Friday, September 17, 2010

American Astrophilately

David S. Ball of Charleston, South Carolina writes to let Roundup readers know about his new book, American Astrophilately.

David says, "At the national APS show in Richmond last month I gave a lecture on our collecting specialty. Astrophilatelists tell the story of the exploration of space with postal envelopes cancelled on the date and at the place key events where aerospace history occurs. Sometimes that means a post office near a launch pad, on a recovery ship, or carried into space. The presentation was well received and in a field of more than 60 entrants the book was awarded the Gold Medal for Literature."

Reviewed in the September 2010 issue of the American Philatelist, Bonny Farmer called American Astrophilately a, "must have". The June edition of the European astrophilatelic journal Orbit had similar praise. The review was reprinted in the American Air Mail Society journal Airpost.

According Dave, "Sales of the book are going well. Boggs Spacebooks just placed a reorder. Subway stamps carries it as do the European websites and The Smithsonian sells it in both the Air & Space Museum and the National Postal Museum. The gift shop at the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum also carries it. Orders have been received from collectors in 12 nations so far."

To learn more and get a copy, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM