Friday, January 20, 2012

Philately Fridays: Russia, 1980



Two stamps all about the Soviet Space Program. Loving the illustration style, very indicative of the era when they were created. Can anyone translate the type here?



4 comments:

Scott said...

Across the top:
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTO SPACE

On the badge:
INTERCOSMOS

On the bottom:
15 kopeks (or 6) MAIL SSSR

MIKE DAVIS said...

NICE - thank you!

Jacob said...

Soviet cosmonauts had to take a city bus to their spacecraft?

Miloje Chastven said...

bansesYes - bus best for transport, same like in USA. Nothing strange even today, and not at 1980 or before. What is more interesting, is how much Russia and Soviet advanced in cosmos exploring over other capitalistic and democratic states!? Your set is about "Salyut 6", "Soyuz 36", "Soyuz 37" - set of three value, minimal catalog value of 1.00 $ per set, mint, nh.

best regards to all
Milco
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