Mongolia  1959
Luna 3
Left (vertical): A fanciful representation of Luna 3 being launched to the Moon. The design of the rocket is entirely imaginary, as no pictures of actual Russian space launchers had been released at the time.

Right (horizontal): Luna 3 with a crude representation of the far side of the Moon based on Luna 3’s pictures.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers:
30m  –  178
50m  –  179