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From: Oregon
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 10-10-2009 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichieB16   Click Here to Email RichieB16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been keeping an eye on eBay [in 2009] in the hopes of picking up one of the STS-68 flown U.S. Express Mail stamps, but I haven't seen one. I was under the impression that 500,000 were out there so I'm surprised I haven't been able to find one.

Are these more difficult to find than the STS-8 cover (which I see all time time)?


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From: McKinney TX (USA)
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-11-2009 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered one of those, unsigned, from USPS when they first came out. My check was cashed, but I never received it. I finally gave up.

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From: France/Switzerland
Registered: Feb 2020

posted 01-14-2022 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Messier97   Click Here to Email Messier97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New to my collection: The famous "Tribute to Space Exploration" cover with its flown 9.95$ stamp flown on the STS-68.

I know it's just a stamp and it is not rare but to know that it was in space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour makes it very special for me.

I was quite impressed as well by the overall quality of the cover. Nice printing, good colors, and a lot of informations in the certificate of authenticity.

Most of the flown items are way too expensive for me so I am happy we can find cheap items like that. So far I have this stamp and the STS-8 cover, not sure I will have much more in this part of my space collection.


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From: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Registered: Jun 2021

posted 01-14-2022 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CEKebalo   Click Here to Email CEKebalo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great addition to your collection and if it's priceless to you and your collection, that's what matters!

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