Canada 2019 Apollo 11 Fdc Official First Day Cover Mint June 27, 2019 Cancel

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Seller: midislandstamps (2,449) 100%, Location: Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 293149231223 Celebrate Canada’s contributions to Apollo 11, the “giant leap” for humankind, and mark the 50th anniversary of this historic mission to the moon, with this Official First Day Cover.This stylish collectible bears two joined-and-inverted (tête-bêche) PermanentTM domestic stamps, each featuring a realistic illustration of part of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The upper stamp, with Earth at the top, depicts the command and service module. The lower stamp shows the lunar module descending toward the moon, where it landed successfully on July 20, 1969. More than 500 million people around the world were transfixed by blurry black and white television footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong taking humankind’s first steps on the moon.Opposite the stamps are Canadian-born NASA engineers James Chamberlin (left) and Owen Maynard, who played key planning and design roles for Apollo 11. Chamberlin and Maynard also appear in black and white photographs on the reverse, where text explains their contributions in greater detail.The stamps are cancelled in Longueuil, Quebec, a tribute to the employees of Héroux Machine Parts Limited (now Héroux-Devtek) who manufactured the landing gear legs for the lunar module. The legs remain on the moon at Apollo 11’s landing site in the Sea of Tranquility. Condition: This stylish collectible bears two joined-and-inverted (tête-bêche) PermanentTM domestic stamps. Back of cover shown in second scan., Topic: Space

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