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    These are three 1963 postage stamp issues out of a total series of ten issues from Poland commemorating U.S. and USSR Space Exploration.
    -- The complete series was issued on November 11, 1963
    - Cancelled Collector Issues with original gum (unused)
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    -- Scott catalog# 1180 / Denomination: (50) groszy / "Explorer 1" (purple)
    ** Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. (Jan. 31, 1958)
    -- Scott catalog# 1182 / Denomination: (1) zloty / "Sputnik 3" (green)
    ** Sputnik 3 was a Soviet satellite launched to explore the upper atmosphere and the near space and carried a large array of instruments for geophysical research. (May 15, 1958)
    -- Scott catalog# 1184 / Denomination: (1.55) zloty / "Friendship 7" (blue)
    ** The Mercury spacecraft, named Friendship 7, was the third human spaceflight for the US and was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first US-astronaut to orbit the Earth (Feb. 20, 1962)

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