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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Interplanetary stamps

 

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Benque

17 Apr 2017
01:22:36pm
Does anyone know who created these stamps, for what purpose, and where I might obtain a full set(s)?...especially, used examples on covers.

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Thanks in advance!

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Jlav

17 Apr 2017
02:19:46pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Hi Benque,

I found the following:

Created and designed in Great Britain this sheet was published by H. E. MacIntosh (Tatham Stamp Co) of Springfield Massachusetts

and

http://www.dandare.info/pages/stamps.htm

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17 Apr 2017
02:29:36pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

I believe these were produced by Lifebuoy Soap advertising, and are based on the comic strip Dan Dare from the comic Eagle.

The first issue of Dan Dare stamps was produced in the UK in 1953 as a publicity item for Lever Brothers' Lifebuoy Soap. There were 32 stamps in total and were issued in groups of two in cellophane packets inside the wrapping of the soap. A special folder was also issued in which to place your stamps, and a special "Letter from Digby" explaining all this was also given away. However, the ones you have may be a different series but are a part of this sheetlet:

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The two you have show Dan Dare and of course President Kalon of the Therons. The Therons are a peace loving race who live in floating homes in the southern part of Venus. Their hereditary enemies are the Treens, and they are allies of Dan Dare and Space Fleet. Their leader is President Kalon.

Perhaps eBay or Delcampe might be worth a look.



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Benque

17 Apr 2017
02:44:15pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Thank you Jlav and Ningpo.

My life will not be worth living until I have all those stamps.
My daughter would absolutely kill for the 30 Nova stamp.
I must have them all!!

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Benque

17 Apr 2017
03:22:34pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

I just couldn't resist, and did a buy it now on these 3 mini sheets on e-bay:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/US-GB-CANADA-1958-Interplanetary-Postage-MNH-3-x-Mini-Sheets-of-8-Stamps-/262818200978?hash=item3d312f7d92:g:9Q0AAOSwRLZT2QBw

I've also put in a bid on 3 blocks of 4, all different, in the style of those shown in Ningpo's post.

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Ningpo
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17 Apr 2017
03:55:38pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Well if you're buying those you might be interested in this GB issue:

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Here's some further background images.

And here's how the freebies were packed into the soap bars:

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The free album, followed by the letter from Digby:

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Edit:

Here's a contemporary advert:

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Oops, edit 2:

From the 1994 Greetings stamps set of eight:


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ikeyPikey
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17 Apr 2017
04:40:33pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

The ads refers to them as "genuine interplanetery stamps".

Ah ... simpler times.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey


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17 Apr 2017
04:47:17pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Now if only we had had soap when I was a kid growing up in London. Remember reading The Eagle as a child. Dan Dare and the Mekons.

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Bobstamp
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17 Apr 2017
04:50:51pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

I need to post a birthday card to a friend on Pluto. Does anyone know the space postage rate? My friend's birthday is next week. Do you think the card will reach him in time?

boB

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17 Apr 2017
06:58:54pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob,

Don't worry about it. I'm sure you can just use any one you want and if there is postage due they will have stamps for that too.

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Benque

17 Apr 2017
07:49:49pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob,
I seem to recall hearing that the postal rates to Pluto from the planets went up, when Pluto was demoted to planetoid status.
Imagine that, inflation and deflation, all in the same sentence.

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stampmanjack

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18 Apr 2017
02:00:44am
re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob
You have a better chance of the card getting to Pluto on time then having the USPS deliver anything on time in the U.S.
stampmanjack

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Brechinite

19 Apr 2017
06:26:27pm

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Unfortunately all post to Pluto has been suspended as he is on holiday with Mickey and Minnie.
Maybe you can ask Donald and Goofy where he has gone.

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19 Apr 2017
07:00:12pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

He's circling Uranus searching for Kling-Ons

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Brechinite

20 Apr 2017
07:04:59am

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He's not circling Uranus looking for Klingons

He's on an Aircraft Carrier somewhere in the South China Sea with Donald and Goofy.

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Benque

20 Apr 2017
01:20:37pm
re: Interplanetary stamps

"I've also put in a bid on 3 blocks of 4, all different, in the style of those shown in Ningpo's post."



Well, someone outbid me on these by a a big margin, at 4 AM. I was too chicken to put in an auto-bid, but in retrospect, if I had been up at that ungodly hour, I would have given it one more bid. I think it went for $22, or close to it.
I'll keep looking for these, as they are the ones I want most of what I've seen so far.
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Benque

17 Apr 2017
01:22:36pm

Does anyone know who created these stamps, for what purpose, and where I might obtain a full set(s)?...especially, used examples on covers.

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Thanks in advance!

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Jlav

17 Apr 2017
02:19:46pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Hi Benque,

I found the following:

Created and designed in Great Britain this sheet was published by H. E. MacIntosh (Tatham Stamp Co) of Springfield Massachusetts

and

http://www.dandare.info/pages/stamps.htm

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Ningpo

17 Apr 2017
02:29:36pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

I believe these were produced by Lifebuoy Soap advertising, and are based on the comic strip Dan Dare from the comic Eagle.

The first issue of Dan Dare stamps was produced in the UK in 1953 as a publicity item for Lever Brothers' Lifebuoy Soap. There were 32 stamps in total and were issued in groups of two in cellophane packets inside the wrapping of the soap. A special folder was also issued in which to place your stamps, and a special "Letter from Digby" explaining all this was also given away. However, the ones you have may be a different series but are a part of this sheetlet:

Image Not Found

The two you have show Dan Dare and of course President Kalon of the Therons. The Therons are a peace loving race who live in floating homes in the southern part of Venus. Their hereditary enemies are the Treens, and they are allies of Dan Dare and Space Fleet. Their leader is President Kalon.

Perhaps eBay or Delcampe might be worth a look.



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Benque

17 Apr 2017
02:44:15pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Thank you Jlav and Ningpo.

My life will not be worth living until I have all those stamps.
My daughter would absolutely kill for the 30 Nova stamp.
I must have them all!!

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Benque

17 Apr 2017
03:22:34pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

I just couldn't resist, and did a buy it now on these 3 mini sheets on e-bay:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/US-GB-CANADA-1958-Interplanetary-Postage-MNH-3-x-Mini-Sheets-of-8-Stamps-/262818200978?hash=item3d312f7d92:g:9Q0AAOSwRLZT2QBw

I've also put in a bid on 3 blocks of 4, all different, in the style of those shown in Ningpo's post.

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Ningpo

17 Apr 2017
03:55:38pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Well if you're buying those you might be interested in this GB issue:

Image Not Found

Here's some further background images.

And here's how the freebies were packed into the soap bars:

Image Not Found

The free album, followed by the letter from Digby:

Image Not Found

Image Not Found

Edit:

Here's a contemporary advert:

Image Not Found


Oops, edit 2:

From the 1994 Greetings stamps set of eight:


Image Not Found

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ikeyPikey

17 Apr 2017
04:40:33pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

The ads refers to them as "genuine interplanetery stamps".

Ah ... simpler times.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey


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sheepshanks

17 Apr 2017
04:47:17pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Now if only we had had soap when I was a kid growing up in London. Remember reading The Eagle as a child. Dan Dare and the Mekons.

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Bobstamp

17 Apr 2017
04:50:51pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

I need to post a birthday card to a friend on Pluto. Does anyone know the space postage rate? My friend's birthday is next week. Do you think the card will reach him in time?

boB

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stockflyer

17 Apr 2017
06:58:54pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob,

Don't worry about it. I'm sure you can just use any one you want and if there is postage due they will have stamps for that too.

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Benque

17 Apr 2017
07:49:49pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob,
I seem to recall hearing that the postal rates to Pluto from the planets went up, when Pluto was demoted to planetoid status.
Imagine that, inflation and deflation, all in the same sentence.

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stampmanjack

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18 Apr 2017
02:00:44am

re: Interplanetary stamps

Bob
You have a better chance of the card getting to Pluto on time then having the USPS deliver anything on time in the U.S.
stampmanjack

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Brechinite

19 Apr 2017
06:26:27pm

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re: Interplanetary stamps

Unfortunately all post to Pluto has been suspended as he is on holiday with Mickey and Minnie.
Maybe you can ask Donald and Goofy where he has gone.

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pedroguy

19 Apr 2017
07:00:12pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

He's circling Uranus searching for Kling-Ons

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Brechinite

20 Apr 2017
07:04:59am

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He's not circling Uranus looking for Klingons

He's on an Aircraft Carrier somewhere in the South China Sea with Donald and Goofy.

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"Gonnae no dae that!..........Just gonnae no!"
Benque

20 Apr 2017
01:20:37pm

re: Interplanetary stamps

"I've also put in a bid on 3 blocks of 4, all different, in the style of those shown in Ningpo's post."



Well, someone outbid me on these by a a big margin, at 4 AM. I was too chicken to put in an auto-bid, but in retrospect, if I had been up at that ungodly hour, I would have given it one more bid. I think it went for $22, or close to it.
I'll keep looking for these, as they are the ones I want most of what I've seen so far.
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