Stafford, Leonov & McCall – Apollo-Soyuz Soviet First Day Cover, Moscow Postmark
SIGNED BY TOM STAFFORD, ALEXEI LEONOV, AND ROBERT MCCALL! RARE MOSCOW POSTMARK!
From space artist James Dean’s personal collection.
Postal cover with Apollo-Soyuz art cachet by Robert McCall and Soviet 12-kopek stamps by Anatoly Aksamit (pre-docking) and McCall (post-docking), postmarked on First Day of Issue, July 15, 1975, in Moscow, and signed by McCall and mission commanders Tom Stafford and Alexei Leonov. Postmark rarely seen outside of USSR at that time.
James Dean was the NASA director of films, publications, and television, and then the Director of the Fine Arts Program at NASA from 1961 to 1974. He then became the Curator of Art at the National Air and Space Museum.