barometer

Barometers,
Atmospheric Pressure,
and Pressure Units


Below are checklists of Barometers, atmospheric pressure, and pressure units 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.

See also the following topics on the Weather Maps page:

See also the following Contributors to Meteorology whose names were used for pressure units:

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)
Barometers
(and barographs)
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units
(no barometers depicted)
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units
(no barometers depicted)


Below is a list of Barometers, atmospheric pressure, and pressure units on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of itemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Barometers (and barographs)
Algeria351 (Mi451)
i351

Imperforate
1966Aneroid barometer
Algeria351 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Alger cancel, blank/no cachet)
Algeria351 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Oran cancel, blank/no cachet)
Algeria351 fdc3Stamp and (orange and grey and black printed) cachet on FDC
Algeria351 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Algeria351 dsDeluxe sheet (351)
Australia431 fdc (Mi395 fdc)(WCS pink/green) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)1968Barograph
Australia431-432 fdc1(WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Melbourne Philatelic Bureau VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc2(WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Newcastle NSW cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc3(WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Burleigh Heads QLD cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc4(WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc5(WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (GPO Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc1(WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Nedlands South WA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc2(WCS blue-green/green) cachet on FDC (Essendon VIC cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc3(WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (Newcastle NSW cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc4(WCS orange-brown/green) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc5(WCS pink/green) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia432 fdc (Mi396 fdc)(WCS yellow/green) cachet on FDC (Haymarket NSW cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL58 (Mi62)1984Aneroid barometer
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL58 fdcStamp on FDC
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC (Toukley NSW cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (Edgecliff NSW cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc3One of two stamps on FDC (Numurkah Vic cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 fdc4One of two stamps on FDC (Sydney NSW cancel)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58 packPresentation pack, also front
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL57-L58_coverOne of two stamps on cover1998Aneroid barometer
Austria666 fdc4 (Mi1091 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1961(probable) aneroid barometer
Austria666 fdc5 (Mi1091 fdc2)Cachet (changed colors) on FDC
Austria1359 fdc (Mi1857 fdc)(Styria) cachet on FDC1986Aneroid barometer
BelgiumNoneCachet on commericial cover1934"manometers"
Brazil936 fdc (Mi1013 fdc)Cachet on FDC1962Barograph
BrazilNoneCachet on WMD cover1964Barograph
Canada479 fdc1 (Mi420 fdc1)(Rosecraft) cachet on FDC, also detail1968Aneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc2 (Mi420 fdc2)(Jackson Covers/C. Chickering) cachet on FDCAneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc3 (Mi420 fdc3)(Jackson Covers/C. Chickering) cachet on FDC (purple rubber-stamp cachet)Aneroid barometer
Canada479 fdc4 (Mi420 fdc4)(Schering) cachet on FDC, also back"barometer"
Canada479 fdc5 (Mi420 fdc5)(Mapleaf) cachet on FDCAneroid barometer
Canada1287 fdc1 (Mi1195 fdc1)(?) cachet on FDC1990Barograph in open instrument shelter
Canada1287 fdc2 (Mi1195 fdc2)(?) cachet (same, and signatures) on FDC, also English insert and French insert
Chad100 (Mi115)
i100

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Congo 111 and Gabon 170
Chad100 proofSigned proof
Chad100 fdc1Stamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Chad100 fdc2Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
Chad100 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Congo (Republic)111 (Mi42)
i111

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Chad 100 and Gabon 170
Congo (Republic)111 dsDeluxe sheet (111)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs1Color proofs
Congo (Republic)111 proofs2Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 proofs3Color proofs (different)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc2Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
Congo (Republic)111 fdc3Stamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Denmark489 fdc1 (Mi521 fdc1)(Frimaerke Nyt nr.169) cachet on FDC1972Aneroid barometer
Denmark489 fdc2 (Mi521 fdc2)Cachet (different) on FDCEarly barograph in use since 1870
FranceNoneCachet (return address) on commercial cover1953"Baromètre"
FranceNonePostcard1958Qualitative barometer
FranceNoneMeter1965"manomètres"
FranceNoneMeter1967"manomètres"
FranceNoneMeter1978"manomètres"
France3317-3326 bk (Mi4247-4256 bk)Booklet outside (front and back)2007(possible) aneroid barometer
Gabon170 (Mi196)
i170

