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Catalogue: Special Commemorative Cancellations 2016
First American Astronaut in Space - Alan Shepard - 55th Anniversary 2016

First American Astronaut in Space - Alan Shepard - 55th Anniversary 2016
Wikipedia: First American Astronaut in Space - Alan Shepard - 55th Anniversary 2016

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in May 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit.  Read more..

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After Yuri Gagarin with a special postmark put into circulation on April 12, 2016, the Post of Moldova ("Poşta Moldovei") issued on May 5, 2016, another cancellation this time devoted to the 55th anniversary of the first manned space flight by US astronaut Alan B. Shepard (1923-1998). It is that postmark from Chișinău (MD-2012) which was applied to the special envelope below, published by the Post of Moldova in 2015 (No. 7/2015, print run : 5000, design: Corina Levco) having space for theme. Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: May 5, 2016 Theme Theme: Space
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: Unknown
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: CS2016/12 Printer Printer: Unknown
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: SPS 2016/12 Category Category: Special Cancellations
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First American Astronaut in Space - Alan Shepard - 55th Anniversary 2016

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Michel Catalogue No. ? VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CS2016/12
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPS 2016/12
Cancellation Dated From 05/05/2016
Cancellation Dated To  05/05/2016
Euro Value 2.50
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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№ 748 MC4 - Alan Shepard Alan Shepard Special Commemorative Cancellation | First American Astronaut in Space - Alan Shepard - 55th Anniversary 2016
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Alan Shepard
Special Commemorative Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 748 MC4
Cancellation Type Special Commemorative Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
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