Do you remember the Swiss stamp cancelled in UK I showcased last month? Here is equally bizarre “accident” – a US airmail stamp cancelled in Germany.
The stamp displays astronaut Neil Amstrong stepping out of the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” on July 21 1969. Armstrong himself is not honored “by portrayal” in accordance with U.S. Postal Service criteria pertaining to postage stamps not honoring living people. This issue was the first jumbo-sized US commemorative stamp.