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Below are checklists of United Nations (UN) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programs on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

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)
World Weather Watch (WWW)
(1963 →)
World Weather Watch (WWW)
(1963 →)
Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
(1989 →)


Below is a list of United Nations (UN) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programs on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
World Weather Watch (WWW) (1963 →)
Algeria351 fdc (Mi451 fdc)(Orange and grey and black printed) cachet on FDC1966"Veille météorologique mondiale"
Australia431 (Mi395)1968"World Weather Watch"
Australia431 fdc1Stamp and (WCS pink/green) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431 fdc2Stamp and (Parade Covers black/green) cachet on FDC (Lane Cove NSW cancel)
Australia431 fdc3Stamp and (Parade Covers black/grey-green) cachet on FDC (Edgeworth NSW cancel)
Australia431 fdc4Stamp and (Parade Covers black/pink) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc5Stamp and (Parade Covers brown/cyan) cachet on FDC (Ararat VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc6Stamp and (Parade Covers red/cyan) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)
Australia431 fdc7Stamp and (Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc8Stamp and (Parade Covers orange-brown/grey) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc9Stamp and (Royal cyan/orange/brown) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)
Australia431 fdc10Stamp and (Sigma) cachet on FDC (GPO Melbourne VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc1Two stamps and (WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Melbourne Philatelic Bureau VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc2Two stamps and (WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Newcastle NSW cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc3Two stamps and (WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Burleigh Heads QLD cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc4Two stamps and (WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc5Two stamps and (WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (GPO Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc6Two stamps and (Excelsior yellow/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (GPO Perth WA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc7Two stamps and (Excelsior yellow/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (GPO Melbourne VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc8Two stamps and (Excelsior yellow/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (Geelong VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc9Two stamps and (Excelsior orange/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (Geelong VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc10Two stamps and (Excelsior orange/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (Morwell VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc11Two stamps and (Excelsior orange/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (Hampton East S.7 VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc12Two stamps and (Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc13Two stamps and (Parade Covers red/green) cachet on FDC (Eltham VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc14Two stamps and (Parade Covers brown/grey-green) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc15Two stamps and (Parade Covers dark-blue/pink) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc16Two stamps and (Parade Covers red/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc17Two stamps and (Parade Covers orange-brown/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc18Two stamps and (Royal cyan/orange/black) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc1Two of three stamps and (Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc2Two of three stamps and (Royal green/orange/brown) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc3Two of three stamps and (Royal cyan/orange/brown) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc4Two of three stamps and (Royal cyan/orange/black) cachet on FDC (Ashfield NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc5Two of three stamps and (Royal cyan/orange/green) cachet on FDC (Nedlands South WA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc6Two of three stamps and (WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Nedlands South WA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc7Two of three stamps and (WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Essendon VIC cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc8Two of three stamps and (WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (Newcastle NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc9Two of three stamps and (WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc10Two of three stamps and (WCS pink/green) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc11Two of three stamps and (Excelsior orange/blue/gold) cachet on FDC (RAAF Sale East VIC cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc12Two of three stamps on FDC (Australia Post cachet, GPO Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc13Two of three stamps on FDC (Australia Post cachet, GPO Melbourne VIC cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc14Two of three stamps on FDC (Parade Covers red/green cachet, ? NSW cancel)
Australia432 (Mi396)
Australia432 errorBlock of 4 (4x 432) with missing antenna shaft error
Australia432 fdc1Stamp and (WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Haymarket NSW cancel)
Australia432 fdc2Stamp and (Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia433 fdc1(Parade Covers black/pink) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia433 fdc2(Royal cyan/orange/black) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)(World) "Weather Watch"
Australia433 fdc3(Royal cyan/orange/green) cachet on FDC (Hurstville NSW cancel)
AustraliaNone(Excelsior) cachet on cover1968
Australia431-432 cover (Mi395-396 cover)Two stamps and cachet on cover1995
AustraliaNone(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also back2007
AustraliaNone(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2009
Australian Antarctic TerritoryNone(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1999
China (Taiwan)2221-2222 folder (Mi1373-1374 folder)Folder, also inside and outside (front and back)1981"World Weather Watch Project" (on inside)
CroatiaNone(Circular) cachet on postal card201350th anniv. WWW; also WMD
CroatiaNone(Circular) cachet on postal card (different)201350th anniv. WWW; also WMD
FranceC51 sc (Mi2157 sc)Souvenir card1981"WWW"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1988
Germany (East)983 (Mi1344)
i983
One of strip of 3 (984a (982-984)) (Mi1343-1345)
One of imperforate strip of 3 (i984a)
1968
Germany (East)984a fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Gilbert and Ellice Islands221 (Mi216)1973100th anniv. IMO-WMO: WWW station map
Gilbert and Ellice Islands218-221 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
IndiaNone(Text) cancel on cover1966"World Weather Watch", also WMD
Switzerland (WMO)None(Pictorial) meter198825th anniv. WWW
United NationsNoneEssay1968
United Nations188 (Mi204)From block of 4 (4x 188) with WWW inscription on (right) selvedge1968
United Nations188 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United Nations188 fdc2Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (2-line cancel)
United Nations188 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (3-line cancel)
United Nations188 fdc4Stamp and (Schering) cachet on FDC
United Nations188 fdc5Stamp and (Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC; also insert
United Nations188 fdc6Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations188 fdc7Stamp and (Chickering/Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United Nations188-189 fdc1Two stamps on FDC (Édition des Nations Unies, Genève cachet), also back
United Nations188-189 fdc2Two stamps on FDC (Édition des Nations Unies, Genève cachet, and signature), also back
United Nations188-189 fdc3Two stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United Nations188-189 fdc4Two stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet (different) on FDC
United Nations189 (Mi205)From block of 4 (4x 189) with WWW inscription on (right) selvedge
United Nations189 fdc1Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United Nations189 fdc2Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations189 fdc3Stamp and (Chickering/Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United Nations189 fdc4Stamp and (WFUNA) cachet on FDC
United Nations550 (Mi575)Block of 4 (4x 550) with WMO emblem on (lower) selvedge198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations550 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations550 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United Nations550 maxiMaxicard
United Nations551 (Mi576)Block of 4 (4x 551) with WMO emblem on (lower) selvedge
United Nations551 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United Nations551 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United Nations551 maxiMaxicard
United Nations550-551 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United NationsSC36Souvenir card of 10 (New York 49-50, 188-189, 550-551; Geneva 176-177; Vienna 91-92)198925th anniv. WWW
United NationsSC36 (NY cancel)SC36 with New York FDC cancel
United Nations (Geneva)176 (Mi176)198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations (Geneva)176 maxiMaxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)177 (Mi177)
United Nations (Geneva)177 maxiMaxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)SC36 (Geneva cancel)SC36 with Geneva FDC cancel198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations (Vienna)91 (Mi92)Block of 4 (4x 91) with WMO emblem on (lower) selvedge198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations (Vienna)91 maxiMaxicard
United Nations (Vienna)92 (Mi93)Block of 4 (4x 92) with WMO emblem on (lower) selvedge
United Nations (Vienna)91-92 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)SC36 (Vienna cancel)SC36 with Vienna FDC cancel198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc1
176-177 fdc1
91-92 fdc1
(Pictorial) cancels and (UNPA) cachet on FDC198925th anniv. WWW
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc2
176-177 fdc2
91-92 fdc2
(Pictorial) cancels and (WFUNA) cachet on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550 fdc
176 fdc
91 fdc
(Pictorial) cancels and (WFUNA) cachet on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
551 fdc
177 fdc
92 fdc
(Pictorial) cancels and (WFUNA) cachet on FDC
United StatesNone(Schering) cachet on PPO postcard1968
United StatesNone(APS green) cachet on cover1968
United StatesNone(APS brown) cachet on cover1968
United StatesNone(Colorano silk/ASDA) cachet (with reproduction of Australia 431) on cover, also annotated cachet1983
United StatesNone(Westpex pictorial) cancel on cover1989
United StatesNone(Pictorial) cancel and (RPA) cachet on cover1989
YugoslaviaNone(Black printed) cachet on cover1966"World Weather Watch", also WMD
Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) (1989 →)
ArgentinaNone(Multi-color and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover1994GAW logo and GAW acronym (in Spanish)


Below is a list of United Nations (UN) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programs on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
World Weather Watch (WWW) (1963 →)
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back, also ESSA-9 launch front, also insert2 front"World Meteorological Center in Washington" and "World Meteorological Center in Moscow"; the three WMCs (the other one is in Melbourne) are a core component of the World Weather Watch and are linked by the MTN (Main Telecommunications Network), which handles all worldwide meteorological data.
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back (same), also ESSA-9 launch front, also insert2 front
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back (same), also ESSA-9 launch front, also insert2 front
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back (same), also ESSA-9 launch front, also insert2 front
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert2 back (same), also ESSA-9 launch front, also insert2 front
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Solar Covers no.27) insert from Eole launch cover, also frontThe "World Weather Program" (WWP) includes the WWW
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Space Voyage) insert from Eole launch cover, also frontThe "World Weather Program" (WWP) includes the WWW
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-3 launch cover"global weather watch program"
United States1977-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on GMS-1 launch cover"Worldwide Weather Watch (WWW) system"
United States1977-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on Meteosat-1 launch cover"Worldwide Weather Watch"
United States1980-09-09Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on GOES-4 launch cover"World Weather Watch service"
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Black printed) cachet on FY-2D launch cover back, also front"global World Weather Watch system"


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