Topic: Space Cover of the Week: Index and comments
Bob M Member
Posts: 1891 From: Atlanta-area, GA USA Registered: Aug 2000
posted 04-20-2009 07:33 AM
This is to announce the start of a weekly series in the "Stamps and Covers" section of collectSPACE that will be entitled "Space Cover of the Week." To promote and encourage space cover collecting, several of us ATA/Space Unit members have decided to begin a series that will feature a different space cover here each week.
At this time, only a few of us will participate in this weekly feature, but we invite others to join us and contribute with some of their own special covers.
We intend to span the large and rich field of astrophilately, which will include covers marking mostly significant space events, but occasionally even little-known events will be included. This series will display many various covers, cachets and cancels, along with information about them, that will show how meaningful and interesting collecting space covers can be.
We plan to continue this weekly series with a new cover every Monday and will begin with a cover that marks the beginning of one famous spacecraft's long road to space and into history.
posted 05-10-2009 10:03 AM
We encourage comments from all space collectors especially Space Unit members. If you have a cover you would like to participate to the Cover of the Week feature, email Bob McLeod with your cover idea. We would like more participation from all. There are many different ways to collect. We are hoping to stimulate new collectors.
Posts: 1739 From: Washington, DC, USA Registered: Apr 2003
posted 01-02-2024 02:06 PM
It's hard to believe that Bob started Space Cover of the Week (SCOTW) almost 15 years, and 700+ articles ago! And it's still fun to write these!
Many thanks to Robert for giving us the forum to write about space covers and also for putting together the index of articles you see above. That index has been used a zillion times by us SCOTW authors to see if we've already covered a subject, or what else has been said about a subject. But we're a victim of our own success because sorting through 700+ entries is getting difficult (But Robert, please don't stop adding to the index!).
So, I have developed an Excel spreadsheet, breaking down our first 734 articles (through 2023) into topics (e.g. - programs, flights, space places, collector info, etc). The spreadsheet is available to any of you collectors by sending me an email request. And I hope to update it after the end of each subsequent calendar year. My email addy is available by clicking the mail icon above this message.