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|"#4316 -- Replica of John Glenn's
Mercury Space- / craft on display at the Visitors Center, U.S.A.F. / Academy, Colorado"
unused postcard, round corners as issued. $1.00 s
"104 THE ADLER PLANETARIUM, GRANT PARK, CHICAGO / 3A-H53" linen post card with fresh color, mailed there 1939, stamp removed caused thinning on back. $2.00 ai
1961 postcard mailed from Philadelphia Pennsylvania having message that "We are all set to watch the space take off." Collateral documentation of the interest generated by the program. $1.00 s
"2010 / The walk through space in our thrilling new Special / Effects is right out of the motion picture '2010' ... / ...Universal City Studios" unused continental post card, circa 1986, fresh appearance. $1.50 sm%
"74 NOS AEROPLANES. -- Airoplane de M. Esnault Pelterie" black & white carte postale, fairly fresh. This shows the first monoplane of the visionary Robert Esnault-Pelterie. It had internally braced wings, a lightweight engine of his design, the first completely enclosed streamlined fuselage (welded-steel tubing covered with red muslin), a large bicycle wheel at the front, smaller wheels at the end of both wings to maintain balance & a smaller wheel at the tail. A genius who was first challenged by erroneous information about the Wright machines, Esnault-Pelterie developed the joystick control, conceptualized the aileron on the trailing edge of wings, proposed ballistic missiles, and predicted travel to the moon by rocket (with gimbaled nozzles!). $16.00 as
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" unused continental postcard from Dexter Press, showing its exterior, tiny corner crease. $1.00 sa
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" showing the Apollo Saturn-V moon rocket display outside, unused continental post card with scalloped edges as issued. $1.00 s
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" showing the bus tour about to start near the Apollo Saturn-V moon rocket, unused continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued. $1.25 sb
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" showing the Lunar Rover & LEM display inside, continental post card with scalloped edges as issued. $1.00 sm
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" showing the Tranquility Base display inside, unused continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued. $1.00 sm
"ALABAMA SPACE & ROCKET CENTER / A 1.9 million dollar, State-owned science ex- / hibit..." unused post card. (2 available) $1.00 each. s
"Alabama Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, Alabama" unused continental postcards from Dexter Press. (5 different, 4 have scalloped edges as issued) $1.00 each
"Artist Concept of NASA's John F. Kennedy / Space Center, Cape Kennedy and / neighboring cities" map-like art with labels for many places--Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral City, Point Canaveral, Merritt Island, NASA Parkway, etc.--unused postcard, exceptionally detailed. (2 available) $2.00 each. sm+
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"A WALK IN SPACE. History was made on June 3, 1965, as Gemini 4 / Astronaut Edward H. White II became the first American to exit from / an orbiting spacecraft..." shortwave QSL post card mailed 1969 by operator A. C. Brown at Altamonte Springs Florida (WB4AKJ); a little longer than a regular size postcard. $2.00 sf
[Captioned entirely in Cyrillic] Unused black & white continental postcard from the Soviet Union showing a uniformed astronaut Yuri Gagarin amidst a throng of admiring children circa 1969, minor wear at 2 corners. $2.50 s
[Captioned entirely in Cyrillic] Unused sepia-tone continental post card with a formal portrait of astronaut Yuri Gagarin circa 1969, minor corner & edge wear. $2.50 s
"COMPLEX 19 / GEMINI TITAN II / THE UNITED STATES 2 MAN SPACE MISSIONS / GT-3 4 ORBITS 23 MAR 1969 MAJ VIRGIL I. GRISSON USAF..." chrome postcard showing a large green sign detailing times, orbits, dates & astronauts for GT-3 through 12--all easily readable, unused & fresh appearance, UD. $1.50 s
"Dear Sir: May 23, 1962 / Received from abroad some very fine powerful prism binoculars with wide range and high brilliancy ... These are fine for day & night use and for viewing satellites." postal card mailed that day from M. Segal in Cincinnati to Reverend T. L. Beauchamp in Bethlehem Connecticut, a little extraneous writing on the back. $2.50 sa
