STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1978-1983)

 

Paraguay : 100th Anniversary of Sir Rowland Hill†death,

75th Anniversary of civil aviation and Anniversary of ICAO

 

 

Issue date: 11/06/1979

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing †Newfoundlandís first air mail stamp Scott #C1 issued on 12 April 1919 further to a surcharge of† Newfoundland Scott #117 (issued on 2 January 1919 to commemorate the Services of Newfoundland Regiment in WW1 during the battle of Gueudecourt) with "FIRST / TRANS- / ATLANTIC / AIR POST/April, 1919".

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

More background information on this stamp can be found by clicking on: Double Canadiana. ††

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing France Scott #C14 (1936) showing the Caudron†C-635 Simoun airplane from the Air Bleu Postal services over Paris; the word POSTES is shown under the left wing.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

††

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Spain Scott #B106 issued on 15 April 1938 to commemorate the Defenders of Madrid.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Ecuador unlisted stamp (Scott #C2, 28 August 1928) overprinted from Columbia Scott #C40 (issued in 1923 by the Colombian Airline Sociedad Colombo‑Alemana de Transportes Aťreos, SCADTA) showing a seaplane over Magdalena River and the Andes.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

 

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing United States†Scott #C3a issued on 13 May 1918 for the re‑opening of the postal service line New York Ė Philadelphia Ė Washington;†Curtiss†Jenny Invert.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

 

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Deutsches Reich Michel #IV K issued on 10 June 1912, with the overprint in dark blue "Gelber Hund" (Yellow Dog) and the surcharge of "-‑1M‑-", for mail carried by the airmail plane Gelber Hund; the inverted overprint and surcharge are a rarity. Issued on the same day, the original stamp of 10 pfg is a semi-official air mail stamp to frank mail carried on an experimental flight from Darmstadt to Munich, Bavaria; it is inscribed Erste Deutsche Luftpost am Rhein and shows a pigeon carrying mail.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Switzerland Scott #C20a issued in 1935 with inverted surcharge "10" and bars in black. The original stamp was issued on 2 February 1932 to commemorate the International Disarmament Conference (Conference on the Reduction and Limitation of Arms) held in Geneva from 2 February to July 1932 and shows a front view of airplane.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

 

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Brazil private issue of the LUFTSCHIFFBAU ZEPPELIN GmgH., Friedrichshaven, for the 1930 LZ-127 Zeppelin†South-American commercial flight between Brazil and Europe, surcharged on 25 May 1930 with handstamp print of 5(000) reis. Only 13 stamps were surcharged.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I. Air mail stamp.

 

 

 

Stamp-on-stamp reproducing Paraguay Scott #C82 (issued on 5 May 1933, Graf Zeppelin†flight to South America,; original colour is brown) and Paraguay Scott #C96 (issued on 13 April 1935, with changed colour from the original stamp ‑ brown to violet ‑ and ď1935Ē overprinted in black).

Sir Rowland Hillís picture. Overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I. Air mail stamp.

 

 

 

 

Strip of 7 stamps with two airmail stamps; regular and specimen (MUESTRA) issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Souvenir sheet reproducing Italy Scott #C49 issued on 20 May 1933 for Balboís†transatlantic Rome‑Chicago flight, in the form of a triptych: Italian flag; King Victor Emmanuel III; Coliseum, Chicago skyscapers and Savoia-Marchetti†S.55X aircraft in transatlantic flight. It is overprinted by ICAO emblem surrounded by the text: 75o ANIVERSARIO DE O.A.C.I.

Sir Rowland Hillís picture;†Savoia-Marchetti†S.55X marked I0015.

With control number.

More background information on this souvenir sheet can be found by clicking on: Montreal Salutes General Balbo.

 

Background: Stamps-on-stamps issue depicting rare stamps of early flights from around the world.

The designer of those stamps included the ICAO emblem, surrounded by 75o Aniversario de OACI. Paraguay inadvertently confused the 75th anniversary of the Wright†brothersí triumph, who made the first successful flight of a manned heavier-than-air vehicle on 17 December 1903, with ICAO which, even today, has not yet reached such a milestone. Furthermore, it should be noted that the date of issuance of this set by Paraguay did not correspond to an anniversary of the first flight (which should have been in 1978) nor to an anniversary celebrated by ICAO. This issue should have more rightly commemorated the 30th anniversary of ICAO (in April 1977), and not its 75th anniversary.

The first seven stamps of this issue were printed in se-tenant strip. The last two values are airmail stamps that were printed in separate sheets. Specimen stamps also exist and are shown here above.