Intelsat-3 Intelsat-4

Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats
(Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)

Intelsat-4A Intelsat-6
Intelsat-3Intelsat-4Intelsat-4AIntelsat-6

This page contains philatelic information on Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 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)
Reference images
(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)
(Selected)
Intelsat
(Selected)
Intelsat
Early Bird (Intelsat-1), Bird-named Intelsat-2s, and Intelsat-2-4 Early Bird (Intelsat-1), Bird-named Intelsat-2s, and Intelsat-2-4
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats
(Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats
(Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats
(on other than Intelsat launch covers)
Three-axis-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series) Three-axis-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series)


Below is a list of Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
Afghanistan1136 (Mi1393)198520th anniv. Intelsat1: Intelsat-6; also Intelsat logo
Afghanistan1137 (Mi1394)20th anniv. Intelsat1: Intelsat launch; also Intelsat logo
Aitutaki144 (Mi248)1977Intelsat-4
Aitutaki144a (BL13)MS2 (143-144) (Mi247-248)
Aitutaki144a fdcMS2 on FDC
Algeria543 (Mi653)1975Intelsat-3 (in stamp and cachet), Intelsat-4 (in stamp and cancel and cachet)
Algeria542-544 fdcOne of three stamps and cancel and cachet (design similar to one stamp) on FDC
Angola1110b (Mi1445)One of MS6 (1110 (a-f)) (Mi1444-1449)1999"Intelsat-4A" (depicted and in text)
Antigua335 (Mi324)1974Intelsat-3
Antigua340a (BL13)On one of MS7 (334-340 + label) (Mi323-339)
Antigua and Barbuda698 (Mi709)1983Intelsat-4A
Antigua and Barbuda702 (BL70)On stamp of SS11983Intelsat-4A
Australia431 fdc (Mi395 fdc)(Royal) cachet on FDC1968"Intelsat"
Australia431-432 fdc (Mi395-396 fdc)(Royal) cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia431-433 fdc1 (Mi395-397 fdc1)(Royal) cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia431-433 fdc2 (Mi395-397 fdc2)(Royal) cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia431-433 fdc3 (Mi395-397 fdc3)(Royal) cachet (different color) on FDC
Bahamas387 (Mi395)1976Intelsat-3
Barbados370 (Mi339)1972Intelsat-4
Barbados515 (Mi485)1979"Intelsat-4A"
Barbados516 (Mi486)"Intelsat" (in text, but ITOS-type/NOAA depicted)
Barbados517 (Mi487)"Intelsat-4A"
Barbuda149 (Mi159-160)Pair (149 (a-b)), Antigua 335 overprinted differently for each of pair (overprint detail on stamp 'a' and overprint detail on stamp 'b')1974Intelsat-3
Barbuda155b (Mi?)One of MS7 (155 (a-g + label)) (BL6), Antigua 340a overprinted in red1974Intelsat-3
Barbuda155 fdcMS7 on FDC
Barbuda262 (Mi285)1977Intelsat-4
Barbuda262a (BL21)MS3 (260-262) (Mi283-285)
Barbuda573 (Mi654)Antigua and Barbuda 698 overprinted1983Intelsat-4A
Barbuda577 (BL74)On stamp of SS1, Antigua and Barbuda 702 overprinted1983Intelsat-4A
Belgium832 (Mi1695)1972Intelsat-4
Belgium1032 (Mi1983)1979Intelsat-4A
Belgium1031-1032 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Bolivia585a (BL71)In (lower) margin of imperforate SS1 (585)1976"Intelsat-1" (Early Bird), "Intelsat-2", "Intelsat-3", "Intelsat-4", "Intelsat-4A" (all depicted and in text)
Bophuthatswana (South Africa)49 (Mi49)1979Intelsat-4A
Brazil1576 (Mi1670)1978Intelsat-1 (Early Bird), Intelsat-2, Intelsat-3, Intelsat-4, Intelsat-4A, also Intelsat-5
Brazil1576 folderFolder, with stamp and reproduction, also page 2, page 3, and page 4
Brunei241 (Mi230)1979Intelsat-4A
Bulgaria2108 (BL42)
2108a (BL43)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1, changed colors
1973Intelsat-4
Bulgaria2631 var (BL95)In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, 2631 margin overprinted in gold1979"Intelsat"-4
Burkina Faso1022a (BL_C149A)
i1022a (BL_C149B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1022, Mi1357A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1022, Mi1357B)
1995"Intelsat-6"
Burkina Faso1026A (BL151)
i1026A
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
Intelsat-6
Burkina Faso1028a (BL_B153A)
i1028a (BL_B153B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1028, Mi1364A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1028, Mi1364B)
"Intelsat-6"
Burkina Faso1028a o/p (BL157)In (upper-right) margin of SS1, overprinted in red1996"Intelsat-6"
Burma272 (Mi273)1979Intelsat-4A
Burundi511b (Mi1317)One of pair (511 (a-b)) (Mi1316-1317)1977Intelsat-4
Burundi512b (Mi1319)One of pair (512 (a-b)) (Mi1318-1319)
Burundi513b (Mi1321)One of pair (513 (a-b)) (Mi1320-1321)
BurundiC253b (Mi1323)One of pair (C253 (a-b)) (Mi1322-1323)
BurundiC254b (Mi1325)One of pair (C254 (a-b)) (Mi1324-1325)
Burundi511-513+C253-C254 fdc5 pairs on FDC
BurundiC255c (Mi?)
iC255c
From MS5 (C255 (a-f)) (BL100)
From imperforate MS5 (iC255 (a-f))
BurundiC255d (Mi?)
iC255d
BurundiC255e (Mi?)
iC255e
BurundiC255 fdcMS5 on FDC
Cambodia869 (Mi947)1988Intelsat-6
Cameroun776 (Mi1077)1985(20th anniv. Intelsat)1: Intelsat-6 (not "Intelsat-V" (Intelsat-5) as in text)
Canada681 (Mi630)1976Intelsat-4A; see also Paraguay C456
Cape Verde434 (Mi443)1981Intelsat-4
Central African RepublicC98 (Mi283)1972"Intelsat-4"
Central African RepublicC98 fdcStamp and (Centraphilex) cachet (like stamp) on FDC
Central African RepublicC98a (BL7)On one of MS4 (C95-C98)
Central African Republic417b (BL82)In (right) margin of SS1 (417)1980(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Central African Republic418b (BL83)In (right) margin of SS1 (418)
Central African Republic419b (BL84)In (right) margin of SS1 (419)
Central African Republic420b (BL85)In (right) margin of SS1 (420)
Central African RepublicC231b (BL86)In (right) margin of SS1 (C231)
Central African RepublicC232b (BL87)In (right) margin of SS1 (C232)
Central African RepublicC232a (Mi679A-684A)
iC232a (Mi679B-684B)
In (right) margin of MS6 (417-420+C231-C232)
In (right) margin of imperforate MS6 (i417-i420+iC231-iC232)
Central African RepublicC233 (BL81)In (upper-left) margin of SS1
Central African RepublicC233A (BL88)In (upper-right) margin of SS1
Central African Republic462b (BL116)In (right) margin of SS1 (462), 417b overprinted in gold1980(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Central African Republic463b (BL117)In (right) margin of SS1 (463), 418b overprinted in gold
Central African Republic464b (BL118)In (right) margin of SS1 (464), 419b overprinted in gold
Central African Republic465b (BL119)In (right) margin of SS1 (465), 420b overprinted in gold
Central African RepublicC248b (BL120)In (right) margin of SS1 (C248), C231b overprinted in gold
Central African RepublicC249b (BL121)In (right) margin of SS1 (C249), C232b overprinted in gold
Central African RepublicC249a (Mi726A-731A)
iC249a (Mi726B-731B)
In (right) margin of MS6 (462-465+C248-C249), C232a overprinted in gold
In (right) margin of imperforate MS6 (i462-i465+iC248-iC249), iC232a overprinted in gold
Central African RepublicC250 (BL115)In (upper-left) margin of SS1, C233 overprinted in gold
Central African RepublicC250A (BL122)In (upper-right) margin of SS1, C233A overprinted in gold
Central African Republic599 (Mi961A)
i599 (Mi961B)

Imperforate
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Central African Republic599a (BL248)SS1 (599)
Central African Republic600 (Mi962A)
i600 (Mi962B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic600a (BL249)SS1 (600)
Central African Republic601 (Mi963A)
i601 (Mi963B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic601a (BL250)SS1 (601)
Central African Republic602 (Mi964A)
i602 (Mi964B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic602a (BL251)SS1 (602)
Central African Republic603 (Mi965A)
i603 (Mi965B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic603a (BL252)SS1 (603)
Central African Republic604 (Mi966A)
i604 (Mi966B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic604a (BL253)SS1 (604)
Central African Republic605 (BL247A)
i605 (BL247B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Central African Republic605A (Mi968A)
i605A (Mi968B)
Gold foil, from MS4 (605Ac (4x 605A)
Imperforate gold foil, from MS4 (i605Ac (4x i605A)
Central African Republic605Ab (BL254)
i605Ab
On stamp of SS1 (605A), gold foil
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i605A), gold foil
Central African Republic605B (BL255A)
i605B (BL255B)
On stamp of SS1, gold foil
On stamp of imperforate SS1, gold foil
Central African Republic663 (BL283A)
i663 (BL283B)
In (lower) margin of SS1
In (lower) margin of imperforate SS1
1984"Intelsat-6"
Central African Republic812 (Mi1234A)
i812 (Mi1234B)

Imperforate
1986Intelsat-4
Central African Republic812a (BL387)On stamp of SS1 (812)
Central African Republic861a (BL425A)
i861a (BL425B)
In (upper) margin of SS1 (861)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i861)
1987"Intelsat-6"
Central African Republic895a (BL444A)
i895a (BL444B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (895)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i895)
1988"Intelsat-6"
Central African Republic1110A (BL580)
i1110A
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1996"Intelsat-6"
ChadC66C (BL8A)
iC66C (BL8B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1970Intelsat-3
Chad227F (BL9A)
i227F (BL9B)
On stamp of SS1 (Mi313A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi313B)
1970Intelsat-3
ChadC88B (BL21)In (upper-left) margin of SS1, C66C overprinted in black1971"Intelsat-3"
Chad267E (BL48)On stamp of SS1, 227F overprinted in black1972"Intelsat-3"
Chad227F stamp ds (Mi313A ds)
i227F stamp ds (B313B ds)
Deluxe sheet of 227F stamp, with black border around the stamp
Deluxe sheet of imperforate 227F stamp, with gold border around the stamp
1980Intelsat-3
Chad227F o/p (Mi313A o/p)
i227F o/p (Mi313B o/p)
On stamp of SS1, 227F with several overprints in black and/or gold
On stamp of imperforate SS1, i227F with several overprints in black and/or gold
1982Intelsat-3
Chad441 (Mi967A)
i441 (Mi967B)

Imperforate
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Chad441a (BL154A)
i441a (BL154B)
On stamp of SS1 (441)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i441)
Chad442 (Mi968A)
i442 (Mi968B)

Imperforate
Chad442a (BL155A)
i442a (BL155B)
On stamp of SS1 (442)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i442)
Chad443 (Mi969A)
i443 (Mi969B)

Imperforate
Chad443a (BL156A)
i443a (BL156B)
On stamp of SS1 (443)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i443)
Chad444 (Mi970A)
i444 (Mi970B)

Imperforate
Chad444a (BL157A)
i444a (BL157B)
On stamp of SS1 (444)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i444)
Chad445 (Mi971A)
i445 (Mi971B)

Imperforate
Chad445a (BL158A)
i445a (BL158B)
On stamp of SS1 (445)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i445)
Chad446 (Mi971A)
i446 (Mi972B)

Imperforate
Chad446a (BL159A)
i446a (BL159B)
On stamp of SS1 (446)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i446)
Chad447 (BL153A)
i447 (BL153B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Chad447A (Mi974A)
i447A (Mi974B)
From MS4 (4x 447A)
Imperforate
Chad447Ab (BL160A)
i447Ab (BL160B)
On stamp of SS1 (447A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i447A)
Chad447B (BL161A)
i447B (BL161B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Chad452 (Mi992A)
i452 (Mi992B)

Imperforate
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Chad452a (BL179)
i452a
On stamp of SS1 (452)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i452)
Chad453 (Mi993A)
i453 (Mi993B)

Imperforate
Chad453a (BL180)
i453a
On stamp of SS1 (453)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i453)
Chad454 (Mi994A)
i454 (Mi994B)

Imperforate
Chad454a (BL181)
i454a
On stamp of SS1 (454)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i454)
Chad455 (Mi995A)
i455 (Mi995B)

Imperforate
Chad455a (BL182)
i455a
On stamp of SS1 (455)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i455)
Chad456 (Mi996A)
i456 (Mi996B)

Imperforate
Chad456a (BL183)
i456a
On stamp of SS1 (456)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i456)
Chad457 (Mi997A)
i457 (Mi997B)

Imperforate
Chad457a (BL184)
i457a
On stamp of SS1 (457)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i457)
Chad458 (BL178A)
i458 (BL178B)
On stamp of SS1 (Mi998A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi998B)
Chad458A (Mi999A)
i458A (Mi999B)
From MS4 (4x 458A), gold foil
From imperforate MS4 (4x i458A), gold foil
Chad458A different458A with different perforations
Chad458Ab (BL185)
i458Ab
On stamp of SS1 (485A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i485A)
Chad458B (BL186A)
i458B (BL186B)
On stamp of SS1, gold foil
On stamp of imperforate SS1, gold foil
Chadi227F stamp ds o/p (Mi313B o/p)Deluxe sheet of imperforate 227F stamp, with black border around the stamp and black overprints in the margin1989Intelsat-3
ChadC298 (Mi1145)446 surcharged1988?Intelsat-4
Chad706f (Mi1498A)
i706f (Mi1498B)
One stamp and in selvedge of MS6 (706 (a-f)) (Mi1493A-1498A)
One stamp and in selvedge of imperforate MS6 (i706 (a-f)) (Mi1493B-1498B)
1997"Intelsat-6" (in selvedge text)
Chile505 (Mi873)1977Intelsat-4
Chile505 fdcStamp on FDC
China (Taiwan)1637 (Mi751)1969Intelsat-3
China (Taiwan)1637 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
China (Taiwan)1638 (Mi752)
China (Taiwan)1639 (Mi753)
China (Taiwan)1637-1639 cardThree stamps and cancel on FDC card
China (Taiwan)2371 (Mi1526)1983(tiny) Intelsat-4
China (Taiwan)2371-2372 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
China (Taiwan)2371-2372 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (different cancel), also back
Ciskei (South Africa)191 (Mi215)1992"Intelsat-VI" (Intelsat-6)
Ciskei (South Africa)191-194 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Ciskei (South Africa)191+194 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Comoro IslandsMi423A
Mi423B

Imperforate
1978Intelsat-4
Comoro Islands652 (BL244)
i652
SS1
Imperforate SS1
1988Intelsat-6
Congo (People's Republic)BL64A
BL64B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi1253A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi1253B)
1991"Intelsat-6"
Congo (Republic)C412 (BL110A)
iC412 (BL110B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1992"Intelsat-6"
Cook Islands744 (Mi927)1983Intelsat-4A
Cook Islands744-747 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Cuba2506 (Mi2655)1982Intelsat-4A
Cyprus514 fdc (Mi502 fdc)Cachet on FDC1979"Intelsat IV-A"
DjiboutiC215a (BL117A)
iC215a (BL117B)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1985Intelsat-6
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
In (left-center) margin of SS1 (C233)
In (left-center) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
1987"Intelsat-6" (in left-center margin), also "Intelsat-7" (in upper-right margin)
Dominican RepublicC229 (Mi1092)1975(two) Intelsat-3, (one) Intelsat-4A
Dubai143 (Mi387)1971"Intelsat-4"
Dubai146 (Mi390)1971"Intelsat-2", "Intelsat-3", "Intelsat-4", "Syncom-3" (all depicted and in text)
DubaiC55 (Mi391)"Intelsat-4"
France1347 (Mi1801)1972Intelsat-4
Gabon937f (Mi1439)
i937f
One of MS12 (937 (a-l)) (Mi1434-1445)
One of imperforate MS12 (i937 (a-l))
1999"Intelsat-6"
Gabon937 fdcMS12 on FDC
Gambia400 (Mi397)1979"Intelsat"-4a
Ghana756 (Mi885)1981Intelsat-4
Ghana757 (Mi886)
Ghana758 (Mi887)
Ghana758A (BL89)On three of MS4 (758b-e, like 755-758)
Great Britain1109 fdc (Mi1033 fdc)(Colorano silk) cachet on FDC1985Intelsat-4
Greece983 (Mi1043)1970Intelsat-3
Greece984 (Mi1044)
Greece983-984 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
Grenada782 (Mi816)1976Intelsat-4
Grenada784 (Mi818)
Grenada785 (Mi819)
Grenada780-781+783+785 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Grenada782+784+786 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC
Guinea Republic839 (Mi927A)
i839 (Mi927B)

Imperforate
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Guinea Republic840 (Mi928A)
i840 (Mi928B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic841 (Mi929A)
i841 (Mi929B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic842 (Mi930A)
i842 (Mi930B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic843 (Mi931A)
i843 (Mi931B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic844 (Mi932A)
i844 (Mi932B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic839-844_ms6
i839-i844_ms6
MS6 (839-844)
Imperforate MS6 (i839-i844)
Guinea Republic844A (Mi934A)
i844A (Mi934B)
From MS4 (4x 844A), gold foil
From imperforate MS4 (4x i844A), gold foil
Guinea Republic845 (BL51A)
i845 (BL51B)
On stamp of SS1 (Mi933A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi933B)
Guinea Republic869 (Mi964A)
i869 (Mi964B)

Imperforate
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Guinea Republic869b (BL72A)
i869b (BL72B)
On stamp of SS1 (869)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i869)
Guinea Republic870 (Mi965A)
i870 (Mi965B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic870b (BL73A)
i870b (BL73B)
On stamp of SS1 (870)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i870)
Guinea Republic871 (Mi966A)
i871 (Mi966B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic871b (BL74A)
i871b (BL74B)
On stamp of SS1 (871)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i871)
Guinea Republic872 (Mi967A)
i872 (Mi967B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic872b (BL75A)
i872b (BL75B)
On stamp of SS1 (872)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i872)
Guinea Republic873 (Mi968A)
i873 (Mi968B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic873b (BL76A)
i873b (BL76B)
On stamp of SS1 (873)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i873)
Guinea Republic874 (Mi969A)
i874 (Mi969B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic874b (BL77A)
i874b (BL77B)
On stamp of SS1 (874)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i874)
Guinea Republic874A (Mi971A)
i874A (Mi971B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic874c (BL78A)
i874c (BL78B)
On stamp of SS1 (874)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i874)
Guinea Republic875 (BL71A)
i875 (BL71B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Guinea Republic875A (BL79A)
i875A (BL79B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Guinea Republic1034 (Mi1154)1987Intelsat-4A
Guinea Republic1034b (BL261)On stamp of SS1 (1036)
Guinea Republic1039a (Mi1154-1159)On one of MS6 (1039a (1034-1039))
Guinea Republic1060a (BL287A)
i1060a (BL287B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1060)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1060)
1987Intelsat-6
Guinea Republic1187 (BL410A)
i1187 (BL410B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1992"Intelsat-6"
Guinea Republic1212 (Mi1400A)
i1212 (Mi1400B)

Imperforate
1992"Rescue of Intelsat-VI by 'Endeavour', May 1992" (with Space Shuttle and astronauts)
Guinea Republic1212a (BL438)On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1212)
Guinea Republic1237B (BL486)
i1237B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1993"Intelsat-6"
Guinea Republic1252A (BL472A)
i1252A (BL472B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1993"Intelsat-6"
Guinea Republic1257Ab (BL478A)
i1257Ab (BL478B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1257A), gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1257A), gold foil
1993"Intelsat-6"
Guinea-Bissau375D (Mi437A)
i375D (Mi437B)

Imperforate
1977Intelsat-4
Guinea-Bissau375De (BL66)On stamp of SS1 (375D)
Guinea-Bissau383g (BL90)
i383g
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383)
1978(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Guinea-Bissau383Ag (BL91)
i383Ag
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383A)
Guinea-Bissau383Bg (BL92)
i383Bg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383B)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383B)
Guinea-Bissau383Cg (BL93)
i383Cg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383C)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383C)
Guinea-Bissau383Dg (BL94)
i383Dg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383D)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383D)
Guinea-Bissau383Eg (BL95)
i38Eg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (383E)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i383E)
Guinea-Bissau393g (BL120)
i393g
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393), 383g overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393), i383g overprinted in gold
1978(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Guinea-Bissau393Ag (BL121)
i393Ag
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393), 383Ag overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393A), i383Ag overprinted in gold
Guinea-Bissau393Bg (BL122)
i393Bg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393A), 383Bg overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393B), i383Bg overprinted in gold
Guinea-Bissau393Cg (BL123)
i393Cg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393B), 383Cg overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393C), i383Cg overprinted in gold
Guinea-Bissau393Dg (BL124)
i393Dg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393C), 383Dg overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393D), i383Dg overprinted in gold
Guinea-Bissau393Eg (BL125)
i393Eg
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393D), 383Eg overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393E), i383Eg overprinted in gold
Guinea-Bissau393g_silver (BL120_silver)
i393g_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393), 383g overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393), i383g overprinted in silver
1978(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Guinea-Bissau393Ag_silver (BL121_silver)
i393Ag_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393), 383Ag overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393A), i383Ag overprinted in silver
Guinea-Bissau393Bg_silver (BL122_silver)
i393Bg_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393A), 383Bg overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393B), i383Bg overprinted in silver
Guinea-Bissau393Cg_silver (BL123_silver)
i393Cg_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393B), 383Cg overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393C), i383Cg overprinted in silver
Guinea-Bissau393Dg_silver (BL124_silver)
i393Dg_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393C), 383Dg overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393D), i383Dg overprinted in silver
Guinea-Bissau393Eg_silver (BL125_silver)
i393Eg_silver
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (393D), 383Eg overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i393E), i383Eg overprinted in silver
Guyana297 (Mi560)1979Intelsat-4A
Guyana384 (Mi641)297 overprinted1981Intelsat-4A
Guyana384 op-inv297 inverted overprint, also MS25
GuyanaO9 (MiD16)297 overprinted1981Intelsat-4A
GuyanaO9 var (Mi unlisted)297 overprinted, but missing "OPS" and bars1981Intelsat-4A
Guyana655 (Mi974)297 overprinted1983Intelsat-4A
Guyana655 o/p (Mi974 op)655 un-issued overprint "International Science Year 375"1983Intelsat-4A
Guyana714 var (Mi unlisted)297 with 1st overprint ("375"), but without 2nd overprint (as below), also MS251983Intelsat-4A
Guyana714 (Mi1045)297 with 1st overprint (as above), and also with 2nd overprint ("Int. Communications Year - 50")1983Intelsat-4A
Guyana1378 (Mi1470)O9 overprinted "United Nations"1985Intelsat-4A
Guyana1379 (Mi1471)384 overprinted "United Nations"
Guyana1380 (Mi1472)297 overprinted "United Nations"
Hong Kong252 (Mi245)1969Intelsat-3
Hong Kong252 fdcStamp on FDC
HungaryC324 (BL89)
iC324
In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi2769)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1972Intelsat-4
HungaryC336 (BL96)In (upper-right) margin of SS11973Intelsat-4
HungaryC365 (BL119)In (upper-left) margin of SS11976Intelsat-4
Hungary2424 (Mi3125)1976Intelsat-4A
Hungary2456 (BL122)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi3169)1976Intelsat-4
Hungary2530 (BL130A)
i2530 (BL130B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1978Intelsat-4
HungaryC425 (BL142)In (upper-left) margin of SS11980Intelsat-4
India551 (Mi535)1972Intelsat-3
Indonesia777 (Mi655)1969Intelsat-3
Indonesia777 var1Red-purple (variation)
Indonesia777 var2Color-shift (variation)
Indonesia777 var3Dark-blue background (variation)
Indonesia777 var4Black background and blue text (variation)
Indonesiai777 varBlue (variation)
Indonesia776-777 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Iran1549 (Mi1464)1970Intelsat-3
Iran1983 (Mi1917)1978Intelsat-4
Iran1983 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Isle of Man (Great Britain)471 (Mi467)One of pair (471a (470-471)) (Mi466-467)1991Intelsat-6
Isle of Man (Great Britain)469a+471a fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Israel496+tab (Mi563+tab)1972Intelsat-4
Israel496+tab fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Israel496+tab fdc2Stamp and cachet (same) on FDC (with additional content)
Jamaica340 (Mi342)1977Intelsat-3
Jamaica341 (Mi343)
Jamaica342 (Mi344)
Japan1550-1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Japan Philatelic Society) cachet on FDC1983Intelsat-4, Intelsat-4A
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania216 (Mi204)1970Intelsat-3
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania213-216 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Korea (North)1435a (Mi1530A-1536A)
i1435a (Mi1530B-1536B)
On 6 of 7 stamps and label from MS7 (1430-1435+1436_stamp + label)
On 6 of 7 stamps and label from imperforate MS7 (i1430-i1435+i1436_stamp + label)
1976Intelsat-4
Korea (North)1436 (BL29A)
i1436 (BL29B)
On stamp of SS1 (1436_stamp) (Mi1536A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1436_stamp) (Mi1536B)
Korea (North)1807 (Mi1859)1979Intelsat-4
Korea (North)1820 (BL60A)
i1820 (BL60B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
1980(possible) Intelsat-4
Korea (North)3424 (BL326)
i3424
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1994Intelsat-6
Korea (North)4074 (BL472)
i4074
In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (4074 (a-c))
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS3 (i4074 (a-c))
2000Intelsat-6
Korea (North)4074 specimen4074 overprinted "specimen"
Korea (North)i4074 shiftedi4074 with shifted printing
Korea (South)709 (Mi719)1970Intelsat-3
Korea (South)709 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Korea (South)755 (Mi767)1971Intelsat-3
Korea (South)809 (Mi823)1972Intelsat-4
Korea (South)1316 (Mi1303)1982Intelsat-4A (upper-right), Intelsat-5 (upper-left)
Korea (South)1316 fdcStamp on FDC
Liberia664 (Mi908)
i664

Imperforate
1974Intelsat-3
Liberia664 dsDeluxe sheet (664)
Liberia663-664 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Liberia744 (Mi999)
i744

Imperforate
1976"Intelsat-4"
Liberia744 dsDeluxe sheet (744)
LiberiaC212 (BL81A)
iC212 (BL81B)
In (lower-right) margin of SS1
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1
Early Bird / Intelsat-1 (upper-left), Intelsat-2 (upper-right), Intelsat-3 (lower-right)
Libya1111 (Mi1162A)
i1111 (Mi1162B)
From MS4 (1111b (4x 1111))
From imperforate MS4 (i1111b (4x i1111))
1983(slightly-elongated) Intelsat-4
Libya1111a (BL71)SS1 (1111)
Libya1112 (Mi1163A)
i1112 (Mi1163B)
From MS4 (1112b (4x 1112))
From imperforate MS4 (i1112b (4x i1112))
Libya1112a (BL72)SS1 (1112)
Libya1113 (Mi1164A)
i1113 (Mi1164B)
From MS4 (1113b (4x 1113))
From imperforate MS4 (i1113b (4x i1113))
Libya1113a (BL73)SS1 (1113)
Libya1114 (Mi1165A)
i1114 (Mi1165B)
From MS4 (1114b (4x 1114))
From imperforate MS4 (i1114b (4x i1114))
Libya1114a (BL74)SS1 (1114)
Libya1115 (Mi1164A)
i1115 (Mi1164B)
From MS4 (1115b (4x 1115))
From imperforate MS4 (i1115b (4x i1115))
Libya1115a (BL75)SS1 (1115)
Libya1116 (Mi1165A)
i1116 (Mi1165B)
From MS4 (1116b (4x 1116))
From imperforate MS4 (i1116b (4x i1116))
Libya1116a (BL76)SS1 (1116)
Libya1111-1116_ms6 (BL70A)
i1111-i1116_ms6 (BL70B)
MS6 (1111-1116)
Imperforate MS6 (i1111-i1116)
Libya1117 (BL69A)
i1117 (BL69B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Libya1118 (BL68A)
i1118 (BL68B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Malagasy Republic558 (BL12)On stamp of SS11976Intelsat-4
Malagasy Republic800 (Mi1066A)
i800 (Mi1066B)

Imperforate
1987Intelsat-6
Malagasy Republic800a (BL51A)
i800a (BL51B)
On stamp of SS1 (800)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i800)
Malagasy Republic804b (Mi1065-1070)On one of MS6 (799-804)
Malagasy Republic805A (BL57A)
i805A (BL57B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
Malagasy Republic1099 (BL201A)
i1099 (BL201B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1992"Intelsat-6"
Malagasy Republic1173Gt (BL242A)
i1173Gt (BL242B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1173G)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1173G)
1994"Intelsat-6"
Malagasy Republic1314a (BL_B269A)
i1314a (BL_B269B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1314)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1314)
1996Intelsat-6
Malawi385 (Mi363)1974Intelsat-4A
Malawi385a (BL59)On one of MS4 (382-385) (Mi360-363)
Malaysia64 (Mi61)1970"Intelsat-3"
Malaysia65 (Mi62)
Malaysia63-64 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Malaysia63+65 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Malaysia203 (Mi207)1979(possible) Intelsat-4A
Malaysia201-203 fdcOne of three stamps and cachet on FDC
Maldive Islands637 (Mi657)1976"Intelsat-4A"
Maldive Islands681 (BL44)On stamp of SS11977"Intelsat-4A"
Maldive Islands1001 (BL91)In (upper) margin of SS11983Intelsat-4A
MaliC96 (Mi233)
iC96

Imperforate
1970"Intelsat-3"
MaliC518 (Mi1055)One of pair (C518a (C517-C518 + label)) (Mi1054-1055)1985Intelsat-6
MaliC518bTwo of imperforate MS4 (2x (C517-C518))
MaliC518cFive of imperforate MS10 (5x (C517-C518))
Mauritius780 (Mi?)1993Intelsat-6 ?
MexicoC432 (Mi1428)1974Intelsat-4
MongoliaC81 (BL44)In (upper-left) margin of SS11976Intelsat-4
MongoliaC83 (BL46)In (upper) margin of SS11976Intelsat-4
New Hebrides (British Admin.)207 (Mi425)1976Intelsat-4A
New Hebrides (British Admin.)205-207 fdcOne of three stamps and cachet on FDC
New Hebrides (French Admin.)226 (Mi428)1976Intelsat-4A
New Hebrides (French Admin.)224-226 fdcOne of three stamps and cachet on FDC
New Zealand479 (Mi560)1971Intelsat-3
New Zealand478-479 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
New Zealand478-479 fdc2One of two stamps and cachet (designs similar to both stamps) on FDC
New Zealand775 (Mi865)1983Intelsat-4A
Nicaragua1130 (Mi2225)1981Intelsat-4A; also Intelsat logo
Niger904A (BL91)
i904A
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1983"Intelsat-6"
Niue416 (Mi553)1984Intelsat-4A
Niue416a
i416a
MS3 (414-416) (Mi551-553)
Imperforate MS3 (i414-i416)
Pakistan710 (Mi750)1989Intelsat-4A (in upper-left of stamp)
Pakistan710 fdcStamp on FDC
Pakistan710 folderFolder
Paraguay1199 (BL131)On stamp of imperforate SS11969"Intelsat-3"
Paraguay1199 muestra1199 overprinted "muestra"
Paraguay1332 (BL159)On stamp of SS11971Intelsat-3
Paraguay1332 muestraSS1 overprinted "muestra"
ParaguayC353 (BL199)On stamp of SS1 (Mi2420)1973Intelsat-4
ParaguayC353 muestraC535 overprinted "muestra"
ParaguayC383 (BL227)On stamp of imperforate SS11974Intelsat-4
ParaguayC404 (BL239)In (lower) margin of SS1 (Mi2636)1975Intelsat-4
ParaguayC404 muestraSS1 overprinted "muestra"
ParaguayC416 (Mi2715)1975"Intelsat-4"
ParaguayC419 (BL257)On stamp of SS1 (Mi2718)1975Intelsat-4
ParaguayC419 muestraSS1 overprinted "muestra"
ParaguayC440 (BL278)In (lower) margin of SS11976"Intelsat-1" (Early Bird), "Intelsat-2", "Intelsat-3", "Intelsat-4", "Intelsat-4A" (all depicted and in text)
ParaguayC440 fdcSS1 on FDC
ParaguayC440 muestraSS1 overprinted "muestra"
ParaguayC456 (BL316)SS1 (Mi3027), stamp-on-stamp: Canada 6811983Intelsat-4A
PeruC242 (Mi727)1969Intelsat-3
PeruC242a (BL6)On stamp of simulated-perforation SS1 (C242)
Philippines990 (Mi850)1968(possible) Intelsat-3
Philippines991 (Mi851)
Philippines992 (Mi852)
Philippines2008 (Mi1955)1989Intelsat-3
Qatar244 (Mi451)1971Intelsat-3, Intelsat-4
Qatar323 (Mi520)1972Intelsat-4
Ras Al KhaimaBLE95AOn stamp of SS11970Intelsat-4
Ras Al KhaimaMi438A+444A+450A_st3+BLE95A fdcSS1 on FDC
Ras Al KhaimaMi8241972Intelsat-4
Ras Al KhaimaMi825
Ras Al KhaimaMi826
Ras Al KhaimaMi827
Ras Al KhaimaMi828
Ras Al KhaimaMi829
Ras Al KhaimaMi830
Ras Al KhaimaMi766+777+830+850 proofsOne of four in master-proof imperforate sheet of four
Ras Al KhaimaMi831Mi824 overprinted in silver1972Intelsat-4
Ras Al KhaimaMi832Mi825 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi833Mi826 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi834Mi827 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi835Mi828 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi836Mi829 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi837Mi830 overprinted in silver
Ras Al KhaimaMi838Silver foil
Ras Al KhaimaMi839Gold foil
Rwanda752 (Mi813)1976Intelsat-4
Rwanda914 (Mi983)1979"Intelsat-4A"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands493f (Mi527)Two of MS12 (493 (a-d + 2x (e-h))) (Mi522-529)1978Intelsat-3
St. Thomas and Prince Islands706f (Mi843)493f overprinted; two of MS12 (706 (a-d + 2x (e-h))) (Mi838-849)1983Intelsat-3
St. Thomas and Prince Islands706j (Mi847)
St. Vincent1563f (Mi1888)One of MS8 (1563 (a-h)) (Mi1883-1890)1991Intelsat-6
St. Vincent1563f specimenOne of MS8 (1563 specimen (a-h))
St. Vincent1563 proofMS8 imperforate proof
Samoa537 (Mi440)1980Intelsat-4
Senegal766 (Mi964)1988Intelsat-4
Senegal766 dsDeluxe sheet (766)
Senegal766 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
South Africa455 (Mi488)1975Intelsat-4
South Africa455 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Spain2150 (Mi2415)1979Intelsat-4A
Sri Lanka1250b (Mi1203)One of pair (1250 (a-b)) (Mi1202-1203)1999Intelsat-6
Surinam453 (Mi731)1976Intelsat-3
Surinam562 (BL27)In (lower) margin of MS3 (562 (a-c)); stamp-on-stamp: 4531980Intelsat-3
Switzerland529 (Mi945)1971Intelsat-4
Switzerland529 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC (also Intelsat-4-3 cover)
Switzerland555 fdc (Mi988 fdc)Cachet on FDC1973"Intelsat-4 orbital maneuvers"
Thailand549 (Mi565)1970Intelsat-3
Thailand549 fdcStamp on FDC
Thailand1483 (Mi1509)1992Intelsat-6
Thailand1483 fdcStamp on FDC
TogoC176 (Mi928A)
iC176 (Mi928B)

Imperforate
1972"Intelsat-4"
TogoC176 dsDeluxe sheet (C176)
TogoC229 (Mi1046)C176 overprinted1974"Intelsat-4"
TogoC276 (Mi1152)1976Intelsat-4A
TogoC277a (BL102)On one of imperforate MS2 (C276-C277) (Mi1152-1153)
Togo1057 (Mi1452A)
i1057 (Mi1452B)

Imperforate
1980Intelsat-4A
Tonga545 (Mi855)1983"Intelsat-4"
Tonga546 (Mi856)"Intelsat-4A"
Tonga670 (Mi1013)1988Intelsat-4
Tonga670 proof1Imperforate proof
Tonga670 proof2Chromalin proof
Tonga670 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tonga670 backBack overprinted for 20th UPU Congress1989Intelsat-4 (on front)
Tonga746 (Mi1134)1990Intelsat-4
Tonga746 proofImperforate proof
Tonga784b (Mi1179)One of strip of 3 (784 (a-c)) (Mi1178-1180)1991Intelsat-6
Tonga784b specimenOne of strip of 3 (784 specimen (a-c))
Trinidad and Tobago209 (Mi291)1971Intelsat-3
Trinidad and Tobago209a (BL2)Imperforate MS3 (207-209) (Mi289-291)
Tunisia653 fdc (Mi860 fdc)Cancel on FDC1975Intelsat-4
United Arab Emirates48 (Mi37)1975Intelsat-4
United Arab Emirates49 (Mi38)
United Nations256-257 fdc (Mi279-280 fdc)(Orbit Covers) cachet on FDC1975"Intelsat-3" and "Intelsat-4"
United StatesNone(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover1968"Intelsat-4" (in text, but wrong depiction)
United StatesNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1973Intelsat-4 (center-right); (also Space Shuttle)
United States3187d fdc (Mi3126 fdc)(SpaceCraft/Swanson, issued by Vukotich) cachet on FDC1999"Intelsat-3"
Upper VoltaC192 (BL26)
iC192
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1974Intelsat-3
Upper VoltaC200 (BL28)On stamp SS1, C192 overprinted in red
UruguayC422 (BL29)In (lower) margin of MS3 (C422 (a-c))1976"Intelsat-4A"
UruguayC423 (BL30)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (C423 (a-c))
Wallis and Futuna Islands262 (Mi388)1981Intelsat-4
Yemen Arab RepublicBL109In (right) margin of SS1 (Mi994)1969"Intelsat-3" in text, but Intelsat-2 depicted)
Yemen Arab RepublicBL110In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi995)"Intelsat-3"
Yemen (PDR)257 (Mi271)1981Intelsat-4A
Yemen (PDR)291 (Mi304)1983Intelsat-4A
Yemen (PDR)292 (BL7)On stamp and in (upper) margin of SS1
Yugoslavia1215 (Mi1566)From MS9 (1215a (9x 1215))1974Intelsat-4
Yugoslavia1214-1215 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Zaire1121 (Mi822)1983Intelsat-4A, Intelsat-5
Zaire1125 (Mi826)Intelsat-4A
Zaire1260 (Mi962)1121 surcharged1990Intelsat-4A, Intelsat-5
Zaire1273 (Mi975)1121 surcharged (different)
Zaire1429 (Mi1105)1125 surcharged1994Intelsat-4A
Zaire1437 (Mi?)1125 surcharged (different)1996Intelsat-4A
ZaireMi1246A-1247A ms2
Mi1246B-1247B ms2
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (Mi1246A-1247A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi1246B-1247B)
1996"Intelsat-601"

1Intelsat anniversary items are counted either from Intelsat's formation, as the INternational TELecommunications SATellite Organization (INTELSAT) in 1964, or from the launch of Intelsat-1 (Early Bird) in 1965.


Below is a list of Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
1968-09-19 — 1970-07-23: Intelsat-3 series (1 — 8)
1968-09-19: Intelsat-3-1 [failed]
United States1968-09-18Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed]
United States1968-09-19Patrick AFB, FL (hand cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed] ("Atlantic-3" in text)
United States1968-09-19Patrick AFB, FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed] ("Atlantic-3" in text)
United States1968-09-19Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet (and signature) on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed] ("Atlantic-3" in text)
United States1968-09-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed] (not "four military research spacecraft...including Lincoln Experimental Satellite" for LES-6 and OV2-5 and OV5-2/4 as in cachet)
1968-12-19: Intelsat-3-2
United States1968-12-18Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1968-12-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Red rubber-stamp and typed) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1968-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1968-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1968-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1968-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
1969-02-06: Intelsat-3-3
United States1969-02-05Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insert1 and insert2Intelsat-3-3 launch ("Pacific-3" in text)
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch ("Pacific-3" in text)
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch ("Pacific-3" in text)
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch ("Pacific Two (Intelsat II)" and "Pacific One (Intelsat I)" in text)
1969-05-22: Intelsat-3-4
United States1969-05-21Patrick AFB, FL (machine cancel)(Whitney red and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-21Patrick AFB, FL (hand cancel)(Whitney red and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-21Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(HJM blue/Whitney red and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson/DuBeau? red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
1969-07-26: Intelsat-3-5 [partial failure]
United States1969-07-23Colorado Springs CO(R.E. Nichol) cachet on cover, also backIntelsat-3-5 tracking
United States1969-07-25Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-5 launch ("Atlantic-3D" in text) [partial failure]
United States1969-07-25Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
1970-01-15: Intelsat-3-6
United States1970-01-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch scrubbed
United States1970-01-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Sokolsky blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-14Titusville FL(Manned Spaceflight Cover Society) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-14Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft, no logo) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft, no logo) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-15Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch; also "Intelsat-1" (Early Bird), and "Intelsat-2"
United States1970-01-15Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch; also "Intelsat-1" (Early Bird), and "Intelsat-2"
United States1970-01-16Colorado Springs CO(R.E. Nichol rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backIntelsat-3-6 launch (also Kosmos-320 in separate launch)
1970-04-23: Intelsat-3-7
United States1970-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-22Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.12) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL(The Manned Spaceflight Cover Society) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-04-23Cape Canaveral FL(Solar Covers no.?) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
1970-07-23: Intelsat-3-8
United States1970-07-23Haleiwa HI(Black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-07-23Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple and green and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-07-23Cape Canaveral FL(Solar Covers no.?) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-8 launch ("Pacific One (Intelsat II)" and "Pacific Two (Intelsat II)" in text)
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-3-8 launch ("Pacific One (Intelsat II)" and "Pacific Two (Intelsat II)" in text)
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.13) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL(MSCS) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
1971-01-25 — 1975-05-22: Intelsat-4 series (1 — 8)
1975-05-22: Intelsat-4-1
United States1975-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
United States1975-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
United States1975-05-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
United States1975-05-23Haleiwa HI(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
1971-01-26: Intelsat-4-2
United States1971-01-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt magenta and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch (scrubbed)
United States1971-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Hughes-Culver City Employees Stamp Club) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-01-25Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and red) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Solar Covers no.?) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-4-2 launch; also "Intelsat-III" (in insert text)
United States1971-01-26Cape Canaveral FL(Solar Covers no.?) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-4-2 launch; also "Intelsat-III" (in insert text)
United States1971-01-26Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-01-26Cape Canaveral FL(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.23) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch (not "Intelsat-4-F1" as in text)
United States1971-01-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
1971-12-20: Intelsat-4-3
United States1971-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.13) cachet on cover, also insertIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States
Switzerland
1971-12-19
1971-03-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
Bern
(Red and blue printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
Switzerland 529 fdc
United States1971-12-20Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-20Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-20Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-20Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney green and magenta) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
1972-01-23: Intelsat-4-4
United States1972-01-23Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-23Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.14) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
1972-06-13: Intelsat-4-5
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.25) cachet on cover, also insert1 and insert2Intelsat-4-5 launch (also "Early Bird" (Intelsat-1) on insert1; "Intelsat-4F1", "first Intelsat-4" (Intelsat-4-2), "Intelsat-4F3", and "Intelsat-4F4" on insert2)
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Swanson/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover(possible) Intelsat-4-5 launch (based on date, but un-likely from Vandenberg AFB for geostationary orbit; see also rockets page)
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney cyan and magenta) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney cyan and magenta) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Satellite Beach FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
1975-02-20: Intelsat-4-6 [failed]
United States1975-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney orange) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney orange, blue, and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-20Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-20Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-21Andover ME(Comsat black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed] (not "Intelsat-4-F8" as in text)
1973-08-23: Intelsat-4-7
United States1973-08-23Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-23Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-23Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS, with blue rubber-stamp logo) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-24Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-24Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple and cyan) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
1974-11-21: Intelsat-4-8
United States1974-11-21Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-8 launch
United States1974-11-21Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-8 launch
United States1974-11-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-8 launch
United States1974-11-21Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-8 launch
1975-09-26 — 1978-03-31: Intelsat-4A series (1 — 6)
1975-09-26: Intelsat-4A-1
United States1975-09-25Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-1 launch
United States1975-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-1 launch
United States1975-09-25Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney blue and purple) cachet on cover, also backIntelsat-4A-1 launch
United States1975-09-25Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney blue) cachet on (airmail) coverIntelsat-4A-1 launch
United States1975-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-1 launch
1976-01-29: Intelsat-4A-2
United States1976-01-29Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Patrick AFB, FL(Rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Merritt Island FL(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Satellite Beach FL(Whitney purple and blue) cachet on (airmail) coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
1978-01-07: Intelsat-4A-3
United States1978-01-06Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-3 launch (Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1978-01-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-3 launch; also Intelsat logo
1977-05-26: Intelsat-4A-4
United States1977-05-26Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch (Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1977-05-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
United States1977-05-26Satellite Beach FL(Whitney green and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
United States1977-05-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
United States1977-05-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
United States1977-05-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
1977-09-30: Intelsat-4A-5 [failed]
United States1977-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-5 launch [failed]
United States1977-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney red) cachet on (airmail) coverIntelsat-4A-5 launch [failed]
United States1977-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-5 launch [failed]
1978-03-31: Intelsat-4A-6
United States1978-03-31Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-6 launch
United States1978-03-31Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-6 launch
United States1978-03-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-6 launch
1989-10-27 — 1991-10-29: Intelsat-6 series (1 — 5)
1991-10-29: Intelsat-6-1
French Guiana1991-10-29Kourou(PJ) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-1 launch ("TDF-1" depicted)
French Guiana1991-10-29Kourou(Printed) cachet (different) on coverIntelsat-6-1 launch
French Guiana1991-10-29Kourou(Blue printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-1 launch
1989-10-27: Intelsat-6-2
French Guiana1989-10-27Kourou(Red printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-2 launch
French Guiana1989-10-27Kourou(Club philatélique de Kourou) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-2 launch; also Intelsat logo
French Guiana1989-10-27Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-2 launch; also Intelsat logo
France1989-10-28Paris Victor Hugo(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-2 launch
1990-03-14: Intelsat-6-3 [partial failure]
No launch cover images available yet.
1992-05-07: Intelsat-6-3 repair (by STS-49)
United States1992-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07Washington DC(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07
1992-05-16
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-49 launch
STS-49 landing
United States1992-05-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-3 failed capture
United States1992-05-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-3 second failed capture
United States1992-05-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-3 captured
United States1992-05-14Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-3 deployed
1990-06-23: Intelsat-6-4
No launch cover images available yet.
1991-08-14: Intelsat-6-5
French Guiana1991-07-14Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverIntelsat-6-5 launch
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsats (on other than Intelsat launch covers)
United States1967-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back from ESRO-2A launch cover (with ESRO logo in low position), also front and insert2 front and insert1"Intelsat-3"
United States1967-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back from ESRO-2A launch cover (with ESRO logo in high position), also front and insert2 front and insert1
United States1968-09-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on LES-6 and OV2-5+OV5-2/4 launch covernot "Atlantic-3" / Intelsat-3-1 [failed] (in cachet)
Australia1969-08-12Darling Downs QLD(Royal) cachet on ATS-5 launch cover"Intelsat"
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Anik-A1 launch coverIntelsat-4
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on Anik-A2 launch coverIntelsat-4
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on Anik-A2 launch cover
United States1974-12-18Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Symphonie-1 launch coverIntelsat-3
United States1976-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on NATO-3A launch cover"Intelsat-IV"
United States1977-01-27Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on NATO-3B launch cover"Intelsat-IV"
United States1977-08-25Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on SIRIO-1 launch coverIntelsat-4
United States1978-11-18?Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on NATO-3C launch coverIntelsat-4
United States1985-03-12Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Magenta and black printed) cachet on Geosat-1 launch coverIntelsat-4


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