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Cape Kennedy Local Post - Ich bin ein Berliner

June 26, 1965 was the official date of issue of the Cape Kennedy Local Post & the Satellite Beach Local Post for the Kennedy Memorial Local Post Stamps for JFK's famous speech "Ich bin ein Berliner" which was televised via satellite. They were issued in a sheetlet pair with Pope Paul V.

There were two colours of the printing "Blue & Red" & "Blue & Green" & were designed by Robert G Rank (American FDC Society).
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Artcraft fdc cachet used in conjunction with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & canceled with (& this time undated) a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Artcraft fdc cachet used in conjunction with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp pair in Blue & Green & Blue & Red & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy & Satellite Beach Local Post Stamps pair in Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank uncacheted souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy (Blue & Green) & Satellite Beach (Blue & Red) Local Post Stamps pair & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank uncacheted souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy (Blue & Red) & Satellite Beach (Blue & Green) Local Post Stamps pair & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Robert Rank uncacheted souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamps pair in Blue & Red & Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is canceled with a wavy line machine cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech. Cover is also signed by Robert Rank, the designer of the local post stamps.
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Uncacheted souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is canceled with a nice wavy line machine cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech. It is addressed to collector A R Critchfield of Akron, Ohio.
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Personally I think these cards were made for the local post stamp only but the man who made the cards & the local post stamp prepared them in this way so am I to argue:
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir card for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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I don't think stampboarder Norvic would allow me to call this a "Maxi-card":
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir card for JFK's European tour with the Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & canceled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on June 26, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner speech.
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Hello Brad,
Will this do? Send me your address and I shall have it in the mail :D
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Thank you Bijoy, that is very kind of you.

I will send you an email shortly.

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Whilst we are in Germany & with Bijoy's lead in, Germany did in fact issue a stamp for the First Anniversary of the death of US President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1964. A motivational same stamp with the inscription "German Federal Post Office Berlin" was created in 1964 by the country's post office in Berlin. The value was 40 Pfennige (Pennies) & had a production run of 20,000,000.
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The difference between the two stamp designs is that, in the Berlin stamp design, on the right, the text "Berlin" is inscribed vertically at lower-right.
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A photographic essay of unissued rejected design from the German Postal Archives:
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An uncacheted fdc with both types of the JFK stamps cancelled with special JFK Berlin 12 hand cds, although the Berlin stamp variety is not tied to the cover. Perhaps it was added to the cover later :idea:
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It would seem Artcraft cacheted fdcs moved outside the boundaries of the USA:
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Artcraft cachet fdc with the German JFK stamp affixed & cancelled with special JFK Bonn 1 hand cds. There is also a "return to writer" hand stamp in violet applied as the mail was not collected. Looks like the cover vandals were at work back in 1964 too. All very philatelic.
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The reverse was cancelled on receipt at Jamaica NY, JFK International Airport with their machine slogan cancel. It was then postmarked a month later with the Jamaica JFK AMF cds cancel for it's return to sender.
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It was not just Artcraft fdcs that made their way to Germany.

This First Europa cachet (Mellone # 65) also found it's way there where it was overprinted with some of JFK's Berlin speech. "We have given our word that an attack on Berlin will be met as an attack on all of us".
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This first cachet by Europa has had the Berlin variety of the JFK German stamp affixed & has been cancelled with the special JFK Berlin 12 hand cds. It has also been overprinted as an Authentic West Berlin issue commemorating the Anniversary Assassination of JFK.
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The First Europa cachet is one that I have not shown a lot of so far with most of my examples having Boston cancels. So here are a few of these:
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Where did the date go? :shock:
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Perfect! :D
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Bijoy wrote:Hello Brad,
Will this do? Send me your address and I shall have it in the mail :D
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The "Matching Pair" with Bijoy's cover above & my "Berlin" stamp cover below:
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Both covers are cancelled with the Weisbaden special JFK eternal flame pictorial hand cancel & the Army & Air Force Post Office (APO 633) at West Berlin with their JFK eternal flame pictorial cancel on November 22, 1964.
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As with the previous post but instead with just the German JFK stamp & cancelled with the special JFK Berlin 12 hand cds.
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Just to show Germany had their own fdc cachets:
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Cancelled with the special JFK Berlin 12 hand cds.
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& to Canada:
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Cancelled with special JFK Bonn 1 hand cds.
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& lastly, this Lufthansa first flight of the Boeing 727 from Frankfort to Lisbon:
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Souvenir cover cachet for the flight & cancelled with the special Frankfort to Lisbon pictorial postmark & backstamped on arrival at Lisbon.
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As was marked "Poste Restante" the cover was philatelically returned to the sender & stamped on the front in blue. :)
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Because of the death & funeral of Pope John & the recent ceremonies for the coronation of the new pontiff, Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini of Milan—now Pope Paul VI— JFK offered to cancel the trip to Italy altogether. The Italian government had looked forward to welcoming President Kennedy; they insisted that he come.

