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eurospace
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posted 02-02-2014 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
  • Date: 7 February 2014
  • Location: 1060 Wien (Vienna), Austria

  • Pictorial postmarker "30 Jahre Erster Freiflug im All/McCandless/Challenger/Gmünder WF" (30 Years of First Free Flight in Space McCandless - Challenger)

  • Send your stamped covers to this address:
    Österreichische Post AG
    Zentrale Stempelstelle Philatelie
    Fleischmarkt 19
    1010 Wien
    Austria
For cacheted covers, contact: gugerell@aon.at.

JBoe
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posted 02-02-2014 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the postmark, it really commemorates the anniversary. I do have a couple of questions though. The cacheted cover request, what is the price and how is it sent here to the states? I didn't know if anyone has ever sent a request and didn't want to use the email address provided until I was sure.

For sending an envelope to the posted address, what postage would you provide let alone the request in English? Thanks again.

eurospace
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posted 02-02-2014 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cacheted covers (there will be two) will cost 2.50 Euro each (plus postage), Alfred Gugerell told me last night. Alfred manages the covers for the club (Gmünder Weltraumfreunde) that applied for the postmarker to be used. There will be covers flown by rocket later on.

Postage to the US is 1,70 Euro. This should be on the cover you want to see shipped to you. If you want it shipped under an outer cover, 1,70 Euro is also the postage to use. If you don't need your name and address on the cover to be postmarked, then 70c (Eurocent) would also do.

eurospace
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posted 03-01-2014 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note that the first printing of the cacheted cover showing the crew was wrongly identified as "STS-61B". Those have now been retracted from sale, and correct covers mentioning "STS-41B" are now available. Still, the covers with the error are probably rarer than the "good" ones...

JBoe
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posted 03-01-2014 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent an email regarding the change. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-03-2014 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eurospace:
Note that the first printing of the cacheted cover showing the crew was wrongly identified as "STS-61B".
At least the right orbiter is on the cover, and not Columbia as in the first printing of the crew litho...

eurospace
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posted 03-03-2014 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the second cover type (as shown on eBay). It shows Bruce McCandless during his free flight as printed cachet.

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