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Soviet New Year's/Orthodox Xmas and October Revolution Cards

Issued in 1959, this is one of the earliest postcards that depicts the Soviet achievement of Luna 2 impacting the lunar surface, with the trademark pentagonal emblem representing that milestone. The clock and steeple with the red star represents the Spaaskiy Tower in the Kremlin. The flag reads: "Glory to Soviet Science!"

PICTURE CREDIT: P. Pesavento collection

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