05 April 2011

50th Anniversary of first men in Space

Date of Issue – 5 April 2011

San Marino issues a stamp today , commemorating first Men in space.The stamp of €0.50 portrays Gagarin set against the Soviet Union flag and the stamp of € 2.40 portrays Shepard set against the American flag. On 12 April 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space .

The Soviet Union Aboard the Vostok 1 spaceship, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934 –1968) makes the first orbital flight around the Earth and then lands in the Saratov region. He leaves the space capsule, which brought him safe and sound through the atmosphere, with an ejection seat and ends his historical space flight by parachute. The event marks the first milestone in the space conquest.

Americans take up the Russian challenge on the 5th May 1961. The cosmonaut Alan Bartlett Shepard (1923-1998) orbits aboard the Mercury spaceship called Freedom 7, reaching the height of 185 km and the speed of 8.262 km/h. He is the first American cosmonaut to travel into space.

: San Marino Post

New Rose Stamp from Latvia

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Date of Issue – 25 March 2011

Courtesy – EN Limanski

My Recent Covers

Copy of thanks

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Andrzej Bek – Poland

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EN Limanski – Riga, Latvia

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Ivan Wong – Hong Kong

Thanks all of you for nice covers. I will send covers very soon . I am sorry I could not send covers to my friends since a long time as the covers are not available here but trying to get them soon for all my friends… Thank you very much !!

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