Physics-Related Stamps

Donations (scans) are appreciated!

Carl Auer von Welsbach, Austria, 1936, 59 kB
Carl Auer von Welsbach, Austria, 34 kB (4)
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, FRG, 1984, 100 kB
Niels Bohr, Denmark, 1963, 94 kB
Satyendra Nath Bose, India, 1994, 24 kB (4)
Albert Einstein, Zaire, 1979, 58 kB
Albert Einstein, USA, 1979, 53 kB
Leonhard Euler, GDR, 1957, 38 kB
Enrico Fermi, USA, 2001, 64 kB
Enrico Fermi, Italy, 2001, 59 kB (6)
Leon Foucault, France, 1958, 53 kB
James Franck & Max Born, FRG, 1982, 32 kB
Galileo Galilei, Italy, 1964, 63 kB (3)
Werner Heisenberg, Germany, 2001, 43 kB
Hermann von Helmholtz, FRG, 1994, 69 kB
Heraclit, Romania, 1961, 60 kB
Heinrich Hertz, FRG, 1994, 43 kB
Piotr L. Kapitsa, Russia, 1994, 90 kB (2)
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, GDR, 1974, 55 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus, CSSR, 1975, 97 kB
Joseph-Louis Lagrange, France, 1958, 54 kB
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, FRG, 1966, 56 kB
Georg Lichtenberg, FRG, 1992, 94 kB
Guglielmo Marconi, FRG, 1995, 45 kB
Edwin M. McMillan, Guyana, 1996, 11 kB (1)
Isaac Newton, FRG, 1993 57 kB
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, GDR, 1965, 45 kB
Werner von Siemens, FRG, 1992, 50 kB
Werner von Siemens, FRG, 1966, 78 kB
Torahiko Terada (1878-1935), Japan, 1952, 76 kB (5)
Ahmed Zewail, Egypt, 1998, 27 kB (3)

Alfred Nobel, FRG, 1995, 80 kB
Nobel prize anniversary, Guyana, 1996, 44 kB (1)


(1) Contributed by Ann McMillan Chaikin
(2) Contributed by Wlad Kozlowski
(3) Contributed by Massimo Malvetti
(4) Contributed by Maiken Naylor, Buffalo
(5) Contributed by Tatsuo Tabato, Osaka
(6) Contributed by Giancarlo Toso, Udine, Italy
Donations by Sven Soff are acknowledged.
Special thanks to Ivan Kosinar for many helpful comments.

Contributions by Jerzy Rutkowski (Lodz, Poland):

Visit Jerzy's philatelic web page

Andr-Marie Ampere, GDR, 1975, 77 kB
W.K. Arkadiew, Russia, 2000, 60 kB
Svante Arrhenius, Sweden, 1959, 19 kB
A. Avogadro, Italy, 1956, 69 kB
Henri Becquerel, France, 1946, 64 kB
Ludwig Boltzmann, Austria, 1981, 41 kB
Rudjer Boskovic, Jugoslavia, 1987, 84 kB
Walter Bothe, St. Vincent, 120 kB
W.H. and W.L. Bragg, Sweden, 1975, 25 kB
Miguel Catalan, Spain, 1994, 34 kB
Pierre Curie, USSR, 1956, 40 kB
Marie Curie-Sklodowska, Poland, 1947, 44 kB
Nils Gustav Dalen, Sweden, 1972, 21 kB
Peter Debye, Netherlands, 1995, 19 kB
Democritos, Greece, 1983, 45 kB
Christian Doppler, Austria, 1992, 63 kB
L. Eötvös, Hungary, 1991, 34 kB
Michael Faraday, Great Britain, 1991, 45 kB
Enrico Fermi, Italy, 1967, 63 kB
Galileo Galilei, Paraguay, 46 kB
Giovanni Giorgi, Italy, 1990, 62 kB
Janusz Groszkowski, Poland, 1995, 29 kB
Otto Hahn, GDR, 1979, 54 kB
Hantaro Nagaoka, Japan, 2000, 61 kB
Gustav Hertz, GDR, 1987, 45 kB
Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), Netherlands, 33 kB
Frederic Joliot, China, 1959, 57 kB
Piotr L. Kapitsa, Russia, 2000, 60 kB
Todor Karman, Hungary,1992, 29 kB
Lord Kelvin, Guiné Bissau, 1983, 72 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus, Poland, 53 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus, Poland, 59 kB
Paul Langevin, France, 1948, 22 kB
Max von Laue, Sweden,1974, 71 kB
Antoine Lavoisier, France, 1943, 60 kB
P. N. Lebedev, USSR, 1951, 79 kB
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Netherlands, 1928, 59 kB
Josef Loschmidt, Austria, 60 kB
Lise Meitner, Austria, 1978, 72 kB
D.I. Mendeleev, USSR, 1957, 49 kB
Robert Millikan, USA, 1982, 49 kB
Walter Nernst, Sweden, 1980, 26 kB
John von Neumann, Hungary, 1992, 28 kB
Yoshio Nishina, Japan, 1990, 23 kB
Blaise Pascal, France, 1962, 30 kB
Wolfgang Pauli, Austria, 1983, 71 kB
Linus Pauling, Upper Volta, 23 kB
Jean Perrin, France, 1948, 24 kB
Max Planck, Germany (Berlin), 1953, 62 kB
Alexander Stepanovich Popov, USSR, 1927, 21 kB
Ole Roemer, Denmark, 1944, 59 kB
Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand, 44 kB
Andrei Sakharov, Sweden, 1991, 94 kB
Erwin Schrödinger, Austria, 1987, 57 kB
Jan Andrej Segner, Slovakia, 1994, 30 kB
Waclaw Sierpinski, Poland, 1982, 37 kB
Frederick Soddy, Sweden, 1981, 85 kB
Igor Evgenevich Tamm, Russia, 2000, 58 kB
Evangelista Torricelli, Italy, 1956, 28 kB
Ukichiro Nakaya, Japan, 2000, 63 kB
S.I. Vavilov, USSR, 1961, 39 kB
Alessandro Volta, Italy (Somalia), 1927, 31 kB
Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Netherlands, 1993, 22 kB
W.I. Weksler, Russia, 2000, 59 kB
Wu Youxun, China, 1988, 24 kB
Frits Zernike, Netherlands, 1995, 17 kB


