Sputnik-1

(Selected)
Sputnik-1
satellite
(first artificial satellite)

Sputnik-1
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This page contains (selected) philatelic information on the Sputnik-1 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.

Sputnik-1 was launched by the USSR on 4 October 1957. It was the first artificial Earth-orbiting satellite; its launch marks the beginning of the modern space era. The importance of Sputnik-1 was therefore primarily geopolitical: the USA replied with the launch of Explorer-1 on 31 January 1958. The "Space Race" which began with these two satellites would in the following years result in many scientific and technological advances. Although Sputnik-1 was not a scientific satellite per se (it carried no measurement instruments or scientific experiments or remote sensing observing equipment), it was of course built on scientific foundations that included rocketry, communications, materials science and engineering. The behavior of the radio signals emitted by Sputnik-1 provided some information about the ionosphere. As it revolved in its elliptical orbit around the Earth, initially at levels from 228 km to 945 km, its orbit degraded gradually due to the drag induced by the very thin atmosphere. Sputnik-1 remained in orbit for only about three months and burned up in the lower atmosphere on 4 January 1958. The observed rate of orbital degradation was used to make estimates of the density of the upper atmosphere.

Items showing a combination of Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 depictions are highlighted in yellow on all three pages.

Unlike most of our web pages, no attempt is made to be complete in this page!

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below or elsewhere)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below or elsewhere)
Sputnik
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-1
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-1
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-1 (on other than Sputnik-1 launch covers)
Sputnik-2
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-2
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-3
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-3
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-4 and beyond
(Russia/USSR)
Sputnik-4 and beyond
(Russia/USSR)


Below is a list of Sputnik-1 satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
(Selected) philatelic items depicting or referring to Sputnik-1. No attempt is made to be complete.
Sputnik-1 (Russia/USSR)
AbkhaziaMi226A+label
Mi226B+label
Stamp and label
Stamp and label, from imperforate MS8 (8x Mi226B + 8 labels)
1997
AbkhaziaMi226B_ms16On stamps of imperforate MS16 (16x Mi116B)
AbkhaziaBL17On stamps of imperforate MS4 (4x (Mi228B, with different value))
AbkhaziaMi2291997
AbkhaziaBL18On stamps of imperforate MS4 (4x Mi229)
AbkhaziaMi239From MS14 (14x Mi239 + 2 labels)1998
AbkhaziaMi338One of MS8 (Mi338-345 + label)1999
Afghanistan1262 (Mi1555)198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Albania621 (Mi663)
i621 (Mi668)

