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Notes

APOLLO 15 was the fifth manned flight to the Moon The astronauts on this flight were: David Scott, the Commander, James Irwin, the Command Module Pilot and Alfred Worden, the Lunar Module Pilot. A Lunar Roving Vehicle was used for the first time on the Moon to transport the astronauts. It traversed a total of 17 miles on the Moon. 169 pounds of Moon rocks were collected on this flight. Significant dates of the Apollo 15 flight:
  • 07/26/1971 Launch date
  • 07/30/1971 Moon Landing date
  • 07/31/1971 Lunar Rover on the Moon
  • 08/02/1971 Moon Liftoff date
  • 08/08/1971 Splashdown date


The Freeport Grand Bahama Island, Eastern Test Range covers below (if available), were serviced by yours truly, as I was stationed there, working at the Telemetry Tracking Site, and I serviced all the covers sent to that station by collectors. These covers have my autograph on them.

The covers on this list may or may not be addressed, (if addressed it can be either by rubber stamp, label or typed, anything other than as noted here will be specified). However many of these covers are unaddressed.

Tracking station covers may have a dated postmark on any day of the flight, sometimes the date may be after the splashdown date due to various conditions, such as postoffice being closed or there was a delay in getting the covers to the postoffice, usually because the servicer was tracking the spacecraft!

The majority of these tracking station covers have some sort of cachet provided by the tracking station (which can be a rubber stamp or label cachet) or just a station return address. Private cachet(s) may have been applied to further describe the flight.

The first part of the description is the postmark city and state or country as shown on the cover.

The rest of the description tells something about that particular tracking station, such as:

  1. What kind of tracking station it is.
  2. What kind of a cachet it has.
  3. If it has an autograph of importance (however many covers also may be autographed and not noted).
  4. If it is cancelled on a significant date during the Apollo flight, otherwise the date on the cover could be any date during the flight or a few days later (as explained above).
  5. If it has a special postage stamp affixed.
  6. And other notes that tell about the cover.

Some cover may be listed two or more times, depending on the difference between them, such as if autographed or not, or if it has a special postage stamp affixed or cancelled on a different date of significance, etc.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
TRKSTA150260$2.00  
GRAND TURK, TURKS ISLAND, Eastern Test Range Tracking Station, with 07/26/1971 launch date cancel and launch cachet.

TRKSTA150270$2.00  
GRAND TURK, TURKS ISLAND, Eastern Test Range Tracking Station, with 07/30/1971 Moon landing date cancel and Moon Landing cachet.

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