Save $5 on this Historic Keepsake - Actually Flown Into Space!
35 years ago this month, the Space Shuttle Challenger made history with a six-day multi-million-mile journey. Blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on August 30, 1983, safely stowed in its cargo hold was a container of specially-prepared covers that have today become some of the most desirable souvenirs of America's space program. These are the only official Space Shuttle covers ever produced by the U.S. Postal Service in cooperation with NASA, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary in 1983.
A Valuable Heirloom and Historic Space Artifact!
The postmarks on this limited edition uniquely-numbered cover record the launch and landing dates, along with its originally scheduled August 14 launch date. The high value $9.35 Express Mail stamp affixed to the envelope was issued at the Space Center just two days earlier. It comes with a 6-page NASA presentation folder featuring a mission summary and full-color photos of the Challenger. Few collectors can boast of owning anything that has flown into space and with the end of the shuttle program, this will be a key item in your collection and a cherished memento of an important era in American space history. Our largest competitor sells this historic cover for $79.95!
Challenger Cover - Regularly $64.95
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Save $5 on this 1970 Imperforate Mint Issue
Chad commemorates the Apollo 12 space mission, the second manned moon landing on November 19, 1969, with this highly detailed imperforate stamp embossed on actual gold foil. It shows Commander Pete Conrad examining the Surveyor 3 probe which landed on the moon in 1967, with the Apollo 12 lunar module on the distant horizon.
Chad Apollo 12 Mint Gold Stamp – Regularly $30.00
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1998 Mint Set of 6 & Commemorative Sheet!
In 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard his Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. From blastoff to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean five hours later, millions of Americans were captivated by his historic, 3-orbit flight.
Glenn received a hero's welcome at home and NASA had its first astronaut to match the Russian orbital flights of Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. Not wanting to risk losing a national hero, a Presidential order kept Glenn from space until 36 years later when he became the "oldest man in space" aboard the 10-day Space Shuttle Discovery mission.
The Marshall Islands honored these two missions with this marvelous set highlighting both historic flights - comparing the 1962 and 1998 liftoffs, spaceships and John Glenn. The commemorative sheet features the 1962 U.S. "Man in Space" issue - a stamp prepared in secrecy and sent to post offices in sealed packages marked "Top Secret", not to be opened until the successful completion of the mission!
In 1961 President Kennedy issued the challenge to send men to the moon and return them safely home, beginning the space race with the Soviet Union and culminating with the Apollo program. This sheet celebrates the 10th anniversary of that challenge. More...
2008 Mint Commemorative Sheet of 6
"Neil Armstrong was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time." President Barack Obama
The culmination of a space race inspired by President Kennedy, the 1969 Moon Landing was one of mankind's greatest achievements. On July 20, 1969 millions around the world were glued to their television sets as they watched live pictures of Commander Neil Armstrong become the first person to step foot on another world with the immortal words "that's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". The island nation of Tuvalu pays tribute to this momentous event and humble hero Armstrong, along with fellow crew members Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on this attractive commemorative sheet.More...
Newly-Released Mint Set of 12 Stamps
from Great Britain
Twelve stamps, presented as two strips of 6, celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars film "The Force Awakens" and immortalize 9 key characters from the first 6 films and 3 new characters: Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Stormtrooper, Han Solo, Princess Leia, The Emperor, Luke Skywalker, and Boba Fett; as well as new characters Rey, Finn and Kylo Renn. Inset on each stamp is a secondary image showing additional characters or action scenes.
Designed by longtime Lucasfilm artist Malcolm Tween, these highly detailed stamps are a beauty to behold, and commemorate the enormous role played by Great Britain in the success of the Star Wars films.
Newly-Released Mint Set of 12 Stamps and Commemorative Sheet from Great Britain
To celebrate the release of "The Force Awakens", the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, Britain's Royal Mail has released this incredible set of 12 stamps and a commemorative sheet depicting characters and vehicles from all 7 films.
Twelve stamps, presented as two strips of 6, immortalize 9 key characters from the first 6 films and 3 new characters from "The Force Awakens": Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Stormtrooper, Han Solo, Princess Leia, The Emperor, Luke Skywalker, and Boba Fett; as well as new characters Rey, Finn and Kylo Renn. Inset on each stamp is a secondary image showing additional characters or action scenes.
The 3" x 7½" commemorative sheet features iconic vehicles on 6 self-adhesive stamps, three of which are new vehicles from "The Force Awakens", set against a dramatic spacescape with the fearsome Death Star at its heart. Designed by longtime Lucasfilm artist Malcolm Tween, these highly detailed stamps are a beauty to behold, and commemorate the enormous role played by Great Britain in the success of the Star Wars films. Order now while you can still buy the complete set at its new issue price!
Great Britain Star Wars Mint Set of 12 stamps and Commemorative Sheet
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Newly-Released Mint Commemorative Sheet from Great Britain
Issued to celebrate the release of "The Force Awakens", the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, this 3 x 7½ inch commemorative sheet features iconic vehicles on 6 self-adhesive stamps, three of which are new vehicles from "The Force Awakens", set against a dramatic spacescape with the fearsome Death Star at its heart. Ships pictured are the Resistance X-Wing Starfighter, the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters, an X-Wing Starfighter, First Order Special Forces TIE Fighters and AT-AT Walkers.
Designed by longtime Lucasfilm artist Malcolm Tween, this highly detailed commemorative sheet is a beauty to behold, and it commemorates the enormous role played by Great Britain in the success of the Star Wars films.
2015 Great Britain Mint Sheet of 10
Popular heroes and villains from the Star Wars series are immortalized on this large self-adhesive sheet featuring attached labels of movie scenes available only in this sheet. You'll find heroes Yoda and Han Solo along with villains Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper with memorable scenes from the first six films. This sheet is the only way to get the self-adhesive versions of these stamps! Sheet measures 8¼" x 11¾"
In "Star Trek: First Contact", the Next Generation crew travels back to the 21st century to save their future after a Borg attack threatens the Earth's future. The bold designs on this sheet include the Borg Queen and the Borg Army. More...
Characters from "Star Trek: Nemesis", the final film in the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" series, are shown, including Lt. Commander Data, Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lt. Commander Worf, as well as Picard's clone Shinzon and the Viceroy of Remus. More...