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International Meteorological Centenary
(100th anniv. IMO-WMO: 1873 — 1973)


Below is a checklist of International Meteorological Centenary (100th anniv. IMO-WMO: 1873 — 1973) 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.

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)
IMO/WMO Centenary
(1873 — 1973)
IMO/WMO Centenary
(1873 — 1973)


Below is a list of IMO/WMO Centenary on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
IMO/WMO Centenary (1873 — 1973)
Afghanistan879 (Mi1134)1973
Afghanistan880 (Mi1135)
Angola571 (Mi584)CD611973
Angola571 fdcStamp and (orange-brown and brown printed) cachet on FDC
Argentina1017 (Mi1170)1974
Argentina1017 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Argentina1017 fdc2Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Argentina1017 fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Argentina1017 card1FDC card
Argentina1017 card2FDC card (different)
Argentina1017 card3FDC card (different)
Argentina1017 card4FDC card (different)
Argentina1017 folderFDC folder
Argentina1017 cover (Mi1170 cover)Stamp on cover1976
Argentina1017 cover1 (Mi1170 cover1)Stamp on cover1977
Argentina1017 cover2 (Mi1170 cover2)Stamp on cover (different)1977Also APT antenna
Argentina1017 cover3 (Mi1170 cover3)Stamp on cover (different)1977
Argentina1017 cover4 (Mi1170 cover4)Stamp on cover (different)1977
Argentina1017 cover (Mi1170 cover)Stamp on cover197?
Austria950 (Mi1423)1973
Austria950 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Austria950 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (including design like stamp) on FDC
Austria950 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Austria950 fdc4Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (including design like stamp) on FDC
Austria950 fdc5Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (including design like stamp) on FDC
Austria950 fdc6Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Austria950 fdc7Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Austria950 fdc8Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (including design like stamp) on FDC
Austria950 blackBlackprint
Austria950 black scBlackprint souvenir card
Bahamas346 (Mi354)1973
Bahamas347 (Mi355)
Belgium836 (Mi1714)
i836

Imperforate
1973Also APT antenna
Belgium836 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Belgium836 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Belgium836 fdc3Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Belgium836 fdc4Stamp and (SonyStamp) cachet on FDC
Belgium836 fdc5Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC (Brussels cancel)
Belgium836 fdc6Stamp and (?) cachet (same) on FDC (Sint-Katelijne-Waver cancel)
Belgium836 fdc7Stamp on FDC (PhilaGent cachet)
Belgium836 cardFDC card (SonyStamp)
Belgium836 sc1Souvenir card
Belgium836 sc2Souvenir card (different)
Belgium836 sc3Souvenir card (different)
Belgium836 sc4Souvenir card (different)
Belgium836 maxiMaxicard
Belgium836 cardStamp on card1980Also APT antenna
BeninC382 (Mi_O473)Dahomey C188 overprinted1988
BeninC624 (Mi1568)Dahomey C188 surcharged2009
Botswana96 (Mi96)1973
Botswana97 (Mi97)
Botswana98 (Mi98)
Botswana99 (Mi99)
Botswana96-99 fdc1Four stamps and cachet on FDC (Lobatse cancel)
Botswana96-99 fdc2Four stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (Serowe cancel)
Cameroun572 (Mi745)
i572

Imperforate
1973Also 13th WMD
Cameroun572 dsDeluxe sheet (572)
Cameroun572 proofSigned proof
Cameroun572 fdcStamp and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
Cape Verde363 (Mi367)CD611973
Cape Verde363 fdcStamp on FDC
Cape Verde387 (Mi392)363 overprinted, CD611978
Central African RepublicC115 (Mi326A)
iC115 (Mi326B)

Imperforate
1973
Central African RepublicC115 proof1Signed proof (blue)
Central African RepublicC115 proof2Signed proof (black)
Central African RepublicC115 proof3Signed proof (red)
Central African RepublicC115 proofsColor proof strip
Central African RepublicC115 fdc1Stamp and (text) cancel on FDC
Central African RepublicC115 fdc2Stamp and (purple and black printed) cachet on FDC
ChileB5 (Mi795)402 overprinted for 100th anniv. IMO-WMO1974
Congo (People's Republic)C161 (Mi378)1973
Congo (People's Republic)C161 proof1Trial color proof pair
Congo (People's Republic)C161 proof2Trial color proof pair (different)
Congo (People's Republic)C161 proof3Signed proof
Congo (People's Republic)C161 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Cuba1823 (Mi1898)1973
Cuba1824 (Mi1899)
Cuba1825 (Mi1900)
Cuba1826 (Mi1901)
Cuba1823-1824 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
Cuba1825-1826 fdcTwo stamps on FDC
DahomeyC188 (Mi534)
iC188

