USA  1969
Apollo 11
Commemoration of the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon. The illustration is an artist’s impression of Neil Armstrong talking his “one small step” onto the surface. In reality, the Earth was not low on the horizon as shown here but much closer to the zenith because they landed near the centre of the Moon’s visible face. This stamp was intended for airmail postage, hence the prefix “A” to the Stanley Gibbons number.

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