STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1978-1983)

 

Bolivia : 75th Anniversary of civil aviation

 

Issue date: 16/03/1979

 

Under the auspices of the Bolivian Philatelic Federation, this souvenir sheet was issued for the various philatelic exhibitions held in Bolivia to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first engine‑powered flight of Wright Brothers. The text on the sheet reads: 75th anniversary of civil aviation.

Santos-Dumont 1873-1973 (centenary of birth); ICAO emblem for the 30th anniversary of the Organization. Reproduction of eight rare stamps issued by Bolivia, as described hereafter.

 

 

Background:

Details of the Bolivian stamps reproduced on this souvenir sheet (from left to right):

  1. Top row: a. stamp issued on 24 July 1974 for the 50th anniversary of the Bolivian Air Force (Rafael Pabón and Potez 25 double-decker); b. stamp issued on 13 June 1928 (Coat of arms of the Lloyd Aero Boliviano airline, landscape).
  2. Middle row: a. stamp issued on 24 July 1974 for the 50th anniversary of the Bolivian Air Force (Jet airliner and "50" figure); b. stamp issued on 6 September 1962 commemorating the Armed Forces of Bolivia (Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk, parachutes and emblem in red, yellow and green).
  3. Lower row: a. stamp issued on 6 May 1930 in commemoration of the flight of the airship Graf Zeppelin from Europe to Brazil and return via Lakehurst N.J. with overprint in blue: "CORREO AERO/R.S./6‑V‑1930" (The original stamp was issued in December 1924 for the establishment of the National Aviation School in La Paz; Morane Saulnier Type P airplane); b. stamp issued on 6 May 1930 (Coat of arms of the Lloyd Aero Boliviano airline, overprinted and surcharged: "Z/1930/Bs. 6.‑"; the original stamp was issued on 13 June 1928 for the connection service to the Graf Zeppelin); c. stamp issued on 24 April 1976 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lufthansa (1926‑1976, DC-10 airliner of the Lufthansa air company, Bolivian and German national colours); d. stamp issued on 24 July 1974 for the  50th anniversary of the Bolivian Air Force (Triplane trainer in the background and Morane Saulnier M.S. 760 Paris I airplane).