Imperforate with changed color
1962"Sputnik-1"
Albania621-624 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Albania624a (BL9)
624b (BL10)
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 with changed colors
AltaiUnknown d (Mi none)One of MS6 (a-f)1999
Amsterdam City PostNone(Amsterdam City Post) local post1971"Spoetnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Angola938 (Mi1000)One of MS2 (939a (938-939)) (Mi1000-1001)1995
Antigua and Barbuda1313l (Mi1379)One of MS20 (1313 (a-t)) (Mi1368-1387)1990
Antigua and Barbuda2360a (Mi3181)From MS6 (2360 (a-f)) (Mi3181-3182)2000"Sputnik-1"
Antigua and Barbuda3339c (Mi5406)One of MS4 (3339 (a-d)) (Mi5404-5407)2016"Sputnik-1"
Australia2736 (Mi2885)From booklet pane of 2 (2736a (2x 2736)), or from booklet pane of 5 (2740c (2736-2740)), or from booklet of 17 (3x (2736-2740) + 2x 2741) (MH296), or one of MS6 (2742 (2736-2740+2742a)) (BL72); also two of gutter-strip of 10 (2x (2736-2740))2007"50 years in space" (50th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch)
Australia2736+2738 fdcOne of two stamps and (medallion) cachet on FDC
Australia2736bSS1 from stamp and coin folder
Australia2740a strip fdcGutter strip and (WCS/Wesley) cachet on FDC
Australia2740c fdcBooklet pane of 5 and (WCS/Wesley) cachet on FDC
Australia2742 fdc1MS6 and (WCS/Wesley) cachet on FDC
Australia2742 fdc2MS6 on FDC (overprinted)
Australia2740a+2741 fdcStrip of 5 (2736-2740) + 2741 on FDC
Australia2743 (Mi2892)Self-adhesive, one of coil strip of 5 (2747a (2743-2747)), or two of booklet pane of 10 (2747b (2x (2743-2747))), with booklet front; also from collector pack
Australia2743 maxiSelf-adhesive, maxicard
Azerjaijan870 (BL79)SS1200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Barbuda319a (Mi356)One of block of 4 (319 (a-d)) (Mi356-359), or one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS20 (322e (318-322 (a-d) + 4 labels)) (BL129, Mi352-371)197720th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Barbuda1140l (Mi1248)One of MS20 (1140 (a-t)) (Mi1237-1256), Antigua and Barbuda 1313l overprinted in silver1990
BatumiLocal_f
Local_if
One of local post MS6 (a-f)
One of imperforate local post MS6 (a-f)
1997"Sputnik"-1
BatumiLocal_f o/p1One of local post MS6 (a-f) overprinted in gold1998"Sputnik"-1
BatumiLocal_f o/p2One of local post MS6 (a-f) overprinted in silver
Belarus377 (Mi394)From MS8 (377a (8x 377)), also annotated2000
Belarus454 (BL30)In (upper) margin of SS1200245th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
BelgiumNone(Pictorial) cancel on card198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; see also Belgium (pictorial) cancel 1987
BelgiumNone(Pictorial) cancel198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; see also Belgium card 1987
BeninUnknown b (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2012"50 ans Spoutnik"-1 (was true in 2007)
BeninUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) (different) [known illegal issue]2012"Spoutnik"-1 (Sputnik-1)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]201250th anniv. Sputnik-1 logo
BeninUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
BeninUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]201255th (not "50th") anniv. launch "Spoutnik"-1
BeninUnknown b (Mi none)One of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2015"Spoutnik-1"
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2015
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2016
BeninUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)One stamp and in (surrounding) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2017"60th anniv. launch of Sputnik[-1], 1957 - 2017" (in French text)
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]"60th anniv. launch of Sputnik[-1], 1957 - 2017" (in French text); Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination (in upper-left margin)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 logo
BeninUnknown fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed and black and purple printed and black and red printed) cachets on FDC
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 logo
BeninUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed and black and red printed and black and purple printed) cachets on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed and black and red printed and black and purple printed) cachets on FDC
BeninUnknown fdc(Black and purple printed and black and red printed) cachets on FDC
BeninUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-middle) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2018
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, blue background [known illegal issue]
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, blue background
2018
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1, brown background [known illegal issue]
BeninUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1, brown background, on FDC
Imperforate SS1, brown background, on FDC
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2018
BeninUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]2018
BeninUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]2018
BeninUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]2018
Bolivia651 (BL130)In (lower) margin of imperforate SS1198225th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)313 (Mi409)From MS8 (313a (8x 313 + label)2007"Sputnik-1" (in Cyrillic)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)313 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Poste Srpske) cachet on FDC, also back
Brazil3378a (Mi4540)One of pair (3378 (a-b)), or 9 of MS18 (3378c (9x 3378))2018
BulgariaB38 (BL32)Imperforate SS11971
Bulgaria3295 purple (BL174_IA)In (upper) margin of MS2 (3295 (a-b)) with purple margins1987"Sputnik"-1
Bulgaria3295 purple fdcMS2 with purple margins on FDC
Bulgaria3295 (BL174_IIA)In (upper) margin of MS2 (3295 (a-b)) with purple-black margins and corrected text
Bulgaria3569 (Mi3870)1990"Sputnik"-1
Bulgaria4426 (BL291)SS1200750th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
BulgariaNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope2007"50th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch"
Bulgaria4761 (BL416)In (lower-left) margin of SS12016"Sputnik-1" (in Cyrillic text and depicted, also launch date in text)
Bulgariai4761 (BL417)In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1, overprinted
Bulgaria4822 (BL438)On stamp of SS1201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Buriatia RepublicLocal1Overprints on strip of 10 of Russia 45201 (Mi4497), also overprint template (for 1000 value)1995
Buriatia RepublicLocal2Overprints on strip of 10 of Russia 57331 (Mi5904), also overprint template (for 1000 value)
Buriatia RepublicLocal3Overprints on strip of 10 of Russia 5984 (Mi6177), also overprint template (for 1000 value)
Buriatia RepublicLocal fdc1Overprinted strip of 10 of Russia 5984 (Mi6177) and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on local post FDC(As above for stamps)
Buriatia RepublicLocal fdc2Two overprinted strips of 10 of Russia 45201 (Mi4497) and Russia 5733 (Mi5904) and (pictorial) cancel on local post FDC
Buriatia RepublicUnknown f (Mi?)One of strip of 6 (a-f)1996
Burkina Faso1168b (Mi1730)One of MS6 (1168 (a-f)) (Mi1729-1734)2000"Sputnik-1"
Burkina FasoUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2019"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Burkina FasoUnknown fdcMS4 and (text) cachet on FDC
Burundi1079 (BL218)In (upper) margin of SS12012"Sputnik-1"
Cambodia487 (BL136)In (lower-right) margin of SS11984
Cambodia487 fdcSS1 on FDC
Cambodia575 (Mi655)1985
Cambodia777 (Mi855)1987
Cambodia871 (Mi949)1988
Central African Republic1176c (Mi1889A)
i1176c (Mi1889B)
One of MS4 (1176 (a-d)) (Mi1887A-1890A)
One of imperforate MS4 (i1176 (a-d)) (Mi1887B-1890B)
1997
Central African Republic1367c (Mi2593)
i1367c
One of MS3 (1367 (a-c)) (Mi2591-2593)
One of imperforate MS3 (i1367 (a-c))
2000"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Central African RepublicMi3854One of MS4 (Mi3852-3855)2012"Sputnik-1"
Central African RepublicMi3852-3155_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Central African RepublicBL985In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (Mi3856)"Sputnik-1"
Central African RepublicBL985 fdcSS1 on FDC
Central African RepublicMi5135-5138_ms4In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (Mi5135-5138)2014"Sputnik-1"
Central African RepublicMi7045-7048_ms4MS4 (Mi7045-7048)2017"60th anniv. launch of Sputnik-1" (in French text)
Central African RepublicMi7045-7048_ms4 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Central African RepublicBL1630SS1
Central African RepublicBL1630 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Central African RepublicMi7415A
Mi7415B
One of MS4 (Mi7415A-7418A)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi7415B-7418B)
2017"Sputnik-1"; (also Sputnik-2 and Sputnik-3)
Chad710e (Mi1521A)
i710e (Mi1521B)
One stamp and in selvedge of MS6 (710 (a-f)) (Mi1517A-1522A)
One stamp and in selvedge of imperforate MS6 (i710 (a-f)) (Mi1517B-1522B)
1997"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
ChadUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
Imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2007"50th anniv." launch of "Sputnik"-1
ChadUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadUnknown proof1Imperforate MS4 proof (black)
ChadUnknown proof2Imperforate MS4 proof (cyan)
ChadUnknown proof3Imperforate MS4 proof (magenta)
ChadUnknown ds1Imperforate deluxe sheet (stamp 'a')
ChadUnknown ds2Imperforate deluxe sheet (stamp 'b')
ChadUnknown ds3Imperforate deluxe sheet (stamp 'c')
ChadUnknown ds4Imperforate deluxe sheet (stamp 'd')
ChadUnknown ds1 fdcTwo imperforate deluxe sheets (stamps 'a' and 'b') and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadUnknown ds2 fdcTwo imperforate deluxe sheets (stamps 'c' and 'd') and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
On label1 of MS3 (a-c + 3 labels)
On label1 of imperforate MS3 (a-c + 3 labels)
2010Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
ChadUnknown a (Mi none)
Unknown ia
Two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
Two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
ChadUnknown b (Mi none)
Unknown ib
ChadUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
ChadUnknown a (Mi none)
Unknown ia
Two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
Two stamps and in (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) [overprints of Chad 2011 set]
ChadUnknown b (Mi none)
Unknown ib
ChadUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadMi3181A-3184A_ms4
Mi3181B-3184B_ms4
MS4 (Mi3181A-3184A)
Imperforate MS4 (Mi3181B-3184B)
2017"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
ChadMi3181A-3184A_ms4 fdc
Mi3181B-3184B_ms4 fdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadBL736A
BL736B
SS1
Imperforate SS1
ChadBL736A fdc
BL736B fdc
SS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
ChadUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper) margin of MS9 (a-i) [known illegal issue]2018Sputnik-1 depiction (but the associated text "Module Spoutnik-2 (Laika)" refers to Sputnik-2)
China (People's Republic)379 (Mi407)1958
China (People's Republic)381 (Mi409)(Symbolic) Sputnik-1 (round), Sputnik-2 (smaller pointed cylinder), and Sputnik-3 (larger pointed cylinder) in orbit
China (People's Republic)379-381 fdcTwo of three stamps and (blue and red printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
China (People's Republic)1375 (Mi1385)1978
Comoro Islands945 (Mi1749-1751)
i945
In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (945 (a-c))
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (i945 (a-c))
1999"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Comoro IslandsUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS5 (a-e)2005(small) Sputnik-1 (at upper-right); (see also Russia postcard 1958 and Russia postcard 1959)
Comoro IslandsUnknown_a-c fdcOne of three stamps on FDC(As above for stamp)
Comoro IslandsUnknown_ms5 fdcMS5 on FDC(As above for the ms5)
Congo RepublicC53 (Mi134)
iC53

