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Cccp Paperclip Propulsion Rocket Stamp

 
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Posted 07/01/2014   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I guessed that the paperclips were part of a maglev propulsion system.

After you exercise *your* imagination, you can find authoritative answers at:

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/dev...tellites.pdf

http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/dev...r/index.html

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Posted 07/02/2014   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And, yes, that mis-information stamp was GPU (Genuinely Postally Used):



One correspondent suggested:


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I imagine US intelligence urgently reverse-engineering military spacecraft from these images - 'quick, get me office supplies!'.


Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/02/2015   01:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
.....thks ikeyP....the first link didnt open for me...but the 2nd was amazing
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Posted 11/02/2015   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The PDF document can also be reached thru their site.

The link still works for me.

PM for a copy.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 11/30/2019   4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


When I first laid eyes on that ridiculous sausage-pile of a spaceship, I naturally thought that it was yet another Cold War Deception stamp.

Et tu, petard, et tu ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_16 ... deWiki thinks that the spaceship is real, and that the mission actually happened

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a...3063170.html ... a convincing stock photo of the spaceship in its lab, dated 1971, though the launch was in 1970

https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/...posite-image ... a "composite" image, which was how we pronounced the word "photoshopped" back in the day

The stamp, of course, is utterly real ...

Country: Soviet Union, USSR
Series: Soviet Automatic Station "Luna-16"
Catalog codes:
Michel SU 3838
Stamp Number SU 3798
Yvert et Tellier SU 3687
Stanley Gibbons SU 3885
Issued on: 1970-12-28
Size: 28 x 40 mm
Colors: Dark grey blue
Perforation: comb11
Printing: Photogravure
Face value: 10 Russian kopek
Print run: 4,000,000

... as is the 19710522 postmark at Kievsky (railway station) (sorting site in Moscow) ... Thanks, Alexey !

The addressee was a US Army non-com (WW2), and a founding member and Treasurer / Secty-Treas (1952-1991) of the Korea Stamp Society.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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