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Space Exploration Events & FDCs ~ 1962-1994

        On this page you will find 117 Space Exploration Event philatelic covers with a wide variety of cachets (many Space Voyage cachets by Robert Rank). Also astronaut autographs and First Day Covers of most space stamps.
          When ordering, please specify cover number, event and date. Prices are cheap! They're way under dealer and auction prices. All covers will be sent by first class or Priority Mail. You, the buyer, pay only the exact postage plus 50c per order for packaging and handling.
       To make sure you get what you want, e-mail me at SwapMeetDave@aol.com and I'll set aside the items you want and ship them upon receipt of your check or money order. I also accept Pay Pal (pay to my account: SwapMeetDave@aol.com). Send your order with payment to David Ahl, 12 Indian Head Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Thank you!

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Autographs of Pilots Astronauts and People in Space Program
Amelia Earhart
AU-16. Amelia Earhart on first transcontinental flight, 9/8/30. Unique! SOLD
John Glenn
AU-27. John Glenn on recovery cover from Friendship 7 space capsule splashdown, 2/23/62. $200.00
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard
AU-28. Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard. Houston training 3/25/69 and anniv of moon landing, 7/20/85. SOLD
Astronauts
AU-29. Apollo XII astronauts, Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, Alan Bean! Launch 11/14/69. SOLD
Astronauts
AU-31. Apollo XII, Charles Conrad, Dick Gordon, Alan Bean! Splashdown 11/24/69. $150.00
Astronauts
AU-30. Alan Bean on First Day Cover of Decade in Space stamps, Scott 1434-35, 8/2/71, Houston cancel. SOLD

