Mongolia 1959  

Luna 3

Mongolia stamp 1959 Luna 3
Mongolia stamp 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 

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