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F through J Countries:

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Foreign Space Covers, F through J Countries
Special Notes

  • Please read general notes below.
  • 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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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
FRG02F0900$2.0009/29/1962F
FRANCE: TELSTAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FIRST DAY COVER, (#1048), with a first day of issue hand cancel of Pleumeur-Bodou, of Sept. 29, 1962 that reads: "space telecommunications" on a 50c stamp showing the Telstar satellite relaying (1st television) signals between Andover (Maine) USA and Pleumeur-Bodou France tracking stations and a TV screen. Multicolor first day printed cachet of a comical design showing the Telstar satellite, that looks like a flying saucer sending and receiving smoke rings to the ground stations at Andover and Pleumeur Bodou. Rubber stamp address.

FRG02F1500AQ$5.0006/04/1977F
FRANCE: 50th ANNIVERSARY LINDBERGH FLIGHT, FRANCE FIRST DAY COVER (#C49) , with a pictorial first day of issue hand cancel of Bourget, France June 4, 1977 on a 1.90fr Lindbergh aircraft crosssing the Atlantic airmail stamp. With a multicolor FLEETWOOD printed cachet showing Lindbergh with his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft and crowd on the ground and text reading "1927 Golden Jubilee 1977, First Solo Translantic Flight. Le Bourget Aerodrome, Paris. Dazed and sleepy, Lindbergh was welcomed to earth as though a winged god descended from Olympus". IMAGE

FRG02G0200$5.0001/31/1971F
GABON: APOLLO 14 FIRST DAY COVER, (#C108A, C108D), with a hand cancel of Libreville, Gabon, of Jan. 31, 1971, on 2 airmail stamps: 25fr stamp showing the Saturn V rocket that took the Apollo 14 astronauts to the Moon; and a 75fr stamp showing the Lunar Module seperating from the Lunar Lander on the Moon. With multicolor Folio-print photo cachet label showing the Saturn V rocket liftoff from Kennedy Space Center and photos the of the 3 Apollo 14 astronauts: Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, Edgar D. Mitchell, Jr. plus black rubber stamp cachet showing the Apollo spacecraft blasting off with inscription: "Premier Jour, Apollo 14. 31.1.1971".

FRG02H1000$5.0010/16/1973F
HUNGARY: SKYLAB PERFORATED SOUVENIR SHEET FIRST DAY COVER, (#C346), with a pictorial hand cancel of Budapest, Oct. 16, 1973, showing the Skylab space station, tieing the 1 stamp airmail perforated souvenir sheet to cover: a 10ft stamp showing Skylab photographing the Earth, the borders of the souvenir sheet show 2 views of astronauts working aboard the space station. With multicolor printed cachet showing the Skylab emblem/patch, plus an additional Budapest first day of issue hand cancel on cover.

FRG02I0750$1.5005/17/1965F
INDIA: INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION YEAR FIRST DAY COVER, (#401), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay G.P.O that reads: "ITU Centenary, 1865-1965, May 17, 1965". on a 15p. commemorative stamp shows the ITU emblem and old and new communications equipment. With a two color Indian Posts & Telegraphs printed cachet for this ITU theme.

FRG02I0765$1.5001/21/1970F
INDIA: 12th PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF INTERNATIONAL RADIO CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE FIRST DAY COVER, (#508), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay G.P.O that reads: "XIIth Plenary Assembly of C.C.I.R., Jan. 21, 1970". on a 20p. commemorative stamp shows a world globe and telecommunications symbols (communications satellite, telephone, television, antenna). With a red Indian Posts & Telegraphs printed cachet for this event.

FRG02I0780$1.5002/26/1972F
INDIA: ARVI EARTH STATION FIRST DAY COVER, (#551), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay G.P.O that reads: "Arvi Satellite Earth Station., 02/26/1972". on a 20p. commemorative stamp shows a Intelsat 3 communications satellite over a map of the Eastern Hemisphere and the location of the antenna at Arvi. With a purple Indian Posts & Telegraphs printed cachet showing the ground station antenna and site.

FRG02I0790$1.5012/12/1974F
INDIA: GUGLIELMO MARCONI (INVENTOR) FIRST DAY COVER, (#646), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay that reads: "Marconi, Dec. 12, 1972". on a 2r. commemorative stamp shows a bust of G. Marconi (an italian electrical engineer and inventor of the first practical radio signaling system) and dates: 1874-1937. With a black printed cachet, unidentified, showing Marconi and co-worker with radio/teletype equipment.

