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1960s and 70s space exploration stamps

I found my childhood Stanley Gibbons stamp album today and thought I’d share a few images of some Ajman, Romanian and Czechoslavakian space exploration stamps.

1970 Ajman airmail stamps

These Ajman stamps feature artwork depicting some of the US Apollo missions.

Ajman 01

Ajman 02

Ajman 03

Ajman 04

1964 Romanian airmail stamps

These Romanian stamps feature US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts such as John Glenn and Yuri Gagarin.

Romanian stamps 05

Romanian stamps 02

Romanian stamps 03

Romanian stamps 01

Romanian stamps 04

 

Czechoslavakian stamp

I can’t find the date of this stamp but “člověk na měsíci” translates to “man on the moon” and the 1969 date would seem to celebrate the beginning of the Apollo moon missions. The letter ‘C’ on the astronaut’s chest could relate to Eugene Cernan, an Apollo astronaut of Czech origin.

Check 01

 

 

Montre Gag Game Watch

This is a 1977 ad for the French Montre Gag game watch. It didn’t tell you the time but it was available in six exciting game formats: Lucky Ball, Mini-Flipper, Main Noire, Cow-Boy, Jack pot and Mini-flirt!

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

 

Speeder Bikes and ads from Fine Scale Modeler, Jan / Feb 1986

Fine Scale Modeller cover for Jan / Feb 1986.

Fine Scale Modeler cover for Jan / Feb 1986.

The 1986 Jan / Feb edition of Fine Scale Modeler featured a step-by-step guide on how to build a Return of the Jedi diorama. The results are impressive, and part of the diorama – featuring a Speeder Bike and Scout – is shown on the excellent cover, seen above.

Inside there are some nice modelling ads from companies like AMT, Testors, Fujimi and MRC-Tamiya, all of which feature below. Enjoy.

Richard Petty's Nascar number 43. by AMT. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Richard Petty’s Nascar number 43. by AMT. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

Porsche 911 by Fujimi. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Porsche 911 turbo by Fujimi. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

Airbrush thinners by Testors. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

Airbrush thinners by Testors. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

World War II Battleships by MRC-Tamiya. US. Fine Scale Modeller. 1986.

World War II Battleships by MRC-Tamiya. US. Fine Scale Modeler. 1986.

Welcome Japan to TVTA!

I’m pleased to finally include in TVTA some Japanese adverts. These are scanned from a 1982 edition of graphic design magazine IDEA. The colours and layout are appealing. In fact, the entire magazine is a visual treat and a joy to browse. I scanned a fair few images from my copy, so look out for other features in upcoming posts. In the meantime, hope you enjoy these three.

Japan. Idea. 1981.

Japan. Idea. 1982.

Japan. Idea. 1981.

Japan. Idea. 1982.

Japan. Idea. 1981.

Japan. Idea. 1982.