American Astrophilately

American Astrophilately

The First 50 Years

Book - 2010
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Awarded the Gold Medal for Literature by the American Philatelic Society, American Astrophilately: The First 50 Years is a landmark volume that presents a comprehensive collection of colorful images of envelopes, stamps and art associated with the U.S. space program.By exhibiting envelopes that are postmarked near launch pads, mission control ceners, and on prime recovery ships, the book tells an amazing tale of the new sailing ships in space.American Astrophilately features articles by more than a dozen experts, explaining NASA official marks, tracking ships, prime recovery ships, and why some postmarks are preferred over others.
The book shows hundreds of envelopes in full color and, the most critical piece, the postmark. Machine and hand cancels from launch, mid-mission and recovery are shown from the Explorer 1 launch in 1958 through the X-Prize civilian spaceflight in 2004.The bonus DVD included in the book contains more than 700 pages of useful reference spreadsheets, lists, and charts. Sample award winning exhibits are included as well as guidelines and regulations from the US Postal Service.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : A & A Publishers, LLc, 2010
ISBN: 9780615342016
Branch Call Number: HE6183.O95 B3
Characteristics: xi, 343 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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