Space Related Postmarks 2002 - See Also Scans of Postmarks
(Note that dates are in the format of the country of orgin of the postmark)

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) Postmarks for 2001

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) UK Cancels
On the occasion of the issue of a souvenir sheet commemorating "Astronomy", the following illustrated postmarkers will
be used in the UK on 24 September 2002:

Nr. 8146: London NW1; "Starcross Street";
Illust: ISS;
Nr. 8147: London W12: "Astronomy through the Ages Starfield Road";
illust: Old man with a pointed hat in front of a telescope; .
Nr. 8148: Greenwich, London SE10: "Royal Greenwich Observatory"
Illust: Ttelescope, moon crescent, clouds, stars
Nr. 8149: London W1; "British Astronomical Association";
Illust.: nebula
Nr. 8150: Caterham, Surrey; "150th Anniversary Sir William Ramsey
Xenon Neon Argon Helium Krypton Radon";
Illust: name tags of the elementary gases listed before;

For these postmarkers, send your request to: London Special Handstamp
Centre, Royal Mail, Mount Pleasant, Farringdon Road, London, EC1A
1BB, United Kingdom.

Nr. 8153: Birmingham: "Astronomy Autographed Edition Apollo Way"
Illust: none.
Nr. 8154: Birmingham; "Astronomy Apollo Way";
Ilust.: a painter's colors
Nr. 8155: Birmingham; "Astronomy Apollo Way";
Illust: planet Saturn.
Nr. 8156: Birmingham; "Across the Universe";
Ilust.: telescope.

For these postmarkers, send to: Midland Special Handstamp Centre,
Birmingham Mail Centre, St. Stephens Street, Birmingham, B6 4AA,
United Kingdom

Nr. 8160: Cambridge: "21st Anniversary of Space Shuttle 1981-2002";
Illust: Space Shuttle.

For this postmarker, send to: South East Special Handstamp Centre,
Royal Mail, 15 Wexham Rd., Slough SL1 1AA, United Kingdom

Nr.8163: Cardiff: "Astronomy Constellation Street";
Abb.: face of a bear ;

For this postmarker, send to: Wales & The West Special Handstamp
Centre, Royal Mail, 220 Pennarth Road, Cardiff, CF1 1AA, Wales,
United Kingdom.

Nr. 8164: Macclesfield: "Jodrell Bank Steerable Telescope";
Illust.: constellation Orion;
Nr. 8165: Macclesfield: "Jodrell Bank Steerable Telescope";
Illust: constellation Ursus maior;
Nr. 8165: Macclesfield; "Across the Universe";
Illust.: satellite over Earth and Moon;

For these postmarkers, send to: Northern England Special Handstamp
Centre, South Shields D.O., Keppell Street, South Shields, NE33 1AA,
United Kingdom

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) German Cancel
3.10.02: 02977 Hoyerswerda;

"9. Astrophilatelie-Treffen Briefmarkenausstellung Mitkow 1959
Schaborin 1958 Ledowski 1957 in memoriam verunglückte Testpiloten
suborbitale Flüge Kapustin Jar vor Gagarin" (9th Astrophilately
Meeting honoring deceased Russian suborbital testpilots Ledovsky
Shaborin and Mitkov 1957 1958 1959)

Illust: earth globe, location of the craft (= Kapustin Jar), 3 stars
symbolizing the test pilots, a descending Icarus.

Send your stamped covers to:
Deutsche Post AG,
NL Filialen Dresden,
Postfach 16 01 00,
01287 Dresden

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) Norwegian Cancel
2.9.02: 9503 Alta;

Special postmarker "Altameteoriten 1902-2002" (100th Anniversary Alta-Meteorite)
Illust: map and meteorite

Send your covers to:
NO-9503 Alta,

Oganized by: Alta frimerkeklubb, Nils Ek, Saeterdalen, N-9517 Alta.

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) French Cancels
11.7.02: 22560 Pleumeur-Bodou (Côte d‘Armor);

special postmarker "Satellite Telstar - 40 ans déjà" (Already 40 years - Telstar)
Illust: satellite Telstar

Send your covers to:
Monsieur le Receveur,
Bureau de poste temporaire en occasion du 40ème anniversaire du satellite
13, rue des Chardons,
F-22560 Pleumeur-Bodou (Côte d‘Armor),

4.7.02: 40600 Biscarosse (Landes);

"Les 40 ans du centre d'Essais des Landes" (40th Anniversary rocke
test center);
Illust: symbolic

5.-6.10.02: 25400 Audincourt (Doubs);
"20° Fête de la B.D." (20th Comic-Strip-Festival);

Illust: astronaut during EVA;

Send your covers to:
Monsieur le Receveur,
Bureau de poste,
F-25400 Audincourt (Doubs),
lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) USA Cancel
1.-2.6.02: Huntsville, AL 35801;

special postmarker: "Huntspex Station Pioneer 10 30th Launch Anniversary"
Illust: map of Alabama State

Send your covers to:
USPS Postmaster,
Huntspex Station,
3408 Wall Triana Hwy.,
Huntsville, AL 35813-9813,

Cacheted covers for $1.50 a piece (plus SASE) from:
Huntsville Philatelic Club,
Attn.: Heinrich Hahn,
P.O. Box 4395,
Huntsville, AL 35815-4835,

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) New Caledonia Cancel
New Caledonia:
30.8.02: Nouméa R.P.; First Day of Issue postmarker:„Edmond

Illust: young man with a telescope in an observatory

postmarker may only be used with the stamp on the same occasion
issued the same day.

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) French Cancels
Slogan cancel:
30130 Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson (Gard);
Text: „Philippe Perrin Mission STS-111 Premier Européen à effectuer une
sortie spatiale de la Station Spatiale Internationale" (1st European to
undertake a spacewalk from the International Space Station)
Image: ISS, free flying astronaut in space suit

Special postmarker
30130 Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson (Gard);
Text: „Semaine de la Science" (Science week)
Image: space shuttle, church

Covers for cancellations can be sent to:
Monsieur le Receveur,
Bureau de Poste,
Promenade du Nord,
F-30130 Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson (Gard),

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) US Postmarkers
1: Date: 2002 March 11
Place: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-9998;
Special postmarker "US Air Force Museum Station The Birthplace of Aviation
Pioneers" Image: Mercury spacecraft and Wright double decker aircraft.

Send your covers to:
USPS Postmaster, Station Manager, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-9998, USA.

2: Date: 2002 March 11

Two bulls eyes attached (a sideways 8),
Left circle:
COLUMBUS STATION (circling top)
COLUMBUS OH 43216 (circling bottom)
MAR 11 2002 (in center)
Right circle:
OHIO 1803 (circling top)
2002 e pluribus unum? (circling bottom)
Wright flyer and astronaut in suit (Armstrong Apollo XI)

Columbus Station
8510 Twin Rivers
Columbus OH 43216-9998

lpnkball.gif (1115 bytes) GB Postmarker

London SW10

special postmarker n° 7629: „Apollo Place Lunar Landings";

ill.: Lunar Lander.

Send covers to:
London SHC, Royal Mail,
Mt. Pleasant, Farringdon Road.,
London EC1A 1BB,
United Kingdom.

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