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Orbit - is the official magazine of The Astro Space Stamp Society. The first issue was published in January 1988 and each year four issues of Orbit is sent to members. It has a semi-professional editor, and regularly has over 36 A4 pages, often accompanied by special supplements. Collectors and dealers advertising keep members up to date on market values and assist obtaining needed stamps, covers, post-cards, autographs and all space related collectibles. Issue 105 of Orbit is now out. To find out more Click Here.For a Preview of Orbit Issue 105 on Issuu Please click here
Georgi Grechko is Patron of the Astro Space Stamp Society and he is a cosmonaut hero of the Soviet Union. Did you know that Georgi spent 96 days in space and that he collects space stamps and envelopes and that some of them have been in space. To find out more on how Georgi Grechko became Patron of The Astro Space Stamp Society Click Here.
The Astro Space Stamp Society - Sections
Articles - Take a look at some of the great articles that we have for you to read. We have articles from Moonwalkers, Who was First, Walking on air, The Cheif Designer, and A Year in Space, just to name a few. There's a lot more Articles for you to read. Click Here.Building a Collection - Welcome to the Wonderful World of Stamp Collecting! Here we hope to provide you with practical ideas on the best way of starting your own stamp collection. No one is too young (or too old) to have fun with stamps, so we'll try to answer the questions that puzzle stamp collectors of all ages and show you a couple of ways to build a collection. Click Here.Spaceflight - In the Spaceflight section we take a look at the stamps and patches of space flights. The flights of Mercury and Gemini are here, as well as "A Year in Space", and more to come. Click Here.Stamp Profile - In the Stamp Profile section you can find out what is on the space stamp as well as to the background of the stamp, and what it all means, to who was the designer. Click Here.My Favourite - A stamp collection is a very personal thing, and the joy of stamp collecting, is putting something together over a period of years. You then find that a stamp or cover will stick out more than the others, and that's when it becomes your favourite. Click Here.Philatelic Snippets - In the Philatelic Snippets section you will find snippets about space stamps and items from around the World. Click Here.Philatelic Errors - Have you got a space stamp with an error on it? In the Philatelic Errors section we show you the stamps that have the errors. Click Here.Rocket Mail Pioneers - Over seventy years ago, a hand full of people with some technical skills in Europe and abroad, independently, were developing a rocket that would be faster than airplanes. To find out more Click Here.ASSS Information SectionIn this section we offer all the joy and adventure of a journey to new horizons collecting space stamps, post cards and covers and would welcome you as a member. You can find About Us and who to Contact and how to get Membership. You can also check the Astro Space Stamp Society News and the Noticeboard. And don't forget to check out the Links for more stamp sites and Societies.We want your StoriesDid you ever feel the urge to write an article about your favourite Space Stamps, or Covers? Or to write about that trip to see the Space Shuttle or the Space Station? Now's your chance to get your article published. Free!The more articles the better. As long as we feel it would be enjoyable for others to read, and meets reasonable standards of composition and grammar, and it's about space or a journey to new horizons, you've found a place. Tell your friends and family where they can find it. Now, get writing! Send it to us by E-mail.