Sokalsky cachet

(all known) covers with
"Sokalsky"
cachets


This page contains (all known) covers with "Sokalsky" cachets produced by artist Barbara Sokalsky and manufacturer Edward Warchol, eventually sold to T.D. Productions, to mark satellite launches and other space-related events. Those covers most often include this logo. Here are examples of what may be the 7 most common generic Sokalsky logo designs, 5 of which are also found on this manufacturer's information sheet.

One of the Sokalsky generic cachet designs depicts Earth surrounded by 19 different rockets, in 6 different colors: black, blue, magenta, orange, purple, and red. An interesting detail of this cachet is that one of the rockets is the Jupiter-C that lofted Explorer-1 into orbit on 31 January, 1958. In this page, entries with this cachet are presented with two detail images in their Notes: one of the cachet itself, and the other with the cachet annotated to identify the Jupiter-C launch rocket with Explorer-1 mounted on top of it. This set of Sokalsky covers is an adjunct to the Explorer-1 page, which includes text that directs the user to this page in order to examine them.

Blue highlighting is used to identify postal items only of interest for completing this collection of covers, as they are not in the domains of primary interest for the authors.

Readers who know of additional information or images are invited to contact the authors using the e-mail addresses found at the link at the bottom of this page.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
"Sokalsky" cachets "Sokalsky" cachets


Below is a list of "Sokalsky" cachets on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
"Sokalsky" cachets (on (non-launch cover) postal items)
United States1036 cover (Mi? cover)(Sokalsky black/TD Productions) cachet on cover1964TD Productions mailing envelope
United States1193 cover (Mi822 cover)(Sokalsky black) cachet on cover1964"5th anniv. of official NASA choosing of first team of astronauts"
United StatesNone(Sokalsky blue) cachet on cover1966(possible) hometown visit of Gemini-6A (not "Gemini-7") astronaut Frank Borman


