STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1994-1995)

 

Sri Lanka : 50th Anniversary of ICAO

 

Issue date: 07/12/1994

 

 

Globe with map of Canada highlighted and indicating Montréal as Headquarters of ICAO; aircraft and 50th anniversary emblem.

 

Imperf proof.

 

Upper-left block of 4 stamps.

 

Lower-left block of 4 stamps.

Official First Day Cover. The aircraft on the cachet looks like a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (of Air Lanka, which was re-branded to SriLankan Airlines in 1998) at Bandaranaike International Airport; the aircraft appears to have an extra engine added on the wing and the third engine over the fuselage airbrushed out.

Note that the word ORGANISATION in the cancel (at Taj Samudra Hotel) should be written with Z instead of S. The name of the Organization is correctly printed in the cachet.