuz spacecraft and text: "Soft Landing. Viktor Gorkatko, Pham Tuan". (cover commemorates the landing of the Soyuz 37 cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 36).

FRG01AU7120A$2.5010/02/1980F
AUSTRALIA: (USSR SALYUT 6 ENDURANCE RECORD) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Oct. 2, 1980, with green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a red rubber stamp cachet that that shows a USSR soyuz spacecraft and text: "Space Endurance Record, Leonid Popov, Valery Ryumin. 175 days 36 min. in space". (cover commemorates the Soyuz 35 cosmonauts who went into space on April 9, 1980 and returned to earth Oct. 11, 1980 aboard Soyuz 37).

FRG01AU7122A$2.5010/12/1980F
AUSTRALIA: (USSR SALYUT 6 ENDURANCE RECORD) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Oct. 12, 1980, with green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a red rubber stamp cachet that that shows a USSR Soyuz spacecraft and text: "Space Endurance Record, Leonid Popov, Valery Ryumin. parachuted to the ground after 184 days in space". (cover commemorates the Soyuz 35 cosmonauts who went into space on April 9, 1980 and returned to earth Oct. 11, 1980 aboard Soyuz 37).

FRG01AU7124A$2.5012/11/1980F
AUSTRALIA: (USSR SOYUZ T-3 SPACE REPAIRS) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., Dec. 11, 1980, with green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a green rubber stamp cachet that that shows the USA Apollo & USSR Soyus spacecrafts and text: "Space Repair Ends". (cover commemorates the space repairs made to the Salyut 6 space station by the 3 man crew of the Soyuz T-3 launched Nov. 27, 1980, to prepare the station for the 5th resident crew).

FRG01AU7133A$2.5005/27/1981F
AUSTRALIA: USSR SOYUZ T-4 LANDS COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a hand cancel of Adelaide Sth Aust., May 27, 1981, with green word rubber stamp cachet: "Buckland Park, Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array." plus a red and green rubber stamp cachet that that shows a USSR Soyuz spacecraft and text: "Vladimir Kovalyonok and Viktor Savinykh in Soyuz T-4 parachuted to the ground".

FRG01AU7144A$2.5004/21/1982F
AUSTRALIA: USSR SALYUT 7 LAUNCH COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a pictorial hand cancel of Glenelg SA. (showing the old gum tree), April 21, 1982, on 22c Australian Antarctic Territory postage stamp (#L44, R.Y.S. Terra Nova sailing ship), with boxed green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a green two line word rubber stamp cachet that reads: "Salyut-7 Launched".

FRG01AU7145A$2.5012/13/1982F
AUSTRALIA: (USSR SOYUZ T-5 SPACE ENDURANCE RECORD/LANDING) COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a pictorial hand cancel of Glenelg SA. (showing the old gum tree), Dec. 13, 1982, with boxed green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a red and black rubber stamp cachet showing USSR spacecraft and text that reads: "T-7 Space Endurance Record, Valentine Lebedev, Anatoly Berezovoy, successful splashdown of USSR manned spacecraft Soyuz, after 211 days in space". (Lebedev and Berezovoy were Soyuz T-5 cosmonauts who returned to earth aboard the Soyuz T-7 spacecraft).

FRG01AU7146A$2.5005/24/1982F
AUSTRALIA: USSR (PROGRESS 13) UNMANNED CARGO SPACE CRAFT LAUNCH COMMEMORATIVE COVER,, with a pictorial hand cancel of Glenelg SA. (showing the old gum tree), May 24, 1982, on 25c Australian Antarctic Territory postage stamp (#L45, S.S. Endurance sailing ship) showing sailing ships),with boxed green word rubber stamp cachet: "Worlds Largest Ionoscope Aerial Array, Buckland Park, S.A." plus a black 4 line word rubber stamp cachet that reads: "Unmanned cargo space craft takes food to orbiting space station Salyut-7".

FRG01BE0510A$4.0002/04/1958F
BELGIUM: 1958 BRUSSELS WORLDS FAIR/EXPOSITION FIRST DAY COVER, (#501, 503), with a word hand cancel for the Brussels Exposition of Brussels, of Feb. 4, 1958 on 2 stamps, 5fr & 2.50fr, of the same design showing atomic structure and logo of the exposition. Multicolor first day printed cachet for this event of the Expos logo and a pavillion.

FRG01BE0560A$4.0009/15/1963F
BELGIUM: ROCKET CANCEL COMMEMORATIVE MAXIMUM CARD, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gent, Sept. 15, 1963 that shows rocket launch with stylized earth in background, reads: "Ruimtevaart-Salon, Europa" on a 3fr Europa stamp (#598). Multicolor printed cachet post card with stamp and cancel on picture side showing rocket launch with stars and moon in the background, with printed text: "Ruimtevaart, Salon Europa". Card size 5-3/4 x 4 inches.

FRG01BE0600A$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Tilff, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo capsule over the moon, with text: Apollo XI, Conquest of the moon, on a 6fr stamp that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Blue and violet printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time).

FRG01BE0600B$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Tilff, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo capsule over the moon, with text: Apollo XI, Conquest of the moon, on a 6fr stamp that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Black and blue printed cachet showing the Apollo capsule, with text: "FDC Apollo XI".

FRG01BE0600J$3.0009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 COMMEMORATIVE CANCEL ON CARD, with a pictorial hand cancel of Tilff, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo capsule over the moon, with text: Apollo XI, conquest of the moon. Black rubber stamp cachet showing "moon landing cancel July 20, 1969, USA" and Astronaut stepping on the moon. Card size: 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches.

FRG01BE0601A$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Koksijde, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo lunar lander over the moon on a 6fr stamp that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Blue and green printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time).

FRG01BE0601B$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Koksijde, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo lunar lander over the moon on a 6fr stamp that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Blue and violet printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time).

FRG01BE0601J$3.0009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: (APOLLO 11) LUNAR LANDER COMMEMORATIVE CANCEL ON CARD, with a pictorial hand cancel of Koksijde, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo lunar lander over the moon. Black rubber stamp cachet showing "moon landing cancel July 20, 1969, USA" and Astronaut stepping on the moon. Card size: 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. (While this cancel does not mention Apollo 11, it was issued to commemorate the 1st moonlanding).

FRG01BE0602A$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Gilly, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows a mans face in the moon on a 6fr stamp that depicts the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. violet and black printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time).

FRG01BE0602J$3.0009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: (APOLLO 11) MAN IN MOON COMMEMORATIVE CANCEL ON CARD, with a pictorial hand cancel of Gilly, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the a mans face in the moon. Black rubber stamp cachet showing "moon landing cancel July 20, 1969, USA" and Astronaut stepping on the moon. Card size: 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. (While this cancel does not mention Apollo 11, it was issued to commemorate the 1st moonlanding).

FRG01BE0603A$4.5009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#726), with a pictorial hand cancel of Gent, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows an astronaut on the moon holding a camera on a 6fr stamp that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Blue and violet printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time). IMAGE

FRG01BE0604A$5.0009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#B846, single stamp), with a pictorial hand cancel of Koksijde, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows the Apollo lunar lander over the moon on a 20fr + 10fr single stamp from the souvenir sheet, and shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the full moon showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Red and blue printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time).

FRG01BE0605A$5.0009/20/1969F
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 FIRST DAY COVER (#B846, single stamp), with a pictorial hand cancel of Gent, Sept. 20, 1969, that shows an astronaut on the moon holding a camera on a 20fr + 10fr single stamp from the souvenir sheet, and shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the full moon showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Red and blue printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time). IMAGE

FRG01BE0611A$4.0010/09/1969 
BELGIUM: APOLLO 11 (ASTRONAUT VISIT TO BELGIUM) COMMEMORATIVE CANCEL ON COVER, with a word hand cancel of Brussels, Oct. 9, 1969, with text "Apollo XI" and naming the 3 apollo 11 astronauts: Aldrin, Armstrong, Collins. a 6fr stamp (#726) that shows the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts: Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and map of the moon in the background showing Tranquillity base where man first landed. Blue and green printed cachet showing astronaut on the moon holding a camera, with text: "First Man on the Moon, 21-7-69" (Man's first landing on the moon occured on July 21, 1969 European time. This special cancel was released on the day the Apollo 11 astronauts visited Belgium on their world tour after their moon flight). IMAGE

FRG01BE0630A$2.0005/15/1971F
BELGIUM: WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY FIRST DAY COVER, (#805), with a pictorial hand cancel of Antwerp, May 15, 1971, that shows a telephone, and inscription in Belgium language for this event, on a 7fr stamp showing two tracking antenna's with earth station in the background. Violet printed cachet showing two tracking antenna's , with printed text for the event, and first day cover emblem.

FRG01BE0640A$3.0004/23/1972F
BELGIUM: ASTRONAUT CANCELLING MAIL ON MOON/STAMP DAY FIRST DAY COVER, (#824), with a pictorial hand cancel of Brussels, April 23, 2972, that shows triangles and a curved design on a 3.50fr stamp showing an astronaut cancelling mail on the moon (which was accomplished on the USA Apollo 15 flight). Green & brown printed cachet showing the same picture as on the stamp, with printed text for the event.

FRG01BE0641A$3.0004/23/1972F
BELGIUM: ASTRONAUT CANCELLING MAIL ON MOON/STAMP DAY FIRST DAY COVER, (#824), with a pictorial hand cancel of Eernegem, April 23, 2972, that shows a bird holding a letter in its beak, on a 3.50fr stamp showing an astronaut cancelling mail on the moon (which was accomplished on the USA Apollo 15 flight). Orange & Green printed cachet showing the same picture as on the stamp, with printed text for the event.

FRG01BE0670A$3.5009/16/1972F
BELGIUM: OPENING OF LESSIVE SATELLITE EARTH STATION FIRST DAY MAXIMUM CARD (#832), with a pictorial hand cancel of Kortrijk, Sept. 16, 1972 that shows a tracking antenna, with text commemorating the earth station at Lessive on a 3.50fr stamp that shows a stylized drawing of the Lessive ground station, the tracking antenna and Intelsat 4 communications satellite overhead. With color printed photo post card with stamp and cancel on picture side showing the actual tracking antenna/earth ground station at Lessive. Card size 5-3/4 x 4 inches.

FRG01BE0671A$2.5009/16/1972F
BELGIUM: OPENING OF LESSIVE SATELLITE EARTH STATION FIRST DAY COVER, (#832), with a pictorial hand cancel of Brussels, Sept. 16, 1972 that shows a communications satellite, with text commemorating the earth station at Lessive, on a 3.50fr stamp that shows a stylized drawing of the Lessive ground station, the tracking antenna and Intelsat 4 communications satellite overhead. With two color printed cachet of same design as the stamp and text in belgium language for the Lessive Earth Station.

FRG01BG0250A$5.0004/01/1960F
BULGARIA: LUNIK 3 SPACECRAFT AND MOON FIRST DAY COVER (#1093), with a Sofia hand cancel April 1, 1960, and an extra first day of issue cancel on cover. Stamp is a 1.25L value showing the Lunik 3 spacecraft going around the Moon. With a two color printed cachet showing flight path around the Moon, with text in Bulgarian. Cover size: 6" x 4".

FRG01BG0310B$3.0007/22/1963F
BULGARIA: LUNIK 4 SPACECRAFT AND MOON FIRST DAY COVER (#1278-80), with a Sofia hand cancel July 22, 1963, on this 3 stamp set. the 1s stamp depicts the Moon, Earth and Lunik 4 spacecraft; the 2s stamp depicts radar equipment and spacecraft to the Moon, and the 3s stamp depicts 3 different satellites and the Earth and Moon. Cover has an extra first day of issue cancel. There is no cachet on this cover. Cover has a pen and rubber stamp address. Cover size: 6-1/4" x 4". (This set of stamps commemorates the April 2, 1963 Lunik 4 spacecraft flight to the Moon).

