Dear postcrossers, I would like to start a new topical series here. I would like to dedicate this thread to the theme that I love since I was 4 years old. In 1989 stamps were one of just a few opportunities to enjoy my hobby. I always loved the space stamps art and I would like to sum all the space stamps that I have in this forum. I will start with my own country and will continue more or less systematically to cover stamps, FDC’s, maximum cards and everything space related.
The main purpose of this topic is to enjoy the hobby and this particular theme with fellow postcrossers with the same interest
You all are free to contribute to this thread as far as space is involved. Share your collections and try to make some sense to it. You can describe your personal opinion on the set that you are sharing or some interesting information about the stuff depicted in the pucture.
Secondary objective is to show the rest of us, what you have in your collection and perhaps what you would like to get in the future.
We, as a space enthusiasts shall unite and maybe help each other complete our collections or just to make each other avare of space issues from the past or present times.
Also I would like to challenge you, with a different favorite topic, to create such a thread and let the rest of us to enjoy your favorite theme
Let’s light up this candle finally and поехали!
My first selection is the issue from 1957 and I believe that it is the first time that czechoslovakian stamps were depicting space exploration. This time it was connected to the international geophysical year (International Geophysical Year - Wikipedia).
In the first picture, there is the astronomical observatory in Ondřejov. I will definitely make an xtremephilately picture of it one day
The second stamp is depicting the meteorological station at Lomnický štít mountain peak. You can see that the station looks a little bit different now, there is newer part of the building attached to the original one.
And finally the third stamp from this collection is quite accurately depicting the Sputnik 2 spacecraft (the one with the dog Laika ( лимончик) inside. The picture is very accurate also because the spacecraft was not designed to separate from the booster.
And the FDC
Check the date on the postage stamp: 20.12.1957 - only 65 years and 3 days ago
65 years and 3 days… Almost exactly the amount of time that mankind needed to get from the first powered flight (Wright Brothers - December 1903) to the far side of the Moon Apollo 8 - December 1968)