As Pope Paul’s coronation was to take place on the Sunday President Kennedy’s plane was due to land in Italy, it was decided Air Force Once would be diverted to Milan for a brief respite before going on to Rome the following day, a Monday (July 2), for the official events. The pope met the first Catholic president of the U S on July 2, 1963 at the Vatican. Pope Paul’s papacy had begun just several days earlier on June 21, but it wasn’t the first time the pope had met JFK.

In his speech, the pope recalled first meeting him almost 25 years earlier when the then-20- year-old accompanied his parents to the Vatican for the coronation of Pope Pius XII March 12, 1939. President Kennedy’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., was U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain at the time and was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to act as his special representative at the papal coronation.

While President Kennedy’s 1963 visit marked just the third time a U.S. chief executive visited the pope while still in office, there had been another historic meeting a year earlier: when his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy visited Pope John XXIII March 11, 1962.

It was dubbed “one of the longest private audiences” Pope John ever granted.
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Airmail JFK fdc - Boston Massachuesetts fdi machine cancel with Vatican Pope Paul stamps added & cancelled upon receipt in the Vatican.
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Reverse is cancelled with Vatican pictorial memorial JFK cancel in violet.
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First anniversary of JFK's visit:
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Unknown cachet fdc (not in Mellone) cancelled with machine Boston fdc cancel & cancelled in the Vatican on the First Anniversary of JFK's visit with Vatican cds hand cancel.
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Souvenir cover postmarked at the Vatican on JFK's date of death & at Army & Airforce Base Post Office 794. I can only guess that this base is somewhere near Rome.
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June 26, 1965 was the official date of issue of the Cape Kennedy Local Post & the Satellite Beach Local Post for the Kennedy Memorial Local Post Stamps for JFK's famous speech "Ich bin ein Berliner" which was televised via satellite. They were issued in a sheetlet pair with Pope Paul VI.

There were two colours of the printing "Blue & Red" & "Blue & Green" & were designed by Robert G Rank (American FDC Society).
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Artcraft fdc cachet used in conjunction with the Pope Paul VI Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & cancelled with (a this time undated) a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. I don't know why it is cancelled with a local post fdi cancel as this stamp was part of a sheetlet with the JFK Ich bin ein Berliner local post stamp which was issued on June 26, 1965.The JFK stamp is cancelled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI.
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Artcraft fdc cachet used in conjunction with the Pope Paul VI Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with (a this time undated) a local post fdi cancel in magenta. I don't know why it is cancelled with a local post fdi cancel as this stamp was part of a sheetlet with the JFK Ich bin ein Berliner local post stamp which was issued on June 26, 1965. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI.
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Uncacheted souvenir cover to William Henderson of Alexandria Virginia cancelled with JFK stamp cancelled with Cape Canaveral wavy line machine cancel & with the Pope Paul VI Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with (a this time undated) local post fdi cancel in magenta. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir card for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir card for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. A Vatican stamp has been added & is cancelled with a Vatican cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamps in Blue & Green & Blue & Red & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is canceled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy & Satellite Beach Local Post Stamps in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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The sheetlet of JFK's European tour with the "Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy" & "Ich bin ein Berliner Satellite Beach" Local Post Stamps, the only example I have of this on cover:
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Uncacheted cover "Ich bin ein Berliner Satellite Beach" Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & "Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy" Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & cancelled with local post pictorial fdi postmark in magenta. The US Flag stamp is cancelled at Satellite Beach with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on the second anniversary of JFK's Berlin Speech & the JFK stamp is cancelled at Cape Canaveral with a 4 bar cds hand cancel on the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI.
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I love these... I must say these are pretty impressive... thank you for posting these. :D

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Glad you are enjoying them DennyTex. :)
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Small diversion (another one). :)

The US Post Office is to issue a forever stamp for the 100th birthday of JFK:
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John F. Kennedy
This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th president of the United States. Kennedy was the nation’s first Catholic president and, at age 43, the youngest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. The stamp art features a photograph of Kennedy taken by Ted Spiegel in 1960. Kennedy remains for many a captivating and charismatic personality — one who appealed to the nation’s higher ideals and inspired young Americans to engage in public service. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.
https://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_072.htm
Date of issue - February 20, 2017.

