blizzard

Winter weather
and storms
(including blizzards, snowflakes,
snow falling, ice pellets, and frost)

winter weather snowflake

Below is a checklist of Winter weather and storms (including blizzards, snowflakes, snow falling, ice pellets, and frost) 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)
Blizzards
Snowflakes (Selected) Snowflakes
Snow falling
Other snow-related Other snow-related
Ice pellets
Frost and rime
Freezing rain and ice storms
Freezing spray


Below is a list of Winter weather and storms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Blizzards

Blizzard: A blizzard is a severe winter storm with strong winds and reduced visibilities due to falling and/or blowing snow, with such conditions lasting for some minimum amount of time. In popular usage the term is often taken to mean simply any heavy snowstorm accompanied by strong winds. Earlier definitions included a temperature criterion for cold temperatures (e.g. -7°C or colder), but this element has been dropped from current definitions.

The etymology of the word "blizzard" is obscure. It is of American origin, possibly from the Upper Midwest, where it probably came into use following the hard winter of 1880-1881.

For the purposes of analysis, forecasting and verification, modern weather services have established numerical thresholds for the elements that constitute a blizzard. For example, the US National Weather Service uses the following criteria:

  1. Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 mph or higher;
  2. Considerable falling and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less; and
  3. Those conditions last for at least 3 hours.

Other countries may use different thresholds according to their own needs and climatology. For example, the Meteorological Service of Canada uses the following criteria:

  1. Wind 40 km/h or greater;
  2. Visibility 400 m or less in blowing snow or blowing snow combined with falling snow; and
  3. Those conditions last for at least 4 hours (south of the treeline) or 6 hours (north of the treeline).

In Antarctica, the term blizzard refers to the violent winds that descend from the ice cap to sea level in coastal areas (katabatic winds). Visibilities may be very low in blowing (and/or falling) snow, but it can also happen that those winds scour a packed snow or ice surface, with no loose snow and no falling snow; in such cases the wind is the principal component of the Antarctic blizzard, and low visibilities are secondary.

Postal items that are based on a photo by expedition photographer Frank Hurley at the Cape Denison base camp during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition2 are highlighted in yellow in the table below.

Antarctica PostLocal msLocal post MS31984Project Blizzard1 1984-1986; the design of the middle stamp is based on a photograph by Frank Hurley. Cape Denison, with its frequent violent winds, came to be known as "The Home of the Blizzard"
Antarctica PostLocal ms fdcLocal post MS3 on FDC (with additional AAT stamps and pictorial cancel)
Antarctica PostLocal msLocal post MS3 and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet (same as above FDC) on cover (with additional AAT stamp and pictorial cancel)1985Project Blizzard1
Antarctica PostLocal msLocal post MS3 and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (?) cachet (same) on cover1985Project Blizzard1
Antarctica PostLocalLocal post stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on stamped envelope1985"Home of the Blizzard" (in printed stamp text - refers to Cape Denison, the location of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition2 base camp); "Project Blizzard"1 (in the cancel and the cachet); the design of the printed stamp is based on a photograph by Frank Hurley.
Antarctica PostLocalLocal post stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (?) cachet (same) on stamped envelope
Antarctica PostLocalLocal post stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (?) cachet (same) on stamped envelope
Antarctica PostLocalLocal post stamp and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (?) cachet (same) on stamped envelope
Antarctica PostLocal msLocal post stamp and two cancels and (?) cachet and local post MS3 on stamped envelope1985 and 1986"Home of the Blizzard" (in printed stamp text - refers to Cape Denison, the location of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition2 base camp); "Project Blizzard"1 (in both cancels and the cachet and the local MS3); the design of the printed stamp is based on a photograph by Frank Hurley.
Antarctica PostLocal ms(Antarctic Protection Society) local post MS10early-1990sFundraising locals for Project Blizzard1; "The Home of the Blizzard" (in text - refers to Cape Denison, the location of Mawson's base camp hut)
Antigua and BarbudaNone fdc(Gold and printed) cachets (with reproductions of USA 292) on cinderella FDC2013
AustraliaNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover1985Project Blizzard1
Australian Antarctic TerritoryNone(Pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on cover1985Project Blizzard1
Australian Antarctic TerritoryNone(Black pictorial) cancel (similar to 1985 version) on cover1986Project Blizzard1
Australian Antarctic TerritoryNone(Black pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover1986Project Blizzard1
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL112 (Mi?)One of pair (L112a (L111-L112)), also L112a gutter pairs1999photograph: "The Home of the Blizzard". The design is based on a photograph by Frank Hurley. Cape Denison, with its frequent violent winds, came to be known as "The Home of the Blizzard")
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL112 maxiMaxicard
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL111-L114 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL111-L114 pack insideInside of stamp pack, also outside (front and back), and inside2"Cape Denison - 'Home of the Blizzard'"
Australian Antarctic TerritoryNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also back2010"The Home of the Blizzard"
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL172 (Mi212)One of MS5 (L176b (L172-L176)) (Mi212-216)2013Violent katabatic winds and blizzard conditions and wind measurement at Cape Denison, the "Home of the Blizzard", during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition2. This image is based on a photograph by Frank Hurley.
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL172 maxiMaxicard
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL174a+L176a fdc1One of set of 5 on FDC(As above)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL174a+L176a fdc2One of set of 5 on FDC (different), also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL176b fdc1MS5 on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL176b fdc2MS5 on FDC (WCS cachet)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL172-L176 packStamp pack interior, also exterior
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNonePostcard, also back1982"Adélie Land (South Pole) Sun and Blizzard" (in French text on card front); the Sun and blizzard are illustrated on the card back, but there is little or no restriction to visibility in this case, since there is apparently little or no loose snow available to be lifted into the air.
French Southern and Antarctic Territories116 sc (Mi203 sc)Text on souvenir card (116)1985"des blizzards très épais" (zero-visibility blizzards)
Great Britain1066a folder (Mi? folder)Folder1984"Blizzards" (in folder text)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc1 (Mi1924-1927 fdc1)(Dawn Cover Productions) cachet on FDC (Bracknell Berkshire "150 Years of Weather Charts" pictorial cancel)2001"1947 - Blizzards and Snow Drifts"
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc2 (Mi1924-1927 fdc2)(Dawn Cover Productions) cachet on FDC (Bracknell Berkshire "The Weather" pictorial cancel)
Great Britain1966a fdc (BL10, Mi1924-1927 fdc)(Dawn Cover Productions) cachet on FDC (Bracknell Berkshire "150 Years of Weather Charts" pictorial cancel)
MexicoNone(Efimex) card (with reproduction of USA 292)1968
Russia6326 (Mi504)1996"Mail sleigh in blizzard" (illustrated, and in Russian text)
Russia6326 cover (Mi504 cover)Stamp(s) on cover1998
United States292 (Mi124)1898"Western Cattle in Storm" (in a blizzard); design based on The Vanguard, painting by John MacWhirter, 1887
United States292 artwork292 artwork
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover back, also front1902Dietz Blizzard (Cold Blast) Lantern
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover1906Dietz Cold Blast (Blizzard) Lantern
United StatesNoneAdvertising cover, also back1910Dietz Blizzard - the King of Cold Blast Lanterns
United StatesNone(Black printed) cachet on cover193446th anniv. great blizzard of 12 March 1888 (New York and northeastern US); also an image of the surface analysis at the time of the blizzard
United StatesNone(Mad Magazine) cinderella1964"The Blizzard of [18]88"
United States1526 cover (Mi cover)(APS Stampede '74 / Hollywood Stamp Club) cachet (with partial repoduction of USA 292) on cover1974"Western Cattle in Storm"
United StatesNone(Buffalo Stamp Club) cachet on cover19781st anniv. blizzard of 1977 (28-30 January 1977, Buffalo NY and nearby areas of northeastern US and eastern Canada; cleanup lasted into early February)
United States292 reproduction1292 gold reproduction, also back1990s
United States292 reproduction2292 sterling-silver reproduction, also back1990s
United StatesNone(East Aurora Philatelic Society) cachet on cover1993"Blizzard of [19]93 cancels [Aurora, NY] show on this date [14 Mar] first time in club's history"
United States3209h (Mi?)One of MS9 (3209 (a-i))1998100th anniv. color reissue of USA 292: "Western Cattle in Storm" (in a blizzard); design based on The Vanguard, painting by John MacWhirter, 1887
United States3209h fdc1Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States3209h fdc2Stamp and (HF) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc3Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc4Stamp and (Collins hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc5Stamp and (Collins hand-painted) cachet (different) on FDC
United States3209h fdc6Stamp and (Bevil) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc7Stamp on FDC (Aristocrat cachet)
United States3209h fdc8Stamp and (Panda Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc9Stamp on FDC (Mystic cachet), also back
United States3209h fdc10Stamp and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc11Stamp on FDC (Artopages cachet)
United States3209h fdc12Stamp and (Springfield Stamp Club) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc13Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC, also back
United States3209h fdc14Stamp and (Artmaster/Brookman) cachet on FDC, also back
United States3209h fdc15Stamp on FDC (Dynamite cachet)
United States3209h fdc16Stamp and (Art Kobler) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc17Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc18Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States3209h fdc19Stamp and (Shadow) cachet on FDC
United States3209 packStamp pack, also back
United States3209 programFDOI program inside, also outside (front and back), and outside 2
United States3210 (Mi?)MS9 (9x 3209h)
United StatesSP1267(USPS) souvenir page (3209)
United StatesSP1268(USPS) souvenir page (3209h)
United StatesCP544 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (3209-3210), also page2
United StatesNone(Gold and printed) cachets (with reproductions of USA 292) on (un-canceled) cover1998
United StatesNone(Commercial) cachet (with reproduction of USA 292) on cover1998
United StatesNone(Commercial) cachet (with reproduction of USA 3209h) on cover1999
United States3878o fdc (Mi3867 fdc)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front2004"blizzards"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover201335th anniv. blizzard of 1978
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2015"blizzard conditions"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover201840th anniv. "blizzard of '78"; the storm "dumped nearly 3 feet of snow with some drifts over 15 feet deep"
(Selected) Snowflakes

Snowflakes: This table includes selected philatelic items that feature snowflakes. No attempt is made to be complete, since there are probably thousands of items, most of which include tiny drawings of snowflakes. We do include all known philatelic items with detailed snowflake depictions, however, as well as interesting examples of a variety of types of items (e.g. cancels, postal stationery, stamp booklets, cachets on covers) that depict or refer to snowflakes.

An international campaign called Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) took place in 2009. It was dedicated to raising awareness of the fragile state of the polar regions and glaciers in this era of global warming. The official logo for that campaign was a stylized snowflake. Some 55 countries issued postal items for PPRG, and most of them include that logo. They are all found in the PPRG page.

The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) was a large international scientific program that focused on the Arctic and Antarctic regions. It took place in 2007 and 2008. In addition to the official logo of the program, there was an unofficial logo in the form of a symbolic snowflake with 6 arms. That unofficial logo is present in many stamps that were issued for the fourth IPY. They are included in the 4th IPY section of the IPY page.

Ken Libbrecht is an American professor of physics at CalTech University who has become an expert in the physics of ice crystals and is known for his beautiful photographs of snowflakes. Some of those photographs have been reproduced on stamps from the United States (Scott 4101-4116, issued in 2006) and from Sweden (Scott 2647 and 2648a-2648e, issued in 2010). Images of all those stamps, along with some related philatelic items, are found in the Libbrecht page.

Ukichiro Nakaya was a Japanese physicist who studied the crystal structure of snow and ice and was captivated by the beauty of snowflakes. His photographed snowflakes and ice crystals, produced artificial ice crystals, studied the relationship between crystal structure and meteorological conditions and created the first snowflake classification system. See the Nakaya page for a Japanese stamp (Scott 2749) commemorating him and his work.

Some philatelic items show snowflakes with 4 or 5 or 8 arms rather than 6. Of course all snowflakes are hexagonal, so items with 4 or 5 or 8 arms are in error.

Aland425 (Mi478)2019
Aland426 (Mi479)
Aland426 maxiMaxicard
Aland425-426 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Aland Post) cachet on FDC
AlandNoneMS20 (5x 4 different Christmas seals)2019
AlandNonePublicity booklet front (with design of one Christmas seal)2019
Algeria380-381 (Mi485-486)Set of 2 stamps1967Stylized snowflakes (Grenoble Winter Olympics)
Algeria380-381 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Algeria Post) cachet on FDC
Algeria1455 (Mi1585)
i1455

Imperforate
2009
Algeria1455 dsDeluxe sheet (1455)
Algeria1455 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Algeria Post) cachet on FDC
Andorra (French)244 (Mi272)1976
Andorra (French)244 fdcStamp and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Andorra (French)244 maxiMaxicard, also back
Andorra (Spanish)396 (Mi408)2014Snowflakes, some with 6 arms (correct) and others with 5 arms (erroneous)
Andorra (Spanish)396 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Spanish Post) cachet on FDC
Antigua and Barbuda3353 (Mi5430)2017
Australia4211-4214 (Mi4224-4227)Set of 4 stamps2014
Australia4217-4219+4221-4222 (Mi4228I_BA-4230I_BA+Mi4228II_BA-4229II_BA)Self-adhesive set of 5 stamps
Australia4219a (Mi4230I_BA)Self-adhesive booklet pane of 5 (5x 4219)
Australia4221a-4222a (Mi4228II_BA_FB-4229II_BA_FB)Self-adhesive booklet panes of 10 (10x 4221 and 10x 4222)
AustraliaMi4233Self-adhesive (not listed by Scott)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL189 fdc (Mi229 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC, also back2015
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL205 fdc (BL19, Mi241_II-244_II fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (MS4), also back2016
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL202a_and_L203-L204 fdc (Mi241_I-244_I)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (4 stamps)
Austria2705 (Mi3369)2017In addition to hexagonal snowflakes, the symbolic snowflake surrounding the embedded Swarovski crystal has 12 (2x6) arms, while two other snowflakes with 8 arms are erroneous
Austria2706 (Mi3373)Self-adhesiveSnowflakes with 6, 8 and 12 (2x6) arms (some erroneous)
AustriaUnknown (Mi3619)Self-adhesive2021
Belarus1019 (Mi1157)From MS4 (1019b (4x 1019))2016(Hexagonal) snowflakes, but also some with 8 arms (erroneous)
Belarus1020 (Mi1158)From MS4 (1020b (4x 1020))
Belarus1020a (BL143)MS4 (2x (1019-1020))
Belarus1019-1020 fdcTwo stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Belarus1226a (BL197)MS4 (2x (1225-1226))2020
Belarus1225_ms6 (Mi1390)MS6 (6x 1225)
Belarus1226_ms6 (Mi1391)MS6 (6x 1226)
Belarus1225-1226 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Belpochta) cachet on FDC, also back
Belgium666 (Mi1429)1966
Belgium666+669-670 fdc1One of three stamps on FDC (Brussels cancel)
Belgium666+669-670 fdc2One of three stamps on FDC (SPA cancel)
Belgium664-670 fdcOne of seven stamps and (Belgium Post?) cachet on FDC card
Belgium2702 (BL183, Mi4469-4470)Self-adhesive MS2 (2702 (a-b))2014International Year of Crystallography (same design as Slovenia 1050)
BeninC382 (Mi_O473)Dahomey C188 overprinted1988Snowflakes, one with 6 arms (correct) and two with 8 arms (erroneous)
BeninC389 (Mi_I475)Dahomey C200 overprinted1988
BeninC624 (Mi1568)Dahomey C188 overprinted2009Snowflakes, one with 6 arms (correct) and two with 8 arms (erroneous)
BeninC625 (Mi1569)Dahomey C200 overprinted2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Muslim Govt.)350 (BL7)SS1 (Mi185)1999(symbolic) snowflake
British Antarctic Territory39-42 fdc (Mi39-42 fdc)(Cyan and black printed) cachet on FDC1971
British Antarctic Territory133 (Mi136)1986
British Antarctic Territory134 (Mi137)
British Antarctic Territory135 (Mi138)
British Antarctic Territory136 (Mi139)
British Antarctic Territory133-136 fdc1Four stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
British Antarctic Territory133-136 fdc2Four stamps and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
BulgariaNone(Blue printed) cachet on stamped envelope1962
BulgariaB32 (BL20)Imperforate SS11968
Bulgaria1913 (Mi2052)1970artistic depiction of two superimposed snowflakes (in the stamp and FDC cachet); single snowflake in the FDC cancel
Bulgaria1913 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (grey printed) cachet on FDC
BulgariaNone(Green printed) cachet on stamped envelope1970
BulgariaNone(Green printed) cachet (different) on stamped envelope1970
BulgariaNone(Green printed) cachet on stamped envelope, also back1971
BulgariaNone(Green printed) cachet (different) on stamped envelope, also back1971
BulgariaNone(Green printed) cachet (different) on stamped envelope, also back1971
Bulgaria3385 fdc (Mi3718 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (blank/no cachet)1988
BulgariaNone(Pictorial) cancel and (green printed) cachet on stamped envelope1990
Burundi226-232 (Mi386-392)Set of 7 stamps1968
Burundi232a (BL26, Mi393-394)MS2 (2 stamps like 231-232)
CanadaNone(Text) cancel1952Snowflake, Manitoba (post office)
Canada479 fdc (Mi420 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1968
Canada500 (Mi442)1969
Canada500 fdc1Stamp and (Cole Cover) cachet on FDC
Canada500 fdc2Stamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada500 fdc3Stamp and (H&E) cachet on FDC
Canada500 fdc4Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Canada554 (Mi488)1971
Canada554 fdcStamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada555 (Mi489)
Canada555 fdcStamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada556 (Mi490)From MS50 (556a (50x 556))
Canada556 fdcStamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada557 (Mi491)
Canada557 fdcStamp and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada554-557 fdc1Four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
Canada554-557 fdc2Four stamps and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada554-557 tag fdcFour tagged stamps and (RoseCraft) cachet on FDC
Canada689 (Mi620)From MS50 (689a (50x 689))1976
CanadaP101 back$5. (banknote), also front, also detail2002
Canada2124b (Mi2304)In (surrounding) margins of booklet pane of 12 (2 x 2124a), also BK313 front (MH0-317)2005
Canada2124 fdc(Red pictorial) cancel and (Canada Post) cachet on FDC
CanadaKM654$1. (silver coin) reverse2006
CanadaP101A back$5. (banknote), also front, also detail2006
Canada2239b (Mi2240)In (surrounding) margins of booklet pane of 12 (2 x 2239a), with BK359 outside (front and back) (MH0-349)2007
Canada2239 fdc(Red pictorial) cancel and (Canada Post) cachet on FDC, also back
Canada2581c (Mi2900)One of sheet of 3 (2581 (a-c)) (BL163, Mi2898-2900)2012
Canada2581 fdcSheet of 3 and (pictorial) cancel and (Canada Post) cachet on FDC
Canada2585 (Mi2903)Self-adhesive, one of BK515 pane of 6 (2585a (6x 2585)) with BK515 outside (front and back) (MH0-460)
Canada2593 (Mi?)Personalizable stamp2012
Canada2593a 12593 personalized
Canada2593a 22593 personalized (different)
CanadaKM-unknown$3. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2017(three) snowflakes
Canada3132c (Mi3678)One of sheet of 3 (3132 (a-c)) (BL281, Mi3676-3678)2018
Canada3136 (Mi3681)Self-adhesive, from BK712 pane of 6 (3136a (6x 3136)) with BK712 front)
Caribbean Netherlands19-22 set (Mi19-22 set)Gutter-pair set of 4 stamps2011Snowflakes in each gutter and in the Scott 19 stamp
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi5030-5033)MS4 (a-d)2014
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL1219)SS1
Chad312 fdc (Mi732 fdc)(Black printed) cachet on FDC1976
ChadC180 (BL6, Mi735)In (surrounding) margin of SS1 (blue overprint)
ChadC180 gold (BL none)In (surrounding) margin of SS1 (gold overprint)
Chad441a-446a (BL154A-BL159A)
i441a-i446a (BL154B-BL159B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (441-446)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i441-i446)
1983
China (People's Republic)None(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, and back1991
China (People's Republic)2552 fdc (Mi2589 fdc)(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC1995
China (People's Republic)2553 fdc (Mi2590 fdc)(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (same) on FDC
China (People's Republic)2552-2553 fdc(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC, also back and detail from backSnowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also back2002
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2006
China (People's Republic)Unknown ms (Mi?)MS8 (a-h)2018
CroatiaNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover1996
CroatiaNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover (Croatian Meteorological Society cachet)2007
CroatiaNone(Pictorial) cancel on postal card2007
Croatia939 (Mi1162)Also annotated2015snowflake and avalanche
Croatia939 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC, also annotated cachet
CroatiaRA106 (Mi_Zw115)2008
CroatiaRA130 (Mi_Zw146)2016
Croatia1056 fdc (Mi1302 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2018
Cyprus1201 (Mi1273)2014
Cyprus1201-1204 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Cyprus1212 (Mi1284)1201 overprinted (surcharged)2014
Cyprus1212-1214 fdcOne of three stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Czechoslovakia1225+1228 fdc (Mi1453+1456 fdc)(Czechoslovakia Post) cachet on FDC1964
Czechoslovakia1226-1227 fdc (Mi1454-1455 fdc)Cachet (different) on FDC
Czechoslovakia1793 (Mi2047)1971Stylized snowflake (Sapporo Olympics)
Czechoslovakia1792-1793 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on FDC
Czechoslovakia2098 (Mi2359)1977
Czechoslovakia2095-2098 fdc (Mi2356-2359 fdc)One of four stamps and (Czechoslovakia Post) cachet on FDC
DahomeyC188 (Mi534)
iC188

