Cuba : Sixth Pan-American Conference


Issue date: 02/01/1928



President Tomás Estrada y Palma, first President of Cuba between 1902 and 1906.


General Gerardo Machado y Morales, general of the Cuban War of Independence and 5th President of Cuba (1925–1933).


Fort El Morro Castle and Lighthouse, Havana, built in 1589. The lighthouse was added in 1846.


Havana Railway Station built in 1912.


Presidential Palace, Havana; from 1959, became the Revolution Museum.


Tobacco plantation.


Treasury Secretariat building La Hacienda.



Sugar Mill (in Spanish: Ingenio Azucarero).


Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Habana, 18th-century.


Palacio del Centro Gallego, Havana; now named the Gran Teatro de La Habana.



Proof: Fort El Morro Castle and Lighthouse.



Proofs: Havana Railway Station.


Proof: Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Habana.


Tobacco plantation: Block of 3 stamps with plate number: S381; straight edges at top.

Background: Sixth Pan-American Conference, held in Havana, Cuba, from 16 January to 20 February 1928.

The Pan American Convention on Commercial Aviation (called the Havana Convention) had been finalized in Havana early 1928 under the auspices of the Sixth Pan-American Conference. The United States and twenty other States located in the Western Hemisphere signed the Convention on 20 February 1928.

The Havana Convention on Commercial Aviation applied exclusively to private aircraft and laid down basic principles and rules for aerial traffic, recognizing that every State has complete and exclusive sovereignty over the airspace above its territory. Clauses largely enabled USA owned airlines to freely operate services within North and South America.

More background information on this issue can be found by clicking on: 1928 - The Havana Convention.