Imperforate
1964Barograph, aneroid barometer; design similar to Chad 100 and Congo 111
Gabon170 proof1Signed proof (blue)
Gabon170 proof2Signed proof (green)
Gabon170 proof3Signed proof (black)
Gabon170 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Gabon170 fdc2Stamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
Gabon170 fdc3Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
Germany (West)NoneMeter on commercial cover1949"manometer"
Germany (West)NoneMeter1966"manometer"
Germany (West)NoneMeter1972"manometer"
Germany (West)NoneMeter1980Manometer advertisement
Germany1763 cover (Mi1638 cover)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover1992(possible) barometer
Great Britain956-959 fdc (Mi891-894 fdc)Cachet on FDC1981Barograph
Great Britain1963 (Mi1924)2001Portion of aneroid barometer
Great Britain1963 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1963 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc1Four stamps on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet, ? cancel)Aneroid barometer
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc2Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc3Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet, pictorial cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc4Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet, red meter)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc5Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc6Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet, Edinburgh pictorial cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc7Four stamps and (Bracknell pictorial) cancel on FDC (Cotswold and Stuart / BPCPA cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc8Four stamps on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet, Greenwich cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc9Four stamps on FDC (Exmouth Stamp Club cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc10Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc11Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc12Four stamps on FDC (Benham cachet, Oxford cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc13Four stamps on FDC (Benham cachet, Reading cancel), also back and insert and insert2
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc14Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc15Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet, Reading pictorial cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc16Four stamps on FDC (Bracknell pictorial cancel, Dawn Cover Productions cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc17Four stamps on FDC (Benham cachet, Bracknell cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc18Four stamps on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet, Bracknell cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc19Four stamps on FDC (A.G. Bradbury Leicester cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc20Four stamps on FDC (A.G. Bradbury Leicester cachet and signature)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc21Four stamps on FDC (A.G. Bradbury Leicester cachet and signature, different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc22Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc23Four stamps and (Bracknell pictorial) cancel on FDC (Dawn Cover Productions cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc24Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc25Four stamps on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet, London cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc26Four stamps on FDC (Cotswold and Stuart / BPCPA cachet, London cancel)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc27Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc28Four stamps on FDC (? cachet), also back
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc29Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc30Four stamps on FDC (Heyden? no.115 cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc31Four stamps and (Bracknell pictorial) cancel on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc32Four stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet, red meter)
Great Britain1963-1966 packPresentation pack
Great Britain1963-1966 cardPublicity card
Great Britain1964 (Mi1925)Portion of aneroid barometer
Great Britain1964 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1964 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1965 (Mi1926)
Great Britain1965 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1965 fdc1Stamp and (Benham) cachet on FDC, also back
Great Britain1965 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Luxury cachet)
Great Britain1966 (Mi1927)
Great Britain1966 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966 fdc1Stamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1966 fdc2Stamp on FDC
Great Britain1966 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1966a (BL10, Mi1924-1927)MS4 (1963-1966)Aneroid barometer
Great Britain1966a cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966a fdc1MS4 on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc2MS4 on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc3MS4 on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc4MS4 on FDC (Exton, Shouthampton cancel)
Great Britain1966a fdc5MS4 on FDC (London cancel)
Great Britain1966a fdc6MS4 and (Benham) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1966a fdc7MS4 on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc8MS4 on FDC (Benham cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc9MS4 on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc10MS4 on FDC (Benham cachet), also back and insert
Great Britain1966a fdc11MS4 on FDC (? cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc12MS4 on FDC (Cotswold and Stuart / BPCPA cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc13MS4 on FDC (Mercury cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc14MS4 on FDC (A.G. Bradbury Leicester cachet)
Great Britain1966a fdc15MS4 on FDC (Dawn Cover Productions cachet)
Great Britain1966a cover (BL10, Mi1924-1927 cover)MS4 on cover2002Aneroid barometer
Hungary3490 (Mi4339)1995Aneroid barometer
Hungary3490 fdcStamp on FDC
Ireland332-333 fdc (Mi292-293 fdc)Cachet on FDC1973Aneroid barometer
Italy754 (Mi1020)From MS50 (754a (50x 754))1958Torricelli's mercury barometer
Italy754 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDCTorricelli's mercury barometer (in stamp and at left in cachet), modern mercury barometer and aneroid barometer (at right in cachet)
Italy754 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDCTorricelli's mercury barometer
Italy754 fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Italy754 fdc4Stamp on FDC
Italy754 fdc5Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc6Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc7Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc8Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc9Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc10Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc11Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc12Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc13Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc14Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 fdc15Stamp on FDC (different)
Italy754 folderFDC folder
Italy754 maxiMaxicard
Italy754 scSouvenir card
ItalyNonePhonecard?mercury barometer
Jersey (Great Britain)1299 (Mi1330)2008Aneroid barometer (hPa or mb1, and mm Hg)
Jersey (Great Britain)1297-1301 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC, also back
Jersey (Great Britain)1299a (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of MS10 (10x 1299)
Korea (North)2254 (Mi2309)From MS6 (2254a (6x 2254)), also detail1982Tissandier reading aneroid barometer
Monaco1476 (Mi1696)1985Barograph
Monaco1476 maxiMaxicard
Morocco103 (Mi532)1964Barograph trace
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc1One of three stamps on FDC
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc2One of three stamps on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Morocco102-103+C10 fdc3One of three stamps on FDC (different)
NetherlandsB621 (Mi1290)1986Aneroid barometer
NetherlandsB621 cardFD card
NetherlandsB621 maxi1Maxicard
NetherlandsB621 maxi2Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB621 maxi3Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB621 maxi4Maxicard (different)
NetherlandsB619-B622 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
NetherlandsB619-B622 sc1Souvenir card
NetherlandsB619-B622 sc2Souvenir card (different)
NetherlandsB619-B622 bk no.32Booklet (no.32) of 8 (2x (B619-B622))
NetherlandsB619-B622 bk no.36 frontCover for booklet (no.36)
NetherlandsB619-B622 folderFolder
Netherlands Antilles241 fdc (Mi65 fdc)Cachet on FDC1957Graduated manometer (on right side of globe)
New Caledonia322 (Mi385)
i322

Imperforate
1962Barograph
New Caledonia322 dsDeluxe sheet (322)
New Caledonia322 maxiMaxicard
New Caledonia322 fdc1Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
New Caledonia322 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
New Caledonia322 fdc3Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
New Caledonia322 fdc4Stamp and (?) cachet on FDCBarograph; also (probable) aneroid barometers (in cachet)
Nigeria311-312 essayEssay (18k)1973Barograph
Norway355-357 fdc (Mi411-413 fdc)Cachet on FDC1957Graduated manometer (on right side of globe)
Russia (USSR)2165 (Mi2194)1959(possible) small barometer
San Marino1043 (Mi1273)1983mercury barometer
Sweden2706 (Mi?)2013Aneroid barometer, includes indications for storm, rain and fine weather
Sweden2706 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Tunisia441 (Mi633)1964Aneroid barometer
Tunisia441 fdcStamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Tunisia621 (Mi825)1973Aneroid barometer
Uganda1200 (BL207)On stamp of SS11994Barograph
United Arab Emirates668 (Mi643)2000Two aneroid barometers (complete and partial)
United Arab Emirates669 (Mi644)Aneroid barometer (partial)
United Arab Emirates668-669 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (yellow and blue printed) cachet on FDCMultiple aneroid barometers
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover1861Portable barometer
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front1907"Mule barometer"
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1922"Mercurial and aneroid barometer manufacturer"
United StatesNoneAdvertising card back1974"barometers"
United States2032 fdc (Mi1617 fdc)(Edsel) cachet on FDC1983Jeffries and mercury barometer
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2016aneroid barometer
Upper Volta107 fdc (Mi116 fdc)(Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC1963Aneroid barometer
Upper VoltaC21 (Mi161)1965Aneroid barometer
Upper VoltaC21 dsDeluxe sheet (C21)
Upper VoltaC21 proofSigned proof
Upper VoltaC21 imperf-pairImperforate pair
Upper VoltaC21 fdcStamp on FDC (Éditions So.Ge.Im. cachet)
Vietnam (South)235 (Mi312)1964Barograph
Vietnam (South)236 (Mi313)
Vietnam (South)237 (Mi314)
Vietnam (South)238 (Mi315)
Vietnam (South)238 dsDeluxe sheet (238)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc1Four stamps and (purple) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc2Four stamps and (yellow-orange) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc3Four stamps and (brown and green) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc4Four stamps and (black and blue) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc5Four stamps on FDC (brown and green cachet)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc6Four stamps on FDC (magenta and green cachet)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc7Four stamps on FDC (blue and orange cachet)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc8Four stamps on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc9Four stamps on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc10Four stamps on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc11Four stamps on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)235-238 fdc12Four stamps on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc1 (Mi525 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1973Manometer, barograph
Vietnam (South)447 fdc2 (Mi525 fdc2)(Brown) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc3 (Mi525 fdc3)(Green) cachet on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 folderCachet on FDC folder
YugoslaviaNoneCachet on WMD cover1965Simple barometer or weather glass
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units (no barometers depicted)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2015vertical profile of ozone "partial pressure" in "mPa"
Great BritainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2005Lowest pressure (902 mb or hPa)1
Grenada1537 (Mi1689)1987Boyle's Law: pressure and volume
Guinea RepublicBL1696In (upper-right) margin of SS12009"atmospheric pressure"; also Blaise Pascal
Ireland332-333 fdc (Mi292-293 fdc)Cachet on FDC1973High pressure (1032 mb or hPa)1
Italy714 (Mi972)1956"pressione"
Italy714 fdcStamp on FDC
Italy714 cardFDOI card
LiberiaMi2901One of MS17 (Mi2893-2909 + label)2000Study of barometric pressure
NetherlandsB652 (Mi1381)One of book of 4 (B652a (B650-B651+2x B652)) (MH41 (1379C+1380D+1381D-E)), with interior, also detail1990Synoptic code message from DeBilt, Netherlands: pressure (979.6 hPa) and pressure tendency (falling, then rising 3.0 hPa in past 3 hours)
NetherlandsB652 fdcStamp on FDC (Ruimtevaart filatelie club nederland cachet)
NetherlandsB650-B652 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC (NVPH cachet)
United States2631 fdc (Mi2235 fdc)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front1992"Columbia was pressurized at 14.7 psi - the same air pressure experienced at sea level"
United States4524p (Mi4696)One of MS16 (4524 (a-p)) (Mi4681-4696), also back; also cross gutter block of 162011"tire pressure"; "pounds per square inch (p.s.i.)" and "3 p.s.i.", and "tire [pressure] gauge" (on Fleetwood FDC back)
United States4524p fdcStamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
United States4524o-p fdcOne of two stamps and (PCS) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP1793(USPS) souvenir page (4524), also back(As above for stamp)
United StatesCP868 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (4524), also page2

1Pressure units in millibars (mb) and hectopascals (hPa) are equivalent in value, the first is old-metric and the second is SI (modern metric system).


Below is a list of Barometers, atmospheric pressure, and pressure units on satellite and rocket launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Atmospheric pressure and pressure units (no barometers depicted)
United States1950-03-31Las Cruces NM(Red printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"pressure"
United States1963-12-07Wallops Island VA(Swanson cyan and magenda rubber-stamp) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch (airmail) cover"pressures"
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.2) cachet on TIROS-M launch (airmail) cover, also back, also insert"Barograph (and) self-recording mercurial barometer"


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