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  How do you make a philatelic (FDC/event) cover?

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BMckay
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From: MA, USA
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posted 05-22-2011 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I wanted to make my own cover for a launch, how do you make one?

yeknom-ecaps
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From: Northville MI USA
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 05-22-2011 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very easy...

I send "blank" envelopes to KSC, VAFB, etc. with only the stamp on them and ask for a cancel for the mission launch date (I write the mission on the outside of the mailing envelope too) enclosing a SASE for their return. Once I receive them back I print the launch info and photo on the envelope from my printer using a "envelope setting"...

Some other collectors do the opposite by printing up the cachet on the envelopes before the launch but then you don't have all the info (e.g. exact launch time).

Try a couple out on your printer to get the alignment right. Use good quality envelopes or the glue with come through over time.

You can also e-mail me as well if you have specific questions.

micropooz
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From: Washington, DC, USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 05-22-2011 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And mail your to-be-canceled covers to:

Postmaster
NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899

Postmaster
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX 77058

Postmaster
Pasadena, CA 91102

Postmaster
Edwards, CA 93523

depending on where you want them postmarked.

For JPL-related events, you can either send to the Pasadena postmaster above or to the JPL Stamp Club.

BMckay
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posted 07-16-2011 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am having trouble making one. Can someone help me out? I am looking for an Expedition 29, 30 and the Soyuz launch in September. I will trade or pay for them. Looking for three of each.

cosmos-walter
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From: Salzburg, Austria
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 07-21-2011 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody of you have the address for ESA launch center at Kourou in French-Guayana?

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