Sunday, January 11, 2015

The 30th Anniversary of the First Manned Moon Landing, Angola

After a few months' absence here comes a new post! Yay! Hurray! (well, I hope it is a 'yay' reaction from your side anyways :P)
In general, for the past months I've been away from everything postal related...a number of reasons for that, if you're curious, you can get some vague info here in my postcards' blog post (in order to avoid repeating myself)
However, I've been trying slowly to get back on track with stuff...and this is one of the spots that still hasn't been taken care of with regards to that. Being that it is Sunday, I recalled today is the day for Sunday stamps and ain't there a better excuse to post something? :)
Just that I realized that while I was gone, some things have changed and Sunday stamps has a new host, that is Violet...so this means that I've been gone for a really long time since I've missed something like this.
Anyways,. I would like to thank Viridian for all the hard work she had put up while hosting SS, I really enjoyed being part of it! And thanks to Violet for taking over and giving us the chance to still enjoy the Sunday stamps ;-)

So this come-back post is supposed to portray some famous people or portraits...maybe the entire post doesn't really fulfill the conditions but the first stamp surely does, and that's the one I wanted to show you...the rest are for your enjoyment :)


I am showing some Angola stamps today, issued in 1999 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the First Manned Moon Landing, which happened on 20 July 1969, when Apollo 11 took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon. The above stamps shows Armstrong...I don't know why they hadn't issued a stamp depicting Aldrin too though. Maybe cos Armstrong was the one who set foot first. There was another guy, Michael Collins, who piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth. So he does deserve some recognition within this issue as well I think but anyways.
Armstrong unfortunately ain't among us any more...he passed away at the age of 82, in 2012.

So as I said, that would be my stamp to contribute to to today's Sunday stamps edition. But I simply couldn't leave out the rest of the stamps in the set, so here they are:
 

Here you have the SBS-4 Satellite on the right and the left is the Space Shuttle Columbia.



In the sheet above you can also see a number of various satellites displayed, while in the one below is our magnificent and mystic Solar system.

I can say nothing else but just that this entire issue of stamps is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
Hope you liked them as well! :)



for more famous people on stamps, click on the link below...and enjoy it! :)

4 comments:

  1. It is so good to see you posting stamps again! (and I'm glad you found the new link up!!)
    I love space related stamps, so am thrilled you showed the rest of the set.
    And I agree that the poor pilot gets short shrift with the whole escapade.

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  2. Very interesting stamps. I also love stamps related to the space, they are not so common in my country. And stamps from Angola! I think I have never received any from this country, alas.

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  3. I couldn't agree more with your gorgeous comments about these stamps, especially that last sheet.

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  4. I've never seen the Apollo 11 badge before, now I understand them saying 'the eagle has landed'; its only taken me 45 years to discover that! Gorgeous stamps, I'm glad you included them all.

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