Maldives : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 31/12/1994



Boeing 747 in flight from Virgin airline; 50th anniversary logo.


De Havilland D.H. 106 Comet 4 from B.O.A.C. (British Overseas Airways Corporation) airline; 50th anniversary logo.


Main runway at the Male International Airport, Maldives; 50th anniversary logo.


Lockheed L-1649A Super Star from Germany’s Lufthansa airline; 50th anniversary logo.

The caption displays: Lockheed 1649 Super Star, instead of Lockheed L-1649A Super Star.


European Airbus A310-222 from China Eastern Airlines, registered B-2301 in People’s Republic of China; 50th anniversary logo.


Dornier Do 228-212 from Air Maldives, registered 8Q-AMB in Maldives; 50th anniversary logo.


Souvenir sheet.

British Airways Concorde taking‑off; 50th anniversary logo.

This sheet also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the first Concorde flight (maiden flight on 2 March 1969).

Background: In its May 2007 issue (Volume 25, Number 5, page 102), the Scott Stamp Monthly magazine reports an error in the name of the aircraft depicted on Maldives Scott #2033 (see on the right).

Instead of Lockheed 1649 Super Star as seen on the caption, it should have more properly read Lockheed L-1649A Super Star.

The L-1649 version was the prototype of the Starliner, whereas the L-1649A was the production version, of which 43 were built.

Although Lockheed gave the official appellation of Starliner to this version of this ultimate Constellation, individual airlines applied proprietary names, such as Super Star by Germany’s Lufthansa.