Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism

Prices and Options

Name Price
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism , unsigned £125.00 Buy Now
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by moonwalker Edgar Mitchell £150.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Astronaut and test pilot Richard Searfoss £150.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism , signed by moonwalker Alan Bean £175.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Alan Bean (triple postmarked) £175.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Richard F Gordon Jr £200.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Dave Scott & Don Lind £250.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Dave Scott & Edgar Mitchell £300.00 Limited Availability
Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism, signed by Richard Searfoss, Dave Scott & Alexi Leonov £350.00 Limited Availability
Felixipay

Flexi Pay is an interest-free way of spreading the cost of an order over a series of months (maximum of 12 months). We can reserve it for you and you can pay off the order in regular instalments (min £10 per month).

Flexi pay is completely interest-free: you don't pay any extra to have your covers reserved.

Product Information

 

  • Space Tourism cover
  • Featuring all 4 'Hopes for the Future' stamps
  • And a Rocket, Liverpool postmark (16th January, 2001)
  • Available signed by the following:
    • Alan Bean
    • Edgar Mitchell
    • Dave Scott & Edgar Mitchell
    • Rick Searfoss
    • Richard Gordon
    • Dave Scott, Richard Searfoss & Alexi Leonov
    • Dave Scott & Don Lind


Issue Date: 16/01/2001

Issue Name: Hopes for the Future - Space Tourism

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

This was where it all began - the first ever Buckingham cover and the subject of the stamps was, aptly enough, The Future. Space Tourism was in the news, so Tony imagined a future trip to Mars in 2015! At the time, there had been no space tourists but now two have made the trip and Virgin Space is imminent. Spot the "Mars Bar stamp" (10 Bahz). This cover is appropriately postmarked at Rocket and the back will hopefully make you laugh!

Of course, the first Space Tourists were the moonwalkers and we managed to get some fantastic signatures for this cover.

 

  • Space Tourism cover
  • Featuring all 4 'Hopes for the Future' stamps
  • And a Rocket, Liverpool postmark (16th January, 2001)
  • Available signed by the following:
    • Alan Bean
    • Edgar Mitchell
    • Dave Scott & Edgar Mitchell
    • Rick Searfoss
    • Richard Gordon
    • Dave Scott, Richard Searfoss & Alexi Leonov
    • Dave Scott & Don Lind

 

This cover was automatically reserved for anyone in our Buckingham Signed and Unsigned club at the lowest possible price

Click here to find out more about our clubs and even join online!

Already in one of these clubs - you can relax! This cover was automatically reserved for anyone in our Buckingham Signed and Unsigned club

 

Space

Since 1969 men have walked on the moon. LIke explorers of old, men are risking their lives to widen our horizons. We now take for granted that we can have exotic holidays in far flung places where only intrepid explorers once walked. Already there are offers of flights into space. By the time the children on the stamps have become adults, a holiday in space is likely to be the exotic destination they will choose.

 

Want to see our all the covers in our 1st Series? View them all here

 

Alan LaVern Bean was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

 

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

 

David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon.

 

Richard Alan Searfoss was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.

 

Richard Francis Gordon Jr. was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission. He also flew in space in 1966 as the Pilot of the Gemini 11 mission.

 

Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, writer and artist. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extravehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.

 

Don Leslie Lind, is an American scientist and a former naval officer and aviator, and NASA astronaut. He graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in physics in 1953.

Request to be put on the Waiting List

If you are interested in buying/reserving an out of stock product. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. You will not be charged and if it becomes available we will contact you to find out if you are still interested. Please complete all sections.