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cosmos-walter
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From: Salzburg, Austria
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posted 04-07-2014 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On 15.11.1992 Resurs 500 was launched from Kosmodrom Plesetsk with a Soyuz-U rocket. The capsule commemorating 500th anniversary of Columbus arriving in America, 35 years Sputnik as well as 35 years Roman treaties was similar to Yuri Gagarin's Wostok capsule. It delivered 19 orange containers with goods, peace messages, art and icons.

On 22.11.1992 it splashed into Pacific ocean 200 km away of Grays Harbor and was recovered by Russian Radar vessel Marshall Krylov.

In my collection I have a cover which was flown on Resurs-500 spacecraft in 1992. Does any cS'er know how many such covers were flown? Is every flown cover accompanied by a certificate? Are there different types of flown covers? Do also unflown covers exist?

Antoni RIGO
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From: Palma de Mallorca, Is. Baleares - SPAIN
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posted 04-08-2014 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Antoni RIGO   Click Here to Email Antoni RIGO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter, a great cover, as usual in your collection. Sorry, but unfortunately I cannot answer to any of your questions, very interesting indeed.

With the only purpose to add some images of this mission, please see my three covers (two differents for launch, but unflown, and one for recovery).

Any comments about them will be welcomed. Thanks in advance and good luck. I hope you find someone with all or at least some of answers.

astrobv
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From: Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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posted 08-07-2014 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobv   Click Here to Email astrobv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter, I have a similar cover in my collection. I don't know if your cover has a number on the backside of the envelope. Mine has (no. 51) written in red ink.

It's also signed on the back side and has a cancel in red. The cover is not the same but has similarities.

There is also a certificate with he mention provided to cover 51 (same ink as on the backside of the cover). The certificate is in the middle numbered 04002.

For the total (?) 500, for Resus 500, 5000 my certificate number 04002. For sure more than 51 see my number. Scan possible.

astrobv
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posted 08-07-2014 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobv   Click Here to Email astrobv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this text about the Resurs 500.

Hope it gives a little bit more info, though nothing about numbers that were taken.
Clearly stamps were taken and cancelled the same way as the envelopes.

astrobv
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posted 08-12-2014 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobv   Click Here to Email astrobv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter, regarding the posting of your flown cover, I made research. I've got identically the same as yours (and certificate [small]). Though the other one I mailed you is different and it's certificate was numbered and had a format a4.

astrobv
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posted 08-12-2014 06:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobv   Click Here to Email astrobv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter, the scan of my cover.

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