USA Scott C76

USA Scott C76
(Michel 990)
(and derivatives, reproductions,
or designs based on C76)

Apollo-8 1968-12-22 Earth image C76 artwork Earth rotated -90 deg C76 Earth rotated_-90 deg
USA Scott C76
Earthrise
Earth image from
Apollo-8 1968-12-22
Earth detail from artwork
rotated -90 deg
Earth detail from C76
rotated -90 deg

Below is a checklist of USA Scott C76 (and derivatives, reproductions, or designs based on C76) on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items 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.

USA C76 includes an Earthrise seen from Apollo-11's Tranquility Base. Such an Earth just above the lunar horizon would be visible from the surface only at locations near the "edge" of the lunar disk. However, all the Apollo landings were far from the edge, at sites from which Earth could be visible only high in the lunar sky. Therefore, the Earthrise depicted in this stamp (and in many others with similar designs) is the result of artistic licence rather than physical reality.

Also, a close examination of USA C76 reveals that the Earth depiction is based on an Apollo-8 mission Earth photograph taken on 22 Dec 1968. (Other postal items with reproductions of that Apollo-8 image of Earth can be found here.) The C76 artwork based on that photograph is also available. The three different Earth depictions have been placed together at the top of this page for easy comparison. The similarities among them are clear.

This page has four sections:
Section 1 features the USA C76 stamp, derivative items (such as FDCs) that include it, and artwork for it that was proposed but not used
Section 2 presents items with reproductions of USA C76.
Section 3 includes items whose design is based on USA C76.
Section 4 features philatelic launch and event covers for manned and un-manned space missions (such covers are not included in the first three sections).

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)
USA Scott C76
(and direct derivatives)
Reproductions of USA C76 Reproductions of USA C76
Designs based on USA C76 Designs based on USA C76


Below is a list of USA Scott C76 (and derivatives, reproductions, or designs based on C76) on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
USA Scott C76 (and direct derivatives)
Germany (West)NoneSouvenir card (with block of 4x USA C76)1969
United StatesC76 (Mi990)From MS32 (C76c (32x C76))1969Earth image from Apollo-8, 1968-12-22 when rotated -90 deg; portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
United StatesC76 fdc11Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc21Stamp on FDC (Astrophil ? cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc31Stamp on FDC (Jerryscovers cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc41Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc51Stamp on FDC (Apollo-11 blue mission patch cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc61Stamp on FDC (Apollo-11 multi-color mission patch cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc71Stamp on FDC (Centennial yellow Earth cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc81Stamp on FDC (Therome/Post-Marked History cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc91Stamp and (Paul Calle) cachet (design based on USA C76 artwork) on FDC
United StatesC76 fdc101Stamp on FDC (Doc's Philatelic Covers/R. Nichol blue and red rubber-stamp cachet), also back (also Apollo-12 lunar landing cover)
United StatesC76 fdc111Stamp on FDC (Rank velvet, dense-flocking cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc121Stamp on FDC (Black printed cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc131Stamp on FDC (Texas Refinery Corp. cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc141Stamp on FDC (Cachet Craft cachet), also insert
United StatesC76 fdc151Stamp on FDC (DLF cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc161Stamp on FDC (blue and red printed cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc171Stamp on FDC (Kurt Schoen cachet); the round black cachet reads "Twentieth Anniversary July 20 1989", though the cancels are from 1969!
United StatesC76 fdc181Stamp on FDC (K.S. (Kurt Schoen) cachet); the round black cachet reads "Twentieth Anniversary July 20 1989", though the cancels are from 1969!
United StatesC76 fdc191Stamp on FDC (NASA? cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc201Stamp on FDC (USS cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc211Stamp on FDC (green rubber-stamp cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc221Stamp on FDC (black rubber-stamp cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc231Stamp on FDC (black rubber-stamp cachet, different)
United StatesC76 fdc241Stamp on FDC (Centennial cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc251Stamp on FDC (Colorano cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc261Stamp on FDC (OI cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc271Stamp on FDC (C. Stephen Anderson cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc281Stamp on FDC (Blue printed cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc291Stamp on FDC (American Legion Post No.799 cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc301Stamp on FDC postcard (Henry McGrew Printing cachet), also back
United StatesC76 fdc311Stamp on FDC (Blue printed cachet)
United StatesC76 card1Stamp on FDC card
United StatesC76 card2Stamp on FDC card (different)
United StatesC76 card3Stamp on FDC card (same, plus 2419 fdc)
United StatesC76 card4Stamp on FDC card (different)
United StatesC76 card5Stamp on FDC card (different)
United StatesC76 card6Stamp on FDC card (different), also back
United StatesC76 folderFDC folder front, also inside (Butler cachet)
United StatesC76 artwork1Artwork/essay (not adopted, not like C76)
United StatesC76 artwork2Artwork/essay (not adopted, different, not like C76)
United StatesC76 artwork3Signed artwork (adopted)
United StatesSP237(USPS) stamp poster (C76) (with two cancels, like the C76 FDCs1)
United StatesC76 sdoiStamp on SDOI (Second Day of Issue) cover (red printed cachet)
United StatesC76 cover (Mi990 cover)Stamp on cover (Watex cachet)1969
Reproductions of USA C76
Antigua and Barbuda1822e (Mi2045)One stamp (stamp-on-stamp: reproduction of USA C76) of MS6 (1822 (a-f)) (Mi2041-2046)1994
Antigua and Barbuda1823 (BL300)In (lower) margin of SS1 (stamp-on-stamp: reproduction of USA C76)
AustriaNone(Pictorial) cancel (with black monochrome reproduction of USA C76) on card1970
Barbuda1545e (Mi1716)One stamp (reproduction of USA C76) of MS6 (1545 (a-f)) (Mi1712-1717), Antigua and Barbuda 1822e overprinted1995
Barbuda1545G (BL250)In (lower) margin of SS1 (stamp-on-stamp: reproduction of USA C76), 1823 overprinted
Equatorial GuineaBL109On stamp of SS1: stamps-on-stamp: USA C76 and 1435b1974
Gambia496 (Mi494)Stamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C761983
Gambia496a (BL?)MS4 (2x (495-496)) (Mi493-494)
Guyana2273i (Mi3152)Stamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C76, one of MS9 (2273 (a-i)) (Mi3144-3152)1990
Guyana2551i (Mi3679)Stamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C76, one of MS9 (2551 (a-i)) (Mi3671-3679), 2273i overprinted in black1992
Guyana2551i redStamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C76, one of MS9 (2551 red (a-i)), 2273i overprinted in red
Guyana2551i invStamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C76, one of MS9 (2551 red-inv (a-i)), 2273i overprinted in red, inverted
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 (with two reproductions of USA C76, one the same design as in the cachet of Maldives Unknown ms4 fdc from 2019)2019
Maldive IslandsUnknown ms fdc(Multi-color printed) cachet, same design as lower margin of Maldives Unknown ss from 2019) on FDC2019
