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LadyCosmos
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posted 01-18-2008 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LadyCosmos   Click Here to Email LadyCosmos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the 50th anniversary of Explorer 1, how many special post cancels are schedule? And Cape Canaveral Post Office will have a special cancel or not? I have two blank covers already signed by Van Allen and Pickering and I would have one with 50th special cancel from Cape Canaveral if one exists.

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posted 01-18-2008 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You saw it here first...

This is the official, USPS-approved design for the commemorative cancellation to be used at the Cape Canaveral postal station for Explorer 1's anniversary on January 31.

The cancel was designed by collectSPACE member Joel Katzowitz.

Space Coast Cover Service will be producing commemorative cachets with attached gantry pieces from Complex 26 and 33-cent Explorer 1 stamps that were issued in 1999, along with special "photo-image" stamps honoring America's first satellite (Ken Havekotte has promised images of the covers to be added to this thread when they are available).

Rob Sumowski
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posted 01-19-2008 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow. Congratulations, Joel. Sweet design. A few years ago I was fortunate to attend a lecture presentation Joel did about the many official postal cancels he has done over the past several years. He displayed some of the custom patch designs he has done for various shuttle crews. It was neat to talk to him about his working so closely with Alan Shepard when Joel did much of the original design and layout for the Astronaut Hall of Fame Museum. He's a first-rate guy. Way to go!

Rob

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posted 01-21-2008 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collectors can send in their own covers to this address:

USPS Postmaster
1st US Satellite Launch Station
8500 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-9998
USA

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Jürgen P Esders
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Astroaddies

Jay Gallentine
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posted 01-24-2008 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anything have a stamp cancel on it? For example, I have a Van Allen-signed 'Time' cover about Explorer I.

Just curious,
Jay Gallentine

Ken Havekotte
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posted 01-25-2008 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay -- I'll be happy to postmark your Time-signed cover at the Cape P.O. for you, but just include a SASE for its return. Email me off list.

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posted 02-05-2008 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
31.1.08: Madrid: "Primer Encuentro Nacional de Astrofilatelia, 50 Aniversario del Explorer-1" (1st National Astrophilately Meeting - 50th Anniversary Explorer 1)

Send your stamped covers to:
Correos
Dirección de Filatelia
Matasellos
CCP Chamartín
c/ Hiedra, s/n
28070 Madrid
España

Gilbert
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posted 02-05-2008 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joel, it's nice to know such talented people.

Joe Frasketi
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posted 02-05-2008 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In regards to the Explorer 1 postmark from Spain, does Spain also have a policy of postmarking mail after the date of postmark (like the grace period here in the US of 30 days)?

Joe

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posted 02-06-2008 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Joe Frasketi:
In regards to the Explorer 1 postmark from Spain, does Spain also have a policy of postmarking mail after the date of postmark (like the grace period here in the US of 30 days)?
Officially the answer is no, but when writing from abroad and asking nicely I have never been refused. Give it a try. The postage rate for covers from Spain to the US is 78 Euro-cents (domestic is 30c). They are likely to return the cover within an official mail envelope.

For the unlikely case you should fail, I will have a few spare copies to sell.

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Jürgen P Esders
Berlin, Germany

International Director (Europe), Space Unit
Vice President, Weltraum Philatelie e. V.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Astroaddies

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posted 02-25-2008 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Farris3   Click Here to Email Farris3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to post the correct address for sending covers:

8700 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
321-783-3163

The incorrect address of 8500 was previously posted. Hope this helps.

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