Date of Issue: 22nd September 2015
This issue features a stamp for each planet in the solar system. These days, that’s 8 stamps. When I was a kid, it would have been 9, but Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006. However, with a diplomatic nod to its former glory, Pluto is allowed onto Neptune’s stamp. The planets are named after the gods of Roman mythology, except Earth and Uranus, whose names come from Greek mythology (another name for Earth is Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth).
From left (nearest the sun) to right
Above and Beyond
There is also a dedicated website for learning about the solar system during Stamp Collecting Month: