Books and Catalogues on Russian Spaceflight

  • Anatoli N. Berezovoy - 211 days in space

    The author has met several cosmonauts during his business trips and had affectionate relationships and could visit Star City in the nineties.
    So he met Anatoly Berezovoy, the world's first comsonaut to send an official letter from space and Alexander Balandin who was the first to sent cosmograms written in space.

    With all this material, he formed an strophilately collection which received many gold medals, and is now presented in this book with a lot of inside information.

    Author : Mario Villa
    Editor : Morgana-edition
    Year : 2019
    Pages : 174 pages

  • Soviet Space Dogs

    This book is dedicated to the Soviet Space Dogs who played a crucial part in the Soviet Space Programs.

    Many pictures were provided by our member Marianne Van den Lemmer.

    Author : Olesya Turkin
    Author : Amor Murray and Step Sorell
    Editor : Fuel Publishing
    Year : 2014
    Pages : 240 pages - Color pages included

  • The Tartu-covers

    The Tartu-Covers by Jim Reichman is a eBook on CD covering more than 700 pages.
    The book tells the story about the backgrounds of the Tartu Club, their cover production and gives an anatomy of the covers.

    Jim describes ALL 292 covers in about 566 pages : description, event, background, postmark, overprint, club cachet (design and color), triage, etc.

    Other books on astrophilatelic research by Jim Reichman, especially on Russian space facts, can be seen at the website of the American Astrophilately site.

    Author : Jim Reichman
    Editor : eBook on CD (PDF files)
    Year : 2012
    Pages : 744 pages

  • The first Mail of the International Space Station

    A handbook of the mail of the International Space Station up to the early 2001 expeditions.

    Illustrated with over 400 quality colour photographs taken aboard the space station and images of personal and official correspondence.

    Author : Igor Rodin
    Editor :
    Year : 2006
    Pages :

  • Outer Space Mail of the USSR and Russia

    The work is the result of data drawn together about Outer Space mail of the USSR and Russia from its origins through present time (2001).
    The book gives information about mail delivered to and from orbiting stations with piloted and pilotless crafts.

    Author : V.N. Klochko
    Editor : V.N. Klochko
    Year : 2001
    Pages : 80

  • Cosmonaut Autograph Identification Guide

    Soviet / Russian cosmonaut signatures, Interkosmos cosmonauts, deceased cosmonauts, space station cosmonauts, not flown cosmonauts and the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.

    Features illustrations of each flown cosmonaut's actual signature (through Soyuz TM-19) to facilitate quick, accurate identification.
    Tables include alphabetical listing of both Russian and Intercosmos cosmonauts; Vostok, Voskhod and Soyuz missions and crews; Salyut and Mir space station crews and visitors; non-flown Russian and Intercosmos cosmonauts; and a concise cyrillic alphabet and pronunciation guide.

    Author : Stephen R. Datz
    Editor : Sanabria Inc.
    Year : 1994
    Pages : 74

  • Kosmische Post

    The book gives the history of flown covers, from the rocket mail by Schmiedl over the Vostok letter, the Moon landing covers to the space stations from Salyut-1 to 7 and Mir.

    The book describes the flight and especially the philatelic activities on board :
    - board postmarks and dates of use on board the stations
    - station postmarks
    - cosmonauts signatures
    A must have !

    Author : Walter Hopferwieser
    Editor : Walter Hopferwieser
    Year : 1993
    Pages : 182 pages B/W

    See also from the same author :
    Pionierraketenpost und Kosmische Post

  • Sowjetunion I

    This first part describes the stamps and postmarks edited in the Sovjet-Union, as well as airmail and picture cards about spaceflight.

    Author : H. R. Pfau
    Editor : H. R. Pfau
    Year : 1977 (4th Edition)
    Pages : 151 pages B/W

  • Sowjetunion II

    This second part describes the side-postmarks (Nebenstempel), vignettes and letters edited in the Sovjet-Union on the occasion of spaceflight activities.

    Author : H. R. Pfau
    Editor : H. R. Pfau
    Year : 1975
    Pages : 204 pages B/W

  • Sowjetunion 4

    This fourth part describes the postcards, picture postcards and maximum cards edited in the Sovjet-Union.

    Author : H. R. Pfau
    Editor : H. R. Pfau
    Year : 1988 (5th Edition)
    Pages : 120 pages B/W