Contributions by Ivan Kosinar (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), Czech Republic, 1995, 65 kB
Dominique François Arago (1786-1853), France, 1986, 43 kB
Archimedes (287 b.c.- 212 b.c.), GDR, 1973, 80 kB
Vladimir Konstantinovich Artsimovich (1868-1937), USSR , 1968, 50 kB
Heinrich Barkhausen (1881-1956), GDR, 1981, 63 kB
Andre Blondel (1863-1938), France, 1942, 78 kB
Jules Boulvin (1855-1920), Belgium, 1964, 34 kB
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Denmark, 1946, 61 kB
Edouard Branly (1844-1940), France, 1944, 40 kB
F.A. Bredikhin (1831-1904), USSR, 1956, 67 kB
Maurice de Broglie (1875-1960), France, 1970, 46 k
Pavel Alexeevich Cherenkov (1904-1990), Russia , 1994, 46 kB
Charles Coulomb (1736-1806), France, 1961, 67 kB
Petrus Josephus Wilhelms Debye (1884-1996), Netherlands, 1995, 60 kB
Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), Italy, 1934, 51 kB
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), FRG, 1955, 99 kB
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), GDR, 1977, 56 kB
Joseph Gay-Lussac (1778-1850), France, 1951, 82 kB
Otto von Guericke (1602-1686), Germany, 1936, 52 kB
Maximilian Hell (1720-1792), CSSR, 1970, 44 kB
Gustav Hertz (1887-1975), GDR, 1987, 56 kB
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894), FRG, 1957, 56 kB
Abram Fiodorovich Ioffe (1880-1960), USSR , 1980, 51 kB
Fréderic Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), GDR, 1980, 99 kB
Joachim Jungius (1587-1657), GDR, 1957, 26 kB
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Hungary, 1980, 113 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), Germany (occupied Poland), 1943, 98 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), FRG, 1973, 96 kB
Vladimir Konstantinovich Lebedinski (1868-1937), USSR, 1968, 46 kB
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier (1811-1877), France, 1958, 44 kB
Johannes Marcus Marci (1595-1667), Czech Republic, 1995, 64 kB
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698-1759), France, 1986, 67 kB (with C.M. de La Condamine)
Antonio Pacinotti (1841-1912), Italy, 1934, 63 kB
Denise Papin (1647-1714), France, 1962, 45 kB
Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), Switzerland, 1978, 36 kB
Gaston Planté (1834-1889), France, 1957, 49 kB
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau (1801-1883), Belgium, 1947, 30 kB
Henri Poincaré (1854-1912), France, 1952, 73 kB
Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859-1905), USSR, 1955, 66 kB
Angelo Secchi (1818-1878), Vatican , 1978, 75 kB
Josef Stefan (1835-1893), Austria, 1985, 61 kB
Milan Rastislav Stefanik (1880-1919), Slovakia, 1939, 62 kB
A.O. Stoletov (1839-1896), USSR, 1951, 51 kB
C. Strouhal (1850-1922), CSSR, 1987, 65 kB
Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), USA, 1983, 38 kB
Charles Tellier (1828-1913), France, 1956, 69 kB
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), Romania, 1989, 106 kB
Mohamed Ulugh Beg (1394-1449), USSR, 1987, 115 kB
Hideki Yukawa (1907-1981), Japan , 1985, 50 kB
Frantisek Zaviska (1879-1945), CSSR, 1962, 58 kB
Frits Zernike (1888-1966), Netherlands , 1995, 50 kB
Nikolai Egorovich Zhukovski (1847-1921), USSR , 1963, 64 kB


Contributions by Shuki Zakai (Kiryat-Tivon, Israel)

Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836), France, 1936 , 10 kB
Archimedes (287 b.c.-212 b.c.), Italy, 1983, 15 kB
Aristotle (384 b.c.-322 b.c.), Greece, 1956, 11 kB
Aristotle (384 b.c.-322 b.c.), Greece, 1978, 13 kB
Charles Glover Barkla (1877-1944), Sweden, 1977, 40 kB
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Israel, 1997, 19 kB
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Hungary, 1976, 45 kB
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Paraguay, 20 kB
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Swaziland, 1976, 28 kB
Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Danmark, 1963, 19 kB
Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Denmark, 1985 , 47 kB
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Ireland, 17 kB
William Henry Bragg (1862-1942), Isle of Man, 1983 , 26 kB
Edouard Branly (1844-1940), CSSR, 1959, 70 kB
Anders Celsius (1701-1744), Sweden, 1982, 27 kB
Marie Curie Sklodowska (1867-1934), France, 1967, 33 kB
Marie Curie Sklodowska (1867-1934), North Korea, 1984, 38 kB
Marie Curie Sklodowska (1867-1934), Portugal, 1998, 19 kB
Pierre Curie (1859-1906), Cameroon, 41 kB
Pierre & Marie Curie Central Africa, 15 kB
Pierre & Marie Curie Malagasy, 1988, 30 kB
Jean Le Rond D'Alembert (1717-1783), France, 18 kB
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), Israel, 1997, 20 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), USA, 1966, 15 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Israel, 1956, 32 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Israel, 1998, 20 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Tchad, 33 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Togo, 1979, 30 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Togo, 1979, 64 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Paraguay, 14 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), GDR, 1979, 21 kB
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Ghana, 2000, 97 kB
Michael Faraday (1791-1867), R.D. Malagasy, 1990, 15 kB
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1791), USA, 1956, 24 kB
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italy, 1983, 15 kB
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Ecuador, 1964, 16 kB
Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), Italy, 1991, 34 kB
Charles Edward Guillaume (1861-1920), Sweden, 1980, 51 kB
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894), FRG, 1957, 16 kB
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894), CSSR, 1959, 28 kB
Victor Franz Hess (1883-1964), Austria, 1983, 32 kB
Frederic Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), Romania, 1959, 23 kB
Irene & Frederic Joliot-Curie France, 1983, 39 kB
Irene & Frederic Joliot-Curie Mauritania, 16 kB
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Fujeira, 1971, 34 kB
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Austria, 34 kB
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (1824-1887), FRG-Berlin, 1974, 16 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), Central African Republic, 39 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), China, 1953, 20 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), Hungary, 1973, 22 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), Liberia, 1973, 17 kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus (1473-1543), GDR, 1973, 18 kB
Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968), Israel, 1998, 19 kB
Ernst Mach (1838-1916), Austria, 1966, 28 kB
Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1934), Estonia, 1996, 24 kB
Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis (1698-1759), Finland, 1986, 31 kB
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1897), San Marino, 1991, 15 kB
Samuel Finley Morse (1791-1872), Monaco, 1965, 33 kB
Samuel Finley Morse (1791-1872), Burkina Faso, 1991, 39 kB
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Poland, 1959, 26 kB
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Paraguay, 15 kB
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Ascension, 13 kB
Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851), Denmark, 1951, 48 kB
Max Planck (1858-1947), GDR, 10 kB
Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859-1906), USSR, 1945, 14 kB
Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859-1906), Russia, 1995, 29 kB
Claudius Ptolemaus (2nd century AD), Burundi, 23 kB
Michail Idvorsky Pupin (1854-1935), Yugoslavia, 1993 , 26 kB
Yoel (Giulio) Racah (1909-1965), Israel, 1993, 36 kB
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923), Transkei, 1994, 13 kB
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923), Central Africa, 15 kB
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923), St. Vincent, 17 kB
Ole Rømer (1644-1710), Denmark, 1944, 44 kB
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), Romania, 1971, 26 kB
Jan Andrej Segner (1704-1777), Hungary, 1974, 137 kB
Francisk Skorina (-1488), USSR, 1988, 84 kB
Johannes Stark (1874-1957), Sweden, 1979, 47 kB
Josef Stefan (1835-1893), Slovenia, 1993, 23 kB
Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), Yugoslavia, 1936, 9 kB
Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), CSSR, 1959, 65 kB
Shinichiro Tomonaga (1906-1997), Tchad, 29 kB
Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), San Marino, 1983, 18 kB
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), GDR, 1952, 9 kB
Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), Italy, 1991, 32 kB
James Watt (1739-1819), Wallis and Futuna, 17 kB


Contributions by Laszlo Perneczky (Budapest, Hungary)

Zoltán Bay (1900-1992), Hungary, 1996, 35 kB
Dennis Gábor (1900-1979), Hungary, 1988, 30 kB
Dennis Gábor (1900-1979), Hungary, 2000, 114 kB (Portrait on hologram)
György Hevesy (1885-1868), Hungary, 1988, 28 kB
Anyos Istvan Jedlik (1800-1895), Hungary, 1954, 23 kB
Anyos Istvan Jedlik (1800-1895), Hungary, 2000, 37 kB
Anyos Istvan Jedlik (1800-1895), Slovakia, 2000, 23 kB
Leo Szilard (1898-1964), Hungary, 1998, 32 kB
Eugene Wigner (1902-1995), Hungary, 1999, 30 kB
Hungarian Nobel prize winners, Hungary, 1995, 72 kB


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A Selective History of Science on Stamps by Maiken Naylor, University of Buffalo
Mathematicians on Postage Stamps by Jeff Miller
Swedish Nobel Stamps
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