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Books and catalogues on astrophilately


One of the most important things in astrophilately is to get the exact information about spaceflight and covers.
There is a lot of astrophilatelic material available, on the internet and written, but a lot of knowledge is in the hand of great astrophilatelist who really wat to share their data. On the other hand, publishing a book is rather expensive, as well is post & packaging.

The future lies in distributing studies and pictures on astrophilately as a CD or DVD, knowing copying is possible. Please BUY these eBooks rather than copying : the author did a lot of research during many years and merits the small fee for his eBook ! Thank you !

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Space "The New Frontier"

This DVD contains 268 files on all kinds of American space achievements:
- Press Kits
— Apollo 7 - 17
— Enterprise
— STS 1 -
— Space Station Assembly
— Expeditions 1 - 34
- Press Kits from launches between 1992 and 2012
- Pictures
- Maps

Although this DVD is not a book to read, it is a database of NASA Press Kits containing 661 MB of data.

Author :
Editor : eBook on DVD (PDF files)
Year : 2012
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The Space Shuttle Almanac

The Final edition of the Space Shuttle Almanac is a celebration of 40 years of shuttle operational history as a final compilation of mission facts and figures, dates and times.
Primary author Lee Brandon-Cremer has added an outstanding collection of images for every mission and every section to enhance the readers experience. There are 1400 page, 1000 photographs and over 1000 diagrams available.

www.shuttlealmanac.com

Author : Joel W. Powell and Lee Robert Brandon-Cremer
Editor : eBook on CD (PDF files)
Year : 2011
Pages : 1.400


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U.S. Space Cover collecting handbook

This CD is a guide to assist collectors, exhibitors, judges and dealers about astrophilately.

Showing 1.100 cover illustrations with "Difficulty of Acquisition" codes, estimated values, listings of events by program this is a must for the astrophilatelist.
Included also the APS Manual of Philatelic Judging chapter on Astrophilately, the F.I.P. judging regulations in GREV and SREV and the guidelines for exhibiting and judging astrophilately.

Assistance of Steve Durst, Dennis Dillman, Chuck Vukotich, Robert Boyd, Tom Steiner and Dr. Ben Ramkissoon.

Author : Ray Cartier
Editor : eBook on CD (PDF files)
Year : 2011
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American Astrophilately

"The First 50 Years" is an overview of American astrophilately in full colour on glossy paper.
The book is divided in three parts :
1. Voices of Astrophilately
2. A world of covers
3. The all important Postmark

Accompanying the book is a DVD with an enormous array of articles and lists in pdf-format.

Author : David Ball
Editor :
Year : 2010
Pages : 340 pages + DVD


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Project Mercury

This is the first volume in a series of historical books about US manned space flights.
Steve Durst describes the complete history of the Mercury program in text, pictures and covers.
Most of the CD book shows seldom seen photographs of the Mercury project, with a detailed description of each test and flight.
Outstanding !

Author : Steve Durst
Editor : CD Book by Steve Durst
Year : 2008
Pages : 275 pages + 25 pages appendices


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Project Gemini

This is the second volume in a series of historical books about US manned space flights.
Steve Durst describes the complete history of the Gemini program in text, pictures and covers.
This book shows a lot more covers and rare pictures of the Gemini project.
Once again a must have !

Author : Steve Durst
Editor : CD Book by Steve Durst
Year : 2008
Pages : 305 pages + 45 pages appendices


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Project Apollo - part 1

This is the third volume in a series of historical books about US manned space flights.
This time Steve tells us the story from AS-201 until the last rehearsal with Apollo 10.
Beside beautiful pictures also a large amount of covers (I counted 93 covers on 100 pages) on the Apollo program as well as the famous tables on recovery ships.

Author : Steve Durst
Editor : CD Book by Steve Durst
Year : 2009
Pages : 300 pages + 20 pages appendices


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Project Apollo - part 2

This is the fourth volume in a series of historical books about US manned space flights.
Steve describes the history from Apollo 11 to Apollo 17, showing more than 200 different covers and a lot of pictures and tables on recovery ships.
The most complete work on astrophilatelic covers concerning the Apollo project.

Author : Steve Durst
Editor : CD Book by Steve Durst
Year : 2010
Pages : 225 pages + 60 pages appendices


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Wilhelm Katalog - Project Mercury

This is the first part "MERCURY" of Peter Wilhelm's Catalog on US manned spaceflight, better known as "The Wilhelm".
It is a philatelic history of manned space flight events, documented with covers and supplemented with technical and mission related details.
Tips regarding forgeries of philatelic material are included.

Author : Peter Wilhelm
Editor : Archives der Astronomie- und Raumfahrt-Philatelie e.V. - Garching
Year : 2000
Pages : 50 pages B/W - German/English


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Wilhelm Katalog - Project Gemini

This is the second part "GEMINI" of Peter Wilhelm's Catalog on US manned spaceflight, better known as "The Wilhelm".
It is a philatelic history of manned space flight events, documented with covers and supplemented with technical and mission related details.
Tips regarding forgeries of philatelic material are included.

Author : Peter Wilhelm
Editor : Archives der Astronomie- und Raumfahrt-Philatelie e.V. - Garching
Year : 2001
Pages : 58 pages B/W - German/English


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Wilhelm Katalog - Project Apollo

This is the third part "APOLLO" of Peter Wilhelm's Catalog on US manned spaceflight, better known as "The Wilhelm".
It is a philatelic history of manned space flight events, documented with covers and supplemented with technical and mission related details.
Tips regarding forgeries of philatelic material are included.

Author : Peter Wilhelm
Editor : Archives der Astronomie- und Raumfahrt-Philatelie e.V. - Garching
Year : 2003
Pages : 116 pages B/W - German/English


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Wilhelm Katalog - Raumstationen

This is the fourth part "US-RAUMSTATIONEN" of Peter Wilhelm's Catalog on US manned spaceflight, better known as "The Wilhelm".
It is a philatelic history of manned space flight events, documented with covers and supplemented with technical and mission related details.
Tips regarding forgeries of philatelic material are included.

Author : Peter Wilhelm
Editor : Archives der Astronomie- und Raumfahrt-Philatelie e.V. - Garching
Year : 2005
Pages : 78 pages B/W - German/English


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Beck Handbook of printed cachets

This booklet is based upon the notes of Morris Beck who listed every one of the 1000 covers he sent to ships between February 1962 and October 1975.

Author : Les Winick
Editor : Les Winick
Year : 1995
Pages : 48 pages


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Kennedy Space Center Philatelic History

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Author : Ralph Yorio
Editor : Viking Press
Year : 1971
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Space Covers - ATA Handbook

Booklet from the American Topical Association (ATA) on space stamps and space covers.

Author : Betty Peters
Editor : ATA Handbook #60 Vol.3-N°1
Year : 1968
Pages : 74 pages