Space Exploration on stamps

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Werner Salentin, May 1, 2021.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    In the last few days I have done a number of scans from my DDR (GDR) -
    collection,I had bought last year.The more I "get into" that collection,the more
    I like it.
    The GDR has issued many stamps with space-exploration thematics.
    Of course,as seen from "the other side",the side of the "socialist" world.
    A good reason to start a new thread,what will include,of course,also stamps
    from other places,than just the DDR.
    Space DDR 603.jpg
    The start of this little guy,called Sputnik 1 on Oct.4th,1957,came as a big
    surprise and even shok to the West,especially to the US.
    It was the first man-made earth-satellite and till today is the most popular one.
    Stamp issued Nov.7th (!),1957.
     
    BettyBoop and DonSellos like this.
  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Space DDR 721.jpg
    Another "big bang" was the (intended crash-) landing of Luna 2 (Lunik 2)
    on the moon.
    Stamp issued Sept.21st,1959.
     
    BettyBoop and DonSellos like this.
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Space DDR 822.jpg
    One more "triumph of socialsim":
    Juri Gagarin circuiting the earth in space on April 12th,1961.
    Issued April 18th,1961 (10 Pfg.),April 20th,others.
     
    DonSellos likes this.
  4. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Active Member

    I started a collection of IMG_0001.jpg Moon Landing anniversaries etc, but soon fell into other space themes as well. Here is a nice cover issued 1965 by Czechoslovakia commemorating "Space Achievements", with Grissom, Young and "Gemini 3", and "Gemini 3" on Launching pad at Cape Kennedy.
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Space DDR 865.jpg
    Space DDR 867.jpg
    German Titov was the second cosmonaut in space.His flight lasted
    one day with his spaceship Vostok 2.
    He visited later the US and met President Kennedy and John Glenn.
    Although he was a drinker and not very well-disciplined he rose through
    the ranks and achieved the rank of a lieutenant general,the highest
    rank any cosmonaut ever achieved.
    After the end of the Soviet Union,he became a member of the Duma
    (russian parliament) for the Communist Party.
    He died suddenly (in his sauna) in the year 2000.
     
    DonSellos likes this.
  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Space DDR 917.jpg
    First soviet group space flight of Vostok III and Vostok IV
    with the cosmonauts P.R.Popovitch and A.G.Nikolajev.
    Souvenir sheet issued Sept.13th,1962.
     
    DonSellos likes this.
  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Space DDR 926.jpg
    5th anniversary of soviet space fligts,showing various details of
    the russian achievements.Issued Dec.28th,1962.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page