France is going to issue a €1.30 stamp on 19th July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Designed by Alice Bigot, the artwork is based on a photo showing Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon. On 5th July, Monaco is going to issue a €1 stamp featuring a design illustrated by Joel Tchobanian showing an astronaut and earth as viewed from the moon.
Spain issued a special souvenir sheet on 13th June. Some stamps from the sheet honour the contributions of the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology in this historic Mission. Armstrong’s words, “The Eagle has landed” were heard by the scientists at the tracking station in Fresnedillas de la Oliva for the first time. A Spanish quote on the €3.50 stamp translates to “Spain, whose history is full of discoveries, has helped us take this huge step for Humanity. “Without the communications maintained between the Apollo XI and the space station Apollo Madrid in Fresnedillas, our landing wouldn’t have been possible.”
A black-and-white photo of Spanish engineer Jose Manuel Grandela at the tracking station is featured on the souvenir sheet. Eagle on the moon and the command module Columbia in orbit are featured on the selvage. The command module was piloted by Astronaut Michael Collins. The stamp shows Aldrin on the moon. When the souvenir sheet is closed, it shows two parts of the moon and an antenna. Augmented reality is also portrayed through the design.
Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.
Image Courtesy: La Poste
The Government of India has launched an initiative called Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to remember and ce...
Japan issued 1,000 Yen coin in 2022 to mark the 150th anniversary of the railways' inauguration.
The Chameleons of the Chamaeleonidae family have 202 species as of June 2015. The members of this fa...
India issued a definitive stamp of Homi Bhabha on 1st March 2009. This blue-coloured stamp has an im...
With a face value of 3,000 Cambodian riels, this coin is a numismatic item produced in Cambodia. It'...
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our endeavour.
For a past few days we have been recieving queries whether we buy/sell coins, stamps and currency.
We would like to inform you that, as of date, we have not provided such a platform. However please register on our website and do keep visiting our portal for further notifications on such a forum and other important and exciting news/updates.
Happy Collecting !