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Aerophilately, Rocket Mail and Astrophilately,
Featuring the Johann Strauss & Leo Malz Collections


Soyuz Flights (1967-)




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Lot 6602
U.S.S.R., 1969 (Oct 11), Soyuz 6 Korolyov Medal. Crew: G. Shonin, V. Kubasov. Joint mission with Soyuz 7 & 8. Awarded with booklet signed by fellow cosmonaut and Chairman of the USSR Federation of Astronautics Rukavishnikov; presented to Shonin, Ex- the Georgi Shonin collection.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6603

U.S.S.R., 1969 (Oct 12), Soyuz 7 Filipchenko, Volkov and Gorbatko autographs. Crew: A. Filipchenko, V. Volkov, V. Gorbatko. Joint mission with Soyuz 6 & 8. On a stylized color card with a stamp commemorating their flight; a Kniga envelope with a red Moscow cancel also included; realized $200 at Superior Oct 1997 sale.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6604

U.S.S.R., 1969 (Oct 12), Soyuz 7 Filipchenko, Volkov, and Gorbatko autographs. Crew: A. Filipchenko, V. Volkov, V. Gorbatko. Joint mission with Soyuz 6 & 8. Crisp commemorative envelope with printed franking; realized $160 in Superior Fall 1997 sale.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Current Bid $40
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Lot 6605

U.S.S.R., 1969 (Oct 13), Soyuz 8. Crew: V. Shatalov, A. Yeliseyev. Joint mission with Soyuz 6 & 7. Impressive envelope autographed by Shonin & Kubasov (Soyuz 6), Filipchenko, Volkov & Gorbatko (Soyuz 7) and Shatalof & Yeliseyev(Soyuz 8) to highlight that in October, 1969, the Soviets had three spacecraft in orbit similtaneously; each cosmonaut pilot has signed the stamp commemorating their mission, Realized $250 during the Superior Oct 1996 sale.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6606

U.S.S.R., 1969 (Oct 12), Soyuz 7. Crew: A. Filipchenko, V. Volkov, V. Gorbatko. Joint mission with Soyuz 6 & 8. Red Moscow cancel on Kniga issued envelope; crisp autographs of Filipchenko, Volkov and Gorbatko signed against their images on a 10k stamp, realized $180 at Oct 1996 Superior sale.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $70
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Lot 6607

U.S.S.R., 1971 (Jun 6), Soyuz 11 Is it real? . Crew: G. Dobrovolsky, V. Patsayev, V. Volkov. Visited Salyut 1. All died in reentry from asphyxiation. In 1971 Soyuz 11 visited the Salyut-1 station and died on their return to Earth; Soviet custom says a pilot is not a cosmonaut until they return from their first mission in space; in this case, Volkov had flown before (Soyuz 7) but Dobrovolsky and Patsayev had not; for this reason, examples of the two rookies are amongst the rarest space autographs in the world; this envelope has no franking or postmark; the signatures are all dated Jun 6, the date of the launch; the Volkov appears good; could this have been signed by the complete crew prior to departure? offered as a genuine Volkov and forged Dobrovolsky and Patsayev.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6608

U.S.S.R., 1974 (Jul 3), Soyuz 14 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Artyukhin, P. Popovich. Visited Salyut 3. Spectacular piece; Popovich signed this card a month after returning from orbital mission to Salyut 3; key July 1974 onboard mark confirms it traveled to the station;Salyut 3 onboard marks are exceedingly rare since Soyuz 14 was the only mission to successfully visit; fakes of this scarce onboard mark are known, about 50 covers, cards and photos were stamped in orbit.
Hopferweiser S3-1; €6,000 ($6,730).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6609

U.S.S.R., 1974 (Dec 2), Soyuz 16. Crew: A. Filipchenko, N. Rukavishnikov. Test of redesigned Soyuz craft. Boldly signed space-themed entire postmarked in Moscow; autographed by Filipchenko & Rukavishnikov; also includes a color maxime card signed by Volkov who flew with Filipchenko in Soyuz 7 and perished on Soyuz 11.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6610

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 ASTP dealer's lot. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. 25 examples of the Soviet Apollo-Soyuz Test Project aerogram autographed by Leonov and Kubasov; each has been postmarked at Baikonur with a Type 1 strike (on site and not done at Kniga in Moscow); Reichman reports that the usual cancel is in black, he says the blue or red examples were done to support philatelic services at the Cosmodrome; 15 blue and 10 red are included; all have great impressions and look perfect.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6611

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 stock for the astute dealer. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. A more managable sized group of ASTP crew signed covers; 10 blue and 5 red aerograms autographed by Leonov (first spacewalker) and Kubasov; all are clean, unstuck and have strong, even postmarks for the launch of the first Soviet-American space mission at Baikonur Cosmodrome; ironically, Deke Slayton, a Mercury Seven astronaut hired in 1959 to go up against the Russians (but grounded for medical reasons), would fly on the last Apollo (Ap-18) in which the objective was cooperation with the Soviets.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6612

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Baikonur lanch and anniversary. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Unusual aerogram autographed by the crew (Leonov and Kubasov) of Soyuz 19; has authentic Baikonur commemorative launch cancel (Type 1 in black) as well as the year anniversary postmark CDS; the 10th copy has the souvenir sheet with bold signatures; 10 envelopes with 20 autographs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6613

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Complete crew signed on publicity tour. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Having visited Star City on Sept 21st, this envelope documents the publicity tour visit to Kiev; autographed by Americans Vance Brand, Donald Slayton and Tom Stafford as well as Russians Leonov and Kubasov; the specialist would be hard pressed to find this tour cover postmarked deep in Russia.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6614

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Baikonur crew signed covers. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Dealer's lot of 10 identical aerograms that show the R-7 taking off; each bears the autographs of Leonov and Kubasov; Baikonur commemorative launch cancels come in three types, these are Type 1 (actually postmarked at the Baikonur Cosmodrome); each entire is also cancelled with the Baikonur CDS; 10 envelopes and 20 autographs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6615

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 ASTP specialist treasure trove. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Fascinating collection from the Apollo Soyuz Test Project; consists of a lithograph with 8 autographs (some Russion, some not), and 11 commemorative envelopes, mostly postmarked during the flight in Zvezdnyi Gorodok (Star City), where the Centre for Training Astronauts is situated; two envelopes are swamped in autographs, one having 22 and the other 31, another, ringed in ASTP stamps, has four cosmonaut signatures and a hand stamp from Star City; a striking entire with a mid-mission cancel with a cachet honoring Korolev, is signed by Leonov, Kybasov, Filipchenko, and Rukavishnikov; another envelope is signed by Flilipchenko and Rukavishnikov (Soyuz 16) who tested the Soyuz redesign later used for ASTP; a total of 71 autographs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6616

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 ASTP specialists welcome. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Six envelopes, each crew signed by Leonov and Kubasov; Baikanur CDS for launch date (beautiful strike) on commemorative envelope; Baikonur commemorative launch cancels (Type 1) in black as well as red and blue (both unreported by Reichman); souvenir sheet and two stamps postmarked in Moscow as a First Day cover; and an aerogram with commemorative Baikonur launch cancel and a CDS on recovery day; nice.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6617

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 ASTP specialist lot. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Second bite at the apple with a similar set of covers; in this case both US and Soviet ASTP issues tied with Moscow FDC postmark and crew signed; the souvenir sheet on a signed cover by Leonov and Kubasov postmarked with the regular Baikonur CDS; a total of a dozen autographs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6618

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Return to Star City. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Four matching envelopes with sumptuous cachets; official Star City cachet covers (two showing the crew and two with ASTP emplems) with different franking; great cancels on the visit date (9/21/75) at Zvezdnyy Gorodok; eight autographs of Leonov and Kubasov.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6619

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 ASTP complete crew signed. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Gorgeous multicolor emblem art honoring the joint Soviet-American ASTP mission; the postmark at Zvezdnyy Gorodok (Star City) was exactly three months to the day that Soyuz 19 returned to Earth; autographed by Leonov, Kubasov, Brand, Stafford and Slayton; includes three 4x6" sepia photographs, two are artist conceptions of the joint mission and the third of everyone connected with the flight (at least 26) on the steps of a government building.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6620

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Star City overprints for launch. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Aerogram series issued for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project were only overprinted at Zvezdnyy Gorodok on July 15th; complete set of 5 colors on the launch artwork; all are signed by Leonov and Kubasov; 5 envelopes with 10 autographs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6621

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 oversized ASTP. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. A dozen autographs including Leonov and Kabasov on four items; enormous (6.5 x 9") Cosmonaut envelope with four Russian ASTP stamps, creased but attractive; two launch large (also 6x9) envelopes with souvenir sheet and 10k label postmarked 15 July 1975 and autographed by the crew; 4.25 x 9.5" trifold with mission statistics and eight signatures on the cover with matching envelope.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6622

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Star City overprints for docking. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Aerogram series showing the docking of Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft; postmark at Zvezdnyy Gorodok on July 17th; complete set of four overprints only done at Star City; each hand signed by Leonov and Kubasov; 4 envelopes, 8 autographs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6623

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 Star City overprints for landing. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Aerogram series showing mission control with a display of the orbital flight paths; postmark at Zvezdnyy Gorodok on July 21st; complete set of three overprints only done at Star City; each hand signed by Leonov and Kubasov; 3 envelopes, 6 autographs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6624

U.S.S.R., 1975 (Jul 15), Soyuz 19 complete cachet set at Baikonur. Crew: A. Leonov, V. Kubasov. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The Soviets created an aerogram set of 6k entires to celebrate the joint Soviet-American handshake in space, the set consisted of launch, docking, mission control, and the emblem with crews; each is crew signed by Leonov and Kubasov; all have Type 1 (actually postmarked at the Cosmodrome and not in Moscow) Baikonur commemorative launch day (July 15th) postmarks; 4 envelopes, 8 autographs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6625

U.S.S.R., 1976 (Jul 6), Soyuz 21 FLOWN. Crew: B. Volynov, V. Zholobov. Visited Salyut 5, departed early. Color photograph with extensive inscription in Russian; autographed by Volynov and Zholobov; slightly smudged Salylut 5 onboard cancel, attractive inscription in red and signatures in blue, Hopferwieser reports 50-60 covers exist.
Hopferweiser S5-1; €2,000 ($2,240).
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 6626

U.S.S.R., 1978-79 Salyut-6 "GROUNDED" autographed set. Offering of 41 autographs of cosmonauts who flew on Salyut-6; 18 very attractive covers with onboard cancels; unfortunately, the postmarks were applied with a device returned to Earth; these covers did not reach orbit; that said, an opportunity to acquire a delicious set a very modest price.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6627

U.S.S.R., 1978-78 Salyut-6 "Clipped wings" collection. Wonderful collection of 19 better covers with Salyut-6 onboard marks; unfortunately, these never left Earth as the postmarking device was brought back by the crews; a great chance to get examples of uncommon postmarks at a fraction of the orbital costs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6628

U.S.S.R., 1978-79 "Clipped wings" Saylut-6 collection. Similar opportunity with 20 better envelopes documenting Saylut-6 flights; while they appear as carried into space, they were actually created for collectors when the cosmonauts returned to Earth; it in no way takes away their beauty but it does make them far more affortable.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6629

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Mar 2), Soyuz 28 "Grounded" but colorful. Crew: A. Gubarev, V. Remek (Czechoslovakia). Visited Salyut 6. Sporting numerous postmarks intended for orbit (but applied on Earth), this grouping of 14 covers includes 39 signatures is well worth a look; autographs include Gubarev and Remek (Soyuz 28) as well as Romanenko and Grechko (Soyuz 26); some great covers.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6630

