STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1984-1985)

 

Guyana : 40th Anniversary of ICAO

 

Issue date: 06/09/1984

 

The two original stamps of this issue were overprinted and/or surcharged three times. The following pictures show the progressive overprints and surcharges.

 

 

The original stamp was issued on 03/09/1973: Odontadenia Grandiflora.

Watermarked paper: Lotus Bud Multiple blossoms.

 

 

On 22/07/1981, the above stamp was surcharged in black with 75 (upper left hand corner) and overprinted diagonally in black with Royal Wedding 1981 (wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer). The $5 value was obliterated with an "X".

 

On 27/10/1982, the above stamp was overprinted as follows: vertical surcharge in black-blue with 200, vertical overprint in blue with GAC Inaug. Flight / Georgetown‑ / Boa Vista, Brazil, and horizontal overprint in blue-green with 1982, for the first anniversary of the G.A.C. inaugural flight between Georgetown, Guyana, and Boa Vista, Brazil.

 

On 06/09/1984, the above stamp was overprinted vertically in black-blue with ICAO, for the 40th anniversary of ICAO.

 

The original stamp was issued on 03/09/1973: Norantea Guianensis.

Watermarked paper: Lotus Bud Multiple blossoms.

 

 

On 25/06/1982, the above stamp was surcharged in dark blue with 330 AIR and overprinted in dark blue with Princess / of Wales / 1961‑1982, for the 21st anniversary of Princess Diana.

 

ScC4 was surcharged vertically in black by 200 and overprinted vertically in black with G.A.C. / Inaug. Flight / Georgetown‑ / Toronto. The original value was obliterated with horizontal black bars.

This stamp was not issued.

 

On 06/09/1984, the above stamp was overprinted vertically in dark blue with ICAO on the previous unissued stamp, for the 40th anniversary of ICAO.

Background: Between 1981 and 1989, the majority of Guyana stamps were created by overprints and surcharges that were applied by five different printers located in Georgetown: Government Printer, Bovellís Printery, Autoprint, Herald Printing and Tip Torres. Often, one printer would apply the initial overprint, while another subsequently applied the surcharge. As might be expected, given the conditions under which the overprints were applied, some errors exist.