30 July 2021

New Stamp issue - Togolaise

 Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space - Vostok 1 - 60th Anniversary

Date of issue 2021

27 July 2021

Exploring Astronomy and Space through Philately

 Zoom meeting on Exploring Astronomy and Space through Philately

by Katrin Raynor-Evans

The next in the series of very successful BTA Zoom presentations will be on Tuesday 10 August at 19.30.

Katrin Raynor-Evans will show Exploring Astronomy and Space through Philately

An introduction to the topic of astronomy and space celebrated through philately, including the world’s first astronomy stamps, the global spread of astronomy on stamps and astronomy/space discoveries and achievements that have appeared on philatelic material.

Katrin is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Geographical Society, Features Editor of Popular Astronomy and a contributor to BBC Sky at Night.

To register for the meeting please send a email to  wendybuckle@btinternet.com

25 July 2021

New Stamp Issue - Aaland

Satellite Meteorology

Since 2011, the American Suomi NPP weather satellite monitors the Earth’s cloud cover, oceans, ice sheets, vegetation and the heat radiation from the Earth’s atmosphere. Named after Ă…land descendant and weather pioneer Verner E. Suomi (1915–1995), the satellite circles the Earth in a polar orbit. Suomi was one of the first scientists to understand the importance of weather satellites for weather forecasts. His Finnish-Alandic parents emigrated to Minnesota in the USA in 1902.

Date of issue 25 March 2021

20 July 2021

New Stamp Issue - South Korea

 Geostationary Korea Multi Purpose Satellite GEO-KOMPSAT, Cheollian

Korea Post issued a set of stamps showing the “Geostationary Korea Multi Purpose Satellite GEO-KOMPSAT”, also named the “Cheollian”. The KOMPSAT or Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite is a series of South Korean multipurpose satellite for reconnaissance, communication, meteorological, environmental, agricultural and oceanographic monitoring applications.

Date of issue 26 January 2021


New Stamp Issue - South Korea

 Astronomical Sciences of Korea

Astronomy of the Joseon Dynasty

Date of issue 21 April 2021

Jeff Bezos’s flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos’s flight to the edge of space

 Blue Origin launched first crew mission aboard a New Shepard rocket at 8:11 a.m. CDT (9:11 a.m. EDT; 13:11 GMT) Tuesday from the company’s privately-owned spaceport north of Van Horn, Texas. Billionaire Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin’s founder, joined his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Dutch student Oliver Daemen for the successful l10-minute flight to suborbital space.

19 July 2021

Vanuatu New Issue

 Vanuatu New Issue - The Best of Smithsonian - Satellites and Rockets 

Postage Stamps featuring milestones and history of space from the Smithsonian archives / National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Year of issue 2021

18 July 2021

Sun Science Stamps

 Sun Science Stamps Highlight a Decade of Sun - Watching from Space

To start off the summer, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of stamps highlighting views of the Sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Showcasing a range of solar activity seen by the spacecraft, the stamps celebrate a decade of Sun-watching for this workhorse mission. The Sun Science stamps were issued by the U.S. Postal Service during a ceremony at the Greenbelt Main Post Office in Maryland on June 18.

15 July 2021

Orbit Issue 129

 Orbit Magazine 129

ORBIT is the official quarterly publication of The Society, full of illustrations and informative space stamp and space cover articles, postal auctions, space news, and a new issues guide.

Issue 129 of Orbit in now out.

Click Here for a preview of Orbit issue 129

14 July 2021

Moon Landing Silver Coin

Cook Islands Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coin 

This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important human event – the Moon Landing. The coin features an extraordinary real insert of the Kapton thermal protection for the Apollo 11, features the Smart minting technology and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Strictly Limited mintage of only 205 pieces worldwide!

13 July 2021

50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection


50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection

This 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamp Collection is officially licensed by the Smithsonian. Includes 27 official postage stamps issued from the Cook Islands and the Kingdom of Tonga, a six-page, 35" wide (unfolded) educational presentation folder, and a July 1969 USPS stamp depicting Commander Neil Armstrong planting the U.S. flag on the moon. Made in the USA.

You can find more about it in the Smithsonian Store - Click Here