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Standard/Uniform
Traffic/Highway
Signs
(and Markings)

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Below is a checklist of Standard/uniform traffic/highway signs (and markings) 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 author using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

Additional traffic/highway signs with metric-unit distances and speed limits can be found on the metric measurements page.

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Standard/uniform traffic/highway signs
Andorra (French)555 (Mi586)2002Triangular traffic sign, crosswalk markings
Argentina1330 (Mi1543)1981traffic safety: traffic light colors
Argentina1330 fdcStamp and (Círculo Filatélico de Liniers) cachet on FDC
Argentina1331 (Mi1544)traffic safety: red-circle 80 km/h speed limit sign
Argentina1331 fdc1Stamp and (Círculo Filatélico de Liniers black) cachet on FDC
Argentina1331 fdc2Stamp and (Círculo Filatélico de Liniers multi-color) cachet on FDC
Argentina1332 fdc(Círculo Filatélico de Liniers) cachet on FDCtraffic light
Argentina1333 fdc(Círculo Filatélico de Liniers) cachet on FDC
Argentina2440 (Mi?)2007Octagonal ('stop') traffic sign shape
Canada447 (Mi391)1966"Highway Safety" signs
Canada447 fdc1Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Canada447 fdc2Stamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada447 fdc3Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Canada447 fdc4Stamp and (Brooks) cachet on FDC
Canada447 fdc5Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
Canada447 fdc6Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Canada447 fdc7Stamp and (Chickering/Jackson) cachet on FDC
Canada447 fdc8Stamp and (Grover) cachet on FDC
Croatia972 (Mi?)2015(artistic) traffic signs, traffic light
Croatia972 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Croatia Post) cachet on FDC
Denmark599 fdc (Mi? fdc)(MN) cachet on FDC1977Triangular traffic signs
Egypt (UAR)692 (Mi823)1966Traffic light (on stamp and cachet); traffic signs (in cancel)
Egypt (UAR)692 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Germany (Berlin)9NB22 (Mi?)1960traffic light
Germany (East)821 (Mi1169)1966Traffic signs, traffic light (in cachet)
Germany (East)821-824 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)694 (Mi162)1953Traffic sign
Germany (West)694 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)700 (Mi169)1953Traffic signal (light ?)
Germany (West)919 (Mi468)1965Traffic signs, traffic light
Germany (West)919 fdcStamp and (FIDACOS) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1290 (Mi1004)1979Traffic sign
Germany (West)1290 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1398 (Mi1181)1983Traffic sign (in background)
Germany (West)1398 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Hermann E. Sieger cachet), also back
Germany1678 (Mi?)1991Traffic light; traffic sign (in cancel)
Germany1678 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Israel313+tab (Mi360+tab)Stamp and tab1966traffic safety: (publicity) road signs
Israel314+tab (Mi361+tab)Stamp and tab
Israel315+tab (Mi362+tab)Stamp and tab
Israel316+tab (Mi363+tab)Stamp and tab
Israel317+tab (Mi364+tab)Stamp and tab
Israel313-317+tabs fdcFive stamps and five tabs on FDC
Israel1167+tab (Mi?+tab)Stamp and tab1993Traffic safety: (artistic) traffic lights and traffic signs
Israel1168+tab (Mi?+tab)Stamp (with tab)
Israel1169+tab (Mi?+tab)Stamp and tab
Israel1167-1169+tabs fdcThree stamps and two tabs on FDC (Israel Post cachet)
Israel1308+tab (Mi1433+tab)Tab (with stamp)1997Road safety: (publicity) traffic signs
Israel1309+tab (Mi1432+tab)Tab (with stamp)
Israel1310+tab (Mi1434+tab)Tab (with stamp)
Israel1308-1210+tabs fdcThree tabs and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Israel Post cachet)
Israel1308 bkBooklet inside (5x (1308+tab)), also front and back
Israel1309 bkBooklet inside (5x (1309+tab)), also front and back
Israel1310 bkBooklet inside (5x (1310+tab)), also front and back
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 0012017Road safety: traffic light
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 101
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 220
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 300
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 450
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 636
IsraelNoneSeven ATM stamps from machine 714
IsraelNone fdcATM stamp from machine 001 and (pictorial) cancel and (Israel Post) cachet on FDC
Italy725 (Mi991)1957Traffic light (red on bottom)1
Japan910 (Mi966)1967Horizontal traffic light; traffic signs (on cancel and cachets)
Japan910 specimen (Mi966)Overprinted "specimen"
Japan910 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Ministry of Postal Services cachet)
Japan910 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC card
Japan910 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (NFC) cachet on FDC
Japan910 fdc4Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (JPS) cachet on FDC
Japan910 fdc5Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan910 fdc6Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC
Japan910 fdc7Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Japan Stamp Publicity Association) cachet on FDC, also back