FRG01BG2000A$3.00 F
BULGARIA: 1990 SPACE STAMPS ON POSTALLY USED COVER (#3569), three 5s stamps showing Russia's first satellite Sputnik I on a postal stationery envelope, city and entire date of the cancel is not readable, however it looks like a 1991 cancel. There are two other non space stamps on this airmail cover which are folded over from the front to the back. Pen addressed to Pittsburgh PA. Cover was neatly slit along the bottom edge to remove its contents. Cover size: 6-1/4" x 4-1/2".

FRG01BT0500A$6.0010/30/1967F
BHUTAN: APOLLO ASTRONAUTS & SPACE CAPSULES, 3-D FIRST DAY COVER (short set: #91, 91a, 91b), with an unreadable hand cancel except for the date of Oct 30, 1967, on 3 space stamps: 3ch stamp: Astronaut in walking in space; 5ch stamp: Apollo capsule & Lunar Module; 7ch stamp: astronaut walking in space & Lunar Module. With multicolor official printed cachet showing two astronauts walking in space and a space capsule, with text: "First Day Cover, Bhutan, First Ever Issue of 3-D Postage Stamps". Cover size: 7-1/4" x 5-1/4".

FRG01CA0200A$10.0012/02/1969SET
CANADA: APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS VISIT COMMEMORATIVE COVERS (SET OF 2), 1st cover has a red pictorial postal meter cancel from Senate of Canada of Dec 2, 1969. 2nd cover has a green pictorial postal meter cancel from House of Commons of Dec 2, 1969. Both meter cancels tie the 5 cent Alouette 2 space satellite stamp (#445) on each cover. Both covers have identical two color printed cachets showing an Apollo 11 astronaut (on the moon) with the Lunar Module behind him, and parliment building in the background. With printed text that reads in part: " Day of Visit Cover. Ottawa Canada's Capital, honours the visit of the First Men on the Moon. Apollo 11 Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins. Lunar Landing 20 July 1969".

FRG01CA0200B$6.0012/02/1969F
CANADA: APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS VISIT THE SENATE COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a RED pictorial postal meter cancel from Senate of Canada of Dec 2, 1969. The meter cancel ties the 5 cent Alouette 2 space satellite stamp (#445) to cover. Cover has a two color printed cachet showing an Apollo 11 astronaut (on the moon) with the Lunar Module behind him, and parliment building in the background. With printed text that reads in part: " Day of Visit Cover. Ottawa Canada's Capital, honours the visit of the First Men on the Moon. Apollo 11 Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins. Lunar Landing 20 July 1969".

FRG01CA0200C$6.0012/02/1969F
CANADA: APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS VISIT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS COMMEMORATIVE COVER, cover has a GREEN pictorial postal meter cancel from House of Commons of Dec 2, 1969. The meter cancel ties the 5 cent Alouette 2 space satellite stamp (#445) to cover. Cover has a two color printed cachet showing an Apollo 11 astronaut (on the moon) with the Lunar Module behind him, and parliment building in the background. With printed text that reads in part: " Day of Visit Cover. Ottawa Canada's Capital, honours the visit of the First Men on the Moon. Apollo 11 Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins. Lunar Landing 20 July 1969".

FRG01CA0300A$3.00 F
CANADA: SATELLITE IDENTIFICATION & TRACKING UNIT COMMEMORATIVE COVER, with very faint hand cancel thats I believe reads James Park N.B. of Nov. 5, 1975, on a 10 cent stamp featuring Ben Franklin and commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial. With a two color printed cachet (unidentified) that has printed text reading: "Commemorating the Official Opening of the Canadian Forces Satellite Identification & Tracking Unit. St. Margarets, New Brunswick", cachet shows the satellite tracking building in the countryside.

