STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1978-1983)

 

Paraguay : 100th Anniversary of Sir Rowland Hilldeath

 

Issue date: 24/08/1979

 

Souvenir sheet reproducing two stamps from France (overprinted with the ICAO logo):

  1. On the left-side, the dull-rose stamp issued on 7 September 1927 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Marcelin Berthelot, and surcharged on 23 August 1928 with "10Fr" and bars;
  2. On the right-side, the blue stamp issued in August 1926 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Louis Pasteur, and surcharged on 23 August 1928 with "10Fr" and bars.

Ile-de-France liner; FBA17 flying-boat; Sir Rowland Hills picture. Control number.

 

 

Specimen.

Background: Reproduction error: According to the painting (see opposite) of the French Painter Joseph de Joux, Official Illustrator of the French Air Force, the three funnels of the liner Ile-de-France were not black, but red and black.

More background information about this issue can be found by clicking on: Philatelic Laxity: Monochrome Funnels.

With the overprint of the ICAO logo on this souvenir sheet, it is not clear which anniversary Paraguay wished to celebrate. ICAO celebrated its 30th and 35th anniversaries in April 1977 and in April 1982 respectively. Moreover, the year 1979 could have matched up to the 35th anniversary, as the Chicago Conference was held in 1944. But ICAO did not retain that year 1979 to commemorate its 35th anniversary.