Anik-A

Anik / Telesat
series

Anik-C/D type
Anik-AAnik-C/D type

This page contains philatelic information on the Anik / Telesat series. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)


Below is a list of Anik / Telesat series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Anik / Telesat (Canada)
Bolivia585a (BL71)In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (585)1976"Anik-2"
Burkina Faso1026 (BL150)
i1026
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1995"Anik-2"
Canada1441 (Mi1323)One of pair (1442a (1441-1442)) (Mi1323-1324), or ten of MS20 (1442b (10x (1441-1442)))1992Anik-E1/2 (and "Anik-A1" in text on FDC back)
Canada1442a fdcOne of pair and (Canada Post Corp.) cachet on FDC, also back
Canada1831c (Mi1822)One of MS4 (1831 (a-d)) (BL49, Mi1820-1823)2000Anik-A (in yellow); Anik-E or later-series Anik, possibly with folded antennas (in green)
Canada1834b (Mi1815)One of MS4 (1834 (a-d)) (BL50, Mi1814-1815+1864-1865)2000Anik-F1 ?
Central African Republic1103a (BL_B578A)
i1103a (BL_B578B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1996"Anik-2"
Guinea Republic2255 (BL830)
i2255
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Anik-F2"
Guinea Republic2255 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1158In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi4644)2007Anik-ER2 (formerly "Galaxy-3R")
Malagasy Republic1173S (BL252A)
i1173S (BL252B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1994"Anik-E2"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Anik-G1"
United StatesNoneCancel on cover1999(three) Anik-E1
UruguayC422 (BL29)In (right) margin of MS3 (C422 (a-c))1976"Anik-1"
UruguayC423 (BL30)In (left) margin of MS3 (C423 (a-c))


Below is a list of Anik / Telesat series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Anik / Telesat (Canada)
1972-11-10: Anik-A1
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin?) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.39) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch (mis-spelled "Telsat-1" in text)
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Solar Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Satellite Beach FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Sokolsky? black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch (Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney red and black) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney red and black) cachet on (airmail) coverAnik-A1 launch
1973-04-19: Anik-A2
United States1973-04-20Patrick AFB, FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.46) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch (mis-spelled "Telsat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text on cover; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Satellite Beach FL(Whitney green and blue) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney green and blue) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch (Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch (Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1973-04-21Greenbelt MD(GSFC black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
1975-05-07: Anik-A3
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-A3 launch
1978-12-15: Anik-B1
United States1978-12-15GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Anik-4" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(RCA) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on cover, also backAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat" (in text)
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney red) cachet on (airmail) coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D" (in text)
1985-04-12: Anik-C1 (and Syncom-4-3 (Leasat-F3) from STS-23 (51D))
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta and yellow-orange rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat") deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Sticker) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
1983-06-18: Anik-C2 (and Palapa-B1 and SPAS-1 from STS-7)
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18
1983-10-08
Detroit MI
Dearborn Heights MI
(Sally Ride Paper Doll) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
Wolvpex 1982
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.58) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed; ("Amik-C" mis-spelled in text)
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.59) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22
1981-05-21
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed
USA 1914 FDC
United States1983-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7 landing
1982-11-11: Anik-C3 (and SBS-3 from STS-5)
United States1982-09-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 rollout
United States1982-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-3 and Anik-C3 loaded aboard Columbia ("Anic-C1" incorrectly in text)
United States1982-11-07Houston TX(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 final countdown begins
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 spacewalk canceled
United States1982-11-16Houston TX(Zaso/IASP no.51) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-16Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-22Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 leaves for KSC
1982-08-26: Anik-D1
United States1982-08-26Greenbelt MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch
United States1982-08-26Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch
United States1982-08-26Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch; also "Anik-A and B series" (in text)
United States1982-08-26Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-D1 launch; also "Anik-A and B series" (in text)
1984-11-08: Anik-D2 (and Leasat-F2 and Westar-6 recovered and Palapa-B2 recovered by STS-19 (51A))
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.86) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.87) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12
1984-02-06
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.89) cachet on coverSTS-51A landing
1991-09-26: Anik-E1
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Picture) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Blue printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
1991-04-04: Anik-E2
France1991-04-04Toulouse(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch (but "Anik-E1" in text)
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch
1995-12-14: Anik-ER2 (formerly Galaxy-3R)
United States1995-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Black printed) cachet on coverAnik-ER2 (Galaxy-3R) launch
2000-11-21: Anik-F1
French Guiana2000-11-21Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverAnik-F1 launch


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