STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1994-1995)

 

Jordan : 50th Anniversary of ICAO

 

Issue date: 25/10/1994

 

 

Douglas DC‑3 and Airbus A310; 50th anniversary logo.

 

Douglas DC‑3 and Airbus A310; 50th anniversary logo.

 

Douglas DC‑3 and Airbus A310; 50th anniversary logo.

Lower-left corner blocks with control number (matching number 000111).

 

 

 

Lower-right corner blocks.

 

 

 

Official First Day Cover, showing the coat of arms of Jordan.

 

Official First Day Cover with stamps affixed sideways.

 

Background: The coat of arms of Jordan is depicted on the first day cover and is described here-after.

The crown symbolizes the system of monarchy. The sash upon which the crown is placed symbolizes the Hashemite throne. Its scarlet color represents sacrifice, while the white inner background symbolizes purity.

The two flags are the flags of the Great Arab Revolt. The eagle in the center of the coat of arms symbolizes power, might and loftiness. The eagle is perched on the globe, and his wings touch the two flags of the Great Arab Revolt. The blue color of the globe symbolizes the spread of Islam across the world.

The bronze shield in front of the globe represents the defense of truth and right in the world. The spears, swords, bows and arrows are traditional Arab weapons.

Below the shield to the left are three branches of wheat, and to the right is a palm branch. Stretching down from between the wheat and palm branches is the highest Jordanian medal, the decorative order of al-Nahda.

A yellow ribbon, placed across the ribbon of the Al Nahda First Order Medal, is composed of three parts inscribed with phrases, as follows: on the right: “Abdullah I ibn Al Hussein Bin Aoun (Aoun, the great-grandfather of Sharif Al Hussein Bin Ali)”; in the middle: “King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”; on the left: “Who seeks support and guidance from God”.