I have sent this Mercury Project stamp in the past, featuring Alan Shepard, the first American in space:
It was issued in 2011 alongside this stamp about the Messenger Mission, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury:
Adrienne sent me this one - 1985 Canadians in space.
And I also received this one featuring the space shuttle: one of a set of 8 se-tenant stamps from 1981 on US space achievement.
Smash sent me this great 10c Skylab stamp issued in 1974.
The envelope she sent with that stamp was pretty special. I had to go hunting for the value for the 'B rate' stamp - 18c.
USPS Stamps has an interesting article about astronauts taking first day covers into space.
And finally you can go to Infinity and Beyond with Buzz Lightyear.
I have used his stamp on mail, but not received one myself.
These certainly gave me a Buzz!ReplyDelete
I really like that set form 1981.ReplyDelete
I had read the USPS article. Very interesting!
I thought the article was fascinating; I had no idea that they had taken first day covers into space to stamp.Delete
I haven't seen that Skylab one before - interesting!ReplyDelete
It's a great vintage stamp.Delete
Love the 1981 stamp - and the 'benefitting mankind' statement. I always cringe a little when I hear people whining about the uselessness of space travel.ReplyDelete
It certainly seems to be a human need to explore. And of course we benefit immensely, just think how different the world would be without communications satellites.Delete
I like the astronauts finger on the control panel of the Canada stamp, I wonder what that button does.ReplyDelete
I hadn't even noticed that. Hopefully it's not the eject button.Delete