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Catalogue: Special Commemorative Cancellations 2016
Virgil (Gus) Grissom - 55th Anniversary of His Space Flight 2016

Virgil (Gus) Grissom - 55th Anniversary of His Space Flight 2016
Wikipedia: Virgil (Gus) Grissom - 55th Anniversary of His Space Flight 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, a United States Air Force test pilot and a mechanical engineer. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (then known as Cape Kennedy), Florida. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and, posthumously, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.  Read more..

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After Yuri Gagarin and Alan B. Shepard, the Post of Moldova ("Poşta Moldovei") has released, on July 21, 2016, a third special postmark this time devoted to the 55th anniversary of the first space flight by US astronaut Virgil Ivan Grissom (1926-1967). 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: July 21, 2016 Theme Theme: Space
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: Unknown
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: CS2016/20 Printer Printer: Unknown
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: SPS 2016/20 Category Category: Special Cancellations
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Virgil (Gus) Grissom - 55th Anniversary of His Space Flight 2016

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Michel Catalogue No. ? VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CS2016/20
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPS 2016/20
Cancellation Dated From 21/07/2016
Cancellation Dated To  21/07/2016
Euro Value 2.50
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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№ 747 MC3 - Virgil Grissom Virgil (Gus) Grissom Special Commemorative Cancellation | Virgil (Gus) Grissom - 55th Anniversary of His Space Flight 2016
VALID: Private Production (Legally Compliant) Virgil Grissom
Special Commemorative Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 747 MC3
Cancellation Type Special Commemorative Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
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