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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-23-2012 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Final Flight Station: Endeavour pictorial cancellation

A special pictorial cancellation is available through the Los Angeles Postal District for all mailed-in requests in conjunction with the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 21, 2012.

Requests should mailed to the address below with proper postage affixed (45 cents for covers; 32 cents for postcards; or $1.05 First Class International) and it's recommended stamped return addressed return outer envelopes or packaging is provided by the sender.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Final Flight Station
Los Angeles District
7001 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90052-9998

eurospace
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posted 09-24-2012 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting this, Robert. I had not heard about it yet.

You might want to check your sources for the postage rates, though. A domestic letter up to 1 oz. costs 45c now. A letter overseas $1.05.

Of course, one can also use the "Endeavour" stamp issued a couple of years ago. A bit expensive though, at $16.95...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-24-2012 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for catching that, J├╝rgen. I had copied that paragraph from a previous cancellation announcement out of expediency and forgot to update the postage rates. It has now been corrected.

onesmallstep
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posted 09-24-2012 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Surprising that this will be the only pictorial cancel of the three Shuttle orbiters being flown to their display sites by NASA's SCA.

Re: use of the $16.95 Endeavour stamp for this cancel; expensive, yes, so I suggest one of Bob McCall's block-of-four Shuttle stamps issued in 1981 (maybe the orbiter about to touch down?) and save the others for a future cancel when Endeavour is displayed on the vertical shuttle 'stack'.

MB
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posted 10-20-2012 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MB   Click Here to Email MB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A second Endeavour final mission postmark was just published in the October 18 2012 USPS Bulletin.

The address for the postmark is:

Drollinger Properties
Final Mission Station Postmaster
7001 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90052-9998

randy
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posted 10-22-2012 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine today. A very nice addition to my collection!

onesmallstep
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posted 11-09-2012 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found a FDC for $1 for a block of stamps issued in Australia depicting a sailing replica of the Endeavour, Capt. Cook's ship, and had it double-cancelled with the postmarks mentioned above. Nice souvenir for an inexpensive price.

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