Imperforate
1973Snowflakes, one with 6 arms (correct) and two with 8 arms (erroneous)
DahomeyC188 dsDeluxe sheet (C188)
DahomeyC188 proof1Signed proof (red)
DahomeyC188 proof2Signed proof (blue)
DahomeyC188 proof3Signed proof (black)
DahomeyC188 proofs1Color proof strip
DahomeyC188 proofs2Color proof strip (different)
DahomeyC188 proof pair1Color proof pair
DahomeyC188 proof pair2Color proof pair (different)
DahomeyC188 proof pair3Color proof pair (different)
DahomeyC188 fdcStamp on FDC
DahomeyC188 cover (Mi534 cover)Stamp on cover1974Snowflakes, one with 6 arms (correct) and two with 8 arms (erroneous)
DahomeyC199 (Mi552)C188 overprinted1974Snowflakes, one with 6 arms (correct) and two with 8 arms (erroneous)
DahomeyC199 doubleC188 double overprint
DahomeyC199 invertedC188 inverted overprint
DahomeyC200 (Mi553)1974
DahomeyC200 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue and black printed) cachet on FDC
DenmarkNoneChristmas seal MS50 (a-xx)1966
Estonia429 (Mi423)2001
Estonia718 fdc (Mi750 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2012
Finland814 (Mi1105)1990
FinlandNone(background) cachet of cover (with ATM stamps)2001
Finland1280 (BL42)MS2 (1280 (a-b)) (Mi1835-1836)2007
Finland1280 fdcMS2 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Finland1363a-b fdc (Mi2057-2058 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel and (Finnish Post) cachet on FDC, also back2010
Finland1363a-b maxi (Mi2057-2058 maxicard)Maxicard, also back
Finland1364+cancel (Mi2059+cancel)(Pictorial) cancel on stamp
Finland1482a (Mi2352)One of MS6 (1482 (a-f)) (2352-2357), also back2015
Finland1506 (Mi2427)Self-adhesive2016
Finland1599 (Mi2671)From booklet pane of 10 (10x 1599), from booklet2019
Finland1599 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Finland1600 (Mi2668)Self-adhesive2019
Finland1626 (Mi2726)From booklet interior (20x 1626), also booklet front2020
FinlandUnknown (Mi?)From booklet interior (20x unknown), also booklet front2021
France791 (Mi1084)1956
France791 dsDeluxe sheet (791)
France791 fdcStamp on FDC
France791 maxi1Maxicard
France791 maxi2Maxicard (different)
France791 maxi3Maxicard (different)
France791 maxi4Maxicard (different)
France1002 (Mi1360)1961
FranceB639 (BL12, Mi2825+2831+2846+2847+2883-2888)In (surrounding) margin of MS10 (B626-B627 + B636-B637 + B639a-f + label)1992
FranceiB639 blackprintB639 imperforate blackprint
FranceNonePostcard back2007
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC74 (Mi178)From strip of 3 (C75a (C73-C75)) (Mi177-179), or from MS15 (C75b (5x (C73-C75)))1983
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC75 (Mi179)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC74 dsDeluxe sheet (C74)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC75 dsDeluxe sheet (C75)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC75a fdcTwo of strip of 3 on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic Territories105 (Mi182)1984
French Southern and Antarctic Territories106 (Mi183)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories106 cover (Mi183 cover)Stamp on cover1985
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Circular black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1985
Gabon214 (Mi271)1967
Gabon214 proof1214 signed proof
Gabon214 proof2214 proof strip
Germany (Berlin)9NB197 fdc (Mi688 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC1982
Germany (West)1102 fdc1 (Mi760 fdc1)(FIDACOS) cachet on FDC (Bonn cancel)1973Snowflakes with 4 arms (erroneous)
Germany (West)1102 fdc2 (Mi760 fdc2)(FIDACOS) cachet on FDC (Offenbach am Main cancel)
Germany1884 selvedge (Mi1785 selvedge)Selvedge with stamp, or selvedge from MS10 (1884a (10x 1884))1995
Germany2090 card (Mi2127 card)(Deutsche Post) FDC art card, and back; also detail62000snowflake (in detail6)
Gibraltar1256 (Mi1403)2010
Great BritainNonePrinted stamp and (?) cachet on aerogramme1965
Great BritainNone specimenPrinted stamp (overprinted "specimen") and (?) cachet on aerogramme
Great BritainNonePrinted stamp on aerogramme1965
Great BritainNone specimenPrinted stamp (overprinted "specimen") on aerogramme
Great BritainNone shiftPrinted stamp (yellow shift) on aerogramme
Great Britain522-524 pack (Mi474-476 pack)Presentation pack, front, also back and insert1967"The snowflake design, a symbol of Christmas, is illustrated" with 8 arms (erroneous)
Great Britain523 fdc (Mi475 fdc)(Philart Official) cachet on FDCIncludes snowflakes with 8 and 16 arms (erroneous)
Great BritainNonePrinted stamp and (?) cachet on aerogramme1968Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
Great BritainNone specimenPrinted stamp (overprinted "specimen") and (?) cachet on aerogramme
Great Britain661-663 fdc (Mi587-589 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)1971
Great BritainNone(Pictorial) cancel on aerogramme1971
Great Britain680-682 fdc1 (Mi606-608 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC1972
Great Britain680-682 fdc2 (Mi606-608 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel (different) on FDC
Great BritainNonePrinted stamp and (?) cachet on aerogramme1972
Great BritainNone shifted1Printed stamp (Queen shifted left) and (?) cachet on aerogramme
Great BritainNone shifted2Printed stamp (Queen shifted right) and (?) cachet on aerogramme
Great Britain758-761 fdc (Mi692-695 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)1975Snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
Great Britain879-883 fdc (Mi812-816 fdc)(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)1979
Great BritainBK709 (Mi_MH47)Booklet front, also inside1979
Great BritainNonePrinted stamp and (?) cachet on aerogramme1979Snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
Great BritainNone+cancelPrinted stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on aerogramme
Great Britain931 (Mi860)1980Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous) except for the correct hexagonal depiction in the cachet on 928-932 FDC
Great Britain928-932 fdcOne of five stamps and (Benham BOCS) cachet on FDC
Great Britain931 cardPHQ card, and back
Great Britain931 card fdc1PHQ card FDC (Edinburgh cancel)
Great Britain931 card fdc2PHQ card FDC (Stoke-on-Trent cancel)
Great Britain1285 (Mi1218)1989
Great Britain1285 cardPHQ card
Great Britain2002-2006 fdc (Mi1966-1970 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)2001
Great Britain2165-2170 fdc1 (Mi2164-2169 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel and (Benham) cachet on FDC2003
Great Britain2165-2170 fdc2 (Mi2164-2169 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel (different) and (Mercury) cachet on FDC
Greenland275 fdc (Mi254 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on postal card FDC, also back1994
Greenland276 fdc (Mi255 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on postal card FDC, also back
Greenland275-276 fdc (Mi254-255 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Greenland301 fdc1 (Mi279 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Greenland PO cachet)1995
Greenland301 fdc2 (Mi279 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Populaer Filateli cachet)
Greenland302 fdc1 (Mi280 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Greenland PO cachet)
Greenland302 fdc2 (Mi280 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Populaer Filateli cachet)
Greenland488a booklet (Mi477-478 booklet)Booklet of 6 interior (3x (487-488)) (Mi477-478), also front2006
Greenland509 (Mi500)From booklet of 12 with interior (6x (509-510)), also front2007
Greenland510 (Mi501)
Hungary1668 (BL46A)
i1668 (BL46B)
SS1 (Mi2110)
Imperforate SS1
1965
Hungary1668 fdc
i1668 fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Hungary2401 (BL116A)
i2401 (BL116B)
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1975
Hungary2401 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
IcelandNone(Iceland Glaciological Society) cachet on cover1959
Iceland1407 (Mi1500)Self-adhesive2016
Iceland1405-1408 fdcOne of four stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Iceland Post) cachet on FDC
Iceland1511 fdc (Mi1600 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Icelandic Post cachet)2020Snowflake (symbolizing snow falling); also symbolic rain falling
Indonesia2102 fdc (Mi2527 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2007
Isle of Man (Great Britain)222 card (Mi218 card)Card, also interior1982
