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Sale 754

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


Misc. Soviet Space Flights and Groups




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Lot 6802
U.S.S.R., Autographs, Massive Holding over 600 pieces with over 1500 autographs. Here we haveover 600 covers in great condition; often organized and labeled in mild to moderate duplication; 46 are unsigned, 107 have a single cosmonaut, 230 have a crew of two autographs, 156 have a crew of three signatures, 80 have two crews of two on a single cover, while 9 have five autographs and 18 have six; these are cacheted envelopes with appropriate postmarks and ready for business; over 1500 autographs for sale here. Shipping charges apply - weight 13 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 6803
U.S.S.R., Awesome holding of autographed photos and postcards. Your chance to possess the dealer's complete stock of autographed photographs and postcards; mild to moderate duplication perfect for sales on the internet; expect excellent condition with many sporting stamps and appropriate cancels; 247 with a single signature; 41 with both of the crew; 45 when the crew had three; a total of 333 items and 464 autographs; good money to be made here. Shipping charges apply - weight 7.4 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 6804
U.S.S.R., Massive holding of full-sized period photographs autographed by the crews. Two volumes of full-sized crew signed autographs with mild to moderate duplication; well annotated with mission numbers and cosmonaut names; expect excellent condition throughout; includes 4 singles, 83 two crew photos, and 62 three signature items; total of 149 photos with 356 autographs; bonus, Tolboyev (Buran test pilot) hand written letter on Star City letterhead written in English, and four small pennants reportedly flown (no onboard mark observed). Shipping charges apply - weight 11.2 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000
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Lot 6805
U.S.S.R., Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga autographed covers. Love them or hate them, they are a fixture of Soviet astrophilately; many come with certificates (though meaningless without serial numbers or photocopies of the actual item) and some are autographed but sold with franking uncancelled; this lot includes, Gagarin, Titov (3), Popovich, Bykovsky (2), Tereshkova, Beregovoi (2), Shonin, Kubassov, Philipchenko, Gorbatko, Statalov, Eliseev, Belyayev & Leonov (9), Komarov, Feoktistov and Yegorov (12), Shatalovm, Volynov, Ellisayev and Khrunov (12), Sarafano, Demin, Shonin, Kubasov, Shatalov and Yelseyev; 59 covers include the scarce "Not For Sale" Buran shuttle cover; lots of value in the Voskhod 1 and 2 material. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 6806
U.S.S.R., Massive holding of autographed stamps and souvenir sheets. 138 stamps and souvenir sheets individually autographed; minimal duplication but enough so a dealer could contruct some nice sets; all are post office fresh; include a scarce Volkov who perished on Soyuz 11; watch out eBay! Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 6807
U.S.S.R., Massive collection of 60 Soviet/Russian crew signed mission covers. A opportunity to make substantial progress at acquiring all the flights from the USSR and Russia between 1961-1998; missions include; Vostok 2, 3, 5, 6; Voskhod 1, 2; Soyuz 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, T-2, 37, 38, T-3, T-4, T-5, T-6, T-7, T-8, T-9, T-10, T-11, T-12, T-13, T-15, TM-2, TM-3, TM-5, TM-6 TM-8, TM-9, TM-12, TM-13, TM-14, TM-15, TM-16, TM-17, TM-18, TM-20, TM-21, TM-22, TM-23, TM-25, and TM-27; a total of 136 autographs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 6808

U.S.S.R., Autographs, Incredible Holding over 600 pieces with over 1500 autographs. Over 350 envelopes for a dealer interested in Soviet/Russian autographed envelopes; all are clean with mild to moderate duplication; notes on numerous sleeves explain what cosmonauts and missions are involved; expect beautiful cachets and appropriate postmarks; 17 have no signatures; 140 have a single autograph; 121 have both crew members; 53 have three autographs; 13 have four (generally two crews during turnover); and 17 covers with more than four (119 signatures); in total over 700 autographs. Shipping charges apply - weight 8.8 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 6809

U.S.S.R., Very best Soviet autographed postcards. These are the ones you want; Gagarin (5), Titov (7), Nikolayev (5), Bykovsky (9), Tereskova (8), Belyayev (7), Komarov (3) and Leonov; 46 autographs on 44 cards;. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 6810
U.S.S.R., autographed Kniga Philatelic Agency collection, 1964-1985. 55+ envelopes issued by Kniga Philatelic Agency in Moscow; all autographed except for the Buran "Not For Sale" cover; this lot includes, Titov (3), Popovich, Bykovsky (2), Tereshkova, Beregovoi (2), Shonin, Kubassov, Philipchenko, Gorbatko, Statalov, Eliseev, Belyayev & Leonov (9), Komarov, Feoktistov and Yegorov (12), Shatalovm, Volynov, Ellisayev and Khrunov (12), Sarafano, Demin, Shonin, Kubasov, Shatalov and Yelseyev; lots of value in the Voskhod 1 and 2 material. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 6811

U.S.S.R., Massive collection of 60 Soviet/Russian crew signed mission covers. Autographs from cosmonauts on about half of the flights made between 1961-98; most are on single covers but may be individually signed on an envelope; vast majority are on mission dates while a few on anniversary or space-related events; all have beautiful cachets; missions include; Vostok 2, 3, 5, 6; Voskhod 1, 2; Soyuz 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, T-2, 37, 38, T-3, T-4, T-5, T-6, T-7, T-8, T-9, T-10, T-11, T-12, T-13, T-15, TM-2, TM-3, TM-5, TM-6 TM-8, TM-9, TM-12, TM-13, TM-14, TM-15, TM-16, TM-17, TM-18, TM-20, TM-21, TM-22, TM-23, TM-25, and TM-27; a total of 136 autographs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 6812

U.S.S.R., Highly collectable autographed 4x6 portraits. Wonderful "old school" collection; large number are from a government series with the artwork originally pencil drawings; on the reverse is the biography of the cosmonaut pilot (in cyrillic); duplication is light; a wonderful group for an advanced collector or internet dealer; 188 autographs in all. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 6813

U.S.S.R., Enormous holding of 137 Soviet and Russian crew signed covers for dealer stock. 217 autographs found of 137 envelopes;very clean envelopes in quantities up to 10 per flight; includes Voskhod 2 (2), Soyuz 3 (4), Soyuz 4 (3), Soyuz 5 (3), Soyuz 26 (8), Soyuz 29 (2), Soyuz 31 (5), Soyuz 32 (10), Soyuz 33 (4), Soyuz 35 (10), Soyuz 37 (10), Soyuz 38 (5), Soyuz T-3 (10), Soyuz T-4 (6), Soyuz 39 (10), Soyuz 40 (10), Soyuz T-5 (5), Soyuz T-6 (7), Soyuz T-8, Soyuz T-9 (3), Soyuz T-10 (3), Soyuz TM-14 (3), Soyuz TM-16, Soyuz TM-17 (5), Soyuz TM-18 (3), Soyuz TM-21 (3), Soyuz TM-22 (2), and Soyuz TM-25 (3); a very economical way to get a great selection of crew signed covers. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6814

U.S.S.R., Enormous holding of 137 Soviet and Russian crew signed covers for dealer stock. Very fresh stock with moderate duplication perfect for dealer stock; includes Voskhod 2 (2), Soyuz 3 (4), Soyuz 4 (3), Soyuz 5 (3), Soyuz 26 (8), Soyuz 29 (2), Soyuz 31 (5), Soyuz 32 (10), Soyuz 33 (4), Soyuz 35 (10), Soyuz 37 (10), Soyuz 38 (5), Soyuz T-3 (10), Soyuz T-4 (6), Soyuz 39 (10), Soyuz 40 (10), Soyuz T-5 (5), Soyuz T-6 (7), Soyuz T-8, Soyuz T-9 (3), Soyuz T-10 (3), Soyuz TM-14 (3), Soyuz TM-16, Soyuz TM-17 (5), Soyuz TM-18 (3), Soyuz TM-21 (3), Soyuz TM-22 (2), and Soyuz TM-25 (3); a total of 217 autographs; come and get 'em. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6815