FRG01CA0500A$6.0003/15/1985F
CANADA: CANADIAN ASTRONAUT IN SPACE FIRST DAY COVER (#1046), with an unofficial city philatelic pictorial hand cancel of Ajax of March 15, 1985, showing outline of a Candian maple leaf, this cancel also ties an FMF Local Post stamp depicting the space shuttle emblem to cover, also has a FMF Local Post cancel. With a multicolored STS-41G/Challenger emblem printed cachet (unidentified) that lists the astronauts on that flight including Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau, with additional black word text at top of emblem "Shuttle Mission 41-G" & black word text at bottom of emblem "Challenger". Cover also has a black word text rubber stamp cachet at top of the cover reading: "First Day of Issue" and a small red rubber stamp cachet showing the Canadian flag. (Very few unofficial FDC's prepared as above). IMAGE

FRG01CM0310A$3.0004/30/1967F
CAMEROUN: USA PIONEER A SPACECRAFT/CONQUEST OF THE MOON FIRST DAY COVER, (#C84), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Douala, April 30, 1967, that reads "Conquete de la Lune", on a 25fr stamp that shows and identifies the Oct. 11, 1958 Pioneer A spacecraft heading towards the moon. With black and blue first day of issue printed cachet of the USA Pioneer A spacecraft with printed text in french.

FRG01CM0312A$4.0004/30/1967F
CAMEROUN: USSR LUNA 9 SPACECRAFT/CONQUEST OF THE MOON FIRST DAY COVER, (#C86), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Douala, April 30, 1967, that reads "Conquete de la Lune", on a 100fr stamp that shows and identifies the Jan. 31, 1966 Luna IX spacecraft with the moon in the background. With black and violet first day of issue printed cachet of the Russian Luna 9 spacecraft with printed text in french.

FRG01CN1000A$3.0010/07/1996F
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: SPACE NAVIGATION FIRST DAY COVER, (#2731-32), with a pictorial hand cancel showing a folded paper airplane dated 1996-10-7, on 2 stamps: 20f rocket liftoff and 100f satellite in orbit (this set of stamps commemorates the 47th Annual Congress of International Astronantical Federation- IAF). With multicolor printed cachet of stylized rocket lifting off from globe. Details are printed on the backside of cover in chinese and english. Cover size: 8-1/4"x4-14".

FRG01CS1020A$3.0012/20/1957F
CZECHOSLOVAKIA: INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR (IGY) FIRST DAY COVER, (#836-838), with a first day of issue pictorial hand cancel showing stylized satellite circling globe, December 20, 1957, on 3 stamps: 30h stamp of a radio telescope observatory; 45h stamp showing a meteorological station; 75h stamp of Sputnik 2 satellite over earth (which commemorates the launching of Sputnik 2 on Nov. 3, 1957). With black printed cachet of same design as in the cancel and with printed text in czechoslovakian lauguage. IMAGE

FRG01DM0710AQ$4.0009/20/1976F
DOMINICA: VIKING 1 & 2 MISSIONS TO MARS FIRST DAY COVER (#494, 496-498) , with a hand cancel of G.P.O. Roseau, Dominica, Sept. 20, 1976, on 4 stamps shows and identifies various events in the Viking mission: 1/2c stamp of the Viking spacecraft atop the launch rocket; 2c stamp shows Viking spacecraft atop the rocket about to be launched; 3c stamp shows the Viking orbiter spacecraft and the landing capsule over Mars; and the 45c stamp shows the Viking capsule with open parachute about to land on Mars. With black and brown first day of issue printed cachet of Viking lander about to land on Mars and text that reads in part: "Dominica, Commemorating Viking I and II Missions to Mars, July 20, 1976, September 3, 1976. First Day of Issue". Cover size 7-1/4"x3-3/4'. IMAGE

FRG01DO0250A$3.0007/28/1964F
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: CONQUEST OF SPACE FIRST DAY COVER (#598-601), with a pictorial rocket hand cancel Santo Dominigo, July 28, 1964, on a 4 stamps: two showing a missile in flight, one showing a missile launch and one showing a Mercury space capsule orbiting the earth. NO cachet on this cover. (NOTE: the U.S. had a missile tracking station in the Dominican Republic in 1956-1957).

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