1998 Mint Set of 6 & Commemorative Sheet!
In 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth aboard his Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. From blastoff to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean five hours later, millions of Americans were captivated by his historic, 3-orbit flight.
Glenn received a hero's welcome at home and NASA had its first astronaut to match the Russian orbital flights of Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. Not wanting to risk losing a national hero, a Presidential order kept Glenn from space until 36 years later when he became the "oldest man in space" aboard the 10-day Space Shuttle Discovery mission.
The Marshall Islands honored these two missions with this marvelous set highlighting both historic flights - comparing the 1962 and 1998 liftoffs, spaceships and John Glenn. The commemorative sheet features the 1962 U.S. "Man in Space" issue - a stamp prepared in secrecy and sent to post offices in sealed packages marked "Top Secret", not to be opened until the successful completion of the mission!
1992 Complete Mint Set of 6 Sheets
For the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' Voyage to the U.S., Spain, Portugal and Italy created a joint-issue honoring the brave explorer. Add these seldom-seen Italian commemorative sheets to your collection! (Sheet size - 4-3/8 x 3-5/8 inches)
Save 60% on this 1992 Complete Set of 7
Tanzania celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America with this fascinating set of images from the first voyage of Columbus. Follow their two-month journey with this set, which shows setbacks such as navigational errors and his flagship Santa Maria running aground, and the flock of birds and a shooting star leading to the sighting of land, where they were greeted by peaceful and friendly natives. All of these events are shown on this set, as well as his ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. His 1492 expedition, at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, opened the way for new trade routes and further exploration of the Americas.
Tanzania Voyages of Columbus - Normally $6.00
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Leading up to Columbus' 500th anniversary of his Discovery of the New World the Bahamas celebrated with this attractive set of 5 commemorative sheets. Columbus first landed in the Bahamas at San Salvador. (Bahamas #644, 667, 692, 729, 753). Order now & save over $16 More...