STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1978-1983)

 

United Nations : ICAO Safety in the Air

 

Issue date: 12/06/1978

 

     

 

United Nations New York issue.

The text "Safety in the Air" enclosed by diamond shaped multi‑coloured bands against a backdrop of blue sky high above the clouds.

The selvage shows the United Nations logo, with the year of issue (1978) and the English acronym of the Organization (ICAO).

     

 

 

     

 

United Nations Geneva issue.

Two jet airliners passing each other in predetermined flight paths.

The selvage shows the United Nations logo, with the year of issue (1978) and the French acronym of the Organization (OACI).

      

 

 

Full sheet of 50 stamps (5x10) with marginal inscription. Each row of 5 stamps at $0.70 is valued at $3.50; the margin gives the cumulative price of the rows from $3,50 to $35 (with an increment of $3,50). The cost of each row of 5 stamps is indicated in the margin from 3,50, 7,-, 10,50, etc… to 24,50, 28,-, 31,50, 35,-. Some of the values are replaced by the UN emblem with OACI and 1978.

 

Full sheet of 50 stamps (5x10) with marginal inscription. Each row of 5 stamps at $0.80 is valued at $4; the margin gives the cumulative price of the rows from $4 to $40 (with an increment of $4.00). The cost of each row of 5 stamps is indicated in the margin from 4,-, 8,-, 12,-, etc… to 28,-, 32,-, 36,-, 40,-. Some of the values are replaced by the UN emblem with OACI and 1978.

 

Presentation folder of this issue:

 

 

 

             

 

Plate proofs for Geneva set, lacking orange printing for lower airplanes, margined at bottom with imprints.

Background: The year 1978 celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first engined-powered flight by the Wright Brothers. This occasion prompted the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) to issue two sets of stamps (with US and Swiss denominations) to praise ICAO’s achievements over the past three decades.