STAMP ISSUES RELATED TO ICAO (1994-1995)

 

Uruguay : 50th Anniversary of ICAO

 

Issue date: 14/03/1995

 

 

50th Anniversary logo; generic airplane.

 

 

Corner pair with control number.

Official First Day Cover with the silhouette of possibly a Douglas DC-8 or Boeing 707 aircraft in the cancel; the cachet depicts the coat of arms on the contours of the country.

 

First Day Cover with the silhouette of possibly a Douglas DC-8 or Boeing 707 aircraft in the cancel. The cachet reproduces the 20p stamp issued on 7 March 1973 and showing a departmental map of Uruguay (see here-below).

 

Background: The Coat of Arms of Uruguay (depicted on one of the first day cover) was first adopted by law on 19 March 1829. It consists of an oval, which is divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the Sun of May, symbolizing the rising of the Uruguayan nation. The oval is surrounded by two olive branches, representing peace, joined at the bottom by a blue ribbon. In the upper left quarter, there is a scale, symbol of equality and justice, set on a blue background. The upper right quarter contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, which represents strength, on a silver background. In the lower left, also on a silver background, there is a galloping horse, symbolizing liberty. The lower right quarter holds an ox, which is a symbol of abundance, on a blue background.

The cachet of the second cover reproduces the 20p stamp issued on 7 March 1973 and showing a departmental map of Uruguay.