Telstar

Telstar-series
satellites

Telstar-5/6/7 type
Telstar-1/2 (type-A1)Telstar-5/6/7 type

This page contains philatelic information on the Telstar-series satellites. 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)
Telstar Telstar Telstar
Telstar (on other than Telstar launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Telstar
Andorra (French Admin.)154 (Mi178)CD1111962Type-B1
Andorra (French Admin.)154 fdc1Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)154 fdc2Stamp and (PAC) cachet on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)154 fdc3Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)154 fdc4Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)154 fdc5Stamp on FDC
Andorra (French Admin.)154 maxi1Maxicard
Andorra (French Admin.)154 maxi2Maxicard (different)
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover1964Type-A1
ArgentinaC97 fdc1 (Mi861 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
ArgentinaC97 fdc2 (Mi861 fdc2)Cachet (slightly different color) on FDC
AustriaNoneCachet (design like CDT#2 stamps) on cover1963Type-B1
AustriaNoneCancel and (?) cachet on postal card1965"Telstar" (in cachet text)
Belgium630 fdc (Mi1390 fdc)Cancel on FDC1965Type-B1
Belize686 (Mi716)1983"Telstar-2" (Type-A1 variant: no antennas)
Bhutan53 (Mi69)1966Type-B1
Bhutan54 (Mi70)Type-A1
Bhutan55a (BL4)
i55a
On one stamp and in (lower-left) margin of MS2 (54-55)
On one stamp and in (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (i54-i55)
Type-A1 and Type-B1
Burundi127 (Mi168A)
i127 (Mi168B)

Imperforate
1965Type-A1
Burundi130 (Mi171A)
i130 (Mi171B)

Imperforate
Type-B1
Burundii126-i127+i131+i133 fdcOne of four imperforate stamps on FDCType-A1
Burundi127+130-132 fdcTwo of four stamps on FDCType-A1 and Type-B1
Burundii128-i130+i132 fdcOne of four imperforate stamps on FDCType-B1
Burundi133a (BL7A)
i133a (BL7B)
In (right) margin of MS2 (131+133)
In (right) margin of imperforate MS2 (i131+i133)
Type-C1
Burundi140 (Mi199A)
i140 (Mi199B)

Imperforate
1965Type-A1
Burundi140a (BL9A)
i140a (BL9B)
On one of MS3 (138-140)
On one of imperforate MS3 (i138-i140)
Cambodia327 (Mi391)1974Type-A1
CambodiaC51 (Mi405A)
iC51 (Mi405B)

Imperforate
1974Type-A1
CambodiaC51a (BL59A)
iC51a (BL59B)
On stamp of SS1 (C51)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (iC51)
Cambodia367 (Mi441)1975Type-A1
Cambodia367a (BL106A)
i367a (BL106B)
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of SS1 (367)
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i367)
Cambodia367 ds1 (BL115)
Cambodia367 ds2 (BL124)
Cameroun380 (Mi381)1963Type-B1
Cameroun381 (Mi382)
Cameroun382 (Mi383)
Cameroun383 (Mi384)
Cameroun380-383 fdc1Four stamps and cancel and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Cameroun380-383 fdc2Four stamps and cancel (same) and (Éditions U.Des.Co) cachet on FDC
CamerounC45 (Mi385)
CamerounC45 fdcStamp and cancel (same) and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)LocalLocal post stamp1965"TV by Telstar" (Type-A1)
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)Local fdcLocal post stamp and (cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Cape Kennedy and Satellite Beach FL (USA)Local fdcOne of two local post stamps and (black printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on cover
Central African Republic25-26 fdc (Mi30-31 fdc)Cachet on FDC1963Type-B1
Central African RepublicC88 (Mi239)1971Type-B1
Central African RepublicBL574A
BL574B
In (right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1995"Telstar" (Type-C)
Central African Republic1106 (BL579)In (lower-left) margin of SS11996"Telstar"-4/7 type
Chad676Ab (Mi1420A)
i676Ab (Mi1420B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (676A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i676A)
1996"Telstar-402" (Telstar-4)
Chad688a (BL?, Mi1413)
i688a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (688)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i688)
1996"Telstar-401" (Telstar-4)
Chad707d (Mi1502A)
i707d (Mi1502B)
One stamp and in selvedge of MS6 (707 (a-f)) (Mi1499A-1504A)
One stamp and in selvedge of imperforate MS6 (i707 (a-f)) (Mi1499B-1504B)
1997"Telstar" (Type-A1, in selvedge text)
ColombiaC467 fdc (Mi1061 fdc)Cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
ColombiaC470 (Mi1064)1965Type-B1
Comoro IslandsC7 (Mi51)CD1111962Type-B1
Comoro IslandsC7 fdcStamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Comoro Islands196a fdc (BL38 fdc)Cachet on FDC (design simialr to Comoro Islands 201, see below)1976Type-A1
Comoro Islands199a fdc (BL41 fdc)Cachet on FDC (design simialr to Comoro Islands 201, see below)
Comoro Islands201 (Mi293)
Comoro Islands201a (BL43)On stamp of SS1 (201)
Congo (Democratic Republic)534 (Mi227)1965Type-A1
Congo (Democratic Republic)535 (Mi228)Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Congo (Democratic Republic)536 (Mi229)Type-A1
Congo (Democratic Republic)537 (Mi230)Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Congo (Democratic Republic)534-537 fdcFour stamps and (Bonnevalle?) cachet on FDCType-B1 (variant (in cachet))
Congo (Democratic Republic)538 (Mi231)Type-A1
Congo (Democratic Republic)539 (Mi232)Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Congo (Democratic Republic)540 (Mi233)Type-A1
Congo (Democratic Republic)541 (Mi234)Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Congo (Democratic Republic)538-541 fdcFour stamps and (Bonnevalle?) cachet on FDCType-B1 (variant (in cachet))
Congo (Republic)C27 (Mi67)1965Type-B1
Congo (Republic)C27 fdcStamp on FDC
Congo (People's Republic)C174 (Mi397)1973Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Congo (People's Republic)C174 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Cook Islands747 (Mi930)1983Type-A1
Cook Islands744-747 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Cuba870 (Mi929)One of block of 5 (872a (868-872 + label)) (Mi928-932); or four of MS20 (872b (4x (868-872))) (Mi928-932)1964Type-B1 (variant: no helix)
Cuba966 (Mi1028)1965Type-A1
Cuba967 (Mi1029)
Cuba964-968 fdcTwo of five stamps on FDC
CubaNoneCancel on cover1965Type-B1 (variant: no helix)
Czechoslovakia1333 (Mi1559)1965Type-A1
Czechoslovakia1333 fdcStamp on FDC
Czechoslovakia1427 (Mi1656)1966Type-B1
Czechoslovakia1422+1427 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Czechoslovakia1456 (Mi1690)1967Type-C1 (variant: loop antenna on top)
DjiboutiC233 (Mi498A)
iC233 (Mi498B)

