Barbuda : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 30/08/1985



Cessna 172D Skyhawk. Shows ICAO and UN logos.


Fokker D.VII.

Does not display the ICAO logo.


Spad VII.

Does not display the ICAO logo.


Boeing 747‑100. Shows ICAO and UN logos.


de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Coolidge International Airport. Shows ICAO and UN logos.

Official First Day Covers. They reproduce the aircraft shown on the third stamp of this series: Spad VII.



Background: Stamps issued by Antigua and Barbuda on 30/04/1985 were overprinted with BARBUDA MAIL.

Although this series commemorates the 40th anniversary of ICAO, for an unknown reason, the second and third stamps of this issue (which picture German and American World War I fighter planes) do not bear any logo and text related to the 40th anniversary of the Organization.

The ICAO emblem shown on the stamps and souvenir sheet is an early-unofficial emblem in use for some time in 1954 and 1955, with longer wings set lower on the globe than on the current emblem. At the opposite right is the correct ICAO emblem (without the acronyms) adopted in 1956.