Apollo 11 Stamp Collection [Cooke]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0031
Creators:
Cooke, Hereward Lester
Dates:
1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.44 Cubic Feet
(7 legal document boxes, 1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Hereward Lester Cooke (1916-1975), a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, was extremely interested in the moon landing as well as in stamp collecting. He acquired over five hundred stamps relating to the 1969 lunar landing from countries including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, Dubai, Fujeira, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Liberia, Magyar, Malagasy, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Ras Al Khaima, Rwanda, El Salvador, Samoa, Seychelles, Sharjah and Dependencies, Togolaise, Trinidad and Tobago, Umm Al Qiwain, The United States, Upper Volta, Uruguay and Venezuela. He donated his collection to the National Air and Space Museum in the early 1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The first steps by a human on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong of the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. In order to commemorate this monumental event, many countries created stamps relating to the moon landing. While most of the stamps feature Neil Armstrong descending onto the surface of the moon and other various space scenes, other stamps feature the crew members dressed in civilian clothes along with their families. Along with documenting history, the stamps generated revenue for the issuing countries.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Elizabeth Miles Cooke, Gift, 2002

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Apollo 11 Stamp Collection [Cooke], Accession 2002-0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Postage stamps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space flight to the moon Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronauts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postage stamps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armstrong, Neil, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Michael, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aldrin, Buzz Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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