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Daily LIFT #557

Series of space stamps, USSR 1963 -- Daily LIFT #557

Artist Igor Kominarets won the prize in the competition for the design of a series of space exploration commemoratives. The six stamps in the series display the seal of the Soviet Union in gold and the space probes and their orbital paths shown against a bright red background. To the left is the description of the flight commemorated: "First artificial earth satellite," "First pennant on the moon," "First photograph of the hidden side of the moon," "First man in space," "First group flight in space," "First woman cosmonaut."


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