These are NASA Local Post cinderellas issued by the Space City Cover Society. In the SCCS catalog, your stamps are
left: SE-8-NLP(31Jul1970) honoring the retirement of Gordon Cooper right: A-3-NLP(31Jan1969 or 13Jan1969, there seems to be a date discrepancy between the SCCS catalog and the NLP listings; either a typo or maybe the 1st date is the cancel for covers, but the cinderella was issued a couple of weeks earlier?) commemorating the return Apollo 8
[EDIT: OK, I now see on the SCCS catalog errata sheet that the correct date is 13Jan1969; so it looks like it was a typo]
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2013 16:14:34 GMT -5 by khj: updated to include info from SCCS errata sheet
I should clarify that NLP insists that they should not be called cinderellas, as technically NLP stamps are valid for private delivery by Space City Courier Service (not to be confused with SCCS = Space City Cover Society). I've yet to see a non-philatelic delivered covers bearing NLP stamps, so...
Also, those 2 particular sheets were issued before the 1979 formation of Space City Courier Service. So as far as I'm concerned, they are still cinderellas.
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