Robert Rank – Local Post Covers

Cape Kennedy Local Post / Satellite Beach Local Post / JFK Space Center Local Post

According to ‘First Days’ magazine (Jan-Feb 1965), these local post stamps were made by Robert Rank. It was possible to obtain the stamp(s) on a first day cover by sending in a self-addressed envelope along with payment and enough space on the left-hand-side of the cover for the stamp and postmark.

The first issue was 22nd Nov 1964 and the last issue i’ve seen dates from 1968.

Here is a double-sided newsletter from Robert Rank, dated 22nd Nov 1964:

These snippets were taken from a different flyer (undated but definitely from 1965), advertising Robert Rank’s new Local Post issues:

My collection of these interesting items is shown below.


22nd Nov 1964 (10 x Cape Kennedy Local Post stamps, 10 x Satellite Beach Local Post stamps):

29th Jan 1965 (10 x Cape Kennedy Local Post stamps, 10 x Satellite Beach Local Post stamps):

14th Feb 1965:

18th Feb 1965:

26th Jun 1965:

2nd Jul 1965:

10th Oct 1965:

31st Oct 1965:

22nd Nov 1965:

28th Nov 1965:

12th Dec 1965:

20th Jan 1966:

16th Mar 1966:

9th Apr 1966:

3rd Jun 1966:

14th Jun 1966:

23rd Aug 1966:

17th Oct 1966:

22nd Nov 1966:

29th Sep 1967:

27th Jan 1968:

28th Feb 1968: