Space Achievement Souvenir Folder with Set of Eight Stamps in Sealed Packet. (Item #833 (Space Achievement Folder)
Washington, DC: United States Postal Service, 1981. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Pamphlet. Color Illustrations; This is an oversized pamphlet (8 1/2" x 11") with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is enclosed in an envelope. Also included (laid-in) is a sealed packet with eight stamps representing the US Shuttle and Skylab missions of NASA. The text pages are in clean, bright condition. The envelope has edge wear, niking, several edge tears and noticeable toning, especially to the edges. "With the advent of unmanned and manned space flight a new era of American history had presented itself. Keeping with the tradition of honoring the country's history on U. S. Postage stamps, the U. S. Post Office began honoring the various events with its commemorative postage stamp issues. The first U. S. Postage issue to depict a space vehicle was issued in 1948, the Fort Bliss issue. The first issue to commemorate a space project by name was the ECHO I communications satellite commemorative issue of 1960. The next was the Project Mercury issue of 1962. As U. S. Space exploration progressed a variety of other commemorative issues followed, many of which bear accurate depictions of satellites, space capsules, lunar modules, space suits, and other items of interest." "On May 21, 1981, the Post Office released the Space Achievement commemorative issue, 18-cent stamps, in a block of eight format, one image being shared by four individual stamps, with four more aside them depicting various space exploration imagery. First day of issue occurred at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The four central stamps depict the Space Shuttle in its various modes of operation. The central theme of this issue involves the first actual 'in space' flights of the Space Shuttle and also pays tribute to twenty years of U. S. Manned space exploration. The other stamps to the left and right sides are honoring the efforts of those who partook in the historical Moon walk, Skylab, and Pioneer 11 missions. The images were modeled by Clarance Holbert. The stamp design by Robert T. McCall.". Very Good+ .
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