Imperforate
198725th anniv. "Telstar"; Type-B1
DjiboutiC233 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
DjiboutiC233 dsDeluxe sheet (C233)
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
On stamp of SS1 (C233)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
Djibouti826b (Mi787)One of MS6 (826 (a-f)) (Mi786-791)2000Type-A1
DubaiMi157Un-issued stamp overprinted1964Type-B1
Dubai126 (Mi370)1970Type-A1
Ecuador748 (Mi1190)1966(mis-spelled) "Telestar" (Type-B1)
Ecuador748+748B+749 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Ecuador748Df (BL14)
i748Df
On one of MS3 (748+748B+748D) (Mi1990+1992+1994)
Imperforate MS3 (748+748B+748D), with changed background color
Equatorial GuineaMi3881974Type-C1
Falkland Islands154-155 fdc (Mi149-150 fdc)(Official) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
Fiji211-212 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
France1047 cover1 (Mi1413 cover1)('FDC') cachet on cover1962-10-19First telecast, Europe-USA (Telstar implied, but not directly pictured or in text); Pleumeur-Bodou groundstation inauguration
France1047 cover2 (Mi1413 cover2)(Lollini) cachet on cover1962-11-03Pleumeur-Bodou groundstation (Telstar not pictured or in text)
France1047 cover3 (Mi1413 cover3)(PJ) cachet on cover1962-11-19Pleumeur-Bodou groundstation (Telstar not pictured or in text)
France1047 cover4 (Mi1413 cover4)(Black printed) cachet on cover1962-11-20"Telstar" (in text only)
France1048 (Mi1414)
i1048
CDT#2, from MS25 (1048a (25x 1048))
Imperforate
1962Type-B1; (see also Reunion 344)
France1048 maxi1Maxicard
France1048 maxi2Maxicard (different)
France1048 maxi3Maxicard (different, Lannion cancel)
France1048 maxi4Maxicard (same, Pleumeur-Bodou cancel)
France1048 maxi5Maxicard (different)
France1048 fdc1Stamp and (P.A.C.) cachet on FDC
France1048 fdc2Stamp and (PJ no.438) cachet on FDC
France1048 fdc3Stamp and (PJ no.438) cachet (no signatures) on FDC
France1048 fdc4Stamp and (Durrens) cachet on FDC
France1048 fdc5Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
France1048 fdc6Stamp and (?) cachet (same) on FDC (different format)
France1047-1048 ms2MS2 (1047-1048)1962Type-B1
France1048 cover1 (Mi1414 cover1)Stamp and (?) cachet on cover1962-10-19First telecast, France-USA; Pleumeur-Bodou groundstation inauguration; Type-B1 (on stamp); cartoon design (on cachet)
France1048 cover2 (Mi1414 cover2)Stamp and (Lollini) cachet on cover1962-11-10First telecast via satellite; Type-B1 (on stamp); Type-A1 (variant: radial antennas on bottom)
France1048 cover3 (Mi1414 cover3)Stamp and (PJ) cachet on cover1962-11-19First telecast via satellite; Type-B1 (on stamp and cachet)
France1048 cover4 (Mi1414 cover4)Stamp and cancel (with reproduction of France 1047) on cover1962-12-15/16First telecast via satellite; Type-B1 (on stamp)
France1047 cover (Mi1413 cover)(Lollini) cachet on cover1963-09-12Type-A1
France1048 cover (Mi1414 cover)Stamp and (Lollini) cachet (same) on cover1963-09-12Type-B1 (on stamp); Type-A1 (in cachet)
France1067 fdc (Mi1443 fdc)Cachet (with reproduction of France 1048) on FDC1963Type-B1
FranceNoneMeter1963Telstar (instrumental) song by The Tornados
FranceNone(Exposition de Paris) cinderella (blue)196315th anniv. creation of US-Europe economic co-operation and Europa (stamps): Type-B1
FranceNone(Exposition de Paris) cinderella (green)
FranceNone(Exposition de Paris) cinderella (blue), overprinted196315th anniv. NATO (in 1964): Type-B1
FranceNone(Exposition de Paris) cinderella (green), overprinted
France1122 fdc (Mi1520 fdc)('FDC') cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
France1122 maxi (Mi1520 maxi)Cachet on maxicardType-A1
FranceNoneCancel and (?) cachet on cover1982-07-11"20th anniv. first (transatlantic) transmission of (television) images by (Telstar) satellite (on) 11 July 1962" (in French text)
FranceNoneCancel1982"20th anniv. first (transatlantic) transmission of (television) images by (Telstar) satellite (on) 11 July 1962" (in French text)
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Silver) medallion, also reverse1970s"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
French PolynesiaC29 (Mi23)CD1111962Type-B1; cartoon design (on second cachet)
French PolynesiaC29 fdc1Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
French PolynesiaC29 fdc2Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
French PolynesiaC33 fdc (Mi44 fdc)Cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC5 (Mi27)CD1111962Type-B1; cartoon design (on second cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC5 fdc1Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC5 fdc2Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
FujeiraMi76A
Mi76B

Imperforate
1966Type-C1
FujeiraMi70A-77A fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
FujeiraBL4A
BL4B
On one of MS2 (Mi76A-77A)
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi76B-77B)
FujeiraBL4A fdcMS2 on FDC
FujeiraMi155A
Mi155B
Mi76A overprinted new currency
Mi76B overprinted new currency
1967Type-C1
FujeiraMi343A
Mi343B
Mi76A overprinted "Apollo-8"
Mi76B overprinted "Apollo-8"
1969Type-C1
FujeiraMi343A inv o/p
Mi343B inv o/p
Mi76A inverted overprint "Apollo-8"
Mi76B inverted overprint "Apollo-8"
FujeiraMi341A-348A fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
FujeiraBL8A
BL8B
On one of MS2 (Mi155A-156A), BL4A overprinted new currency
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi155B-156B), BL4B overprinted new currency
1967Type-C1
FujeiraBL11A
BL11B
On one of MS2 (Mi343A-344A), BL4A overprinted "Apollo-8"
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi343B-344B), BL4B overprinted "Apollo-8"
1969Type-C1
FujeiraBL11AK
BL11BK
On one of MS2 (Mi343A-344A), BL4A inverted overprint "Apollo-8"
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi343B-344B), BL4B inverted overprint "Apollo-8"
FujeiraMi1457A
Mi1457B
One of strip of 5 (Mi1457A-1461A)
One of imperforate strip of 5 (Mi1457B-1461B)
1970Stamp-on-stamp: France 1048 with Type-B1
FujeiraMi1457A selvedgeWith selvedge
FujeiraMi1457 dsDeluxe sheet (Mi1457)
Gabon167-168 fdc (Mi185-186 fdc)Cachet on FDC1963Type-B1
GabonUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"Telstar" (Type-A1)
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4(As above for stamp)
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and cachet on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Gambia2167 (Mi3269)1999"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Germany (West)NoneCancel and (brown printed) cachet on cover1969Type-A1
Germany (West)NoneCancel and (brown printed) cachet (same) on cover (different signatures)1969Type-A1
Germany (Berlin)NoneCancel and (?) cachet on cover1965Type-B1
Germany (Berlin)NoneCachet on cover1968Type-C1
Germany (West)NoneCinderella (poster stamp), one of MS30 cinderella~1966"Telstar-2"
Germany1763 cover (Mi1638 cover)Cachet on cover1992Type-B1 (variant: no helix)
GrenadaUnknown ms (Mi?)In (right) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013"Telstar" (in text only)
Grenada Carriacou2126c (Mi2970)One of MS6 (2126 (a-f)) (Mi2968-2973)1999"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Guinea Republic607 (Mi625)
i607

Imperforate
1972"Telstar" (Type-C1)
Guinea Republic722 (Mi757)1976Type-A1
Guinea Republic722a (BL46)On one of MS4 (719-722) (Mi754-757)
Guinea-Bissau368D (Mi401A)
i368D (Mi401B)

Imperforate
1976Type-A1
Guinea-Bissau368-368A-E fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Guinea-Bissau368De (BL34)On stamp of SS1 (368D)
Guinea-Bissau375 (Mi433A)
i375 (Mi433B)

Imperforate
1977Type-A1
Guinea-Bissau375g (BL62)On stamp of SS1 (375)
HaitiC245a (BL31)In (left, bottom, and right) margin of simulated-perforation MS2 (like C242+C245)1965Type-A1
HaitiC245b (BL?)C245a overprinted in red
HaitiC466 (Mi1323)1978Type-B1
Hong Kong221-222 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
Hungary1567 (Mi1996A)
i1567 (Mi1996B)

Imperforate
1964"Telstar-1" and "Telstar-2" (Type-A1 variant: no antennas)
Hungary1567 maxiMaxicard
Hungary1562+1565+1567-1568 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC
Hungary1562+1565+1567-1568 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (different)
HungaryKM690500 forint (silver coin)1992"Telstar-1" (Type-A1); (30th anniv.)
HungaryUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper) margin of MS8 (a-h), also UV-light image2015
HungaryUnknown fdcMS8 on FDC
Isle of Man (Great Britain)984a (Mi1036)From strip of 2 (984 (a-b)) (Mi1036-1037)2003"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Isle of Man (Great Britain)984b (Mi1037)"Telstar-8"
Israel496+tab fdc (Mi563+tab fdc)Cinderella on (Israel Space Stamp Collectors Society) FDC1972"Telstar-1" (Type-A1 variant: no antennas)
ItalyNoneCancel on postcard1963"Italy lives the space enterprise of Gordon Cooper with Telstar II and Relay I" (in text); Type-A1 (cancel)
ItalyNoneCancel on postcard (different)1963"Italy lives the space enterprise of Gordon Cooper with Telstar II and Relay I" (in text); Type-A1 (cancel)
Jamaica247 (Mi249)1965Type-B1
Jamaica564 (Mi572)Stamp-on-stamp: 2471983Type-B1
Jordan856 (Mi984)1975Type-B1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Jordan857 (Mi985)
Jordan1173 (Mi1245)1983Type-C1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Kathiri State of Seiyun (South Arabia)Mi84A
Mi84B

Imperforate with changed color
1966Type-B1
Kathiri State of Seiyun (South Arabia)Mi87A
Mi87B

Imperforate with changed color
Kathiri State of Seiyun (South Arabia)Mi90A
Mi90B

Imperforate with changed color
Kathiri State of Seiyun (South Arabia)BL1One of MS2 (Mi87-88)
Khor FakkanMi271965Type-A1
Khor FakkanMi30
Khor FakkanMi25-32 fdcTwo of eight stamps on FDC
Khor FakkanMi80Mi30 overprinted new currency1966Type-A1
Korea (North)1674 (Mi1697)One of MS8 (1675a (1670-1677))1978Type-A1
Korea (North)2380 (Mi2473A)
i2380 (Mi2473B)

Imperforate
1984Type-A1
Laos110 (Mi161)1965Type-B1
Laos111a (BL37)On one of MS3 (109-111)
LiberiaC151 (Mi604)
iC151

Imperforate
1963Type-A1
Liberia408-409+C151 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Liberia408-409+C151-C152 fdcOne of three stamps and SS1 on FDC
LiberiaC152 (BL27A)
iC152 (BL27B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
LiberiaC152 fdcSS1 on FDC
Luxembourg431 fdc (Mi714 fdc)Cachet on FDC1965Type-A1
Malagasy Republic367 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
Mali40 (Mi55)CDT#21962Type-B1
Mali41 (Mi56)
Mali40-41 fdc1Two stamps and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Mali40-41 fdc2Two stamps and (Éditions U.DES.CO) cachet on FDC
Mali40-41 fdc3Two stamps and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Mali133 (Mi227)1970Type-C1 (variant: multiple radial antennas on top and bottom)
Mali1038 (Mi2271-2274)In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (1038 (a-d))1999Type-A1
MauritaniaC23 (Mi217)
iC23

Imperforate
1963Type-B1
MauritaniaC23 fdcStamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
MauritaniaC23-C24 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC ('FDC' cachet)
MauritaniaC41 fdc (Mi251 fdc)('FDC') cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
MicronesiaUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12013Type-A1
Monaco542 (Mi731)
i542

Imperforate
1963Type-B1
Monaco542 fdc1Stamp and (Lollini) cachet on FDC
Monaco542 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Monaco542 fdc3Stamp on FDC
Monaco542 fdc4Stamp and (Rank II) cachet on FDC
Monaco542 fdc5Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Monaco542 fdc6Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Monaco609 (Mi802)1965Type-B1
Monaco609 maxiMaxicard
Monaco609 fdc1Stamp and (PJ no.129) cachet on FDC
Monaco609 fdc2Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Monaco609 fdc3Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Monaco605-610 fdcOne of six stamps and (B. Minne) cachet on FDC
Mongolia441 (Mi454)1966"Telstar-1" (Type-B1) (also launch date in text)
Mozambique1872 (BL259)On stamp of SS12009"Telstar" (Type-A1)
Mozambique1872 fdcSS1 on FDC
NetherlandsNoneMatchbox cover1960s"Telstar" (Type-A1)
New CaledoniaC33 (Mi386)CD1111962Type-B1; cartoon design (on second cachet)
New CaledoniaC33 fdc1Stamp and (PJ no.438) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC33 fdc2Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
NigerC36 (Mi59)1964Type-B1
NigerC36 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
NigerC36-C37 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC ('FDC' cachet)
Niger911 (BL90)
i911
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1996"Telstar-401"
Nigeria173 (Mi164)1965Type-B1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom)
Nigeria173-174 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Nigeria173a (BL?)MS12 (12x 173)
Panama457 (Mi778)1964"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Panama457f fdc (BL29 fdc)Cachet on FDCType-A1
Panama460Ef (BL34)
i460Ef (BL35)
In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (460D-460E)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (i460D-i460E), changed colors
1965Type-A1 (variant: no antennas)
PanamaC351 (Mi902)
iC351 (Mi903)

Imperforate with changed colors
1966Type-B1
PanamaC352 (BL54)
iC352
On stamp of SS1
Imperforate SS1, changed colors
Panama489 (Mi1094)457 overprinted in black1968"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Panama489-489A fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Paraguay811 (Mi1300)
i811 (Mi1308)

Imperforate with changed color
1964Type-A1
Paraguay812 (Mi1301)
i812 (Mi1309)
Paraguay813 (Mi1302)
i813 (Mi1310)
Paraguay813a (BL54)
i813a (BL55)
On stamp of SS1 (813)
Imperforate SS1 (i813), changed color
Paraguay831 (Mi1336)1964Type-B1
Paraguay831-832 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Paraguay898 (Mi1474)1965Type-B1
Paraguay895-899 fdc1One of five stamps on FDC
Paraguay895-899 fdc2One of five stamps on FDC (different)
Paraguay900 (Mi1476)
Paraguay900-902 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Paraguay900a (BL73)
i900a (BL74)
On one of MS2 (899-900)
On one of imperforate MS2 (i899-i900), changed colors
Paraguay900a muestra
i900a muestra
On one of MS2 (899-900) overprinted "muestra"
On one of imperforate MS2 (i899-i900), changed colors, overprinted "muestra"
Paraguay995 (Mi1651)
i995 (Mi1659)

Imperforate with changed colors
1966"Telstar-1" and "Telstar-2" (Type-A1 and Type-B1, not necessarily in that order)
Paraguay995 muestra
i995 muestra

Imperforate with changed colors, overprinted "muestra"
Paraguay994-998 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Paraguay1000 (Mi1656)
i1000 (Mi1664)

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay1000 muestra
i1000 muestra
Overprinted "muestra"
Imperforate overprinted "muestra"
Paraguay1134 (Mi1873)1968(variant: cross between Type-A1 and Type-B1)
Paraguay1134a (BL115)Imperforate MS3 (1126-1127+1134)
PhilippinesBLIIA
BLIIB
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1968Type-A1
PhilippinesBLIIA snvIn (upper-right) margin of SS1, BLII overprinted "SNV"
PhilippinesBLIIB airIn (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, BLII inscribed "airmail"
Pitcairn Islands52-53 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
PolandNoneCancel on cover1972Type-B1
Poland2151 (Mi2437)1976Type-B1
Poland2151 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Poland2248a (Mi2539)On (lower) selvedge of MS6 (2248a (6x 2248 + 2 labels))1977Type-B1
Qatar61 (Mi64A)
i61 (Mi64B)

Imperforate
1965Type-A1
Qatar64 (Mi67A)
i64 (Mi67B)

Imperforate
Qatar65 (Mi68A)
i65 (Mi68B)

Imperforate
Qatar67 (Mi70A)
i67 (Mi70B)

