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My Favourites A stamp collection is a very personal thing, and for 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. A Cover that made a round trip - I have many nice space covers in my collection, and even a few covers flown in space, but this one I obtained is certainly the most cherished amongst them. My Favourite Cover - On 21st November 1987 a Progress supply space craft delivered 1,038 covers commemorating the 30th anniversary of Sputnik 1, together with a hand stamp for canceling the covers aboard MIR. Russian Space Mail - While American Space Mail has been well documented, Russian activity in this field has remained rather a mystery. Favourite Cover - My favourite cover is a classic one; the USS Barbero letter, of June 8,1959. A scarce item, but a "jewel" in an exhibition. When Men First went to the Moon - One of my favourite "Space stamps" is that issued by the U.S.A. on 5th May 1969, which featured the spectacular "Earthrise" photograph, together with the words "In the beginning God..."
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