U.S.S.R., Lifetime collection of Soviet autographs in 4 volumes, over 400 autographs. Volume 1, Gagarin (3) but the color postcard with the printed signature has an ink one that looks suspect, the signed photo at the airfield is particularly nice; the other Vostok pilots are all present (total of 28); nice Komarov, another 53 autographed cards; Volume 2, Kniga Gagarin, Komarov and 105 other autographs; Volume 3, very unusual large format photos (5x7) with Karsh-like quality (9 extremely desireable), signatures include Oberth, Stuhlinger, Nebel, Dornberger, Debus, Kohoutek, Yeager, a total of 74 signatures; Volume 4, all things ASTP, 8x10 glossies signed by Apollo crew, Brand, Slayton, Stafford, Leonov, and color NASA serial number of Leonov and Kubasov, many crew signed, UDT sheet, key NASA managers, 162 autographs; in total there are over 400 worthwhile autographs. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 6816

U.S.S.R., Unique space art autographed by the first cosmonauts. Greeting card sized folded card with magic marker original artwork; depicts a cosmonaut flying through the cosmos tethered to a Voskhod spacecraft; while not signed by the artist, it looks very much like the work of Alexi Leonov (first spacewalker as well as an artist); on the inside are the autographs of Gagarin, Titov, Nikolayev, Popovich, Bykovsky and Tereshkova; minor chips of laminated surface have flaked off, obviously created for a friend of one of the first space pioneers.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6817

U.S.S.R., Advanced Soviet collector will want this. Wheat separated from the chaff; 40 "old school" items for the specialist looking for better items; bonus postcard pack signed by Volynov, Leonov, Rozhdestvensky, Nikolayev and Klimuk; also 7 QSL cards (really nice); check out the examples on the web. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 6818

U.S.S.R., 13th COSPAR Congress signed by attendees. Armstrong has boldly autographed this unpostmarked envelope; also signed by cosmonauts Feoktistov and Beregovoy.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6819

U.S.S.R., Sputnik, mutts, and the first cosmonauts in 10 binders. Gagarin, at least 20 with the April 12th, 1961 date (widely accepted as backdated) and virtually every variety of club cachet; Gagarin (2nd binder), gorgeous "primative" club cachets through the 1960's (at least 100); Titov, at least 100 club covers all in wonderful condition; Vostok 5&6, about 100 from the last of the single seat crafts, beautiful heroic artwork; Voshkod 1 & 2, the tragic and triumphant in perhaps 75 envelopes; Sputniks, numerous unmanned craft all in the rugged Soviet era style; Mutts, always popular, perhaps 60 envelopes; Vostok 3 & 4, club envelopes and portrait postcards predominate, lovely cancels from key locations; Gagarin/Titov/Sputnik anniversary, very clean and complete through the late 1970s, a great club cover study; Vostok, pocked binder with mint, blocks, imperf, imperf blocks, very attractive. Shipping charges apply - weight 51.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6820

U.S.S.R., Great looking Soviet autographed covers, over 150 signatures. A stack of appropriately postmarked and cached envelopes with one or more cosmonaut autographs; nothing super rare but all presentable; pristine condition ready for your collection or resale on the internet; 164 signatures in all. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6821

U.S.S.R., Virtually every possible postcard variation. One would think having a complete collection of Soviet era cosmonaut cards should be a relatively easy thing to do; not so; literally hundreds of vintage cards here with every detail; a white frame, a cream frame, color vs black and white, franked with postmarks from each stamp club or mission flown; dozens of sets; 33 all different folders (1981) with facsimile signatures; dozens of Komarov with different postmarks, youthful vs serious, photoshoped with rocket; pencil sketch series; many are postal cards; Tereshkova in playful looks, stern matriarch, Soviet comrade; groups of cosmonauts sharing a Russian joke, cosmonauts sharing a good joke; registered postcards mailed to New York with great commemorative cancels; tons of Gagarin with printed signature; postcards sets; 1978 series in spacesuits franked with commemorative cancels 119 present; sketch portrait on cream photo finish with franked stamp and bio on back (premium cards), 123 of these alone; dozens of vintage Soviet space stamp images on postcards; 1975 B/W photocard with appropriate stamp and fancy cancel (beginning with 4 of Gagarin), 75 in all; at least 50 mint Carde Postle Philatelique featuring both Russian and American subjects, some crisp and stunning and others amateurish; the definitive cosmonaut postcard holding for the specialist or dealer; several hundred cards in all; condition is superb. Shipping charges apply - weight 16 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6822

