Russia: 1958 Sputnik Issue

Image or picture Soviet Sputnik stamp of 1958

This small stamp represents one of the first satelite commemorative stamps.

On the label to the right of the stamp the Russian translates to: On May 15, 1958 in accordance with the program of the International Geophysical Year, the Soviet Union launched the third artificial earth satellite, weighing 1327 KG, to a height of 1880 kilometers.

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