Isle of Man (Great Britain)1227 fdc (BL61 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2007
Israel2092+tab fdc (Mi2507+tab fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2016
Italy2333 fdc (Mi2677 fdc)(Filagrano Sintoni) cachet on FDC2000Snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
Italy2382 (Mi2737)2000
Italy2382 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Japan1105a (BL85)In (upper) margin of MS3 (1105a (1103-1105))1972
JapanNone(Pictorial) cancel1984
JapanZ268 (Mi2626)One of strip of 4 (Z269a (Z266-Z269)) (Mi2624-2627), or 5 of pane of 20 (Z269b (5x (Z266-Z269)))1999
JapanZ269a fdc1One of strip of 4 on FDC
JapanZ269a fdc2One of strip of 4 on FDC (different)
JapanZ269a fdc3One of strip of 4 on FDC (different)
JapanZ269a fdc4One of strip of 4 on FDC (different)
Japan3270 (Mi5465-5468)In (surrounding) margin of MS5 (3270 (a-e))2010
Japan3342 (Mi5681-5686)MS10 (3342a-e + 5x 3342f)2011
Japan3342 fdcMS10 and (one of four) cancels and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
JapanNone1 msPrivatepost MS12 (12x single)2011"Gifts from the sky - snow crystals" (issued with the cooperation of Prof. Furukawa Yoshinori, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University); the last stamp in the second MS shows a 12-sided crystal, possibly the result of the collision and merging of two 6-sided crystals
JapanNone2 msPrivatepost MS12 (12x single) (different)
Japan3617a (Mi6622)Five of 10 stamps and (surrounding) margin of MS10 (3617 (a-j)) (Mi6622-6631)2013
Japan3617b (Mi6623)
Japan3617c (Mi6624)
Japan3617d (Mi6625)
Japan3617e (Mi6626)
Japan3619 (Mi6637-6646)In (upper-right and lower-left) margins of MS10 (3619 (a-j))2013
Japan3968 (Mi7670-7679)MS10 (3968 (a-j))2015
Japan4066 (Mi8302-8307)MS10 (2x (4066 (a-d)) + 4066 (e-f))2016
Japan4175c (Mi8886)Two of MS10 (4175 (2x (4175 (a-d)) + 4175 (e-f)) (Mi8886-8891)2017
Japan4176 (Mi8892-8899)MS10 (2x (4176 (a-d)) + 4176 (e-f))2017
JapanMi9012Two of MS10 (2x (Mi9008-9012))2018
Jersey (Great Britain)1297-1301 selvedge (Mi1328-1332 selvedge)Selvedge on each of 1297-13012008
Jersey (Great Britain)1297-1301 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC, also back
Jersey (Great Britain)1640-1645 fdc (Mi1695-1700 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC2013
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 pack (Mi2071-2078 pack)Presentation pack front2016
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC
Kazakhstan807 (BL90)SS1 (Mi1006)2016
Kazakhstan836 (Mi1048)2017
Korea (North)5265b (6089)One of MS2 (5265 (a-b)) (BL875, Mi6088-6089)2014
Korea (South)1689 (Mi1729)1992
Korea (South)1689 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDCA symbolic snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous, in the cancel)
Korea (South)1689a (BL572)MS2 (2x 1689)Symbolic snowflakes with 8 arms (in the right margin)
Korea (South)2067a (BL705, Mi2214)MS2 (2067a (2x 2067))2001
Korea (South)2067+2067a cover (Mi2214+BL705 cover)Stamps and MS2 and (pictorial) cancel on cover2001
Korea (South)2110a (BL718, Mi2322)MS2 (2100a (2x 2110))2002
Korea (South)2134a (BL724, Mi2379)MS2 (2134a (2x 2134))2003
Korea (South)2165a (BL728, Mi2448)MS2 (2165a (2x 2165)), and MS20 (2165b (20x 2165))2004
Korea (South)2212a (BL730, Mi2496)MS2 (2212a (2x 2212))2005
Korea (South)2236a (BL732, Mi2557)MS2 (2236a (2x 2236))2006
Korea (South)2267a (BL735, Mi2621)MS2 (2267a (2x 2267))2007
Korea (South)2300a (BL739, Mi2684)MS2 (2300a (2x 2300)), and MS20 (2300b (20x 2300))2008
Korea (South)2325a (BL745, Mi2743)MS2 (2325a (2x 2325))2009
Korea (South)2346a (BL747, Mi2797)MS2 (2346a (2x 2346))2010
Korea (South)2375a (BL749, Mi2852)MS2 (2375a (2x 2375))2011
Korea (South)2394a (BL751, Mi2909-2910)MS2 (2394a (2393-2394))2012
Korea (South)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card2016
Korea (South)NonePrinted stamp on postal card, also back2016
Korea (South)2481a (Mi3176)One of strip of 2 (2841 (a-b)) (Mi3175-3176), or two of MS4 (2481c (2x (2841 (a-b)))) (BL764)2016
Korea (South)2509e (Mi3257-3260)In (upper-right) margin of MS16 (4x (2509 (a-d)))2017
Korea (South)2509 folderFDC folder
Korea (South)2510b (Mi3262)One of strip of 2 (2510 (a-b)) (Mi3261-3262), or two of MS4 (2510c (2x (2510 (a-b))) (BL770), or 8 of MS16 (2510d (8x (2510 (a-b))))2017
Korea (South)2512c (Mi3273-3274_ms14)In (upper-left) margin of MS14 (7x (2512 (a-b)))2018
Korea (South)2538b (Mi3358)One of strip of 2 (2538 (a-b)) (Mi3357-3358), or two of MS4 (2538c (2x (2538 (a-b))) (BL771), or 8 of MS16 (2538d (8x (2538 (a-b))))2018
Korea (South)2538 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2538 cover (Mi3357-3358 cover)One of two stamps and (two pictorial) cancels on cover2019
Korea (South)None(Pictorial) cancel on postal card2018
Liechtenstein576-579 fdc (Mi635-638 fdc)(Tan and blue printed) cachet on FDC1975
Liechtenstein772-774 (Mi834-836)Set of 3 stamps1983(artistic) snowflakes
Liechtenstein773 maxi-775 maxiSet of 3 maxicards (772-774), also common back
Macedonia142 (Mi147)From MS9 (142a (9x 142))1998
Macedonia185 (Mi194)From MS9 (185a (9x 185))2000Also (40th) WMD1
Macedonia185 fdcStamp on FDC
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)974a (BL140)
i974a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (974)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i974)
1990
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)975a (BL141)
i975a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (975)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i975)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)975a (BL142)
i976a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (976)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i976)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)977a (BL143)
i977a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (977)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i977)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1141a (BL225)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1141), 974 overprinted1992
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1142a (BL226)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1142), 975 overprinted
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1143a (BL227)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1143), 976 overprinted
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1144a (BL228)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1144), 977 overprinted
Marshall Islands1127 (Mi3567-3576)MS10 (1127 (a-j))2015
Marshall Islands1128 (Mi3577-3580)MS4 (1128 (a-d))
Marshall Islands1145j (Mi3747)One of MS10 (1145 (a-j)) (3738-3747)2016
Mexico2907 (Mi3883)2014International Year of Crystallography
Mexico2907 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Moldova1007 (Mi1071)From MS9 (1007a (9x 1007))2018
Moldova1006-1007 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDCSnowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous) in cancel)
Monaco1128 (Mi1349)1978Snowflakes with 4 or 8 arms (erroneous)
Mongolia348 (BL7)In (surrounding) margins of SS11964Snowflakes with 4 arms and 8 arms (erroneous)
Montserrat1391 (BL182)SS12016
Netherlands1165-1166 fdc (Mi2193-2194 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (NVPH cachet)2004Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
Netherlands1258 (Mi2440-2449)Booklet pane of 10 (1258 (a-j)), also booklet of 20 (2x (a-j)) with front2006
Netherlands1258a-b-c+f-g-h fdcSix stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (NVPH) cachet on FDC
Netherlands1258d-e+i-j_fdcFour stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (NVPH) cachet on FDC
New CaledoniaC56 (Mi447)1968
NigerC175 (Mi317)1972Snowflakes, with 6 arms (correct) and with 8 or 16 arms (erroneous)
NigerC175a (BL7)MS2 (374-375)
NigerC175 fdcStamp and (red and purple printed) cachet on FDC
Niger759-761 (Mi1019-1021)Set of 3 stamps1987Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
Niger762 (BL51)On stamp of SS1
Norway954 (Mi1037)1990
Norway954 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue and magenta printed) cachet on FDC
NorwayP48200 kroner (banknote), also back1994
NorwayP50200 kroner (banknote), also back2002
Norway1500 fdc (BL34, Mi1604-1605 fdc)(Pictoral) cancel and (blue-green and black printed) cachet on FDC2007
Paraguay757 (Mi1197)
i757 (Mi1205)

