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...That's "swiped" from an Apollo Applications Project concept artwork. I've seen this one before, but I don't have the source material available. Perhaps Scott's got it, although doing some searching on the NASA image sites might turn the original up.
 

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I believe that the postage stamps depict the Marshall Spaceflight Center and McDonnell Douglas 12-man space station. Artwork and description from NASA Images.

This picture illustrates a concept of a 33-Foot-Diameter Space Station Leading to a Space Base. In-house work of the Marshall Space Flight Center, as well as a Phase B contract with the McDornel Douglas Astronautics Company, resulted in a preliminary design for a space station in 1969 and l970. The Marshall-McDonnel Douglas approach envisioned the use of two common modules as the core configuration of a 12-man space station. Each common module was 33 feet in diameter and 40 feet in length and provided the building blocks, not only for the space station, but also for a 50-man space base. Coupled together, the two modules would form a four-deck facility: two decks for laboratories and two decks for operations and living quarters. Zero-gravity would be the normal mode of operation, although the station would have an artificial gravity capability. This general-purpose orbital facility was to provide wide-ranging research capabilities. The design of the facility was driven by the need to accommodate a broad spectrum of activities in support of astronomy, astrophysics, aerospace medicine, biology, materials processing, space physics, and space manufacturing. To serve the needs of Earth observations, the station was to be placed in a 242-nautical-mile orbit at a 55-degree inclination. An Intermediate-21 vehicle (comprised of Saturn S-IC and S-II stages) would have launched the station in 1977.

http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~9~9~61574~165421:?qvq=q:space+station+concept;lc:nasaNAS~20~20,NVA2~14~14,nasaNAS~4~4,nasaNAS~5~5,NVA2~8~8,NVA2~16~16,nasaNAS~22~22,nasaNAS~13~13,NVA2~20~20,NVA2~25~25,nasaNAS~6~6,NVA2~1~1,NVA2~9~9,NVA2~27~27,NVA2~18~18,NVA2~22~22,NVA2~13~13,nasaNAS~10~10,nasaNAS~7~7,nasaNAS~8~8,nasaNAS~12~12,NVA2~24~24,NVA2~15~15,NVA2~4~4,nasaNAS~9~9,NSVS~3~3,nasaNAS~2~2,NVA2~17~17,NVA2~21~21,NVA2~26~26,NVA2~23~23,nasaNAS~16~16,NVA2~19~19,NVA2~30~30,NVA2~29~29,NVA
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I believe that is also known as the S-IVB Advanced Station.

Follow-on to Skylab proposed by Douglas. The station would still use the S-IVB stage as the basis, but would be much more extensively outfitted for larger crews.

Artwork appeared in Frontiers of Space by Philip Bono and Kenneth Gatland

http://www.astronautix.com/craft/sivation.htm
 

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Thanks you for the interesting information!
Drawing on stamps is similar to artwork:



But what is it?



It is similar to a telescope.
It is very similar on Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) of Skylab, but I do not know it:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Telescope_Mount
 

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I believe that they are telescopes using pieces of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) as telescope mounts. It was one of the ideas for the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM).

The "LM Variations" page on Apollo Vault will give you a better idea of the appearance and variation of ideas for the Apollo Telescope Mount using components of the Grumman LM.
http://ninfinger.org/models/apollo_vault/LM%20Variations/
 

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Translation of the book with illustrations:

http://epizodsspace.airbase.ru/bibl/bono/persp/01.html

 

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magnus_z said:
Thanks you for the interesting information!
Drawing on stamps is similar to artwork:



But what is it?



It is similar to a telescope.
It is very similar on Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) of Skylab, but I do not know it:

they are ATM Predecessors (modified Lunar Module) for AAP
Ascent stage with more fuel, LM Cockpit is used for Data storage and control of experiments
and as hatch for EVAs

The Descent stage is only the frame with experiment in it

Power supply by dock Apollo Block III or Space Station
 
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