Marshall Islands856c (Mi1940)Stamp-on-stamp: USA C76; from block of 4 (856 (a-d))2005
Marshall Islands856d (Mi1941)
MicronesiaC49 (BL13)SS1 (Mi375), stamp-on-stamp: USA C761994
ParaguayC384 (Mi3597)Stamps-on-stamp: (two) USA C761974
Paraguay1673 (BL279)SS1: stamp-on-stamp: (17) USA C76 (one reproduction on stamp and 16 others in surrounding margins)1976
Paraguay1673 muestraSS1 overprinted "muestra"
Paraguay1696 (BL286)On stamp of SS1, stamp-on-stamp: USA C761976
Paraguay2329a label (Mi4486 label)Label from MS4 (2329a (4x 2329 + 5 labels)): stamp-on-stamp: USA C761990
Ras Al KhaimaMi475A
Mi475B
Stamp-on-stamp: USA C76
Imperforate
1970
Ras Al KhaimaMi475A ds
Mi475B ds
Deluxe sheet (Mi475A), stamp-on-stamp: USA C76
Imperforate deluxe sheet (Mi475B)
Ras Al KhaimaMiA714A fdc(G. George) cachet (blue monochrome reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (silver foil stamp)1971
Ras Al KhaimaMiB714A fdc(G. George) cachet (blue monochrome reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (gold foil stamp)
Sierra Leone1729f (Mi2163)One stamp (each astronaut holding a (C76c) sheet of 32 USA C76 at the first day ceremony, details not discernible) of MS6 (1729 (a-f)) (Mi2158-2163)1994
Sierra Leone4377 (BL1237)In (lower-right) margin of SS1: stamp-on-stamp: (partial) USA C762017
Tonga548 (Mi858)Stamps-on-stamp: USA C76 and 1435b1983
Tonga548 proofChromalin proof
Tonga548 artworkArtwork/essay
Tonga729 (Mi1101)Stamps-on-stamp: 730k-l, stamps-on-stamp: USA C76 and 1435b1989
Tonga729 specimen729 overprinted "specimen"
Tonga729 proof1Monochrome proof
Tonga729 proof2Chromalin proof
Tonga729 proof3Progressive proof (perforated)
Tonga729 proof4Progressive proof (imperforate)
Tonga729 proof5Plate proof
Tonga729 proof6Plate proof (different)
Tonga730k (Mi1112)Stamps-on-stamp: USA C76 and 1435b, from MS12 (730 (a-l))
Tonga730k proofImperforate color proof
Tonga730k specimen1From MS12 (730 specimen1 (a-l)) overprinted in black "specimen"
Tonga730k specimen2From MS12 (730 specimen2 (a-l)) overprinted in gold "specimen"
United StatesNone(Astrophil ?) cachet on cover1969
United StatesC76 fdc11(Astrophil ?) cachet on FDC1969
United StatesC76 fdc21(Kurt Schoen) cachet on FDC (including a black monochrome reproduction of USA C76)
United StatesC76 fdc31(K.S.) cachet on FDC (including a black monochrome reproduction of USA C76)
United StatesC76 fdc41(Blue printed) cachet on FDC (including blue monochrome reproduction of USA C76)
United StatesSP237(USPS) stamp poster (C76)
United StatesNoneReproduction of (USA C76) stamp on (Interpex 1970) commemorative sheet cinderella1970
United StatesSC11Monochrome reproduction of (USA C76) stamp on (Interpex 1971) souvenir card1971
United States
Russia
Switzerland
C76
2465
C11 card
Reproductions of (USA C76, Russia 2465, and Switzerland C11) stamps on (WERABA-70) souvenir card1970
United StatesC76 scReproduction of (USA C76) stamp on (Interpex 1974/ASDA) souvenir card1974
United StatesC76 card1 (Mi990 card1)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card1976
United StatesC76 card2 (Mi990 card2)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card (with extra stamps and cancel)
United StatesC76 card3 (Mi990 card3)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card (slightly different, with extra stamps and cancel)
United StatesNone(PCS) cachet (including USA C76) on cover1978
United States1759 cover (Mi1356 cover)(Clinton CT Stamp Club) cachet on cover1979
United StatesC76+1916+1193 card1 (Mi990+1485+822 card1)(Interpex 1982/ASDA) souvenir card1982
United StatesC76+1916+1193 card2 (Mi990+1485+822 card2)(Interpex 1982/ASDA) souvenir card (with extra stamp and cancel)
United StatesNone(Colorano silk/ASDA) cachet on cover, also annotated cachet1983
United States2419 fdc (Mi2046 fdc)Extra (USA C76) stamp and (Ranto/C76/SP237) cachet on FDC1989
United States2699 fdc (Mi2313 fdc)Extra (USA C76) stamp and (Ranto/C76/SP237) cachet on FDC, also back1992
United States2841a fdc1 (Mi2477 fdc1)(Space Voyage brown and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Huntsville AL cancel)1994
United States2841a fdc2 (Mi2477 fdc2)(Space Voyage brown and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Mountain View CA cancel)
United States2841a fdc3 (Mi2477 fdc3)(Space Voyage brown and red and pink) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Mountain View CA cancel)
United States2841a fdc4 (Mi2477 fdc4)(Space Voyage black and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Hampton VA cancel)
United States2841a fdc5 (Mi2477 fdc5)(Space Voyage green and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Cleveland OH cancel)
United States2841a fdc6 (Mi2477 fdc6)(Space Voyage green and red and pink) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Cleveland OH cancel)
United States2841a fdc7 (Mi2477 fdc7)(Space Voyage purple and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Greenbelt MD cancel)
United States2841a fdc8 (Mi2477 fdc8)(Space Voyage purple and red and pink) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Stennis Space Center MS cancel)
United States2841a fdc9 (Mi2477 fdc9)(Space Voyage blue and orange and tan) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Kennedy Space Center FL cancel)
United States2841a fdc10 (Mi2477 fdc10)(Space Voyage blue and red and pink) cachet (with two-color reproduction of USA C76) on FDC (Pasadena CA cancel)
United States2841a fdc11 (Mi2477 fdc11)Extra (USA C76) stamp and (FMF) cachet (with black monochrome reproduction of USA C76) on FDC1994
United States2841a fdc12 (Mi2477 fdc12)Extra (USA C76) stamp and (Michipex 1994) cachet (with red monochrome reproduction of USA C76) on FDC
United States5399 fdc (Mi5636 fdc)(Minnesota Stamp Expo 2019) cachet on FDC2019
