Italy : Diplomatic Conference on International Air Law


Issue date: 29/09/1952



Savoia-Marchetti S.M. 95C (4‑engine with propeller) over the Coliseum ancient amphitheatre in Roma; in the background, poles with flags. Watermarked.                                       


Variety with aircraft touching the Coliseum.


Variety with aircraft largely above the Coliseum.



Gutter block of four stamps. With Control Number.

Watermark in the gutter: POSTE ITALIANE.


Gutter pair – Upper side of sheet. Watermark in the gutter through the selvage: POSTE ITALIANE.

Block of 10 stamps (upper side of sheet) with marginal inscriptions:


Background: The Diplomatic Conference on International Air Law, convened by ICAO in Rome, Italy (in the FAO Palace) at the invitation of the Italian Government, met from 9 September to 6 October 1952. This Conference adopted a new air law convention on damage caused by foreign aircraft to third parties on the surface. Delegates or observers representing thirty-two countries and seven international organizations attended it.

More background information on this issue can be found by clicking on: The Rome Convention and its modernization.