Imperforate
Qatar68a (BL2A)
i68a (BL2B)
On one of MS2 (67-68)
On one of imperforate MS2 (i67-i68)
Qatar91 (Mi94)61 overprinted in black1966Type-A1
Qatar94 (Mi97)64 overprinted in black
Qatar95 (Mi98)65 overprinted in black
Qatar97 (Mi100)67 overprinted in black
Qatar91-98 fdcFour of eight stamps on FDC
Qatar98a (BL3Aa)
i98a (BL3Ba)
On one of MS2 (97-98), 68a overprinted in black
On one of imperforate MS2 (i97-i98), i68a overprinted in black
Qatar91 var1 (Mi94b)61 overprinted in red1966Type-A1
Qatar94 var1 (Mi97b)64 overprinted in red
Qatar95 var1 (Mi98b)65 overprinted in red
Qatar97 var1 (Mi100b)67 overprinted in red
Qatar98a var1 (BL3Ab)
i98a var1 (BL3Bb)
On one of MS2 (97-98), 68a overprinted in red
On one of imperforate MS2 (i97-i98), i68a overprinted in red
Qatar91 var2 (Mi94c)61 overprinted in blue1966Type-A1
Qatar94 var2 (Mi97c)64 overprinted in blue
Qatar95 var2 (Mi98c)65 overprinted in blue
Qatar97 var2 (Mi100c)67 overprinted in blue
Qatar98a var2 (BL3Ac)
i98 var2 (BL3Bc)
On one of MS2 (97-98), 68a overprinted in blue
On one of imperforate MS2 (i97-i98), i68a overprinted in blue
Qatar100 label1
i100 label1
(Black) label from MS16 (4x (100-100C) + 9 labels)
(Black) label from imperforate MS16 (4x (i100-i100C) + 9 labels)
1966Type-A1
Qatar100 label2
i100 label2
(Red) label from MS16 (4x (100-100C) + 9 labels)
(Red) label from imperforate MS16 (4x (i100-i100C) + 9 labels)
Qatar101D (Mi118Aa)
i101D (Mi118Ba)
Stamp created by (black) overprint of a (red) label from MS16 (4x (100-100C) + 9 labels)
Imperforate stamp created by (black) overprint of a (red) label from imperforate MS16 (4x (i100-i100C) + 9 labels)
1966Type-A1
Qatar101D var (Mi118Ab)
i101D var (Mi118Bb)
Stamp created by (red) overprint of a (black) label from MS16 (4x (100-100C) + 9 labels)
Imperforate stamp created by (red) overprint of a (black) label from imperforate MS16 (4x (i100-i100C) + 9 labels)
Qatar114 (Mi195A)61 surcharged new currency in red1966Type-A1
Qatar114C (Mi198A)64 surcharged new currency in black
Qatar114D (Mi199A)65 surcharged new currency in red
Qatar114F (Mi201A)67 surcharged new currency in black
Qatar117 (Mi225)91 surcharged new currency1966Type-A1
Qatar117C (Mi228)94 surcharged new currency
Qatar117D (Mi229)95 surcharged new currency
Qatar117F (Mi231)97 surcharged new currency
Qatar117Gh (BL10A)
i117Gh (BL10B)
On one of MS2 (97-98), 98a surcharged new currency
On one of imperforate MS2 (i97-i98), i98a surcharged new currency
Qatar118z2 (Mi239Ab)
i118z2 (Mi239Bb)
Stamp created by (red) overprint of a (black) label from MS16 (4x (100-100C) + 9 labels), surcharged new value
Imperforate stamp created by (red) overprint of a (black) label from imperforate MS16 (4x (i100-i100C) + 9 labels), surcharged new value
1966Type-A1
Ras Al KhaimaMi321966Type-A1
Ras Al KhaimaMi35
Ras Al KhaimaMi30-35 fdcTwo of six stamps on FDC
Ras Al KhaimaMi36
Ras Al KhaimaMi108Mi32 overprinted new currency
Ras Al KhaimaMi111Mi35 overprinted new currency
Ras Al KhaimaBL7Imperforate SS1
Ras Al KhaimaBL7 fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
Ras Al KhaimaBL19Imperforate SS1, BL7 overprinted new currency
Reunion344 (Mi424)CDT#2, France 1048 overprinted1963Type-B1
Reunion344 dsDeluxe sheet (344)
Reunion344 fdcStamp and (P.A.C.) cachet on FDC
Reunion343-344 fdcOne of two stamps and (PJ no.438) cachet on FDC
Reunion344 cover (Mi424 cover)Four stamps (France 1048 overprinted) on cover1963-06-12Type-B1
Rwanda109 (Mi114)
i109

Imperforate
1965"Telstar" (Type-A1)
Rwanda111 (Mi116)
i111

Imperforate
Rwanda109-112 fdcTwo of four stamps and (Bonnevalle?) cachet on FDC
Rwanda113 (BL4)In (left) margin of SS1
Rwanda113 fdcSS1 and (Bonnevalle?) cachet on FDC
Rwanda809-812_fdc (Mi873-876 fdc)Cachet on FDC1977Type-A1 (plus additional antennas)
St. Pierre and MiquelonC26 (Mi397)CD1111962Type-B1
St. Pierre and MiquelonC26 fdcStamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands383 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Bardalo) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
St. Vincent1163 (Mi1217)198925th anniv. Telstar-2; Type-A1
St. Vincent1163 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent1164 (Mi1218)
St. Vincent1164 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent1166 (Mi1219)
St. Vincent1166 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent1169 (Mi1220)
St. Vincent1169 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent1163-1164+1166+1169 fdcFour stamps on FDC
St. Vincent1171 (BL73)
i1171
SS1
Imperforate SS1
25th anniv. Telstar-2; Type-B1
Satellite Beach FL (USA)LocalSet-C2 (blue)1964"Telstar" (Type-B1)
Satellite Beach FL (USA)Local o/pSet-C2 (blue) overprinted in gold1965"Telstar" (Type-B1)
Satellite Beach FL (USA)Local fdc(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on local post FDC1965Type-A1
Satellite Beach FL (USA)LocalLocal post stamp1965"TV by Telstar" (Type-A1)
Satellite Beach and Cape Kennedy FL (USA)Local fdcOne of two local post stamps and (black printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on cover
Sharjah84 (Mi126)1965Type-A1
SharjahMi1871965Type-A1
SharjahMi190
SharjahMi185-188 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
SharjahMi189-192 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
SharjahMi246M190 overprinted new currency1966Type-A1
Sharjah84A (Mi276)84 overprinted new currency1966Type-A1
Sierra Leone1069b (Mi1213)One of MS9 (1069 (a-i)) (Mi1212-1220)1989Type-A1
Sierra Leone1069b specimenOne of MS9 (1069 specimen (a-i))
Solomon Islands126-127 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
Somali CoastC31 (Mi349)CD1111963Type-B1
Somali CoastC31 dsDeluxe sheet (C31)
Somali CoastC31 fdc1Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Somali CoastC31 fdc2Stamp and (Éditions U.Des.Co) cachet on FDC
SpainNone(ALFIL) cachet on cover1963Type-B1; see also 1988 and 1989 covers
SpainNone(ALFIL) cachet on cover1973Type-A1
SpainNone(ALFIL) cachet on cover1976Type-A1
SpainNone(Flash) cachet on cover1980Type-A1
SpainNone(ALFIL) cachet on cover1988Type-B1; see also 1963 and 1989 covers
SpainNone(ALFIL) cachet on cover1989Type-B1; see also 1963 and 1988 covers
Staffa (Scotland)LocalLocal post stamp1978Type-B1
Staffa (Scotland)Local fdcLocal post stamp on FDC
SwedenNoneCancel on cover1980Type-B1
SwedenNoneCancel (same) on card1980Type-B1
Togo501 (Mi447A)
i501 (Mi447B)

Imperforate
1964Type-A1
Togo503 (Mi449A)
i503 (Mi449B)

Imperforate
Togo500-501+503 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC
Togo500-505 fdcTwo of six stamps on FDC
Togo501-502+505 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Togo505a (BL17)Imperforate MS4 (502-505)
Togo505a fdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
Tristan da Cunha85-86 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC1965Type-B1
Tunisia548-549 fdc (Mi748-749 fdc)(PJ) cachet on FDC1971Type-B1
Tunisia606-607 fdc (Mi810-811 fdc)(PJ) cachet on FDC1973Type-B1
Turks and Caicos Islands330 (Mi372)1977"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Turks and Caicos Islands328-330 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Uganda1485g (Mi1869)One of MS8 (1485 (a-h)) (Mi1863-1870)1997"Telstar-1" (Type-A1)
Umm Al QiwainMi80A
Mi80B

Imperforate
1966Type-B1
Umm Al QiwainMi78A-82A+BL5B fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Umm Al QiwainMi91A
Mi91B
Mi80A overprinted new currency
Mi80B overprinted new currency
1967Type-B1
United Nations112 fdc (Mi122 fdc)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC1962Type-A1
United Nations113 fdc (Mi123 fdc)
United Nations112-113 fdc1 (Mi122-123 fdc1)(Orbit Covers) cachet on FDC, also annotated cachetType-A1 (at upper-right of FDC), also in small reproduction of France 1048 with Type-B1
United Nations112-113 fdc2 (Mi122-123 fdc2)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDCType-A1
United Nations141 (Mi152)1965(poorly-depicted) Type-B1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom), like Uruguay C283
United Nations141 fdcStamp on FDC (with ArtCraft cachet)
United Nations142 (Mi153)
United Nations142 fdcBlock of 4 stamps on FDC (with Artmaster cachet)
United Nations141-142 fdcTwo stamps on FDC (with Artmaster cachet)
United StatesNone(Astro Covers) cachet on cover1962"Telstar" (in text only)
United StatesNone(Wepex) cachet on cover1963Type-A1
United States1274 fdc (Mi890 fdc)(HF) cachet on FDC1965Type-A1
United StatesNonePostcard (back)196?Type-A1
United StatesNonePostcard (back)196?Telstar launch
United States1260 fdc (Mi875 fdc)(Sarzin metallic) cachet on FDC1966Type-B1 (variant: no helix)
United StatesNoneIn (upper-right) margin of Interpex MS2 cinderella (brown)1968"Telstar" (Type-A1)
United StatesNoneIn (upper-right) margin of Interpex MS2 cinderella (multi-color)
United StatesNoneInterpex MS2 cinderella (multi-color) on FDC
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1983-08-30"20 years ago...Telstar satellites were tested" (in text)
United StatesNone(Rumex Station) cancel on cover1984Type-A1
UruguayC283 (Mi1025)1966(poorly-depicted) Type-B1 (variant: no radial antennas on bottom), like United Nations 141 and 142
UruguayC422 (BL29)In (lower-middle) margin of MS3 (C422 (a-c))1976"Telstar" (Type-B1)
UruguayC423 (BL30)In (lower-middle) margin of MS3 (C423 (a-c))
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc1 (Mi312-315 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1964"Telstar" (Type-B1)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc2 (Mi312-315 fdc2)Cachet (different color) on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc3 (Mi312-315 fdc3)Cachet (different color) on FDC
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC17 (Mi201)
iC17
CD111
Imperforate
1962Type-B1; cartoon design (on second cachet)
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC17 fdc1Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC17 fdc2Stamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC153 (Mi528)198725th anniv. Telstar; Type-A1 (variant)
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC153 proofSigned proof (brown-black)
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC153 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Yemen Arab RepublicC106 (Mi1729)1982Type-B1 (variant)
Yemen Arab RepublicC106 dsDeluxe sheet (C106)
Yemen (Kingdom)Mi1881965Type-B1
Yemen (Kingdom)Mi189
Yemen (Kingdom)Mi190
Yemen (Kingdom)Mi188-190 fdcThree stamps on FDC
Yemen (Kingdom)BL25BOn all three stamps and in (upper) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi188-190)
Yemen (Kingdom)BL26On all three stamps and in (upper) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi188-190), BL25B overprinted with Vatican stamps and text.
Yugoslavia871 (Mi1217)1967Type-A1

1Since Telstar-1 and 2 are basically identical, most images, unless specifically identified/named, are designated by Type, based on the antennas that are visible. Two different types of antenna arrangements are most common. Both types are found together on Paraguay 995, but the two types are depicted separately on numerous postal items. A third type is found on a smaller number of items. Besides those three types, other design variations are noted.

Finally, it is interesting to note that of the Telstar-1s that are specifically identified/named, 6 are pictured as Type-A, 2 are pictured as Type-B, and 1 is pictured with no antennas. Of the Telstar-2s that are specifically identified, 2 are pictured with no antennas, 1 is pictured as Type-A, and 1 is pictured as Type-B. And, on 1 item indicating that it shows both Telstar-1 and Telstar-2, either one could be Type-A or Type-B, as no distinction is made!

