C249 45th Anniversary of the First Man in Space
Date: April 12, 2006
On April 12, 2006, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues a new postage stamp commemorating
the 45th Anniversary of the First Manned Spaceflight.
On April 12, 1961, Vostok I blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome west of Moscow. Aboard this spacecraft, 26-year-old Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin was "to be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature." After re-entering the atmosphere, Gagarin parachuted to safety some four
miles above Earth, bringing to a close the most exciting round-the-world trip of the 20th century. He became known as "the Columbus of the Cosmos."
The new stamp, designed by the renowned
Russian artists Gherman Alexeyevich Komlev and Vladimir Dzhanibekov (himself a Cosmonaut), depicts a portrait of Yuri Gagarin with the Vostok I rocket orbiting the Earth.
Issue: 45th Anniversary of the First Man in Space Face Value: 1 x 39¢ Issue Date: April 12, 2006 Issue Place: Majuro Designer: Gherman
Alexeyevich Komlev and Cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, and yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover
Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Square Stamps per Sheet: 20 Number of Designs per Sheet: 1 Overall Sheet Size: 194mm x 160mm Size of Stamp: 34mm x 34mm
Issue Number: C249 Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2006 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp
| US$ || .39 || Yuri A. Gagarin, Vostok I and Earth |
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