Space Exploration on stamps

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Werner Salentin, May 1, 2021 at 4:18 AM.

  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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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.
     
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