2) Indian Philately Exposed - Part II
3) First Aerial Post - Indian Philately Exposed - Part III
4) 1911 First Aerial Post - Allahabad - Indian Philately Exposed - Part IV
So if 1959 USA was first official nation in world to carry mail by rocket then what are this Rocket mail cover issued in 1934 or 1937 or 1944 or 19??.!!
The first successful(Unofficial) delivery of mail by a rocket in the United States was made on 23 February 1936.
Before Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and the present Space Shuttle, there was "Gloria," a rocket airplane that was launched from the frozen waters of Greenwood Lake on February 23, 1936, some 300 meters away. The rocket airplane was the brainchild of two men, Ferd Kessler and John Schleich.
Ferd Kessler was a stamp dealer from New York City. He was interested in producing and selling stamps. Kessler teamed up with John Schleich of Greenwood Lake who was the Village Treasurer. Schleich thought a rocket airplane taking off from Greenwood Lake would be good publicity for the Village. (It was not authorised or approved by postal administration).
Following cover is to celebrate 25th anniversary of that event. It's not carried by rocket.!!
Might be who knows.!! except few philatelist in that area who were interested in rocket mail.!!
This cover also has official stamp and cancellation from US post office and it has label and rubber stamp too.!! They can sign this too.!! and affix label "Rocket Dispatched"!!!!
Can we consider following as Rocket Mail cover if someone sign as astronaut.!!
BTW: this cover has official Gandhi stamp and official Cancellation.!!
This cover is nothing but an EVENT cover which was made to celebrate the event about Polaris Missile fired from Cape Canaveral. It is not a Rocket mail or Rocket carried or Rocket dispatched.!!
Who know it might be carried in missile.!!! just put rubber stamp and label that it is carried by rocket.!
Following are more India Rocket mail which has stamp on cover, but can we still think it's officially carried in rocket by postal agency or administration during that time.!!!
I don't think so.
So before you collect any philatelic material be careful and think all possibilities as we don't know what happen almost 70+ years ago.!!
Again let me make sure that this cover might be genuine as I am not expert so as a buyer you have to think before you buy it.
So now what are this Rocket mail cover issued in 1934 or 1937 or 1944 ?
Your guess is mine.!!
Gandhi Stamps Club
BTW: Following are some of the famous FAKE Gandhi stamps and philately I am aware off.
1) Fake Pictorial Postmark Cancel To make collection unique or money.!!
2) Fake Postcards Just to make little money.!!
3) Fake seller (pretending from different country or trying to outbid .!!)
4) FAKE Error Stamp (to make money!!)