"EARTH VIEW / Enroute to the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts snapped / this remarkable picture of the Earth at a distance of 180,000 / km (112,000 miles). The bleak orange Sahara Desert, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Southern Europe, Asia Minor, / and the Red Sea show clearly. ..." post card, mailed, corners noticeably worn, 2 internal creases in the upper right front corner. $1.00 sa
"ENTRANCE TO VISITORS' INFORMATION CENTER / KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA / N.A.S.A." unused post card. (2 available) $1.00 each s
"ETAM WEST VIRGINIA EARTH STATION / The Etam earth station, which is located about 200 miles west of / Washington, DC, is the largest on the east coast. ..." unused Plastichrome® post card from a Comsat Photo, fresh appearance & good edges. The station processes satellite communications. $1.50 sw*
"ETAM, WEST VIRGINIA, EARTH STATION / This station / is a major link for commercial / satellite communications..." postcard mailed 1970 by Andros Thomason of Parsons (WN8GJE) as a QSL, yellowish paper, tiny corner crease. $1.50 sw*
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"Greetings from / KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA" with 2 views & a drawing, unused post card, fresh appearance. $1.25
"GREETINGS FROM ROCKET CITY - HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA / HOME OF THE REDSTONE ARSENAL" with two views of rockets being fired, unused postcard. $1.25 s
"HADLEY RILLE -- 1200 FEET DEEP / Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott parked the Lunar / Rover at the brink..." showing an as-yet-unexplained feature of the moon's surface, unused chrome post card in black & white from a NASA photograph, several tiny spots on back. $1.25 sa
"James Irwin, lunar module pilot on Apollo 15, July, 1971, sa- / lutes the U.S. flag. Seen against the backdrop of Haley Delta / are the lunar module FALCON and a lunar rover" unused lithographed continental postcard from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, excellent condition. $1.25 sfhu
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / Atlas-Agena lifts off Pad 13 at Cape Kennedy, / Florida..." unused chrome postcard from Central Florida Distributors, toned back edges. $1.00 sf
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Aerial view, NASA APOLLO SATURN-V 500 F. / facility vehicle, arrives at launch complex 39A." chrome post card mailed 1967, lightly toned back. $1.25
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / APOLLO 4, First SPACE VEHICLE in NASA'S / APOLLO / SATURN V PROGRAM. Enroute for / erection at PAD A of complex 39, NASA'S, VAB / in background." shown on route for erection, unused chrome postcard, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 sf
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / APOLLO 4, The first SPACE VEHICLE... / ...Leaves the / Vehicle Assembly Building..." unused chrome post card, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Lunar Rover parked near LM, ready for experiment / on Lunar surface by Apollo 16 astronauts, Young / and Duke" chrome post card mailed 1976, minor edge wear, 2 corner creases. $1.25 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Man's first landing on the Moon was accomplished / at 4:17 p.m. today, July 20th, 1969. Lunar Module / 'Eagle' touched down gently on the Sea of / Tranquility." unused chrome postcard, fresh appearance & good edges. $3.00 sh
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Mercury Monument at Sunrise Pad #15." unused chrome post card, fresh appearance & good edges, exceptionally colorful. $1.25 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / NASA Apollo Saturn V, 500 F facility vehicle / enroute from NASA'S(sic) vehicle assembly building / to launch complex 39A." unused chrome postcard from a NASA photo, unused, fresh appearance & good edges. (2 available) $1.00 each. s
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"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Scale model of Apollo / Saturn 5 rocket a Visitors / Information Center... / shows construction of all three stages..." chrome postcard from NASA tours. $1.00 sm
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / NASA / The 365 foot tall Apollo / Saturn V facilities..." unused postcard, pertinent information on back, light toning at one back corner. $1.25 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / The Apollo 11 crew leaves the Manned Spacecraft / Operations Building and enters the van which will take / them to Pad 39A... / July 16, 1969." chrome post card from a NASA photo, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.50 sh
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. // The Apollo / Saturn V facilities vehicle moves out / of the Vehicle Assembly Building...' unused chrome postcard, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $1.00 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle towers over / the deck of its mobile launcher during rollout..." as seen from above, unused chrome post card from a NASA photo, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / The original 7 Astronauts selected by NASA. From / left to right, Navy Lt. Comm. Malcolm Scott / Carpenter..." standing in pilot gear beside an aircraft, chrome post card from a NASA photo, unused, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.50 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / This is the Earth as it appeared to Apollo 8 crew / members Frank Borman, James Lovell and William / Anders as the orbited the moon on Christmas Eve,1968" unused chrome postcard, small spot of light toning at one back corner. $2.00 s
"JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / NASA's thrust-augmented Delta (TAD) lifts off / pad 17A at Cape Kennedy, Florida carrying the / Syncom Satellite..." unused chrome post card from Central Florida Distributors, toned back edges. $1.25 sf
"K3DG" QSL post card used 1993 by operator Morton Eisenberg. Full color front design shows the Earth as viewed from space, missed mercifully by black cancel ink & red routing ink, one stamp scraped. Shown. $3.75 sf(d). Another example, used but not mailed in 1983, so no postal ink on front. $4.25 sf(d)
"KB6PQ" shortwave (21.378 MHZ) QSL post card with a background of the Greater Los Angeles area taken by the LANDSAT I satellite multi-spectral scanner so as to show industrialization in light blue, used 1983 by operator Bert Brinker, good edges, exceptionally interesting. $5.00 sc& NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"KMP6718 / Wild Baron" set of 2 QSL cards with Runnin' Bare style with space fantasy art commissioned for Werner Hildebrand, used but fresh. $4.00 for both. wsq
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"Launch site of American Astronauts / Greetings from / KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA" chrome post card from a NASA photo, unused, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 s
"MOMS-01 aboard of SPAS / The MOMS-01 camera system in orbit mounted on the / SPAS-01 satellite bus aboard Shuttle Challenger..." continental postcard, mailed by Dale Walker who was working on the Africa imagery at the time, 2 scrapes on back. $3.75 sc
"N3IOE" shortwave (28.4825 MHz) QSL postcard used 1991 by operator Charlie Hoffman in Lancaster Pennsylvania, attractive moonrise design in COL. $3.00 sp
"N4XKA" Memphis Tennessee QSL post card with attractive space-related art (AMSAT which designs, builds & operates satellites for amateur radio use), used 1991 by operator Daniel P. Brinson, one corner with a small crease & a tiny bend within it, still very attractive. $2.50 st(m)
"NASA'S JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / FLORIDA // Apollo / Saturn V facilities Vehicle on giant / transporter on way to launch pad." chrome post card from NASA photo, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 s
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION. Unused regular-size postcard showing its Douglas DC-3 (18) parked by Hangar 28 at Oakland California, January 7 1964, copyrighted, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. $5.00 asc
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION. Continental black-and-white photo of its Lockheed L-1649 (NASA420) parked, faint short bend at center of one edge. Rare. $4.75 as
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION. Continental color post card showing its Convair CV-440 (N8048X) on the ground, pertinent writing on the back, image a bit fuzzy, excellent condition. Rare. $5.00 as
