Project Apollo Space Cover Catalog
PRESS RELEASE 22 March 2004
SPACE UNIT ANNOUNCES NEW CD AVAILABILITY
The Space Unit of the American Topical Association and American Philatelic
Association has released a new CD disk entitled, Project Apollo Space Cover Catalog. This CD holds the entire 272
page book fully illustrated in color. The work is divided into six sections.
Section one lists each mission, commencing with the Saturn Rocket precursors,
SA1 through SA 7 (Saturn-Apollo) continuing through the final manned flight to the moon, Apollo 17. This section
lists known cachets and cancellation sites, showing whether the known cancellations are HC (hand cancelled) or
MC (machine cancelled) and giving an alphabetical value to each cover. Space cover collectors know well that certain
types of cachets, such as Swanson, Goldey and the official NASA cachets are more sought after and hence more valuable
than other cachets. Among the Recovery Ship Covers, the Beck cachets are the most desired. Many covers are illustrated
throughout the 106 pages in this section.
Appendix A is a 2-page Project summary of all Apollo missions giving the crew
names and the names of the Primary Recovery Ships along with the dates of each of the 24 flights.
Appendix B attempts to identify printed cachets produced during the Apollo
program with over 180 color illustrations in 68 pages. Appendix C does the same thing with Rubber Stamp Cacheted
covers with 120 illustrations in 40 pages.
Appendix D is a 31-page reference to 178 personnel of the Apollo program. This
section not only identifies these people but also lists their roles in various flights, and includes autograph
or autopen signatures of many of these individuals.
Finally, Appendix E is a compendium of the support locations of the Apollo
missions, listing tracking stations for each flight along with the Manned Space Flight Network locations, the NASA
Communication Network, Apollo Instrumentation Ships and aircraft.
This is the most thorough research of the Apollo program ever written and can
serve historical purposes as well as philatelic.
The author, Paul Bulver, has previously produced the Suspect
Space Cover Handbook on CD for which all proceeds were donated to the Space Unit and he has made the same donation
of this scholarly work. The CD is available for $14.00 postpaid to non-Space Unit residents of the US and Canada
and $17.00 overseas airmail. Space Unit members, or those joining, receive a $2.00 deduction. The CD can be purchased
from the Space Unit - PO Box 780241- Maspeth, NY 11378. Copies of the Suspect Space Cover CD are still available
at the same prices as are listed above via cash, MasterCard or Visa or PayPal.
See the List of Publications for additional information.
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