U.S.S.R., ultimate space event stock, 1957-1991. The premier Soviet astrophilately in the US satified clientele from this stock since the 1960s; 8 drawers packed with event covers dating back to the 1950s; much of the information captured in the Reichman series of reference books came from studying the varied cachets, postmarks, and club insignia; duplication is light while variation is encyclopedic; may be too much for the specialist (is this ever really true?) but just right for the dealer looking for super clean, organized and comprehensive; lots of Balkonur launch covers noted; 3000+ in 8 drawers. Shipping charges apply - weight 83 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6823

U.S.S.R., postally used local overprints and better commemorative cancels, 1958-1996. Earliest space cancels with varieties; 1958 perfin postal stationery envelopes (4); at least two dozen scarce cancels from 1958 alone, extensive through the early 1960s including great Gagarin; mint stationary arranged topically, Military related, Hydrofoils, Cosmonauts, Math & Physics; a few hundred Russian locals on cover; considerable Kazakhstan on cover with light duplication; well over 2000 better covers (many registered); very useful. Shipping charges apply - weight 26.2 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 6824
U.S.S.R., Photographs, signatures, banners, medals and more. 20 unsigned photos; includes 8x10 interior of Saylut 1, 1985 ASE Congress in France, military class photo at Gagarin Training Center; 38 autographs on photos, personalized 4x6 signed by Tereshkova in 1964 with her cosmonaut husband and infant baby, Koromov crew signed phot, several crew signed photos, some singles; bronze, silver and gold Volkov Prize (acrobatic competition) medals produced for the 40th anniversary of the facility for construction of rocket engines; 6x9 autographed red flag with yellow star (may have been flown but there is no station mark); a dozen fabric pennants from the early 1990's. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.2 lbs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6825

U.S.S.R., 1966, Gagarin and Tereshkova send greetings. Postal card honoring Springfest (Woman's Day); typed (but not mailed) greetings in Russian which says, "To Marija Nikitichna Leonidova, We congratulate you with Springfest of March 8th. We wish you happiness, health, successes on work and well being on family. With regards, Gagarin and Tereshkova"; his autograph is in green and hers appears in red.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6826

U.S.S.R., Gagarin and Tereshkova autographs on postcard. A 4x7" photograpgh of Gagarin in military uniform and Tereshkova in warm coat; each is carrying flowers and part of a large public gathering; with it is a postcard with the stylized image of a small child holding branches; on the reverse are autographs of Gagarin in green and Tereshkova in red; the first man and woman to fly in space signed on the same postcard.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6827

U.S.S.R., Some of the most beautiful are the Soviet Club covers. Sometimes produced in small numbers, club cachets put the best of Russian space art on full display; this 2.5" tall stack of curated exemplars is for the discerning collector who has been in the field for some time and seeks an old stash of envelopes, both postally used and others pristine and mint. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6828

U.S.S.R., Soviet Union, mint and postally used entires and postal cards, 1970-1991. Premier lifelong space dealer holding of postal stationary; approximately 2/3 mint and 1/3 postally used; mild to moderate duplication in sleeves and all fresh; predominantly space related but also has tabs for, polar bears, sports, composers, bicycles, authors, poets, Red Cross, mushrooms, etc; 2500+ covers in four large boxes. Shipping charges apply - weight 53.8 lbs.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 6829

U.S.S.R., 100 commemorative covers cosmonaut signed. Great dealer lot all in pristine condition; each envelope has been signed by a flown cosmonaut.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6830

U.S.S.R., air letters, postcards, booklets and entires in 10 binders. Air letters 1957-67, unused entires with very colorful propaganda; Air letters; much more modern (1970s); Air letters (2), 1980s was pretty boring; Air letters (3), more boring 1980s; 1968-73, late 1960's had style but by the early 1970 the designers are falling asleep; 1964-84, iconic and scary (in a good way), excellent 1934, 1935, and 1938 stratospheric balloon mint sets, postal cards, an absolute delight, at least 90 and gorgeous; postcards, the best (well worth the price of admission); postcards (2), mostly holiday cards (wonderful) with some modern photograph cards (nothing special); Booklets, postcard series, numerous honoring Gagarin, stylized space art; 10 binders for your enjoyment. Shipping charges apply - weight 46.8 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6831

