Sunday, November 19, 2017
Apollo-Soyuz Before the Docking - The Setenant July 15, 1975
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The US Postal Service issued a setenant pair of two 10-cent multicolored stamps on July
15, 1975, at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
The stamp, Scott #1569, represents
the docking of the Apollo-Spyuz mission.
Two nations collaborated on a space project for the first time.
In July 1975, the United States launched the manned Apollo Command to rendezvous with Russia's manned
Soyuz spacecraft. A special docking station made it possible for the astronauts to work together.
Television stations worldwide broadcast the historic event. The
modules remained docked for two days while the teams performed experiments in space.
with the circular date stamp and first day of issue bar line cancellation, the first half of the setenant pair of stamps portrays
the docking of the two spacecraft.
The ArtCraft cachet beautifully portrays this great moment in the history of
The other half of the setenant, "before the link-up", will
be posted for you soon.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Comoros Islands Commemorate Apollo-Soyuz 1975
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The Comoro Islands, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a sovereign archipelago
island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa
between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest
and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore. The Union of the Comoros has three official
languages – Comorian, Arabic and French. The religion of the majority of the population is Islam.
This great souvenir sheet was issued in 1975 to commemorate the Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous and docking mission
Scott #163 Comoro Islands issued December 15, 1975
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Rural Electrification Administration
12:20 pm cst
President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification
Administration by executive order on May 11, 1935. It was established by Act of Congress on May 20, 1936 and authorized
to serve as a lending agency and develop a program for rural electrification. The REA became part of the Department of Agriculture.
The stamp, issued on May 11, 1985 in Madison, South Dakota, is
Scott #2144 on an Art Craft cachet.
In 1935 only about one out of ten farms had
Monday, October 30, 2017
Pioneer Jupiter Mission - Scott #1556
5:51 pm cdt
In March of 1972, NASA launched spacecraft Pioneer 10
to gather information about Jupiter.
Pioneer commemorative stamp was issued on February 28, 1975 in Mountain View, California, and beautifully represented in this
Art Craft cachet and first day of issue cover.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Railroad Engineers Issue 1950 - Scott #993
9:24 pm cdt
This great Cachet Craft first day cover, Scott catalog
#993, was issued in Jackson, Tennessee on April 29th, 1950.
Click any scan for more.
Monday, October 23, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 The War Department
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United States Officials 1873-1875 The Department of the Treasury
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 State Department
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Friday, October 20, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Post Office
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Navy
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Saturday, October 14, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Justice
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Interior II
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United States Officials 1873-1875 Interior
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Monday, October 9, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Executive
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Agriculture
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Specimen Overprints
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Memphex Memories - 1973
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More Memphex memories with this beautiful souvenir card
and program from 1973.
Scott #285 Merquette on the Mississippi issued
June 17, 1898
The event program.
The event program exhibit list.
14 dealers and 165 framed exhibits.
Will there ever be another like it in Memphis ?
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Crossword - Philatelic Primer A's & B's Answers
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Here are the answers to yesterday's crossword puzzle.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Crossword - Philatelic Primer A's & B's
9:04 am cdt
Answers in the next blog post.
Friday, September 29, 2017
MEMPHEX 2017 - Tomorrow At The Agricenter International
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