United Nations : ICAO Safety in the Air


Issue date: 12/06/1978


Souvenir card (size: 8 by 6 in., with full color litho illustrating complete stamp set) displaying the various stamps issued by the United Nations in honour of ICAO (1955 and 1978 issues). Statement by the Secretary-General, Kurt Waldheim. Facsimile signature of the Secretary General.



Souvenir card autographed by Dr. Assad Kotaite, President of the ICAO Council, and Mr. Yves Lambert, ICAO Secretary General:


Souvenir card with the New York date cancellation on the 13-cent stamp:


Souvenir card with the Geneva date cancellation on the F.s. 0.70 stamp:


Souvenir cards mounted on Rowland Hill Gesellschaft hingeless album sheet with explanatory notes - Geschichte der Luftfahrt – New York and Geneva cancellations:



Approved die proof on 25 October 1977 by Mr. Ole Hamann, chief of the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA):


Background: This souvenir card was released by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA), and coincided with the “ICAO – Safety in the Air” stamp issue; it marked ICAO’s outstanding work over three decades.