Giotto

Giotto
satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the Giotto satellite. 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.

Giotto was named after the early Italian Renaissance painter Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 - 1337).

Many of the items in the list below were issued for Halley's Comet. Although a list of Halley's Comet items is not provided, a number of those items include images of Edmund Halley (1656 - 1742).

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)
Giotto (ESA) Giotto (ESA) Giotto (ESA)
Giotto (on other than Giotto launch covers)


Below is a list of Giotto satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Giotto (ESA)
Aitutaki382 (Mi570)One of pair (383a (382-383))1985Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Aitutaki384 (Mi572)One of pair (385a (384-385))
Aitutaki382+384 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
AngolaUnknown (Mi?)2001
AngolaUnknown dsDeluxe sheet
AngolaUnknown ims (Mi?)One of imperforate MS4
AngolaUnknown ims (Mi?)From imperforate MS4 (different)
AngolaUnknown fdcOne of four imperforate stamps and cachet on FDC
AngolaUnknown ds fdcOne of four deluxe sheets and cachet on FDC
AngolaUnknown ims fdcCachet on FDC
Antigua and Barbuda2243c (Mi2924)
i2243c
One of MS6 (2243 (a-f)) (Mi2922-2927)
One of imperforate MS6 (i2243 (a-f))
1999"Giotto"
Antigua and Barbuda2361d (Mi3190)One of MS6 (2361 (a-f)) (Mi3187-3192)2000"Giotto"
Antigua and Barbuda2361d essayOne of imperforate MS6 (2361 essay (a-f))
Antigua and Barbuda2361 essay fdcMS4 essay on FDC
Australia982 fdc (Mi966 fdc)Cachet on FDC1986
AustriaNoneCancel1986Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Barbuda1790c (Mi2384)One of MS6 (1790 (a-f)) (Mi2382-2387), Antigua and Barbuda 2243c overprinted2000"Giotto"
Belize812c (Mi875)One of strip of 3 (812 (a-c)), or three of MS9 (812d (3x (812 (a-c))))1986"Giotto"
Belize812a-c+813a-c fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Benin616 (Mi435)
i616

Imperforate
1986
Benin616 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Benin809 (Mi644)616 overprinted1996
Bolivia690 (BL146)In (middle of) margin of imperforate SS11985"Giotto"
British Antarctic Territory132 (Mi135)1986
Bulgaria3153 (BL162)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (3153 (a-d))1986"Giotto" (preliminary-design)1
Bulgaria3153 fdcMS4 on FDC
CabindaUnknown ims (Mi?)Angola imperforate MS4 overprinted2002
CabindaUnknown ims fdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
Cambodia709 (Mi787)1986"Giotto" (preliminary-design)1
Central African RepublicC279_stamp (Mi867A)
iC279_stamp (Mi867B)

Imperforate
1982Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Central African RepublicC279 (BL201A)
iC279 (BL201B)
On stamp of SS1 (Mi867A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi867B)
Central African Republic660 (Mi1039)1984
Central African Republic660a (BL287)On stamp of SS1 (660)
Central African Republici662b (Mi1036-1041)On one of imperforate MS6 (657-662)
Central African Republic785 (BL357)
i785
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1985
Central African RepublicC319 (Mi1204)1986
Central African RepublicC319a (BLnone)
iC319a
On stamp of SS1 (319)
Imperforate SS1 (i319)
Central African RepublicMi1247A
Mi1247B

Imperforate
1986
Central African RepublicMi1247A_ms4
Mi1247B_ms4
MS4 (4x Mi1247A)
Imperforate MS4 (4x Mi1247B)
Central African RepublicBL399A
BL399B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi1247A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi1247B)
Central African RepublicBL400A
BL400B
On stamp and in (right) margin of SS1
On stamp and in (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1986
Central African Republic848 (Mi1273A)
i848 (Mi1273B)

Imperforate
1987"Giotto"
Central African Republic848a (BL412)
i848a
On stamp of SS1 (848)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i848)
Chadi227F stamp ds o/p (Mi313B o/p)In (upper-left) margin of deluxe sheet of 227 stamp, with black border around the stamp and black overprints in the margin1989"Giotto" (in text)
ChadUnknown (Mi?)Stamp from SS12009
ChadUnknown fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Comoro IslandsC158 (Mi772)
iC158

Imperforate
1986"Giotto"
Comoro IslandsC158a (BLnone)
iC158a
SS1 (C158)
Imperforate SS1 (iC158)
Comoro IslandsB4f (Mi859A)
iB4f (Mi859B)
One of MS8 (B4 (a-h)) (Mi854A-861A)
One of imperforate MS8 (iB4 (a-h)) (Mi854B-861B)
1988Giotto (not Explorer-59 / ISEE-3 / "ICE", as in text)
Comoro IslandsB4f_ds (BL268A)
iB4f_ds (BL268B)
Deluxe sheet (B4f)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (iB4f)
Comoro Islands816Qw (Mi1130)One of pair (816Q (v-w)), B4f surcharged1996
Congo (People's Republic)C352 (Mi1027)1986"Giotto"
CongoUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015"Giotto" (in text)
Cyprus780 (Mi772)From MS20 (780a (20x 780))1991"Giotto"
Cyprus780 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Cyprus779-780 fdc1One of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Cyprus779-780 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC
Cyprus779-780 fdoiFDOI card
Cyprus779-780 folderFolder, also back
DjiboutiC208a (BL105)In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (C207-C208)1984
Djibouti610a (BL120A)
i610a (BL120B)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (610)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i610)
1986(Tiny image between two Vega satellites)
Djibouti611 (Mi460)1986"Giotto"
Djibouti611a (BL121A)
i611a (BL121B)
On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of SS1 (611)
On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i611)
Djibouti610-611 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet (design like both stamps) on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS9 (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"Giotto"
DjiboutiUnknown ms proofMS9 signed proof
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 on FDC
Imperforate MS9 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and one label and in (left) margin of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)2014"Giotto"
DjiboutiUnknown fdcMS2 on FDC
Dominica2580 (Mi3742-3745)In (upper-right) margin of MS4 (2580 (a-d))200620th anniv. Giotto
Equatorial GuineaMi1414A o/p1One of MS8 (Mi1411A-1418A) overprinted in red for Halley's Comet1978Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Equatorial GuineaMi1414B o/p2One of imperforate MS8 (Mi1411B-1418B) overprinted in black for Halley's Comet
Equatorial GuineaMi1414B o/p3One of imperforate MS8 (Mi1411B-1418B) double overprinted in black for Halley's Comet
Equatorial GuineaBL_B309 o/p1Imperforate SS1, BL_B309 overprinted1979Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Equatorial GuineaBL_B309 o/p2Imperforate SS1, BL_B309 double overprint
Equatorial GuineaUnknown set o/p1Set of 8 overprinted in black1979Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Equatorial GuineaUnknown set o/p2Set of 8 overprinted in red
EritreaUnknown (Mi?)One of MS16, overprinted1989"Giotto"
EritreaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
On stamp of SS1, overprinted
Imperforate SS1, overprinted
EritreaUnknown dsDeluxe sheet, overprinted
EritreaUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS1, overprinted1992"Giotto"
EritreaUnknown ss invOn stamp of SS1, inverted overprint
Fiji553 (Mi547)1986
Gambia2174c (Mi3283)One of MS6 (2174 (a-f))1999
