ASTP Anniversaries and events

This section will be dedicated to ASTP commemoration. Besides numerous covers celebrating project anniversaries there are general commemorative stuff inspired by joint space mission theme like 1992 US-Russian joint “Space cooperation” stamps issue. I also include covers with ASTP related cachets from various astrophilately exhibitions like COSMOS in France and LILIENTHAL in Germany. Many special postmarks have been issued and officially used in USA and several in Russia. This issue still needs to be researched.

Well, not all the covers are from the direct participants of the project but taking into account international essence of astrophilately events I assume they are in the right place like a couple of Romanian club coves that I just liked. Besides Russia and USA there is Kazakhstan that hosts Baikonur Cosmodrome and with all related considerations has its right to be present. As simple as that!

In the head of the section I show Russian Federation ASTP 25th anniversary small sheet of 6 stamps issued in 60,000 pieces in 2000 as part of “International Cooperation in Space” set.

1974 - Tuttlingen
1974 - Tuttlingen
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1974 - SPACEPEX
1974 - SPACEPEX

Sep 28, 1974

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1974 - SPACEPEX
1974 - SPACEPEX

Sep 28, 1974

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1974 - SPACEPEX
1974 - SPACEPEX

Sep 29, 1974

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1974 - SPACEPEX
1974 - SPACEPEX

Sep 29, 1974

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1975 - PARFOREX
1975 - PARFOREX
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1975 - PARFOREX
1975 - PARFOREX

Clyde Sarzin cachet

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1975 - MANPEX
1975 - MANPEX
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1975 - KENMALPEX
1975 - KENMALPEX

May 3, 1975

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1975 - KENMALPEX
1975 - KENMALPEX

May 4, 1975

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1975 - KENMALPEX
1975 - KENMALPEX

May 4, 1975

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1975 - Cape Canaveral
1975 - Cape Canaveral

"Peaceful Uses of Outer Space" UN stamp First Day of Issue. The applications included ASTP. Space Voyage cachet SV-UN-1975-T1

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1975 - NEBPEX
1975 - NEBPEX
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1975 - NEBPEX
1975 - NEBPEX
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1975 - NEBPEX
1975 - NEBPEX

Colorano Silk cachet

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1975 - NEBPEX
1975 - NEBPEX
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1975 - San Jose, CA
1975 - San Jose, CA

May 30, 1975

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1975 - San Jose, CA
1975 - San Jose, CA

May 30, 1975

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1975 - San Jose, CA
1975 - San Jose, CA

May 31, 1975

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1975 - San Jose, CA
1975 - San Jose, CA

Jun 1, 1975

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1975 - Nice, France
1975 - Nice, France

COSMOS astrophilately exhibition

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1975 - Nice, France
1975 - Nice, France

COSMOS astrophilately exhibition

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1975 - SPACEPEX
1975 - SPACEPEX

First Day of postmark usage SCCS cover

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1975 - SPACEPEX
1975 - SPACEPEX

Jul 25, 1975

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1975 - SPACEPEX
1975 - SPACEPEX

Jul 26, 1975

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1975 - MOTOPEX
1975 - MOTOPEX
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1975 - SUNPEX
1975 - SUNPEX

Nov 8, 1975

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1975 - SUNPEX
1975 - SUNPEX

Nov 9, 1975

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1975 - SUNPEX
1975 - SUNPEX

Nov 9, 1975

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1975 - MANPHIL
1975 - MANPHIL

quite uncommon event cover with ASTP dedication

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1976 - KSC
1976 - KSC

1st anniversary of docking SV-ASTP-1976-T1

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1976 - Moscow
1976 - Moscow

1st anniversary of docking SV-ASTP-1976-T1

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1976 - USS New Orleans
1976 - USS New Orleans
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1976 - WERABA
1976 - WERABA
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1976 - Moscow
1976 - Moscow