United States5399 cover (Mi5636 cover)(Minnesota Stamp Expo 2019) cachet on FDC2019
Uruguay1519c (Mi2011)
i1519c
One of MS4 (1519 (a-d)) (BL60), stamps-on-stamp: USA C76 and Uruguay C372
One of imperforate MS4 (i1519 (a-d))
1993
Designs based on USA C76
(Except where noted, details of the C76 Earth depiction are more or less recognizable, depending on the size of the design and the artistic latitude employed)
AjmanMi514A
Mi514B
Gold foil (design based on USA C76)
Imperforate gold foil
1970Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
AjmanMi514A+B folderFolder, inside (left and right)
AjmanBL186On stamp of SS1 (Mi514), gold foil (design based on USA C76)
AjmanBL186 folderSS1 folder inside (left and right), also front, inside left, and back
AjmanBL187On stamp of SS1 (Mi514), gold foil (design based on USA C76), overprinted in red1970Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
BelgiumB846 fdc (BL40 fdc)(Brown printed) cachet on FDC1969
ManamaMiA584A
MiA584B
Gold foil (design based on USA C76)
Imperforate gold foil
1971Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
ManamaBL124On stamp of imperforate SS1 (MiA584), gold foil, black printing
ManamaBL125Imperforate SS1 (MiA584), gold foil, red and blue printing
ManamaBL-unlistedSS1, gold foil (design based on USA C76)1971?Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
New ZealandNone(Dark-blue printed) cachet on Apollo-11 10th anniversary postcard, also back1979
Ras Al KhaimaMiE490A
MiE490B
Silver foil, stamp-on-stamp: colorless USA C76
Imperforate silver foil
1970Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
Ras Al KhaimaMiF490A
MiF490B
Gold foil, colorless stamp-on-stamp: USA C76
Imperforate gold foil
Ras Al KhaimaBL_Y95Silver foil SS1, stamp-on-stamp: USA C76
Ras Al KhaimaBL_Z95Gold foil SS1, stamp-on-stamp: USA C76
Sierra Leone622 (BL21)On stamp (on TV screen; design based on USA C76) of SS11984Details of the C76 Earth depiction are lost
United StatesC76 fdc11(Colorano) cachet on FDC1969
United StatesC76 fdc21(American Legion Post No.799) cachet on FDC
United StatesC76 folderFDC folder front (cachet design based on stamp), also inside (Butler cachet)
United StatesC76 cover (Mi990 cover)(Watex) cachet on cover (USA C76 stamp)1969
United States1371 cover (Mi981 cover)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover1970
United StatesC75 cover (Mi? cover)(Black printed) cachet on cover (USA C76 stamp)1971
United States2699 fdc1 (Mi2313 fdc1)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and cyan) cachet (and signature) on FDC (with extra stamp) (Washington DC cancel)1992
United States2699 fdc2 (Mi2313 fdc2)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and cyan) cachet (and signature) on FDC (Houston TX and Washington DC cancels)
United States2699 fdc3 (Mi2313 fdc3)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and cyan) cachet (and signature) on FDC (different extra stamp) (Washington DC cancel)
United States2699 fdc4 (Mi2313 fdc4)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and magenta) cachet (and signature) on FDC (with extra stamp) (Washington DC cancel)
United States2699 fdc5 (Mi2313 fdc5)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and green) cachet (and signature) on FDC (extra USA C76 stamp)
United States2699 fdc6 (Mi2313 fdc6)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and green) cachet (and signature) on FDC (Houston TX cancel)
United States2699 sdoi (Mi2313 sdoi)One part of (Space Voyage/First Rank orange and magenta) cachet (and signature) on SDOI (Second Day of Issue) cover (Pasadena CA cancel)
United States3187d fdc1 (Mi3126 fdc1)One part of (Space Voyage red and pink and black) cachet on FDC1999
United States3187d fdc2 (Mi3126 fdc2)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and green) cachet on FDC
United States3188c fdc1 (Mi3173 fdc1)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and green) cachet on FDC
United States3188c fdc2 (Mi3173 fdc2)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and black) cachet on FDC
United States3188c fdc3 (Mi3173 fdc3)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and blue) cachet on FDC
United States3189i fdc1 (Mi3233 fdc1)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and black) cachet on FDC
United States3189i fdc2 (Mi3233 fdc2)One part of (Space Voyage red and tan and green) cachet on FDC
UruguayC372 (Mi1174)Stamp (design based on USA C76)1970
UruguayC372 fdc1Stamp on FDC (CFM cachet)
UruguayC372 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Ediciones C.F.U. cachet)
Uruguay1519c (Mi2011)
i1519c
One of MS4 (1519 (a-d)) (BL60), stamps-on-stamp: Uruguay C372 and USA C76
One of imperforate MS4 (i1519 (a-d))
1993
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomMi789A
Mi789B
Stamp (design based on USA C76)
Imperforate
1969
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomMi786A-790A_ms5
Mi786B-790B_ms5
On one of MS5 (786A-790A + label)
On one of imperforate MS5 (786B-790B + label)

1USA C76 FDCs are canceled on 1969-09-09 from Washington DC and back-canceled to 1969-07-20 with "Moon Landing USA".


Below is a list of USA Scott C76 (and derivatives, reproductions, or designs based on C76) on satellite launch and event covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Reproductions of USA C76
United States1969-07-20Cape Canaveral FL(Ranto/C76/SP237) cachet on Apollo-11 event cover, also back
United States1971-07-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranto/C76/SP237) cachet on Apollo-15 launch cover, also back
Designs based on USA C76
United States1970-04-11Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on Apollo-13 launch cover


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