Soviet Sikhote-Alin meteor stamp, 1957, 40 kopecks, Scott 1995, SG2149 (Stanley Gibbons), MNH (mint, never hinged). Issued by the Soviet Union on November 20, 1957, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the meteor, which fell on February 12, 1947. Reproduces a painting of the Sikhote-Alin event by the Russia painter P. J. Medvedev, who witnessed it first-hand from a window at his home in the city of Iman.