15th anniversary of Gagarin flight FDC

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1977 - Moscow
1977 - Moscow

20th anniversary of space age Fleetwood cover

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1977 - AEROPEX
1977 - AEROPEX
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1977 - AEROPEX
1977 - AEROPEX
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1977 - AEROPEX
1977 - AEROPEX
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1978 - Leningrad
1978 - Leningrad

this card was issued in 1976, nicely decorated with soviet ASTP stamps front

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1978 - Leningrad
1978 - Leningrad

inside-1

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1978 - Leningrad
1978 - Leningrad

inside-2

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1980 - KSC
1980 - KSC

5th Anniversary Smithsonian Museum

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1980 - Berlin
1980 - Berlin

5th anniversary - IIR-Berlin

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1980 - USS New Orleans
1980 - USS New Orleans

5th anniversary

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1981 - LURABA
1981 - LURABA

very unusual combo with Mercury and ASTP Cape Canaveral cancellations + cachet dedicated to the initial US space flight and the last US flight. LURABA exhibition Soviet cancellation just days before the first Space Shuttle STS-1 flight.

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1981 - KSC
1981 - KSC

House of Farnam Space Accomplishments series

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1982 - KSC
1982 - KSC

Deke Slayton commemorative cover cancelled on the day of first SSI satellite launch. Deke Slayton's only space flight was ASTP. In 1982 he left NASA to become a president of SSI. SV-DS-1982-T1-V1

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T1-black

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T1-green

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T1-blue

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T1-purple

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T1-brown

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T2-black

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1985 - Trevose, PA
1985 - Trevose, PA

10th anniversary SV-ASTP-1985-T2-purple

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1985 - Romania
1985 - Romania

10the anniversary - Romanian Space Philately club

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1985 - KSC
1985 - KSC

10th anniversary

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1987
1987

mailed cover with San Jose Expo cachet

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1987
1987

mailed cover with San Jose Expo cachet

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1988 - Cape Canaveral
1988 - Cape Canaveral

International Transportation Commemorative Covers Collection

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1989 - Washington DC
1989 - Washington DC

Fred Collins hand painted cachet

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1990 - Essen
1990 - Essen

Art-cover for the US - USSR joint issue

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1990 - Titusville
1990 - Titusville

15th anniversary July 20, 1990

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1990 - Titusville
1990 - Titusville

serviced card July 21, 1990

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1990 - Titusville
1990 - Titusville

15th anniversary July 22, 1990

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1990 - USS New Orleans
1990 - USS New Orleans

15th anniversary

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1990 - HUNTSPEX
1990 - HUNTSPEX

15th anniversary June 2, 1990

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1990 - HUNTSPEX
1990 - HUNTSPEX

15th anniversary June 2, 1990

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1990 - HUNTSPEX
1990 - HUNTSPEX

15th anniversary June 3, 1990

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1990 - Rosemont, IL
1990 - Rosemont, IL

15th anniversary

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1990 - Kennedy Space Center
1990 - Kennedy Space Center

IBM designed cachet

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1990 - Kennedy Space Center
1990 - Kennedy Space Center

IBM designed cachet

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1991 - LILIENTHAL
1991 - LILIENTHAL

Germany

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T1-V1

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T1-V2-brown

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1992 - Moscow
1992 - Moscow

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T1-V2-blue

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1992 - Titusville, FL
1992 - Titusville, FL

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T2

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T3-V1

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T3-V2-green

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T3-V2-blue

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1992 - Houston
1992 - Houston

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T4-V1-brown

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1992 - Houston
1992 - Houston

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T4-V1-purple

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T4-V2

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T5-V1

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T5-V2-blue

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1992 - Chicago + Moscow
1992 - Chicago + Moscow

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T5-V2-purple

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1992 - Chicago + Moscow
1992 - Chicago + Moscow

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T5-V2-brown

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1992 - Houston
1992 - Houston

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T6-V1-green

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1992 - Houston
1992 - Houston

