APOLLO SOYUZ
FIRST DAY COVERS

STAMP ISSUE

Apollo Soyuz 1975 stamp issue souvenir page.

FIRST DAY COVERS

US Artcraft First day cover with both stamps.
Another American Artcraft cover with both stamps.
Soviet version of the same stamps.
Soviet first day cover with different stamps.
A Soviet stamp issue painted by Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.
This is a Soviet miniature sheet on a large first day cover.
Another example of the earlier Soviet miniature sheet. The cover is very large to accommodate the MS.
The US had more variety in their first day cachets rather than stamps.
This is another US cover apparently from the same series as the one immediately above.
All but one of these Fleetwood covers, stamp and cancellation variations are different to the ones in the Fleetwood commemorative pack below.
Another Fleetwood cachet.
The first of four "Space Voyage" covers listed here, this one cancelled for the docking on 17-July-1975.
My second "Space Voyage" cover, this one is cancelled for the hand shake in space on 17-July-1975.
Another space voyage cover, this time cancelled for the undocking on 19-July-1975.
The final of my four covers from this series. Cancelled for the splash down of Apollo 18 on 24-July-1975.
This is a Sarzin metallic first day cover. The image is stuck on the envelope.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the Soviet stamp and cancellation, issued for the launch of Soyuz 19 15-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the Soviet stamp and cancellation, issued for the docking of Apollo and Soyuz 17-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the American stamp and cancellation, issued for the docking of Apollo and Soyuz 17-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the Soviet stamp and cancellation, issued for the crew contact between of Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 17-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the American stamp and cancellation, issued for the crew contact between of Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 17-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the Soviet stamp and cancellation, issued for the undocking of Apollo and Soyuz 19-July-1975.
Colorano Silks cover featuring the American stamp and cancellation, issued for the undocking of Apollo and Soyuz 19-July-1975.
Here is a colorano silks cover depicting the American crew and American designed stamp.
And here is the matching colorano silks cover with the Soviet crew and Soviet designed stamp.
An example of an American Fleetwood cachet with Soviet stamps and cancellation. This is the only cover that is duplicated in the Fleetwood presentation pack below.
This American Kennedy Space Center Philatelic Society cover also features a stuffer picturing the Apollo command module with docking collar (looks remarkably like the babel fish from the Hitchhikers guide top the Galaxy!).
Another American cover with matching stamp featuring the an image of the Soyuz 19 spacecraft.
Here is the same cachet as above in a different colour with Soviet stamps and cancellation.
This is the matching American Apollo 18 cover to the cachets above with Soviet stamps and cancellation.
And this is one of two joint Apollo Soyuz cachets from the ones featured. It has the American stamps and cancellation.
With this being the second joint Apollo Soyuz cachet.
Another Soviet cachet commemorating the mission.
This is another set of four Soviet postal stationary commemorating the mission, starting with the launch of Soyuz 19.
As above, here is another Soviet first day cover commemorating the Apollo Soyuz mission cancelled for the undocking.
Pictured here is another example from the same set with matching stamp and stationary issued for the Apollo Soyuz mission and cancelled 5-October-1975. Thank you to Don Levey for kindy supplying the image for display on my website.
This is another piece of Soviet postal stationary issued for the mission.
The following is another set of four covers issued for the mission. This one being for the 15-July Soyuz 19 launch.
From the same set, this is for the 17-July docking.
and the undocking on 19-July.
and Soyuz 19's return to Earth on the 21-July.
This soviet maxicard card features a 1978 commemorative stamp.
and another soviet maxicard card commemorating the event.
This is a Soviet commemorative foldout card featuring a different picture on the inside.
Saving the best for last is this Soviet Apollo Soyuz cover autographed by the crew of Soyuz 19, Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov. Leonov also was the first man to perform an EVA (space walk) in Voskhod 2, ten years earlier.


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