THE POSTAL HISTORY OF ICAO

 

The 30th anniversary

 

Sticker distributed by ICAO for the 30th anniversary

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) celebrated its 30th anniversary on 4 April 1977. On 4 April 1947, ICAO officially came into being following ratification by 26 States of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, known as the Chicago Convention, which is the Charter of the Organization. A flag-raising ceremony was held on the plaza of the International Aviation Square, Headquarters of ICAO.

 

It is to be noted that several countries commemorated this anniversary with stamp issues in 1978 and even in 1979,

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey – 4 April 1977

The date of the postmark corresponds exactly with the 30th anniversary date.

The cachet shows an early-unofficial emblem in use for some time in 1954 and 1955, with longer wings set lower on the globe than on the current emblem.

 

Malta – Meter slogan

Postmark dated 13 April 1977

30th Anniversary of ICAO

 

 

Syria – 11 May 1977

Scott #773

In the ICAO collection, this was the first appearance of ICAO second official emblem.

 

Uruguay – 17 October 1977

Scott #987

de is missing in ICAO's Spanish name, which should be

Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional

 

 

Somalia – 31 December 1977

Mogadishu International Airport

Souvenir sheet on first day cover with the four stamps of this issue

 

 

Uruguay – 13 June 1978

Scott #C433

This souvenir sheet combines the commemoration of ICAO’s 30th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

 

Paraguay – 19 July 1978

Scott #1859

Issued for the International Stamps Exhibition in Riccione, Italy, this souvenir sheet combines the commemoration of ICAO’s 30th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

 

Barbuda – 25 May 1979

This cover seems to commemorate the 30th anniversary of ICAO; the year 1949 does not correspond to any major reference date (such as 1944, 1945 or 1947) from which ICAO anniversaries could be (and were sometimes) counted. It should have more rightly commemorated the 35th anniversary (1944-1979).

  

 

 

Yemen – 15 November 1979

Scott #352-353a

Stylized view of Sana'a

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