1966  Jodrell Bank radio telescope

Jodrell Bank stamp 1966

Britain’s first astronomy-related stamp, showing the JodrellBank radio telescope, was issued in 1966 as the lowest-value member of a set saluting British technology. Coloured black and what was officially described as ‘lemon’, it was drab, poorly reproduced, and unimpressive. The other values and subjects were: 6d, British motor cars; 1s 3d, SRN6 Hovercraft; 1s 6d, Windscale reactor.

Stanley Gibbons no. 701 

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