C249 45th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

Issue Date: April 12, 2006

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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.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • 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.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ .39 Yuri A. Gagarin, Vostok I and Earth

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