Imperforate
1967"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Congo RepublicC53 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Congo Post) cachet on FDC
Congo RepublicC54 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Congo RepublicC54-C55 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Congo RepublicC55 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Congo RepublicC56 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Congo (People's Republic)C102 (Mi267)1969"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Congo (People's Republic)C102 fdcStamp and (brown printed) cachet on FDC
Congo (People's Republic)C156 (Mi365)1973
Congo (People's Republic)C156 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Congo (People's Republic)C376 (Mi1074)1987"30th anniv. first artificial satellite" (in French text, referring to Sputnik-1)
Congo (People's Republic)C376 fdcStamp and (Edila) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Congo (People's Republic)C377 (Mi1075)
Congo RepublicUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2010
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
2014
Congo RepublicUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2016"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (a-b) (different) [known illegal issue]2016"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Congo RepublicUnknown ss fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]
Congo RepublicUnknown ss fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)MS2 (a-b + 2 labels) [known illegal issue]
Congo RepublicUnknown ms fdcMS2 and (multi-color printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2019
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)In (lower-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
Congo (Democratic Republic, Kinshasa)Unknown ss (BL?)SS12006
Congo (Democratic Republic, Kinshasa)Unknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
Cuba865 (Mi924)One of block of 5 (867a (863-867 + label)) (Mi923-927), or four of MS20 (867b (4x (863-867))) (Mi923-927)1964
Cuba887 (Mi948)1964
Cuba945 (Mi1007)1965
Cuba963 (Mi1025)1965Sputnik-1, Sputnik-2, and Luna-3
Cuba961-963 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Cuba963a (BL26)Imperforate SS1 (963)
Cuba963a fdcSS1 on FDC
Cuba963b (BL27)Imperforate SS1, 963a with changed colors and text
Cuba963b fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
Cuba1282 (Mi1351)196710th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch (in cachet)
Cuba1282-1283+1287-1288 fdcOne of four stamps and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Cuba1289a (BL30)One of simulated-perforation MS8 (1282-1289)
Cuba1289a fdcMS8 on FDC
Cuba1686 (Mi1760)1972"Sputnik"-1
Cuba2132 (Mi2208)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: East Germany 370 (Mi1603)1977"20th anniv. satellite artificial, 1957-1977"; also Sputnik-like satellite (in first stamp-on-stamp)
Cuba2133 (Mi2209)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: Hungary 1216 (Mi1575)
Cuba2134 (Mi2210)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: North Korea 134 (Mi141)
Cuba2135 (Mi2211)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: Poland 822 (Mi1062)
Cuba2136 (Mi2212)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: Yugoslavia 870 (Mi1216)
Cuba2137 (Mi2213)In bottom text on stamp: also stamp-on-stamp: Cuba 866 (Mi926)
Cuba2138 (BL50)SS1; also stamp-on-stamp: Russia 2021 (Mi2026)
Cuba2986 (Mi3141)1987
Cyprus489 (Mi478)1977
DjiboutiUnknown label (Mi none label)
Unknown ilabel
Label from MS8 (a-h + label), or same label from MS8 (a-h + label) (different stamps) [known illegal issue]
Label from Imperforate MS8 (a-h + label), or same label from imperforate MS8 (a-h + label) (different stamps)
2007"50th anniv." Sputnik-1 launch
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS8 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS8 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown label (Mi none label)
Unknown ilabel
Label from MS8 (a-h + label) [known illegal issue]
Label from imperforate MS8 (a-h + label)
2007"50th anniv." Sputnik-1 launch
DjiboutiUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2009"Sputnik"-1
DjiboutiUnknown d (Mi none)
Unknown id
One of MS9 (a-i) [known illegal issue]
One stamp and in (left and lower) margins of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"Sputnik-1", "50th anniv. Sputnik-1"
DjiboutiUnknown d proof
Unknown id proof
One stamp and in (left and lower) margins of MS9 proof (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 proof (a-i)
DjiboutiUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS9 proof on FDC
Imperforate MS9 proof on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (left and lower) margins of MS9 (a-i) [known illegal issue]
In (left and lower) margins of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"50th anniv. Sputnik-1"
DjiboutiUnknown ms proofMS9 signed proof
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 on FDC
Imperforate MS9 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (a-c)
2014
DjiboutiUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS3 on FDC
Imperforate MS3 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left and lower) margins of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (upper-left and lower) margins of imperforate SS1
DjiboutiUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Djibouti1093 (BL?)On stamp of SS12016"Sputnik-1"
Djibouti1301 (BL1007)On stamp of SS12017"Sputnik-1"
Ecuador650 (Mi992)1958
Ecuador650 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Asociación Filatélica Ecuatoriana) cachet on FDC
Ecuador650 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Ecuador Post cachet)
Ecuador718 (Mi1134)650 overprinted in red1964
EcuadorC422 (Mi1135)650 overprinted in gold
EcuadorC422a (Mi?)650 overprinted in gold/red
Ecuador1682 (BL176)Imperforate SS1, stamp-on-stamp: 650 (cutout)2003
Equatorial GuineaMi1269A
Mi1269B

Imperforate
1978"Sputnik-1"
France1048 cover (Mi1414 cover)(Pictorial) cancel (with reproduction of unknown or invented Russian stamp) on cover1962-12-15/16
France3358 (Mi4323)200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
France3358 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
France3358 fdc2Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
France3358 fdc3Stamp on FDC (La Philatélie artistique / Les Éditions CEF cachet)
France3358 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Numismatique française cachet)
France3358 maxiMaxicard
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC73 (Mi177)One of strip of 3 (C75a (C73-C75)) (Mi177-179), or five of MS15 (C75b (5x (C73-C75)))1983
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC73 dsDeluxe sheet (C73)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC75a fdcStrip of 3 on FDC
FujeiraMi957A
Mi957B
One of MS20 (Mi957A-976A)
Imperforate
1972
Gabon938a (Mi1446)One of MS12 (938 (a-l)) (Mi1446-1457)1999"Sputnik"-1
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of MS2 (a-b)
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2007"50th anniv. of the launch of Sputnik-1" (in French text)
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of MS2 (a-b)
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of MS2 (a-b)
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2009
GabonUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
GabonUnknown ss o/p (BL? o/p)
Unknown iss o/p
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 overprinted in gold
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold
GabonUnknown ss o/p fdc
Unknown iss o/p fdc
SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left and lower) margins of MS4 (a-d)
In (upper-left and lower) margins of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1), and 60th anniv. Sputnik logo; (despite the text "Spoutnik-1" in the three FDC printed cachets, they do not depict Sputnik-1)
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdc(Multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left and lower) margins of MS4 (a-d)
In (upper-left and lower) margins of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1), and 60th anniv. Sputnik logo; (despite the text "Spoutnik-1" in the three FDC printed cachets, they do not depict Sputnik-1)
GabonUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
GabonUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 and (multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdc(Multi-color printed and two small round) cachets on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-left and lower) margins of MS4 (a-d)2018"Spoutnik 1" launched "4 octobre 1957"
Gambia3593 (BL?)SS12014"Sputnik-1"
Germany (East)None(Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft) cinderella1958
Germany (East)634c (Mi928)One of MS8 (634 (a-h)) (Mi926-933)1962Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Germany (East)None(Pictorial) cancel on cover19625th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
Germany (East)694 (Mi1021)1964Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination (around the Earth)
Germany (East)None a(Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft) cinderella, from cinderella MS20 (a-t + 5 labels)1975
Germany (East)None a(Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft) cinderella, from cinderella MS20 (a-t + 5 labels)1981"Sputnik-1"
Germany (East)None(Baustein no.7) cachet on cover1981"Sputnik-1"
Germany (West)NoneCinderella (poster stamp), one of MS30 cinderella~1966"Sputnik-1"
Germany (West)919 cover (Mi468 cover)(Black printed and black typed) cachet on cover1968Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Germany (West)NoneIn (upper) margin of imperforate cinderella197720th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel on postcal card1997"Sputnik-1"
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel on postcal card (different)1997"Sputnik-1"
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover2002
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel and cachet on cover
GermanyNone(Purple pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover
GermanyNone(Green pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (same) on cover
GermanyNoneOn stamp 'a' and in (upper-left) margin of (Nordkurier) private post MS4 (a-d)2007
Ghana164 (Mi170A)
i164 (Mi170B)

Imperforate
1964
Ghana165 (Mi171A)
i165 (Mi171B)

Imperforate
Ghana166 (Mi172A)
i166 (Mi172B)

Imperforate
Ghana164-166 fdcThree stamps on FDC
Ghana166a (BL9)On all four stamps of imperforate MS4 (4x 166)
Ghana166a fdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
Ghana186 (Mi185A)
i186 (Mi185B)
From MS12 (186a (12x 186))
From imperforate MS12 (i186a (12x i186))
1964
Ghana187 (Mi186A)
i187 (Mi186B)
From MS12 (187a (12x 187))
From imperforate MS12 (i187a (12x i187))
Ghana188 (Mi187A)
i188 (Mi187B)
From MS12 (188a (12x 188))
From imperforate MS12 (i188a (12x i188))
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc1 (Mi927-928 fdc1)(Benham) cachet on FDC, also back198225th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; "Sputnik-1" (in text on back)
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc2 (Mi927-928 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)25th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Great Britain1375a+1377a fdc (Mi1337-1340 fdc)Insert from FDC, also front (Benham cachet, and second cancel for 30th anniv. Gagarin's flight)1991"Sputnik-1"
Great Britain2317a folder (Mi2341 folder)Folder front with MS10 (2317a (10x 2317 + 10 labels)), also back2009"Sputnik-1"
Greece1715 (Mi1777)One of pair (1716a (1715-1716)) (Mi1777-1778)1991
Greece1716a fdcOne of pair of stamps on FDC
Grenada3601 (Mi5773-5776)MS4 (3601 (a-d))2006"Sputnik-1"
Grenada Carriacou2126a (Mi2968)One of MS6 (2126 (a-f)) (Mi2968-2973)1999
Grenada Grenadines745 (Mi?)1986
Guernsey (Great Britain)450 (Mi519)1991"Sputnik"-1; (also in insert text "Sputnik-1" ... "carried temperature and pressure meters, a magnetometer to measure the magnetic field, and a radiation counter")
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-452 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC, also insert and insert back
Guinea Republic391 (Mi311A)
i391 (Mi311B)
One of block of 6 (388-393), or one of MS15 (393a (4x (388-389) + 390-392 + 4x 393))
One of imperforate MS15 (i393a (4x (i388-i389) + i390-i392 + 4x i393))
1965Sputnik-1 (with launch date)
Guinea Republic1863e (Mi3564)One of MS12 (1863 (a-l)) (Mi3560-3571)2000"Sputnik-1" (with launch date)
Guinea RepublicMi4525A
Mi4525B
One of MS4 (Mi4525A-84528A)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi4525B-4528B)
2006"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Guinea RepublicMi4525 dsImperforate deluxe sheet (like Mi4525)
Guinea RepublicBL1111A
BL1111B
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1111A fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5039One of MS3 (Mi5037-5039)2007(50th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch): "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1))
Guinea RepublicBL1377A
BL1377B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi5042)
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1713In (left) margin of SS12009"Spoutnik" (Sputnik-1)
Guinea RepublicMi10444One of MS4 (Mi10442-10445)2014"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Guinea RepublicMi10442-10445_ms fdcMS4 on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)201760th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Guinea-Bissau544 (BL254)On stamp of SS11983"Sputnik"-1 (also Syncom-1/2 type)
Guinea-BissauBL556In (lower-right) margin of SS12006
Guinea-BissauBL556 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauBL623A
BL623B
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi3682A)
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi3682B)
200750th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Guinea-BissauBL623A fdc
BL623B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea-BissauUnknown b (Mi3994)One of MS6 (a-f) (Mi3993-3998)2008"Sputnik-1"
Guinea-BissauMi4139One of MS4 (Mi4139-4142)2009"Sputnik-1"
Guinea-BissauMi4139-4142 fdcMS4 on FDC
Guyana2106a (Mi2627 gold)One of MS25 (2106 (a-y)), 280 overprinted in gold1989"Sputnik-1" (in overprinted text)
Guyana2106a_specimenOne of MS25 (2106_specimen (a-y)), 280 with both gold and specimen overprints
Guyana2107a (Mi2627)One of MS25 (2107 (a-y)), 280 overprinted in silver (Mi2627-2651)
Guyana2107a specimenOne of MS25 (2107 specimen (a-y)), 280 with both silver and specimen overprints
Guyana3418a (Mi6601)One of MS6 (3418 (a-f)) (Mi6601-6606)1999
HondurasC1262 (BL92)MS3 (1262 (a-c))200750th anniv. "Sputnik"-1 launch
HondurasC1263 (BL93)MS3 (1263 (a-c))
HungaryCB30b (BL59A, Mi2351IIA-2354IIA)
iCB30b (BL59B, Mi2351IIB-2354IIB)
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (CB27-CB30)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (iCB27-iCB30)
1967
HungaryC361 (BL111A)
iC361 (BL111B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1975"Sputnik-1"
Hungary2748 (Mi3562)1982"Szputnyik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Hungary2746-2748 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Hungary4009 (Mi?)200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Hungary4009 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Hungary Post) cachet on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown a (Mi none)
Unknown ia
From MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
From imperforate MS4 (a-d)
201150th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Ivory CoastUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2012"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi none)MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
Imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination (Sputnik-3 is mis-identified as "Spoutnik-2")
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2017"Spoutnik-1 (Sputnik-1) Conquête de l'Espace 60ème anniversaire"
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi none)MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL none)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2018Sputnik-1 (and Sputnik-2)
KalmoukiaNone cOne of local post MS6 (a-f)199740th anniv. "first artificial satellite" (in Cyrillic text, referring to Sputnik-1); also an exploded view of Sputnik-1 is depicted
Kazakhstan188a (Mi163)One of strip of 3 (188 (a-c) (Mi163-165), or two stamps and in (upper-right and lower-left) margins of MS10 (188d (2x 188a + 4x (188b-c))1997
Kazakhstan563 (Mi595)From MS6 (563a (6x 563))200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Kazakhstan563 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
KazakhstanUnknown pair (Mi?)Pair from MS8 (4x pair)202265th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
KazakhstanUnknown fdcPair and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Korea (North)134 (Mi141)1958
Korea (North)135 (Mi142)
Korea (North)136 (Mi143)
Korea (North)137 (Mi144)
Korea (North)134-137 proofsSigned proofs
Korea (North)1923 (Mi1973)Stamp-on-stamp: North Korea 134 (Mi141)1980
Korea (North)1924a (Mi1973-1974)MS2 (1923-1924), stamp-on-stamp: North Korea 134 (Mi141)
Korea (North)2657 (Mi2843)One of pair (2858a (2857-3858)) or five of MS10 (2858b (5x (2857-3858))) (Mi2843-2844)1987"30th anniversary of the first satellite - Sputnik-1"
Korea (North)3221a (Mi3429-3430)In (right) margin of MS2 (3221-3222), also annotated1993Sputnik-1 (lowest of three)
Korea (North)4172 (BL505, Mi4501-4504)In (upper-right) margin of MS4 (4172 (a-d))2001
Korea (North)4793a (BL697)In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (2x 4793) (Mi5372)2008"Sputnik-1"
Korea (South)1456 (Mi1447)One of pair (1457a (1456-1457)) (Mi1447-1448), or ten of MS20 (1457b (10x (1456-1457)))1986
Korea (South)1457a fdc1One of pair on FDC (KPC cachet, with black pictorial cancel only)
Korea (South)1457a fdc2One of pair on FDC (KPC cachet, with black pictorial cancel and extra text-only cancel), also back
Korea (South)1457a fdc3One of pair on FDC (KPC cachet, with blue pictorial cancel and extra text-only cancel (different))
Korea (South)1457a folderFolder outside (front and back)
LaosC104 (Mi361)1973
LaosC104 proofSigned artist proof (C104)
Laos781 (Mi988)
i781

