Guinea Bissau : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 04/04/1984



Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle.


Douglas DC‑6B.


Ilyushin IL‑76.

Cancelled to Order (CTO). Cancel date: 10 April 1984.



First Day Cover. The cachet shows a Henry Farman III aeroplane, with race number 30 on the tail.


Farman III biplane as pictured during the Reims Aviation Meeting (number 30 on the tail refers to the 30th entry).

One of the most important aeroplanes of the pioneering age, the Henry Farman III or F-3 (based on an aircraft made by the Voisin brothers) was the first aeroplane in the world to have fully effective ailerons, which endowed the aircraft with exceptional flight stability. It won the Grand Prix in the distance race without refueling at the Reims international meeting held from 22 to 29 August 1909 with Pilot by Henry Farman; the race number 30 is painted on the tail. The Farman III set a number of height records between 1909 and 1911. The success of the Model III led Farman to build further aeroplanes for sale.