Ghana : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 20/12/1994



Control tower at Accra International Airport; 50th anniversary logo.



Symbolic radio communication between aircraft, rather simplified version of an aeronautical chart between three points; red marker light; 50th anniversary logo.



Ghana Airways McDonnell Douglas†DC‑10 Series 30 about to take off; 50th anniversary logo.


Cancelled to Order (CTO).





Upper-right corner blocks with control number (These blocks correspond to the first page printed - see number 0001) and lower-right corner blocks with the Printerís name.




Official First Day Cover.


Background: For all the stamps of this issue, the Organizationís name is printed with s instead of z. The correct name is: International Civil Aviation Organization.

The above set of three stamps was surcharged on 28/08/2006; see by clicking on Ghana - Surcharge of ICAO 50th Anniversary Stamps.


On 20 December 1994, Ghana intended to issue a set of 3 stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ICAO; however, those stamps were printed with 50th Anniversary of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and related logo (see below), resulting from a misinterpretation in the anniversaries (GCAA vs. ICAO). When the error was noticed, the whole consignment was withdrawn, but too late as stamps of with the error had already been sold. After that, the emblem and inscription were replaced by ICAOís information for the actual issue related to the 50th anniversary of ICAO.

Note that the former British colony of the Gold Coast became the independent state of Ghana on 6 March 1957.



Original photo-essays from the UPU archives.




First Day Cover.


Letter dated 15 March 1995 indicating that an error was detected in the production of the Ghana stamps.


Letter dated 5 April 1995 indicating that a new set of correct stamps was reprinted.