Imperforate
1987"Sputnik-1"
Liberia3636d (Mi?)One of MS4 (3636 (a-d))2021"Sputnik-1"
Liberia-LURDLocalLiberia 733 overprinted in red, one of strip of 2 (2x 733)200?
Liberia-LURDLocalLiberia 791 overprinted in red, one of strip of 2 (2x 791)
Liberia-LURDLocalLiberia 792 overprinted in red, one of strip of 2 (2x 792)
Liberia-LURDLocalLiberia 793 overprinted in red, one of strip of 2 (2x 793)
Libya297 (Mi210)1966
Libya298 (Mi211)
Libya299 (Mi212)
MacedoniaMi443From MS9 (9x Mi443)200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
MacedoniaMi443 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)636 (Mi895)
i636

Imperforate
198225th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1463 (Mi2391-2393)In (upper) margin of MS3 (1463 (a-c))1999
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2013
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss (BL none)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2015
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss (BL none)In (upper) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2016"Sputnik-1"
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss (BL none)In (right) margin of SS1 [known illegal issue]2016Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
MadagascarUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]201760th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
MadagascarUnknown ss (BL none)On stamp of SS1 [known illegal issue]
Maldive Islands2020b (Mi2260)
i2020b
One of MS12 (2020 (a-l)) (Mi2259-2270)
One of imperforate MS12 (i2020 (a-l))
1994"Sputnik"-1
Maldive Islands2175a (Mi2646)
i2175a
One of MS6 (2175 (a-f)) (Mi2646-2651)
One of imperforate MS6 (i2175 (a-f))
1996"Sputnik-1"
Maldive Islands2958 (Mi4683-4686)MS4 (2958 (a-d))2008"Sputnik-1"
Maldive Islands2894 (Mi4534-4539)
i2894
MS6 (2894 (a-f))
Imperforate MS6 (i2894 (a-f))
2006Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Maldive IslandsMi7163-7166_ms4MS4 (Mi7163-7166)201760th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Maldive IslandsMi7163-7166_ms4 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Maldive IslandsBL1098SS1
Maldive IslandsBL1098 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
MaliC257 (Mi490)
iC257

Imperforate
1975
MaliC257 fdcStamp and (magenta and green and black printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
MaliC358 (Mi682)C257 overprinted in black1979
Mali452 (Mi912)
i452

Imperforate
198225th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
Mali452 dsDeluxe sheet (452)
Mali1038a (Mi2271)In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (1038 (a-d)) (Mi2271-2274)1999
MaliUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12009
MaliUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)In (right) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2013"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)On two of three stamps and in (upper) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2017"60th anniversary of launch" of "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)On two of three stamps of MS3 (a-c) (different) [known illegal issue]
MaliUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]
Marshall Islands345b (Mi251)One of MS25 (345 (a-y)) (Mi250-274)1989
Marshall IslandsKM24$50. (silver coin)1989"first man-made satellite - 1957"
Mauritius1047-1050 fdc (Mi1045-1048 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC200750th anniv. "Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1) launch
Micronesia334a (Mi701)One of MS20 (334 (a-t)) (Mi701-720)1999"Sputnik-1"
MoldovaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS12 (12x unknown)2015
MongoliaC91 (BL49)In (left) margin of SS11977"Sputnik-1"
MongoliaC155 (Mi1513)1982"Sputnik-1"
Mongolia2504j (Mi3389)One of MS20 (2504 (a-t)) (Mi3389-3399)2001
Mozambique834a (Mi900-905)MS6 (334a (329-334))1982"25th anniv. launch of the artificial satellite Sputnik-1" (in Portuguese text)
Mozambique1845a (Mi3258)
i1845a
One of MS6 (1845 (a-f)) (Mi3258-3263)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1845 (a-f))
2009"Sputnik-1"
Mozambique1845 fdc
i1845 fdc
MS6 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS6 and cachet on FDC
Nicaragua1654 (Mi2816)1987"Sputnik"-1 (on stamp); Sputnik-1 (end-on depiction, in cancel)
Nicaragua1654+1657+1660 fdcOne of three stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Nicaragua1655-1656+1658-1659 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Niger962 (BL100)
i962
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"Spoutnik" (Sputnik)
NigerUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)2011
Oman607a (BL?)In (upper) margin of MS5 (5x 607)2018
Palau863 (BL?)SS12006"Sputnik-1"
Palau943 (Mi?)MS4 (943 (a-d))2008"Sputnik-1"
Palau943 fdcMS4 on FDC
PanamaC334a (BL36)
iC334a (BL37)
In (lower) margin of MS2 (C333-C334)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS2 (iC333-iC334), changed colors
1965
PanamaC336a (BL38)
iC336a (BL39)
In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (C335-C336)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (iC335-iC336), changed colors
Poland875-877 fdc (Mi1127A-1129A fdc)
i875-i877 fdc (Mi1127B-1129B fdc)
(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on imperforate-stamped FDC
1959
Poland1179 (Mi1438)1963"Sputnik-1"
Poland1179+1187 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
PolandNone(Green and black printed) cachet on cover1968
Poland2248a label (Mi2539)On one label of MS6 (2248a (6x 2248 + 2 labels))1977"Sputnik-1"
Poland2248 cancel(Pictorial) cancel on FDC, also front197720th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Poland2829 (BL105)In (upper-right) margin of SS1198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Poland2829 fdcSS1 and (purple and orange printed, and annotated) cachet on FDC
Portugal1266 (Mi1294)1975
RomaniaC51a (Mi1678+1680)Pair (C49+C51 + label)1957Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 with launch dates for those satellites on the label (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
RomaniaC51a fdcPair on FDC
RomaniaC52a (Mi1677+1679)Pair (C50+C52 + label)
RomaniaC52a fdcPair on FDC
RomaniaNonePrinted stamp (like C49) on stamped envelope1957Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 with launch dates for those satellites on the label (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
RomaniaC51a o/p1 (Mi1718+1720)Pair (C49+C51 + label), overprinted1958Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 with launch dates for those satellites on the label (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
RomaniaC51a inverted o/p1Pair (C49+C51 + label), inverted overprint
RomaniaC52a o/p1 (Mi1717+1719)Pair (C50+C52 + label), overprinted
RomaniaC52a inverted o/p1Pair (C50+C52 + label), inverted overprint
RomaniaC51a o/p2Pair (C49+C51 + label), overprinted (different)1958Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 with launch dates for those satellites on the label (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
RomaniaC51a inverted o/p2Pair (C49+C51 + label), inverted overprint (different)
RomaniaC52a o/p2Pair (C50+C52 + label), overprinted (different)
RomaniaC52a inverted o/p2Pair (C50+C52 + label), inverted overprint (different)
RomaniaC51a o/p3Pair (C49+C51 + label), overprinted (different)1958Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 with launch dates for those satellites on the label (like-Vanguard-2 depicted)
RomaniaC51a inverted o/p3Pair (C49+C51 + label), inverted overprint (different)
RomaniaC52a o/p3Pair (C50+C52 + label), overprinted (different)
RomaniaC52a inverted o/p3Pair (C50+C52 + label), inverted overprint (different)
RomaniaC119 (Mi2086)Stamp-on-stamp: C49, C51, C561962Sputnik-1 and Sputnik-2 (like-Vanguard-2 (on Romania C49))
RomaniaC119-C122 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
RomaniaC122a (BL53)Imperforate MS4 (C119-C121)), stamp-on-stamp: C49, C51, C56, C73, C74, C75, 1200 or 1201, C58, C88, C104, C109, C110
RomaniaC122a fdcMS4 on FDC
Romania1698a (BL59)Imperforate SS1, also detail1964
Romania1894 (Mi2559)196710th anniv. "Sputnik-1"
RomaniaC257 (Mi3935)1983"Sputnik-1"
RomaniaC261 (BL192)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi3939)
Romania4999 (Mi6244)From MS8 (4999a (8x 4999 + label)), or from MS8 (4999b (8x 4999 + label (different)))200750th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Romania4999 maxiMaxicard
Romania4999 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Romania5000 (BL411)SS1
RomaniaNoneIllustrated address label and (blue rubber-stamp) cachet on stamped envelope200850th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch (in 2007)
RomaniaNoneIllustrated address label and (red rubber-stamp) cachet on stamped envelope200850th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch (in 2007)
Russia (USSR)1992 (Mi2017)1957Sputnik-1 (and launch date)
Russia (USSR)1993 (Mi2036)
Russia (USSR)NoneMatchbox cover1957
Russia (USSR)NoneMatchbox cover (different)1957(probable) Sputnik-1 (but poor depiction)
Russia (USSR)NoneMedallion1957
Russia (USSR)2021 (Mi2026)1991 overprinted in black1957"4-X-57 - The world's first artificial Earth satellite" (referring to Sputnik-1) (in overprinted Cyrillic text)
Russia (USSR)2063 (Mi2082)1958
Russia (USSR)2077 (Mi2096)1958Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)NonePostcard back1958Sputnik-1, Sputnik-2
Russia (USSR)NonePostcard back1958Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination; (see also Russia postcard 1959 and Comoro Islands Unknown c 2005)
Russia (USSR)NonePostcard back, also front1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination; (see also Russia postcard 1958 and Comoro Islands Unknown c 2005)
Russia (USSR)2160 (Mi2192)1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)NonePostal card back, also front1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(New Year) greeting card back1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2160 cover1 (Mi2192 cover1)Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on cover1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2160 cover2 (Mi2192 cover2)Stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (blue printed) cachet on cover, also back1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(Black pictorial) cancel on cover1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(Red pictorial) cancel on cover (different)1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)NoneMatchbox cover1959Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(New Year) greeting card backearly-1960sSputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)None(New Year) greeting card back1960Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2464+label (Mi2474+label)Stamp and label1961
Russia (USSR)2519 (Mi2520)Stamp-on-stamp: 21601961Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2586 maxi (Mi2595 maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard1962Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2653 (Mi2661)19625th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)2653 maxiMaxicard
Russia (USSR)2653 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Rosglavkniga Philately) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)2653 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (Rosglavkniga Philately) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)2653 fdc3Stamp and 2 (pictorial) cancels and (Rosglavkniga Philately) cachet (different) on stamped-envelope FDC
Russia (USSR)2653 fdc4Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Rosglavkniga Philately) cachet on FDC, also back
Russia (USSR)None(New Year) greeting card back1962Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2732a (Mi2747)From block of 6 (2732 (a-f)), or from MS30 (2732g (5x 2732))1963Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2732d (Mi2750)2732a changed color ("10k" value in blue rather than white)
Russia (USSR)2830 (Mi2852)One of strip of 6 (2835a (2830-2835)) (Mi2852-2857)1963
Russia (USSR)2830-2831 fdc (Mi2852-2853 fdc)One of two stamps and (blue and red printed) cachet on FDCSputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination (in cachet)
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope1963
Russia (USSR)2883 (Mi2895A)
i2883 (Mi2895B)

Imperforate
1964Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2930Ac (Mi2942x)One of MS6 (2930A (c-h)) (BL34x, Mi2942x-2947x)1964
Russia (USSR)2930Abc (Mi2942y)One of MS6 (2930Ab (c-h)), glossy paper (BL34y, Mi2942y-2947y)
Russia (USSR)None(Orange and blue and black printed) cachet on stamped envelope1964Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)2628 cover (Mi2635 cover)(Kniga International red and blue printed) cachet on cover1964Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)3011 (Mi3031)1965
Russia (USSR)3020 (Mi3039)1965
Russia (USSR)3055 (Mi3077)1965
RussiaNone(Pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope~1965
Russia (USSR)3333 (BL46)SS1 (Mi3354)196710th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)3333 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (red and gold printed) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)3396 (Mi3418)1967
Russia (USSR)3396a (BL4, Mi3421-3422)Imperforate MS2 (like 3388+3396)
Russia (USSR)3397 (BL49)On stamp of SS1 (Mi3423)1967Sputnik-1 (propaganda design with star and nearly-parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel and (red and purple printed) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope196710th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)NoneExtra stamp (Russia 2653) and (pictorial) cancel and (red and green and black printed) cachet on stamped envelope196710th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)3578 (Mi3606)1969
Russia (USSR)3577-3579 fdcOne of three stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)3658 (Mi3685)1969
Russia (USSR)None(Pink and blue printed) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope1970
Russia (USSR)3844 (BL69)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (3844 (a-d))1971
Russia (USSR)3844 fdcMS4 and (red and blue and gold printed) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)3855 (Mi3884)1971
Russia (USSR)3951 (Mi3986)1972
Russia (USSR)4007 (Mi4042)197215th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)4171 (Mi4207)1974
Russia (USSR)None(New Year) greeting card, also (blue and gold and dark-green and magenta printed) cachet from (greeting card) envelope1974
Russia (USSR)4539 (Mi4569)1977
Russia (USSR)4562 (Mi4589)1977
Russia (USSR)4562 fdcStamp and (grey-green and purple printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Russia (USSR)4562 fdc2Stamp and (International Society of Postmasters) cachet on FDC, also back
Russia (USSR)4589 (Mi4648)1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)4589 maxiStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard
Russia (USSR)4589 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4589+4591 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (PCS cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4590 (Mi4649)1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)4590 maxiStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard
Russia (USSR)4590 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4591 (Mi4650)1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)4591 maxiStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard
Russia (USSR)4591 fdc1Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
Russia (USSR)4591 fdc2Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet, slightly different)
Russia (USSR)4591 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4592 (Mi4653)From MS30 (4592a (30x 4592))1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)4592 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4592 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) on FDC
Russia (USSR)4592 maxi1Maxicard
Russia (USSR)4592 maxi2Maxicard (different cancel)
Russia (USSR)4593 (Mi4652)From MS30 (4593a (30x 4593))1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas)
Russia (USSR)4593 fdc1Stamp on FDC, also (airmail) stamped envelope unused
Russia (USSR)4593 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4593 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) on FDC
Russia (USSR)4593 maxiMaxicard
Russia (USSR)4594 (Mi4651)From MS30 (4594a (30x 4594))1977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas) (in stamp and on back of the Franklin Philatelic Society FDCs)
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) on FDC
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc3Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel)
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Franklin Philatelic Society cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Franklin Philatelic Society cachet, embossed)
Russia (USSR)4594 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Franklin Philatelic Society cachet, embossed, slightly different text)
Russia (USSR)4594 maxi1Maxicard
Russia (USSR)4594 maxi2Maxicard (different cancel)
Russia (USSR)4595 (BL122)On stamp of SS11977Sputnik-1 (the stamp features a propaganda design with a red star and parallel antennas); "Sputnik-I" was a "tiny sphere, just 22 inches diameter and weighing 184 pounds" (in text on fdc back)
Russia (USSR)4595 fdc1SS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)4595 fdc2SS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (and signatures) on FDC
Russia (USSR)4595_stamp fdcStamp from SS1 on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
Russia (USSR)4611 (Mi4663)1977
Russia (USSR)4611 fdcStamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC, also back
Russia (USSR)NonePrinted stamp on postal card1977(20th anniv.) Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)None(Red and grey printed) cachet on postal card1977(20th anniv.) Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope, and back, also un-canceled (airmail) envelope197720th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope, also back1977(20th anniv.) Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)Y1651 rouble (copper-nickel-zinc coin)1979
Russia (USSR)NoneStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope198225th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope198225th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch (in cancel)
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card1982
Russia (USSR)5245 (Mi5375)In (upper-right) corner of stamp1984
Russia (USSR)5245 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Soviet Ministry of Postal Services and Telecommunications?) cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)5444 (Mi5593)From MS7 (5444a (7x 5444 + label))1986
Russia (USSR)5545 (Mi5698)198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)5545 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Russia (USSR)5545 maxiMaxicard
Russia (USSR)5547 fdc (Mi5700 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Russia (USSR)5547 maxi (Mi5700 maxi)(Pictorial) cancel on maxicard
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope, also back198730th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope, also annotated detail1991
