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Starfighter1
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posted 11-04-2011 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Starfighter1   Click Here to Email Starfighter1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

garyd2831
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posted 11-04-2011 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would ask Florian Noller from SpaceFlori.com. He seems to know a lot about these covers. I have a set of them myself.

Starfighter1
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posted 11-06-2011 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Starfighter1   Click Here to Email Starfighter1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the suggestion.

mjanovec
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posted 11-06-2011 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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!

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