Libya : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 07/12/1984


This issue was printed in sheets of 16 stamps (4x4), the backgrounds of the stamps forming an overall design of a runway.

Details of the stamps, from left to right and top to bottom:

1. Boeing 747SP;

2. Concorde;

3. Lockheed L‑1011 Tristar 500; 

4. Airbus Industrie A310; 

5. Tupolev Tu‑134A; 

6. Shorts 360; 

7. Boeing 727‑100; 

8. Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle 10R, registered F-WKJ? (as indicated on the right wing) in France; 

9. Fokker F‑27 Friendship; 

10. Lockheed Constellation;

11. Martin M‑130 flying boat; 

12. Douglas DC‑3;

13. Junkers tri-motor Ju 52/3m (the 1m version first flew on 7 March 1932 as a freighter) of Lufthansa, registered D‑ANYF (named "Erich Pust") in Germany. Built in 1935, this aircraft was eventually pressed into service by the Luftwaffe during 1939 and destroyed in 1941;

14. Lindbergh's  Spirit of St. Louis (1927) registered N-X-211 (for "experimental") in the USA (officially known as the Ryan NYP for New York to Paris);

15. de Havilland D.H.60 Moth, registered G-Axx (?) in Great Britain;

16. Wright Flyer 1.



Uncut sheet (see missing perforations in lower part of the selvage).


Imperforate sheet.


Chromalin Artist Proof (imperforate).


8 Perforated sheets, color tests.


Presentation folder of this issue.





First day of issue with red-round postmark for registered mail: 07-12-1984 / REGISTRATION / TRIPOLI JAMAHIRIYA.


First day of issue with red-round postmark for registered mail: 07-12-1984 / REGISTRATION / TRIPOLI JAMAHIRIYA. Error (freak): the plate with the letters of the postmark is inverted; however, the date is correct.


                        Error:                          Correct cancel:



The miniature sheet was split into four blocks of four stamps for the First Day Covers (FDC). The cachet shows the emblem of the Posts & Telecommunications of Libya.





Second set of First Day Covers, with another design in the cachet.





16 FDCs, one stamp per cover.









Postal Stationery with pre-printed stamp 200 dirhams (de Havilland D.H.60 Moth, 1925, registered G-Axx (?) in Great Britain) issued on 1 September 1986 to encourage mass sport (Public sport is for all the masses). The back side is blank. Original card without stamps.


The 16 stamps of the miniature sheet (split into four blocks of four stamps) were reutilized on the above preprinted card. First Day cancel dated 1 September 1986.





Background: Original postcard of the Junkers Ju 52/3m registered D‑ANYF, flying over the Spanish Coast, in service for the Deutsche Lufthansa.