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T6-V1-blue

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1992 - Moscow
1992 - Moscow

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T6-V2-green

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue SV-JI-1992-T6-V2-brown

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1992 - INDYPEX
1992 - INDYPEX
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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue House of Farnam cachet

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue Artmaster serviced cover

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue Pugh cachet

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue Fleetwood

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

Space Explorations Colorano Silk

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

Space Explorations Colorano Silk

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

Space Explorations Colorano Silk

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue Postal Commemorative Society

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue Postal Commemorative Society

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue ArtCraft FDC

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1992 - Houston
1992 - Houston

Space City Cover Society (SCCS)

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

Space City Cover Society (SCCS)

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1992 - Chicago
1992 - Chicago

US - Russia joint issue cachet by Philswiss

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1993 - Houston
1993 - Houston

Deke Slayton commemorative cover cancelled the day he has passed away. Deke Slayton's only space flight was ASTP. SV-DS-1982-T1-V2

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1993 - KSC
1993 - KSC

SV-DS-1982-T1-V2-green

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1995 - KSC
1995 - KSC

100th US manned flight - STS-71 Shuttle-MIR program. SV-100-1995-T1

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1995 - Houston
1995 - Houston

20th anniversary SV-ASTP-1995-T1-green

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1995 - Houston
1995 - Houston

20th anniversary SV-ASTP-1995-T1-blue

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1995 - Houston
1995 - Houston

20th anniversary unusual blue color of cancellation SV-ASTP-1995-T1-blue

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1995 - KSC
1995 - KSC

1st Shuttle-MIR docking special postmark SV-ASTP-1995-T1-brown

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Lansing, MI
Lansing, MI

20th anniversary

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Lansing, MI
Lansing, MI

20th anniversary

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Lansing, MI
Lansing, MI

20th anniversary

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Lansing, MI
Lansing, MI

20th anniversary

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1995 - Space Week
1995 - Space Week

20th anniversary of ASTP Titusville, FL

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1995 - ASTROFILA
1995 - ASTROFILA

Romania

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1995 - ASTROFILA
1995 - ASTROFILA

20th anniversary of space cooperation exhibition

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1995 - Moscow
1995 - Moscow

1st Shuttle - Mir docking Fleetwood FDC

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1995 - Star City
1995 - Star City

20th anniversary FDC

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1995 - Star City
1995 - Star City

20th anniversary

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1995 - Star City
1995 - Star City

20th anniversary Sergey Chizhov cachet

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1995 - Star City
1995 - Star City

20th anniversary

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1995 - Star City
1995 - Star City

20th anniversary

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1995 - Kazakhstan
1995 - Kazakhstan

20th anniversary club cover

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1995 - Kazakhstan
1995 - Kazakhstan

20th anniversary club cover

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1995 - Kazakhstan
1995 - Kazakhstan

20th anniversary club cover

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1995 - Kazakhstan
1995 - Kazakhstan

20th anniversary club cover

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1997 - Washington, DC
1997 - Washington, DC

honoring USAF astronauts T. Stafford and D. Slayton

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2000 - Baikonur
2000 - Baikonur

25th anniversary

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2000 - Baikonur
2000 - Baikonur

serviced cover

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2000 - Baikonur
2000 - Baikonur

25th anniversary

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2000 - Pskov
2000 - Pskov

25th anniversary club cinderellas

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2000 - Moscow
2000 - Moscow

FDC - Space cooperation

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary 5 pcs of each color were done

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary

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2000 - Hoyerswerda
2000 - Hoyerswerda

