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Apollo-Soyuz Flights (1975)




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Lot 6494
United States, Private photographs from ASTP reception with Senate and House leaders. 28 color informal 5x7 prints of a dinner reception for the Apollo Soyuz astronauts and cosmonauts held in Washington; wonderful images of pilots showing young children of House and Senate leadership a model of the linked spacecraft; a wonderful item for the specialist.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6495

United States, 1969-75 handpainted first day and launch covers. Created by "Melissa Fox" (x5), "Ellis (x4), plus one unknown artist; all are fresh with vibrant colors; most celebrate Apollo and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, fresh and attractive.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6496

United States, 1975 (July 15), ASTP launch covered in autographs. Very unusual launch cover from the very last remnants of Apollo hardware (and the last unflown Mercury astronaut); stunning collection of all the key astronauts involved in the historic joint mission with Russia during the Cold War; includes Stafford, Brand, Slayton, Bean, Evans, Lousma, Truly, Overmyer, Crippen and Bobko; wonderful representation of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, ASTP, and Shuttle pilots.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6497

United States, 1975 (Jul 15), Apollo-Soyuz crew autographed. Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Deke Slayton. Stafford, Brand, Slayton and Gerald R Ford on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project "VIP-like" postcard; Kennedy Space Center machine cancel addressed to dealer in Texas.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6498

United States, 1974 (Sep 9), Apollo-Soyuz cosmonauts been US training. Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Deke Slayton. Autographed by both the Ap-18 crew (Stafford, Slayton and Brand) as well as the Soviet Soyuz 19 crew (Leonov and Kubasov); unknown cachet maker shows crews with excessively big smiles for serious test pilots and military officers; Houston TX machine cancel nine months before the mission as the Russians engage for three weeks of compatibility training at the Johnson Spaceflight Center.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6499

United States, 1975 (Jul 15), Apollo-Soyuz 15 autographs on three envelopes. Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Deke Slayton. Autographs of Stafford, Brand and Slayton as well as Leonov and Kubasov on each of three covers; a Soviet entire showing the landing of Soyuz 19 sports all five signatures but no postmark; a rarely seen Science Academy in Novosibirsk, Siberia cancel with complete crews (although Stafford and Slayton look tired of signing); last a Fleetwood FDC (with Russian translation) postmarked in Moscow on the link-up date (July 17th) in red;.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6500
 
United States, 1975 (Jul 15), Apollo-Soyuz group of better recovery covers. Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Deke Slayton. Before the Shuttle era when spacecraft returned to a runway, capsules were lowered by parachute, splashdown in the ocean, and be rescued by the US Navy; the final Apollo, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) had a Prime Recovery Ship, the USS New Orleans, and slew of supporting characters; while the vast majority of requests for the PRS were shunted to San Francisco, a relatively small quantity received the onboard cancel; since the post office onboard was closed on the recovery day, the legitimate postmarks are dated the following day, July 25th; 2 Beck printed (B998), a Beck rubber stamp (in blue), a USS New Orleans ship rubber stamp, and seven postcards, all with outstanding strikes; also included are eight FLOWN envelopes with 23 autographs; most just say recovery support but three are labeled ELS Helo, Recovery Helo, and Rescue One; in all 25 great pieces.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6501

United States, 1975 (Jul 15), Apollo-Soyuz pair of envelopes chock full of signatures. Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, Vance D. Brand, Deke Slayton. Two envelopes, one without franking and the other with a stamp but no postmark, covered in astronaut and cosmonaut signatures; between the two there are 22 autographs; the first cover has, Brand, Slayton, Stafford Lousma, Evans, Bean, Kubassov, Rukavishnikov and Filiptchenko (twice); the second has Stafford, Brand, Lousma, Evans, Overmeyer, Bobko, Bean, Kubasov, Leonov, Shatalov, Romanenko and Ivantchenko; autographs are fresh, dealer Seymour Rodman reported the envelopes came from Fredrick G Bean, cousin of Alan Bean.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6502

U.S.S.R., Spectacular signed ASTP item. 18 autographs on an envelope postmarked on launch date for the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP); the Soviet postmark ties a Russian 12k stamp, a joint issue of common design with the United States; autographs of Americans Stafford, Slayton and Brand (prime crew), Lousma, Overmeyer, Truly, Bean, Bobko and Evans (American support), Kubasov and Leonov (prime crew), Rukavishnikov and Filipchenko (back up crew), as well as Romanenko, Ivanchenkov, Angreyev, Shatalov and Bykovsky (Soviet support); an impressive piece.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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