fog

Fog, mist,
and haze


Below is a checklist of Fog, mist, and haze 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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Below is a list of Fog, mist, and haze on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Fog, mist, and haze
Aland (Finland)385 (Mi?)2016Sea smoke (fog)
Aland (Finland)385 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Canada1066a fdc1 (Mi972-975 fdc1)Back of FDC (Canada Post cachet), also front1985"Many lighthouses ... have had fog detection devices and horns installed" (in French, "un système de cornes de brume et un équipement qui permet de détecter le brouillard")
Canada1066a fdc2 (Mi972-975 fdc2)Back of FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also front"blaring foghorns"
Canada2567fFrom MS9 (2567 (a-i))2012The 1962 Grey Cup final took place in Toronto. It was suspended with about 9 minutes left to play because of dense fog that rolled in from Lake Ontario, and was completed the following day. The game is known to Canadians as "The Fog Bowl".
Canada2573Self-adhesive, from booklet pane of 10 (2573a (10x 2573)) (BL504), with booklet front and back
Canada2573 fdcSelf-adhesive stamp and cachet on FDC, also back
Canada2573 cardPostal card, also back
Canada2745 fdc(Canada Post) back of FDC also front2014"on a foggy night on the St. Lawrence River, just east of Rimouski, Québec, the coal ship SS Storstad collided with the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Empress of Ireland"
Canada2746Stamp on SS1The SS Storstad approaching the Empress of Ireland in the fog just before the collision on 29 May, 1914; "thick fog rolled in and the Empress was struck by the SS Storstad" (in text on the FDC back)
Canada2746 fdcStamp and (Canada Post) cachet on FDC, also back
CanadaKM-unknown$20 dollar coin2014The Empress of Ireland and the SS Storstad approaching each other in the fog
Canada2838dFrom MS5 (2838 (a-e + label))2015
Canada2838 fdcMS5 on FDC, also back
Canada2838 sheetPress sheet (containing 6x MS5)
Canada2841Two of self-adhesive booklet of 10 (2843a (2x (2839-2843))) with cover
China (Taiwan)Unknown (Mi?)2018
China (People's Republic)4126 (Mi?)Strip of 3 (4126 (a-c)) from MS12 (4126d (4x (a-c)))2013Fog in valleys and low areas
China (People's Republic)4127 (BL?)SS1
China (People's Republic)3846A_ms label4 (Mi?_ms label4)Label4 from MS8 (8x 3846A + 4 labels)2018
CroatiaUnknown (Mi?)2020
Finland1445c (Mi2264)One of MS5 (1445 (a-e)) (BL79, Mi2262-2266)2013
Finland1445 fdcMS5 on FDC
Finland1511 (Mi?)One of strip of 2 (1512a (1511-1512))2016
FranceUnknown (Mi?)2018Church in background partially hidden by fog
GibraltarUnknown1 (Mi?)One of MS6 (6x unknown1), or one of MS6 (a-f)2018
GibraltarUnknown fdc1MS6 on FDC
GibraltarUnknown fdc2MS6 on FDC (different)
Great Britain2244e (Mi?)One of MS6 (2244 (a-f))2004
Great Britain2249 (Mi?)Self-adhesive
Great Britain2245-2250 fdcOne of six self-adhesive stamps on FDC
Great Britain2245-2250 packPresentation pack
Greenland620a label (Mi613 label)Label from MS8 (620a (8x 620 + label))2012Thin fog layer in the distance, in a line at the base of the glacier face and extending to the right
Greenland621 (Mi614)Stamps from MS8 (621a (8x 621 + label))
Greenland620-621 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Greenland623 (Mi616)Self-adhesive, from booklet pane of 12 (623a (6x (622-623))) with booklet front
Hong KongUnknown (Mi?)2016
Hong KongUnknown ms (Mi?)On stamp 'c' of MS12 (a-l)
Hong KongUnknown bkOn stamp 'c' of self-adhesive booklet of 12 (a-l)
Iceland1436 (Mi1527)From MS10 (1436a (10x 1436))2017Sea smoke (fog)
Iceland1436-1437 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Japan759 (Mi794)1962
Japan938 (Mi980)1967Hazy mountains in the distance
Japan986 (Mi1035)1969
Japan986 maxiMaxicard
Japan1041 (Mi1088)1970Hazy mountains in the distance
Japan1041 maxiMaxicard
Japan1111 (Mi1145)1972Fog lifting to stratus in the mountains
Japan1111 maxiMaxicard
Maldive IslandsUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016Boston lighthouse "fog signal cannon"
Maldive IslandsUnknown (Mi?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12017Top Kahne Mosque, Constantinople, painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1884
Mexico2403 (Mi?)2005"bosques de niebla" (literally, "fog forests", but the usual English term is "cloud forests")
Netherlands1212a (Mi2294)One of self-adhesive MS10 (1212 (a-j))2006Cow in the rising evening mist (in Dutch text), painting by Ed van der Elksen, 1975
Norway1681 (Mi1788)From booklet of 10 (5x (1681-1682)) (Mi1788-1789)2012Kavringen lighthouse in fog
Norway1682 (Mi1789)Medfjordbåen lighthouse in fog
Norway1681-1682 fdcTwo stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
PolandNonePostal card2012
Russia (USSR)5469 (Mi?)From MS8 (5469a (8x 5469))1986The Return Journey (in Cyrillic text), painting by A. E. Arkhipov, 1896; (depicts a hazy background horizon and sky)
Russia (USSR)5641 (Mi5802)From MS25 (5641a (25x 5641))1988"Hedgehog in fog" (in Cyrillic text)
St. Pierre and Miquelon809 (Mi?)2005"Atmosphère de brume" (misty conditions)
St. Pierre and Miquelon842 (Mi?)2007"La brume de capelan" (a late-spring sea fog, which in the lore of St. Pierre and Miquelon and of Acadian Canada presages the arrival of schools of capelin)
St. Pierre and Miquelon961a (Mi?)From strip of 2 (961 (a-b))2012"Le Béothuk [painting] par Dirk Verdoorn" (with a fog bank in the background)
