posted 11-04-2011 02:57 PM
Does anyone know approximately how many sets of the six signed Kniga covers were officially done?
Any information about where and when these were signed would be appreciated.
Posts: 442 From: Syracuse, New York, USA Registered: Oct 2009
posted 11-04-2011 11:58 PM
I would ask Florian Noller from SpaceFlori.com. He seems to know a lot about these covers. I have a set of them myself.
Posts: 27 From: Registered: Feb 2007
posted 11-06-2011 09:48 AM
Thanks for the suggestion.
Posts: 3593 From: Midwest, USA Registered: Jul 2005
posted 11-06-2011 10:46 PM
Don't forget that Kniga signed covers didn't stop with the six Vostok flights. Kniga did signed covers up through Soyuz 24. The only missions that weren't given Kniga covers were the unsuccessful missions (Soyuz 1, Soyuz 10, Soyuz 11, Soyuz 18a) and the unmanned missions (Soyuz 2, Soyuz 20).
Overall, the Kniga covers are a nice way to get a nearly complete set of authentic signatures (with the exception of 2 of the 3 of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts) for the first 15 years of the Soviet space program. And overall, they are much cheaper than collecting a comparable set of autographs for the US space program.
So why stop at collecting the first six? Collect them all!