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Mar 2), Soyuz 28 collection of "Clipped wings". Crew: A. Gubarev, V. Remek (Czechoslovakia). Visited Salyut 6. Another rich collection of envelopes with stylish franking, cancels, cachets and signatures; 15 covers with 47 autographs; while on first glance some of these covers appear to have been carried into space they were not; each has received postmarks, some used on Salyur-6, but serviced on Earth; autographs include Gubarev and Remek (Soyuz 28) as well as from the 1st Expedition (Romanenko and Grechko).
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6631

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Mar 2), Soyuz 28 one additional inticing chance. Crew: A. Gubarev, V. Remek (Czechoslovakia). Visited Salyut 6. Using postmarking devices intended only for use in orbit, some of these envelopes appear to have reached orbit; they have not; instead this represents an opportunity to acquire 16 covers with 32 signatures at a very attractive price; Soyuz 28 represented only the third flight to Salyut-6 and is very collectable; autographs include Gubarev and Remek (Soyuz 28) as well as Romanenko and Grechko (Soyuz 26).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6632

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Jun 15), Soyuz 29 FLOWN. Crew: V. Kovalyonok, A. Ivanchenkov, S. Jähn (E Germany). Visited Salyut 6; returned with crew of Soyuz 31. Stunning multicolor printed envelope with attractive commemorative and onboard Salyut 6 marks; sadly, no autographs; Hopferwieser reports that like the 1st Resident Crew, the second crew only had onboard postmarks available when foreign visitors came to the station.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6633

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Jun 27), Soyuz 30 FLOWN. Crew: P. Klimuk, M. Hermaszewski (Poland). Visited Salyut 6. Docking day autographed by Klimuk and Hermaszewski in Soyuz 30 joining Kovalyonok and Ivanchenkov from Soyuz 29; during the flight the Pole was photographed discarding the Polish onboard postmark into the Salyut 6 garbage airlock.
Hopferweiser S6-2f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6634

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Jun 28), Soyuz 30 FLOWN. Crew: P. Klimuk, M. Hermaszewski (Poland). Visited Salyut 6. Klimuk and Hermaszewski signed this cover carried on Salyut-6; in order to produce superior crystals, all control engines were deactivated and even exercise on the treadmill had to be suspended.
Hopferweiser S-2f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6635

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Jun 27), Soyuz 30 "Grounded" covers. Crew: P. Klimuk, M. Hermaszewski (Poland). Visited Salyut 6. 23 autographs on 13 covers honoring an early mission to the Salyut-6 space station; while they appear to have the marks of orbital covers they were actually postmarked once the cosmonauts returned to Earth; this in no way takes away the beauty of the mryiad of lovely cancellations or the bold signatures; autographs include Klimuk and Hermaszewski (Soyuz-30) as well as Kovalenok and Ivanchenkov (Soyuz 29).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6636

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Jun 27), Soyuz 30 similar "Clipped wings" covers. Crew: P. Klimuk, M. Hermaszewski (Poland). Visited Salyut 6. Very attractive envelopes that appear carried in orbit but were actualled cancelled on Earth; 11 covers in total and 21 autographs including Klimuk and Hermaszewski (Soyuz 30) as well as Kovalyonok and Ivanchenkov (Soyuz 29).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6637

U.S.S.R., 1978 (Aug 26), Soyuz 31 FLOWN. Crew: V. Bykovsky, S. Jähn (E Germany), A. Ivanchenkov. Visited Salyut 6; returned with crew of Soyuz 29. This envelope carried to Salyut-6 has the Soviet on-board postmark, the private Salyut-6 cancel, and the GDR Post cancel (showing distinct halftone dots) but lacks the Salyut-6 mark; Hopferweiser states, "In contrast to cancellations added before launch or after landing, on-board cancellations show distinct halftone dots."; group also includes an additional 6 covers each autographed by the crew; one of the envelopes has Bykovski, Jahn, and also the backup pilot, Gorbatko; a total of 7 covers and 15 autographs.
Hopferweiser S6-2g; €600 ($670).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6638

U.S.S.R., 1979 (Apr 10), Soyuz 33 too busy to service in flight. Crew: N. Rukavishnikov, G. Ivanov (Bulgaria). Failed to dock with Salyut 6. The envelope is impressive; the two stamps are tied to the entire with both orbital (Salyut-6) and ground postmarks; impressively, there are cancel for Baikonur (the launch complex), Turatam (the railroad station), and Leninsk (the nearest city); the cover is autographed by Rukavishnikov and Ivanov (Soyuz 33); because of a breakdown of the moving mechanism of Soyuz 33, the docking with the station was cancelled; the situation was tense and there was no time to play postmaster in orbit; once on the ground, postmarks were applied; the fact that orbital dates match a ground date confirms the fact that it did not get cancelled in orbit; while it is possible the envelope accompanied the crew and was later serviced on the ground, it is also possible that it is one of dozens that never flew; a 1 mm elevation in part of the Salyut-6 mark makes the carrying question inconclusive; sold as unflown; nevertheless, a great addition to a Soviet collection.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6639
U.S.S.R., 1980 (Apr 9), Soyuz 35 and Soyuz 36 commemorative book. Crew: L. Popov, V. Ryumin, B. Farkas (Hungary). Visited Salyut 6; returned with crew of Soyuz 36. Unusual bound mini book, 12 x 16 cm honoring two Salyut-6 missions; written in Russian the 170 page work includes charts, timelines and photos; autographed on their likenesses are Popov and Ryumin (Soyuz 35) as well as Kubasov and Farkas (Soyuz 36); an interesting momento.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6640

