Category Archives: Soviet Cosmonaut Memorabilia

Vintage set of Yuri Gagarin souvenir postcards

Yuri Gagarin Postcard Set
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was born on this day - 9 March - in 1934, so today seems an excellent moment to look at this wonderful set of vintage postcards issued in 1969. The set consists of 25 uncirculated souvenir postcards illustrating important moments - both public and private - in his all too short life, which ended on 27 March 1968 after his pane crashed during a routine training flight. [...]

Vintage 1962 Vostok 3 and 4 pin badge

Vintage 1962 Vostok 3 and 4 pin badge
This vintage 1962 Vostok 3 and 4 pin badge is a wonderful piece of Soviet space memorabilia. It commemorates the successful launch of space rockets Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 on 11 and 12 Aug 1962, which were piloted by Soviet cosmonauts Andrijan Nikolajev and Pavel Popowitsch (aka The Heavenly Brothers) respectively. [...]

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