Imperforate with changed colors
1963
Paraguay758 (Mi1198)
i758 (Mi1206)

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay759 (Mi1199)
i759 (Mi1207)

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay759a blue (BL38 blue)On stamp of SS1, with blue control number
Paraguay759a red (BL38 red)
i759a red (BL39 red)
On stamp of SS1, with red control number
On stamp of imperforate SS1 with changed colors, and red control number
Philippines3751b (Mi5229)One of block of 4 (3751 (a-d)), or four of MS16 (3751e (4x (3751 (a-d)))) (Mi5228-5231)2017Snowflake with 4 arms (erroneous)
Poland724 (Mi956)1956
Poland725 (Mi957)
Poland726 (Mi958)
Poland724-726 fdcThree stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Poland724-726 folderFolder outside (front and back), also inside, also front in purple and back in purple
Poland758 (Mi995)1957
Poland759 (Mi996)
Poland760 (Mi997)
Poland758-760 fdcThree stamps on FDC
PolandCB1a fdc (BL21 fdc)(Red and blue printed) cachet on FDC, also detail1957Stamp image, similar design to Poland 760
PolandNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover1962
Poland4137d (Mi4714)From strip of 4 (4137 (a-d)) (Mi4711-4714), or from MS12 (4137e (3x (a-d)))2014Snowflake with 5 arms (erroneous) (at upper left)
Poland4137 fdcOne of strip of 4 on FDC
Portugal3633 (BL365, Mi3962)Stamp on SS12014
RomaniaNonePrinted stamp on postal card1967
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope1983Snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
Russia (USSR)5317 (Mi?)1984Snowflakes with 8 arms and 5 arms (erroneous)
Russia (USSR)5317 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue and orange-brown printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); also snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous, in cancel) and 5 arms (erroneous, in cachet))
Russia (USSR)NonePrinted stamp and (?) cachet on stamped envelope1984Snowflakes with 5 arms (erroneous), in printed stamp and top of cachet)
Russia (USSR)NoneExtra stamp (Russia 5317) and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope1985(As above for stamp); also snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous, in cachet) and 8 or more arms (erroneous, in cancel)
Russia (USSR)NoneExtra stamp (Russia 5317) and (pictorial) cancel (different) and (multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope1985(As above for stamp); also snowflakes with 5 arms (erroneous, in cancel) and 8 arms (erroneous, in cachet)
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on cover1989 snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
Russia6239 (Mi408)From MS8 (6239a (8x 6239))1994
Russia7325 (Mi?)From MS9 (7325a (9x 7325))2011
Russia7325a folderMS9 folder
RussiaMi3073I+Mi3073IITwo stamps2021
RussiaMi3073I+Mi3073II fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Rusmarka) cachet on FDC, also back
San Marino943 (Mi1171)1978
Serbia-Montenegro218 (Mi?)2003
Sierra Leone2842 (Mi4908)Stamp-on-stamp: USA 1146; from MS4 (2842a (4x 2842))2006
Singapore1807 (Mi2418)Stamp and selvedge2016
Slovenia1050 (Mi?)MS2 (1050 (a-b))2014International Year of Crystallography (same design as Belgium 2702)
Slovenia1050 fdcMS2 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Spain1487 (Mi1708)1967
Spain1487 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
SpainUnknown (Mi?)2017
SpainUnknown fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Sri Lanka1993a (Mi?)MS2 (1993a (1992-1993))2015
SwitzerlandB171 (Mi?)1948
Switzerland (WMO)8O1 (Mi_OMM1)1956Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
Switzerland (WMO)8O2 (Mi_OMM2)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O6 (Mi_OMM4)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O7 (Mi_OMM9)1960
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc1Three of six stamps on FDC1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc2Three of six stamps on FDC1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 folderFDC folder1957
Switzerland (WMO)8O4-8O5+8O7 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC1960
SwitzerlandNone(Pictorial) cancel1966
SwitzerlandUnknown (Mi?)2019
SwitzerlandUnknown fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
TurkeyUnknown fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Turkey PTT cachet)2019Snowflake with 8 arms (erroneous)
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on cover1901Snowflake AZ (post office)
United States1146 (Mi773)1960
United States1146 fdc1Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States1146 fdc2Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States1146 fdc3Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet, different)
United States1146 fdc4Stamp and (The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on FDC
United States1146 fdc5Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1146 fdc6Stamp on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
United States1146 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1276 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Chickering/Jackson/DRL green) cachet on FDC1965
United StatesNone(NAACP) cinderella1967Symbolic snowflakes
United StatesUX57 fdc(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card FDC1970
United StatesU564Printed stamp on stamped envelope1971
United StatesU564 fdc1Printed stamp and (The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on stamped envelope FDC
United StatesU564 fdc2Printed stamp and (Cover Craft Cachet) cachet on stamped envelope FDC
United States1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(ArtCraft blue) cachet on FDC1974
United StatesNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover1978
United StatesNoneChristmas seal1980
United StatesU613Printed stamp on stamped envelope1988
United StatesU613 fdcPrinted stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (black rubber-stamp) cachet on stamped-envelope FDC, also USA 1146
United StatesNone(Text) cancel and part of cachet1997Snowflake AZ (post office)
United States4426 (Mi?)From block of 4 (4428a (4425-4428)); or from booklet of 20 (4428b (5x (4425-4428)))2008Snowflakes with 8 arms (erroneous)
United States4430 (Mi?)From block of 4 (4432a (4429-4432)); or from ATM booklet pane of 18 (4432b (5x 4429+4431) + 4x (4430+4432)), with ATM booklet outside (front and back)
United States4430 fdcStamp on FDC (Bullfrog cachet)
United StatesC144 fdc (Mi? fdc)(3D-LAZ) cachet on FDC, also back2008
United States4715b (Mi?)2-sided booklet pane of 20 (5x (4712-4715)), also back2012
United States4808 (Mi?)From strip of 5 (4812a (4808-4812))2013
United States4809 (Mi?)
United States4810 (Mi?)
United States4811 (Mi?)
United States4812 (Mi?)
United StatesSP1905(USPS) souvenir page (4808-4812)
United States5034a (Mi?)Block of 4 (5031-5034)2015
United States5034b(Double-sided) booklet pane of 20 (5x (5031-5034)), also back
United States5034cImperforate block of 4
United States5034c fdcImperforate block of 4 and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States5034dImperforate (double-sided) booklet pane of 20, also back
United States5031 fdcStamp and (Dr. L's) cachet on FDC
United States5034 fdcStamp (DCP) cancel on FDC
United States5031-5034 fdc1Four stamps and extra booklet front and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States5031-5034 fdc2Four stamps and (ASDA, with reproduction of 5032) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP1997(USPS) souvenir page (5031-5034)
United States5249 imp left (5452BD)One of block of 4 (5250a (5247-5250) (Mi5450-5453); or four left-side-imperf and one left-side-and-bottom-imperf of booklet of 20 (5250b (5x (5247-5250)) (F-BL221)2017
United States5249 imp left+bot (5452BE)
United States5317 fdc (Mi5537BD fdc)(?) cachet on FDC2018"Birds in Winter"
United States5320 fdc (Mi5540BD fdc)(?) cachet on FDC (different)
Yemen Arab RepublicBL161On stamp (Mi1360) of SS11971
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)320 (BL19)Label from MS3 (320 (a-c))1983
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)320 var320 with blank margin
Snow falling
Andorra (French)Unknown (Mi?)2018The legend of "Our Lady of the Snows" ("La Mare de Déu de les Neus")
Andorra (Spanish)286 fdc (Mi295 fdc)(Correos y Telégrafos) cachet on FDC2002
Argentina2533 (BL108)In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (2533 (a-b))2009
Austria1359 fdc (Mi1857 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1986Ice crystal virga (symbolized by the crosses)
BhutanKM69300 ngultrum (silver coin)1994
Canada884 (Mi?)1981
China (People's Republic)1015 (Mi?)1969
Finland685 (Mi935)1983
FinlandUnknown a (Mi?)One of self-adhesive MS3 (a-c)2018
FinlandUnknown ms fdcMS3 on FDC, also back
French Southern and Antarctic Territories257e (Mi404)On stamp and in (surrounding) margin of page from souvenir booklet of 28 (2x (257 (a-n))) with booklet front, also booklet back1999
French Southern and Antarctic Territories257f (Mi405)On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of page from souvenir booklet of 28 (2x (257 (a-n))) with booklet front, also booklet back1999Ice crystal virga3
French Southern and Antarctic Territories257k (Mi410)On stamp and in (upper) margin of page from souvenir booklet of 28 (2x (257 (a-n))) with booklet front, also booklet back1999Ice crystal virga3 (same design as FSAT cover 2000)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2000Ice crystal virga3 (same design as 257k)
GermanyNonePostcard back, also front1898"Northward in the snowstorm" (in German text)
Great Britain2244a (Mi?)One of MS6 (2244 (a-f))2004
Great Britain2245 (Mi?)Self-adhesive
Great Britain2245-2250 fdcOne of six self-adhesive stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Great Britain2245-2250 packPresentation pack
Japan644 (Mi676)1957
Japan644 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan698 fdc (Mi730 fdc)(mas) cachet on FDC1960
Japan704 (Mi735)1960Night Snow at Kanbara, woodblock print by Hiroshige
Japan704 mihonOverprinted "mihon" (in Japanese)
Japan704 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Japan704 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet (design like stamp, with added color) on FDC
Japan704 fdc3Stamp on FDC
Japan1057 (Mi1107)1971
Japan1057 fdcStamp and (Minoru Hisano/Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC
Japan1057-1059 fdc1One of three stamps and (Minoru Hisano/Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC (scenic and text hand cancels)
Japan1057-1059 fdc2One of three stamps and (Minoru Hisano/Ministry of Postal Services) cachet on FDC (Nihonbashi machine cancel)
Japan1057-1059 fdc3One of three stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Japan1264 (Mi1298)From MS12 (1264a (10x 1264))1976
Japan1264 maxiMaxicard (1264)
JapanZ269 (Mi2627)One of strip of 4 (Z269a (Z266-Z269)) (Mi2624-2627), or 5 of pane of 20 (Z269b (5x (Z266-Z269)))1999
JapanZ269a fdc1One of strip of 4 on FDC
JapanZ269a fdc2One of strip of 4 on FDC (different)
JapanZ269a fdc3One of strip of 4 on FDC (different)
JapanZ269a fdc4One of strip of 4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Japan2584 (Mi2492)From pair (2585a (2584-2585)), or from MS10 (2585b (5x (2584-2585)))1997Snow on the Bank of the Sumida River, woodblock print by Hiroshige
Japan2585a fdcPair on FDC
Japan2585b specimenMS10 overprinted "specimen" (in Japanese)
Korea (North)1332 (Mi1376)1975
Korea (North)3066 (Mi?)SS11992"Korean painting Snowstorm in Mt Paekdu"
Korea (South)2584b (Mi3483)One of strip of 3 (2584 (a-c)) (Mi3482-3484), or four of MS12 (2584d (4x (2584 (a-c))))2020
Korea (South)2584 leafletFDC leaflet(As above for stamp)
Liechtenstein850 (Mi?)1986
Liechtenstein850 maxi (Mi?)Maxicard
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)In (surrounding) margin of SS12017
Maldive IslandsUnknown fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Monaco1078 (Mi1108)1977Albert I's yacht Hirondelle in marine snowstorm
Monaco1078 fdcStamp and (Éditions CEF) cachet on FDC
Monaco1078 maxiMaxicard
Mongolia489 (Mi?)1968
Mongolia1538 (Mi?)1986
NetherlandsB596 (Mi?)1983
NetherlandsB596 maxi1Maxicard
NetherlandsB596 maxi2Maxicard (different)
Netherlands1166b tab9 (Mi2193-2194 tab9)Tab9 from MS10 (1166b (5x (1165-1166) + 10 tabs))2004"sneeuw" (snow)
RussiaNoneStamped envelope, also back1956
RussiaNonePostcard back2019
RussiaNonePostcard back (different)
St. Pierre and Miquelon688 (Mi?)1999
St. Pierre and MiquelonUnknown (Mi?)2017
Sweden1097 (Mi871)One of booklet pane of 5 (1100a (1996-1100)) (Mi870-874)1974Ship Snow Storm in a marine snowstorm
Sweden1096-1100 fdcBooklet pane of 5 on FDC, also insert
Sweden1100b (MH48)Booklet outside (front and back)
United Nations256 (Mi279)1975(Derivatives of these stamps can be found elsewhere)
United Nations257 (Mi280)
United NationsSC7Souvenir card of 6 (New York 112-113, 256-257; Geneva 46-47)1975
United NationsSC22Souvenir card of 7 (New York 112, 256, 373; Geneva 46, 109-110; Vienna 27)1982
United Nations (Geneva)46 (Mi46)1975(Derivatives of these stamps can be found elsewhere)
United Nations (Geneva)47 (Mi47)
SwitzerlandKM10420 francs (silver coin)2003Snow falling
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front~1900"A Storm in the Rocky Mountains" (a snow shower)
United StatesNone(Black and red printed) cachet on cover1941
