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# ast105 Gagarin, Titov, Nikolayev, Popovich and Postnikov signed stamp-block

150 x 70 mm (6 x 2 3/4`) large stamp block issued in 1962 and autographed same year by First 4 Soviet Vostok cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin, Gherman Titov, Andrian Nikolayev, Pavel Popovich and autor of sculpture depicted on this stamp block- Grigoriy Postnikov.This item from personal archives of Vostok-3 cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev has an interesting history, same as of big importance autograph of Postnikov.Sculptor started work on this statue long ago before Gagarin`s flight april 1961.By this time artwork already existed in ceramic.But original monument was build from silver-white aluminum-metal used in aviation and cosmonautics.On grey polished granite plates of the base of this monument engraved autographs of first 4 Soviet cosmonauts, who originaly signed this stamp block along with autor of sculpture.Name of sculpture-`To Cosmos` and it is located on territory of airforce academy, wich since 1968 named after Yuri Gagarin.Openning Ceremonies of this sculpture took place in 1962 in april.Cosmonauts signatures engraved on base of sculpture same year after return of Nikolayev and Popovich from their first joint flight Vostok-3/4.And same month was issued this stamp- block, wich signed near sculpture by cosmonauts and autor of sculpture. Very few items like this exist these days in serious collections.Price of this item-*Availability and price check by e-mail or call.* Contact for price
 # ast105            Gagarin, Titov, Nikolayev, Popovich and Postnikov signed stamp-block 1

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 December, 2002.