U.S.S.R., Massive Soviet postcard collection in 12 Lindner binders in slipcases. Propaganda, surprisingly only about 15 here; Paintings & Art, at least 100 beautiful images often by cosmonauts; Portraits, looks complete both for the 40 WSS (or occassional suit or uniform) in color, the 39 cream colored pencil drawing series, and the 33 color uniform series; Early Sci Fi, about a dozen here; Photos & history booklets, numerous science projects, village drawings, a few dozen Gagarin (many with beaming Soviet youth); Space art, at least 100 vibrant pieces of art, many realistic and instructive and others fanciful; Astronomy & Balloons, the balloon card series is a delight; Portraits (early), 16 just of Gagarin, some photgraphic, some linen, excellent volume; Foreign booklets, much Romanian with stamps cancelled to face, some ASTP photo postcards; Interkosmos, covers/stamps/medals on cards (about a dozen), art of Leonov and Sokolov (stunning), and Gagarin mythical iconography (sumptuous); Early history, gorgeous propaganda cards mostly 1957-1960 (well worth the price of admission); Portraits (large format), first 42 or so with bio on left and photo on right - autographed (Gagarin and Komarov not signed) on 39, teddy bear-loveable GQ informal and smiling military pilots. Shipping charges apply - weight 35.4 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6832

U.S.S.R., Buran space shuttle collection. Wonderful grouping of 9 covers and a souvenir sheet; an envelope honoring Sputnik has a striking signature of Rimintas Stankyavechus who was slated to pilot the first manned mission in 1992 but lost his life doing aerobatics in an Su-27 fighter at an Italian airshow (article included); unique souvenir sheet (inscribed on the back to a pilot's widow) and autographed by Buran shuttle pilots Tolboyev, Tresvyatsky, Prikmodko and Sheffer; the makings of a great exhibit.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6833

U.S.S.R., Russian cancels on cover in 10 binders. 1958-64, wonderful binder with seldom encountered postmarks from the early space program; 1962-63, Vostok flights, Sputnik anniversary; 1964-65, Voskhod 1 & 2; 1966-71, Gagarin anniversary; 1958-62, numerous attractive pieces; 1962-63, planetary probes, Vostok series; 1972-77, modern, clean, attractive; 1975-ASTP, every postmark conceivable, Star City overprint cachets present, cosmonaut envelopes; 1962-83, superb volume, Cosmic series (27 of 50 present); 1983-87, lacks primative propaganda charm but clean and extensive. Shipping charges apply - weight 49.8 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6834

U.S.S.R., Very special Buran-related FLOWN covers. Here are ten pairs of beautifully cancelled aerogrammes carried on TU-134 (used to transport Buran space shuttle) between Moscow and Baikonur, and the other from Baikonur and Moscow; each pair comes with explainatory documentation (in Russian); 2700 aerogrammes were carried; also included is a purported Registered cover and a SPECIMEN cachet (annotated on the reverse) with both "Moscow - Baikonur" and "Baikonur - Moscow" under the aircraft visage; wonderful lot for the collector (you want the specimen and registered ones) or the dealer looking for well documented FLOWN items that can be offered at a very reasonable price. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.2 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6835

U.S.S.R., Six binders of mostly Soyuz. Volumes include; Voshkod & Gemini, Bulgarian and Vietnanese imperf sets, Czech photo proof of S/S, Yar imperfs, Mali and Niger imperfs, 14 deluxe proofs; Soyuz T-12, Tartu set of colored rubber stamps from T-9, T-12, T-13, TM-3 and Sirca; Progress, postally used recovery envelopes different from your usual space covers; T7-11, 93 Tartu covers; Intercosmos, 100 Tartu, lovely; France T-6, 93 Tartu; all you Tartu lovers, come and get it. Shipping charges apply - weight 28.8 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6836

U.S.S.R., Soviet club cachets. 6 binders including; Tartu, 115 wonderful color printed cachet covers from 1962-66 in great condition; Intercosmos clubs, about 100 with half 1977-80 on old school cream covers and the 1980-82 on modern white; Unispace, UN deluxe FDCs, Thiland, Pakistan, China, Hungary imperfs with margin register marks, Mongolia sets an S/S, Central Africa; Luniks, at least a hundred 1962-66 club covers in beautiful condition, very collectable; ASTP club, registered covered mailed on launch, docking, landing dates, over 100 good looking Tartu and a few autographs; Anniversaries, another hundred or so more modern, all clean and comprehensive; the keen collector will recognize how tough it is to get this material and enter a bid. Shipping charges apply - weight 44.4 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6837

