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Posts: 868
From: Shady Side, Md
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 11-21-2010 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do the following space covers exist?
  1. May 1, 1957 Vanguard TV-1
  2. October 23, 1957 Vanguard TV-2
  3. December 6, 1957 Vanguard TV-3
  4. February 5, 1958 Vanguard TV-3BU
  5. March 5, 1958 Explorer-2
  6. May 27, 1958 Vanguard SLV-1
  7. June 26, 1958 Vanguard SLV-2
  8. April 13, 1959 Discoverer-2
  9. June 22, 1959 Vanguard SLV-6
If anybody can provide scans of any of these covers assuming they exist, please share scans.

John Macco
Space Unit #1457

Eddie Bizub

Posts: 32
From: Kissimmee, FL USA
Registered: Aug 2010

posted 11-22-2010 04:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eddie Bizub   Click Here to Email Eddie Bizub     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, in more than 40 years of collecting, I have never seen any covers for the launches you list. Apparently nobody produced covers for failures way back then. You can also add Explorer-5 (8-24-58) to that list.


Posts: 138
From: Charleston, SC USA
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 11-30-2010 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NAAmodel#240   Click Here to Email NAAmodel#240     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can see a hand-painted envelope from Discoverer 2 in American Astrophilately available at Have never seen any of the others, however.

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