STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1994-1995)

 

Kuwait : 50th Anniversary of ICAO

 

Issue date: 07/12/1994

 

 

Logos of Kuwait Airport and ICAO; sailing ship; ICAO in gold letters.

 

Logos of Kuwait Airport and ICAO; control tower and 50 in gold; symbol of cooperation and coordination.

 

ICAO’s 50th anniversary logo, airplane in flight and 50 in orange/yellow.

Official First Day Cover showing the coat of arms of Kuwait.

 

Background: The Coat of Arms of Kuwait was adopted in 1962 and it consists of the shield of the flag design in color superimposed on a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish) with wings displayed. The falcon supports a disk containing a boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, with the full name of the state written in Arabic at the top of the disk.

The dhow is a symbol of the maritime tradition of the country and is also found in the national coats of arms of Qatar. The falcon is a symbol of the Banu Quraish line, to which the Islamic prophet Muhammad belonged and is likewise found in many coats of arms of the Arabian Peninsula.

The flag of Kuwait was officially adopted on 7 September 1961. The traditional Pan-Arab colors of black, green, red and white are used on the flag. Black symbolizes defeat of the country's enemies; green symbolizes the fertility of the land; red is symbolic of the enemies' bloodshed, and white represents purity.