Gambia3047 (Mi5709-5712)MS4 (3047 (a-d))2007(20th anniv. Giotto, in 2006)
Germany (West)1456 (Mi1273)1986"Giotto"
Germany (West)1456 fdc1Stamp and cancel (and USA FDOI cancel) on FDC
Germany (West)1456 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1456 maxiMaxicard
Ghana2570 (Mi3904-3909)MS6 (2570 (a-f))200720th anniv. Giotto (in 2006)
Great Britain1133 fdc1 (Mi1060 fdc1)Cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)1986"Giotto"
Great Britain1134 (Mi1061)
Great Britain1133-1134 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel on FDC
Great Britain1134 fdcStamp and cancel (different) and cachet on FDC
Great Britain1133-1136 fdc1One of four stamps and cancel (same) on FDC
Great Britain1133-1136 fdc2One of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Great Britain1133-1136 fdc3One of four stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Great Britain1133-1136 fdc4One of four stamps and (British Aerospace/ESA) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1134 cover (Mi1061 cover)Cancel and cachet on cover1986"Giotto"
Grenada2824d (Mi3837)One of MS6 (2824 (a-f))1999"Giotto"
Grenada3603 (Mi5767-5772)
i3603
In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (3603 (a-f))
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS6 (i3603 (a-f))
200620th anniv. Giotto
Grenada Carriacou2205b (Mi3192)From MS6 (2205 (a-f)) (Mi3191-3196)2000Giotto (not Apollo P&FS "sub-satellite", as in text)
Grenada Carriacou2205f (Mi3196)"Giotto" (in text, but Pioneer-13 depicted)
Grenada Carriacou2205b essayOne of MS6 (2205 essay (a-f))"Giotto" (correctly labeled)
Grenada Carriacou2206f (Mi3202)One of MS6 (2206 (a-f)) (Mi3197-3202)"Giotto"
Grenada Carriacou2206f essayOne of MS6 (2206 essay (a-f))
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-451 fdcCancel on FDC, also insert and insert back1991
Guinea Republic989 (Mi1111)1986
Guinea Republic989a (BL218)
i989a
On stamp of SS1 (989)
Imperforate SS1 (i989)
Guinea Republic989b (Mi1106-1111)On one of MS6 (984-989)
Guinea Republic990 (BL212)
i990
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of SS1
Guinea RepublicMi1113A
Mi1113B
From MS4 (4x Mi1113A)
From imperforate MS4 (4x Mi1113B)
1986
Guinea RepublicBL219On stamp of SS1 (Mi1113)
Guinea RepublicBL220In (upper-right) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL326In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (Mi1255)1989
Guinea RepublicMi4707A-4709A ms
Mi4707B-4709B ms
On one of MS3 (Mi4707A-4709A)
On one of imperforate MS3 (Mi4707B-4709B)
2007(20th anniv. Giotto, in 2006)
Guinea RepublicMi4707 dsDeluxe sheet (Mi4707), one of strip of 3 (Mi4707-4709)
Guinea RepublicBL1221On stamp of SS1 (Mi4767)
Guinea RepublicBL1486A
BL1486B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2007(20th anniv. Giotto, in 2006)
Guinea RepublicBL1486A fdc
BL1486B fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7606-7611_ms6In (lower-left) margin of MS6 (Mi7606-7611)2010
Guinea RepublicMi7606-7611_ms6 fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1838 fdcCachet on FDC
Guinea-Bissau413Bd (BL176A)
i413Bd (BL176B)
In (upper-center) margin of SS1 (413B)
In (upper-center) margin of imperforate SS1 (i413B)
1981Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Guinea-Bissau413B+413Bd fdcStamp on FDC
Guinea-Bissau689 (BL268)On stamp of SS11986"Giotto"
Guyana2874e (Mi4924)
i2874e
One of MS9 (2874 (a-i)) (Mi4920-4928)
One of imperforate MS9 (i2874 (a-i))
1994"Giotto"
Guyana3503f (Mi6905)One of MS6 (3503 (a-f)) (Mi6900-6905)2000"Giotto"
Hong Kong461-464 fdc (Mi478-481 fdc)Cachet on FDC1986
Hong Kong464a fdc (BL6 fdc)Cachet on FDC
Hungary2975 (Mi3808A)
i2975 (Mi3808B)

