Card and philatelic covers (3), relating to the Soviet Vostok space program, paper, issued in Germany / North Korea / Vietnam, 1962-1963
Rectangalar white card commemorating the two Soviet cosmonauts after their flights in Vostok 5 and Vostok 6 spacecraft. There is a black and white photograph each of Valentina Tereschkowa and Valeri Bykowsky and between them a red globe with two lines surrounding it. The Soviet flag is at the centre of the card. Under each photograph is text in German relating to the cosmonauts, translated into English as 'Valentina Tereschkowa the first female astronaunt in the world' and 'Colonel Valeri Bykowsky after his space flight around the earth'. Three Russian stamps are attached to the card. One features Valentin Tereschkowa, another Valeri Bykowsky and the other two human figures in profile against a background of curved stripes. There are partial postmarks on the stamps.
Envelope with drawing of spacecraft flying up into the air against a background of a globe on an axis. There is a North Korean stamp in the upper right corner that depicts a globe with a Soviet flag and a spacecraft flying away from it. There is a black ink postmark with Korean text and consists of a globe and spacecraft and the date 12 November 1962. At the lower centre of the envelope is handwritten text in pencil.
Envelope with three Vietnamese stamps attached. The first stamp depicts in pink and blue cosmonaut Paven Papovic in his spacesuit against a window that shows space. The next stamp depicts in blue and yellow cosmonaut A Nikolayev in space. The third stamp depicts the launching of spacecraft Vostok 3 & 4. There are three postmarks on the envelope from Hanoi and dated 28 December 1962.
Envelope with three Vietnamese stamps attached. The stamps depict the Vostok 3 and 4 cosmonauts against traditional Asian art. The third stamps shows a globe with two spacecraft circling it. There are three postmarks stamped on the envelope from Hanoi, dated 11 and 12 August 1963.
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