St. Pierre and Miquelon961b (Mi?)"Esprit du Barachois [painting] par François Bellec" (the village in the background is shrouded in fog)
United States1919 fdc (Mi1488 fdc)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back1981"Unaffected by the haze of Earth's atmosphere, an orbiting telescope [HST in this case] views space with unequaled clarity"
United States
United States
1919 fdc
3409a fdc
(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back1981
2000
"Unaffected by the haze of Earth's atmosphere, an orbiting telescope [HST in this case] views space with unequaled clarity"
United States3236j (Mi?)
3236j back
One of MS20 (3236 (a-t))1998The Fog Warning, painting by Winslow Homer
United States3236j fdc1Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also back
United States3236j fdc2Stamp on FDC (Ranto/1207 postal bulletin) cachet and extra 1207 stamp), also back
United States3236j fdc3Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States3236j fdc4Stamp and (Colorano silk) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States3236d-e+3236i-j fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Dynamite cachet)
United StatesC138 (Mi?)From MS20 (C138d (20x C138))2001
United StatesC138b (Mi?)C138 re-issued (in 2005)
United StatesC138 fdc1Stamp and (William) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United StatesC138 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United StatesC138 fdc3Stamp on FDC (HF cachet)
United StatesC138 fdc4Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesC138 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Pugh Cachets) cachet
United StatesC138 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United StatesSP1408(USPS) souvenir page (C138)
United States4053 fdc1 (Mi4098 fdc1)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front2006"Fog particles freeze" to form rime ice "due to the high winds and sub-freezing temperatures"
United States4053 fdc2 (Mi4098 fdc2)(Mystic Stamp Co.) back of FDC, also front"The summit shimmers under a coating of rime ice. This feathery type of ice is formed as the supercooled water droplets in fog freeze as they hit the windward side of structures"
United StatesC140 (Mi?)From MS20 (C140b (20x C140))2006Haze in the Great Smoky Mountains; "dense vegetation exudes so much water vapor that it cloaks the chain of peaks in a dramatic mist. The fading light of the setting sun heightens the blue color of this perpetual haze" (in souvenir page text)
United StatesC140 fdc1Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesC140 fdc2Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United StatesC140 maxicardMaxicard
United StatesSP1596(USPS) souvenir page (C140)
United StatesC141 (Mi?)From MS20 (C141a (20x C141))2006
United StatesSP1597(USPS) souvenir page (C141)
United StatesC142 (Mi?)From MS20 (C142a (20x C142))2007
United StatesC142 fdc1Stamp on FDC (WII cachet)
United StatesC142 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Glen Cachet cachet)
United StatesC142 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Graebner Chapter cachet, standard cancel)
United StatesC142 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Graebner Chapter cachet, special cancel)
United StatesSP1642(USPS) souvenir page (C142)
United StatesC144 (Mi?)From MS20 (C144a (20x C144))2008
United StatesC144 fdc1Stamp and (Bullfrog) cachet on FDC
United StatesC144 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United StatesC144 fdc3Stamp on FDC (3D-LAZ cachet), also back
United StatesSP1681(USPS) souvenir page (C144)
United StatesC147 (Mi?)From MS20 (C147a (20x C147))2009
United StatesC147 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Pugh Cachets cachet), also insert
United StatesC147 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United StatesSP1738(USPS) souvenir page (C147)
United StatesC148 (Mi?)From MS20 (C148a (20x C148))2011
United StatesSP1789(USPS) souvenir page (C148)
United States4710d (Mi4886)One of MS15 (4710 (a-o)), also back; also no die cuts and press sheet2012"Butte in early morning fog"
United States4710d fdc1Stamp (?) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States4710d fdc2Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States4710d fdc3Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States4710d fdc4Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United States4710d fdc5Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4710d fdc6Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States4710c fdc(Coverscape) cachet (partial reproduction of 4710d) on FDC
United States4710 cardTop card for pack of 100 (4710), also detail
United States4710 card2Top card for pack of 25 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 card3Top card for pack of 10 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 fdcMS15 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesSP1861(USPS) souvenir page (4710), also back
United StatesCP908 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (4710), also page2
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2018"Fog" (in the warm sector near the US east coast in the weather map)
United States5298q (Mi5514)One of MS20 (5298 (a-t)) (Mi5498-5517)2018Hazy coastline mountains


Below is a list of Fog, mist, and haze on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Fog, mist, and haze
United States1989-08-08Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on STS-28R launch and SDS-2-1 deployment cover"hazy morning sky"


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