#2631-34 – 1992 29c Space Accomplishments

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U.S. #2631-34
1992 29¢ Space Accomplishments
   
Issue Date: May 29, 1992
City:  Chicago, IL
Quantity: 37,315,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Blue and multicolored
Joint Issue:  Russia #6083a
 
This dramatic space se-tenant was a joint issue with our former space race rivals, the Soviet Union.  The design, which was a collaboration between U.S. and Soviet artists, presented a broad spectrum of space exploration.  Significant achievements of the last 25 years let us take a look at the past and present, while elements anticipating future achievements allowed us to catch a glimpse ahead.
 
 Click here for the Russian stamps.
 

First U.S.-Soviet Joint Issue Stamps

On July 15, 1975, the US and Soviet Union each issued stamps honoring the launch of their Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, their first joint space venture.

After several years of tension and a Space Race to the Moon, the United States and Soviet Union began to adopt a détente policy.  This was an easing of strained relations.  Out of this policy came the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

As the American and Soviet space agencies worked together, so did their postal administrations.  Plans for a joint issue between the nations began in July 1973.  At that time, Gordon Morison, manager of the US Postal Service’s Philatelic Affairs Division submitted a proposal to Senior Assistant Postmaster General Benjamin Bailar.  Morison’s proposal was to create stamps for both nations to mark the linkup in space.

One of Morison’s suggestions was for each country to design two stamps, and then both countries would issue their own designs and the designs of the other, for a total of four stamps.  Meanwhile, that October, the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), unaware of Morison’s proposal, began discussing the test project and the possibility of producing a stamp.

The US and Soviet postal agencies then began working together to design the stamps.  In the end, Robert McCall, who previously did the artwork for the 1971 Space Achievement and 1974 Skylab-Pioneer stamps, was selected to design the “after link-up” stamp.  Soviet Artist Anatoly Aksamit designed the “before link-up image.”  The Soviet Union also issued three commemorative stamps illustrating the Soyuz launch, both crews, and the Soviet Mission Control.

The US and Russia collaborated on a few more stamps in the years to come, including these pictured below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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U.S. #2631-34
1992 29¢ Space Accomplishments

 

 

Issue Date: May 29, 1992
City:  Chicago, IL
Quantity: 37,315,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11
Color: Blue and multicolored
Joint Issue:  Russia #6083a
 
This dramatic space se-tenant was a joint issue with our former space race rivals, the Soviet Union.  The design, which was a collaboration between U.S. and Soviet artists, presented a broad spectrum of space exploration.  Significant achievements of the last 25 years let us take a look at the past and present, while elements anticipating future achievements allowed us to catch a glimpse ahead.
 
 Click here for the Russian stamps.
 

First U.S.-Soviet Joint Issue Stamps

On July 15, 1975, the US and Soviet Union each issued stamps honoring the launch of their Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, their first joint space venture.

After several years of tension and a Space Race to the Moon, the United States and Soviet Union began to adopt a détente policy.  This was an easing of strained relations.  Out of this policy came the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

As the American and Soviet space agencies worked together, so did their postal administrations.  Plans for a joint issue between the nations began in July 1973.  At that time, Gordon Morison, manager of the US Postal Service’s Philatelic Affairs Division submitted a proposal to Senior Assistant Postmaster General Benjamin Bailar.  Morison’s proposal was to create stamps for both nations to mark the linkup in space.

One of Morison’s suggestions was for each country to design two stamps, and then both countries would issue their own designs and the designs of the other, for a total of four stamps.  Meanwhile, that October, the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), unaware of Morison’s proposal, began discussing the test project and the possibility of producing a stamp.

The US and Soviet postal agencies then began working together to design the stamps.  In the end, Robert McCall, who previously did the artwork for the 1971 Space Achievement and 1974 Skylab-Pioneer stamps, was selected to design the “after link-up” stamp.  Soviet Artist Anatoly Aksamit designed the “before link-up image.”  The Soviet Union also issued three commemorative stamps illustrating the Soyuz launch, both crews, and the Soviet Mission Control.

The US and Russia collaborated on a few more stamps in the years to come, including these pictured below.