DCSIMG

U.S. Air and Space Stamp Gallery

Space Stamps – Space Imagined


Stars, heart-shaped Earth, and children, Sarah Lipsey, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3415, Lithography
Stars, heart-shaped Earth, and children, Sarah Lipsey, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3415, Lithography
Stars, heart-shaped Earth,
and children, 2000,
Scott 3415, Lithography

In recent years, science fiction and scientific speculation have inspired a wealth of U.S. postage stamps. Some of the stamps show beloved icons of the popular imagination such as the Star Trek starship Enterprise; others hark back to pulp fiction illustrations of the 1930s. Still more represent today’s imaginings about future space vehicles and future mail transportation.

To celebrate the millenium, the Postal Service sponsored a children’s stamp design contest, “Stampin’ the Future.” All four of the Stampin’ the Future stamps, issued in 2000, are on imaginative space themes, and can be seen among the stamps here.


Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C122, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C122, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation,
1989, Scott C122,
Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C124, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C124, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation,
1989, Scott C124,
Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C125, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation, 1989, Scott C125, Engraving and lithography
Future Mail Transportation,
1989, Scott C125,
Engraving and lithography
Futuristic space vehicle, 1993, Scott 2543, Engraving and lithography
Futuristic space vehicle, 1993, Scott 2543, Engraving and lithography
Futuristic space vehicle,
1993, Scott 2543,
Engraving and lithography
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2741, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2741, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993,
Scott 2741, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2742, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2742, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993,
Scott 2742, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2743, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2743, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993,
Scott 2743, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2744, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2744, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993,
Scott 2744, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2745, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993, Scott 2745, Gravure
Space Fantasy, 1993,
Scott 2745, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3238, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3238, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998,
Scott 3238, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3239, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3239, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998,
Scott 3239, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3240, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3240, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998,
Scott 3240, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3241, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3240, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998,
Scott 3241, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3242, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998, Scott 3240, Gravure
Space Discovery, 1998,
Scott 3242, Gravure
Star Trek spaceship Enterprise, Celebrate the Century (the 1960s), 1999, Scott 3188e, Engraving and lithography
Star Trek spaceship Enterprise, Celebrate the Century (the 1960s), 1999, Scott 3188e, Engraving and lithography
Star Trek spaceship Enterprise,
1999, Scott 3188e,
Engraving and lithography
Astronauts, spaceships, and planets, Zachary Canter, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3414, Lithography
Astronauts, spaceships, and planets, Zachary Canter, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3414, Lithography
Astronauts, spaceships,
and planets, 2000,
Scott 3414, Lithography
Stars, heart-shaped Earth, and children, Sarah Lipsey, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3415, Lithography
Stars, heart-shaped Earth, and children, Sarah Lipsey, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3415, Lithography
Stars, heart-shaped Earth,
and children, 2000,
Scott 3415, Lithography
'Mommy, are we there yet?' family in space ship, Morgan Hill, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3416, Lithography
“Mommy, are we there yet?” family in space ship, Morgan Hill, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3416, Lithography
Family in space ship,
2000, Scott 3416,
Lithography
Astronauts, spaceships, and planets, Zachary Canter, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3414, Lithography
Astronauts, spaceships, and planets, Zachary Canter, Stampin' the Future, 2000, Scott 3414, Lithography
Astronauts, spaceships,
and planets, 2000,
Scott 3414, Lithography