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Matt T
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posted 02-04-2005 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I recently bought a mixed lot of items that includes a small selection of covers, all dating from the late 60s and early 70s. The covers come from the estate of a former NASA employee who was himself a keen collector.

I've no idea what they're worth and hoped someone could give me even a very rough ballpark figure. They're all in very good condition with picture cachets and no address.

Two are cancelled in Cape Canaveral, various dates 74/75, commemorating launch of the ATS-6 Comsat for ASTP, and ASTP itself.

Two are cancelled in Moscow, both 1975, commemorating Soyuz 18-I and Soyuz 18.

One is cancelled in Adelaide, 10th Feb 1975 and commemorates the landing of Soyuz 17.

Four are cancelled in Woomera, various dates 69/70, commemorating 200th Skylark, the UK's own booster the Black Arrow, Europa 1, and the Aero High grenade launching booster!

Four are cancelled in Madrid, various dates 72/73, commemorating various aspects of the Deep Space Network.

One is cancelled in Budapest, Nov 6th 1967 for the Venusz 4 probe.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Matt

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eurospace
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posted 02-04-2005 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Matt,

I hope I don't bust any bubble, but the value of these is in the eyes of the beholder .... in other words: in the $1 or $2 area, depending on how hard you want it.

I hope at least they look nice ...

Jürgen

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Jürgen P Esders
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Matt T
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posted 02-04-2005 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Jurgen,

No bubble busting possible These were just extras in a group of space suit related documents.

Thanks for the valuation... oh and yes, they do look lovely

Cheers,
Matt

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posted 02-04-2005 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Matt:

I agree with Jurgen that there probably is not much "worth" in these types of covers. There just isn't a lot of interest in them. They are nice to have in a collection if it fits topically with other covers you have or if the cachets are unique or you find them to be visually appealing.

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