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World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
(and its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO))
(excluding IMO/WMO-specific subjects)


Below is a checklist of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are listed when available. (The International Meteorological Organization (IMO) was the predecessor to the WMO until it was renamed in 1950 and established as a specialized agency of the United Nations.) If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

This list does not include IMO/WMO-specific items found on the following pages:

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
ArgentinaNoneCancel on cover19746th meeting WMO Region-3 (South America)
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover199311th meeting WMO Region-3 (South America)
AustriaNoneCancel on cover1984International Congress for Human Biometeorology: WMO emblem
BelgiumC16 (Mi1111)1958World's Fair, Brussels, UN Pavilion: WMO emblem
Belize813a (Mi876)One of strip of 3 (813 (a-c)) (Mi876-878), or three of MS9 (813d (3x (813 (a-c))))1986WMO emblem
Belize812a-c+813a-c fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
BotswanaNonePostal card (and back)199411th session Regional (Region-1, Africa) Association WMO, Gaborone
BotswanaNonePostal card (same) with 2 cancels
Brunei345 (Mi335)1986Admission to international organizations: WMO emblem
Brunei348a (Mi335-338)MS4 (345-348 + label)
Burundi59 (Mi69)19631st anniv. admission to UN, 1962: WMO emblem
Burundi61a (BL2)Imperforate MS2 (like 60-61)
BurundiC265a (Mi1415)Stamp-on-stamp: UN 50 on one of block of 4 (C265 (a-d)) (Mi1415-1418)1977WMO
Costa RicaC325 (Mi592)1961UN Day: WMO
Fort Myers FL (USA)Local197725th anniv. UN Postal Administration, 1951: WMO logo
FranceC51 sc (Mi2157 sc)Souvenir card1981WMO (in text)
GreeceNoneCancel on cover199040th anniv. WMO, 1950
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12007"la "Météorologie mondiale" (i.e. the WMO) et le "Conseil international pour la Science" (i.e. the ICSU). The IPY was jointly sponsored by the WMO and the ICSU
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
Jamaica746 (Mi760)1991(11th Congress WMO): National Meteorological Service: WMO emblem
Jamaica747 (Mi761)
Jamaica746-747 fdcTwo stamps and (reproductions of stamps on) cachet on FDC
Japan635 (Mi667)1957Japan's admission to the UN: agency initials, including WMO
Korea (North)3581a (Mi3875)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (3x 3581 + label)1996WMO emblem
Korea (South)772 (Mi784)One of MS50 (780a (2x (756-780))), or 780a half-sheet (756-780)1971UN organizations: WMO
Liberia382 (Mi528)195810th anniv. Universal Human Rights, 1948: UN agency initials, emblems, including WMO
Mali45 (Mi62)
i45

Imperforate
1963Atmospheric studies: WMO emblem
Mali46 (Mi63)
Mali47 (Mi64)
Mali45-47 fdc1Three stamps on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Mali45-47 fdc2Three stamps and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Mali45-47 fdc3Three stamps and (PJ) cachet on FDC
MauritaniaC25 (Mi219)1963Meteorological research: WMO emblem
MauritaniaC25 dsDeluxe sheet (C25)
MauritaniaC25 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
MauritaniaC25 fdc2Stamp and (PJ) cachet on FDC
MauritaniaC25 proofSigned proof (black)
Mauritius815 (Mi806)199550th anniv. UN, 1945: WMO
Mozambique521 cover (Mi580 cover)Cachet on cover1979WMO emblem
New Caledonia322 (Mi385)
i322

Imperforate
19623rd Region-5 (Southwest Pacific) Assembly WMO, Noumea
New Caledonia322 dsDeluxe sheet (322)
New Caledonia322 maxiMaxicard
New Caledonia322 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc2Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc3Stamp and cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc4Stamp and cancel and (PJ) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC150 (Mi624)
iC150

Imperforate
1979WMO emblem, and FGGE (in French text, literal translation "First Worldwide Experiment on the Global Atmosphere")
New CaledoniaC150 fdcStamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Peru1423 (Mi1938)2004"World Meteorological Organization (OMM)" (in folder text)
Peru1423 folderFDC folder, also inside, and back
Qatar327 (Mi524)1972UN Day: WMO: WMO emblem
Salvador, El1195 (Mi1738)1989(40th anniv. WMO, 1950)
Salvador, El1196 (Mi1739)
Staffa (Scotland)LocalLocal post stamp1978"World Meteorological Organization" (in stamp text); also "WMO" (in FDC cachet text)
Staffa (Scotland)Local fdcLocal post stamp and cachet on FDC
Staffa (Scotland)Local sheetLocal post FDC on information sheet
SwedenNoneCancel on cover19654th Session, WMO Commission on Climatology
South Africa815 (Mi830)199130th anniv. Antarctic Treaty, 1961: map with WMO block numbers
Switzerland (IMO)NoneCachet (and return address) on cover1947IMO (International Meteorological Organization)
Switzerland (IMO)NoneCachet (and return address) on cover (different)1947IMO; also, the address refers to the (12th) Conference of IMO Directors that took place later in 1947 in Washington. On 11 Oct of that year, representatives of the 31 countries at the conference signed a document (the WMO Convention) in which they agreed that a new organization, the WMO, would be created to replace the IMO. The WMO formally came into existence on 23 Mar 1950.
Switzerland (IMO)NoneMeter and cachet on cover1950IMO
Switzerland (WMO)8O1 (MiOMM1)1956WMO
Switzerland (WMO)8O2 (MiOMM2)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O3 (MiOMM3)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O4 (MiOMM7)1960
Switzerland (WMO)8O5 (MiOMM8)1960
Switzerland (WMO)8O6 (MiOMM4)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O7 (MiOMM9)1960
Switzerland (WMO)8O8 (MiOMM5)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O9 (MiOMM6)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc1Six stamps and cachet on FDC1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc2Six stamps and cachet (different) on FDC1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 folderfolder1957
Switzerland (WMO)8O4-8O5+8O7 fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC1960
Switzerland (WMO)NonePPO postcard; also back1959Also "International Meteorological Week" (in German text). Not a UN-Geneva item (despite "Nations Unies - Genève 10" in the cancel) since UN-Geneva postal service has issued philatelic items only since 4 Oct 1969.
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover19593rd Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter on cover196010th anniv. WMO, 1950
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter (similar to above, but different year)196210th anniv. WMO, 1950
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover19634th Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel on cover1967(5th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel (same) on cover (different)1967(5th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel on cover1970(5th Session, WMO Commission for Synoptic Meteorology) without WMO name or emblem
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCachet (return address) on cover1970WMO Secretariat
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1971(6th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)8O10 (MiOMM10)1973WMO: WMO emblem; (8O13 is specifically inscribed for 100th anniv. IMO-WMO)
Switzerland (WMO)8O10 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O11 (MiOMM11)
Switzerland (WMO)8O11 fdcStamp and cachet (same) on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O12 (MiOMM13)
Switzerland (WMO)8O12 fdcStamp and cachet (same) on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O13 (MiOMM12)
Switzerland (WMO)8O13 fdcStamp and cachet (same) on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 fdcFour stamps and cachet (same) on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 folderFDC folder
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 scSouvenir card
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1975(7th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1979(8th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1983(9th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1987(10th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter and cachet on cover1990WMO name and emblem; also 2nd World Climate Conference
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter and cachet (different) on cover1990WMO name and emblem; also 2nd World Climate Conference
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1991(11th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCancel on cover1995(12th) Congress WMO
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCachet (return address) on cover2007
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCachet (return address) on cover2013"WMO - Weather, Climate, Water" (in text)
Switzerland (WMO)NoneCachet (return address) on large cover2013"WMO - Weather, Climate, Water" (in text)
United Nations49 (Mi55)1957WMO
United Nations49 maxiMaxicard
United Nations49 bl4Block of 4 (4x 49) with WMO emblem on (lower) selvedge
United Nations49 fdc1Stamp and (C. George) cachet on FDC
United Nations49 fdc2Stamp and (C. George) cachet (different color) on FDC
United Nations49 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United Nations49 fdc4Stamp and (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United Nations49 fdc5Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC (3-line cancel)
United Nations49 fdc6Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet (same) on FDC (4-line cancel)
United Nations49 fdc7Stamp and (velvet) cachet on FDC
United Nations49 fdc8Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations49 fdc9Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 (Mi56)
United Nations50 bl4Block of 4 (4x 50) with WMO emblem on (upper) selvedge
United Nations50 fdc1Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (3-line cancel)
United Nations50 fdc2Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet (same) on FDC (4-line cancel)
United Nations50 fdc3Stamp and (C. George) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 fdc4Stamp and (C. George) cachet (different color) on FDC
United Nations50 fdc5Stamp and (velvet) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 fdc6Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 fdc7Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 fdc8Stamp and (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United Nations50 fdc9Stamp and (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft) cachet (different colors) on FDC
United Nations50 fdc10Stamp and (The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc1Two stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc2Two stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc3Two stamps and (Rank II) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc4Two stamps and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc5Two stamps and (Knoble) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc6Two stamps and (printed) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc7Two stamps and (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc8Two stamps and (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft) cachet (black) on FDC
United Nations49-50 fdc9Two stamps and (The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on FDC
United NationsNoneEssay1957WMO
United Nations49-50 cover (Mi55-56 cover)Two stamps on FDC1974WMO
United Nations (Geneva)176 (Mi176)On (lower) selvedge of block of 4 (4x 176)1989WMO emblem
United Nations (Geneva)177 (Mi177)On (lower) selvedge of block of 4 (4x 177)
Vanuatu565 (Mi889)199210th anniv. membership in WMO, 1982
Vanuatu566 (Mi890)
Vanuatu567 (Mi891)
Vanuatu568 (Mi892)
Vanuatu565-568 fdcFour stamps on FDC
ZimbabweNoneCachet (address) on cover1961WMO Regional Association for Africa


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