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spaceman
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posted 06-10-2006 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the "International Public Charitable Foundation For Support Of Russian Cosmonautics" exist, and if so do they have a website?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-10-2006 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is my understanding — and any information to the contrary would be greatly appreciated if shared — that the IPCFFSORC is not a formal or registered organization, but rather an invention by one or more Russian dealers for use on certificates of authenticity (COA) as a means of alluring Western society buyers.

At the least, the organization's name has appeared on COAs for items that have been, at the least, misidentified as mission-used or flown.

spaceman
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posted 06-11-2006 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert. I had my suspicions that this may indeed be the case. I have only seen these COA's from one dealer. A web search for the organisation proved useless.

(I'm hoping that some items I have purchased are at least the real thing even if not flown.)

eurospace
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posted 06-12-2006 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you name this dealer operating with this sort of COA?

cosmos-walter
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posted 06-15-2006 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Igor Rodin from Moscow was elected member of "Association of International Philatelic Experts" at the Washington 2006 stamp show. I am happy he joined us.

Igor found out that "The International Public Charitable Foundation For Support Of Russian Cosmonautics" exists. It is headed by cosmonaut Victor Gorbatko. However, this foundation never issues certificates on flown flags, etc.

I myself examined two flags which were sold as being flown with certificate of this foundation. Both definitively are fakes.

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