Postcard Collector. August 1991 (Volume 9, Number 8). Features on American automobiles, wharfboats, men in space & more. $2.00 p,s
"Space Shuttle Enterprise on the way to / 'check-out' launch facilities at KSC..." chrome postcard, mailed, small spot of light toning on back. $1.00
"SPACE SHUTTLES! / Own any one of America's Space Shuttles or the entire fleet all at / Face Value and celebrate the Space Shuttles' 15th Anniversary..." with 5 10-dollar coins illustrated, Marshall Islands continental-size postal card mailed Majuro FEB 21 1997, fresh appearance & good edges. $3.00 sn-m
"Starfighter" The Hague QSL card with futuristic Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a spaceship, used but fresh. $2.00
"STAR TREK / STAR FLEET / TECHNICAL MANUAL // Fully / Illustrated" new condition in protective hard covering. Contents: Articles of Federation; Federation Flags, Seals & Uniforms; Navigational Charts & Equipment; Star Fleet Organization; Detailed Schematics of Star Fleet Equipment, Interstellar Space & Warp Technology; Federation Codes. Not paginated but almost 1" thick. An ideal gift for your favorite Trekkie! $20.00 sftmc
"SWA / NAMIBIA" showing Africa as seen from space (36,000 km), with the Southern Cross constellation drawn in to point out the country, unused continental postcard from S. W. Photo. $1.00 sn
"THE ARMSTRONG AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM / Wapakoneta, Ohio / ... / Splashdown of Apollo 11 - July 24, 1969" unused chrome post card, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 sh
"The Voice of Warner and Swazey Observatory // WN2TNC / 8" shortwave (3.722 mc) QSL card with good cartoon art depicting an astronaut floating in space, used 1966 by operator William J. 'Will' Webster Jr. in East Cleveland Ohio. $3.00 so
"THE / WORLD'S / INNKEEPER" including 2 insets of a Holiday Inn® sign & a view of Earth from space in a cloud background, postcard mailed 1978 (clear violet Gallipolis Ohio hand cancel), 2 small routing cancel ink on front. $1.50 is
"UA3-12754 / ... / Yuri Gagarin is a citizen of the USSR / having made the world's first manned / space flight on April 12, 1951." Kaluga Russia shortwave (14 mc) QSL card used 1970, space-related art & a small portrait of the astronaut. $3.00 sr
[Uncaptioned] Four NASA museum prints-- numbered 3, 9, 10 & 11--about 3.5"x5" in color, no post card back. Shows missile being moved, building, heavy equipment & space capsule all outside. $3.75 gets all
"VISITORS' INFORMATION CENTER / KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA / N.A.S.A. / ..models of Gemini-Titan, / Jupiter-C, LEM and Juno missiles" chrome postcard mailed 1972. $1.00 s
"W5RRR" Johnson Space Center multiview shortwave (28.5 MHz) QSL card used 1992, rubber band mark across the back does not obscure any of the detailed information about JSC, minor wear to a bottom corner hard to see from the front. $2.50 t(j)s. Same but 1983 usage, no rubber band mark. $3.00 st
"WA1MCJ" Bristol Rhode Island shortwave (3.243 MHz) QSL postcard with space-related art, from operator Edna Sanroma, trace of cancel ink on front , fluorescent orange color (that is hard to reproduce) with flecks of gold glitter. $3.00 (grs)
"WC3X" shortwave (28.386 MHz) QSL post card used 1990 by operator by Errol W. Isaacs of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, exceptional space-related art. $3.00 sp
"WELL...IF THEY / CAN PUT ONE MAN / ON THE MOON, WHY / NOT ALL OF THEM" unused cartoon art on continental post card in yellow, black & white, ©Flying Fish, fresh appearance. $2.25 ws*+
"WE'RE UP IN THE AIR / 2110 A. D." depicting lovers in a fanciful spaceship over Earth; unused circa-1907 postcard with undivided back, upper corners creased (1 is small), other corners with minor wear, light toning both sides. $6.00 ys
9 UNUSED SOVIET UNION POSTAL
Issued 1962-1987, most with 4-kopek postage prepaid, colorful & fresh appearance. Oldest item shown. $15.00 for all. s-r
11 SOVIET UNION MAXIMUM CARDS
All continental size & in color, Three are postal cards cancelled-to-order 1977 - 1982 (example shown). Eight have 6- to 15-k stamps tied by fancy cancels. Would look great displayed together. $20.00 for all. s-r
See also Astronomy stamps.
See also Copernicus topical covers.
See also Space topical stamps.
See also Space topical covers.
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