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Apr 9), Soyuz 35 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, V. Ryumin, B. Farkas (Hungary). Visited Salyut 6; returned with crew of Soyuz 36. Cosmonauts from Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba as well as the USSR have signed this tremendous item; flown during Soyuz 35, 36, 37 and 38; six onboard cancels an ten autographs; Popov, Ryumin, Kubasov, Farkas, Gorbatko, Pham, Romanenko, Tamayo, Aksyonov and Malyshev, addressed to Irina Nikolayeva.
Hopferweiser S6-4o; €1,000 ($1,120).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6641

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Jun 5), Soyuz T-2 FLOWN. Crew: V. Aksyonov, Yu. Malyshev. Visited Salyut 6; test of new model Soyuz spacecraft. Oversized Cosmonaut stationery carried to Salyut-6; autographed by Aksyonov and Malyshev (Soyuz T-2) as well as Ryumin (Soyuz 37) and Popov (Soyuz 40); postmarks including the Salyut station mark are a tad faint but readable; notation concerning transport on Soyuz T-2 stamped at the top in cyrillic.
Hopferweiser S6-4l; €450 ($500).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6642

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Jul 23), Soyuz 37. Crew: V. Gorbatko, T. Pham Vietnam, V. Ryumin. Visited Salyut 6; returned crew of Soyuz 35. Two postally used (including receiving marks) envelopes; boldly autographed by Gorbatko and Pham (Soyuz 37) as well as Popov and Ryumin (Soyuz 35); each is a Registered cover with Soviet postage supplementing the entire; one has mixed franking with a Vietnam stamp tied; while both display flown postmarkings these were actually applied on Earth; wonderfully postally used nontheless.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6643

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Jul 23), Soyuz 37 FLOWN. Crew: V. Gorbatko, T. Pham Vietnam, V. Ryumin. Visited Salyut 6; returned crew of Soyuz 35. During Vietnam's first participation in the Olympic Games, Air Force pilot Pham entered Salyut-6 along with Gorbatko; also autographed by returning Soyuz 35 Popov and Ryumin;four cancels including onboard mark.
Hopferweiser S6-4m; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6644

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Jul 29), Soyuz 37 FLOWN. Crew: V. Gorbatko, T. Pham Vietnam, V. Ryumin. Visited Salyut 6; returned crew of Soyuz 35. Unusual cosmonaut stationery used to celebrate the first Vietnamese pilot in space; Salyut-6 onboard marks as well at cancel devices provided by the Soviets and government of Vietnam; bright signatures from Kubasov, Farkas and Gorbatko (Soyuz 36) as well as Pham and Popov (Soyuz 37).
Hopferweiser S6-4m; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6645

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Sep 20), Soyuz 38 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Romanenko, A. Tamayo (Cuba). Visited Salyut 6. Twin 15k setenant Soviet stamps honoring achievements in space; Salyut-6 onboard marks nicely tied; autographs of Rumanenko and Tamayo (Soyuz 38) as well as Popov (Soyuz 35) and Kovalyonok (Soyuz T-4); cosmonaut stationery.
Hopferweiser S6-4n; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6646

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Sep 20), Soyuz 38 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Romanenko, A. Tamayo (Cuba). Visited Salyut 6. Five autographs adorn this envelope including Romanenko and Tamayo (Soyuz 38), Dzhanibekov (TM-39), and Popov (TM-40); in addition to observing sugar cane growth in Cuba the crew cultivated sucrose monocrystals and rare metal alloys; using an First Day of Issue envelope, it subsequently received Cuban and Soviet onboard postmarks and a Salyut-6 mark in black.
Hopferweiser S6-4n; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6647

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Sep 20), Soyuz 38 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Romanenko, A. Tamayo (Cuba). Visited Salyut 6. Romanenko and Tamayo (Soyuz 38) and Savinykh (Soyuz T-4) signed envelope honoring Soviet/Cuban joint mission; Soviet Salyut-6 and corresponding Cuban onboard marks in black; postmarks do not tie stamp to the cover.
Hopferweiser S6-4n; €500 ($560).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6648

U.S.S.R., 1980 (Sep 18), Soyuz 38 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Romanenko, A. Tamayo (Cuba). Visited Salyut 6. Romanenko and Tamayo performed material science experiments with Popov and Ryumin from Soyuz 35; in addition to the autographs and the Salyut-6 onboard mark there are four other cancels; mixed franking with both Russian and Cuban postage.
Hopferweiser S6-4n; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6649

U.S.S.R., 1981 (Mar 12), Soyuz T-4 FLOWN. Crew: V. Kovalyonok, V. Savinykh. Visited Salyut 6. Kovalyonok and Savinykh (T-4) of the 5th Basic Expedition has signed this entire with both Saylut onboard marks in black.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6650

U.S.S.R., 1981 (May 14), Soyuz 40 FLOWN? . Crew: L. Popov, D. Prunariu. Visited Salyut 6. Autographed by Popov and Prunariu (Soyuz 40) as well as Kovalyonok and Savinykh (Soyuz T-4) with the MIR mark this presumably flown envelope did not receive a postmark tying the stamp to the envelope; offered as probably orbited; also 7 additional covers, one with S-40 and T-4 crew autographs; Soyuz 40 was the last crew to visit Salyut-6.
Hopferweiser S6-5g; €500 ($560).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6651

U.S.S.R., 1981 (May 14), Soyuz 40 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, D. Prunariu. Visited Salyut 6. Three days after docking with the space station Popov and Prunariu (Soyuz 40) an onboard datestamp was applied along with the Baikonur and new smaller Salyut-6 mark; also autographed by Kovalyonok and Savinykh (Soyuz T-4); an attractive cover despite the fact that one stamp is not tied.
Hopferweiser S6-5g; €500 ($560).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6652

