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This list is comprised of covers commemorating Project Apollo, which has been said by many to be the single greatest human achievement of the 20th. century, if not of all time. Project Apollo officially got its start in May of 1961 with President Kennedy's speech to land a man on the moon and return safely to the earth before the end of the 1960's. Over the next few years thousands of people worked toward that goal. When the mighty Saturn-V became operational in 1968 we knew we had what it would take to get to the moon. Finally on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lived the dreams of centuries and became the first to stand on another world. In all, there would be 9 trips out to the moon which included 6 landings that allowed 12 men to walk on the moon. As with any other major program, Apollo had a long testing process. Fortunately, covers exist for most, if not all of these tests, as well as for all 15 manned Apollo flights that ended with Skylab and the joint Apollo-Soyuz flight. With the historical significance of Apollo, these covers are becoming harder & harder to find. Don't miss out on your chance to own a small piece of history.


PROJECT APOLLO - UNMANNED TESTS

(Note: Please see Space Craft Covers list or Space Voyage Covers list for additional Project Apollo Covers)


Misc. Apollo Tests

RAM-C Launch, 9-30-70, WI - MC, RSC $3.00


AS-201



AS-201 Prime Recovery Ship:

2-26-66, USS Boxer - MC, Navy RSC (red) $15.00
AS-201 Secondary Recovery Ships:




AS-202

AS-202 Prime Recovery Ship:



AS-202 Secondary Recovery Ships:

8-25-66, USS O'Bannon - HC, B676 $6.00


Apollo Fire

Apollo Fire, 1-27-67, Port Washington NY - HC, Sarzin cachet $8.00



AS-501

AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, CC - MC, Orbit cachet $5.00
AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, CC - MC, label cachet $3.00
AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, KSC - MC, B717 $6.00
AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, KSC - MC, B718 $6.00
AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, KSC - MC, B719 $6.00
AS-501 Launch, 11-9-67, KSC - MC, B720 $6.00
AS-501 Prime Recovery Ship:

11-9-67, U.S.S. Bennington - MC, B727 $15.00







PROJECT APOLLO - MANNED FLIGHTS


Apollo-7 : Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham & Donn Eisele

Apollo-7 Launch, 10-11-68, CC - MC, Orbit cachet $6.00





Apollo-7 Secondary Recovery Ships:

USNS Vanguard, 10-22-68, Jacksonville FL - MC, B759 $6.00




USNS Vanguard, 10-22-68, Jacksonville FL - MC, Navy RSC $5.00

USNS Vanguard, 10-22-68, Jacksonville FL - MC, ship's RSC $5.00


Apollo-8 : Frank Borman, Jim Lovell & Bill Anders



Apollo-8 Prime Recovery Ship:

12-27-68, USS Yorktown - MC, Navy RSC $8.00



















Apollo-9 : Jim McDivitt, Rusty Schweickart & Dave Scott

Apollo-9 Launch, 3-3-69, Jackson MI - Meter cancel honoring Jim McDivitt, no cachet $3.00
Apollo-9 Prime Recovery Ship:

3-13-69, USS Guadalcanal - HC (ship name lower), Navy RSC $8.00

3-13-69, USS Guadalcanal - HC (ship name upper), Navy RSC $8.00
Apollo-9 Secondary Recovery Ships:

3-13-69, USS Nicholas - HC, B778 $5.00


Apollo-10 : Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan & John Young

Apollo-10 Launch, 5-18-69, CC - MC, Orbit cachet $5.00
Apollo-10 Launch, 5-18-69, CC - HC, NASA VIP Card-like postcard $5.00
Apollo-10 Launch, 5-18-69, KSC - MC, NASA cachet $15.00





Apollo-10 Prime Recovery Ship:

5-26-69, U.S.S. Princeton - MC, Navy RSC $10.00
Apollo-10 Secondary Recovery Ship:




5-26-69, USS Chilton - HC, B792 $5.00

5-26-69, USS Chilton - HC, B793 $5.00







5-26-69, USS Rich - HC, B793 $5.00







Apollo-11 : Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Mike Collins

Apollo-11 Launch, 7-16-69, CC - MC, Dow-Unicover cachet $6.00
Apollo-11 Launch, 7-16-69, CC - MC, Sarzin cachet showing Apollo-11 crew $6.00
Apollo-11 Launch, 7-16-69, CC - MC, Follo-Print cachet $6.00
Apollo-11 Launch, 7-16-69, KSC - MC, NASA cachet $20.00
Apollo-11 Moonlanding, 7-20-69, CC - MC, Art Craft cachet $6.00
Apollo-11 Moonlanding, 7-20-69, CC - MC, Follo-Print cachet $6.00
Apollo-11 Recovery, 7-24-69, CC - MC, Follo-Print cachet $6.00


Apollo-11 Prime Recovery Ship:




7-24-69, USS Hornet - HC, Navy RSC $35.00




7-24-69, USS Hornet - MC, Navy RSC $25.00
Apollo-11 Secondary Recovery Ships:

TF-140, 7-24-69, Norfolk VA - HC, Goldcraft cachet & RSC $10.00
Apollo-11 5th. Anniversary, 7-16-74, KSC - MC, printed cachet $3.00
Apollo-11 5th. Anniversary, 7-20-74, CC - MC (Slogan Cancel), SCCS cachet $3.00














Apollo-11 20th. Anniversary, 7-20-89, Montclair NJ - MC, EE1 cachet (Buzz Aldrin's Hometown) $3.00


Apollo-12 : Charles Conrad, Alan Bean & Dick Gordon

Apollo-12 Prime Recovery Ship:

11-24-69, USS Hornet - MC, Navy RSC $8.00

11-24-69, USS Hornet - HC, no cachet, (hand cancel rare!) $10.00
Apollo-12 Secondary Recovery Ship:

11-24-69, USS Hawkins - HC, RSC with Navy RSC on back $3.00


Apollo-13 : Jim Lovell, Fred Haise & Jack Swigert

Apollo-13 Prime Recovery Ship:

4-17-69, USS Iwo Jima - HC (name lower), Navy RSC $5.00


Apollo-14 : Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell & Stu Roosa

Apollo-14 Launch/Moonlanding, 1-31-71 CC - MC & 2-5-71 CC - HC, Heritage Crafts cachet $5.00
Apollo-14 Recovery, 2-9-71, CC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-14 Prime Recovery Ship:

2-9-71, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $5.00
Apollo-14 Secondary Recovery Ships:

TF-140, 2-9-71, Norfolk VA - HC, Navy RSC $3.00


Apollo-15 : Dave Scott, Jim Irwin & Al Worden

Apollo-15 Launch, 7-26-71, CC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-15 Launch, 7-26-71, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-15 Launch, 7-26-71, KSC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-15 Moonlanding, 7-30-71, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-15 Lunar EVA, 7-31-71, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-15 Lunar EVA, 7-31-71, KSC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-15 Recovery, 8-7-71, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-15 Recovery, 8-7-71, KSC - MC, NASA VIP Card $10.00
Apollo-15 Prime Recovery Ship:

8-7-71, USS Okinawa - HC (name upper), Navy RSC $4.00

8-7-71, USS Okinawa - HC (name lower), Navy RSC $4.00
Apollo-15 Secondary Recovery Ships:

8-7-71, USS Kawishiwi - HC, Navy RSC $3.00




Apollo-16 : John Young, Charlie Duke & Ken Mattingly



Apollo-16 Launch, 4-16-72, CC - MC, hand-drawn cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Launch, 4-16-72, CC - MC, RSC $2.00


Apollo-16 Launch, 4-16-72, Greenbelt MD - MC, Goddard Stamp Club cachet (STDN Dish) $3.00
Apollo-16 Launch, 4-16-72, Greenbelt MD - MC, Goddard Stamp Club cachet (Apollo-16 Emblem) $3.00
Apollo-16 Launch, 4-16-72, KSC - MC, NASA cachet $4.00


Apollo-16 Moonlanding, 4-20-72, CC - MC, Whitney, RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Moonlanding, 4-20-72, CC - MC, RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Moonlanding, 4-20-72, KSC - MPP, printed cachet $2.00




Apollo-16 Lunar EVA-2, 4-21-72, KSC - MPP, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Lunar EVA-3, 4-22-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Moon Lift-Off, 4-23-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Sub-Satellite Launch, 4-24-72, CC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Sub-Satellite Launch, 4-24-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Sub-Satellite Launch, 4-24-72, KSC - MPP, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Trans-Earth EVA, 4-25-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00


Apollo-16 Recovery, 4-27-72, CC - MC, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Recovery, 4-27-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00


Apollo-16 Recovery, 4-27-72, KSC - MPP, printed cachet $2.00
Apollo-16 Recovery, 4-27-72, Norfolk VA - MC, Navy RSC $2.00
Apollo-16 Prime Recovery Ship:

4-27-72, USS Ticonderoga - HC, Navy RSC $3.00


Apollo-17 : Gene Cernan, Jack Schmitt & Ron Evans

Apollo-17 CSM & LM Named, 11-10-72, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00


Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, CC - MC, Philgraf cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, CC - meter cancel, no cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00


Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, Greenbelt MD - HC, Goddard Stamp Club cachet (Apollo-17 Emblem) $2.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-6-72, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, KSC - MC, NASA cachet $4.00
Apollo-17 Launch, 12-7-72, KSC - MC, printed emblem cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, Bellwood IL - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, CC - MC, Philgraf cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, Houston - HC, Philgraf cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, Houston - MC, MSC Stamp Club cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, KSC - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, KSC - MC, Cygnus Cover #35 $2.00
Apollo-17 Moonlanding, 12-11-72, KSC - MC, Astro Documenta cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Lunar EVA-3, 12-13-72, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00
Apollo-17 Moon Lift-Off, 12-14-72, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00
Apollo-17 Moon Lift-Off, 12-14-72, CC - MC, Whitney RSC $2.00
Apollo-17 Moon Lift-Off, 12-14-72, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00




Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00
Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, CC - MC, Philgraf cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, CC - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, CC - MC, RSC $2.00
Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, Norfolk VA - MC, B886 $3.00


Apollo-17 Recovery, 12-19-72, Norfolk VA - MC, Navy RSC $2.00





Apollo-17 Prime Recovery Ship:







12-19-72, USS Ticonderoga - HC, Navy RSC $3.00


Skylab-1 : Space Station



Skylab-1 Launch, 5-14-73, KSC - MC, Cygnus Cover #47 $2.00
Skylab-1 Launch, 5-14-73, KSC - MC, foil-label cachet $2.00


Skylab-2 : Charles Conrad, Joe Kerwin & Paul Weitz

Skylab-2 Launch, 5-25-73, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $3.00


Skylab-2 Launch, 5-25-73, KSC - MC, NASA cachet $4.00


Skylab-2 Launch, 5-25-73, KSC - MC, foil-label cachet $2.00
Skylab-2 Docking, 5-25-73, CC - MC, foil-label cachet $2.00


Skylab-2 Undocking, 6-22-73, CC - MC, Colorano "Silk" cachet $2.00






Skylab-2 Prime Recovery Ship:




6-22-73, USS Ticonderoga - HC, Navy RSC $3.00


Skylab-3 : Alan Bean, Owen Garriott & Jack Lousma

Skylab-3 Launch, 7-28-73, Houston - MC, SCCS cachet $2.00
Skylab-3 Launch, 7-28-73, KSC - MC, printed emblem cachet $2.00
















Skylab-3 Prime Recovery Ship:

9-25-73, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $3.00


Skylab-4 : Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson & Bill Pogue

Skylab-4 Launch, 11-16-73, KSC - MC, printed emblem cachet $2.00
Skylab-4 Docking, 11-16-73, KSC - MC, Centennial cachet $2.00
Skylab-4 Launch/PRS, 11-16-73 KSC - MC & 2-8-74 USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $10.00
TF-140, 2-8-74, Norfolk VA - MC, Navy RSC $2.00
Skylab-4 Tracking Stations:




2-8-74, USPS - MC, RSC $2.00



Skylab-4 Prime Recovery Ship:




2-8-74, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $3.00



Apollo-Soyuz Test Project : Tom Stafford, Vance Brand & Deke Slayton

ASTP Launch, 7-15-75, CC - HC, Press Car Permit to launch (has been folded) $10.00
ASTP Launch, 7-15-75, KSC - MC, Centennial cachet $2.00
ASTP Recovery, 7-24-75, Norfolk VA - MC, B999 $3.00
ASTP Recovery, 7-24-75, San Francisco CA - MC, B998 $3.00
USS New Orleans On Station, 7-21-75, USS New Orleans - HC, Navy RSC $15.00















                                                                      ABBREVIATIONS USED

CC: Cape Canaveral HC: Hand Cancel
KSC: Kennedy Space Center MC: Machine Cancel
MPM: Mailers Postmark Permit PAFB: Patrick Air Force Base
PC: Port Canaveral RSC: Rubber Stamp Cachet
SB: Satellite Beach SCCS: Space City Cover Society
VAFB: Vandenberg Air Force Base VIC: Visitors Information Center
WI: Wallops Island WSMR: White Sands Missile Range
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