U.S.S.R., tracking and data relay ships, 1980-91. One of the least studied aspects of Soviet Astrophilately; since radio waves are line of sight, both Russian and American space programs, particularly before reliable satellitte relay networks, required these capabilities at sea; few collections have these scarcely encountered tracking ship covers; includes, Kosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, Akademik Sergei Korolev, Kosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Kosmonaut Viktor Patsaev, Kosmonaut Georgy Dobrovolsky, Kosmonaut Pavel Belyaev, Kosmonaut Vladislav Volkov, and perhaps others; a sizable number are addressed and have receiver marks on the reverse; at least a dozen are on shipping line stationery; the right specialist with seize this opportunity and armed with the reference by Reichman and Bartos, create a definitive collection; 188 envelopes in total. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6838

U.S.S.R., Soviet Union, earliest space related covers, 1957-1961. Green Sputnik (1992) FDC, postmarked Nov 4 (Scott reports Nov 5th), blue Sputnik (1993), meteor (1995) with commemorative Vosagi 1958 cancel, IGY issues (2089-91) on first day of assembly of the Csagi in Moscow (beautiful covers), 2 sets of symbolic figure greeting Sputnik (2032-35) FDC, stunning 2000 orbit postmarks (1958) with symbolic figure and Sputnik stamps, two oversized registered covers with 7 stamps addressed to NY dealer dated Nov 1957, registered cover with no address (other than USA) with NY Jun 1958 receiving mark, IGY outer space observatory; bonus Soyuz TM-7 docking cover with strong onboard cancel (FLOWN?) but sans customary autographs; 28 very nice items.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6839

U.S.S.R., earliest space postmarks, 1957-61. Very similar to previous lot; available stock divided so a second specialist can partake; this one includes, 40k meteor stamp with bold Oct 4, 1957 Moscow postmark (backdated), two examples of Tsiolkovsky stamp overprinted with Sputnik (2021), and the scarce red squared "C" Gagarin postmark on a portrait postcard; this lot has 30 items.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6840

U.S.S.R., philatelic club and commemorative cancels, 1980-91. Two trays of every conceivable commemorative space postmark in every known color; this was part of the holdings used to create the Reichman reference books; superb condition and in plastic sleeves; ready for market; 600+ covers. Shipping charges apply - weight 21.2 lbs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6841
U.S.S.R., Massive press conference in Russia. Ten cosmonauts are seen in this press event; most are in civilian attare while two are in military dress; some of the autographs noted include, Romanenko, Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov, Bykovsky, Rukavishnikov, Kubasov, Leonov, and three others; all are crisp signatures; a wonderful old school showpiece; a very faint 1 inch crease noted in the upper left corner.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6842

U.S.S.R., 4 binders of Soviet nuclear related material. IAEA registed and express covers, mint singles, blocks, imperfs and proofs, Portuguese inverted overprint; nuclear reactors, French stamp, imperf, and proof, nice CERN material, Madagascar proof; Russia nuclear, mostly mint entires, international conference on high energy physics, mint stamps and blocks; Russia atoms, matching stamps, blocks and FDCs, unused entires of scientics and nuclear facilities;. Shipping charges apply - weight 19.6 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6843
U.S.S.R., photograph of 11 cosmonauts in uniform autographed beneath. Pilots from the mid to late Vostok series to the beginning of Soyuz; includes the first woman in space and the first man to walk in space, signatures remain bright, attractive piece.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6844

U.S.S.R., Soviet anniversaries, entires and meters. 6 binders of Soviet space including; Anniversaries, about 70 very clean envelopes with well curated anniversary postmarks honoring Sputnik, Gagarin, Korolev, space expos, etc, many are postally used, includes 20 striking numbered gold Gagarin S/S on cover; Misc space, interesting binder with what claims are first genuine use at Star City (1972) and first at Baikonur (1975), proof strike for Kapustin Yar (1977), first day in Leninsk (1978), a Moscow 4 Oct 57 (assumed backdated), a dozen cosmonaut stationery envelopes (most postally used), several meter covers, potentially a slim but important binder; Meter Cancels, meter pictorials from the US, Germany, France, Netherlands and Italy, not very inspiring; Soyuz, stamps, blocks and covers from Cuba, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary, Romanian minisheet, Hungary sheetlet, imperf, imperf sheet on cover, crew signed launch cover, numerous Kniga and Space Voyager cachets; Soviet entires, first 40 or so are pristine condition 1960's envelopes showing classic cachets, while there are a half dozen postmarked items most are mint entires, the last 50 or so are rather boring; Cosmonaut anniversaries, about 80 european show covers of mixed quality, postmarks are generally well struck, cachets are generally uninspiring artistically and are of mixed production quality; the first, second and fourth binders carry this lot. Shipping charges apply - weight 29.6 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6845

