02May2009: Indonesia - IYA2009
Indonesia Post - IYA2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 3 stamps issued (3x 2500 IDR) in both a miniature sheet form and a souvenir sheet form (it should be noted that the image of the souvenir sheet depicts stamps marked at a value of 5000 IDR.) The far left stamp depicts a telescope, the right-hand stamp depicts a portrait of Galileo and the center stamp, the IYA2009 logo. The other two stamps also carry the logo in a smaller form and all three stamps form an se-tenant design set against a star-filled background. At the lower right corner of the souvenir sheet is a small image of Bosscha Observatory, Lembang, Bandung. A larger image of the observatory serves as the divider in the miniature sheet, seperating the upper group of six stamps from the bottom group of the same number. FDCs were also issued and in two forms - both carry cache art depicting the Bosscha Observatory but one features it in daylight, while other at night.
04May2009: Andorra (French Post) - Europa issue
LaPoste - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one stamp (0.56 €) depicts a very colorful region of the night sky.
(*) Please note that at this writing of 10May09 the stamp was not yet available online. Release info courtesy of:
04May2009: Cyprus - EUROPA issue
Cyprus Postal Services - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: consisting of two stamps valued at €0,51 and €0,68 and a booklet containing a strip of eight stamps (4 sets) valued at €4,76.
The €0,51 value features the constellation Cassiopeia while the €0,68 value features the constellation Andromeda.
04May2009: France - EUROPA issue
La boutique du timbre - La Poste Timbre - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one souvenir sheet (2x 0.70 €) one stamp depicts Saturn while the other depicts an exoplanet.
04May2009: Monaco - EUROPA issue
Office des Emissions de Timbres Poste de Monaco - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps [0.56 € (Francesco Maria Grimaldi) & 0.70 € (Galileo)] both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps.
05May2009: Estonia - EUROPA issue
Estonian Post Ltd. - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (2x 9.- EEK) both stamps are issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps (5 of each)
Both stamps honor Jaan Einasto, co-discoverer of the cellular structure of the universe.
The FDC for the issue contains the IYA2009 logo.
05May2009: Northern Cyprus (Turkish Post) - EUROPA issue
Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: Cyprus (Turkish post)
two stamps (2x 0.80 YTL) one design features a comet and a galaxy while the other a diagram of our solar system.
"NOTE : the stamps issued by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus aren't recognized on an international level, not by the UPU nor by PostEurop.
But as most Europa stamps collectors collect those stamps anyway, I decided to publish them on my blog, from now on, even if they aren't official stamp issues."
source of the above quoted text is -
05May2009: Poland - EUROPA issue
The Polish Post - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: (*) one stamp (3.- PLN)
(*) Stamp not yet available online as of 10May09.
05May2009: Russia - EUROPA issue
Publishing and Trading Centre "MARKA" - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one stamp (9.- RUB) issued in a mini sheet of 9 stamps depicts an observatory, armillary sphere, night sky with big dipper and a comet. The mini sheet features numerous near and deep field objects in the selvage.
05May2009: Serbia - EUROPA issue
PTT Communications "Srbija" - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (46.- & 50.- RSD) both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 8 stamps + 1 vignette. Vignette differs according to images presented but both are based on IYA2009 logos.
The 46 RDS value depicts an image of the sculpture of "Urania" muse of astronomy. Also pictured are an ancient telescope along with an image of a star field, all of which overlay an ancient diagram of the solar system and a celestial map.
The 50 RDS value depicts a modern radio dish and an image of the horsehead nebula (in the constellation Orion) again in a design where they are overlaying historical diagram and celestial map.
*NOTE: the images, dates and release info discussed here are based on info found at the following:
the supplied website for "Srbija" is seriously outdated but it is hoped that the site will be updated in the near future or that an alternative will be provided.
06May2009: Czech Republic - EUROPA issue
Česká pošta - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 400TH Anniversary of Kepler's laws
06May2009: Finland - EUROPA issue
Posti - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue 2 x 0.80 se-tenant pair
"The pair of stamps depict a fantasy landscape of lakes and different heavenly bodies. The left-hand stamp has the Moon in the centre, with the Milky Way on the right side of the stamp. The stamp on the right bears a comet on its left side, accompanied by a lunar eclipse. The large planet shown on the stamp is Saturn." quoted text courtesy of Posti
06May2009: Macedonia - EUROPA issue
Macedonian Post - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: (*) two stamps (50.- & 100.- MKD) and one souvenir-sheet (150.- MKD) The 50 and 100 values are issued in two mini-sheets of 9 stamps.
The stamps depicted show a field of stars with some constellations marked and named, along with some stars and other celestial features. The star fields are overlaid with images of farm life.
(*) The stamps were not available on the website as of 06May09. Possibly the result of mis-linked images.
06May2009: Romania - EUROPA issue
ROMFILATELIA - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (2.40 & 9.10 RON) with the 2.40 value depicting illustrations of Galileo, the Moon, a telescope and the Leaning Tower of Piza. The 9.10 value stamp depicts a variety of astronomical diagrams as well as a portion of a celestial map.
Both stamps are issued in 2 types of souvenir-sheets of 4 stamps (2 stamps of each). The position of both stamps is different in each souvenir-sheet
Both stamps are also issued as mini-sheets of 6 stamps in two formats. One format with and one without an illustrated margin (the illustrated margin format is numbered in red from 000001 to 005300.)
07May2009: Germany - EUROPA issue
Deutsche Post - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one stamp (0.55 €) honoring the 400th anniversary of the publication of Johannes Kepler's "Astronomia Nova" that contained his first two laws of planetary motion.
07May2009: Iceland - EUROPA issue
Postphil Iceland - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one stamp valued at 105 ISK and one stamp valued at 140 ISK
07May2009: Italy - EUROPA issue
Poste Italiane - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two designs issued. One stamp valued at € 0,65 depicts the Italian "GALILEO" telescope facility, while the other valued at € 0,65 depicts the astronomical satellite "AGILE."
07May2009: Moldova - EUROPA issue
Poşta Moldovei - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (4.20 & 4.50 MDL)
The 4.20 MDL value depicts Nicolae Donici (1874-1956) a Romanian astronomer, an image of a solar eclipse, an observatory and an astronomical diagram.
The 4.50 MDL value depicts Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) along with an armillary sphere and an image from space.
Both stamps are issued in two mini-sheets of 10 stamps and both stamps are issued in a booklet of 6 stamps (3 stamps of each).
(*)Note that an unperforated version has also been issued !
08May2009: Aland - EUROPA issue
POSTEN ÅLAND - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue : one design depicting the Big Dipper formed from star-shaped perforations on a blue field with silver and white text.
08May2009: Azores - EUROPA issue
CTT Correios - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (0.68 €) each issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps, and one souvenir-sheet (2x 0.68 €) One stamp depicts a radio dish while the second depicts an observatory dome. The souvenir sheet also carries the IYA2009 logo.
08May2009: Hungary - EUROPA issue
Magyar Posta - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one souvenir sheet with (2 X) two stamp designs.
08May2009: Madeira - EUROPA issue
CTT Correios - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (0.68 €) each issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps, and one souvenir-sheet (2x 0.68 €) One stamp depicts a spiral galaxy while the second depicts an open frame telescope. The souvenir sheet also carries the IYA2009 logo
08May2009: Portugal - EUROPA issue
(CTT) - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps each valued at (0.68 €) and one souvenir-sheet (2x 0.68 €) The stamps are issued in a mini-sheet of 10 stamps. One stamp depicts three stages of a total lunar eclipse while the other depicts an observatory. The results of the combined releases of Portugal, Madeira and the Azores is a collection of six stamps that integrate into the theme of astronomy.
08May2009: San Marino - EUROPA issue
Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (0.60 & 0.65 €) Both stamps feature illustrations reflective of an astronomy theme.
08May2009: Switzerland - EUROPA issue
Swiss Post - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: One stamp, depicting diagram of inner solar system with Sun and orbital paths of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and asteroid "Helvetia."
09May2009: Croatia - EUROPA issue
Croatian post Inc. - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 stamps (2x 8.- HRK) in an unusual format. The stamps are joined as a single design of a star field. The stamps each form one half of the design. But the format is that of a round stamp.
09May2009: Kosovo - EUROPA issue
PTT of Kosovo - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: one stamp and one souvenir sheet depicting illustrations in celebration of the IYA2009.
09May2009: Malta - EUROPA issue
Maltapost pl - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 stamps (0.37 & 1.19 €) The stamps are printed on Maltese Crosses watermarked paper by Printex Limited and are available in sheets of ten. The Euro 0.37 stamp features a portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642) by Francesco Boschi and one of Galileo’s sketches of the moon set against a starry background including the constellation Orion. The stamp also commemorates the 40 year anniversary of the first manned lunar landing by featuring the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle”. The Euro 1.19 stamp shows the great telescope of William Lassell, set up in Malta between 1861 and 1865, against a background of stars showing Nebula M42, which Lassell himself observed on various occasions from Malta.
11May2009: Armenia - EUROPA issue
Haypost - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 1 stamp (350.- AMD)
11May2009: Bosnia and Herzegovina - EUROPA issue
JP BH POSTA - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue:
11May2009: Greece - EUROPA issue
Ελληνικά Ταχυδρομεία - Hellenic Post - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 stamps (0.70 & 3.20 €)
12May2009: Luxembourg - EUROPA issue
Post Luxembourg - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: two stamps (0.50 & 0.70 €)
Both stamps are issued in mini-sheets of 10 stamps. The two stamp designs . . . one (the 0.50 value) will depict a father and child sitting in the grass and observing a star-filled sky, while the other (the 0.70 value) will depict a portrait of Galileo (with his telescope) on an artistic background. Both stamps will have the text "year of astronomy" (in french) included as a design element.
15May2009: Ireland - EUROPA issue
Irish Stamps - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 Stamps: One valued @ 0.55c which features the Crab Nebula & the other valued @ 0.82c features an artist's impression of the jets streaming from a brown dwarf.
15May2009: Morocco - IYA2009 issue
Poste Maroc - IYA 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 Stamps: One value, an illustration depicting Galileo and three telescopes - a small optical instrument, a radio dish and space based platform.
20May2009: Vatican - EUROPA issue
Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 stamps ( € 0.60 - 0.65) showing two oil paintings by Donato Creti - Saturn and The Sun. The 18th century works from the Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums are an eight-part series of small format paintings (50 x 35 cm) called “Astronomical Observations.”
25May2009: Faröe Islands - EUROPA issue
Postverk Føroya - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: 2 Stamps. One includes Jupiter and the second Saturn.
28May2009: Guernsey - EUROPA issue
Guernsey Post Ltd. - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: Set of 6 stamps £3.17, FDC £3.97, Presentation Pack £3.97, Sheets of 10 £31.70
(*) only two of the six stamps in this set will carry the official EUROPA logo.
28May2009: Slovakia - EUROPA issue
Slovenská Pošta (Pofis) - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue
29May2009: Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe - IYA2009 issue
Stamparija, UAB - IYA 2009 ~ Astronomy issue: One miniature sheet and one souvenir sheet commemorating the 90th anniversary of the 1919 solar eclipse expedition of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) to Principe that was critical in providing proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
29May2009: Slovenia - EUROPA issue
POŠTA SLOVENIJE - Europa 2009 ~ Astronomy issue