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Halley, Edmond, 1656 - 1742 (astronomer)

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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First day cover from the British Astronomical Association with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/1
Scope and Contents

Envelope with printed images of Halley, a satellite and the comet as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and in art, with the 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed. Postmarked by the London Planetarium and by British Airways. Also an information sheet (originally enclosed in the envelope).

Dates: 1986-02-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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First day cover from the London Planetarium with Halley’s Comet 17p stamp affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/2
Scope and Contents

Envelope with a printed image of Edmond Halley and the Comet, marked ‘The London Planetarium welcomes the return of Halley’s Comet’. The Halley 17p stamp is affixed, postmarked by the London Planetarium.

Dates: 1986-02-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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First day cover from the Royal Greenwich Observatory with all four Halley’s Comet stamps affixed, 1986-02-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/3
Scope and Contents

Envelope marked ‘The Return of Halley’s Comet / Official Cover, Old Royal Observatory Greenwich’, printed with an image of the comet and a satellite. Four Halley’s Comet stamps are affixed, postmarked by the O.R.O. Greenwich, ‘Many Happy returns to Halley’. Also an information sheet on the comet (originally enclosed in the envelope).

Dates: 1986-02-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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‘Halley’s Comet’ stamp, India: first day cover, 1985-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/4
Scope and Contents

First day cover envelope issued by the International Astronomical Union, New Delhi, decorated with a sun and moon and bearing a 100-rupee stamp showing Halley’s Comet.

Dates: 1985-11-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Postcard with a printed image of Halley and 17p Halley’s Comet stamp affixed, 1986-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5/4
Scope and Contents

Stamped ‘Edmond Halley Memorial Service Westminster Abbey’ and marked ‘Star Card no. M’ [sic.].

Dates: 1986-11-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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‘The Return of Halley’s Comet’ stamps: first day covers and stamped postcard, 1986-02 - 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/5
Scope and Contents

A set of commemorative envelopes and postcards with Halley’s Comet stamps affixed. Four Halley’s Comet Stamps were issued to commemorate the return of the comet on 18 Feb. 1986, titled: ‘Dr Edmond Halley 1656-1742’ (17p), ‘Giotto’ (22p), ‘Maybe Twice in a Lifetime’ (31p), and [Comet] (34p).

Dates: 1986-02 - 1986-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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