Lot 8: Russian Cosmonauts

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2016-04-29 10:53:41

Lot 8

A good commemorative cover featuring an attractive design, printed Cyrillic text and various postal cancellations etc., individually signed by fourteen Russian Cosmonauts comprising Vladislav Volkov (1935-1971, Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 11; tragically died at the age of 35 during the Soyuz 11 mission), Vladimir Shatalov (1927- , Soyuz 4, Soyuz 8 and Soyuz 10), Alexei Leonov (1934- , Voskhod 2), Aleksei Yeliseyev (1934- , Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8 and Soyuz 10), Valeri Kubasov (1935-2014, Soyuz 6), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929-2004, Vostok 3 and Soyuz 9), Viktor Gorbatko (1934- , Soyuz 7), Anatoly Filipchenko (1928- , Soyuz 7), Valentina Tereshkova (1937- , Vostok 6, the first woman in space), Konstantin Feoktistov (1926-2009, Voskhod 1), Vladimir Komarov (1927-1967, Voskhod 1 and Soyuz 1; tragically died at the age of 40 during the Soyuz 1 mission), Boris Yegorov (1937-1994, Voskhod 1), Georgy Beregovoy (1921-1995, Soyuz 3) and Georgy Shonin (1935-1997, Soyuz 6). All have signed with their names alone to largely clear areas of the cover. A good grouping of signatures including the scarce examples of Volkov and Komarov. About EX ]

Estimate: £200 - 300

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