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fimych
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posted 09-04-2016 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fimych   Click Here to Email fimych     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recently, I got a series of these Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) cachets. It looks the full batch is 14 — some are more rare, others more common. Most of the covers have Bob Boudwin printed address on the back.

Does anybody have any info on the cachets? Who was the designer? How much were produced?

Apollo-Soyuz
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posted 09-04-2016 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These look like a Bob Whitney cachet. Bob was a space cover servicer in the mid 70's.

Eddie Bizub
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posted 09-04-2016 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eddie Bizub   Click Here to Email Eddie Bizub     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, these covers were produced by Bob Whitney. He was a cover servicer for Eastern Test Range launches starting in the 1960's and continuing up through the very early 1990's. At some point, the artist that produced cachets for Bob was Don Mackey, however I do not know for how long or which cachets might have been produced by him.

I have written an article for the upcoming Space Unit magazine The Astrophile all about Bob Whitney and his tremendous accomplishments in producing space covers.

fimych
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posted 09-07-2016 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fimych   Click Here to Email fimych     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, it was a great help! I will put this info into my site.

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