Exploring the Moon
The first robot explorers
Exploring the Moon on stamps
The waning crescent Moon.
1972 Chad 100f
The Luna 16 ascent stage taking off from an improbably rugged Moonscape,
bringing lunar samples back to Earth.
1972 Chad 150f
Lunokhod 1 gingerly crossing an improbable crevice in the lunar surface.
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1971 Poland 2.50z
Lunokhod 1 exploring the Moon, its front wheels rising to pass over a rock. As
in other stamps depicting lunar surface scenes, the Earth low on the horizon is
1971 East Germany 20pf
Lunokhod 1 rolling down a ramp from the Luna 17 lander onto the surface of the
1971 Romania 3.30l + 3.30l
This pair of stamps showing Lunas 16 and 17 was issued joined together.
1971 USA 8c + 8c
These stamps, joined together as a panoramic pair, show the Apollo 15 astronauts
and the Lunar Roving Vehicle. SG 2166
1972 Mauritania 75f
Another nice pair of illustrations of Luna 16 and 17 from a French colony (see
also the pair from Chad, above, by the same engraver. This one shows the Luna
16 ascent stage taking off from the surface of Mare Fecunditatis.
1972 Mauritania 100f
Lunokhod 1 rolling down a ramp off the Luna 17 landing stage near the western
shores of Mare Imbrium, where it landed in November 1970