U.S.S.R., 1981 (May 14), Soyuz 40 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, D. Prunariu. Visited Salyut 6. Atypical space mail;five cancels including a commemorative Salyut 5 cancel, a Salyut 6 onboard mark, and a backdated Romanian onboard postmark dated May 18th; uncommon without autographs.
Hopferweiser S6-5g; €500 ($560).
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6653

U.S.S.R., 1981 (May 14), Soyuz 40 FLOWN? . Crew: L. Popov, D. Prunariu. Visited Salyut 6. Two exceptional covers with a question mark; one addressed to the Space Research Institute and autographed by Prunariu has all requisite marks, including the Salyut-6 mark but it lacks a postmark with date; in pencil it says 15.5.81 which makes sense; the other is also missing the onboard postmark (but has the critical MIR mark) to show the date; it is autographed by Popov and Prunariu (Soyuz 40) as well as Kovalyonok and Savinykh (Soyuz T-4); both appear to have orbited but are not perfect; a cover with autographs of Dzhanibekov and Gurragcha (Soyuz 39) and two attractive envelopes without signatures; a total of 6 covers and 7 autographs.
Hopferweiser S6-5g; €500 ($560).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6654

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Jun 24), Soyuz T-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Dzhanibekov, A. Ivanchenkov, J.-L. Chrétien (France). Visited Salyut 7. While this cover lacks the Par avion marking it more than makes up for it with bracketing Baikonur launch and recovery dates (in addition to the onboard date stamp); octagonal French onboard cancel in cyan and MIR mark in black; signatures of Berezovoy and Lebedev (T-5) as well as Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov and Chretien (T-6).
Hopferweiser S7-1f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6655

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Jun 24), Soyuz T-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Dzhanibekov, A. Ivanchenkov, J.-L. Chrétien (France). Visited Salyut 7. Autographs of Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov and Chretien (T-6) as well as the 1st Resident Crew to Salyut-7 manned by Berezovoy and Lebedev;the onboard date corresponds to the docking with the station; an ultramarine French and Salyut-7 orbital mark in black are present; a "Par avion" was added as a security measure to distinguish orbital covers from ones postmarked on the Earth.
Hopferweiser S7-1f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6656

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Jun 24), Soyuz T-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Dzhanibekov, A. Ivanchenkov, J.-L. Chrétien (France). Visited Salyut 7. Postmarked on docking day, this joint Soviet/French mission required a mannual docking while the spacecraft was out of range from mission control; autographed by Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov and Chretien (T-6) as well as Berezovoy and Lebedev (T-5); the envelope has the ultramarine French orbital mark as well as the Salyut-7 pentagon in black; as a practical joke, the Frenchman surprised the Resident Crew with a Quasimodo mask which was a big hit.
Hopferweiser S7-1f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6657

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Aug 27), Soyuz T-7 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, A. Serebrov, S. Savitskaya, A. Berezovoy, V. Lebedev. Visited Salyut 7, returned crew of Soyuz T-5. Beautiful postal card honoring Sputnik, Luna, Salyut and Leonov; the second woman in space (Tereshkova had been 19 years earlier) arrives at Salyut-7; Berezovoy welcomes her with flowers and suggests she cooks for the five men (three on board plus her two crewmates); she responds since he is the host it should be HIS job; in addition to a lovely blue Salyut-7 mark, there are two onboard postmarks and the autographs of Popov, Serebrov and Savitskaya (T-7) as well as Berezovoy and Lebedev (T-5).
Hopferweiser S7-1h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6658

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Aug 19), Soyuz T-7 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, A. Serebrov, S. Savitskaya, A. Berezovoy, V. Lebedev. Visited Salyut 7, returned crew of Soyuz T-5. Striking envelope, despite having no stamps, with Baikonur postmarks; dates are rather confused as the ground dates (19 and 27 Aug 1982) should be flight dates; has great looking Saylut 7 onboard mark; colorful autographs of Berezovoi and Lebedev (T-5) as well as Popov, Serebrov and Savitskaya (T-7).
Hopferweiser S7-1h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6659

U.S.S.R., 1982 (Aug 19), Soyuz T-7 FLOWN. Crew: L. Popov, A. Serebrov, S. Savitskaya, A. Berezovoy, V. Lebedev. Visited Salyut 7, returned crew of Soyuz T-5. Attractive twin onboard postmarks (one documenting the launch) as well as the MIR mark (but no postage stamp); autographs by T-7 crew Popov, Serebrov and Savitskaya (only the second woman in space), as well as Berezovoy and Lebedev (T-5); during the flight the French Piramig camera system took highly sensitive photographs of the Earth's atmosphere and distant galaxies.
Hopferweiser S7-1h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6660
U.S.S.R., 1984 (Apr 3), Soyuz T-11 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Malyshev, G. Strekalov, R. Sharma, L. Kizim, V. Solovyov, O. Atkov. Visited Salyut 7. Returned crew of Soyuz T-10. Seven blue folders (6"x4") issued by the All Union Youth Aerospace Society; each contains a dime-sized fragment of the T-11 spacecraft;attractive, each folder is a certificate of authenticity.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6661

U.S.S.R., 1984 (Apr 5), Soyuz T-10 FLOWN. Taken to Salyut 7; onboard handstamp; colorfully autographed by Kizim, Soloviev, Atkov, Malyshev, Strekalov and Sharma; realized $300 at Superior October 1997 sale.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6662

U.S.S.R., 1984 (Apr 5), Soyuz T-11 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Malyshev, G. Strekalov, R. Sharma, L. Kizim, V. Solovyov, O. Atkov. Visited Salyut 7. Returned crew of Soyuz T-10. Second day of mission; autographed by Strekalov, Malyshev, and Sharma, bold mission and Salyut 7 cancels.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6663