Imperforate
1986"Giotto"
Hungary2975 maxiMaxicard
Ireland832 (Mi759)From MS10 (832a (10x 832))1991
Ireland832-833 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)394+selvedge (Mi375+selvedge)Stamp and selvedge1986"Giotto" (artist name in selvedge text, for whom the Giotto satellite was named)
Jersey (Great Britain)395 (Mi376)
Jersey (Great Britain)395+selvedgeStamp and selvedge"Giotto probe" (in selvedge text)
Jersey (Great Britain)393-395 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Kabardino-Balkaria (Russian Republic)Local aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)2000
Kabardino-Balkaria (Russian Republic)Local ms fdcLocal post MS6 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (North)4172d (Mi4504)One of MS4 (4172 (a-d)), or two of booklet pane of 5 (4172e (4172 (a-c+2x d))) with booklet cover2001
Korea (North)4172d maxiMaxicard
Korea (North)4172d artArtwork
Korea (North)4172d proofDeluxe proof of 2 (2x 4172d)
Korea (North)4172a-d proofOne of deluxe proof of 4 (4172a-d)
Korea (North)4350c (Mi4729-4730)In (lower-right) margin of booklet pane of 2 (4350 (a-b)), also booklet cover and booklet cover (4350d), 4350c booklet cover overprinted for Hong Kong 2004 Exposition2004
Laos732b (Mi942)One of pair (732 (a-b))1986Giotto (preliminary-design)1
LiberiaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016"Giotto"
Malagasy Republic792 (Mi1058A)
i792 (Mi1058B)

Imperforate
1987
Malagasy Republic792a (BL43A)
i792a (BL43B)
On stamp of SS1 (792)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i792)
Malagasy Republic798 (BL42A)
i798 (BL42B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Malagasy Republic1048b (BL179)
i1048b
In (left) margin of SS1 (1048)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1048)
1992"Giotto"
Malawi478 (Mi461)1986Giotto trajectory
Malawi481 (Mi464)"Giotto"
Maldive Islands1152 (Mi1165)
i1152

Imperforate
1986"Giotto"
Maldive Islands1211 (Mi1224)
i1211
1152 overprinted in silver
i1153 overprinted in silver
1986"Giotto"
Maldive Islands2896 (Mi4544-4547)
i2896
On two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of MS4
On two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS4
200620th anniv. Giotto
Maldive Islands2898 (BL601)
i2898
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Mali1035d (Mi2262)
i1035d
One of MS6 (1035 (a-d)) (Mi2259-2262)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1035 (a-d))
1999"Giotto"
Marshall Islands88+label (Mi64+label)One of strip of 5 (90a (86-90) + 5 labels) (Mi62-66)1985"Giotto" (preliminary-design)1
Marshall Islands90a fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Mauritania620 (Mi890A)
i620 (Mi890B)

Imperforate
1986Giotto launch
Mauritania620a (BL unlisted)
i620a
On stamp of SS1 (620)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i620)
Mauritania621 (Mi891A)
i621 (Mi891B)

