SOHO

SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory
(SOHO) satellite

SOHO patch
SOHOSOHO patch

This page contains philatelic information on the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) 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.

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)
SOHO
(ESA/NASA)
SOHO (ESA/NASA) SOHO
(ESA/NASA)
SOHO (on other than SOHO launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) (ESA/NASA)
Antigua and Barbuda2361b (Mi3188)One of MS6 (2361 (a-f)) (Mi3187-3192)2000"SOHO"
Antigua and Barbuda2361b essayOne of imperforate MS6 (2361 essay (a-f))
Antigua and Barbuda2361 essay fdcMS4 essay on FDC
BeninUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"SOHO"
Central African Republic848a (BL412)
i848a
In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (848)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i848)
1987SOHO (early version)
ChadUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"SOHO"
ChadUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d) (different)2013"SOHO"
DjiboutiUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS9 (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"SOHO"
DjiboutiUnknown ms proofMS9 signed proof
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 on FDC
Imperforate MS9 on FDC
Gambia2269c (Mi3706)
i2269c
One of MS6 (2269 (a-f)) (Mi3704-3709)
One of imperforate MS6 (i22692 (a-f))
2000"SOHO"
Gambia2269c essayOne of MS6 (2269 imperforate essay (a-f))
Gambiai2269 fdc2MS6 on FDC
Great Britain3113 (Mi3366)From presentation pack2012"SOHO" (in text and presentation pack front)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc1One of six stamps and cachet on FDC, also annotated cachet
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc2One of six stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel), also annotated cachet
Grenada3698a (Mi6105)One of MS6 (3698 (a-f)) (Mi6105-6110)2009(supposed) SOHO image of Sun; also IHY and IPY
Guinea RepublicMi4541A-4544A fdcCachet on FDC2006
Guinea RepublicBL1118A
BL1118B
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (Mi4543-4544)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2
"SOHO"
Guinea RepublicBL1117A-1118A fdc
BL1117B-1118B fdc
On one of two MS2 on FDC
On one of two imperforate MS2 on FDC
(As above for stamps)
Guinea RepublicMi5067One of MS3 (Mi5067-5069)2007"SOHO"
Guinea RepublicMi5067-5069_ms3 fdcMS3 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1390On stamp of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1390 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5733-5738 ms6In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (Mi5733-5738)2008"SOHO"
Guinea RepublicMi5733-5738_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1565In (upper) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1565 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7636One of MS6 (Mi7634-7639)2010"SOHO"
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guyana3503a (Mi6900)
i3503a
From MS6 (3503 (a-f)) (Mi6900-6905)
From imperforate MS6 (i3503 (a-f))
2000SOHO (not "Apollo-11", as in text)1
Guyana3503c (Mi6902)
i3503c
"SOHO" (in text, but Apollo-11 depicted)1
Malagasy Republic1046 (Mi1346)
i1046
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345-1350)1992"SOHO"
Malagasy Republic1046b (BL177)
i1046b
On stamp of SS1 (1046)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1046)
Maldive Islands2424f (Mi3399)One of MS6 (2424 (a-f))2000"Solar and Heliospheric Observatory"
Niger970 (BL103)
i970
In (left-center) margin of SS1
In (left-center) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"SOHO"
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
SpainNoneCachet (reproduction of Djibouti MS9) on stamped envelope2013"SOHO" (on stamp 'a' in cachet)
United States4203 fdc (Mi4315 fdc)(PCS golden-replica) insert from FDC, also front2007"SOHO" (in text)

1The captions on Guyana 3503a (Mi6900) and 3503c (Mi6902) are transposed: SOHO and Apollo-11.
2The Gambia imperforate i2269 (also seen in i2269 fdc) does not perfectly match the perforated version 2269, but rather is quite similar to the essay 2269 essay. The authors believe that the perforated version 2269 includes the final design of these sheets that was actually issued.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1995-12-02: SOHO
United States1995-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverSOHO launch
SOHO (on other than SOHO launch covers)
United States2007-11-06WSMR, NM(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"SOHO" (in text)


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