United StatesNone(Red pictorial) meter1956"snow"
United StatesNone(Black printed) cachet on cover1958
United StatesNone(Black printed) cachet (and signature) on cover, also back1958
United States2420 fdc1 (Mi2048 fdc1)(Herbert Nikirk) cachet on FDC1989"Snow"
United States2420 fdc2 (Mi2048 fdc2)(Artmaster) cachet on FDC, also back"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" (in text on back)
United States2420 fdc3 (Mi2048 fdc3)(Nathan Marcus) cachet on FDC
United States2420 maxi (Mi? maxi)(Unicover Corporation) maxicard, also back"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
United States4430 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC2008
United States5022 (Mi?)
i5022
2015
United States5023 (Mi?)
i5023
United States5026 (Mi?)
i5026
United States5027 (Mi?)
i5027
United States5025 fdc(Danny Lee) cachet on FDC
United States5029 fdc(Hobby Link) back of FDC, also front
United StatesSP1996(USPS) souvenir page (5021-5030)
United States5030a
5030c
Booklet pane of 10 stamps (5021-5030), die-cut perforations
Booklet pane of 10 imperforate stamps (i5021-i5030)
United States5030b
5030d
Booklet pane of 20 stamps (2x (5021-5030)), die-cut perforations
Booklet pane of 20 imperforate stamps (2x (i5021-i5030))
United States5030b card(USPS) wrapper information card
United States5031-5034 fdc (Mi? fdc)(ASDA, with reproduction of 5032) cachet on FDC2015
Other snow-related
Bhutan864 (BL?)On stamp of SS11989Nihonbashi Clearing after Snow, woodblock print by Hiroshige
BurundiUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012Neige à Louveciennes, painting by Alfred Sisley
China (People's Republic)971 (Mi999)1968"A thousand leagues of whirling snow", part of the poem Snow by Mao Zedong
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2010Snowstorm - Steamer off a Harbour's Mouth, painting by J.M.W. Turner (also found in Great Britain 737)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back (different), also front (same)2010Snowstorm - Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, painting by J.M.W. Turner
France5434 (Mi7018)One of booklet pane of 12 (5445a (5434-5445)) (Mi7018-7029), with booklet outside (front and back)2018"Snow in Russia [and] 3 lines of trees" (in French text) (in an image taken from the ISS); the trees probably act as a windbreak to control drifting snow
Great Britain737 (Mi670)1975Snowstorm - Steamer off a Harbour's Mouth, painting by J.M.W. Turner (also found in ChinaPR postal card back 2010)
Great Britain737 cardPHQ card
Great Britain736-739 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC
Great Britain736-739 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain736-739 fdc3One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain736-739 fdc4One of four stamps on FDC (pictorial cancel)
Great Britain736-739 fdc5One of four stamps on FDC (text cancel)
Great Britain736-739 fdc6One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain736-739 fdc7One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain736-739 fdc8One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain736-739 packPresentation pack (736-739)
Great Britain1066 (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (1066a (1062-1066))1984"The Edinburgh mail snowbound in 1831"
Great Britain1066 fdc1Stamp and (Benham) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1066 fdc2Stamp and (Stanley McParrie/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1066 maxiMaxicard
Great Britain1066 cardPHQ card
Great Britain1066a fdc1One of five stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1066a fdc2One of five stamps on FDC (Philart cachet)
Great Britain1066a folder(Royal Mail) folder
Great Britain1066a pack(Royal Mail) stamp pack
Great Britain3225c (Mi?)One of MS4 (3225 (a-d))2013crewmen cleaning snow from the deck of a WWII warship in the North Atlantic
Grenada Grenadines1346 (Mi?)1991Detail from Wood Gatherers in the Snow, painting by Vincent van Gogh
Guinea RepublicMi6821A
Mi6821B
One of MS8 (Mi6815A-6822A)
One of imperforate MS8 (Mi6815B-6822B)
2009Place du Chenil à Marly, effet de neige (1876), painting by Alfred Sisley
Guernsey (Great Britain)Unknown 1 (Mi?)2017"When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even"
Jersey (Great Britain)2000 (Mi?)From MS10 (2000a (10x 2000))2016"Snow at Mont Orgueil Castle"
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown (Mi?)2014Hunters in the Snow, painting by Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder, 1565
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
MoldovaUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c + label)2020"Ningau" (a major snowfall (in regional Romanian usage); the month of December (in popular/folk usage))
Norway336 (Mi?)1955extremely deep snow
Sierra Leone1108 (Mi?)1989Snowfall at Kameyama, woodblock print by Hiroshige
St. Pierre and Miquelon816 (Mi?)2006"Le poudrin de choquette" (in St Pierre et Miquelon, this term refers to a sudden whirlwind of dry snow lifted into the air by strong gusty winds)
St. Pierre and MiquelonUnknown (Mi?)2020"After the snowstorm" (in French text)
St. Vincent2665 (Mi?)1999"Snow"
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on coverearly-1900sSnow AR (post office)
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on cover1937Snow KY (post office)
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on cover1940Snow ND (post office)
United States1080 cover (Mi702 cover)(Jay Art) cachet on cover1958"Snow"
United StatesU536 fdc(Magenta printed) cachet on stamped envelope1958"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
United States1238 fdc1 (Mi? fdc1)(?) cachet on FDC1983"snow"
United States1238 fdc2 (Mi? fdc2)(?) cachet on FDC card"snow"
United States1238 fdc3 (Mi? fdc3)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC"snow"
United States2420 fdc1 (Mi2048 fdc1)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back1989"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" (in text on front and/or back)
United States2420 fdc2 (Mi2048 fdc2)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC card, also back
United States2420 fdc3 (Mi2048 fdc3)(Ranto/Postal Bulletin) cachet on FDC
United StatesCP388(USPS) Commemorative Panel
United StatesSP859(USPS) Souvenir Page
United StatesNone(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1989"Chapel of the Snows"
United StatesNone(Text) cancel2004Snow OK (post office)
United States4053 fdc1 (Mi4098 fdc1)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front2006At the summit of Mt. Washington, "snow can fall at any time of the year; the summit averages about 256 inches annually"
United States4053 fdc2 (Mi4098 fdc2)(Mystic Stamp Co.) back of FDC, also frontOn Mt. Washington, "snowstorms occur every month of the year"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2015"Great Appalachian storm of November 1950 - highest ranking on the regional snowfall index"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2018the storm "dumped nearly 3 feet of snow with some drifts over 15 feet deep"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2019"snow squalls"
Ice pellets
Great Britain2244f (Mi?)One of MS6 (2244 (a-f))2004
Great Britain2250 (Mi?)Self-adhesive
Great Britain2245-2250 fdcOne of six self-adhesive stamps on FDC
Great Britain2245-2250 packPresentation pack
United StatesNone(Red pictorial) meter1956"Sleet" (i.e. ice pellets)
United States1080 cover (Mi702 cover)(Jay Art) cachet on cover1958"Sleet" (i.e. ice pellets)
United StatesUX57 fdc(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card FDC1970
United States2420 fdc (Mi2048 fdc)(Herbert Nikirk) cachet on FDC1989"Sleet" (i.e. ice pellets)
Frost and rime
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL205 (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2016"Ice Flowers" (also known as frost flowers, or ice ferns)
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL205 fdcMS4 on FDC, also back
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL202a_and_L203-L204 fdcFour stamps on FDC
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL201-L205 packPresentation pack front, also inside
Australian Antarctic TerritoryL207aSelf-adhesive booklet, also inside
Botswana98 (Mi98)1973"The Frost Giant, Ymir"
Botswana96-99 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC (Lobatse cancel)
Botswana96-99 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (Serowe cancel)
Canada2838e (Mi3266)From MS5 (2838 (a-e + label)) (BL215, Mi3262-3266)2015
Canada2838 fdcMS5 on FDC, also back
Canada2838 sheetPress sheet (containing 6x MS5)
Canada2840 (Mi3268)Two of self-adhesive booklet of 10 (2843a (2x (2839-2843))) (Mi3267-3271, MH0-553), with outside
China (People's Republic)2552 (Mi?)1995Rime on trees in Jilin province
China (People's Republic)2552 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)2552 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
China (People's Republic)2552 maxiMaxicard
China (People's Republic)2553 (Mi?)
China (People's Republic)2553 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)2553 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet (different) on FDC
China (People's Republic)2553 maxiMaxicard
China (People's Republic)2552-2553 fdcStamp and (?) cachet on FDC, also back and detail from back
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2006Rime on trees
China (Taiwan)3287f (Mi?)One stamp and in (lower) margin of strip of 6 (3287 (a-f)) (Mi2606-2611)2000Frost on leaves
CroatiaNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover2002"Mraz" (Frost)
Finland1052 (Mi?)One of booklet pane of 4 (1052a (1049-1052)), with booklet outside (front and back) and inside1997
Finland1052a fdcBooklet pane of 4 on FDC, also back
FinlandUnknown fdc (Mi? fdc)(background) cachet of FDC2019
Germany2090 card (Mi2127 card)(Deutsche Post) FDC art card, and back; also detail22000Rime on the superstructure (in detail image) of the Zugspitze weather station
Greenland312 (Mi397)From booklet pane of 6 (313a (3x (312-313))) (MH5), with booklet front and booklet inside1996Girl behind frosty window with angel designs
Guernsey (Great Britain)Unknown 2 (Mi?)2017"Though the frost was cruel" (but in this case "frost" refers to the frigid winter temperature)
Japan777 (Mi815)1963Frost on foliage
Japan777-778 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1640 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1640a (10x 1640))2013"Frosts and Nature" (frost on various plants)
Jersey (Great Britain)1641 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1641a (10x 1641))
Jersey (Great Britain)1642 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1642a (10x 1642))
Jersey (Great Britain)1643 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1643a (10x 1643))
Jersey (Great Britain)1644 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1644a (10x 1644))
Jersey (Great Britain)1645 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1645a (10x 1645))
Jersey (Great Britain)1640-1645 fdcSix stamps and (?) cachet on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown (Mi?)Stamp from SS12014White Frost and Woman Breaking Wood, painting by Camille Pissarro, 1890 (shows peasants warming themselves at a fire on a cold morning with frost in the field behind them)
MoldovaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c + label)2020"Brumar" (the month of November (in Romanian popular/folk usage); related to the Romanian word 'brumă' (frost), which can easily occur during cold and clear November nights)
Poland4137d (Mi?)From strip of 4 (4137 (a-d)), or from MS12 (4137e (3x (a-d)))2014"Szron" ("Hoarfrost" or "Rime" in Polish)
Poland4137 fdcOne of strip of 4 and (black printed) cachet on FDC
Romania6003 maxi (Mi? maxi)(Multi-color printed) cachet on maxicard2017
United StatesNoneAddress on cover1925Frost MN
United States4053 fdc1 (Mi4098 fdc1)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front2006"Also common on the summit of Mt. Washington is rime ice, formed when fog particles freeze to the outer surface of an object. The particles freeze on contact due to the high winds and sub-freezing temperatures, creating feathery ice formations"
United States4053 fdc2 (Mi4098 fdc2)(Mystic Stamp Co.) back of FDC, also front"The summit shimmers under a coating of rime ice. This feathery type of ice is formed as the supercooled water droplets in fog freeze as they hit the windward side of structures"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2011"a killing overnight frost"
United States5032 cover (Mi? cover)(Text) cancel and (?) cachet on cover2015"Frosty Station, Frost MN" (in the cancel), "Frost, Minnesota" (in cachet)
United StatesNone(Text) cancel and (?) cachet on cover2015"Frosty Station, Frost MN" (in the cancel), "Frost, Minnesota" (in cachet)
Freezing rain and ice storms
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front1909"Ice Storm, Feb. 17 1909 ... Gloversville, N.Y."
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2018"Icing" (in freezing rain in the cold air just north of the warm front over New England in the weather map)
Freezing spray
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown (Mi?)Stamp from SS12017Frozen spray on north pier of St. Joseph lighthouse

