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LateApex
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posted 01-22-2014 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently won this flown MIR calendar and would love to learn more about it.

Is there a way to decode the MIR stamps? Does anyone know whose signature is on the calendar? Any idea which mission(s) the calendar flew on?

The seller did not have any additional provenance. He could not remember which auction the item came from. I was not able to find an auction record via Google.

It is "playing card" sized, and the reverse only has a Rooster graphic along with a small velcro patch. It looks like it came out of a deck of playing cards

Any help identifying the item would be much appreciated!!

LateApex
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posted 02-02-2014 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any ideas here guys?

Is there a way to tell by the stamps?

Is there a guide to Russian on-board stamps?

Russian
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posted 02-03-2014 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a real first page of a calender which was aboard the MIR station and belonged to the cosmonaut who signed the page.

It's a calendar composed of many pages — one page for two days (from one side and from another one). The Russian cosmonaut kept only this page and once the year was over other pages were put inside a waste sac and burned in Progress cargo vehicle at the reentry in the Earth atmosphere.

One of the seals was sent to the Mir with its first crew: Soloviov and Kizim; This seal has five angles and has USSR (CCCP) seal on it. The second seal was sent to Mir once the USSR disappeared. That's why in 1993 they had two seals aboard.

Russian
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posted 02-03-2014 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signature belongs to the Soyuz TM-16 crewmember Gennadiy Manakov.

You can see his signed photo on the Soyuz TM-16 page of spacepatches.nl.

LateApex
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posted 02-04-2014 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the context, the identification of the cosmonaut signature, the mission, and the intel on the stamps.

Really interesting nuance on the need, in this case, for two on-board stamps!

Much appreciated.

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