Below is a list of "Sokalsky" cachets on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
"Sokalsky" cachets (mostly on un-manned satellite launch or event covers)
United States1960-08-09Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverAtlas-D (sub-orbital) rocket launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1960-08-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverDiscoverer-13 capsule recovery
United States1960-09-15Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverPolaris (sub-orbital) rocket launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1961-03-09Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky magenta, and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRedstone (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1961-03-09Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on cover
United States1960-11-17Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverPolaris (sub-orbital) rocket launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1961-02-24Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverAtlas-E (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1961-11-15Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTransit-4B and TRAAC launch
United States1962-04-26Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverAriel-1 launch
United States1962-04-27Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet (different) on coverAriel-1 launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1962-05-09Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverPershing-1 (sub-orbital) rocket launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1962-05-24Port Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky black and red) cachet on coverMercury-MA-7 launch (tethered balloon depicted)
United States1962-05-24Port Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky black and red) cachet on cover
United States1962-06-19Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverTIROS-5 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky blue) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky blue) cachet on cover
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky blue) cachet (and signature, different) on cover
United States1962-07-18Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverSAMOS-9 launch
United States1962-07-22Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverMariner-1 launch [failed]
United States1962-07-22Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky green, and cyan rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover
United States1962-08-11Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky red, and black typed) cachet on coverMercury-MA-8 pre-launch event: (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1962-08-27Port Canaveral FL(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverMariner-2 launch
United States1962-09-19Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverAtlas-F (sub-orbital) rocket launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1962-09-18Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverTIROS-6 launch
United States1962-10-03USS Lake Champlain(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverMercury-MA-8 splashdown/recovery
Chile1963-05-15Antofagasta(Sokalsky blue, and black rubber-stamp and black typed) cachet on coverMercury-MA-9 launch (no mention of Flashing Light Unit or Mercury Balloon-2 deployments)
United States1963-05-15
1963-05-16
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverMercury-MA-9 launch (but Telstar depicted)
Mercury-MA-9 splashdown/recovery (no mention of Flashing Light Unit or Mercury Balloon-2 deployments)
United States1963-05-16USS Kearsarge(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverMercury-MA-9 splashdown/recovery
United States1963-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverTIROS-7 launch
United States1963-12-12Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTitan-2 (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1963-12-21Patrick AFB, FL(Sokalsky black, and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-8 launch: (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1963-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverTitan-2 (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverRelay-2 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky purple) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky blue, and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRelay-2 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1964-01-29Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky dark blue, and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSaturn-SA-5 launch
United States1964-01-29Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky dark purple) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-29Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky black) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky magenta, and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverRanger-6 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1964-03-13Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverBlue-Scout (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1964-03-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverExplorer-S66 launch [failed]
United States1964-03-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet (different) on cover
United States1964-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet on coverGemini-Titan GT-1 launch
United States1964-04-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sokalsky blue, and blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTransit-5B-3 and Transit-5E-2 launch [failed]
United States1964-05-19Edwards CA(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverM2-F1 lifting body flight (not "X-20 Experimental Re-entry" as in text)
United States1964-05-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverSaturn-SA-6 launch
United States1964-06-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sokalsky blue, and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTransit-5C-1 launch
United States1964-06-30Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, no logo) cachet on coverAtlas-Centaur (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1964-07-17Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverUS-ERS-13 and Vela-3/4 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1964-07-17Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky orange) cachet on cover
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-09-01Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky blue and red) cachet on cover; this cover also found in an Exquisite envelopeTranstage-1 launch
United States1964-09-01Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky blue and red) cachet on cover
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverOGO-1 launch
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky black, and purple rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue) cachet (different) on coverOGO-1 launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1964-11-05Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green and black) cachet on coverMariner-3 launch [failed]
United States1964-12-10Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red and black) cachet on coverTranstage-2 launch
United States1964-12-11Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky green and black printed, no logo) cachet on coverSurveyor Model launch (Atlas-Centaur mission AC-4, failed)
United States1964-12-11Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky green and black printed, no logo) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1964-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverExplorer-26 (EPE-D) launch
United States1965-01-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, no logo) cachet on coverGemini-Titan GT-2 launch
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue/by Exquisite) cachet on coverTIROS-9 launch
United States1965-02-11Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverLES-1 launch
United States1965-02-16Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverPegasus-1 launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1965-02-23Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverThor-DSV-2G (sub-orbital) rocket launch
United States1965-03-23Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, no logo) cachet on coverGemini-3 launch
United States1965-03-23Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, no logo, and blue printed) cachet (different) on coverGemini-3 launch
United States1965-04-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green and black) cachet on coverEarly Bird (Intelsat-1) launch
United States1965-04-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green and black) cachet (black shifted away from green) on cover
United States1965-05-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverLES-2 and LCS-1 launch
United States1965-06-03Houston TX(Sokalsky blue, and black rubber-stamp/Celestial red) cachet on coverGemini-4 launch
United States1965-06-03Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky orange, and black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1965-06-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky green) cachet (different) on cover
United States1965-06-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky red) cachet (different) on cover
United States1965-06-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky orange) cachet (different) on coverGemini-4 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1965-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black, no logo) cachet on coverTranstage-5 launch
United States1965-07-02Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky brown) cachet on coverTIROS-10 launch
United States1965-07-02Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky purple) cachet on cover
United States1965-07-20Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red/Celestial red) cachet (but spelled "Celistial") on coverUS-ERS-17 and Vela-5/6 launch (but Telstar depicted)
United States1965-08-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverGemini-5 launch
United States1965-10-13Edwards CA(Sokalsky purple) cachet on coverX-15 test flight
United States1965-10-25Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky black) cachet on coverGATV-6 launch [failed]
United States1965-10-25Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky pruple-brown) cachet on cover
United States1965-10-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Sokalsky red, and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1965-12-12
1965-12-15
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Sokalsky dark-blue/A Celestial Cachet dark-blue, and blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverGemini-6A launch abort
Gemini-6A launch
United States1966-02-26Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red, and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverApollo-Saturn_AS-201 (sub-orbital) rocket launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1966-02-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green, no logo/Celestial/Jarrett? purple rubber-stamp) cachet (but spelled "Celistial") on coverESSA-2 launch
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverOAO-1 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky orange, and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-1 launch
United States1966-09-20Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverSurveyor-2 launch
United States1966-11-03Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverOV4-3, OV4-1R, OV4-1T, and OV1-6 launch
United States1966-11-07Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red, and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 launch
United States1967-01-18Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green) cachet on coverIDCSP-8/15 launch
United States1967-05-05Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky green, and black hand-printed) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-4 launch
United States1967-05-05Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky blue, and black hand-printed) cachet (different) on cover
United States1967-07-14Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverSurveyor-4 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1967-07-14Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky green) cachet (different) on coverSurveyor-4 launch
United States1967-07-19Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sokalsky red) cachet on coverExplorer-35 (IMP-E/AIMP-2) launch
United States1967-07-19Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sokalsky green) cachet (different) on cover
United States1967-08-01Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-5 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1967-09-08Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky orange) cachet on coverBiosatellite-2 launch; (also 19 rockets including Jupiter-C with Explorer-1)
United States1969-02-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Green printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch
United States1969-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL((probable) Carlos Altgelt purple printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on Apollo-9 event coverApollo-9 splashdown/recovery
United States1969-03-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverMariner-7 launch
United States1969-05-23Kennedy Space Center FL(Red-brown printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverOV5-5/6/9 and Vela-9/10 launch
United States1969-07-16Cape Canaveral FL(Sokalsky red) cachet (and signature) on coverApollo-11 launch
United States1969-11-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverSkynet-1A launch
United States1970-01-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-11-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverOAO-B launch [failed]
United States1971-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch
United States1971-03-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverExplorer-43 (IMP-H/IMP-6) launch
United States1971-05-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverDSP-2 launch
United States1971-08-07USS Okinawa((probable) Carlos Altgelt blue printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverApollo-15 splashdown/recovery
United States1971-08-07USS Okinawa((probable) Carlos Altgelt magenta printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on cover
United States1971-08-07USS Okinawa((probable) Carlos Altgelt green printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on cover
United States1971-11-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Green and brown rubber-stamp, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverDSCS-2-1/2 launch
United States1972-09-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Black and magenta rubber-stamp, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverExplorer-47 (IMP-I/IMP-7) launch
United States1972-09-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta printed, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on cover
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1973-10-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown and black rubber-stamp, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverExplorer-50 (IMP-J/IMP-8) launch
United States1976-06-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan printed, based on a Sokalsky design, and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverDSP-6 launch
United States1977-02-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan printed, based on a Sokalsky design, and cyan and black typed) cachet on coverDSP-7 launch


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