JWST

James Webb
Space Telescope
(JWST) satellite

JWST (patch)
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This page contains philatelic information on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) satellite. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites 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.

JWST is also known as the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST).

JWST was named in honor of NASA's second administrator James E. Webb (1906 - 1992).

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
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)
JWST JWST JWST
JWST (on other than JWST launch covers)


Below is a list of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
BurundiBL495A
BL495B
In (lower) margin of MS2 (Mi3478A-3479A)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi3478B-3479B)
2014"James-Webb (tÚlescope spatial)"
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2021"TÚlescope spatial James-Webb"
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Congo (Democratic Republic)Mi2193A
Mi2193B
One of MS3 (Mi2191A-2193A) vertical, or one of MS3 (Mi2191A-2193A) horizontal
One of imperforate MS3 (Mi2191B-2193B) vertical, or one of imperforate MS3 (Mi2191B-2193B) horizontal
2013"James Webb Space Telescope"
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
On stamp of SS1 [known illegal issue]
On stamp of imperforate SS1
2014"James Webb Space Telescope"
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2016"TÚlescope spatial James Webb" (JWST)
DjiboutiUnknown b (Mi none)One of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2014"James E. Webb" (after whom the JWST was named)
FranceNone(Lettre-verte) personalized postage2021"James Webb Space Telescope"
GabonUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2016"James Webb Space Telescope"
GabonUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2021"James Webb Space Telescope"
Guinea Republic2229 (Mi4052A)
i2229 (Mi4052B)

Imperforate
2003"NGST" (JWST)
Guinea Republic2229a (BL816A)
i2229a (BL816B)
On stamp of SS1 (2229)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i2229)
Guinea Republic2229a fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea Republic2229b (BL none)
i2229b
MS4 (4x 2228)
Imperforate MS4 (4x i2228)
Guinea Republic2229b fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown1 (Mi none)[known illegal issue]2007"James Webb Space Telescope"
Guinea RepublicUnknown2 (Mi none)[known illegal issue]
Guinea RepublicUnknown3 (Mi none)[known illegal issue]
Guinea RepublicMi7620One of MS6 (Mi7619-7624)2010"James E. Webb" (after whom the JWST was named)
Guinea RepublicMi7619-7624_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]2018"James-Webb tÚlescope spatial"
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2021(James) "Webb Space Telescope"
MaliUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 [known illegal issue]
MoldovaNonePersonalized postage2014"Telescopul Spaţial James Webb" (JWST)
Sierra Leone4224 (Mi8356-8359)In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (4224 (a-d))2017"James Webb Space Telescope"
United States5720 (Mi?)
i5720
From MS20 (5720a (20x 5720))
From imperforate MS20 (i5720a (20x i5720)), also imperforate back
2022(James) "Webb Space Telescope"
United States5720 fdc1Stamp and (Ranski) cachet on FDC (prototype cancel), also back
United States5720 fdc2Stamp and (Ranski) cachet (different) on FDC (prototype cancel), also back
United States5720 fdc3Stamp and (Ranski) cachet (different) on FDC (no stamp and no cancel), also back
United States5720 fdc4Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc5Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc6Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc7Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc8Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc9Stamp and (Coverscape) cachet on FDC, also back
United States5720 fdc10Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc11Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc12Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc13Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
United States5720 fdc14Stamp and (JM) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc15Stamp and (Nirlay Kundu) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc16Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc17Stamp and (Bo) cachet on FDC
United States5720 fdc18Stamp and (Bella Cachets) cachet on FDC, also back
United States5720 fdc19Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States5720 fdc20Stamp and (USPS) cachet on FDC (see USPS Ceremony Program below)
United States5720 fdc21Stamp and (Mews) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States5720 fdc22Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States5720 fdc23Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States5720 fdc24Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet, DCP cancel)
United States5720 program(USPS) Ceremony Program outside, also inside and invitation


Below is a list of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) (pre-launch events)
United States2020-12-21GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"James Webb Space Telescope sunshield test"
2021-12-25: James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Australia2021-12-25Haymarket NSW(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also backJWST launch
Australia2021-12-25Haymarket NSW(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on cover, also backJWST launch
French Guiana2021-12-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJWST launch
French Guiana2021-12-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (slightly different) on coverJWST launch
French Guiana2021-12-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
French Guiana2021-12-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
French Guiana2021-12-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
Gabon2021-12-25Libreville(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
Germany2021-12-25?(Mission patch) cachet on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Washington DC(Sticker) cachet on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Washington DC(Sticker) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Washington DC(Sticker) cachet (different) on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Kennedy Space Center FL (red cancel)(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Kennedy Space Center FL (black cancel)(Ranski) cachet (different) on cover, also backJWST launch
United States2021-12-25GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backJWST launch
United States2021-12-25GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Lollini) cachet on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Ft. Irwin CA(Lollini) cachet on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Dora MO(JVC) cachet on coverJWST launch
United States2021-12-25Wilmington NC(Colorano silk) cachet on coverJWST launch
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) (events)
Germany2022-01-08"Webb Space Telescope"(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJWST "sunshield and mirror system fully deployed" (in German text)
United States2022-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on cover, also back"Webb [JWST] reaches [the] L2 Lagrange Point"
Germany2022-01-25"Webb Space Telescope"(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJWST "enters orbit at Earth-Sun Lagrange point L2" (in German Text)
United States2022-02-11GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Webb Space Telescope sees first star: 18 times"
United States2022-02-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backJWST "initial alignment mosaic"
United States2022-03-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backJWST "final phasing alignment milestone"
JWST (on other than JWST launch covers)
United States2009-12-14Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) back of Explorer-92 launch cover, also front"James Webb Space Telescope"
United States2013-12-13Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on HST anniversary cover"James Webb Space Telescope"
United States2022-09-26Houston TX(Galactic Space Covers) cachet on DART event cover, also insert1 and insert2"space-based observations" (JWST)


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