Imperforate
(small) Giotto (in background)
Mauritania621a (BL unlisted)
i621a
On stamp of SS1 (621)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i621)
Mauritania622b (BL unlisted)
i622b
Two of MS4 (619-622)
Two of imperforate MS4 (i619-i622)
(As above)
Mauritania623 (BL66A)
i623 (BL66B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
"Giotto"
Mauritius628 (Mi624)1986"Giotto"
Montserrat610 (Mi627)1986"Giotto"
Montserrat614b (Mi635)
i614b
One of MS4 (614 (a-d)) (BL36, Mi634-637)
One of imperforate MS4 (i614 (a-d))
Montserrat657b (Mi680)
i657b
One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red and black (BL45, Mi679-682)
One of imperforate MS4 (i657 (a-d)), i614 (a-d) overprinted in red and black
1987"Giotto"
Montserrat657b var1One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red, black missing
Montserrat657b var2One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprint in red inverted, black missing
Montserrat657b o/pOne of MS4 (657 o/p (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red, double overprint in black
MozambiqueMi2853-2864_ms12In (upper-right) margin of MS12 (Mi2853-2864)2005
MozambiqueMi2853-2864_ms12 fdcMS12 and cachet (including Cyprus 780) on FDC
MozambiqueMi2853B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2853)
MozambiqueMi2854B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2854)
MozambiqueMi2855B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2855)
MozambiqueMi2856B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2856)
MozambiqueMi2857B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2857)
MozambiqueMi2858B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2858)
MozambiqueMi2859B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2859)
MozambiqueMi2860B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2860)
MozambiqueMi2861B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2861)
MozambiqueMi2862B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2862)
MozambiqueMi2863B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2863)
MozambiqueMi2864B_ss1In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2864)
MozambiqueMi2853+2857+2861_ss1 fdcThree SS1 on FDC
MozambiqueMi2861 ms12In (upper-right) margin of MS12
MozambiqueBL201In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2853-2854)
MozambiqueBL202In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2855-2856)
MozambiqueBL203In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2857-2858)
MozambiqueBL204In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2859-2860)
MozambiqueBL205In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2861-2862)
MozambiqueBL206In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi2863-2864)
MozambiqueBL201-203 fdcThree MS2 on FDC
MozambiqueBL204-206 fdcThree MS2 and cachet (including Ireland 832) on FDC
NetherlandsNoneMeter1986"Giotto"
NetherlandsNone(CityPost) local post stamp1986"Giotto"
NetherlandsNoneOne of three (CityPost) local post stamps on FDC
Nicaragua1985e (Mi3296)One of MS16 (1985 (a-p)) (Mi3292-3307)1994
NigerC363 (Mi979A)
iC363 (Mi979B)

Imperforate
1985"Giotto"
NigerC363 dsDeluxe sheet (C363)
Niger968c (Mi1335A)
i968c (Mi1335B)
One of MS8 (968 (a-h + label)) (Mi1333-1340)
One of imperforate MS8 (i968)
1997
Niger1078h (Mi1933)
i1078h
One of MS9 (1078 (a-i)) (Mi1926-1934)
One of imperforate MS9 (i1078 (a-i))
2001"sonde Giotto"
Niger1078 fdcImperforate MS9 on FDC
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)Unknown a (Mi?)One of block of 4 (a-d))2017"The director of a probe's mission to Halley's comet" (the "probe" was the Giotto spacecraft, and the mission director was David Dale)
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)Unknown b (Mi?)"A dust collector used for Halley's Comet" (the Particle Impact Analyzer or PIA was carried by Giotto)
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)Unknown c (Mi?)"HMC image 3461" (the Halley Multicolor Camera or "HMC" was carried by Giotto).
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)Unknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS1
Norfolk Island381a (Mi381)One of pair (381 (a-b)) (Mi381-382)1986"Giotto"
Oman StateUnlistedOverprinted deluxe sheet1979Giotto (preliminary-design)1
Oman StateUnlisted fdcOverprinted deluxe sheet on FDC
Ossetia (South)Unknown (Mi?)
Unknown imperf