U.S.S.R., 1984 (Jul 17), Soyuz T-12 FLOWN. Crew: V. Dzhanibekov, S. Savitskaya, I. Volk. Visited Salyut 7. Gorgeous bright blue Salyut-7 onboard mark ties Gagarin stamp to attractive entire honoring Gagarin; autographed by the T-12 crew, Savitskayo, Volk and Dzhanibekov; grouping also includes an additional 11 envelopes with commemorative postmarks and signed by Savinykh (T-13) as well as Grechhko, Volkov and Vasyutin (T-14); a total of 42 autographs on 12 covers.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6664

U.S.S.R., 1985 (Jun 6), Soyuz T-13 FLOWN. Crew: V. Dzhanibekov, V. Savinykh, G. Grechko. Visited and reactivated Salyut 7. After eight months lifeless due to an inability to orient solar cells towards the Sun, the 4th Resident Crew manually docked and spent the first five days at Salyut 7 making the deserted, dark, ice-covered space station habitable; this envelope, which received a postmark at Baikonur, also has a commemorative cancel in black and the Salyut 7 mark in a lovely blue; autographed by Dzhanibekov and Savinykh (T-13) as well as Vasyutin, Grechko and Volkov (T-14); the 5th Basic Expedition (T-14) would not be without problems; a medical condition afflicted the commander who experienced great pain and while he concealed the problem to attempt to keep it from endangering the mission it became clear when he developed a high fever that he was in no condition to continue; another cosmonaut took command and the mission aborted.
Hopferweiser S7-4d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6665

U.S.S.R., 1985 (Sep 17), Soyuz T-14 FLOWN. Crew: V. Vasyutin, A. Volkov, G. Grechko, V. Savinykh. Visited Salyut 7. Exchanged crew member with Soyuz T-13. Colorful space-theme stamp and cachet cancelled in Moscow in 1978; subsequently carried into orbit and postmarked during the 4th Resident Crew; includes Salyut-7 onboard mark; autographed by Dzhanibekov, Savinykh and Grechko (T-13) and Vasyutin and Volkov (T-14).
Hopferweiser S7-4d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6666

U.S.S.R., 1985 (Sep 17), Soyuz T-14 FLOWN. Crew: V. Vasyutin, A. Volkov, G. Grechko, V. Savinykh. Visited Salyut 7. Exchanged crew member with Soyuz T-13. When solar cells on Salyut-7 lost orientation to the Sun the station was unmanned for eight months; with the arrival of the 4th Resident Crew it would take 5 daysto restore proper ventilation and flight controls back to normal; this commemorative envelope, previously cancelled in Moscow in 1978, travelled to orbit with the T-14 crew in 1985, a Salyut-7 onboard mark is tied to the stamp; signed by Dzhanibekov, Savinykh and Grechko (T-13) as well as Vasyutin and Volkov (T-14).
Hopferweiser S7-4d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6667

U.S.S.R., 1986 (Mar 13), Soyuz T-15 FLOWN. Crew: L. Kizim, V. Solovyov. Visited Mir and Salyut 7. Grouping includes one carried to orbit and seven with commemorative cachets, postmarks, and crew signatures; flown example has striking pair of blue onboard marks applied on Salyut-7 and then transferred to MIR that tie a stamp to a generic entire; Kizim and Solovyov have autographed envelope; a total of 16 signatures.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6668

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Feb 5), Soyuz TM-2 FLOWN. Crew: Yu. Romanenko, A. Laveykin, M. Faris, A. Viktorenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-3. Delivered to the TM-2 crew by Progress 33, this envelope represents the first Soviet commercial onboard mail produced by the Soviet space agency Glavkosmos to MIR; this is a Type II (Aleksandrov on reverse of envelope) of which 1000 were produced; it has cancels from Oct, Nov and Dec as well as a blur MIR mark; autographed by Romanenko and Alexandrov; comes with numbered certificate of authenticy in both English and Russian.
Hopferweiser M-02e; €800 ($900).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6669

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 22), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. Attractive 10k stamp honoring Soviet cosmonauts; onboard datestamp has just missed tying the franking to the cover; Syrian and MIR marks in black; autographs of Viktorenko, Aleksandrov and Faris (TM-3) as well as Romanenko and Laveykin (TM-2); at the end of the year TM-3 would land their Soyuz spacecraft in the middle of a snowstorm.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6670

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 22), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. This entire has an additional 15k stamp honoring Gagarin and what appears to be a label; postmarked on Cosmonauts Day in 1986 it has received an onboard datestamp documenting the docking of TM-3 to the space station; Syrian and MIR orbital marks in black; autographs of Viktorenko, Aleksandrov and Faris (TM-3) as well as Romanenko and Laveykin (TM-2); the crew performed electrophoresis to purify interferon and used an advanced camera to photograph Syria.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6671

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 24), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. Viktorenko and Aleksandrov (TM-3) as well as Romanenko and Faris (TM-2) have signed this unfranked envelope; onboard Soviet and Syrian postmarks are dated on docking; pentagonal MIR onboard mark present.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6672

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 22), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. Soviet and Syrian orbital postmarks and MIR onboard mark but no postage on this pretty envelope autographed by Viktorenko, Aleksandrov and Faris (TM-3) as well as Romanenko and Laveykin (TM-2) cancelled soon after TM-3 arrived at the station.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6673

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 22), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. Onboard date stamp of the day that TM-3 docked with the space station; Syrian flown cancel as well as MIR mark but no postage; autographed by Viktorenko, Aleksandrov and Faris (TM-3) as well as Romanenko and Laveykin (TM-2); due to a heart dysrhythmia, Laveykin returned in TM-3 and Aleksandrov completed the TM-2 mission.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6674

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Jul 22), Soyuz TM-3 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Aleksandrov, M. Faris, Yu. Romanenko, A. Levchenko. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-2 and TM-4. 2nd Resident Crew on Russian/Syrian envelope; correct onboard marks but without postage; autographs of Romanenko, Laveykin and Faris (TM-2); includes signatures of Viktorenko and Aleksandrov from TM-3.
Hopferweiser M-02f; €450 ($500).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6675

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Jun 9), Soyuz TM-4 FLOWN. Crew: V. Titov, M. Manarov, A. Levchenko, A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-5. Titov and Manarov (TM-4) as well as the oncoming Solovyev, Savinykh and Aleksandrov (TM-5) autographs on a cancelled entire; this 3rd Resident Crew tested components for the Buran Space Shuttle and produced protein structures for medicine; Soviet postmarks include both MIR onboard marks.
Hopferweiser M-03h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6676

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Jun 9), Soyuz TM-4 FLOWN. Crew: V. Titov, M. Manarov, A. Levchenko, A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-5. Cosmonaut Day commemorative cancelled cover taken to orbit, Soviet onboard postmarks and both types of MIR marks (in blue); autographs include Titov and Manarov (TM-4) as well as Solovyev, Savinykh and Aleksandrov (TM-5); human adaptation to weightlessness and the growth of guppies, tea plants and onions were observed.
Hopferweiser M-03h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6677

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Dec 21), Soyuz TM-4 FLOWN? . Crew: V. Titov, M. Manarov, A. Levchenko, A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-5. Strong group consisting three entires with MIR onboard mark but no postmark; two have TM-2 and TM-4 signatures while one has just TM-4; these are probably flown; each has Levchenko's signature which is uncommon since he died from a brain tumor just 6 months following his flight; the unflown have between 3 and 6 signatures and have ground based postmarks and appropriate cachets; autographs include, Romanenko, Laveikin and Alexandrov (TM-2), Viktorenko, Alexandrov and Faris (TM-3) as well as Titov, Manarov and Levchenko (TM-4); 6 envelopes in total.
Hopferweiser M-03h; €600 ($670).
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6678

U.S.S.R., 1987 (Dec 21), Soyuz TM-4 FLOWN? . Crew: V. Titov, M. Manarov, A. Levchenko, A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-5. Group of seven envelopes autographed by Titov and Manarov (TM-4) with postmark from the last full day in orbit; the covers have no MIR onboard marks; questionable whether they flew or not; priced accordingly.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6679

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Jun 7), Soyuz TM-5 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov, V. Lyakhov, A. Mohmand. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-6. Cosmonaut stationary with Soviet and Bulgarian onboard marks; autographs of Soloviyov, Savinykh and Aleksandrov postmarked shortly after reaching MIR to investigate how wheat and ginseng grown in an artificial magnetic field.
Hopferweiser M-03i; €400 ($450).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6680

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Jun 7), Soyuz TM-5 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov, V. Lyakhov, A. Mohmand. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-6. Stunning 30th anniversary of Soviet space acheivement entire cancelled with seven (Hopferweiser only reports six) onboard markings; this envelope circled the globe for nearly half a year as MIR was crewed by four teams; autographs include Titov and Manarov (TM-4) Solovyev, Savinykh and Aleksandrov (TM-5), Lyakhov, Polyakov and Mohmand (TM-6) and Volkov, Krikalev, and Chretien (TM-7); an attractive piece.
Hopferweiser M-03k; €750 ($840).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6681

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Jun 7), Soyuz TM-5 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, V. Savinykh, A. Aleksandrov, V. Lyakhov, A. Mohmand. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-6. Titov and Manarov (TM-4) handed over the station to Solovyev, Savinykh and Aleksandrov (TM-5); beautiful collection of onboard postmarks on Jun 8th, 9th, and 17th (when the outgoing crew returned to Earth); both examples of MIR marks are in blue.
Hopferweiser M-03i; €400 ($450).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6682

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Aug 29), Soyuz TM-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Lyakhov, V. Polyakov, A. Mohmand, V. Titov, M. Manarov, J.-L. Chrétien. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-4 and TM-7. Beautiful envelope carried aboard Salyut-7; the onboard datestamp documents the launch date in black; the station mark is also in black while the French octagonal onboard cancel is in cyan blue; Par avion is found on this example; autographed by Berezovoy and Lebedev (T-5) as well as Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov and Chretien (T-6).
Hopferweiser S7-1f; €650 ($730).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 6683

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Aug 31), Soyuz TM-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Lyakhov, V. Polyakov, A. Mohmand, V. Titov, M. Manarov, J.-L. Chrétien. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-4 and TM-7. This Afghan flight had carried envelopes cancelled in violet or black; while the ones documended in black were flown this was on a subsequent flight; this cover was flown on the correct date; autographs of TM-6 (Lyakhov, Polyakov and Mohmand) and TM-4 (Titov and Manarov).
Hopferweiser M-03j; €500 ($560).
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6684

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Aug 31), Soyuz TM-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Lyakhov, V. Polyakov, A. Mohmand, V. Titov, M. Manarov, J.-L. Chrétien. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-4 and TM-7. Titov and Manarov (TM-4) and Lyakhov, Polyakov and Mohmand (TM-6) have autographed this carried entire; two commemorative onboard postmarks in black in addition to the MIR mark in blue.
Hopferweiser M-03j; €500 ($560).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6685

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Aug 31), Soyuz TM-6 FLOWN. Crew: V. Lyakhov, V. Polyakov, A. Mohmand, V. Titov, M. Manarov, J.-L. Chrétien. Visited Mir. Returned crew from Soyuz TM-4 and TM-7. Afghan geologist Mohmand obtained the first exact cartographic images of his country; also autographed by fellow TM-6 crewmates Lyakhov and Polyakov as well as TM-4 flyers Titov and Manarov; requisite onboard postmarks and MIR mark; on his return to Earth the capsule carrying Lyakhov and Mohmand malfunctioned resulting in a spun and circling the Earth without food, water or lavatory for 25 hours.
Hopferweiser M-03j; €500 ($560).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6686

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 28), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Better unfranked envelope with violet on station postmarks that bracket the 4th Resident Crew; French onboard (black) and MIR mark (violet) nicely struck; autographed by Volkov, Krikalyov and Chretien (TM-7) as well as Titov and Manarov (TM-4) and Polyakov (TM-6); during a 6 hour EVA the structure under construction jammed; unable to free it with a hammer and screwdriver Volkov finally unfolded it, with a kick.
Hopferweiser M-04c; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6687

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 28), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Nicely struck entire celebrating the joint Soviet/French mission; autographs of Volkov, Krikalev and Chretien (TM-7), Polyakov (TM-6) as well as Titov and Manorov (TM-4); MIR mark in blue, French carried cancel in black and twin Soviet onboard postmarks spanning the TM-7 mission in violet.
Hopferweiser M-04c; €600 ($670).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6688

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 28), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Attractive Cosmonaut stationary postmarked both in orbit and on Earth; French onboard (black) and MIR mark (blue) applied; autographs of Volkov, Krikalev and Chretien (TM-7), Polyakov (TM-6), as well as Titov and Manarov (TM-4); 4th Resident Crew would be the last to occupy the station until further modules were completed.
Hopferweiser M-04d; €500 ($560).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6689

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 26), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Soviet postal stationary honoring inclusion of French flyer; clear onboard mark; autographed by two cosmonaut pilots.
Hopferweiser M-04d; €500 ($560).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6690

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 26), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Similar multicorored printed envelope honoring the 4th Resident Crew on MIR.
Hopferweiser M-04d; €500 ($560).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6691

U.S.S.R., 1988 (Nov 26), Soyuz TM-7 FLOWN. Crew: A. Volkov, S. Krikalev, J.-L. Chrétien, V. Polyakov. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-6. Lovely joint Soviet/French cachet on European sized envelope; attractive space stamp and onboard cancel with autographs of Volkov and Krikalev.
Hopferweiser M-04d; €500 ($560).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6692

U.S.S.R., 1989 (Oct 25), Soyuz TM-8 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Serebrov. Visited Mir. Unfranked envelope with violet onboard postmark and light blue MIR station mark; signed by Viktorenko and Serebrov;despite a failing automatic system, the crew successfully docked with MIR and functioned as the 5th Resident Crew.
Hopferweiser M-05d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6693

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Feb 1), Soyuz TM-8 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Serebrov. Visited Mir. Four examples (on different entires) of envelopes carried on TM-8; each is autographed by Engineer on board Serebrov; in addition to the onboard postmark, each has both examples of the MIR station mark.
Hopferweiser M-05d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6694

U.S.S.R., 1989 (Sep 5), Soyuz TM-8 FLOWN. Crew: A. Viktorenko, A. Serebrov. Visited Mir. Serebrov has autographed this envelope honoring the Chief Designer; onboard MIR marks; dated the day Serebrov tested the Ikar jetpack and would take it out a distance of 45 meters from the station a few days later.
Hopferweiser M-05d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6695

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Apr 12), Soyuz TM-9 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, A. Balandin. Visited Mir. 6th Resident Crew postmarked on Cosmonaut Day halfway through their mission in violet; MIR onboard mark also in violet; signed by Solovyev and Balandin (TM-9) as well as Manakov and Strekalov (TM-10) that replaced them; when TM-9 returned to Earth they delivered 130 kg of films, personal items and rare Earth crystals grown in space.
Hopferweiser M-06d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6696

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Apr 12), Soyuz TM-9 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, A. Balandin. Visited Mir. Postal card cancelled on Cosmonaut Day; MIR onboard mark in violet; autographs of TM-9 (Solovyev and Balandin) as well as TM-10 (Manakov and Strekalov); the 6th Resident Crew would return to Earth four months later.
Hopferweiser M-06d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6697

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Aug 3), Soyuz TM-9 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, A. Balandin. Visited Mir. When their spacecraft launched, three of eight thermal blankets on their craft came loose; since they were not trained to walk in space they prepared by watching videotape of cosmonauts practicing in an underwater tank;Solovyov and Balandin were ultimately successful; autographs of the follow on crew, Manakov and Strekalov, are also present; onboard postmark appears in violet and the MIR mark in black.
Hopferweiser M-06d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6698

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Apr 12), Soyuz TM-9 FLOWN. Crew: A. Solovyev, A. Balandin. Visited Mir. Generic launch cachet with black onboard postmark and violet MIR mark; crew signed by Solovyev and Balandin; during their stay as 6th Resident Crew they produced proteins and monocrystals of the highest purity for an American electronics company which resulted in a payment to the Soviet government of 25 million rubles.
Hopferweiser M-06d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6699

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Aug 1), Soyuz TM-10 FLOWN. Crew: G. Manakov, G. Strekalov, T. Akiyama. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-11. Postal entire autographed by Manakov, Strekalov, Akiyama, Manarov and Afanasyev;onboard datestamp and MIR station markings; illustration shows the Buran stack ready for launch; while the Russians did enjoy a successful unmanned Soviet shuttle flight, the vehicle was never used to transport cosmonauts.
Hopferweiser M-08d; €500 ($560).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6700

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Aug 1), Soyuz TM-10 FLOWN. Crew: G. Manakov, G. Strekalov, T. Akiyama. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-11. During the mission to MIR, TM-10 brought four Japanese quails (one which laid an egg on the way to the station); Once on board MIR the birds flew freely;autographed by Manakov, Strekalov, Afanasyev, Manarov and Akiyama. Strekalov has signed again on the back.
Hopferweiser M-07d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6701

U.S.S.R., 1990 (Aug 1), Soyuz TM-10 FLOWN. Crew: G. Manakov, G. Strekalov, T. Akiyama. Visited Mir. Returned cosmonaut from Soyuz TM-11. MIR onboard marks; this crew closed out the 7th Resident Crew; autographed by Manakov, Strekalov and Akiyama.
Hopferweiser M-07d; €400 ($450).
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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