1"Project Blizzard" was the project to restore Mawson's base camp hut at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. It began in 1984. Some of the fundraising was done privately, through the sale of stamp-like labels. Cape Denison, with its frequent violent winds, came to be known as "The Home of the Blizzard": hence the name "Project Blizzard".
2The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), led by Douglas Mawson, was based at Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay. Scientific measurements and exploration of the area by coastal and inland sledging journeys were carried out in 1912 and 1913. Commonwealth Bay is possibly the windiest coastal location on Earth, because of its physical morphology: the long steep slope that leads down from the high Antarctic plateau to the Bay at sea level is favourable for the formation of violent katabatic (downslope) winds that can create blizzards if there is fresh snow available to lift into the air. One main goal of the expedition was to make scientific measurements in various disciplines. A program of meteorological and magnetic measurements was carried out at Cape Denison. Cecil Madigan was the expedition meteorologist.
3Virga is precipitation falling, but evaporating (in the case of raindrops) or sublimating (in the case of ice crystals) before it reaches the Earth's surface.


Below is a list of Winter weather and storms on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Snowflakes
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-1 and CEP-1 launch cover, also insert
French Guiana1982-09-09Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on SIRIO-2 and Marecs-B launch [failed] cover
Other snow-related
United States1983-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on GOES-6 launch cover"snow depths"


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