Imperforate
1973
DahomeyC188 dsDeluxe sheet (C188)
DahomeyC188 proof1Signed proof (red)
DahomeyC188 proof2Signed proof (blue)
DahomeyC188 proof3Signed proof (black)
DahomeyC188 proofs1Color proof strip
DahomeyC188 proofs2Color proof strip (different)
DahomeyC188 proof pair1Color proof pair
DahomeyC188 proof pair2Color proof pair (different)
DahomeyC188 proof pair3Color proof pair (different)
DahomeyC188 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (green and black printed) cachet on FDC
DahomeyC188 cover (Mi534 cover)Stamp and (green and black printed) cachet on cover1974
DahomeyC199 (Mi552)C188 overprinted1974
DahomeyC199 doubleC188 double overprint
DahomeyC199 invertedC188 inverted overprint
Dominica354 (Mi354)1973
Dominica355 (Mi355)
Dominica356 (Mi356)
Dominica357 (Mi357)
Dominica358 (Mi358)
Dominica359 (Mi359)
Dominica360 (Mi360)
Dominica354-360 fdcSeven stamps and cachet on FDC
Dominica354-360 proofs1Proof sheet
Dominica354-360 proofs2Proof sheet (different)
Dominica360a (BL17)MS2 (359-360)
Dominica360a fdcMS2 and cachet on FDC
Dominican Republic711 (Mi1040)1973
Dominican RepublicC208 (Mi1041)
Dominican Republic711+C208 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
EgyptC157 (Mi11140)1973
Egypt944+B44+C157-C158 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Ethiopia661 (Mi747)1973
Ethiopia662 (Mi748)
Ethiopia663 (Mi749)
Ethiopia661-663 proofs1Proofs (color-shifted)
Ethiopia661-663 proofs2Proofs (color-shifted, different)
Ethiopia661-663 proofs3Proofs (partial-color)
Ethiopia661-663 fdc1Three stamps and cachet on FDC (Amhara cancel)
Ethiopia661-663 fdc2Three stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (Addis Ababa cancel)
Ethiopia661-663 fdc3Three stamps on FDC (same, except red cancel and red cachet printing)
Finland531 (Mi728)1973
Finland531 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on FDC
Finland531 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (purple printed) cachet on FDC
Germany (East)1362 (BL34)SS11972International Meteorological Centenary Meeting, Leipzig
Germany (East)1362 fdcSS1 on FDC
Germany (East)1363 (BL35)SS1
Germany (East)1363 fdc1SS1 on FDC (pictorial cancel)
Germany (East)1363 fdc2SS1 on FDC (text cancel)
Germany (East)1364 (BL36)SS1
Germany (East)1364 fdc1SS1 on FDC (pictorial cancel)
Germany (East)1364 fdc2SS1 on FDC (text cancel)
Germany (East)1362 cover (BL34 cover)SS1 on cover (not FDC date)1972International Meteorological Centenary Meeting, Leipzig
Germany (West)1102 (Mi760)1973
Germany (West)1102 fdc1Stamp and (Bonn) cancel and (FIDACOS, with "150"th anniv. error) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc2Stamp and (Offenbach am Main) cancel and (FIDACOS, with "150"th anniv. error) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc3Stamp and (Offenbach am Main) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc4Two stamps and (Bonn) cancel and (Keller) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc5Stamp and (Bonn) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc6Stamp and (Bonn) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc7Stamp and (Offenbach am Main) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc8Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC (Berlin cancel)
Germany (West)1102 fdc9Stamp and (Bonn) cancel and (Folio-print) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc10Stamp and (Offenbach am Main) cancel and (Folio-print) cachet on FDC
Germany (West)1102 fdc11Stamp and (Offenbach am Main) cancel on FDC (black printed cachet)
Germany (West)1102 scSouvenir card
Ghana503 (Mi520A)
i503 (Mi520B)

Imperforate
1973
Ghana504 (Mi521A)
i504 (Mi521B)

Imperforate
Ghana505 (Mi522A)
i505 (Mi522B)

Imperforate
Ghana506 (Mi523A)
i506 (Mi523B)

Imperforate
Ghanai503-i506 fdcFour imperforate stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
Ghana507 (BL51A)
i507 (BL51B)
MS2 (507 (a-b)) (Mi524-525)
Imperforate MS2 (i507 (a-b))
Ghanai507 fdcImperforate MS2 on FDC
Gilbert and Ellice Islands218 (Mi213)1973
Gilbert and Ellice Islands219 (Mi214)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands220 (Mi215)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands221 (Mi216)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands218-221 fdcFour stamps and cachet on FDC
Grenada490 (Mi516)1973
Grenada491 (Mi517)
Grenada492 (Mi518)
Grenada493 (Mi519)
Grenada494 (Mi520)
Grenada495 (Mi521)
Grenada496 (Mi522)
Grenada497 (Mi523)
Grenada498 (BL28)SS1
Guinea-Bissau349 (Mi349)Portuguese Guinea 344 overprinted in black, CD611975
Guinea-Bissau349aPortuguese Guinea 344 overprinted in brown, CD61
Guinea-Bissau703 (Mi926)349 overprinted, CD611987
Iceland460 (Mi484)1973
Iceland460 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Iceland460 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Iceland460 fdc3Stamp on FDC
Iceland460 fdc4Stamp on FDC (different)
Indonesia840 (Mi728)1973
Indonesia840 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Iran1721 (Mi1644)1973
Iraq703 (Mi777)1973
Iraq704 (Mi778)
Ireland332 (Mi292)1973
Ireland333 (Mi293)
Ireland332-333 fdc1Two stamps on FDC
Ireland332-333 fdc2Two stamps and cachet on FDC
Ireland332-333 fdc3Two stamps and cachet (different) on FDC
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania259 (Mi247)1973
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania260 (Mi248)
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania261 (Mi249)
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania262 (Mi250)Also APT antenna
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania259-262 fdc1Four stamps and cachet on FDC (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania cancel)(As above for stamps)
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania259-262 fdc2Four stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (Kampala, Uganda cancel)
Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania259-262 cardPresentation card
Korea (South)858 (Mi865)1973
Korea (South)858 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (KPC) cachet on FDC
Korea (South)858a (BL360)MS2 (2x 858)
Kuwait577 (Mi571)1973
Kuwait577 proofProof with non-adopted colors
Kuwait578 (Mi572)
Kuwait578 proofProof with non-adopted colors
Kuwait579 (Mi573)
Kuwait579 proof1Proof with adopted colors
Kuwait579 proof2Proof (different)
Kuwait577-579 fdc1Three stamps on FDC
Kuwait577-579 fdc2Three stamps on FDC (different)
LaosC108 (Mi368)
iC108

Imperforate
1973
LaosC108 dsDeluxe sheet (C108)
LaosC108 imsImperforate MS4
LaosC109 (Mi369)
iC109

Imperforate
LaosC109 dsDeluxe sheet (C109)
LaosC109 proofsColor proof strip
LaosC109 imsImperforate MS4
LaosC108-C109 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on FDC
Libya507 (Mi423)1973FDC1 cachet has same design as UN 49 and UN 50
Libya508 (Mi424)
Libya507-508 fdc1Two stamps on FDC (? cancel)
Libya507-508 fdc2Two stamps on FDC (? cancel, different)
Macau429 (Mi457)CD611973
Malagasy RepublicC116 (Mi696)1973
Malagasy RepublicC116 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (orange and blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Maldive Islands464 (Mi479)
i464

Imperforate
1974(note: mis-spelling of "metereological" instead of "meteorological")
Maldive Islands465 (Mi480)
i465

Imperforate
Maldive Islands466 (Mi481)
i466

Imperforate
Maldive Islands467 (Mi482)
i467

Imperforate
Also APT antenna (note: mis-spelling of "metereological" instead of "meteorological")
Maldive Islands468 (Mi483)
i468

Imperforate
(note: mis-spelling of "metereological" instead of "meteorological")
Maldive Islands469 (Mi484)
i469 (Mi484)

Imperforate
Maldive Islands470 (Mi485)
i470

Imperforate
Maldive Islands471 (BL21)
i471
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Mauritius405 (Mi397)1973
Mauritius405 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
MexicoC415 (Mi1397)1973
MexicoC415 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (cyan and black printed) cachet on FDC
MongoliaC35 (Mi773)1973
Morocco274 (Mi720)
i274

