STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1945-1977)

 

Comoros : First commercial flight Paris‑New York of Concorde

 

Issue date: 22/11/1977

 

 

Issued for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Postal Administration on 23 November 1976, this stamp was diagonally overprinted in gold with Paris‑New‑York ‑ 22 nov. 1977, for the first commercial flight between Paris and New York of the Concorde.

Graf Zeppelin†LZ‑127 airship, Concorde,†and United Nations stamp issued on 9 February 1955 for the 10th anniversary of ICAO (stamp on stamp).

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Same as above with silver overprint.

 

Same as above with red overprint.

 

Error: Double overprint, gold with red inverted.

 

Error: Double overprint, gold with silver inverted.

 

Issued for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Postal Administration on 23/11/1976, this souvenir sheet was diagonally overprinted in gold with Paris‑New‑York ‑ 22 nov. 1977, for the first commercial flight between Paris and New York of the Concorde.

UN building in New York; UPU†emblem for its 100th anniversary.

Less than 600 were overprinted.††††

 

 

Same as above with silver overprint. Imperforate.

 

Same as above with red overprint.

Less than 400 were overprinted.

First Day Cover (FDC) with stamp showing gold overprint. As this FDC shows in the cachet the dates 1951-1976 (25th anniversary of the United Nations Postal Administration), Comoros did reutilize the covers related to the issue without overprint (see Comoros 23 November 1976).

 

Background: On 22 November 1977, the Air France and British Airways Concorde airplanes departed from Paris†and London respectively for the inaugural passenger service to New York; the two aircraft crossed the Atlantic in tandem to make a joint arrival in New York.

The stamp issue originally released by Comoros on 23 November 1976 can be found at the following link: Comoros Ė 1976 - 25th Anniversary of United Nations Postal Administration.

Based on ICAO philately, a story of the Concorde can be found at the following link: Exit Concorde.