Imperforate
2001?"Giotto"
ParaguayC642 label (Mi3974 label)One label and in (upper-left) margin of MS9 (C642a (5x C642 + 4 labels))1986
ParaguayC643 (Mi3975)Giotto (preliminary-design)1
ParaguayC643 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
ParaguayC644 (BL429)On stamp of SS1 (Mi3976)
ParaguayC654 (BL435)On stamp of SS1 (Mi4011)1986"Giotto"
ParaguayC654 muestraOn stamp of SS1, overprinted "Muestra"
Peru923 (Mi1364)1987"Giotto"
Peru923 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Poland2715 (Mi3015)One of pair (2715a (2714-2715))1986"Giotto"
Portugal1677 stamp maxi (Mi1695 maxi)Image on maxicard1987
Russia (USSR)5434 (BL187)In (upper-left) margin of SS11986"Giotto" (in upper-left margin text), Giotto with antenna but without tripod or axial rod (in FDC cachet)
Russia (USSR)5434 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
RwandaUnknown fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2009
St. Kitts666a (Mi935)From MS6 (666 (a-f)) (Mi935-940)2006(20th anniv. Giotto)
St. Kitts666d (Mi938)
St. Kitts666e (Mi939)
St. Lucia824 (BL46)MS2, overprinted1987
St. Thomas and Prince Islands789c (Mi952)One of MS4 (789 (a-c + 5 labels)) (Mi950-953)1986"Giotto"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands790 (BL164)On stamp of SS1
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1819 fdc (BL638 fdc)Cachet on FDC2008
St. Vincent922A (BL32)MS2, overprinted1987
St. Vincent922A o/p (BL32 o/p)MS2, overprinted1988
St. Vincent922A o/p specimenMS2 specimen, overprinted
Samoa669 (Mi589)1986
San Marino1105 (Mi1337)1986
Sierra Leone2870c (Mi4961)One of MS6 (2870 (a-f)) (Mi4959-4964)2006(20th anniv. Giotto)
SpainNoneCachet (reproduction of Djibouti MS9) on stamped envelope2013"Giotto" (on stamp 'c' in cachet)
Switzerland891 (Mi1445)1991
Togo1364 (Mi1947)1986"Giotto"
Togo1408 (Mi1993)1364 overprinted in silver1986"Giotto"
Tonga616e (Mi936)One of strip of 5 (616 (a-e)) (Mi932-936)1986"Giotto"
Tonga617e (Mi941)One of strip of 5 (617 (a-e)) (Mi937-941)
Tonga617e proofColor proof
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus190 (Mi191)1986
UdmurtiaUnknown i (Mi?)One of MS9 (a-i)2001"Giotto"
UdmurtiaUnknown ims fdcImperforate MS9 and cachet on FDC
United StatesNoneCachet on cover, also insert and insert back1986"Giotto" (on cachet and insert front)
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC146 (Mi499)1986
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC146 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Zambia355 (Mi365)1986"Giotto"
Zambia354-357 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Zambia409 (Mi416)355 overprinted in gold1986"Giotto"

1A preliminary-design Giotto has a larger base and a single axial rod through the antenna, unlike the cylindrical final design with a tripod over the antenna.


Below is a list of Giotto satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1985-07-02: Giotto (ESA)
France1985-07-02Paris(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverGiotto launch
French Guiana1985-07-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverGiotto launch
French Guiana1985-07-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverGiotto launch
French Guiana1985-07-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverGiotto launch
French Guiana1985-07-02Kourou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverGiotto launch
French Guiana
France
1985-07-02
1985-09-08
Kourou
Strasbourg
(Printed) cachet on coverGiotto launch
Council of Europe meeting
Giotto (events)
Germany (West)1986-02-09Darmstadt(Red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverGiotto perihelion of Halley's Comet
Germany (West)1986-02-13BonnCancel and (multi-color) cachet on coverGiotto (first encounter of ?) Halley's Comet
Germany (West)1986-02-13BonnCancel (same) and (ESA) cachet on coverGiotto (first encounter of ?) Halley's Comet
Germany (West)1986-03-13DarmstadtCancel (different) and (Zaso silk) cachet on coverGiotto closest approach to Halley's Comet
Germany (West)1986-03-13DarmstadtCancel (same) and (Lollini) cachet on coverGiotto closest approach to Halley's Comet
Germany (West)1986-03-13DarmstadtCancel (same) and (ESOC) cachet on coverGiotto closest approach to Halley's Comet
Australia1986-03-14Parkes NSW(Space Voyage) cachet on coverHalley's Comet flyby
Australia1986-03-14Parkes NSW(Lollini/ESA) cachet on coverHalley's Comet flyby
French Guiana1986-04-11Kourou(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverHalley's Comet closest approach to Earth
Giotto (on other than Giotto launch covers)
Austria1986-03-06Graz(Printed) cachet on Vega-1 event cover"Giotto"
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet on SPOT-2 and OSCAR-14/19 launch cover"Giotto" (in text)


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