Imperforate
1973
Morocco274 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Morocco274 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (red and black printed) cachet on FDC
Morocco274 essay1Essay
Morocco274 essay2Essay (different colors)
Morocco274 essay3Essay (different colors, and shifted background)
Mozambique509 (Mi568)CD611973
Mozambique509 fdcStamp and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Mozambique521 (Mi580)509 overprinted, CD611975
Mozambique521a (Mi unlisted)509 overprint inverted, CD61
Mozambique521 cover (Mi580 cover)Four stamps on cover1979
Netherlands509 (Mi1016)1973
Netherlands509 folderFDC folder, also inside
Netherlands508-509 fdcOne of two stamps and (red and blue printed) cachet on FDC
Netherlands506-509 fdcOne of four stamps and (NVPH) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC101 (Mi533)
iC101

Imperforate
1973Also 13th WMD
New CaledoniaC101 dsDeluxe sheet (C101)
New CaledoniaC101 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC101 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
NigerC214 (Mi380)
iC214

Imperforate
1973Also 13th WMD
NigerC214 proofSigned proof
NigerC214 proofsColor proofs
Nigeria311 (Mi294)1973
Nigeria311 essay1Adopted essay
Nigeria311 essay2Essay (different)
Nigeria311 essay3Essay (different)
Nigeria311-312 essay1Essay (12k)
Nigeria311-312 essay2Essay (12k, different)
Nigeria311-312 essay3Essay (18k)
Nigeria311-312 essay4Essay (18k, different)
Nigeria312 (Mi295)
Nigeria312 essay1Essay
Nigeria312 essay2Essay (different)
Nigeria312 essay3Essay (different)
Nigeria312 essay4Essay (different)
Pakistan338 (Mi341)1973
Pakistan338 fdc1Stamp and (Karachi) cancel and cachet on FDC
Pakistan338 fdc2Stamp and (Lahore) cancel and cachet (same) on FDC
PolandNonePostal card1973
Portuguese Guinea344 (Mi344)CD611973
Qatar347 (Mi561)1973
Qatar348 (Mi562)
Qatar349 (Mi563)
Qatar350 (Mi564)
Qatar351 (Mi565)
Qatar352 (Mi566)
Qatar353 (Mi567)
Rhodesia321 (Mi132)1973
Rhodesia322 (Mi133)
Rhodesia323 (Mi134)
Romania2422 (Mi3128)From MS50 (2422a (50x 2422))1973
Romania2422 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
RomaniaNone(Multi-color printed, with blue sky) cachet on stamped envelope1973
RomaniaNone(Multi-color printed, with purple sky) cachet on stamped envelope1973
St. Thomas and Prince Islands410 (Mi421)CD611973
St. Thomas and Prince Islands410 fdcStamp on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands434 (Mi445)410 overprinted, CD611977
Saudi Arabia670 (Mi577)1975"1973"
Senegal394 (Mi533)1973
Senegal394 proof1Signed proof (blue)
Senegal394 proof2Signed proof (black)
Senegal394 proof2Trial color proof pair
Senegal394 proof3Trial color proof pair (different)
Senegal394 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Sweden1001 (Mi807)One of strip of 2 (1002a (1001-1002)) (Mi806-807)1973
Sweden1002a fdc1One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Sweden1002a fdc2One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet (different) on FDC
Sweden1002a fdc3One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC, also insert
Switzerland (WMO)8O13 (Mi_OMM12)Inscribed for 100th anniv. IMO-WMO19738O10-8O12 (the other members of the set of four) are not inscribed for 100th anniv. IMO-WMO. (For the complete set see the WMO page.)
Switzerland (WMO)8O13 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 fdcOne of four stamps and cachet (same) on FDC
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 folderFDC folder
Switzerland (WMO)8O10-8O13 scSouvenir card
Switzerland (WMO)None(Text) meter (Montbrillant)1973
Switzerland (WMO)None(Text) meter (Centre Intern., des Conferences)1973
Syria665 (Mi1253)1973
Timor345 (Mi368)CD611973
Togo852 (Mi997)1973
TogoC204 (Mi998)
Togo852+C204 fdcTwo stamps and (text) cancel and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
Trinidad and Tobago233 (Mi316)1973
Trinidad and Tobago234a (BL7)MS4 (231-234)
Tunisia620 (Mi824)1973
Tunisia621 (Mi825)
Tunisia620-621 fdc1Two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Amicale philatélique tunisienne) cachet on FDC
Tunisia620-621 fdc2Two stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United Nations (Geneva)None(Pictorial) cancel on cover1973
United StatesNone(Florex-1973) cachet on cover1973


Below is a list of IMO/WMO Centenary on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
IMO/WMO Centenary (1873 — 1973)
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-3 launch cover, also cachet detail"IMO/WMO Centenary"


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