clouds

Clouds
and Skies


Below is a checklist of Clouds and skies 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.


CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueType of Cloud*
Clouds and skies
This list includes only items with a primary intent to show clouds, not the many other items that show clouds as secondary elements.
Botswana722 (Mi727)2001Scenic skies: clouds
Botswana723 (Mi728)
Botswana724 (Mi729)
Botswana725 (Mi730)
British Antarctic Territory200 (Mi201)1992Lower atmospheric phenomena: lee wave cloud
British Antarctic Territory201 (Mi202)Also gutter pairLower atmospheric phenomena: nacreous clouds
British Antarctic Territory198-201 fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC, also insert and insert back(As above)
Canada1287 (Mi1195)1990Cumulus congestus (towering cumulus)
Canada1287 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Canada Post Corp. cachet)
Canada1287 fdc2Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Canada1287 fdc3Stamp on FDC (? cachet, same, and signatures), also English insert and French insert
Canada1287 fdc4Stamp and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)1388 (Mi1398)1978Cumulonimbus with anvil
China (People's Republic)1384-1388 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Ciskei (South Africa)187 (Mi211)1992Cloud formations: cumulonimbus
Ciskei (South Africa)187 maxiMaxicard
Ciskei (South Africa)188 (Mi212)Cloud formations: altocumulus
Ciskei (South Africa)188 maxiMaxicard
Ciskei (South Africa)189 (Mi213)Cloud formations: cirrus
Ciskei (South Africa)189 maxiMaxicard
Ciskei (South Africa)190 (Mi214)Cloud formations: cumulus
Ciskei (South Africa)190 maxiMaxicard
Ciskei (South Africa)187-190 fdcFour stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDCCloud formations
Falkland Islands1003 (Mi1094)2010Atmospheres: spring
Falkland Islands1004 (Mi1095)Atmospheres: summer
Falkland Islands1005 (Mi1096)Atmospheres: autumn
Falkland Islands1006 (Mi1097)Atmospheres: winter
Falkland Islands1153 (Mi?)2015Cloud forms: asperitas; also Luke Howard
Falkland Islands1154 (Mi?)Cloud forms: altocumulus; also Luke Howard
Falkland Islands1155 (Mi?)Cloud forms: altocumulus lenticularis; also Luke Howard
Falkland Islands1156 (Mi?)Cloud forms: cumulonimbus and stratocumulus; also Luke Howard
Finland1050 (Mi?)One of booklet pane of 4 (1052a (1049-1052)), with booklet outside (front and back) and inside1997Cumulus congestus/TCU
Finland1052a fdcBooklet pane of 4 on FDC, also back
Germany3223 (Mi3613)From MS10 (3223a (10x 3323))2021Cumulonimbus with thunderstorm ("Gewitter"); the cloud is late in its life cycle and is dying as ice crystals have taken over much of its structure, resulting in its "fuzzy" look
Germany3224 (Mi3614)From MS10 (3224a (10x 3324))Cumulonimbus supercell ("Superzelle")
Germany3223-3324 fdcTwo stamps and (Berlin circular pictorial) cancel and (Deutsche Post) cachet on FDC(As above for stamps)
Germany3223-3224 sheetMinisterial sheet page1, with (Bonn circular pictorial) cancel and (Berlin circular pictorial) cancel, also page2 and page3
Germany3225 (Mi3617)Self-adhesive, from booklet of 10 (3225a (10x 3325)) (Mi Folienblatt 107)Cumulonimbus with thunderstorm ("Gewitter"); the cloud is late in its life cycle and is dying as ice crystals have taken over much of its structure, resulting in its "fuzzy" look
Germany3225 fdcStamp and (Bonn oval pictorial) cancel and (Deutsche Post) cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 pack (Mi? pack)Presentation pack front2016SC (stratocumulus)
New Zealand1526 (Mi1698)1998Scenic skies (clouds): altocumulus
New Zealand1527 (Mi1699)Scenic skies (clouds): altocumulus, with some altocumulus lenticularis
New Zealand1528 (Mi1700)Scenic skies (clouds): altocumulus/altostratus
New Zealand1529 (Mi1701)Scenic skies (clouds):
New Zealand1530 (Mi1702)Scenic skies (clouds):
New Zealand1531 (Mi1703)Scenic skies (clouds): (turbulent mountain wave)
New Zealand1531a (BL?)MS2 (1526 + 1531)Scenic skies (clouds): altocumulus (turbulent mountain wave)
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L55 (Mi60)1999Night skies: sea smoke (fog)
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L56 (Mi61)Night skies: alpenglow
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L57 (Mi62)Night skies: sunset
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L58 (Mi63)Night skies: pressure ridges
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L59 (Mi64)Night skies: evening light
Ross Dependency (New Zealand)L60 (Mi65)Night skies: mother of pearl clouds
RussiaNonePostcard back, also frontearly-1900snimbostratus
Sweden1845 (Mi1633)1990Clouds: cumulus humilis (fair weather cumulus)
Sweden1845 maxiMaxicard
Sweden1846 (Mi1634)Clouds: lightning beneath cumulonimbus
Sweden1846 maxiMaxicard
Sweden1846 cardFDC card
Sweden1847 (Mi1635)Clouds: cirrus uncinus ("mares' tails")
Sweden1847 maxiMaxicard
Sweden1848 (Mi1636)Clouds: altocumulus lenticularis
Sweden1848 maxiMaxicard
Sweden1845-1848 fdcFour stamps on FDC, also insertClouds
Sweden2396a (Mi2186)From booklet pane of 6 (2396 (a-f)) (Mi2186-2191), also booklet front2000Sky conditions: clouds, Sun
Sweden2396b (Mi2187)Sky conditions: clouds, lightning
Sweden2396c (Mi2188)Sky conditions: clouds, rainstorm
Sweden2396d (Mi2189)Sky conditions: aurora
Sweden2396e (Mi2190)Sky conditions: cloud, rainbow
Sweden2396f (Mi2191)Sky conditions: cumulus
Sweden2396a-f fdcSix stamps and cachet on FDC (2396 (a-f))Sky conditions
United NationsC17 (Mi248)1972Cumulus
United NationsUXC10(Airmail) postal card1975Cumulus
United States3878a (Mi3865)
3878a back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also back2004Cloudscapes: cirrus radiatus
United States3878a fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878a fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878a fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878a fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878a fdc5Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878b (Mi3866)
3878b back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cirrostratus fibratus
United States3878b fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878b fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878b fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878b fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878c (Mi3867)
3878c back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cirrocumulus undulatus
United States3878c fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878c fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878c fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878c fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878d (Mi3868)
3878d back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cumulonimbus mammatus
United States3878d fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878d fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878d fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878d fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878d fdc5Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878e (Mi3869)
3878e back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cumulonimbus incus
United States3878e fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878e fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878e fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878e fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878f (Mi3870)
3878f back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: altocumulus stratiformis
United States3878f fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878f fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878f fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878f fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878g (Mi3871)
3878g back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: altostratus translucidus
United States3878g fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878g fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878g fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878g fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878h (Mi3872)
3878h back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: altocumulus undulatus
United States3878h fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878h fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878h fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878h fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878i (Mi3873)
3878i back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: altocumulus castellanus
United States3878i fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878i fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878i fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878i fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878j (Mi3874)
3878j back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: altocumulus lenticularis
United States3878j fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878j fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878j fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878j fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878k (Mi3875)
3878k back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: stratocumulus undulatus
United States3878k fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878k fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878k fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878k fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878l (Mi3876)
3878l back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: stratus opacus
United States3878l fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878l fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878l fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878l fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878m (Mi3877)
3878m back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cumulus humilis
United States3878m fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878m fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878m fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878m fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878m cover (Mi3877 cover)Stamp on coverCloudscapes: cumulus humilis
United States3878n (Mi3878)
3878n back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cumulus congestus
United States3878n fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States3878n fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878n fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878n fdc4Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States3878o (Mi3879)
3878o back
From MS15 (3878 (a-o)) (Mi3865-3879), also backCloudscapes: cumulonimbus with tornado
United States3878o fdc1Stamp and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
United States3878o fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States3878o fdc3Stamp and (BGC) cachet on FDC
United States3878o fdc4Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States3878o fdc5Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States3878o fdc6Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States3878o fdc7Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
United StatesSP1549(USPS) souvenir page (3878), also back(As above)
United StatesCP719 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (3878), also page2
United StatesUX421
UX421 back
Postal cards, from booklet of 20, 15 different (UX421-UX435) with booklet front, also back2004Cloudscapes: cirrus radiatus
United StatesUX422
UX422 back
Cloudscapes: cirrostratus fibratus
United StatesUX423
UX423 back
Cloudscapes: cirrocumulus undulatus
United StatesUX424
UX424 back
Cloudscapes: cumulonimbus mammatus
United StatesUX425
UX425 back
Cloudscapes: cumulonimbus incus
United StatesUX426
UX426 back
Cloudscapes: altocumulus stratiformis
United StatesUX427
UX427 back
Cloudscapes: altostratus translucidus
United StatesUX428
UX428 back
Cloudscapes: altocumulus undulatus
United StatesUX429
UX429 back
Cloudscapes: altocumulus castellanus
United StatesUX430
UX430 back
Cloudscapes: altocumulus lenticularis
United StatesUX431
UX431 back
Cloudscapes: stratocumulus undulatus
United StatesUX432
UX432 back
Cloudscapes: stratus opacus
United StatesUX433
UX433 back
Cloudscapes: cumulus humilis
United StatesUX434
UX434 back
Cloudscapes: cumulus congestus
United StatesUX435
UX435 back
Cloudscapes: cumulonimbus with tornado
Yemen Arab RepublicBL109On stamp of SS1 (Mi994)1975"Sea of Clouds" (on the Moon)
Zimbabwe986 (Mi812)2005Clouds: Fair weather cumulus at low levels, cirrus uncinus (mares' tails) above
Zimbabwe987 (Mi813)Clouds: (poorly-depicted) nimbostratus
Zimbabwe988 (Mi814)Clouds: Altocumulus illuminated from below by the rising or setting Sun
Zimbabwe989 (Mi815)Clouds: Cumulonimbus with anvil (cumulonimbus incus) in background

*This list includes only items with a primary intent to show clouds, not the many other items that show clouds as secondary elements.


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