2Qatar 118z is an assigned number, since this item is not listed by Scott. The use of this number indicates that this stamp belongs with, but prior to, the set starting with Scott 118.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Telstar
1962-07-10: Telstar-1
Italy1962-07-10Rome(Red printed) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Rank velvet, pink and green) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Rank velvet, pink and gray) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin and stickers) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet (and different signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet (and different signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet (and different signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet (and different signature) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(Swanson purple rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Cocoa Beach FL(Harry A. Gordon? sticker and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Harry A. Gordon sticker and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Bell Telephone Laboratories) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover, also insertTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet (and signature) on cover, also insertTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet (and signatures) on cover, also insertTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(C. Swanson green and purple rubber-stamp cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(C. Swanson purple rubber-stamp and typed and cropped KhorFakkan Mi30 stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft Type-A general-purpose) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Holmdel NJ(Blue and red and black printed) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10USS Enterprise(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Boerger/AB Covers blue printed and typed) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Printed and stickers/labels) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10Patrick AFB, FL(C. Swanson purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10
1972-07-10
Andover ME (machine cancel)
Andover ME (hand cancel)
(Bell System) cachet on cover
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-1 launch
10th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1962-07-10
1983-07-28
Patrick AFB, FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-3A launch
United States1962-07-10
1987-07-10
Andover ME
Holmdel NJ
(Bell System) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-1 launch
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-1 (events)
Austria1962-07-23Greis-Brenner(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Italy1962-07-23Rome(Yellow-green printed) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Italy?1962-07-23Rome?(Printed) cachet and "cancels" on un-stamped coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
United States1962-07-23Washington DC(Sarzin) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
United States1962-07-23Andover ME(Sticker) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
United States1962-07-23Woodville OH(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Vatican City1962-07-23Vatican City(Brown printed) cachet on postcardTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Vatican City1962-07-23Vatican City(Black printed) cachet on postcardTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Vatican City1962-07-23Vatican City(Green printed) cachet on postcardTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Vatican City1962-07-23Vatican City(Red and green printed) cachet on coverTelstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
United States1962-08-01Andover ME(Bell System and red typed) cachets on coverTelstar-1 200th orbit
United States1962-08-01Andover ME(Bell System) cachet on coverTelstar-1 200th orbit
United States1962-08-01Andover ME (hand cancel)(Sarzin) cachet on coverTelstar first outer space communications
United States1962-08-01Andover ME (machine cancel)(Sarzin) cachet (same) on coverTelstar first outer space communications
United States1962-08-20Andover ME (hand cancel)(Sarzin) cachet on cover"first newspaper reports from one nation to another"
United States1962-10-23Andover ME(Bell System and red typed) cachets on coverTelstar transmission performance tests
United States1962-10-24Andover ME(Bell System) cachet on coverTelstar tests
Telstar-1 (anniversaries)
United States1963-07-10Andover ME(Rank velvet and magenta typed) cachets (and signature) on cover1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch (in magenta typed cachet)
Austria1963-07-23ViennaCancel and (green printed) cachet on cover1st anniv. Telstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Austria1963-07-23ViennaCancel and (blue-green printed) cachet on cover1st anniv. Telstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
Austria1963-07-23ViennaCancel on postcard1st anniv. Telstar first official exchange: USA-Europe
United States1967-07-10Andover ME(Bell System) cachet on cover5th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1972-07-10
1962-07-10
Andover ME (hand cancel)
Andover ME (machine cancel)
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Bell System) cachet on cover
10th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-1 launch
United States1973-07-10New York NYFrance 1048 and (Bell logo and red typed) cachet on cover11th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1973-07-10
1987-07-10
New York NY
Holmdel NJ
(Printed) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
11th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Holmdel NJFrance 1048 and (Bell Laboratories return address) cachet on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Andover ME(Red printed and Comsat black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Holmdel NJ(Artopages) cachet on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Artopages) cachet on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Holmdel NJ(Sticker and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Gadspex Station AL(Red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10Smithsonian Station, Washington DC(Red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-05-07
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Printed) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-05-07
Holmdel NJ
Cape Canaveral FL
(Printed) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-05-07
Andover ME
Andover ME
(Comsat black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-05-07
Holmdel NJ
Andover ME
(Bell logo) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-07-28
Holmdel NJ (magenta cancel)
Holmdel NJ (black cancel)
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Blue and red printed) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-3A launch
United States1982-07-10
1983-07-28
Holmdel NJ (meter)
Holmdel NJ (hand cancel)
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-3A launch
France1982-08-19Pleumeur-BodouFrance 1047 and two cancels on cover20th anniv. first Telstar-1 transmission
France1987-07-10Pleumeur-Bodou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Holmdel NJ(Bell) cachet on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Andover MEFrance 1048 and (red printed and Comsat black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Holmdel NJ(AT&T printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Holmdel NJ(AT&T printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover (different)25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Artopages and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10Holmdel NJ(Two stickers and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10
1962-07-10
Holmdel NJ
Andover ME
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Bell) cachet on cover
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Telstar-1 launch
United States
France
1987-07-10
1962-09-28
Holmdel NJ
Pleumeur-Bodou
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on France 1048 FDC
(Printed) cachet on France 1048 FDC
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States
France
1987-07-10
1962-09-28
Holmdel NJ
Pleumeur-Bodou
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on France 1047 FDC
(Printed) cachet on France 1047 FDC
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10
1973-07-10
Holmdel NJ
New York NY
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Printed) cachet on cover
25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
11th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1987-07-10
1987-07-11
Andover ME
Andover ME
(Printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
25th anniv. first Telstar-1 transmission
France1987-07-11Pleumeur-Bodou(Printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
Romania1987-07-23BotosaniCancel and (printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. "20th anniv. first (transatlantic) transmission of (television) images by (Telstar) satellite (on) 23 July 1962" (in Romanian text)
United States1992-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Artopages and red rubber-stamp) cachets on cover30th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1992-07-10Holmdel NJ(Two rubber-stamp) cachets on cover30th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
France1992-07-11Pleumeur-Bodou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover30th anniv. USA-France Telstar-1 TV transmission
United States2002-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Artopages) cachet on cover40th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2002-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color) cachet (with reproduction of France 1048 in red) on cover40th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on cover50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Andover ME(Printed) cachet on cover50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Holmdel NJ(Printed) cachet on cover50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Holmdel NJ(Printed) cachet (different) on cover50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Sagamore Beach MA(Printed) cachet (different) on cover50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States2012-07-10Cape Canaveral(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also back50th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
1963-05-07: Telstar-2
France1963-05-07Pleumeur BodouFrance 1048 and (printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
Italy1963-05-07Avezzano(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United Nations1963-05-07New York NY(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) cachet (and different signature) on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Andover ME(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Andover ME(Printed) cachet (and different signatures) on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial green and black) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1"
