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Space Topics Commemorated on Authentic Postage Stamps


Space programs, space exploration, rockets and space vehicles,
the space shuttle, astronomy, satellites, and more.

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Russian Space Flights Mint Souvenir Sheet
Item ID: SP189

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Issuing Country: Poland
Date of Issue: October 6, 1962
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1093
2015 Scott Catalogue Value: $2.40
Description: Issued to commemorate the 1st Russian group space flight, Vostoks III and IV (August 11-15, 1962), this mint souvenir sheet features "two stars in orbit."
Price: $1.90
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Apollo Soyuz Issue United States, 1975
Item ID: SP19

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In July 1975, American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts took part in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the world's first joint manned space flight. This mission, which ended the Apollo era, was highlighted by the docking and rendezvous between the Apollo capsule and the Soyuz capsule. The attached pair of mint stamps, issued on July 15, 1975, features the spacecraft prior to docking and the spacecraft in docked position. Scott Cat.# 1569-1570
Price: $0.80
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Soviet Moon Rocket Imperforate Set of 3
Item ID: SP190

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Issuing Country: Poland
Date of Issue: November 7, 1959
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 875-877
2015 Scott Catalogue Value: $2.75
Description: This complete mint set of three imperforate stamps was issued to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Russian Revolution and the landing of the Soviet moon rocket. The stamps feature Sputnik 3, Luna 1 and the sun, and the Earth, moon and Sputnik 2.
Price: $2.20
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Bykovski & Tereskova Space Flights
Item ID: SP191

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Issuing Country: Poland
Date of Issue: 1963
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1175-1177
Scott Catalogue Value (2015): $1.75
Description: This complete mint set of three stamps was issued to commemorate the 1963 space flights of astronauts Valeri Bykovski and Valentina Tereshkova. The stamps were overprinted (with dates and astronauts names; faintly visible in our image) to further commemorate the visit of these two astronauts to Poland on October 23-28, 1963. Please note that one stamp is poorly centered (as in image).
Price: $1.15
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Conquest of Space Mint Set of 10
Item ID: SP192

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Issuing Country: Poland
Date of Issue: November 11, 1963
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1178-1187
2015 Scott Catalogue Value: $3.40
Description: Celebrating the conquest of space, this complete mint set of ten stamps features Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's rocket and rocket speed equation, and American and Russian spacecrafts (Lunik 2, Lunik 3, Vostok 1, Friendship 7, Vostoks 3 and 4, Mariner 2, and Mars 1).
Price: $2.45
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Halley's Comet Guyana, 1986
Item ID: SP193

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Issuing Country: Guyana
Date of Issue: July 19, 1986
Scott Catalogue Number(s): 1461
Scott Catalogue Value (2015): $3.00
Description: This mint set of two stamps (attached pair) commemorated Halley's Comet and features two previously issued stamps in the designs; one with a ship and one with a Macaw Nena).
Price: $1.50
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Exploration of MarsGrenada, 19917 Mint Stamp Sheets
Item ID: SP2

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Grenada "saluted the coming exploration of Mars" with this seven-sheet set of space stamps. The set includes four sheets of nine stamps each, and three souvenir sheets with one high face value stamp each. Similar to a set issued by Sierra Leone in 1990 (see our item# SP1), the set features a large number of people, spacecraft, and space images (e.g., Viking mission images) related to the exploration of Mars (past and future). The stamps include brief descriptions of the designs. This attractive set has a retail value of $74.50 (Scott 2015 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue); a very good buy at our low price of $29.95. Please click on the image or "Details" to view all seven sheets.
Price: $29.95
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Viking Missions Issue United States, 1978
Item ID: SP20

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NASA's Viking space program consisted of a pair of space probes sent to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2. Both vehicles were composed of an orbiter designed to photograph the surface of Mars from orbit, and a lander designed to study the planet from the surface. This mint stamp, issued on July 20, 1978 (the second anniversary of the landing of Viking 1 on Mars), commemorates these historic Viking voyages. Scott Cat.# 1759
Price: $0.52
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Space Achievements IssueSheet of 8 StampsUnited States, 1981
Item ID: SP21

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Issued by the United States on May 21, 1981, this block of eight mint stamps salutes U.S. accomplishments in space and space research. The continuous "Space Achievements" design features an astronaut on the moon, Pioneer 11 and Saturn, Skylab and the sun, the Hubble space telescope, the Space Shuttle in orbit, the Space Shuttle with arm deployed, the Space Shuttle at launch, and the Space Shuttle prior to landing. Scott Cat.# 1912-1919
Price: $3.75
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Space Accomplishments United States, 1992
Item ID: SP27

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Both the United States and Russia were involved in the design of this block of four mint stamps; Russia concurrently issued a similar set. The American and Russian designers were Robert T. McCall and Vladimir Beilin, respectively. The four stamps form a continuous design that honors a broad spectrum of space exploration achievements by the two countries (click on the image or "Details" for additional design information). Scott Cat.# 2631-2634 (2634a). This item is currently one of our Special Offers; for a limited time, our list price of $2.85 is reduced to $2.15.
Price: $2.15
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Mars Pathfinder Issue United States, 1997 Priority Mail Sheet
Item ID: SP31

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Issued by the United States on Dec. 10, 1997, this mint souvenir sheet includes a large (38 x 76 mm) $3 Priority Mail rate stamp. The sheet saluted the Pathfinder mission that had reached the surface of Mars the previous July 4. Facts about the mission are printed on the back of the sheet (in the selvage), including that Mars Pathfinder landed in the Ares Vallis region of Mars and that the land rover, Sojourner (featured on the stamp), measures approximately 2 feet by 1.5 feet by 1 foot. Scott Cat.# 3178
Price: $7.65
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Space Discovery Issue United States, 1998 Strip of 5 Mint Stamps
Item ID: SP32

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A futuristic perspective of life in other "worlds" is provided by this strip of five mint stamps. The five stamps form a continuous design. The first day of issue ceremony for these stamps was held on Oct. 1, 1998, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Scott Cat.# 3238-3242 (3242a)
Price: $4.50
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