Transit-1B

Transit-series
satellites

Transit-Nova
Transit-1BTransit-Nova

This page contains philatelic information on the Transit-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.

This page includes the US Navy Transit-Oscar navigational satellites, not to be confused with the amateur-radio OSCAR series.

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)
Transit Transit Transit Transit
Transit (on other than Transit launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Transit
BatumiLocal_a
Local_ia
One of local post MS6 (a-f)
One of imperforate local post MS6 (a-f)
1997"Transit"-5A
BatumiLocal_a o/p1One of local post MS6 (a-f) overprinted in gold1998"Transit"-5A
BatumiLocal_a o/p2One of local post MS6 (a-f) overprinted in silver
BelgiumNoneIn (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS2 cinderella1963?Transit-2A2
Burundi239a (BL27)
i239a (BL28)
In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (stamps like 236+238)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS2
1968Transit-3B
BurundiC186 (Mi959-962)
iC186
Block of 4 (C186 (a-d))
Imperforate block of 4 (iC186 (a-d))
1973Transit-4B
BurundiC186e (BL72)
iC186e
MS16 (C183-C186) (Mi947-962)
Imperforate MS16 (iC183-iC186)
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2007Transit-4B, TRAAC3
DjiboutiUnknown i (Mi?)
Unknown ii
One of MS9 (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"Transit"-2A
DjiboutiUnknown i proof
Unknown ii proof
One of MS9 proof (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 proof (a-i)
DjiboutiUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS9 proof on FDC
Imperforate MS9 proof on FDC
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Bronze) medallion, also reverse1970s"Transit" (TIP-1)
Franklin Mint (USA)