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dogcrew5369
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posted 05-16-2013 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this envelope in a stamp collection I purchased at an estate auction and I am hoping someone can share some information concerning what it was commemorating. The "stamp" is a hologram placed from the inside of the envelope.

eurospace
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posted 05-16-2013 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The US Postal Service issued several types of these space station holograms, at different values. 25c, 29c, 32c, I think I remember.

For all of them, there were First Day of Issue cancellations, pictorial ones like the one you show, but also the standard ones with just the mention of "First Day of Issue".

Bas S Warwick
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posted 05-17-2013 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bas S Warwick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I am aware those were cancelled on the 1st day of issue (3rd Dec 89) with a pictorial cancellation at World Stamp Expo Station.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-17-2013 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Why would it be cancelled without the commemoration as shown to the left on the Expo event? So it has nothing to do with the Smithsonian?

Bas S Warwick
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posted 05-17-2013 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bas S Warwick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure of the reason, but I have seen lots available for sale with the 25c Space Station uncacheted cachet. There are also thousands around without first day of issue cancellations (stamp only).

MarylandSpace
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posted 05-17-2013 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I recall correctly, the World Stamp Expo in 1989 was held at the DC Convention Center.

Both Buzz Aldrin and Gherman Titov were there.

All times are CT (US)

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