1918. James Beggs, NASA Administrator, July 10, 1981 to Dec 4, 1985. On FDC of Scott 1918, 5/21/81. Set of 8 FDCs $30.00
Pres Gerald Ford
AU-09A. Gerald Ford w/astronauts Richard Truly & Joe Engle, Shuttle training flight, also Bion-6 launch. $150.00
Shuttle astronauts
AU-33. Challenger astronauts Sally Ride, Bob Crippen, Rick Hauck, John Fabian, Norm Thagard on STS-7 launch. $200.00
Terry Hart
AU-35. Terry Hart, astronaut STS 41-C, April 6-13, 1984. On Balloon Championship cover. With NASA bio. $18.00
Space Exploration Events ~ 1965-1988
Gemini
SP01. 3/23/65, 1st Gemini flight and US Navy recovery, USS Ault. $10.00
Gemini
SP02. 11/16/66, Last Gemini flight, US Navy Recovery Force, USS Hollister. $10.00
UN Space Treaty
SP03. 11/14/69, UN Space Treaty on back of card in tiny type. $3.00
Intl Rescue Agreement
SP04. 11/14/69, Intl Rescue Agreement on back of card in tiny type. $3.00
Intl Rescue Agreement
SP04. Back of card with text. $3.00
Apollo 15
SP06. 7/26/71, Apollo 15 launch, Titusvill-Moonport Stamp Club, Heritage Crafts. $5.00
Skylab 2
SP07. 5/25/73, SL-2 launch to repair Skylab, Kennedy Space Center. $5.00
Skylab 3
SP08. 7/28/73, SL-3 launch, 59-day Skylab mission, Kennedy Space Center. $5.00
Skylab
SP09. 8/6/73, SL-3 walk in space to install sun shield, thermograph cachet. $4.00
Skylab 4
SP10. 11/16/73, SL-4 launch, 84-day Skylab mission, KSC, with insert card. $5.00
Abbreviations for cachets. SV = Space Voyage cachet by Robert Rank.
GSFC = Goddard Space Flight Center Stamp Club           KSC = Kennedy Space Center
Skylab 4
SP11. 2/8/74, Skylab 4 landing at Edwards AFB, KSC, with insert card. $5.00
Samos 103
SP13. 6/8/75, Big Bird 10 (Samos 103) launch. SV cachet. $3.50
Agena
SP14. 1/18/75, Agena early warning Satellite launch. SV. $3.50
Apollo
SP15. 7/15/75, Apollo test project launch. Unknown cachet. $7.00
Apollo
SP16. 7/17/75, Apollo-Soyuz link-up. Unknown cachet. $7.00
Apollo
SP17. 7/24/75, Apollo-Soyuz recovery. Unknown cachet. $7.00
Samos
SP18. 2/18/76, Samos (Satellite & Missile Observation) launch; fails to orbit, SV. $3.50
Smithsonian
SP19. 7/1/76. Opening of Smithsonian Natl Air and Space Museum, with insert. $3.50
DMPS
SP20. 6/4/77, Defense Meteorlogical Satellite Program, SV. 3.50
Samos 111
SP21. 6/27/77, Big Bird 14 (Samos 111) launch. SV. $3.50
Agena
SP22. 12/12/77, Agena early waring satellite launch, SV. $3.50
Comsat
SP23. 2/24/78, Comsat satellite data relay system, SV. $3.50
DSCS
SP24. 12/13/78, Defense satellite commo system, SV. $3.50
Columbia
SP25. 4/12/81, 1st Shuttle (Columbia) STS-1 launch, Kennedy, SV. $8.00
Columbia
SP26. 4/12/81, 1st Shuttle (Columbia) STS-1 launch, Houston, SV. $8.00
Columbia
SP27. 4/14/81, 1st Shuttle (Columbia) landing, Edwards AFB, SV. $8.00
STS-2
SP28. 11/12/81, 2nd Shuttle (Columbia) STS-2 launch, Flight Emblem cachet. $5.00
STS-3
SP29. 3/22/82, 3rd Shuttle (Columbia) STS-3 launch, Flight Emblem cachet. $5.00
STS-3
SP30. 3/22/82, 3rd Shuttle (Columbia) STS-3 launch, SV. $5.00
STS-3
SP31. 3/25/82, STS-3 successful test of robot arm, SV. $4.50
STS-3
SP32. 3/30/82, STS-3 landing, White Sands, NM, SV. $5.00
STS-4
SP33. 6/27/82, 4th Shuttle (Columbia) STS-4 launch, Flight Emblem cachet. $5.00
STS-4
SP34. 6/27/82, 4th Shuttle (Columbia) STS-4 launch, SV. $5.00
STS-4
SP35. 6/29/82, STS-4 Remote manipulator arm lift, SV. $4.50
STS-4
SP36. 7/4/82, STS-4 Orbiter test flight, SV. $4.50
STS-5
SP37. 11/11/82, STS-5 (Columbia) launch, GSFC. $5.00
STS-6
SP38. 4/4/83, STS-6 (Challenger) launch, Colorano. $5.00
Shuttle France
SP39. 5/18/83, Enterprise Shuttle visit to France, SV. 4.50
STS-7
SP40. 6/18/83, STS-7 (Challenger) launch, GFSC. $6.00
STS-8
SP41. 8/30/83, STS-8 (Challenger) launch, GFSC. $6.00
STS-9
SP42. 11/28/83, STS-9 (Columbia) launch, Flight Emblem. $6.00
STS-41-B
SP43. 2/3/84, STS-41-B (Challenger) launch, Colorano. $5.00
STS-41-C
SP44. 4/6/84, STS-41-C (Challenger) launch, GFSC. $5.00
STS-41-D
SP45. 8/30/84, STS-41-D (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $5.00
STS-41-G
SP46. 10/5/84, STS-41-G launch, on FDC of Scott 1914 (5/21/81). $8.00
STS-51-A
SP47. 11/8/84, STS-51-A (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-C
SP48. 1/24/85, STS-51-C (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-D
SP49. 4/12/85, STS-51-D (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-B
SP50. 4/29/85, STS- 51-B (Challenger) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-G
SP51. 6/17/85, STS-51-G (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-F
SP52. 7/29/85, STS-51-F (Challenger) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-I
SP53. 8/27/85, STS-51-I (Discovery) launch, GFSC. $4.50
STS-51-J
SP54. 10/3/85, STS-51-J (Atlantis) launch, GFSC. $4.50
Spacewalk
SP55. 10/12/85, Walk in Space 20th anniv, Nakano. $12.00
STS-61-A
SP56. 10/30/85, STS- 61-A Spacelab D1 launch, GFSC. $4.50
Challenger Explodes
SP57. 1/28/86, Shuttle Challenger Explodes, Nakano. $25.00
STS-51-L
SP58. 1/31/86, STS- 51-L (Challenger) Memorial Service, SV. $6.50
STS-26
SP59. 9/29/88, STS- 26 (Discovery) launch, Kennedy, SV. $4.50
STS-26
SP60. 9/29/88, STS-26 launch, Houston, SV. $4.50
STS-26
SP61. 9/29/88, STS-26 launch, White Sands, NM, SV. $4.50
STS-26
SP62. 9/29/88, STS-26 launch, Sunnyvale, CA, SV. $4.50
STS-26
SP63. 10/3/88, STS-26 landing, Edwards AFB, SV. $4.50
STS-26
SP64. 10/3/88, STS-26 landing, Houston, SV. $4.50
First Day Covers of Various U.S. Space Stamps
Project Mercury
1193. 2/20/62, Project Mercury, Artcraft. $3.00
Project Mercury
1193. 2/20/62, Project Mercury, Unknown. SOLD
Space Walk
1331-32. 9/29/67, US Space Achievements, Artcraft. SOLD
Space Walk
1331-32. 9/29/67, Space combo, Artcraft. SOLD
Space Walk
1331-32. 9/29/67, FDC on Space walk postcard. $8.00
Apollo 8
1371. 5/5/69, Apollo 8 combo, Artcraft. SOLD

1434-35. 8/2/71, Kennedy Sp Cen, Arrcraft. SOLD

1434-35. 8/2/71, Huntsville, AL, Arrcraft. $3.00

1434-35. 8/2/71, Kennedy Sp Cen, Cover Craft. SOLD

1434-35. 8/2/71, Huntsville combo, thermograph. SOLD
Skylab
1529. 5/14/74, Slylab, Artcraft. $1.50
Skylab
1529. 5/14/74, Kennedy Space Center. $5.00
Skylab
1529. 5/14/74, Thermograph. SOLD

