RECOVERY RELATED STAMPS, MINISHEETS & OTHER ITEMS

This section illustrates a selection of  FDCs related to the sea recovery of astronauts and their capsule. It is not meant to be comprehensive.

First Day Covers

 

Country

Purpose

Issue Date

Description

Scott No.

Aitutaki NEW Apollo 11 25 Anniv. 20 July 1994 1 of 2 se-tenant stamps shows capsule in ocean 506-507
Ajman Apollo 7 25 November 1968 FDC of Apollo 7 minisheet showing Apollo capsule in the Ocean Michel:
338A
Ajman Apollo 9 1 March 1969 FDC of Apollo 7 minisheet overprinted for Apollo 9 showing Apollo capsule in the Ocean Michel:
457 A
Cook Islands Apollo 15 17 April 1972 FDC of 4 se-tenant pairs of stamps. 1 stamp shows capsule with parachutes open while a second shows a rescue helicopter. 319 - 322
Cook Islands Apollo 11 - 10th Anniv. 7 November 1979 FDC of  4 stamps. One shows capsule in Ocean with rescuers. 532-535
Palau Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 FDC of 1 of 4 minisheets. Each contain 1 stamp. This one shows capsule in ocean. 518 - 521
Paraguay Apollo Moon Missions 16 November 1973 FDC of 1 of 7 stamps shows Apollo 13 capsule in water with helicopter & carrier 1524 - 1526
Rwanda SpaceX 27 May 2018 FDC of 4 stamps with one showing Dragon capsule under parachutes U/K
Samoa Western Apollo 11 - 10th Anniv. 20 June 1979 FDC of minisheet shows capsule under rescue helicopter. Contains 1 stamp which shows capsule in ocean. 512a
Samoa Ameripex 86 22 May 1986 FDC of 4 stamps. One shows capsule under parachutes 678
Samoa Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 FDC of four stamps. 1 of the stamps shows capsule under parachutes 973 - 976
Solomon Islands Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 FDC of four stamps. 1 of the stamps shows capsule in ocean with parachutes 875 - 878
Solomon Islands Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 A different FDC including the minisheet flown over Cape Canaveral from RAF Brize Norton to  Washington Airport & signed 875 - 879
Tokelau Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 FDC of six stamps. 1 of the stamps shows capsule in ocean 266 - 271
Turks & Caicos Islands Mercury 6 12 February 1988 FDC of minisheet of 1 stamp which shows Glenn's capsule in the ocean . Was produced for the Australian Bicentennial 1988 743
Tuvalu NEW Apollo 11 - 25th Anniv. 21 October 1994 1 of 4 stamps shows capsule under parachutes 680
Tuvalu Apollo 11 - 30th Anniv. 20 July 1999 FDC of four stamps. 1 of the stamps shows capsule in ocean. 800 - 803
Vanautu NEW Apollo 11 - 20th Anniv. 20 July 1989 FDC of minisheet shows capsule in ocean with rescue swimmers 511

 

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