Vietnam 1966   

Luna 9

Vietnam 1966 stamp Luna 9
Vietnam 1966 stamp Luna 9

An attractive pair of stamps commemorating the flight and landing of Luna 9 from Vietnam, issued at a time when it was divided into two: a communist north and non-communist South. In the first of the pair, Luna 9 is seen on its way to the Moon, apparently performing a mid-course correction with its rockets. On the second, Luna 9 is seen symbolically resting on the lunar surface. 

Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers: 

12x:    N445 

50x:   N446 

◄  Back to Exploring the Moon on Stamps