FRG02I0800$1.5008/01/1975F
INDIA: SATELLITE INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION EXPERIMENT (SITE) FIRST DAY COVER, (#687), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay that reads: "SITE., Aug. 02, 1975". on a 25p. commemorative stamp shows a stylized earth station tracking antenna, with various symbols and SITE spelled out. With a black printed cachet showing an earth station tracking antenna.

FRG02I0830$1.7506/19/1982F
INDIA: APPLE SATELLITE LAUNCH (FIRST ANNIVERSARY) FIRST DAY COVER, (#963), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay that reads: "Apple Satellite, June 19, 1982". on a 2r commemorative stamp shows the Apple satellite over Earth. With a multicolored Indian Posts and Telegraph printed cachet showing a mobile Earth Station (Antenna and van). (APPLE stands for Ariana Pasenger Payload Experimental satellite).

FRG02I0840$1.7507/18/1983F
INDIA: WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR FIRST DAY COVER, (#1020), with a special word hand cancel of Bombay that reads: "World Communications Year, July 18, 1983". on a 1r. commemorative stamp shows a communications satellite over Earth sending signals to India. With a two color Indian Posts and Telegraph printed cachet showing a symbol and text for the event (The symbol probably is the logo for World Communications Year).

FRG02I0850$3.0004/03/1984F
INDIA: INDO-SOVIET JOINT MANNED SPACE FLIGHT FIRST DAY COVER, (#1058), with a special pictorial hand cancel of Calcutta April 3, 1984 for this event, on a 3r commemorative stamp shows a spacecraft over Earth with inscription: "Indo-Soviet Joint Manned Space Flight". With a multicolored Indian Posts and Telegraph printed cachet showing a Sun Chariot (which is the emblem of the Indo-Soviet Joint Space Mission); flags of India and Russia and appropriate word text cachet. Cover size: 8 x 4-1/2 inches.

FRG02I1065$2.5010/25/1971F
ISRAEL: 19th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AVIATION AND SPACE MEDICINE COMMEMORATIVE COVER, with a special pictorial/text hand cancel for this event, of Tel Aviv, Oct 25, 1971, (shows what looks like a medical symbol with wings) and reads "XIX International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine". With a 2 color Israel Space Stamp Collectors Society printed cachet for this event and shows the same medical symbol circled by various US and USSR space vehicles, including an Apollo Lunar Lander. With printed text for this event.

FRG02I1075$2.5006/06/1972F
ISRAEL: OPENING OF SATELLITE EARTH STATION FIRST DAY COVER, (#496, with tab), with a pictorial hand cancel of Ha-ela that shows an automobile, June 6, 1972". on a 1 pound commemorative stamp with tab shows a satellite Earth Station antenna, a communications satellite in orbit and a Rainbow. The tab has word text that reads: "Their voice goes out through all the earth, Psalms 19.4". With a first day of issue color printed cachet showing a satellite beaming down signals to two antennas on Earth and text reading: "Satellite Communication".

FRG02I2150$2.5005/28/1975F
ITALY: SAN MARCO (SATELLITE) PROJECT FIRST DAY COVER, (#1189), with a pictorial post horn first day hand cancel of Rome of May 28, 1975. on a 70 l. commemorative stamp shows the San Marco satellite over the San Rita launching platform at sea. With a two color Venetia printed cachet showing a stylized rocket and satellites titled: "Imprese spaziale".

FRG02J0300$2.50 F
JAPAN: STARS/OBSERVATORY CANCELLED POSTAL CARD, with a pictorial brown hand cancel (in Japanese and with a Japanese date of 2. 11 1, which is a mystery to me of what year it is!) showing a telescope observatory in a field of flowers, with the big(?) dipper star formation in the sky. Cancel is on a 41y (doves flying out of an envelope) stamped postal card, with Japanese text and a printed picture of a building, (probably an advertisment card?). Not addressed.

FRG02J0350$3.0001/27/1967F
JAPAN: EARTH SATELLITE STATION FIRST DAY COVER, (#904), with a pictorial hand cancel (in Japanese) showing two seperate ground station antennas, one sending a signal to a communications satellite and the other ground station antenna receiving it ,of Jan 27, 1967 on a 1y stamp, shows LANIBIRD 2 communications satellite in space with earth and moon in background. With multicolored printed cachet showing communications antenna, communications satellite, map of Japan on the globe and sky scene with the moon. With printed text: "Inauguration of telecommunications by international commercial satellite, first day of issue".

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