Iceland : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 09/11/1994



Boeing†757‑200 from Icelandair over clouds; ICAO logo.


Cancelled to Order (CTO).

Official First Day Cover with generic aircraft on the postmark. The cachet shows a post horn, emblem of the Post Office of Iceland in those days.



Private First Day Covers.

The letters FM stand for the issuer of the cover, FrŪmerkjamiūstŲūin (meaning Stamp Centre, an Icelandic company that specialized in stamps but also published a few games as well), which are followed by digits showing a numbering within the publishing series; this series was operated between 1964 and 1992. In addition to FM, several other private companies were issuing matching covers for issues in Iceland, with different letters on the covers (such as FF, FV, N). In the current days, none is doing this any longer; the only FDCs currently issued are those from the Iceland Post Office. The publisher FM released two covers with hand-drawn emblems: FM 496 in red and FM 497 in green.