Australian ELDO Covers


This table represents event covers released for the ELDO series of rocket launches from the Woomera Rocket Range, South Australia. It should be noted that for the first three launches, no special postmark was available and thus standard Woomera postmarks are appropriate. These are the rarest of the covers with the third launch cover being harder to find than the first two. For the rest of the launches Australia Post produced special illustrative postmarks which only differ by the addition of the mission number. Click on EXTRA to see Tracking covers plus extra Launch covers.
 

Designation Type Postmark Station Description Rarity
ELDO F-1 - 5 June 1964  
EDO-01a Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Pink-Silver-Blue - Shows rocket & map of Australia 2
EDO-01b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue -  - Shows rocket & map of Australia 1
EDO-01c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Black + Red Text - Country list in form of a rectangle 2
EDO-01d Commem Adelaide Commemorative Only Green - Shows drawing of rocket launch - Machine postmark 5
ELDO F-2 - 20 October 1964  
EDO-02a Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Pink-Gold-Black - Shows rocket & map of Australia and Europe 2
EDO-02b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range MAY NOT EXIST - NOT SEEN 0
EDO-02c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Black + Blue Text - Country list in form of a rectangle 2
EDO-02d Commem Adelaide Commemorative Only Green - Shows drawing of rocket launch - Green airmail envelope - Machine postmark 5
ELDO F-3 - 22 March 1965  
EDO-03a Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue-Red - Rocket on launch Pad 21
EDO-03b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Green - Rocket on launch Pad 11
EDO-03c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range MAY NOT EXIST - NOT SEEN 0
EDO-03d Commem Adelaide Commemorative Only Green - Shows drawing of rocket launch - Hand postmark 5
ELDO F-4 - 24 May 1966 EXTRA
EDO-04a Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Green-Gold-Purple - Shows rocket above map of Australia and Europe 3
EDO-04b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Purple - Shows rocket above map of Australia and Europe 3
EDO-04c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Red - Country list in form of a rectangle 3
EDO-04d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Red - Shows drawing of rocket launch 3
ELDO F-5 - 15 November 1966 EXTRA
EDO-05a Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue-Gold-Green - Shows rocket & map of Australia 3
EDO-05b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Green - Shows rocket & map of Australia 3
EDO-05c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Aqua - Country list in form of a rectangle 3
EDO-05d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Black - Shows drawing of rocket launch 3
ELDO F-6/1 - 4 August 1967 EXTRA
EDO-061b Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Purple - Shows rocket & map of Australia and Europe 2
EDO-061c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue - Country list in form of a rectangle 3
EDO-061d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue2 - Shows drawing of rocket launch 3
EDO-061e Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Red - Shows map of Australia & rocket 3
ELDO F-6/2 - 6 December 1967 EXTRA
EDO-062c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Purple or Black - Country list in form of a rectangle 3
EDO-062d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Black or Blue on Blue envelope - Shows drawing of rocket launch 3
EDO-062e Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Green or Red-Brown - Shows map of Australia & rocket 3
EDO-062f Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Red - A.I.D.A. Text cachet in rectangle 0
ELDO F-7 - 30 November 1968 EXTRA
EDO-07c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Black - Country list in form of a rectangle - Also exists with extra green text cachet 4
EDO-07d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Blue on blue envelope - Shows drawing of  rocket launch A variation exists with an added satellite. 4
EDO-07e Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Red - Shows map of Australia & rocket 4
EDO-07f Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Purple - A.I.D.A. Text cachet in rectangle 0
ELDO F-8 - 3 July 1969 EXTRA
EDO-08c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Country list in form of a rectangle  - MAY NOT EXIST3 0
EDO-08d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Green - Shows drawing of rocket launch 4
EDO-08e Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Shows map of Australia & rocket - MAY NOT EXIST3 0
EDO-08l Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Greyscale - Shows photo of rocket launch 0
ELDO F-9 - 12 June 1970 EXTRA
EDO-09c Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Country list in form of a rectangle - MAY NOT EXIST3 5
EDO-09d Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Shows drawing of rocket launch - MAY NOT EXIST3 0
EDO-09e Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Shows map of Australia & rocket- MAY NOT EXIST3 0
EDO-09l Launch Woomera Woomera Rocket Range Multicolour - Shows photo of rocket launch
Purple version exists
Paste-on Greyscale version exists
5

 

Notes
1) The F-3 covers are the rarest of the ELDO covers
2) Also exists on a light blue envelope
3) Only seen on tracking station covers. See EXTRA.
 

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