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    Flown on China's first manned space mission

    Shenzhou 5 Flown and Numbered Cover in Presentation Book. This flight, October 15, 2003, was the first manned space mission from any country other than the United States or Russia (Soviet Union). This is cover #165 of only 200 of this design for Dawn Aerospace Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. flown on the mission with taikonaut Yang Liwei. The cover has been notarized and includes an official multi-page Certificate of Authenticity from the Beijing Office of Notaries; both have embossed stamps applied. Cover is enclosed inside an attractive slipcovered 10" x 13" hardback book along with an unflown sheet of stamps. Most of these flown covers were issued to party, government, and industrial VIPs. Very few have made it into the U.S. market. Very fine.

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    May, 2015
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