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LIBERTY BELL 7 SPACE COVERS

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This list is devoted exclusively to Space Craft Covers cachets.  Most of the different cachets produced by Space Craft Covers are included as well as an extensive listing of the various postmarks that are available for each event. Some of the postmarks were produced in very limited quantities and are quite scarce. This is especially true of Space Craft events prior to Apollo-12 postmarked at Kennedy Space Center. Cachets are important to the space cover collector. Accuracy is important to properly document the history of the space program through space covers. Collectors have for years acknowledged Space Craft Covers for their outstanding beauty and accuracy. They are by far the best available set to commemorate the U.S. space events of the 1960's and early 1970's. They are becoming more difficult to find as more collectors specialize in Space Craft. Now is the ideal time to complete or start your Space Craft Cover collection!
If you would like to read and learn about the history of Space Craft Covers, there is an excellent reference work and catalog available. See the end of this list for ordering information.



SPACE CRAFT COVERS

(Note: All events listed chronologically)


MR-3 (SHEPARD), 5-5-61, PAFB - MC ( Airmail edition - only 300 done!) $60.00


RANGER-3, 1-26-62, PAFB - MC $12.00
TIROS-4, 2-8-62, PAFB - MC $10.00
MA-6 (GLENN), 2-20-62, PAFB - MC $7.50
SA-2, 4-25-62, PAFB - MC $12.50
ARIEL-1, 4-26-62, PAFB - MC $7.50
MA-7 (CARPENTER), 5-24-62, PAFB - MC
$15.00
TIROS-5, 6-19--62, PAFB - MC $8.00
TIROS-6, 9-18-62, PAFB - MC
$7.50

COURIER-TYPE, 9-29-62, Lompoc CA - MC
$6.00



MA-8 (SCHIRRA), 10-3-62, CC - HC
$12.00
SCHIRRA HOMECOMMING, 10-15-62, Oradell, NJ - MC (slogan) $10.00
EXPLORER-15, 10-29-62, CC - HC $8.00
ANNA-2, 10-31-62:

A. CC - HC
$8.00

B. PAFB - MC $8.00
TRANSIT-5A, 12-18-62, VAFB - MC
$12.00T
SYNCOM-1, 2-14-63:

A. CC - HC $7.00

B. PAFB - MC $7.00
SA-4, 3-28-63:

A. CC - MC $10.00



EXPLORER-17, 4-2-63:

A. CC - MC (PMK 3rd) $7.50

B. PAFB - MC (PMK 3rd) $7.50
TELSTAR-2, 5-7-63, CC - MC
$6.00
TIROS-7, 6-19-63:

A. CC - MC $8.00



SYNCOM-2, 7-26-63, CC - MC $7.50
TRANSIT-5B, 9-28-63, VAFB - MC
$10.00
RELAY-2, 1-21-64, CC - MC
$6.00
ECHO-2, 1-25-64, VAFB - MC
$8.00


SA-5, 1-29-64:

A. CC - MC $8.00



RANGER-6, 1-30-64, CC - MC
$6.00
GEMINI-1, 4-8-64, CC - HC
$18.00
ATOM-POWERED SATELLITE, 4-21-64, VAFB - MC
$20.00


SA-6, 5-28-64, CC - MC $7.50
VELA HOTEL-3 & 4, 7-17-64, PAFB - MC $5.00
ASSET-3, 7-22-64, CC - MC
$15.00
ASSET-3, 7-22-64, PAFB - MC $15.00
SYNCOM-3, 8-19-64:

A. CC - HC
$6.00

B. PAFB - MC $6.00
EXPLORER-20, 8-25-64, VAFB - MC
$8.00


TITAN-3A, 9-1-64:

A. CC - HC $6.00

B. PAFB - MC $6.00
OGO-1, 9-5-64:

A. CC - HC $6.00

B. PAFB - MC $6.00
SA-7, 9-18-64, CC - MC $7.00
EXPLORER-21, 10-4-64, PAFB - MC $6.00
EXPLORER-22, 10-9-64, VAFB - MC
$7.00
MARINER-3, 11-5-64, CC - HC
$8.00
EXPLORER-24/25, 11-21-64, VAFB - MC $7.00
MARINER-4, 11-28-64, CC - HC $7.00
TITAN-3A, 12-10-64, PAFB - MC (only 192 produced!) $15.00
CENTAUR-4, 12-11-64:

A. CC - HC $7.00



EXPLORER-26, 12-21-64:

A. CC - HC $6.00

B. PAFB - MC $6.00


TIROS-9, 1-22-65, CC - MC $6.00
OSO-2, 2-3-65:

A. CC - MC $5.00











COMSAT EARLY BIRD, 4-6-65, CC - HC $6.00
SA-9 (PEGASUS-2), 5-25-65, CC - MC $7.00
EXPLORER-28, 5-29-65, CC - HC $6.00


TITAN-3C, 6-18-65:

A. CC - HC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
TIROS-10, 7-2-65:

A. CC - HC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
MARINER-4 MARS FLY-BY, 7-14-65, CC - MC $6.00
VELA HOTEL-5 & 6, 7-20-65:

A. CC - HC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
SA-10 (PEGASUS-3), 7-30-65, CC - HC $7.00
CENTAUR-6, 8-11-65:

A. CC - MC $5.00



OSO-C, 8-25-65:

A. CC - HC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
GEMINI-5 LAUNCH, 8-21-65, PAFB - MC $10.00
GEMINI-5 SPLASHDOWN, 8-29-65,PAFB - MC
$10.00
POGO-2, 10-14-65, VAFB - MC $5.00
OV 2-1, 10-15-65:

A. CC - HC $4.50

B. PAFB - MC $4.50


EXPLORER-30, 11-19-65, WI - MC $6.00
EXPLORER-31/ALOUETTE-2, 11-28-65, VAFB - MC $6.00
GEMINI-7, 12-4-65:

A. CC - MC $8.00



FR-1, 12-6-65, VAFB - MC $7.50
GEMINI-6, 12-15-65:

A. CC - MC $8.00

B. PAFB - MC $8.00
PIONEER-6, 12-16-65, PAFB - MC $7.50
TITAN-3C, 12-21-65:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
ESSA-1, 2-3-66:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
ESSA-2, 2-28-66:

A. CC - MC or HC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
GEMINI-8, 3-16-66, CC - MC
$8.00
OAO-1, 4-8-66:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
OV3-1, 4-22-66, VAFB - MC
$5.00
EXPLORER-32, 5-25-66:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
GEMINI-9, 6-3-66, CC - MC $8.00
OGO-3, 6-7-66:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
TITAN-3C, 6-16-66, CC - MC $4.00
PAGEOS-1, 6-23-66, VAFB - MC $4.00
EXPLORER-33 (IMP-A), 7-1-66:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC
$5.00
AS-203, 7-5-66, CC - MC $8.00
GEMINI-10, 7-18-66, CC - MC
$8.00






AS-202, 8-25-66, CC - MC
$8.00


CENTAUR-9, 10-26-66:




B. PAFB - MC $5.00
INTELSAT-2 (LANI), 10-27-66, PAFB - MC $5.00






LUNAR ORBITER-2, 11-7-66, CC - MC $5.00
GEMINI-12, 11-11-66:

A. CC - MC $8.00



ATS-1, 12-7-66:

A. CC - MC $4.50

B. PAFB - MC $4.50
BIOSATELLITE-1, 12-14-66, CC - MC $5.00
INTELSAT-2 (LANI-2), 1-11-67:

A. CC - MC $4.50

B. PAFB - MC $4.50
TITAN-3C, 1-18-67:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
ESSA-4, 1-26-67, VAFB - MC $4.00
LUNAR ORBITER-3, 2-5-67:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
OSO-3, 3-8-67, CC - MC $4.00
INTELSAT-2 (CANARY BIRD), 3-23-67:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
ESSA-5, 4-20-67, VAFB - MC $4.00
VELA HOTEL-7 & 8, 4-28-67:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
LUNAR ORBITER-4, 5-4-67, CC - MC $5.00
ARIEL-3, 5-5-67, VAFB - MC $4.00
EXPLORER-34 (IMP), 5-24-67, VAFB - MC $4.50
ESRO-2, 5-29-67:




B. VAFB - MC (ESRO shield low in cachet) $4.00
MARINER-5, 6-14-67:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC $5.00
TITAN-3C, 7-1-67:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
SURVEYOR-4, 7-14-67, PAFB - MC $5.00
EXPLORER-35 (IMP), 7-19-67:

A. CC - MC $4.50

B. PAFB - MC $4.50
POGO-4, 7-28-67, VAFB - MC or HC $4.00
LUNAR ORBITER-5, 8-1-67, CC - MC $5.00
BIOSATELLITE-2, 9-7-67:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.50

B. PAFB - MC $4.50
SURVEYOR-5, 9-8-67:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. PAFB - HC $5.00
INTELSAT-2 (PACIFIC-2), 9-28-67:

A. CC - MC
$4.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $4.00
OSO-4, 10-18-67:

A. CC - MC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $4.00
MARINER-5 VENUS FLY-BY, 10-19-67:

A. CC - MC
$5.00

B. PAFB - HC $5.00
ATS-3, 11-5-67:

A. CC - MC or HC (PMK 6th) $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
SURVEYOR-6, 11-7-67:

A. CC - MC or HC
$5.00

B. PAFB - HC $5.00
AS-501 (APOLLO-4), 11-9-67, CC - MC or HC $8.00
ESSA-6, 11-10-67, VAFB - MC $4.00
PIONEER-8, 12-13-67:

A. CC - MC $4.50

B. PAFB - HC $4.50
SURVEYOR-7, 1-7-68:

A. CC - MC $5.00



EXPLORER-36/GEOS-2, 1-11-68, VAFB - MC or HC $4.00
AS-204 (APOLLO-5), 1-22-68:

A. CC - MC  $8.00

B. KSC - MC (Space Craft cachet printed on NASA cachet) $45.00
OGO-5, 3-4-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
EXPLORER-37, 3-5-68, WI - MC $4.00
APOLLO-6, 4-4-68:

A. CC - MC or HC
$8.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $8.00
ESRO-2, 5-16-68, VAFB - MC or HC $4.00
TITAN-3C, 6-13-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
EXPLORER-38, 7-4-68, VAFB - MC $4.00
SPOOK BIRD SPY SATELLITE, 8-6-68, CC - MC or HC $4.00
EXPLORER-39/40, 8-8-68:

A. VAFB - MC (printed cachet) $4.00

B. VAFB - HC (label cachet) $4.00
ATS-4, 8-10-68:

A. CC - MC (PMK 11th) $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
ESSA-7, 8-16-68, VAFB - MC $4.00
INTELSAT-3 (ATLANTIC-3), 9-19-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
TITAN-3C, 9-26-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - MC $4.00
ESRO-1A, 10-3-68, VAFB - MC $4.00
APOLLO-7 SPLASHDOWN, 10-22-68:

A. CC - HC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $5.00
PIONEER-9, 11-8-68:

A. CC - HC
$4.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $4.00
HEOS-1, 12-5-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - HC
$4.00
OAO-2, 12-7-68:

A. CC - MC or HC $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
ESSA-8, 12-15-68, VAFB - MC $4.00
INTELSAT-3A, 12-18-68:

A. CC - HC (PMK 19th) $4.00

B. PAFB - HC $4.00
APOLLO-8 MOON ORBIT, 12-24-68, PAFB - HC $6.00
OSO-5, 1-22-69:

A. CC - MC or HC $3.00

B. KSC - MC (limited number!) $7.00

C. PAFB - MC or HC $3.00
ISIS-1, 1-29-69, VAFB - MC or HC $3.00
INTELSAT-3, 2-5-69:

A. CC - MC (PMK 6th) $3.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $3.00
TACOMSAT-1, 2-9-69:

A. CC - MC
$3.00

B. PAFB - HC $3.00
MARINER-6, 2-24-69, CC - MC (PMK 26) $3.00
ESSA-9, 2-26-69:

A. CC - MC $3.00



APOLLO-9 SPLASHDOWN, 3-13-69:

A. CC - MC or HC $5.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC
$5.00
MARINER-7, 3-27-69, PAFB - HC $3.00
NIMBUS-3, 4-13-69, VAFB - MC or HC
$3.00


INTELSAT-3C, 5-21-69, PAFB - HC
$3.00






APOLLO-10 MOON ORBIT, 5-22-69:

A. CC - MC $6.00

B. PAFB - HC
$6.00
VELA HOTEL-9 & 10, 5-23-69:

A. CC - MC
$3.00

B. KSC - MC (limited number!) $7.00

C. PAFB - HC $3.00
OGO-6, 6-5-69:

A. KSC - MC (KSC is a tracking station for VAFB launches) $6.00

B. VAFB - MC or HC $3.00
EXPLORER-41 (IMP), 6-21-69, VAFB - MC or HC $3.00
BIOSATELLITE-3 LAUNCH, 6-28-69:

A. CC - MC (PMK 29th) $3.00



BIOSATELLITE-3 RECOVERY, 7-7-69:

A. CC - MC $3.00



APOLLO-11 MOONLANDING, 7-20-69:

A. CC - MC $7.50

B. PAFB - MC or HC
$7.50

C. Wapakoneta, OH - MC (Neil Armstrong's hometown) $10.00
APOLLO-11 SPLASHDOWN, 7-24-69:

A. CC - MC $7.50

B. PAFB - MC $7.50
INTELSAT-3D, 7-25-69, CC - MC (PMK 26th) $3.00






MARINER-6 MARS FLY-BY, 7-31-69, CC - MC $3.00
MARINER-7 MARS FLY-BY, 8-5-69, CC - MC $3.00
OSO-6, 8-9-69:

A. CC - MC or HC $3.00



ATS-5, 8-12-69:

A. CC - MC or HC $3.00

B. KSC - MC (limited number!) $5.00

C. PAFB - MC or HC
$3.00
PIONEER-10, 8-27-69:

A. CC - MC $3.00

B. KSC - MC (limited number!) $7.00



ARMSTRONG HOMECOMING, 9-6-69, Wapakoneta, OH - MC (slogan) $5.00
ESRO-2, 10-1-69, VAFB - MC or HC $3.00
AZUR-1, 11-7-69, VAFB - HC $3.00
APOLLO-12 LAUNCH, 11-14-69, KSC - MC (regular KSC cancel) $12.00
APOLLO-12 LAUNCH, 11-14-69, KSC - MC (VIC cancel) $6.00
APOLLO-12 MOONLANDING, 11-19-69:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. KSC - MC (only 84 produced!) $12.00
SKYNET-1, 11-21-69:

A. CC - MC (PMK 22nd) $3.00

B. KSC - MC (limited number!) $7.00

C. PAFB - HC $3.00
APOLLO-12 SPLASHDOWN, 11-24-69:

A. CC - MC $5.00

B. KSC - MC (only 81 produced!) $12.00

C. PAFB - MC
$5.00
INTELSAT-3 (F6), 1-14-70:

A. CC - MC (PMK 15) $3.00

B. PAFB - MC or HC $3.00
ITOS-1, 1-23-70, VAFB - HC $3.00
SERT-2 LAUNCH, 2-3-70, VAFB - HC $3.00
APOLLO-13 SPLASHDOWN, 4-17-70, CC - MC
$8.00


Space Craft Error Covers

Joe Fitzpatrick and Carl Swanson were very protective of the quality of Space Craft Covers. Very few errors have ever made it to the marketplace and when they have, they were in extremely small quantities. These error covers are interesting and give a little insight into the printing process involved in producing these covers.
MA-6 (GLENN), 2-20-62, PAFB - MC, purple color missing $15.00

                                                                      ABBREVIATIONS USED

CC: Cape Canaveral PC: Port Canaveral
FDC: First Day Cover PMK: Postmarked
HC: Hand Cancel VAFB: Vandenberg AFB
KSC: Kennedy Space Center WI: Wallops Island
MC: Machine Cancel WSMR: White Sands Missile Range
PAFB: Patrick Air Force Base
Please see bottom of homepage for shipping info.

                                               SPACE CRAFT COVERS:A Monograph and Catalog

Revised and updated second edition by Charles J. Vukotich, Jr.
Space Craft Covers (SCC) have always been the Cadillac of the hobby, covering the "golden age" of space exploration. The first edition of this work has now become a standard reference work on this popular series of cacheted covers, and has long been out of print. Chuck Vukotich has now delivered on the long promised second edition. This is the complete reference book on Space Craft and Swanson designed cacheted covers. The second edition presents many new discoveries not in the first edition, and much new Space Craft lore. The section on non-SCC Swanson covers is also greatly expanded. There are completely new sections on Space Craft collectibles and Swanson rubber stamp designs. The catalog section is expanded to include information on cancel types (hand or machine). Prices have been updated to reflect the latest auctions and dealer sales. The first edition was created at the very beginning of the word processing revolution, and is crude in comparison. The second edition makes full use of the PC and is much cleaner than the first. The catalog section has a better presentation style, making it very easy to use. The work does not illustrate all SCC cachets, but rather those which are unusual or of major interest. The illustrations are 25% of actual size, but sufficient for identification purposes. Two nice touches are the use of deluxe coil binding and a cover front reproducing an early piece of space art by Carl Swanson in full color. There are 82 pages to this catalog that should be in every collectors space reference library.

$30 (postpaid by Priority Mail in US)
$35 (postpaid by Priority Mail, non-US addresses)
Order from:
Charles J. Vukotich, Jr.
635 Ridgefield Avenue, Dept. EB
Pittsburgh, PA 15216-1161 USA