Sunday, 9 February 2014

Stamps From the USA!

Today I got a beautiful set of stamps from the USA! The set included six used stamps related to the USA's space program. Included was a 1969 10c Moon Landing stamp, which was issued on September 9, 1969. It commemorates man's first footstep on the moon's surface by astronaut Neil Armstrong. This stamp is special because it was the first US-issued jumbo-size commemorative stamp. Its engraved master die was brought all the way to the moon's surface and a cover with its proof was canceled in the space module. These were sent by Rachel from the United Kingdom. Thanks Rachel! 

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