STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (from 1996 to 2013)

 

DPR of Korea : 20th Anniversary of Admission to ICAO

 

Issue date: 14/09/1997

 

Three miniature sheets of two stamps and a central label (blue goose in flight, which is the logo of Air Koryo’s company). Size: 165mm x 58mm.

 

Tupolev Tu-134 of Air Koryo:

 

Tupolev Tu-154B of Air Koryo:

 

Ilyushin Il-62 of Air Koryo:

 

Booklet 1 with 8 stamps. The notes inside provide specifications of the booklet and stamps. Designer: Ri Chol Min.

 

 

 

Booklet 2 with 8 stamps. The notes inside provide specifications of the booklet and stamps. Designer: Ri Chol Min.

 

 

 

Cancelled To Order (CTO).

 

 

 

Imperfs.

 

 

 

Imperf Proofs; only 100 of each are available.

 

 

 

First Day Covers.

 

 

 

Background: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, following notification on 16 August 1977 of its adherence to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, became the 141st Contracting State of ICAO on 15 September 1977.

Air Koryo is the state airline of North Korea and began as Chosonminhang Korean Airways (CAAK) in 1954 after the dissolution of SOKAO, a joint Soviet-North Korean airline formed in 1950 during the three-year war on the Korean peninsula. On 25 June 1950, war broke out when North Korea invaded South Korea; the war was brought to an end on 27 July 1953 with the signing of the Korea Armistice in Panmunjam, North Korea. CAAK took over the routes and fleet of the former SOKAO. The jet-age began in 1975 when a Tupolev Tu-134 was delivered; later, Ilyushin Il-62 jets were delivered for new long-haul direct services. The name of Air Koryo was adopted as the airline’s name in 1993. The logo of the company is a blue goose in flight, as shown on the stamps, and constitutes the central part of the mini-sheets.