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From: Washington, DC, USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 11-08-2010 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got my November "American Philatelist." In the Membership Report, listed as deceased is Harry L. Anderson of Houston, Tx.

Harry produced the Space City Cover Society (SCCS) cachets from the time of the Apollo Fire into the 1970's. The SCCS cachets were always nicely printed and postmarked in Houston, often with local post stamps attached as well as regular postage.

Harry will be missed...

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-08-2010 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So sorry to hear of Harry's passing as I haven't been in contact with him since the early/mid 1990s.

His space cover society in Texas provided printed and serviced space covers on a regular basis along with local post stamp issues.

While many of his covers contained Houston-area postmarks, he would quite often use my firm's philatelic cancelling services from the Florida Space Coast with either Kennedy or Cape postal cancels.

For more than a decade or two we had a close working relationship together with our cover producing companies, which I believe, first got underway during the early 1970s.

He was a good man and always a pleasure to know and work with.


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From: Lincolnshire IL USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-08-2010 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about Harry Anderson.

I was in touch with him about 5-6 years ago and bought some of his Apollo 11 covers. He had a few advertisements in Linn's at the time.

It is unfortunate that another pioneering space cover collector is gone. RIP.


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From: New York, NY USA
Registered: Oct 2010

posted 11-08-2010 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM1   Click Here to Email LM1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 11-09-2010 04:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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From: South Bend, IN United States of America
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posted 11-10-2010 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Ken and Dave...

Mr. Anderson really made our hobby special in many, many ways and I, too, am sorry to hear of his passing.

Gene Bella


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From: Shady Side, Md
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posted 11-11-2010 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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