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on cover1991Allegory of Sputnik-1
Russia6082 (Mi243)One of block of 4 (6083a (6080-6083)) (Mi241-244)1992"Sputnik"-1 (in cachet text)
Russia6080 fdc (Mi241 fdc)(First Rank/Space Voyage grey and red) cachet on cover
Russia6081 fdc (Mi242 fdc)(First Rank/Space Voyage cyan and red) cachet on cover
Russia6082 fdc (Mi243 fdc)Stamp and (First Rank/Space Voyage brown and red) cachet on cover
Russia6083 fdc (Mi244 fdc)(First Rank/Space Voyage green and red) cachet on cover
RussiaNone(Black pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on cover, also detail (black monochrome reproduction of Russia 1992 or 1993)1997"40th anniv. launch of the first artificial Earth satellite" (in Cyrillic text, referring to Sputnik-1); also allegory of Sputnik-1 (in the cancel and the cachet)
RussiaNone(Red pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on cover, also detail (black monochrome reproduction of Russia 1992 or 1993)
Russia6482 (Mi?)1998
Russia6608 selvedge (Mi863-874 selvedge)On selvedge of MS12 (6608 (a-l))2000
Russia7023a (Mi?)One of MS3 (7023 (a-c))2007
Russia7023a cover (Mi? cover)Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and two cachets on cover200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
RussiaY7083 rouble (silver coin)2000
RussiaY10873 rouble (silver coin)200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
RussiaNone(Kniga International) cachet (with reproduction of Luna-1 anniversary cover) on cover2013Sputnik-1 (in black rubber-stamp cachet of reproduction)
RussiaNone(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed and purple and black rubber-stamp) cachets on postal card201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
RussiaNone(Multi-color printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on postal card201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2004Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdc1
Unknown ifdc1
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ifdc2Imperforate SS1 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1684a (Mi2996)From MS4 (1684 (a-d)) (Mi2996-2999)2007(50th anniv. Sputnik-1 and 2 launch): "Sputnik-1"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1684b (Mi2997)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1684 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDCSputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsBL1465In (upper-right) margin of SS12018
St. Vincent2700d (Mi4641)One of MS9 (2700 (a-i)) (Mi4638-4646)1999"Sputnik-1"
St. Vincent3526b (Mi6339)One of MS4 (3526 (a-d)) (Mi6338-6341)2006"Sputnik-1"
Serbia404 (Mi220)200750th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
Serbia404 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Serbia404 maxiMaxicard
Sierra Leone1069a (Mi1212)One of MS9 (1069 (a-i)) (Mi1212-1220)1989"Sputnik"-1
Sierra Leone1069a specimenOne of MS9 (1069 specimen (a-i))
Sierra Leone3869c (Mi7460)One of MS4 (MS4 (a-d)) (Mi7458-7461)2016"Sputnik"[-1] "model"
Sierra Leone4396 (Mi8715-8718)MS4 (4396 (a-d))2017"60th anniversary of Sputnik-1 launch to Earth orbit"
Sierra Leone4396 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Sierra Leone4414 (BL1272)SS1
Sierra Leone4414 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Sierra Leone4555c (Mi9082)One of MS4 (4555 (a-d)) (Mi9080-9083)2017"Sputnik-1"
Solomon IslandsUnknown ms (Mi1651-1654)MS4 (a-d)201355th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1999
SomaliaUnknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown iss proofImperforate proof SS1
SomaliaUnknown iss proof fdcImperforate proof SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
Somalia-PuntlandLocal msLocal post MS2 (a-b)2010"Sputnik-1"
TajikistanUnknown b (Mi?)Two of MS6 (3x (a-c))201760th anniv. Sputnik-1 (launch date in text)
TogoMi3797One of MS4 (Mi3794-3797)2010"Sputnik-1"
TogoMi3797_ssOn stamp of SS1 (Mi3797)
TogoBL569In (upper-left) margin of SS1
TogoBL569 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
TogoBL1110On stamp of SS12014"Sputnik-1"
TogoBL1110 fdcSS1 on FDC
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12017"Sputnik-1"
Transnistria/PMR (Moldova)Unknown cover(Red and blue and black printed) cachet on cover, also back1993
Tuvalu1074 (Mi1464-1467)MS4 (1074 (a-d))2008"Sputnik-1"
Uganda1485a (Mi1863)One stamp and in (lower) margin of MS8 (1485 (a-h)) (Mi1863-1870)1997"Sputnik-1"
Ukraine697 (BL62)SS1200750th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Ukraine697 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)611 (BL38)On stamp of SS12015Sputnik-1 model
United StatesNoneMedallion~1960"Sputnik-1"
United States1332b card1 (Mi930-931 card1)In (lower-left) margin of Interpex MS2 card (brown reproduction)1968"Sputnik-1"
United States1332b card2 (Mi930-931 card2)In (lower-left) margin of Interpex MS2 card (dark-green)
United States1332b card3 (Mi930-931 card3)In (lower-left) margin of Interpex MS2 card (black-brown)
United States1332b card3 fdcInterpex MS2 card (black-brown) on FDC
United StatesNone(Colorano silk/ASDA) cachet (with reproduction of Russia 2160) on cover, also annotated cachet1983Sputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
United States2633 (Mi2237)One of block of 4 (2634a (2631-2634)) (Mi2235-2238)1992
United States2633 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Ranto cachet), also back
United States2633 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Ranto cachet, different), also back
United States2633 folderStamp and coin folder
United States2634a fdc1Block of 4 on FDC (CW Ray hand-painted cachet)
United States2634a fdc2Block of 4 on FDC (Collins cachet)
United States2634a fdc3Block of 4+ on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States2634a fdc4Block of 4 and (Rochester Philatelic Association) cachet on FDC
United States2634a card(World Columbian Stamp Expo 1992/ASDA) card
United StatesSP1010(USPS) souvenir page (2634a)
United StatesCP388(USPS) commemorative panel (2634a)
United States
Russia
2634a fdc
6083a fdc
Dual-cancel FDC1992
United States
Russia
2634a fdoi
6083a fdoi
FDOI ceremony program page2, also page0 (front), page 1, and page3 (back)
United States2841a fdc (Mi2477 fdc)(Mystic Stamp Company) back of FDC, also front1994"Sputnik[-1], the first artificial Earth satellite"
United States3187d fdc1 (Mi3126 fdc1)(PCS golden-replica) back of FDC, also front1999"Sputnik"-1
United States3187d fdc2 (Mi326 fdc2)(Mystic Stamp Company) back of FDC, also front"Sputnik-1"
United StatesNone(Ropex Station text) cancel and cachet on cover200750th anniv. "Sputnik-1" launch
United StatesC76+2841a cover (Mi990+? cover)(Philatelic Show Station) cancel and cachet on cover200750th anniv. "Sputnik"-1 launch
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2018"Sputnik-1"
Upper VoltaC249 (Mi723)1978Also "Luna-20"
Vanuatu1122c (Mi1595)One of MS6 (1122 (a-f)) (BL80, Mi1593-1598)2021
Vietnam955 (Mi990)
i955

