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LIBERTY BELL 7 SPACE COVERS

LibertyBellSpace@cfl.rr.com

This list is composed of Astronaut and Cosmonaut autographs. Astronaut autographs can be the most exciting area of space collecting but it can also be the most frustrating. How fun it is to go to the mailbox everyday not knowing if you are going to get a good autograph that day or not. Sometimes the mail brings surprises, such as a crew-signed photo when it was just a single autograph you requested. Sometimes you get an autopen on a cover already signed by 6 other astronauts. Its the luck of the draw. Autograph collecting is a very popular hobby and it is also big business and the astronauts know this. Many of them are charging outrageous prices for their autograph. It is supposed to discourage the selling of their autograph but all it really does is hurt the average collector who just want an autograph for their collection. I have also included on this list some misc. space autographs as well as some early Cosmonaut autographs. A note about guaranteeing the authenticity of the autographs: Since I personally did not see any of these autographed items being signed I cannot and will not offer a certificate of authenticity with any of the autographs. I sell autographs based on the combined 50 years experience of my dad and my collecting autographs. Every autograph I sell shows every characteristic of being an original autograph. I will not sell any autograph that I am not sure of. That said, please enjoy this list and please email me if you have any questions about the autographs.


Crew Autographed Covers

STS-41D:

STS-41D Landing, 9-5-84, Edwards - MC, RSC, $110.00

autographed by Michael L. Coats, Hank Hartsfield, Steven Hawley, Mike Mullane, Judy Resnik, & Charles Walker

STS-41D Landing, 9-5-84, Edwards AFB - HC, no cachet, $110.00

autographed by Michael L. Coats, Hank Hartsfield, Steven Hawley, Mike Mullane, Judy Resnik, & Charles Walker
STS-51D:

STS-51D Launch, 4-12-85, KSC - MC, RSC, $110.00

autographed by Karol "Bo" Bobko, Jake Garn, Dave Griggs, Jeffrey Hoffman, Rhea Seddon, Charles Walker &

Don Williams. Also has Garn & Walker autopens

STS-51D Launch, 4-12-85, KSC - MC, RSC, $110.00

autographed by Karol "Bo" Bobko, Jake Garn, Dave Griggs, Jeffrey Hoffman, Rhea Seddon, Charles Walker &

Don Williams. Also has Garn & Walker autopens

STS-51D Landing, 4-19-85, KSC - MC, RSC, $110.00

autographed by Karol "Bo" Bobko, Jake Garn, Dave Griggs, Jeffrey Hoffman, Rhea Seddon, Charles Walker &

Don Williams. Also has Garn & Walker autopens
STS-61C:

STS-61C Launch, 1-12-86, KSC - MC, typed cachet, $90.00

autographed by Robert L. Gibson, C.F. Bolden, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, Steven A. Hawley, George D. Nelson,

Bill Nelson & Robert Cenker

STS-61C Landing, 1-18-86, Edwards - MC, label cachet, $90.00

autographed by Robert L. Gibson, C.F. Bolden, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, Steven A. Hawley, George D. Nelson,

Bill Nelson & Robert Cenker


Individual Astronaut Autographed Covers

(Note: All Astronauts Listed Alphabeticaly)
Brandenstein, Dan:

STS-1 Launch, 4-12-81, KSC - MC, printed emblem cachet $18.00
Bridges, Roy:

STS-1 Launch, 4-12-81, KSC - MC, printed shuttle emblem cachet $18.00
Cenker, Bob:

STS-61C Launch, 1-12-86, KSC - MC, Titusville-Moonport cachet $18.00

STS-61C Launch, 1-12-86, KSC - HC on RCA postcard commemorating Cenker $15.00
Cunningham, Walt:

Lunar Orbiter-1 Launch, 8-10-66, PAFB - MC, SCC $25.00
England, Tony:

Sert Launch, 7-20-64, WI - MC, SCC $20.00
Garriott, Owen:

Skylab-3 PRS, 9-25-73, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $25.00
Gibson, Robert L.:

Challenger Rollout For STS-11, 1-12-84, KSC - MC, Titusville-Moonport cachet $18.00
Glenn, John H. Jr.:

Mercury FDC/MA-6 25th Anniversary, 2-20-62 CC - MC (FDOI) & 2-20-87 CC - HC, Art Craft cachet $35.00
Gregory, Fred:

STS-51B Launch, 4-29-85, KSC - HC, printed emblem cachet $18.00
Lousma, Jack:

Skylab-3 Launch, 7-28-73, Houston - HC, typed cachet $15.00

Skylab-3 PRS, 9-25-73, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $20.00

Shuttle Arm Test, 9-8-77, Houston - HC, RSC $12.00
Michel, F. Curtis:

Apollo-14 PRS, 2-9-71, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $15.00

Skylab-4 Launch, 11-16-73, Washington DC - MC, RSC $12.00
Nelson, George D.:

STS-41C Launch, 4-6-84, KSC - MC, no cachet, (signed "Pinky Nelson") $15.00
Truly, Richard:

STS-8 Landing, 9-5-83, Moffett Field CA - MC, RSC $15.00
Van Hoften, James D.:

STS-41C Landing, 4-13-84, Edwards AFB - HC, printed emblem cachet, (signed "Ox van Hoften") $18.00


Misc. Individual Space Related Autographs

(Note: All Autographs Listed Alphabetically)
Pierce, John R. - Executive At Bell Labs Where Telstar-1 Was Built:

Telstar-1 Launch, 7-10-62, PAFB - MC, SCC $15.00
Savadge, David - Atlas Launch Director:

GPS Navstar-8 Launch, 7-14-83, VAFB - MC, Rockwell Stamp Club cachet $10.00


Misc. Multiple Space Related Autographs

Shuttle ALT Second Free Flight, 9-13-77, Edwards - MC, NASA Exchange cachet $40.00

autographed by Fitz Fulton, Skip Guidry, Vic Horton & Tom McMurtry


Autographed "Plugged 9" Covers

Note: "Plugged 9" covers are Orbit covers that were postmarked with a fake Cape Canaveral cancel. It was proven that Bill Ronson, owner of Orbit Covers, made this cancel himself and is easily distinguishable by the broken "C" in Cape and the "9" in the zip code that is plugged with ink. Though many Orbit covers are authentic, those with the "plugged 9" are fakes. These signatures, though on fake covers, are authentic.
Gemini-4:

Gemini-4 Launch, 6-3-66, CC - HC (PLUGGED 9 CANCEL), Orbit cachet, $25.00

autographed by James A. McDivitt


AUTOPENS

Crew Autopened Covers

MR-4:

MR-4 Launch, 7-21-61, PAFB - MC, SCC, $75.00

Gus Grissom Autopen
Gemini-4:

Gemini-4 PRS, 6-7-65, U.S.S. Wasp - MC, B540, $45.00

James A. McDivitt Autopen


Cosmonaut Autographs

Bykovsky, Valery:

Echo Stamp FDC, 12-15-60, Washington DC - MC (FDOI), Art Craft cachet $15.00
Nikolayev, Andrian:

Space Achievements FDC, 9-29-67, KSC - MC, Fleetwood cachet $15.00
Popovich, Pavel:

Echo Stamp FDC, 12-15-60, Washington DC - MC (FDOI), Art Craft cachet $15.00


Multiple Cosmonaut Autographs

Cosmonauts Visit Indonesia, 11-28-63, Jakarta - HC on portrait postcard of Titov, $45.00

autographed by Valery Bykovsky, Andrian Nikolayev & Valentina Tereshkova


Misc. Cosmonaut Material


Envelope used by Cosmonauts to send covers to United States, stamped "Cosmonaut Mail" $15.00

                                                                       ABBREVIATIONS USED

AFB: Air Force Base ATS: Astronaut Trail Station
BSC: Boy Scout Cachet CC: Cape Canaveral
FDC: First Day Cover FDOI: First Day Of Issue
GSFC:Goddard Space Flight Center HC: Hand Cancel
JSC: Johnson Space Center KSC: Kennedy Space Center
MC: Machine Cancel MSC: Manned Spacecraft Center
MSFC: Marshall Space Flight Center MOF: Milestone Of Flight
PAFB: Patrick Air Force Base RSC: Rubber Stamp Cachet
SCCS: Space City Cover Society SCC: Space Craft Covers
SVC: Space Voyage Covers VAFB: Vandenberg Air Force Base
WI: Wallops Island WSMR: White Sands Missile Range
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