barometer

Barometers,
Atmospheric Pressure,
and Pressure Units


Below are checklists of Barometers, atmospheric pressure, and pressure units 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.

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See also the following Contributors to Meteorology whose names were used for pressure units:

Sections/divisions of the table below
Barometers (and barographs)
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units (no barometers depicted)


CountryCatalog NumberType of itemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Barometers (and barographs)
Algeria351 (Mi451)
i351

Imperforate
1966Aneroid barometer
Algeria351 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Algeria351 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different cancel)
Algeria351 fdc3Stamp and cachet on FDC
Algeria351 dsDeluxe sheet (351)
Australia431 fdc (Mi395 fdc)Cachet on FDC1968Barograph
Australia431-432 fdc1Cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia431-432 fdc2Cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia431-432 fdc3Cachet (same) on FDC
Australia431-432 fdc4Cachet (different color) on FDC
Australia432 fdc (Mi396 fdc)Cachet (same color as second) on FDC
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL58 (Mi62)1984Aneroid barometer
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc1, also backOne of two stamps on FDC
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (different cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58_coverOne of two stamps on cover1998Aneroid barometer
Austria666 fdc4 (Mi1091 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1961(Probable) aneroid barometer
Austria666 fdc5 (Mi1091 fdc2)Cachet (changed colors) on FDC
Austria1359 fdc (Mi1857 fdc)Cachet on FDC1986Aneroid barometer
BelgiumNoneCachet on commericial cover1934"manometers" (in text)
Brazil936 fdc (Mi1013 fdc)Cachet on FDC1962Barograph
BrazilNoneCachet on WMD cover1964Barograph
Canada479 fdc1 (Mi420 fdc1)(Rosecraft) cachet on FDC, also detail1968Aneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc2 (Mi420 fdc2)(Jackson covers) cachet on FDCAneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc3 (Mi420 fdc3)(Jackson covers) cachet on FDC (different)Aneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc4 (Mi420 fdc4)Cachet (different) on FDC"barometer" (in text)
Canada1287 fdc (Mi1196 fdc)Cachet on FDC1990Barograph in open instrument shelter
Chad100 (Mi115)
i100

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Congo 111 and Gabon 170
Chad100 proofDie proof
Chad100 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Chad100 fdc2Stamp on FDC
Chad100 fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
Congo (Republic)111 (Mi42)
i111

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Chad 100 and Gabon 170
Congo (Republic)111 dsDeluxe sheet (111)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs1Color proofs
Congo (Republic)111 proofs2Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs3Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Congo (Republic)111 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc3Stamp and cachet on FDC
Denmark489 fdc1 (Mi521 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1972Aneroid barometer
Denmark489 fdc2 (Mi521 fdc2)Cachet (different) on FDCEarly barograph in use since 1870
FranceNoneCachet (return address) on commercial cover1953"Baromètre" (in text)
FranceNonePostcard1958Qualitative barometer
FranceNoneMeter1965"manomètres" (in text)
FranceNoneMeter1967"manomètres" (in text)
FranceNoneMeter1978"manomètres" (in text)
France3317-3326 bk-cover (Mi4247-4256 bk-cover)Booklet cover2007(possible) aneroid barometer
Gabon170 (Mi196)
i170

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Chad 100 and Congo 111
Gabon170 proof1Die proof (blue)
Gabon170 proof2Die proof (green)
Gabon170 proof3Die proof (black)
Gabon170 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Gabon170 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC
Gabon170 fdc3Stamp on FDC
Germany (West)NoneMeter on commercial cover1949"manometer" (in text)
Germany (West)NoneMeter1966"manometer" (in text)
Germany (West)NoneMeter1972"manometer" (in text)
Germany (West)NoneMeter1980Manometer advertisement
Great Britain956-959 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1981Barograph
Great Britain1963 (Mi1924)2001Portion of aneroid barometer
Great Britain1963 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1963 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc1Four stamps on FDCAneroid barometer
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc2Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc3Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc4Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc5Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc6Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc7Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc8Four stamps and cancel on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc9Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc10Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc11Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc12Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc13Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc14Four stamps on FDC (different cancel), also insert, also insert2
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc15Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc16Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc17Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc18Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc19Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc20Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc21Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc22Four stamps and cancel on FDC
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc23Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc24Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc25Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc26Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc27Four stamps on FDC (different), also back
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc28Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc29Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc30Four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 packPresentation pack
Great Britain1963-1966 cardPublicity card
Great Britain1964 (Mi1925)Portion of aneroid barometer
Great Britain1964 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1964 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1965 (Mi1926)
Great Britain1965 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1965 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1966 (Mi1927)
Great Britain1966 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966 fdc1Stamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1966 fdc2Stamp on FDC
Great Britain1966 fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a (Mi1924-1925)MS4 (1963-1966)Aneroid barometer
Great Britain1966a cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966a fdc1MS4 on FDC
Great Britain1966a fdc2MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc3MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc4MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc5MS4 on FDC (different cancel)
Great Britain1966a fdc6MS4 and cachet on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc7MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc8MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc9MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc10MS4 on FDC (different), also insert
Great Britain1966a fdc11MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc12MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc13MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a fdc14MS4 on FDC (different)
Great Britain1966a coverMS4 on cover2002Aneroid barometer
Great Britain (Jersey)1299 (Mi1330)2008Aneroid barometer (hPa or mb1, and mm Hg)
Great Britain (Jersey)1297-1301 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC, also back
Great Britain (Jersey)1299a (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of MS10 (10x 1299)
Hungary3490 (Mi4339)1995Aneroid barometer
Hungary3490 fdcStamp on FDC
Ireland332-333 fdc (Mi292-293 fdc)Cachet on FDC1973Aneroid barometer
Italy754 (Mi1020)1958Mercury barometer
Italy754 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Italy754 fdc2Stamp on FDC
Korea (North)2254 (Mi2309)From MS6 (2254a (6x 2254)), also detail1982Tissandier reading aneroid barometer
Monaco1476 (Mi1696)1985Barograph
Monaco1476 maxiMaxicard
Morocco103 (Mi532)1964Barograph trace
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc1One of three stamps on FDC
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc2One of three stamps on FDC (different)
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc3One of three stamps on FDC (different)
NetherlandsB621 (Mi1290)1986Aneroid barometer
NetherlandsB621 cardFD card
NetherlandsB621 maxi1Maxicard
NetherlandsB621 maxi2Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB621 maxi3Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB621 maxi4Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB619-B622 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
NetherlandsB619-B622 sc1Souvenir card
NetherlandsB619-B622 sc2Souvenir card (different)
NetherlandsB619-B622 bk no.32Booklet (no.32) of 8 (2x (B619-B622))
NetherlandsB619-B622 bk no.36Cover for booklet (no.36)
NetherlandsB619-B622 folderFolder
New Caledonia322 (Mi385)
i322

Imperforate
1962Barograph
New Caledonia322 dsDeluxe sheet (322)
New Caledonia322 maxiMaxicard
New Caledonia322 fdc1Stamp on FDC
New Caledonia322 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
New Caledonia322 fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
New Caledonia322 fdc4Stamp and cachet on FDCBarograph; also (probable) aneroid barometers (in cachet)
Nigeria311-312 essayEssay (18k)1973Barograph
Norway355-357 fdc (Mi411-413 fdc)Cachet on FDC1957Graduated manometer (on right side of globe)
Russia (USSR)2165 (Mi2194)1959(possible) small barometer
San Marino1043 (Mi1273)1983Mercury barometer
SwedenUnknown (Mi?)2013Aneroid barometer, includes indications for storm, rain and fine weather
SwedenUnknown fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Tunisia441 (Mi633)1964Aneroid barometer
Tunisia441 fdcStamp on FDC
Tunisia621 (Mi825)1973Aneroid barometer
Uganda1200 (BL207)On stamp of SS11994Barograph
United Arab Emirates668 (Mi643)2000Two aneroid barometers (complete and partial)
United Arab Emirates669 (Mi644)Aneroid barometer (partial)
United Arab Emirates668-669 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDCMultiple aneroid barometers
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover1861Portable barometer
United StatesNonePostcard1907Mule barometer
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1922"Mercurial and aneroid barometer manufacturer"
United StatesNoneAdvertising card back1974"barometers" (in text)
United States2032 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1983Jeffries and mercury barometer
Upper Volta107 fdc (Mi116 fdc)Cachet on FDC1963Aneroid barometer
Upper VoltaC21 (Mi161)1965Aneroid barometer
Upper VoltaC21 dsDeluxe sheet (C21)
Upper VoltaC21 proofDie proof
Upper VoltaC21 imperf-pairImperforate pair
Upper VoltaC21 fdcFDC
Vietnam (South)235 (Mi312)1964Barograph
Vietnam (South)236 (Mi313)
Vietnam (South)237 (Mi314)
Vietnam (South)238 (Mi315)
Vietnam (South)238 dsDeluxe sheet (238)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdcCachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc1 (Mi525 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1973Manometer, barograph
Vietnam (South)447 fdc2 (Mi525 fdc2)Cachet (different) on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 folderCachet on FDC folder
YugoslaviaNoneCachet on WMD cover1965Simple barometer or weather glass
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units (no barometers depicted)
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover2005Lowest pressure (902 mb or hPa)1
Grenada1537 (Mi1689)1987Boyle's Law: pressure and volume
Ireland332-333 fdc (Mi292-293 fdc)Cachet on FDC1973High pressure (1032 mb or hPa)1
Italy714 (Mi972)1956"pressione" (in text)
Italy714 fdcStamp on FDC
Italy714 cardFDOI card
LiberiaMi2901One of MS17 (Mi2893-2909 + label)2000Study of barometric pressure
NetherlandsB652 (Mi1381)One of book of 4 (B652a (B650-B651+2x B652)), with interior, also detail1990Synoptic code message from DeBilt, Netherlands: pressure (979.6 hPa) and pressure tendency (falling, then rising 3.0 hPa in past 3 hours)
NetherlandsB652 fdcStamp on FDC
NetherlandsB650-B652 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
United StatesNone(Red printed) cachet on cover1950"pressure" (in text)
United States4524p (Mi?)One of MS16 (4524 (a-p))2011(tire, or compressed air) "pressure" (in text)

1Pressure units in millibars (mb) and hectopascals (hPa) are equivalent in value, the first is old-metric and the second is SI (modern metric system).


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