Togo : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 15/10/1985



Lockheed Constellation, map of Togo and ICAO emblem.


Boeing 707 of Air Afrique, map of Togo and ICAO emblem.


Douglas DC‑8‑61 (1966), map of Togo and ICAO emblem.


Concorde, map of Togo and ICAO emblem.





Upper-right corner stamp. Printing date in the selvage: 11 December 1984. With control number.







Icarus (by Hans Erni).

The souvenir sheet also displays (from top to bottom, and left to right) a rather comprehensive history of aviation evolution:

1.      Douglas DC4 (1946);

2.     Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis (1927), named Ryan NYP;

3.     Blériot XI (1909);

4.     Boeing 747 (1969);

5.     Flyer I of Wright Brothers (1903);

6.     Montgolfier hot-air balloon (1783);

7.     Ornithopter of da Vinci (1485).



Imperforate sheet.

Deluxe sheets.





Westminster Collection’s “Aviation Heritage” series, mounted with the four stamps and the miniature sheet of this issue. Explanatory texts in English.



First Day Cover. Error: de l' is missing in the French name of the Organization. The French name is Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale. The text in the cancel is limited to AVIATION CIVILE.

The cachet reproduces the four aircraft of this issue.


FDC with the imperforate sheet; no more than 100 pieces were released.


Background: Due a lack of space (most likely) on the four stamps, de l' is missing in the French name of the Organization. Moreover for the stamps and souvenir sheet, the French name is incorrectly printed and should be: Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale, with only the first letter being capitalized.


The above FDC with the souvenir sheet shows the Peace Dove designed and signed by Hans Erni in 1984. It was largely used on philatelic covers and cards since 1984 by the UN, its Organizations and Agencies, although with several variations.