China 1960   

Luna 2, Luna 3  

China 8f stamp Luna 2
China 10f stamp Luna 3

Left:  Commemoration of the Soviet Luna 2, the first craft to hit the Moon. It carried two spheres consisting of pentagonal plaques with the Soviet coat of arms, one of which is shown on the stamp

Right:  Soviet Luna 3 taking the first photographs of the far side of the Moon. 

These stamps were issued as a pair in 1960. 

Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers: 

8f:    1907 

10f:   1908 

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