Exploring the Moon
The first robot explorers
Exploring the Moon on stamps
The waning crescent Moon.
1994 USA $9.95
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and issued on July
20, the same date as the Eagle landed. This stamp has a high face value and is
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1994 USA 29c x 12
A souvenir sheet commemorating the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11, containing a
dozen 29c stamps surrounded by the famous Apollo 8 picture of the Earth rising above the Moon. The sheet was issued on 1994 July 20, the
same day as USA 2921. Stamps from this sheet can be obtained individually but
do not have a separate number in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue.
1999 USA 33c
Commemorating the first manned landing on the Moon with an image of Buzz Aldrin’s boot print in the lunar dust. This stamp was part of a millennium series recalling events
of the 1960s. A description of each subject was printed under the gum on the
back of each stamp.
1994 Netherlands 90c
In 1994 the Netherlands issued this stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of
the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. In the top half is a TV image of Armstrong
at the foot of the Lunar Module’s ladder with his famous “One small step” speech superimposed, while the bottom half shows Aldrin’s bootprint in the lunar dust.
1994 New Zealand $1.50
New Zealand commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with this
holographic stamp. Behind the figure of Buzz Aldrin looms the globe of the
Earth with New Zealand prominent.
1999 Bosnia 2m
In 1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina issued this attractive stamp to commemorate the
30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
1991 Guernsey 26p
A stamp commemorating the Apollo 11 Moon landing of 1969, which was the year in
which Guernsey became a separate postal administration and began to issue its
own stamps, hence the inset illustration.
1991 USA 29c
A Lunar Orbiter probe surveying the Moon. This stamp was part of a strip of 10
depicting the exploration of the Solar System. There were no perforations along
one edge of the strip. SG 2628