Below is a checklist of Duststorms and sandstorms 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.
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
|Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
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Below is a list of Duststorms and sandstorms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).
|Country||Catalog Number||Type of Item||Year of Issue||Notes on Content|
|Duststorms and sandstorms|
|Australia||None||Postcard back||1906||"Dust storm"|
|Poland||3892a (Mi?)||One of strip of 4 (3292 (a-d)), or three of MS12 (3892e (3x (3892 (a-d)))||2008||"Sandstorm" (in Polish text)|
|Poland||3892a-d fdc||One of four stamps on FDC|
|South Africa||None||(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover||196?||Hydrogen balloon inflation "interrupted by sand storm"|
|Sudan||None||Postcard back||1906||"Sandstorm (huboub1)"|
|United States||1915 sc (1484 sc)||(Reader's Digest) souvenir card back, also front (with 1915 fdc)||1981||"In Arizona a highway dust storm warning sign is lighted by electricity produced by photovoltaic cells"|
|United States||2074 sc/fdc (Mi? sc/fdc)||(Reader's Digest/PCA) cachet on 2074 FDC on souvenir card, also back||1984||"To end dust storms"|
|United States||3185 (BL45, Mi3027-3041)||In (lower-right) margin of pane of 15 (3185 (a-o)), also back||1998||"Dust Bowl" and "dust storms"; also a photo of a farmer and his two sons seeking shelter from a dust storm in Cimarron County OK (reproduction in the lower part of the pane and the souvenir page)|
|United States||SP1259D||(USPS) souvenir page (3185), also back|
|United States||CP537D page1||(USPS) commemorative panel (3185), also page2|
|United States||3185m fdc1||(Pugh Cachets) cachet on FDC, also insert||In "dust-bowl" circumstances, "a mother and her teenage son are attempting to escape the ravages of a dust storm" (in insert text and depicted in the cachet)|
|United States||3185m fdc2||(Collins) cachet on FDC||"Hard times in the Dust Bowl" with an approaching dust storm|
|United States||3185m fdc3||(PCS) insert from FDC, also front||During the Great Depression, "families were wiped out by severe droughts and dust storms"|
|United States||3185m fdc4||(Colorano silk) insert from FDC, also front||"drought and dust storms plagued the Great Plains in the early 30s"|
|United States||3185m fdc5||(S&T) cachet on FDC|
|United States||3185m fdc6||(Wild Horse hand-painted) cachet on FDC||Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath takes place against the backdrop of the 1930s Great Depression, drought and Dust Bowl in the western American plains|
|United States||3185 fdc||Sheet of 15 on FDC (Cachet Craft Cachets cachet)|
|United States||3878o fdc (Mi3867 fdc)||(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front||2004||"dust storms"|
|United States||None||(Zazzle.com) personalized postage||2016||"haboob"1|
1A haboob is an intense dust storm or sandstorm in the deserts of North Africa, Arabia or India. In the southwestern USA, the word has been used as a name for the dust storms caused by strong winds flowing downward and outward from thunderstorms. The leading edge of such a storm is a fast-moving, tall wall of dust.
Below is a list of Duststorms and sandstorms on satellite launch covers.
|Country||Cancel Date||Cancel Location||Type of Item||Notes on Content|
|Duststorms and sandstorms|
|United States||1982-03-29||WSMR, NM||(Space Voyage) cachet on STS-3 event cover||"White Sands sandstorm"; "zero visibility due to sandstorm makes planned White Sands shuttle landing [on 29 March] impossible"|
|United States||1982-03-30||Kennedy Space Center FL||(Multi-color printed) cachet on STS-3 landing cover||"Sandstorms at the White Sands Missile Base"|
|French Guiana||2011-09-21||Kourou||(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Arabsat-5C and SES-2 launch cover, also back||"Sandstorm over the Nile delta, 2003, [image from] Terra satellite" (in French text)|
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