Superb collection of 26 Soviet commemorative covers signed in various ink types by the crews of Soyuz missions 3 through 28, with the exception of any unmanned missions and the tragic Soyuz 11, whose crew members perished during reentry. Crews include: the five-man American and Soviet crew of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, Deke Slayton, Alexei Leonov, and Valeri Kubasov), Soyuz 3 (Georgy Beregovoy), Soyuz 4 and 5 (Vladimir Shatalov, Boris Volynov, Yevgeny Khrunov, and Aleksei Yeliseyev), Soyuz 6 (Georgi Shonin and Valeri Kubasov), Soyuz 7 (Anatoly Filipchenko, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Gorbatko), Soyuz 8 (Vladimir Shatalov and Aleksei Yeliseyev), Soyuz 9 (Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov), Soyuz 10 (Vladimir Shatalov, Aleksei Yeliseyev, and Nikolai Rukavishnikov), Soyuz 12 (Vasili Lazarev (2) and Oleg Makarov), Soyuz 13 (Pyotr Klimuk and Valentin Lebedev), Soyuz 14 (Pavel Popovich and Yuri Artyukhin), Soyuz 15 (Gennadi Sarafanov and Lev Dyomin), Soyuz 16 (Anatoly Filipchenko and Nikolai Rukavishnikov), Soyuz 17 (Aleksei Gubarev and Georgi Grechko), Soyuz 18a (Vasily Lazarev and Oleg Makarov), Soyuz 18 (Pyotr Klimuk and Vitali Sevastyanov), Soyuz 21 (Boris Volynov and Vitaly Zholobov), Soyuz 22 (Valery Bykovsky and Vladimir Aksyonov), Soyuz 23 (Vyacheslav Zudov and Valery Rozhdestvensky), Soyuz 24 (Viktor Gorbatko and Yuri Glazkov), Soyuz 25 (Vladimir Kovalyonok and Valery Ryumin), Soyuz 26 (Yuri Romanenko and Georgi Grechko), Soyuz 27 (Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Oleg Makarov), Soyuz 28 (Aleksei Gubarev and Vladimír Remek), and Soyuz 26 and 28 (Aleksei Gubarev, Vladimír Remek, Yuri Romanenko, and Georgi Grechko). Also included is a block of 12 Soviet stamps signed by the full crew of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Each cover is removably corner-mounted to a 9.25 x 11.5 presentation sheet. In overall fine condition.
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