U.S.S.R., Premier space dealer's Soviet covers. More than a thousand here; some late 1950s to early 1960s and a few postally used but most is 1970-2000; as a supplier to collector for decades he often obtained perhaps 6-12 of a cachet or postmark and put then in a sleeve; extensive city cancels, flight sets, FDCs; very saleable stock for someone with the right clients. Shipping charges apply - weight 33.8 lbs.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 6846
U.S.S.R., Soviet/Russian military medals and devices. Veteran of Space Troops (1992), Veteran of Service, Veteran of Launching place Baikonur, 80 years from the birthday of Korolev, Medal of Chelomey, 75 years from the birthday of Korolev, Medal of Makeev, Kozolev's Medal; and various unidentified items; 19 in total.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6847

U.S.S.R., Well mixed postcards heroic to modern. A significant number in these two cartons are 1958-62 era in excellent condition, numerous Gagarin, dogs, communist rockets to the Moon, and the like, a strong early collection can be drawn from this lot; there are also many that are franked and have attractive commemorative cancels, most are not postally used and expect condition to be above average; Kniga published space sets of which there are several here; vast majority in this lot is highly useful with very little junk. Shipping charges apply - weight 25.6 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6848

U.S.S.R., Bankers Box of mint Soviet entires, 1960-1991. 1000+ entires, postal cards and aerogrammes; extremely clean dealer's lot; wonderful assortment of subjects with each cachet bundled in groups of about 5-10; ocassional overprint (scarce) noted on postal cards; about 10 percent are airmail; will make a very happy specialist or a dealer looking for solid stock. Shipping charges apply - weight 14.6 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6849

U.S.S.R., Postcard and small lithograph sets. Star Way of Hunanity (18 sets of 20), Cosmos (8 sets of 14), Tsiolkovsky (10 sets of 10), and another 65+ sets; commonly sold to tourists in the Soviet Union but not commonly seen now; these would sell well. Shipping charges apply - weight 28.8 lbs.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6850
U.S.S.R., First picture from the far side of the Moon. To celebrate the accomplishment of successfully imaging the dark side of the Moon with Luna 3, a limited number of photographic 4x6" prints were created; Academician Dobronrovov served as the official representing the first space results of the USSR; beautifully autographed in blue; a striking item, pristine condition item.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6851

U.S.S.R., Reference collection of Soviet fakes and forgeries. Useful lot containing bogus signatures and station marks; fakes include Leonov, Kubasov, Komarov, Bykovsky, Tamayo, Popov and Afanasiyev; two covers with faked Salyut-6 onboard marks are included (one of them has four good signatures); 19 pieces in all.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6852
U.S.S.R., Not your run of the mill photographs. 18 photographs, of varying sizes of cosmonauts; mostly of Gagarin and Tereskova with other cosmonauts; some formal but many informal or a personal nature; a few really lovely shots of Valentina; of particular interest is an informal image of her talking with senior military officers in a classroom designed to teach jet engine or rocket technology; on the reverse are five paragraphs (in Russian); it appears to explain the rank and positions of the officers in the photo; a wonderful collection.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6853
U.S.S.R., 1972, Soviet space series signed by first man to walk in space (Scott 4007-12). Six mini sheets of six stamps each; all have commemorative Moscow cancellation; series of 6k stamps include R-7 launch, Sputnik, probe to Mars, spacewalk, Luna 1, and capsule recovery. each sheet is boldly autographed by both Andrei Sokolov and Alexei Leonov; 36 stamps and 12 autographs in all.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6854

