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Bicentenary of the Armagh Observatory stamps: first day cover and special issue stamped envelope, 1990-10-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/9-10

Scope and Contents

First day cover of four stamps commemorating the bicentenary of the Armagh Planetarium, postmarked Armagh. The stamps were designed by Jeff Fisher and show: ‘Armagh Observatory, Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope and La Palma Telescope’ (22p), ‘Newton's Moon and Tides Diagram with Early Telescopes’ (26p), ‘Greenwich Old Observatory and Early Astronomical Equipment’ (31p), and ‘Stonehenge, Gyroscope and Navigating by Stars’ (37p).

Also, printed envelope with the four stamps affixed, issued and postmarked by the Armagh Planetarium and signed by Mart de Groot, with related information sheets (originally enclosed in the envelope).


  • Creation: 1990-10-16


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2 item(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



British Royal Mail

Finding aid date

2017-03-01 15:50:00+00:00

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