U.S. Postage Stamps devoted to telescopes, astronomy, space exploration and the night sky
This is one of the more popular subjects when it comes to postage stamps. And many countries have created and released many stamps devoted to the subject. It is something that captures the imagination. I have a stamp collection and I tend to stick with US stamps and in subjects that I am passionate about. Here on this page is a look at some of my stamps that are perfect for the telescope nerd. I will add to this page as my collection grows.
If you are interested in starting a stamp collection. I have some tutorials about it on my other website here
The Copernicus stamp was issued in 1973 commemorating 500 years since his birth.
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Sort of a reverse on the view of the night sky. Instead of looking up at it from the Earth we look back on the Earth from the moon. Everybody loves this stamp.
The photograph on this stamp is profound. When it came out it had a tremendous effect on humanity. In my humble opinion.
The first american space flight was by John Glenn in 1961. This pair of stamps commemorate ten years of achievement in space.
This stamp was issued in 1975 and it commemorates the pioneer missions to Jupiter.
This stamp was issued in 1975 and it commemorates the 1974 fly by of mariner 10 by Venus then Mercury. Scott #1557.
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This is a series of 10 stamps issued in 1991 commemorating space exploration. I have 9 of the 10. The only one missing from the set is Venus.
The sheet contains four sets of these five stamps. I have this whole set. It depicts from left to right The Egg Nebula, Galaxy NGC 1316, The Eagle Nebula, The Ring Nebula and the Lagoon Nebula.
This stamp depicts the Palomar observatory on top of Palomar mountain in california. It houses the 200 inch Hale telescope.
This is the Edwin Hubble (Astronomer) stamp. It is part of a series of stamps on American Scientists.
This is a series of stamps that were issued in 2005.
Of this series of constellation stamps I currently have four:
Other Countries - have also put out many wonderful astronomy stamps. I will post more pics here as I get them.