U.S.S.R., Suspect cancels and signatures from Gagarin to Salyut-6. Grouping consists of one postcard and four envelopes; the postcard shows a collection of space stamps with a 3k stamp on the reverse postmarked in Moscow on the 1st anniversary of his flight and the Gagarin signature above is forged; two of the envelopes are better covers with Vostok-1 postmarks (the uncommon Type 2 struck on 13-14 April) but sadly the Gagarin signatures again are forgeries; the remaining two covers are also good but misleading, they have orbital markings that were applied on Earth; on the plus side they both have genuine autographs of Kovalyonok and Savinykh (Soyuz T-4) as well as Dzhanibekov and Gurragchaa (Suyuz 39); a total of 5 items and 8 genuine autographs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6855

U.S.S.R., 1976, Interkosmos cosmonauts autographs on Gagarin souvenir sheet (Scott 4431). Very attractive 15th anniversary of the 1st man in space postmark has tied the engraved 50k Gagarin souvenir sheet (each with unique serial number) to a beautiful matching cachet; 8 covers in total, each autographed by a different Interkosmos space traveler; autographs include Kollner (E Germany), Jahn (E Germany), Pelchak (Czechoslovakia), Frakas (Hungary), Gurragcha (Mongolia), Ganzorig (Mongolia), Sharma (India) and Malhotra (India).
Michel BL.111.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6856

U.S.S.R., Buran-Energia launch cover mystery FLOWN? . During STS-8, over 260,000 envelopes were carried for collectors; Energia planned to transport 9,000 for collectors and had the envelopes placed onboard the Soviet shuttle; the envelopes, each with a serial number, was removed and not carried into space; a much smaller, but undetermined number (not serialized) were marked "Not For Sale" on the reverse; a rumor exists that they may have been in the cabin (like the first 1000 STS covers) and forgotten; did they fly? probably not; you get one with a serial number (1571) and one "Not For Sale".
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6857

U.S.S.R., Soviet Buran shuttle cover and the mystery "Not For Sale". Was the unserialized "Not For Sale" a VIP favor "mistakenly" flown in the only flight of the Soviet shuttle program?; your chance to own one of the 9000 serialized (1572) and one of the "Not For Sale" (quantity unknown); 1000 of the 261,000 American shuttle covers rode in the crew cabin; did any make it into orbit with the Russians?
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6858

U.S.S.R., Kniga created tribute to the Soviet space shuttle. One numbered (1573) out of 9000 created to be carried onboard; they were removed before flight and were not carried; what is less clear are the "Not For Sale" variants without serial numbers; a rumor had them in the crew compartment not unlike the scant number carried up front during STS-8; you get one of each.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6859
U.S.S.R., 4 string toy mandolin with the body and neck covered in glittering enamel. R-7 blasts off on this fanciful toy handcrafted (1960's?) of wood; plenty of glitter, Leos personal musical instrument. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6860
U.S.S.R., "Soyuz at Start" multimedia 3D diorama by artist V Ruban. Black velvet on Masonite, spraypainted, with half an R-7 coming out of the blackness (clay?); painted and ready for display; great condition; overall 7x10 in size; bonus, brass rocket shaped item on a small wood base, says "space" on the bottom but it is really a 50 caliber bullet made into a lighter (inoperable). Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6861
U.S.S.R., Zother Soviet/Russian samovar (tea service) painted with space theme. Created for Moscow tourists in the 1980's this colorful set shows the R-7 booster lifting off the launch pad; would look nice on your shelf. Shipping charges apply - weight 4 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6862
U.S.S.R., Soviet/Russian program medallions. 17 items ranging in size from a half dollar to silver dollar; appear to be from the mid 1960's to mid 1980's; as you might suspect, Gagarin, Korolev, and Tsiolkovsky. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 6863
U.S.S.R., Autographed setenant corner block (Scott 2748-9, 2753a). Picturing Bykovsky on the left and Tereshkova on the right; he has signed both stamps and she under the pair; also a corner block celebrating Tereshkova individually also signed; both MNH and post office fresh.
Michel 2782-3a, 2784b.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 6864

U.S.S.R., 1967 (Sep 29), complete set of original cosmonauts (Gagarin, Titov, Nikolaev, Popovich, Bykovsky, and Tereshkova) on Gemini space twins first day cover (Scott 1331-32). Cachet is generic Artopages multicolor art;; superficial abrasion has removed a small part of the cachet and postmark; minor adhesive stains noted, all original cosmonauts on single cover (and on an American one to boot) highly unusual.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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