Chemistry Postage Stamps
Chemistry is the star of these postage stamps. Explore how different countries have highlighted science using this small, sticky space!
These stamps help your letter get to where it’s going, but can highlight chemistry too. This overview hits the highlights.
- Postage Stamps as Cultural Icons in the IYC
This presentation is a stamp/chemistry motherlode! From alchemy to specific scientists to the periodic table and more, this is the place.
- Stamps International
Link chemistry to stamps from all over the world with this series of over 40 articles.
- A Postage Stamp Honoring Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s accomplishments live on in this 2011 stamp. Use it to link history and chemistry.
- A Postage Stamp About the Periodic Table
This might be the smallest periodic table you’ll ever see. Learn how to use it as a teaching tool.
- Signed and Stamped
This high school teacher used stamps and autographs to bring chemistry to life.
- Going Postal over Structural Errors
Oops! There might be chemistry on stamps, but that doesn’t mean the chemistry is always accurate.
- The United States Postal Service Mineral Stamps
A great collection of stamps for the 2017 National Chemistry Week’s geology theme. Chemistry really does rock!
- Stamps Relating to the Metric System
Length, mass, time… it’s all there—on stamps!
- IYC Postage Stamp Central
This round-up highlights stamps released by different countries for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.
- Commemorative Chemistry Stamps
Say it with a stamp! Postage was just one way to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry.
- The U.S. 1851 3¢ Stamp: Color, Chemistry, and Changes
In this analysis, it’s not chemistry shown on the stamp, it’s chemistry used on the stamp.
- The Chemophilately Museum
Read about this 30-year-long journey of chemistry stamp collecting, then jump to Chang’s museum online.
Expand your horizons from chemistry on stamps into other sciences with this diverse collection.
(all sites accessed February 2017)