Topic: WTB: Philatelic History of Space Exploration
jsvphil New Member
Posts: 1 From: Sugar Run, Wyoming County, PA Registered: Mar 2022
posted 09-22-2023 11:15 AM
Where can I obtain a new or used copy of the book "Philatelic History of Space Exploration"?
Posts: 174 From: Derbyshire UK Registered: Mar 2023
posted 09-22-2023 02:15 PM
I know of no such book. Are you sure of that title? Do you have an author's name?
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 51095 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 09-22-2023 03:41 PM
Reuben Ramkissoon and Lester Winick wrote "A Philatelic History of Space Exploration" in 1972. A page on the Space Unit's website describes the book as "out of print and, so far, impossible to find anywhere."
Posts: 835 From: Northville MI USA Registered: Aug 2005
posted 09-22-2023 06:48 PM
It really wasn't as much a philatelic "history" book as such ... it was a listing of rocket flights through 1960 with a value range for what a cover for that flight would be worth — a very small number of covers were pictured.
Only a small number were produced as it wasn't really a book but three-hole punched black and white pages copied whenever an order came. The buyer could then put the pages in a binder. There was NOT a special binder created for it that I know of.
A follow-on listing had been edited through 1965 but was never published.