ozone destruction

Ozone (O3)
(including World Ozone Day,
Vienna Convention,
and Montréal Protocol)


Below are checklists of Ozone and ozone-related events 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.

See the Weather balloons page for ozonesonde (ozone sounding balloon) items.

See also the Ozone-monitoring satellites (and instruments) page.

See also the following Contributors to Meteorology involved with the study of ozone:

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)
Ozone (O3) Ozone (O3)
World Ozone Day (IDPOL)1 (annually: 16 September)
Summary (by year of issue and IDPOL ordinal number)
Vienna Convention4 (1985)
Montréal Protocol2 (1987)


Below is a list of Ozone and ozone-related events on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Ozone
AntarcticaP6$100. (banknote), also back1996"Stop ozone depletion"; map of the Antarctic ozone hole; "Dobson units" (for ozone measurement); ozone measured by Nimbus-7
AntarcticaP13$100. (banknote), also back2001Ozone measured by Nimbus-7
AntarcticaP13s$100. (banknote) overprinted "specimen", also back2009
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover1988Map of Antarctic ozone hole; first ozone sounding at Vicecomodoro Marambio Meteorological Station
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover1992Inauguration of ozone measuring station at Belgrano 2 Base
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover1992Belgrano 2 ozone measuring station; map of Antarctic ozone hole
ArgentinaNone(Purple) cachet on cover, or in more detail in this black version1993Vicecomodoro Marambio station: ozone measurements and other atmospheric studies
ArgentinaNoneCachet on cover1994"O3" on GAW logo
Argentina1989 (Mi2400)1998"Cuidemos nuestro ozono"
Argentina1989 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC
Argentina1989 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
ArgentinaNoneCancel and cachet on FDC for 1989 (stamp missing)1998"Cuidemos nuestro ozono"
Argentina2520 (BL105)MS2 (2520 (a-b))2009Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Argentina2520 fdcMS2 on FDC
Aruba347b (Mi?)One of MS4 (347 (a-d)), also detail2009Antarctic ozone hole
Aruba347 fdcMS4 on FDC
AustriaNonePhonecard, also back199?Ozone hole
Belarus210 (Mi223)One of strip of 2 (210a (209-210 + label)) (Mi222-223)1997Protect the ozone layer
British Antarctic Territory176 (Mi177)1991Ozonesonde "balloon launch at Halley IV"
British Antarctic Territory177 (Mi178)Dobson spectrophotometer
British Antarctic Territory178 (Mi179)Antarctic ozone hole
British Antarctic Territory179 (Mi180)"chemical studies in the ozone layer" (in text), by aircraft
British Antarctic Territory176-179 fdcFour stamps and cachet on FDC, also insert and insert back(As above for stamps); "ozone hole" (in text)
British Antarctic Territory198-201 fdc insert backPage 2 of insert from FDC, also front, also insert1992"Antarctic ozone hole"; "ozone is being destroyed because of the release of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)"
British Antarctic TerritoryB1-B4 fdcInsert back from FDC, also insert front and cover front1994"ozone depletion"
British Antarctic Territory283 (Mi296)1999British Antarctic Survey discovery: Antarctic ozone hole
British Antarctic Territory487 (Mi?)2015"Antarctic ozone hole, discovered 1985"
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Muslim Govt.)602 (Mi?)2007Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Burundi1113 (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2012"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text in upper margin); maps of ozone hole above Antarctica (in 'a' and 'd'); "Release of ozonesonde balloons at the South Pole" (in French text in 'b'); also in French text in 'b': "The loss of stratospheric clouds above Antarctica is a symptom of ozone destruction"
Burundi1113a ss (BL?)SS1 (1113a)"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text in upper margin); map of ozone hole above Antarctica (in stamp); symbolic ozone chemistry, with Cl, N, and O (in margin)
Burundi1113b ss (BL?)SS1 (1113b)"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text in upper margin); "The loss of stratospheric clouds above Antarctica is a symptom of ozone destruction" and "Release of ozonesonde balloons at the South Pole" (in French text in stamp)
Burundi1113c ss (BL?)SS1 (1113c)"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text in upper margin); "Antarctic research station" (in French text in stamp, possibly Halley station)
Burundi1113d ss (BL?)SS1 (1113d)"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text in upper margin); map of ozone hole above Antarctica (in stamp)
Burundi1133 (BL?)SS1"Antarctic ozone destruction" (in French text); symbolic ozone chemistry involving Cl, O, and N in a "model of the release of chlorine from reservoirs of Antarctic gases" (in French text); symbolic ozone hole (on stamp)
Canada1442a fdc (Mi1323-1324 fdc)(Canada Post Corp.) back of FDC, also front1992"ozone layer" (in text)
Canada2326-2327 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Lowe Martin) back of FDC, also front2009"ozone" (in text)
Central African RepublicBL1045SS12013"Measurements made at Halley Station led to the discovery of the ozone hole in 1985" (in French text)
Central African RepublicBL1045 fdcSS1 on FDC
Chad765 (Mi1667)1998Protect the ozone layer: ozone emblem
Chad766 (Mi1668)Protect the ozone layer: ozone emblem
Chad767 (Mi1669)Protect the ozone layer: ozone emblem
Chad768 (Mi1670)Protect the ozone layer: ozone emblem
Chad810 (Mi?)In (lower-right) margin of MS9 (810 (a-i))1999(partial) Drawing of Antarctic ozone hole
Chile897 (Mi1391)One of strip of 5 (901a (897-901))1990(Red) aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Chile901bBooklet pane of 10 (2x (897-901)), with booklet cover
Chile902 (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (906a (902-906)), inscribed "D.S.20"
Chile906bBooklet pane of 10 (2x (902-906)), with booklet cover
Chile974 (Mi1466)One of strip of 2 (975a (974-975))1991Antarctic ozone hole
Chile975a fdcStrip of 2 on FDC, also back
Chile988 (Mi1480)One of strip of 5 (992a (988-992))1992(Yellow) aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Chile992bBooklet pane of 10 (2x (988-992)), with booklet cover
Chile993 (Mi1485)One of strip of 5 (997a (993-997)), inscribed "D.S.20"(Orange) aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Chile997bBooklet pane of 10 (2x (993-997)), with booklet cover
Chile1165c (Mi?)One of MS10 (1165 (a-j))1996Sunscreen; don't get a sunburn
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2002"too much UV can lead to cataracts, and too much UV-B can cause skin cancer and weaken the immune system"
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2002Mend the ozone hole; "Ozone hole has been as large as 24 million sq km" (translated from the Chinese)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2007(Antarctic) ozone hole symbolized as the pupil of an eye; protect the ozone layer
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL583)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2010"Les Ravages du Changement de Climat" and "le Trou dans l'Ozone"
CroatiaNoneOne of two cancels2003Drawing of ozone molecule (O3); also O2 (in text)
Cuba3391 (Mi3556)1992Antarctic ozone hole; values in Dobson units
Cuba3390-3391 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
CyprusNonePhonecard2005Symbolic ozone layer protecting the globe
Dominican Republic1412 (Mi?)2005Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
France2284 cover (Mi? cover)(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1992Spectrometric measurements of ozone
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC115 (Mi277A)
iC115 (Mi277B)
One of strip of 2 (C116a (C115-C116 + label)), or five of MS10 (C116b (5x 166a (115-116)))
One of imperforate strip of 2 (iC116a (iC115-iC116 + label))
1991Antarctic ozone hole; probable Brewer spectrophotometer for ground-based ozone measurements; also ozonesonde balloon
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC115 fdcStamp on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC116a fdc1One of strip of 2 and cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC116a fdc2One of strip of 2 and cachet (different) on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC116a fdc3One of strip of 2 and cachet (different) on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC116a fdc4One of strip of 2 on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC116a scSouvenir card
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Black printed) cachet on cover1996"Terre Adélie - Ozone"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Pale red-violet) cachet on cover1997Study of the ozone layer
French Southern and Antarctic Territories218 cover (Mi? cover)Cachet (same, except black) on cover1997Study of the ozone layer
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover2007O3; Antarctic ozone soundings [by balloon] (in French text)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2008"Lidar, Ozone, Aerosols"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet (same) on postcard2008"Lidar, Ozone, Aerosols"
Germany (West)NoneCachet on cover1987Ozone
Germany1884 fdc (Mi1785 fdc)(ETABO) cachet on FDC1995Antarctic ozone hole
Ghana2143 (Mi3035)1999UV effect on aquatic life
Ghana2144 (Mi3036)(Symbolic) ozone layer
Ghana2145 (Mi3037)UV effect on Earth
Ghana2146 (Mi3038)(Symbolic) blocking of UV rays
Ghana2147 (Mi3039)CFC uses: be "ozone friendly"
Great Britain1464 (Mi1415)1992Child's drawing of ozone layer; Save the Ozone Layer (on meter)
Great Britain1464 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1463-1466 fdc1One of four stamps and meter on FDC
Great Britain1463-1466 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (different cancel)
Great Britain1463-1466 fdc3One of four stamps and cachet on FDCChild's drawing of ozone layer; Protect the Ozone Layer (in cachet)
Greece2056a cover (Mi? cover)Cancel and cachet on cover2004International Ozone Commission (IOC): Quadrennial Ozone Symposium
GreenlandNoneCachet on cover1996European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment (EASOE)
GreenlandNoneCachet on cover1992"ozone observation and analysis" (in Danish text)
Grenada Grenadines1293 (Mi1414)1991Use natural coolers
Grenada Grenadines1298 (BL215?)SS1Protect ozone layer, plant more trees
Jordan1554 (Mi1606)1997Protect ozone layer; hand symbol
Jordan1554 fdcStamp on FDC
Kazakhstan283b (Mi269)One of MS3 (283 (a-c))1999Protect the ozone layer
Kiribati731 (Mi790)1998Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Kiribati731 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Kiribati731-734 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Kuwait1369 (Mi1519)1997Protect ozone layer; hand symbol
Kuwait1370 (Mi1520)
Kuwait1371 (Mi1521)
Kuwait1369-1371 fdc1Three stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Kuwait1369-1371 fdc2Three stamps and cancel (same) on FDC
Maldive Islands1444 (Mi1533?)SS11990"Freon"; greenhouse effect
Mexico2060 (Mi2663)1997Molina's ozone depletion equation
Mexico2060 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Mexico2550 (Mi?)Pair (2550 a-b))2007Ozone
Mozambique1293 (Mi1386)1997Protect the ozone layer
Netherlands766 (Mi1396)1991Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
NetherlandsNoneCinderella2013"Paul J. Crutzen - Ozone"; "Ozone Layer"; "UV-A" and "UV-B" radiation
New ZealandNonePrivate post printed stamp on stamped envelope1983"Save our ozone"
New ZealandNoneCancel on cover1990Air chemistry: aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
New ZealandNoneCachet on cover1990"National Ozone Expedition II"
New ZealandNoneCinderella200?Save our ozone
New ZealandB217 (Mi?)2015"Sunsmart" - "Slip" on a shirt, and into some shade (to protect from harmful solar UV-B radiation)
New ZealandB218 (Mi?)"Sunsmart" - "Slop" on some sunscreen, minimum "SPF-30" (to protect from harmful solar UV-B radiation)
New ZealandB219 (Mi?)"Sunsmart" - "Slap" on a hat (to protect from harmful solar UV-B radiation)
New ZealandB220 (Mi?)Heat-sensitive MS4 (B217a+B218a+B219a+B220a), different perforations(As above and below for stamps)
New ZealandB220 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
New ZealandB221Self-adhesive, same design as B220a"Sunsmart" - "Wrap" on some sunglasses (to protect from harmful solar UV-B radiation)
New ZealandB217a+B218a+B219a+B220a fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
Norway1260 (Mi1354)2000Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Norway1570a (Mi1676)One of MS2 (1570 (a-b)) (BL37, Mi1676-1677)2009The Earth and a depiction of the ozone layer lighting up under UV light
Panama794 (Mi1727)One of tête-bêche pair (794a (2x 794))1992Save the ozone layer; Antarctic ozone hole
Philippines3328 (Mi4414-4415)Strip of 2 (3328 (a-b))2010Protect the ozone layer; hand symbol
Philippines3328 specimenStrip of 2 overprinted "specimen"
Philippines3328 fdc1Strip of 2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Philippines3328 fdc2Strip of 2 and cancel (same) and cachet (same) on FDC (different 'ozone' address)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-right) margin of MS92006Antarctic ozone hole
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc1MS9 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc2MS9 on FDC (different)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc3MS9 on FDC (different)
San Marino1746 (Mi?)2008Symbolic UV effect on humans
San Marino1746 bpBooklet pane of 4 (4x 1476)
San Marino1745-1748 fdcOne of four stamps and cancel on FDC
San Marino1746-1747 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel on FDC
South Georgia375 (Mi?)MS2 (375 (a-b))2009Antarctic ozone hole; values in Dobson units
South Georgia375a-b fdcTwo stamps on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"For their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone" (in Spanish text), Paul J. Crutzen, Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland won the 1995 Nobel prize in physics
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)"For their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone", Paul J. Crutzen, Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland won the 1995 Nobel prize in physics
Switzerland1060 (Mi1697)1999O3 formula
Switzerland1060 fdcStamp on FDC
Thailand2362 (Mi?)2008Aerosol spray can (ozone destruction)
Thailand2365 (Mi?)Symbolic ozone hole
Thailand2362-2365 fdc1Two of four stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
Thailand2362-2365 fdc2Two of four stamps on FDC (different)
Thailand2362-2365 cpTwo stamps in commemorative panel of 4 (2362-2365)
TogoUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2011 O3; Volcanoes, the destruction of ozone and the effects of ozone damage on orchids
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Tonga737 (Mi1121)1990"Ice caps in danger as holes in the ozone layer grow"
Tonga737 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tonga737 mono-proofMonochrome proof
Tonga737 plate-proof1Imperforate plate proof
Tonga737 plate-proof2Imperforate plate proof (different)
Tonga737 proof1Specimen and progressive proof, color 1
Tonga737 proof2Specimen and progressive proof, color 2
Tonga737 proof3Specimen and progressive proof, color 3
Tonga737 proof4Specimen and progressive proof, colors 1 and 2
Tonga737 proof5Specimen and progressive proof, final colors 1, 2 and 3
TurkeyUnknown ms (Mi?)MS32016(Protect the) "Ozone layer"; also symbolic O3 molecule (on stamp 'a')
TurkeyUnknown fdcMS3 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)243a (Mi239-242)Strip of 4 (240-243), from MS24 (243b (6x (240-243)))1993Symbolic strong solar and UV radiation reaching Earth
United Nations (Geneva)243a fdc1Strip of 4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)243a fdc2Strip of 4 on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)243a maxiMaxicard
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
636a fdc1
243a fdc1
159a fdc1
One of 3 strips of 4 on FDC (636a+243a+159a)1993Symbolic strong solar and UV radiation reaching Earth
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
636a fdc2
243a fdc2
159a fdc2
One of 3 strips of 4 and cachet on FDC (636a+243a+159a)
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
636a folder
243a folder
159a folder
One of 3 strips of 4 on FDC folder, also folder cover
United StatesNoneCancel on cover1898Ozone Park NY (post office)
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover1912"ozone...belt" (in text)
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover1916"ozone-belt" (in text)
United StatesNoneCancel1918Ozone ID (post office)
United StatesNoneCancel and cachet (return address) on cover1937Ozone TN (post office)
United StatesNoneCancel and cachet (return address) on cover1943Ozone TN (post office)
United StatesNoneMeter1952Sunburn
United StatesNoneAddress on cover1968South Ozone Park NY (post office)
United StatesNoneBackstamp1968South Ozone Park Station, Jamaica NY (post office)
United StatesNoneCancel1971Ozone TN (post office)
United States1915 fdc (Mi1484 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1981"Main object: to measure affect (sic) of Sun's ultraviolet radiation on Earth's ozone layer" (in text)
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1986"National OZone Expedition" (NOZE)
United StatesNoneCachet (different) on postal card1986"National OZone Expedition - NOZE'86"
United StatesNoneBackstamp1987Ozone Park NY (post office)
United States2169 precancelPrecancel on stamp1987Ozone AR (post office)
United States2220+2222 cover (Mi? cover)Cachet on cover1987"National OZone Expedition II"
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1987"National OZone Expedition II"
United StatesNoneCancel1994"Ozone alert station"
United States2952 fdc (Mi? fdc)(CG) cachet on FDC1995"Where'd the Ozone Go?" and symbolic representation of ozone depletion over the Antarctic
United StatesNoneCancel1998Ozone AR (post office)
United StatesNoneCancel on cover2008"focus on ozone pollution"
Uzbekistan329 (Mi451)2002Protect the ozone layer
YugoslaviaNoneCachet on WMD cover1991"Ozone" (in text)
World Ozone Day1 (IDPOL, annually: 16 September)
ArgentinaNoneMeter1999(5th) World Ozone Day
Bangladesh805 (Mi1108)2012(18th) World Ozone Day
Bangladesh805 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Bangladesh819 (Mi1139)2013(19th) World Ozone Day
Bangladesh819 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Brazil2761 (Mi3056)2000(6th) World Ozone Day
Brazil2761 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Colombia1250 (Mi2388)From MS6 (1250a (6x 1250))2005(11th) World Ozone Day
Colombia1250 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC, also back
Croatia408 (Mi523)From MS12 (408a (12x 408))1999(5th) World Ozone Day
Croatia408 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Croatia408 folderFDC folder
Cuba4782 (Mi?)
i4782

Imperforate
2007(13th) World Ozone Day
Cuba4782 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Egypt1595 (Mi1848)1995(1st) World Ozone Day
Egypt1595 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Egypt1596 (Mi1849)
Egypt1596 varMissing red color
Egypt1595-1596 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Egypt1595-1596 folderFolder
Egypt1597 (Mi1850)
Egypt1597 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Egypt1622 (Mi1878)19962nd World Ozone Day
Egypt1622 varShifted circles
Egypt1623 (Mi1879)
Egypt1622-1623 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Egypt1824 (Mi2098)2002(8th) World Ozone Day
Egypt1824 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC
Egypt1824 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
Egypt1824 folderFolder, also inside
IndiaNoneSpecial commemorative envelope and cancel20017th World Ozone Day
IndiaNoneSpecial commemorative envelope and cancel20028th World Ozone Day
IndiaNoneSpecial commemorative envelope and cancel200410th World Ozone Day
IndiaNoneSpecial commemorative envelope and cancel, also insert2006(12th) World Ozone Day
IndiaNoneSpecial commemorative envelope and cancel2006(12th) World Ozone Day
Maldive Islands2953 (Mi?)MS4 (2953 (a-d))2008(14th) World Ozone Day
Mexico2015 (Mi2617)1996(2nd) World Ozone Day
Mexico2015 scSouvenir card
Mexico2015 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Oman StateNoneCancel1998(4th) World Ozone Day
Russia6415 (Mi621)1997(3rd) World Ozone Day
Russia6415 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Salvador (El)1464 (Mi2060)1997(3rd) World Ozone Day
Saudi Arabia1265 (Mi1286)1997Protect our Earth - Save the Ozone Layer
Saudi Arabia1266 (Mi1287)
Serbia400 (Mi216)From MS8 (400a (8x 400 + label))2007(13th) World Ozone Day
Serbia400 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
SlovakiaNoneCachet on stamped envelope1997(3rd) World Ozone Day
Sri Lanka1763 (Mi1805)2010(16th) World Ozone Day
Sri Lanka1763 fdcDate of cancel on FDC
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover201420th World Ozone Day; Antarctic ozone hole; aerosol spray can (ozone destruction); "Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer"; "Dobsonmeter" (Dobson spectrophotometer)
Vienna Convention4 (1985)
MyanmarUnknown ss (BL1)SS1 (Mi393)2010O3; "25th Anniversary of [the] Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer"
MyanmarUnknown maxiMaxicard (of stamp only)
MyanmarUnknown ss (BL?)Pane of 3 SS1
MyanmarUnknown ss fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back
Sri Lanka1763 (Mi1805)201025th anniv. Vienna Convention
Sri Lanka1763 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Montréal Protocol2 (1987)
Bahrain497 (Mi646)199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Bahrain498 (Mi647)
Bahrain499 (Mi648)
Bahrain500 (Mi649)
Bahrain497-500 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC, also insert
Bangladesh805 (Mi1108)201225th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Bangladesh805 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Czech RepublicNonePostal card199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Czech RepublicNonePostal card200416th meeting of Parties to Montréal Protocol3
Egypt1652 (Mi1918)199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Egypt1653 (Mi1919)
Egypt1652-1653 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
GreeceNoneCancel on cover200720th anniv. Montréal Protocol
GreeceNoneCancel on postcard, also back200720th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Iran2710 (Mi2731)199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
KenyaUnknown5 (Mi?)From strip of 3 (4-6)201225th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Mexico3074 (Mi?)201730th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Mexico3074 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Pakistan882 (Mi993)From MS28 (882a (28x 882))199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Pakistan882 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Pakistan882 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC
Pakistan882 scSouvenir card
Pakistan882 essayUnlisted essay
Peru1156 (Mi1598)199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Peru1156 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
St. Vincent2488 (Mi4084)199710th anniv. Montréal Protocol
Sri Lanka1349 (Mi1308)200113th meeting of Parties to Montréal Protocol3
Trinidad and Tobago827 (Mi?)SS1200720th anniv. Montréal Protocol
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2014"Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer"; 20th World Ozone Day; Antarctic ozone hole; aerosol spray can (ozone destruction); "Dobsonmeter" (Dobson spectrophotometer)

1World Ozone Day: the official United Nations name is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (IDPOL); annually, starting 16 September 1995. World Ozone Day ordinal numbers given in parentheses are not specifically noted on items, but are based on year of issue.
2The Montréal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on 16 September 1987 and entered into force on 1 January 1989.
3The Meetings of the Parties to the Montréal Protocol have taken place annually since the first one in 1989
4The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was a multilateral agreement on a framework for international efforts to protect the ozone layer. It was signed at the Vienna Conference in 1985 and came into effect in 1988. It did not, however, include legally binding reductions in the use of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons, the chemicals that caused ozone depletion). Those reductions were agreed to in the subsequent Montréal Protocol, which came into effect in 1989.


The table below is a Summary (by year of issue and World Ozone Day (IDPOL) ordinal number) of the postal items in the World Ozone Day table above. Included are the number of countries issuing World Ozone Day items, as well as the number of items that were issued. IDPOL themes are also provided. This summary is also available in spreadsheet form.

Year of IssueIDPOL Ordinal NumberNumber ofIDPOL Theme
CountriesItems
19951st28Saving the Ozone Layer - Every Action Counts1
19962nd27?
19973rd46?
19984th11?
19995th13?
20006th12?
20017th11?
20028th25Save O3ur Sky: Protect yourself; Protect the ozone layer
20039th00Save O3ur Sky: There is a hole lot more to do for our children
200410th11Save O3ur Sky: Ozone friendly planet, our target
200511th12Act ozone friendly - Stay Sun safe
200612th12Protect the ozone layer, save life on Earth
200713th24Celebrating 20 years of progress in 2007
200814th11Montréal Protocol - Global partnership for global benefits
200915th00Universal Participation: Ozone protection unifies the world
201016th12Ozone layer protection: Governance and compliance at their best
201117th00HCFC phase-out: A unique opportunity
201218th12Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come
201319th11A healthy atmosphere, the future we want
201420th11Ozone layer protection: The mission goes on
201521st00Ozone: All there is between you and UV
201622nd00Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united
201723rd00Caring for all life under the sun
201824th00'Keep cool and carry on: The Montreal Protocol
201925th00??
Total:
17 out of 25 years
Total:
18 countries
49 items

1A film entitled "Saving the Ozone Layer - Every Action Counts" was produced and distributed to over 100 developing countries in 1995. Although there was apparently no official theme for the 1995 World Ozone Day, the title of the film expresses an idea that can be taken as the theme for that year.


Below is a list of Ozone and ozone-related events on satellite, rocket, and balloon launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Ozone
United States1962-04-05Wallops Island VA (machine cancel)(Swanson magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"Ozone cloud" (in text; refers to the release of ozone into the upper atmosphere)
United States1962-04-05Wallops Island VA (hand cancel)(Swanson green and purple rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on (sub-orbital) rocket launch (airmail) cover
United States1964-03-27Wallops Island VA(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on Ariel-2 launch cover"Ozone distribution"
United States1964-03-27Wallops Island VA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from Ariel-2 launch cover, also front"the atmospheric ozone experiment measures the vertical distribution of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere"
United States1969-04-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from Nimbus-3 and SECOR-13 launch cover, also coverozone measurement
United States1969-04-13Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from Nimbus-3 and SECOR-13 launch cover, also cover
United States1970-04-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on Nimbus-4 launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1970-05-27Glenelg SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1970-07-14Glenelg SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-02-03Woomera SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-06-22Woomera SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-06-23Woomera SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-10-12Woomera SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-11-25Woomera SA(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1971-11-25Woomera SA(Printed) cachet (and signature) on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover
United States1973-12-16Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on Explorer-51 launch cover"Investigate the photochemical processes accompanying the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation in the Earth's atmosphere"
French Guiana1974-03-22Kourou(CPK) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverNASA Campaign
Japan1975-01-17Uchinoura(JapanCover no.47) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverozone measurement
Australia1975-03-20Sydney Philatelic Sales Centre(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1975-04-04Sydney Philatelic Sales Centre(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
Australia1975-04-24Sydney Philatelic Sales Centre(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"ozone" (in text)
United States1975-07-18Palestine TX(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on stratospheric balloon launch cover"ozone" (in text)
United States1975-10-06Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on Explorer-54 launch cover"Investigate the photochemical processes accompanying the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation in the Earth's atmosphere"
United States1975-11-19Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on Explorer-55 launch cover"Investigate the photochemical processes accompanying the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation in the Earth's atmosphere"
United States1975-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on Explorer-55 launch cover"To study the Earth's protective ozone layer" (in text)
United States1975-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on Explorer-55 launch cover
United States1975-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on Explorer-55 launch covervarious references to ozone (in text)
United States1975-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Explorer-55 launch covervarious references to ozone
Japan1976-09-18Uchinoura(JapanCover no.73) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverionospheric ozone mission
Japan1977-09-15Uchinoura(JapanCover no.87) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverozone measurement
United States1977-09-29WSMR, NM(Boudwin? blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"measure vertical atmospheric [profile of] ozone in Chappuis bands"
United States1979-02-18Wallops Island VA(Space Voyage) cachet on Explorer-60 launch cover"to obtain data on aerosols and ozone in the stratosphere" (in text)
United States1979-02-241Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.9) cachet on Solwind launch cover"solar flare ozone detectors" (in text)
United States1979-02-24Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.9) cachet on Solwind launch cover
United States1980-05-29Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-B launch cover"ozone" (in text)
United States1980-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on NOAA-B launch cover
United States1980-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Boudwin? breen and black rubber-stamp) cachet on NOAA-B launch cover"ozone" (in text)
United States1981-10-06Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) insert from Explorer-64 and OSCAR-9 launch cover, also frontSeveral references to ozone, as part of the Solar Mesosphere Explorer mission
United States1991-09-14Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on STS-48 and UARS deployment cover"Data ... will enable scientists to study ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere"
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FLInsert from STS-45 launch cover, also (Mission patch) front"The colors of the setting Sun, measured by sensitive instruments [of ATLAS2-1], provide detailed information about ozone"
United States1993-04-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Burton) cachet on STS-56 and SPARTAN-201-F5 launch cover"ATLAS2-2 will gather data on [the] relationship between [the] Sun's energy output and Earth's middle atmospheric chemical makeup and how these factors affect Earth's ozone level"
United States1994-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(ATLAS2 patch) cachet on STS-66 and CRISTA-SPAS-1 launch coverdepiction of the Antarctic ozone hole
United States1997-08-01Wallops Island VA(DuBeau black rubber-stamp) cachet on stratospheric balloon launch (airmail) cover"Ozone and atmospheric measurements"
United States2001-09-29Kodiak AK(Printed) cachet on STARSHINE-3 / OSCAR-43 coverto study "how the Earth's upper atmosphere reacts to fluctuations in the Sun's ultraviolet radiation during a sunspot cycle" (important in ozone studies)
United States2002-06-24Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(SCPS) insert from NOAA-17 launch cover, also front"ozone" (measurements)
United States2003-08-12Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on SciSat-1 launch cover"ozone" (in text)
United States2003-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on SORCE launch cover"atmospheric ozone and UV-B radiation" (in text)
United States2004-07-15Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on EOS-Aura launch cover"ozone" (in text); ozone map with Antarctic ozone hole
United States2004-07-15Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(SCP mission-patch sticker) cachet on EOS-Aura launch coverozone map with Antarctic ozone hole
United States2004-07-15Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Aura launch cover"ozone" (in text); ozone map with Antarctic ozone hole
United States2009-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on NOAA-19 launch cover back, also front"[NOAA-N Prime] measures...ozone distribution in the atmosphere and stratosphere"
United States2009-06-27Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) back of GOES-14 launch cover, also front"measuring ... ozone distribution"
United States2011-09-23Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on UARS re-entry coverstudied Earth's atmosphere, and "particularly the holes in the protective ozone layer"
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on S-NPP launch cover back, also frontOzone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) for "global ozone layer" measurements including how "ozone concentration varies with altitude", and research into "ozone pollution and depletion"

1This Solwind cover should have a 1979 "Feb" 24 cancel date, instead of 1979 "Mar" 24 as incorrectly given.
2ATLAS: Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science


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