I was recently given some postage stamps, mainly covering the achievements of the Soviet Union during the early days of the Space Age.
It occurred to me that they might be of interest to those who read this blog. After all, there can’t me much astronomical art that is more widely seen. And probably no other space art that people get to lick…
Early Soviet satellites, on a 1 ruble stamp.
Stamp celebrating the “Intercosmos” mission in 1978, with Germany joining the Soviet Union in a Soyuz capsule.
Space probe, antenna and cosmonaut in Lunar Orbit. 4 Kopeck stamp?
A not very realistic portrait of Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, on board Vostok 6.
I particularly like this one! The “automatic station” Mars 2 probe approaches a very ‘old school’ rendition of Mars|
Celebrating the life of Yuri Gagarin in 1984. I really like the ascending stylised cosmonaut in the background.
Very much in the style of the heroic propaganda posters, this 6 Kopeck stamp celebrates the Vostok 3 and 4 missions.
More to come soon!