STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1945-1977)

 

Turkey : Second Middle East Regional Air Navigation Meeting

 

Issue date: 17/10/1950

 

 

17th century bird‑flight of Hezârfen Ahmet Çelebi.

                                        

 

Biplane over Taurus mountains.

 

Airport entry and Douglas DC‑3 over Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

Missing blue print.

 

Freak: misperforation - Imperforate vertically between pair.

 

Freak: Misperforation - Imperforate vertically between stamp and sheet-margin.

 

Freak: Misperforation. Bisected vertically.

 

Freak: Misperforation - Imperforate vertically between stamp and sheet-margin.

 

Freak: Misperforation – Double perforation pair.

 

Freak: Misperforation - Imperforate vertically between pair.

 

Set of three stamps. Freak: Ink smears and misperforation; no vertical perforations.

 

Freak: misperforation. Missing perforations on the right-side (straight edge).

 

Freak: misperforation - Imperforate horizontally between pair.

 

 

Blocks of four stamps with first day postmark.

The Turkish text: BÖGLE TOPLANTISI means REGIONAL MEETING.

Background: It is to be noted that Turkey was actually the first country to print stamps to honor ICAO. The Second Middle East Regional Air Navigation (MERAN) Meeting was convened by ICAO at the Yildiz Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, from 17 October to 7 November 1950; Representatives of sixteen Member States, one non-Contracting State and four international organizations attended this Meeting.

On the stamps, the Turkish inscription Milletlerarasi Sivil Havacilik Kongresi means International Civil Aviation Congress.

It is to be noted that many freaks (i.e. varieties such as misperforations or missing perforations or ink smears) of these stamps can be found (see samples here-above).

More background information on this issue can be found by clicking on: 1950 : Istanbul Regional air navigation meeting, which also displays all the covers related to this issue.