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Below is a checklist of Shortwave radio 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 author using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

Shortwave radio involves radio transmissions on frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz, or wavelengths from 10 to 200 meters, used for long-distance reception or transmission.


CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Shortwave radio1
Ascension Island111 (Mi108)1967BBC (South Atlantic) Relay Station: BBC emblem
Ascension Island112 (Mi109)
Ascension Island113 (Mi110)
Ascension Island114 (Mi111)
Ascension Island317 (Mi328)198250th anniv. BBC overseas broadcasting, 1931
Ascension Island318 (Mi329)
Ascension Island319 (Mi330)
Ascension Island320 (Mi331)
Ascension Island508 (Mi550)199125th anniv. BBC (South Atlantic) Relay Station, 1966
Ascension Island509 (Mi551)
Ascension Island510 (Mi552)
Ascension Island511 (Mi553)
Ascension Island656 (Mi707)199630th anniv. BBC (South Atlantic) Relay Station, 1966
Ascension Island657 (Mi708)
Ascension Island658 (Mi709)
Ascension Island659 (Mi710)
Australia1162 (Mi1180)198950th anniv. Radio Australia, 1939
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL16 (Mi16)1966Mawson radio station: VLV
Bhutan53 (Mi69)1966Shortwave radio receiver
Canada541 (Mi482)1971Radio Canada International, "Speaking to the world"
CubaC231 (Mi756)1962International radio service
CubaC232 (Mi757)
CubaC233 (Mi758)
CubaC234 (Mi759)
Cuba1618 (Mi1692)197110th anniv. Radio Havana Cuba (RHC), 1961
Cuba1619 (Mi1693)
Cuba2047 (Mi2116)197615th anniv. Radio Havana Cuba (RHC), 1961
Cuba2862 (Mi3016)198625th anniv. Radio Havana Cuba (RHC), 1961
Italy538 (Mi796)1950International Shortwave Radio Conference, Florence
Italy539 (Mi797)
Japan696 (Mi728)196025th anniv. Radio Japan, 1935
Japan1649 (Mi1638)From pair (1650a (1649-1650))198550th anniv. Radio Japan, 1935
Japan1650 (Mi1639)
Liberia659 (Mi903)197420th anniv. Radio ELWA2, 1954
Liberia660 (Mi904)
Liberia661 (Mi905)
Liberia662 (Mi906)
Liberia830 (Mi1088)197925th anniv. Radio ELWA2, 1954
Liberia831 (Mi1089)
NetherlandsNoneCinderella1973World DX Friendship Year, Radio Nederland (RN), and "73" greeting
Netherlands Antilles316 (Mi201)1969Dutch World Broadcasting relay: Radio Nederland (RN): map, mast, waves
Netherlands Antilles316 fdc1Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Netherlands Antilles316 fdc2Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FDC
Netherlands Antilles316 fdc3Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FDC
Netherlands Antilles322 (Mi215)19705th anniv. Trans World Radio, 1965
Netherlands Antilles323 (Mi216)
Netherlands Antilles322-323 fdc1Two stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Netherlands Antilles322-323 fdc2Two stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FDC
Netherlands Antilles322-323 fdc3Two stamps and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
Norfolk Island466 (Mi471)198950th anniv. Radio Australia, 1939
Norfolk Island467 (Mi472)
Norfolk Island468 (Mi473)
PolandNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover1972DX club, VZJAZD
PolandNone(Pictorial) cancel on postal card1977shortwave radio
Russia (USSR)4791 (Mi4899)197950th anniv. Radio Moscow, 1929
Saudi Arabia205 (Mi65)19601st international (shortwave) radio station in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia206 (Mi66)
Saudi Arabia207 (Mi67)
Senegal499 (Mi690)1978Shortwave radio stations in Senegal
Switzerland758 (Mi1302)198550th anniv. Swiss Radio International, 1935
Trieste (A-zone)77 (Mi107)Italy 538 overprinted in carmine1950International Shortwave Radio Conference, Florence
Trieste (A-zone)78 (Mi108)Italy 539 overprinted in carmine
United StatesNone(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1953"VOA" (via USCGC Courier)
United States1329 (Mi927)196725th anniv. US Information Agency (USIA), 1942: "Voice of America" (VOA)
United States1329 fdc1Stamp and (The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc2Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (large-font cancel)
United States1329 fdc4Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC (small-font cancel)
United States1329 fdc5Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc6Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States1329 fdc7Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc8Stamp and (Bobby G) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc9Stamp and (Cachet Craft red and blue) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc10Stamp and (Cachet Craft brown and black) cachet on FDC (small-font cancel)
United States1329 fdc11Stamp and (Cachet Craft brown and black) cachet on FDC (large-font cancel)
United States1329 fdc12Stamp and (Cachet Craft multi-color and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on FDC
United States1329 fdc13Stamp and (Artopages) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc14Stamp and (Flugel Covers) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc15Stamp and (Cover Craft Cachets) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States1329 fdc16Stamp and (HF) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc17Stamp and (Sarzin metallic) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc18Stamp and (reproduction of 1329 from SP194) cachet on FDC
United States1329 fdc19Stamp and (Virgil Crow) cachet on FDC
United States1329 scSouvenir card
United StatesSP194(USPS) stamp poster (1329)
United States2812 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Ranto/SP194) cachet and extra (1329) stamp on FDC, also back1994US Information Agency (USIA), 1942: Voice of America (VOA)
Vatican City681 (Mi779)198150th anniv. Radio Vatican (RV), 1931
Vatican City682 (Mi780)
Vatican City683 (Mi781)
Vatican City684 (Mi782)


1Radio stations that are known to use shortwave frequencies are included, even though their shortwave broadcasts are not specifically noted.
2ELWA: Eternal Love Winning Africa


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