Imperforate
1978Sputnik-1 (and launch date)
Vietnam1614 (Mi1672)1986
Vietnam2939a (BL123, Mi3028-3033)In (upper-right) margin of MS6 (2939a (2934-2939))2000
Yemen Arab RepublicC29G (Mi318A)
iC29G (Mi318B)

Imperforate
1963
Yemen Arab RepublicC29I (Mi320A)
iC29I (Mi320B)

Imperforate
Yemen Arab RepublicC29Ij (BL19)Imperforate SS1 (C29I)
Yemen Arab RepublicC29N (Mi334A)
iC29N (Mi334B)
C29G overprinted in black
iC29G overprinted in black
1964
Yemen Arab RepublicC29N double (Mi334A double)C29G double overprinted in black
Yemen Arab RepublicC29J+C29L+C29N fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Yemen Arab RepublicBL21Imperforate SS1 (Mi335), BL19 overprinted in black
Yemen Arab RepublicMi408C29I (Mi320) overprinted in red1965
Yemen Arab RepublicC29OC29G overprinted in brown1966
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomMi801-804_ms4
Mi805-808_ms4
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (Mi801-804)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi805-808) inscribed in red
1969
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomBL167A
BL167B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
Yugoslavia870 (Mi1216)1967"Sputnik-1" (in Cyrillic text)

1See here for a list of engraved/lithographed Russian definitive pairs known to exist with satellite overprints.


Below is a list of Sputnik-1 satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1957-10-04: Sputnik-1 (Russia/USSR)
Russia (USSR)1957-10-04Baikonur Karaganda Oblast(Cyan and magenta printed and green rubber-stamp) cachet on (known fake1) coverSputnik-1 launch
United States1957-10-04Summers AR(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSputnik-1 launch; see http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum20/HTML/000603.html
Sputnik-1 (events)
Russia (USSR)1957-11-04Moscow(Kniga International printed and hand-printed) cachet on coverSputnik-1 launch, plus one month (hand-printed part of cachet includes the launch date)
Russia (USSR)1957-12-28Moscow(Kniga International printed and hand-printed) cachet on coverSputnik-1 launch, plus 86 days (hand-printed part of cachet includes the launch date)
Sputnik-1 (anniversaries)
Austria1962-10-04Gmünd(Blue pictorial) cancel on cover, also back5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Tartu(Tartu) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Leningrad(Black pictorial) cancel and (blue and black printed) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Tbilisi(Red pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Poltava(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Vilnius(Black pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Vilnius(Black pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope (different)5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Penza(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Minsk(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Perm(Red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04 (from cachet)none(Murmansk Collectors' Club printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (un-stamped and un-canceled) cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1962-10-04Vinnitsa, Ukrainian SSR(Vinnitsa City Philatelic Society) cachet on cover5th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Austria1967-10-04Gmünd(Black pictorial) cancel and (cyan printed) cachet on cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; "Sputnik 1" ... launched "4.10.1957" ... measured "internal temperature and pressure and upper atmospheric density and temperature" (in German text)
Austria1967-10-04Gmünd(Black pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; "Sputnik 1" ... launched "4.10.1957" ... measured "upper atmospheric density and temperature" (in German text)
Austria1967-10-04Gmünd(Black pictorial) cancel on cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Austria1967-10-04Gmünd(Black pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Gabon1967-10-04Libreville(Hand-printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1967-10-04MoscowOne of two cancels and (red and grey printed) cachet on cover10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1967-10-04
1968-01-07
Kaluga
Kaunas
One of two cancels and (red and blue printed) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1967-10-04
1968-01-07
Moscow
Kaunas
One of two cancels and (green and orange and black printed) cachet on stamped envelope10th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Germany (East)1972-10-04Plauen(Red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover15th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1976-10-04Magadan(Brown rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) cover19th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1977-10-04Moscow PO(Pictorial) cancel and (MoF no.56) cachet on cover20th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Romania1987-10-04Botosani(Pictorial) cancel on cover30th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
United States1991-10-04Fort Worth TX(The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Association) cachet on cover, also back34th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)2012-10-04Moscow(Black pictorial) cancel and (blue and red and black printed) cachet on stamped envelope55th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; "On board ISS" (in Cyrillic text in cancel) is probably untrue
Russia (USSR)2012-10-04Baikonur Public RelationsExtra (7023a) stamp and (blue pictorial) cancel and (blue and red and black printed) cachet on stamped envelope55th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
United States2012-10-04Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover55th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Russia (USSR)2012-10-04
2012-11-19
Moscow
Moscow
(Black pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover55th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch; "On board ISS" red cancel, "19.11.2012", is probably fake; "On board ISS" (in Cyrillic text in black cancel) is probably untrue
United States2013-01-04Buzzards Bay MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover55th anniv. Sputnik-1 re-entry
United States2017-10-04Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover60th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Sputnik-1 (on other than Sputnik-1 launch covers)
Russia (USSR)1960-04-04Leningrad(Multi-color printed) cachet on Sputnik-3 event coverSputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
Russia (USSR)1965-11-16Baikonur Karaganda Oblast(Red and purple printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on Venera-3 launch (known fake1) coverSputnik-1 (bottom middle)
Germany (Berlin)1972-12-11Bochum(Blue printed) cachet on Apollo-17 event cover
Germany (Berlin)1972-12-19Bochum(Blue printed) cachet on Apollo-17 event cover
United States1983-01-31Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) insert from Explorer-1 anniversary cover, also front"Sputnik-I and II"
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Telecom-1C and Spacenet-3R launch coverSputnik-1 [#2 in the cachet]
Russia (USSR)1989-01-02Moscow(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (applied at Baikonur on 16 Mar 1989) on coverSee also Russia 5744 fdc)
French Guiana1997-08-08Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Panamsat-6 launch cover"First artificial Earth-orbiting satellite" (in French text, refering to Sputnik-1)
French Guiana1997-09-23Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Intelsat-803 launch cover"Spoutnik-1" (Sputnik-1)
United States2002-07-10Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet (with reproduction of Russia 2160) on Telstar-1 anniversary coverSputnik-1, 2, and 3 combination
French Guiana2012-10-04Kourou(Pictorial) cancel on ATV-3 launch cover (La Marianne/Astrophil cachet)55th anniv. Sputnik-1 launch
Great Britain2016-03-14Leicester(Buckingham Covers) back of ExoMars launch cover, also front and insert"Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite"

1Known fake cover, with a made-up Baikonur postmark, suspected to have been created by Boris Khoroshev from Moscow, and sold by a stamp dealer in Western Europe. There were no Baikonur Cosmodrome official postmarks until 1975 for the Apollo-Soyuz events. Reference the article written by Russian collector Oleg Vaisberg published as an Appendix called "Russian (Soviet) Space Covers" to Bruce Cranford's book Space Covers: Dictionary and Identifier. See also, an analysis of the situation in a book published in 2008 called Commemorative Space Covers from Collector Clubs of the Soviet Union, 1957 to 1980. Another indicator on these fakes is the use of a "first day" cachet that appears on most, but not all, of these fakes.


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