25th anniversary

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2001 -  MICHPEX
2001 - MICHPEX
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2001 -  MICHPEX
2001 - MICHPEX
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2001 - San Jose
2001 - San Jose
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2001 - San Jose
2001 - San Jose
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40th anniversary of ASTP was marked in Russia by issuing special postmark for Moscow and ISS as well as official ITC Marka postcard and Roscosmos covers for space ISS onboard cancellations. Of course several independent designers implemented the idea on cards and covers and added their own stamped cachets like Moscow Philatelic society and BaikonurSvyazInform. Roscosmos prepared and sent 50 commemorative covers that received only ASTP special onboard cancellation and blue octagon seal but not ISS calendar postmarks – that is quite uncommon practice. Several privately designed covers were sent to ISS as well probably as much as a couple of dozens. As usual Roscosmos covers were used as souvenirs for senior stuff and NASA officials.  After being applied in space the “corrected” device travelled back to Earth and was used to postmark like a 100 official and private cards and covers to be sold to collectors. Strangely enough this anniversary has not received any attention in USA ...

2001 - Baikonur
2001 - Baikonur

Kazakhstan special postmark connecting 200th EVA on Jul 15, 2001 to ASTP.

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2001 - Kazakhstan
2001 - Kazakhstan

serviced cover with special postmark

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2002 - Plesetsk (Mirny)
2002 - Plesetsk (Mirny)

interesting cover with Mirny 65th anniversary special cancellation and ASTP stamps. Mirny was a civil part of Plesetsk missile site, that was established on July 15, 1957. Occasionally ASTP launch occurred on the same day, 18 years later.

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2005 - HUNTSPEX
2005 - HUNTSPEX

30th anniversary

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2005 - Sparta, WI
2005 - Sparta, WI

30th anniversary Deke Slayton hometown

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2005 - Baikonur
2005 - Baikonur

30th anniversary

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2005 - Pskov
2005 - Pskov

30th anniversary club cover

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2014 - Kaluga
2014 - Kaluga

100th anniversary of Konstantin Bushuev - Soviet ASTP director

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2014 - Baikonur
2014 - Baikonur

40th anniversary of Soyuz-16 launch - Dec 2, 1974

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2014 - Baikonur
2014 - Baikonur

40th anniversary of Soyuz-16 landing - Dec 8, 1974

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary, this cover was reconverted from FDC issued in 2010 - 35th anniversary

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary

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2015 -  Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary BaikonurSvyazInform

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2015 - Baikonur
2015 - Baikonur

40th anniversary BaikonurSvyazInform

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2015 - Kaluga
2015 - Kaluga

Kaluga Philatelic Society cachet

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2015 - Houston
2015 - Houston

40th anniversary Alex Olshevsky postcard

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

ITC Marka postcard with Moscow Philatelic Society cachet

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

Alex Olshevsky cachet

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

Alex Olshevsky cachet

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

1975 issue stationary cover

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

1975 issue stationary cover

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

40th anniversary

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2015 - Moscow
2015 - Moscow

40th anniversary

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2015 - ISS flown
2015 - ISS flown

40th anniversary serviced cover from Star City to USA

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2015 - ISS flown
2015 - ISS flown

40th anniversary the ISS postmarks are for Soyuz TMA-16M undocking

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2015 - ISS flown
2015 - ISS flown

40th anniversary Roscosmos commemorative cover

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2015 - ISS board postmark
2015 - ISS board postmark

40th anniversary ISS ASTP special postmark was not completely destroyed and returned to Earth with cut date. Note - missing 17 from the date. 70 such cards along with 30 covers were cancelled unofficially to be sold to collectors.

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2015 - Sagamore Beach, MA
2015 - Sagamore Beach, MA

the only known US cachet to mark the 40th anniversary

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2015 - Germany
2015 - Germany

40th anniversary Nordkurier private post service

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2015 - Germany
2015 - Germany

40th anniversary Biberpost private post service

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2015 - Germany
2015 - Germany

40th anniversary Biberpost private post service

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2015 - Germany
2015 - Germany

40th anniversary Biberpost private post service

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2015 - Germany
2015 - Germany

40th anniversary Biberpost private post service

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2020 - Baikonur
2020 - Baikonur

45th anniversary

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2020 - Baikonur
2020 - Baikonur

45th anniversary

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