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial green and black) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1"
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial black) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1"
United States1963-05-07Satellite Beach FL(Blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Holmdel NJ(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Harry A. Gordon sticker and red-to-blue rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "first Telstar" (in text)
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "first Telstar" (in text)
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso black printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1" (in text)
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1" (in text)
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson black rubber-stamp and photo sticker) cachet on (airmail) coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Magenta and cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Rank silkscreened) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07Satellite Beach FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07
1962-05-07
4
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
(Rank velvet) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07
1962-05-07
4
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
(Rank silkscreened) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
United States1962-05-07
1963-05-09
4
Cape Canaveral FL
Bronx NY
(Harry A. Gordon sticker and purple rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) cover, also backTelstar-2 launch
United States1963-05-07
1983-07-28
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-2 launch
Telstar-3A launch
Great Britain1963-05-08Helston, Cornwall(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch
Telstar-2 (events)
United States1963-07-02Andover ME(Rank velvet) cachet on cover"TV by Telstar[-2] - President Kennedy meets Pope Paul"
Belgium1963-07-10Brussels(Printed) cachet on cover"Town meeting of the world": "Telstar-2" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
Germany (West)1963-07-10Frankfurt(Printed) cachet on cover"Town meeting of the world": "Telstar-2" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
Great Britain1963-07-10London(Printed) cachet on cover"Town meeting of the world": "Telstar-2" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
United States1963-07-10Denver CO(Printed) cachet on cover"Town meeting of the world": "Telstar-2" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
United States1963-07-10Andover ME(Rank velvet) cachet on cover"First TV show by Telstar[-2] - Town meeting of the world" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
United States1963-07-10Andover ME(Rank velvet, dense flocking) cachet on cover"First TV show by Telstar[-2] - Town meeting of the world" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch)
United States1963-07-10Andover ME(Rank velvet and magenta typed) cachets (and signature) on cover"First TV show by Telstar[-2] - Town meeting of the world" (on 1st anniv. Telstar-1 launch, as noted in magenta typed cachet)
United States1965-01-20Washington DC(Sticker and typed) cachet on cover"First US Presidential Inauguration beamed to Eruope via Telstar-2"
Telstar-2 (anniversaries)
United States1964-05-07Andover ME(Printed) cachet on cover1st anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1983-05-07
1982-07-10
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Printed) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1983-05-07
1982-07-10
Cape Canaveral FL
Holmdel NJ
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Blue and red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1983-05-07
1982-07-10
Andover ME
Andover ME
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1983-05-07
1982-07-10
Andover ME
Holmdel NJ
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(Bell logo) cachet on cover
20th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1988-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Artopages and red rubber-stamp) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
United States1988-05-07Andover ME(Comsat black rubber-stamp and hand-written) cachets on cover25th anniv. Telstar-2 launch
1983-07-28: Telstar-3A
United States1983-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Holmdel NJ(Bell Laboratories printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on share owners newsletterTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Holmdel NJ(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on pictureTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Holmdel NJ(Blue and red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Andover ME(Comsat and other black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Hawley PA(AT&T printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Haleiwa HI(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverTelstar-3A launch
United States1983-07-28
1962-07-10
Cape Canaveral FL
Patrick AFB, FL
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover
Telstar-3A launch
Telstar-1 launch
United States1983-07-28
1963-05-07
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover
Telstar-3A launch
Telstar-2 launch
United States1983-07-28
1982-07-10
Holmdel NJ (black cancel)
Holmdel NJ (magenta cancel)
(Printed) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-3A launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
United States1983-07-28
1982-07-10
Holmdel NJ (hand cancel)
Holmdel NJ (meter)
(Printed) cachet on cover
(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
Telstar-3A launch
20th anniv. Telstar-1 launch
1984-08-30: Telstar-3C2 (and Leasat-F1 and SBS-4 from STS-16 (41D))
United States1984-08-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-41D second rollout
United States1984-08-30Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed ("SB-4" in text)
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(KSC Philatelic Society) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30
1981-05-21
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
USA 1917 FDC
United States1984-08-31Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.79) cachet on coverLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2, not "Syncom-4-1", as in text) deployed
United States1984-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2) deployed
United States1984-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2) deployed
United States1984-09-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed and magenta rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and signatures) on coverTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-05Edwards AFB, CA(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-41D landing
United States1984-09-05Edwards AFB, CA(Black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on (airmail) coverSTS-41D landing
1985-06-17: Telstar-3D2 (and Morelos-1 and Arabsat-1B and SPARTAN-101 from STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17
1985-11-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
STS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(AT&T) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
1995-09-23: Telstar-42
French Guiana1995-09-23Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelstar-4 (Telstar-402R) launch
French Guiana1995-09-23Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelstar-4 launch
French Guiana1995-09-23Kourou(Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverTelstar-4 (Telstar-402R) launch
France1995-09-24Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTelstar-4 launch
Gabon1995-09-24Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverTelstar-4 launch
1999-09-25: Telstar-72
Gabon1999-09-25Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverTelstar-7 launch
French Guiana1999-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelstar-7 launch
French Guiana1999-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelstar-7 launch
1994-11-29: Telstar-11 (Orion-1)
United States1994-11-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color sticker) cachet on coverTelstar-11 (launched as Orion-1)
Telstar (on other than Telstar launch covers)
United States1960-11-17Patrick AFB, FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverType-B1
United States1962-04-27Port Canaveral FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet on Ariel-1 launch coverType-B1
United States1962-10-03Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) insert or insert variation (minor differences) from Explorer-14 launch cover"Telstar measured new belt" (in text)
United States1962-10-03Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) insert or insert variation (minor differences) from Explorer-14 launch cover
United States1962-12-14Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Sarzin) cachet on Relay-1 launch cover"Telstar" (in text)
United States1962-12-14Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Sarzin) cachet on Relay-1 launch cover"Telstar" (in text)
United States1962-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on Relay-1 launch cover"Telstar" (in text)
United States1962-12-14Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on Relay-1 launch cover
United States1963-05-15
1963-05-16
Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)
Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)
(Sokolsky black) cachet on Mercury-MA-9 launch and landing coverType-B1
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or insert variation1 (minor differences) or insert variation2 (minor differences) from Relay-2 launch cover, also front"Telstar-1,2" (in text)
United States1964-01-21Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or insert variation1 (minor differences) or insert variation2 (minor differences) from Relay-2 launch cover, also front
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL(Sokolsky blue) cachet on OGO-1 launch coverType-B1
United States1965-07-20Cape Canaveral FL(Sokolsky red) cachet on US-ERS-17 and Vela-5/6 launch coverType-B1
United States1965-07-24Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover, also annotatedTelstar
United States1965-02-16Cape Canaveral FL(Sokolsky black) cachet on Pegasus-1 launch coverType-B1

1Since Telstar-1 and 2 are basically identical, most images, unless specifically identified/named, are designated by Type, based on the antennas that are visible. Two different types of antenna arrangements are most common. Both types are found together on Paraguay 995, but the two types are depicted separately on numerous postal items. A third type is found on a smaller number of items. Besides those three types, other design variations are noted.


2Telstar-3 and subsequent Telstars have very different designs than Telstar-1 and Telstar-2.
3There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B!
4The 1962-05-07 cancel, one year prior to the launch of Telstar-2 is most likely an error and meant to be 1963-05-07, as there is no significant Telstar event on that date.


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