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Postmark recalls 1902 French film ‘A Trip to the Moon’

Jul 31, 2019, 9 AM
The July 27 pictorial postmark for the Greater Reno Stamp and Cover Show depicts the moment when the space capsule hits the moon’s eye in the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon.

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad

The Greater Reno Stamp and Cover Show’s pictorial cancel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing and remembers the 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon.

Written, directed, and produced by George Melies, the film takes a group of astronomers on an expedition to the moon where they escape captivity from lunar inhabitants. The group travels via a capsule, propelled by a cannon, that hits the man in the moon in the eye, an iconic image featured on the postmark.

Melies also stars in A Trip to the Moon, playing the lead role (Professor Barbenfouillis) alongside an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers.

The show cancel is available both days of the event, July 27-28, at the National Bowling Hall of Fame in Reno, Nev.

To obtain the postmark, address your request to:

GREATER RENO STAMP AND COVER SHOW Station, Postmaster, 2000 Vassar St., Reno, NV 89510-9998, July 27.

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