1556. Pioneer Jupiter, Artcraft. $1.75

1556-57. 2/28/75, Pioneer, Mariner dual FDC, thermo. $4.00

1557. 2/28/75, Mariner 10, Artcraft. SOLD

1557. 2/28/75, Mariner 10 plate block. SOLD

1557. 2/28/75, Mariner 10, Cover Craft. SOLD

1557. 2/28/75, Pioneer, Mariner combo thermo. SOLD

1569-70. 7/15/75, Apollo Soyuz, Artcraft. SOLD

1569-70. 7/15/75, Titusville Stamp Club. $7.00

1569. 7/15/75, Russian issue, SV (Rank). $7.00

1569. 7/15/75, Russian issue, Fleetwood. $5.00

1759. 7/20/78, Viking mission, Colorano. SOLD

1759. 7/20/78, Viking combo, Artcraft. SOLD

1759. 7/20/78, Viking mission, Artcraft. $1.25

1912. 5/21/81, Moon walk, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1913. Shuttle lift off, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1914. Deploy satellite, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1915. Skylab, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1916. Pioneer 11, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1917. Shuttle lift off, Gill Craft. Set of 8 for $30.00

1918. James Biggs autograph, NASA Head. Set of 8 for $30.00

1919. Space telescope Readers Digest. Set of 8 for $30.00 (7 Gill Craft, 1 Rdrs Digest)

1912. 5/21/81, Space Achievement, Moon walk, DRC. $4.00

1913. 5/21/81, Shuttle lift off, DRC. $4.00

1914. Deploy satellite, DRC. $4.00

1917. Shuttle lift off, DRC. $4.00

1918. Shuttle landing, DRC. $4.00

1919. Space telescope DRC. $4.00

1912-19. 5/21/81, Space Achievements, block of 8,
#9 envelope, Gill Craft. $6.00

2568-72. 10/1/91, Space Exploration booket, top 5, combo, Gill Craft.
Set of 2 for $12.00

2568-72. Space Exploration booket, bottom 5, combo, Gill Craft.
Set of 2 for $12.00

2568-77. Space Exploration booklet of 10, hand painted, #12 env, Pugh. $15.00

2568-77. Space booklet, Karen's.
Set of 2 - $22.00

2568-77. Space booklet, Karen's.
Set of 2 - $22.00

C76. 9/9/69, Apollo 11 airmail on photo maxi card. $8.00
C76
C76. 9/9/69, 10¢ Apollo 11 combo, Fleetwood. $7.00
C76
C76. 9/9/69, 10¢ Apollo 11, Cover Craft. $5.00
C76
C76. 9/9/69, 10¢ Apollo 11, Artcraft. $4.00
First Day Covers of Mongolia Space Stamps
Set of 7 First Days Covers from Mongolia. Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa became the first person from Mongolia to travel into outer space along with Vladimir Dzhanibekov of Russia. Soyuz 39 launched on March 22, 1981 and connected with the Salyut 6 space station. FDCs mark events of the 8-day flight from launch (3/22) to landing (3/30). SP83-89. $15.00 Mongolia Space issue - 1981 Mongolia Space issue - 1981
Mongolia Space issue - 1981 Mongolia Space issue - 1981 Mongolia Space issue - 1981 Mongolia Space issue - 1981 Mongolia Space issue - 1981

Complete space collection of 109 covers listed above sale priced at only $999 (reg $1,144)

Postcards and Ancillary Space-Related Material

SP65. NASA Kennedy Space Center tour ticket (1974). $1.00

SP66. Postcard: Shuttle piggyback on 747. $1.00

SP67. Postcard: Recovery of Gemini 4 on USS Wasp. $1.00

SP70. Postcard: Apollo-Soyuz official emblem. $1.00

SP68. Titan 4. $1.00

SP69. Atlas. $1.00

SP71. Maxi card. Earth from Apollo 17. $2.00

SP72. Maxi card. Pre-dwan Shuttle lift off. $2.00

SP73. Maxi card. Shuttle Discovery lift off. $2.00

SP74. Maxi card. Spacelab maiden flight. $2.00

SP75. Maxi card. Shuttle landning at KSC. $2.00

SP78. 9/30/94, 25th anniv of Moon landing cover with $9.95 stamp that traveled into space on the Endeavour. On Endeavour launch cover. Limited edition. $35.00

SP80. 3/5/81, Apollo- Soyuz stamps on card with Interpex '81 cancel. $2.50

SP81. Blank Interpex '81 card commemorating Space Shuttle. $0.75

SP79. 3/15/85, Canada spacecraft FDC with US space stamps and Interpex '85 cancel. $4.00
Left: SP76. Deluxe photo folder with 14 4" x 6" photos of Shuttle missions, launches, spacecraft, views of the Earth. A spectacular piece. $5.00


Right: SP82. 5/21/81, USPS Achievements in Space booklet, 12 pages, 8½ x 11", full color throughout. Describes US space program from 1962 to 1981. Page 3 has First Day cancel of 8-stamp block of Scott 1912-19, Space Achievement stamps. (Illustration shows only front and back cover and two pages from booklet.) Very scarce. $20.00

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