Skip to main content

Astronomical Postage Stamps Issues: First Day Covers, 1975 - 1993

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97

Scope and Contents

A collection of first day covers (FDCs) of postage stamps on astronomical subjects, donated to the RGO Archives. The collection includes stamps issued in Britain, Finland and India. Designs include Flamsteed House, the Greenwich Meridian, Halley's Comet, the Lapland Expedition of Maupertuis, Sir Isaac Newton, Vainu Bappu Observatory, the Armagh Observatory, Europe in space, and John Harrison's marine timekeepers.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1993


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : Paper

Language of Materials



Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection accrued from donations


Catalogued by Dr Emma Saunders, April 2017

Finding aid date

2017-03-01 14:27:30+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom