STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1978-1983)

 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 75th Birth anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld

 

Issue date: 26/12/1980

 

 

Souvenir sheet:

1.    On the stamp: Dag Hammarskjöld, United Nations Secretary General, UN buildings in Geneva.

2.   On the sheet: UN buildings in New York and Geneva; emblems of UN and its agencies (including ICAO); peace doves; UPU emblem with a dove carrying a letter.

 

 

Souvenir sheet:

1.   On the stamps: Dag Hammarskjöld, United Nations Secretary General, UN buildings in New York (left) and Geneva (right).

2.  On the sheet: UN buildings in Vienna; emblems of UN and its agencies (including ICAO); peace doves; UPU emblem with a dove carrying a letter.

 

Background:

List of emblems surrounding the central stamp (from left down to right up):

-          WMO (World Meteorological Organization);

-          IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency);

-          IMCO (In 1982, this Agency changed its name from Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization – IMCO to International Maritime Organization - IMO, while maintaining the emblem of IMCO);

-          ITU (International Telecommunication Union);

-          WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization);

-          ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization);

-          UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization);

-          ILO (International Labour Organization);

-          FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization);

-          WHO (World Health Organization).

Dag Hammarskjöld is the only Secretary General to have died in office; the official date of the death reported in all the reference material is 18 September 1961. The two souvenir sheets issued by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the 75th anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld’s birth bear the date of death as 17 September instead of 18 September 1961.

More information on this issue can be found by clicking on: Philatelic Laxity: Dag Hammarskjöld.