Japan910 fdc8Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC card
Japan910 fdc9Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan910 fdc10Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Japan910 fdc11Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Japan910 maxiMaxicard
Japan989 fdc1 (Mi1038 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC (and text cancel), and back1969national traffic safety campaign: crossing street (no traffic signs on stamp)
Japan989 fdc2 (Mi1038 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel and (Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC
Japan989 fdc3 (Mi1038 fdc3)(Pictorial) cancel and (Ministry of Postal Services and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Japan989 fdc4 (Mi1038 fdc4)(Pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan989 fdc5 (Mi1038 fdc5)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (? cachet)
Korea (South)1584 fdc (Mi1630 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1990Triangular traffic signs
Korea (South)NoneCachet on postal card, also back2014Traffic signs
Korea (South)NoneCachet on postal card2017Traffic lights
Netherlands AntillesB122 (Mi263)1973Traffic signs
Netherlands AntillesB123 (Mi264)
Netherlands AntillesB124 (Mi265)
Netherlands AntillesB122-B124 fdcThree stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Netherlands New Guinea43 (Mi73)1962Triangular traffic sign
Netherlands New Guinea44 (Mi74)
Netherlands New Guinea43-44 fdcTwo stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
New Zealand2737j (Mi3481)One of MS14 (2737 (a-n)) (Mi3472-3485)2017Red-circle one-way sign
Poland1693-1694 fdc (Mi1959-1960 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC1969Traffic signs
Poland1695 fdc (Mi1961 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel and cachet (different) on FDC
RomaniaNoneCachet on cover1994Triangular traffic signs
RussiaNoneCachet on cover1976Traffic lights; also crosswalk signs indicating "Go" to pedestrians
Tunisia746 (Mi959)1979Red-circle (sign) and traffic light
Tunisia1555 (Mi1811)2013Red-circle traffic signs, traffic light
Turkey2369 (Mi2767)1987Stop sign
Turkey2370 (Mi2768)Red-circle 70 km/h speed limit sign
Turkey2368-2370 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
Turkey2478 (Mi?)2369 overprinted1990Stop sign
United StatesNoneMeter on cover1938"traffic signals" and "traffic sign"
United States1272 (Mi888)1965Traffic light
United States1272 fdc1Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States1272 fdc2Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States1272 fdc3Stamp on FDC (C. Stephen Anderson cachet)
United States1272 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Fluegel Covers cachet)
United States1272 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1272 fdc6Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States1272 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United StatesSP136(USPS) stamp poster (1272)
United States2210 (Mi1797)1986Hospital (H) sign
United States2210 fdcStamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United StatesSP746(USPS) souvenir page (2210)
United StatesCP261(USPS) commemorative panel (2210)
United States974 fdc (Mi587 fdc)
2251 fdc (Mi1871 fdc)
One of two stamps on dual-cancel FDC1948
1987
Traffic safety badge: Traffic light
United States1724a fdc (Mi? fdc)(Virgil Crow) cachet on FDC1977"One Way" traffic sign
United States1927 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Colorano silk) cachet on FDC1981"STOP" sign
United States2251 (Mi1871)Also detail1987Traffic safety badge: Traffic light
United States2251aAll lithographed colors omitted
United States2251bRed and black omitted
United States2251cRed and black color shift
United States2251dWhite printing omitted
United States2251eMajor shift error
United States2251 essayPhoto essay
United States2251 maxiMaxicard, also back
United States2251 fdc1Stamp on FDC (PCS cachet)
United States2251 fdc2Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States2251 fdc3Stamp on FDC (HF cachet)
United States2251 fdc4Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States2251 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Fluegel Cover cachet)
United States2251 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States2251 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Goldberg cachet)
United States2251 fdc8Stamp on FDC (Carole Murry cachet)
United States2251 fdc9Stamp on FDC (Collins hand-painted cachet)
United States2251 fdc10Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United StatesSP765(USPS) souvenir page (2251)
United StatesCP279(USPS) commemorative panel (2251)
Uruguay1348 (Mi?)Block of four (1348 (a-d))1989traffic signal, traffic signs
Uruguay1348 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Club Filatélico del Uruguay cachet)
Wallis and Futuna IslandsUnknown (Mi?)2019various traffic signs

1 The standard traffic signal (or traffic light) has the red light above the green, with yellow in between. When the traffic signal with three aspects is arranged horizontally or sideways, the arrangement depends on the rule of the road.


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