London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A comprehensive collection of space first day covers,
comprising many Soviet postcards with postage stamps and cancellations including Sputnik I, II, III, signed cards and envelopes, by many cosmonauts including Gagarin, Nikolayev and Tereskova (a celebratory marriage card), Popovitch, Bykowski, Komarov, Rodjestvensky, Romanenko and many others; most cards with day of issue cancellations, some with postal addresses for the recipient, many unaddressed; other cards include the Franco-Soviet missions of 1982 and 1988, signed cards include Jean-Loup Chretien, Patrick Baudry, Claudine Andre-Deshays, further missions SIGMA, PHOBOS, ARAGATZ; press cuttings include De Spoutnick a Gagarine illustrating the dog Laika in a cross-section of the space capsule; additional covers with stamps and cancellations celebrate the European Ariane mission and others, contained in a folio.
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