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Many thanks to Mike Hewitt for this additional information:

The John F. Kennedy stamp is being released at a ceremony on Presidents Day, February 20. However, since that day is a postal holiday, the release to the public won't take place until the next day, February 21.

The United States Postal Service has revealed the format of the stamp pane for the forthcoming John F. Kennedy forever stamp.

The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the president’s birth on May 29, 1917.

The stamp will be issued in a pane of 12 with an illustrated margin area at right that shows a detail from a 1970 oil painting of Kennedy by Aaron Shikler. The portrait was approved by JFK’s widow, Jacqueline, to serve as the official White House portrait.

The stamp pane will be issued Feb. 20, President’s Day, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Mass., and will be available only at the event on that day.

Because President’s Day is a legal holiday, post offices will be closed, and the stamp will go on sale nationwide Feb. 21.

The 10 a.m. first-day ceremony will be free and open to the public. The ceremony will take place prior to the sixth annual Presidents Day Family Festival.

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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover with "Ich bin ein Berliner Satellite Beach" Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & "Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy" Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & cancelled with local post pictorial fdi postmark in blue-green. The JFK stamp is cancelled at Cape Canaveral with a wavy line machine cancel on the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a Cape Canaveral 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & Ich bin ein Berliner Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a Cape Canaveral 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & Ich bin ein Berliner Satellite Beach Local Post Stamp in Blue & Red & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in blue-green. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a Cape Canaveral 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Robert Rank cachet souvenir cover for JFK's European tour with the Pope Paul VI Cape Kennedy Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & Ich bin ein Berliner Satellite Beach Local Post Stamp in Blue & Green & cancelled with a local post fdi cancel in magenta. The JFK stamp is cancelled with a Cape Canaveral 4 bar cds hand cancel on July 2, 1965, the second anniversary of JFK's meeting with Pope Paul VI. As stated before this is not fdi.
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Earlier I reported that my records didn't have the opening date of the Kennedy Space Center post office. I had forgotten that I had this cover tucked away in collection:
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NASA rubber stamp fdi cachet in blue with JFK stamp cancelled with a wavy line machine cancel on July 1, 1965, the day the post office opened at the Kennedy Space Center. Pity about the gum bleed which unfortunately affects many covers of this era.
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First Day Postal Service Kennedy Space Center, NASA cachet 1965

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First Day Postal Service Kennedy Space Center, NASA cachet 1965

Official NASA-Kennedy Space Center cachet marking the First Day of Postal Service. Postmarked Kennedy Space Center, Jul. 1, 1965.

Ebay seller Pacphil has been trying to sell this cover for some time at $US125 which I think is over priced. It is a nice clean cover without the gum bleed but it does not have the JFK stamp affixed. :)
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Pegasus 3 or III was an American satellite which was launched July 30, 1965 to study micro-meteoroid impacts in Low Earth orbit. It was the last of three Pegasus satellites to be launched, the previous two having been launched earlier in 1965. It was a Pegasus spacecraft, consisting of 3,200 lbs of instruments, attached to the carrier rocket which had placed it into orbit. It had a total mass of 22,758 lbs & was equipped with two sets of micro-meteoroid detection panels, & a radio for tracking & returning data. The panels were 95 ft long & equipped with 116 individual detectors.
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Pegasus 3 was launched atop a Saturn I rocket from Cape Kennedy Air Force Station on 30 July 1965 & was operated in a low Earth orbit. On 3 September 1965 it was catalogued as being in an orbit & once in orbit, the panels were deployed to detect micro-meteoroid impacts with experiment results returned to Earth by radio. The spacecraft operated until 29 August 1968, & remained in orbit until it decayed & re-entered the atmosphere on 4 August 1969. It had originally only been expected to operate for 720 days.
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Goldcraft Cachets, of Canton Texas, souvenir cover for the launch of Pegasus 3 & postmarked with nice Cape Canaveral 4 bar cds hand cancel on the day of the launch.
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