Zambia : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 26/01/1984



Boeing737-2M9(A) (circa 1983) of Zambia Airways; registered 9J‑AEG in Zambia.


de HavillandCanada DHC-2 Beaver (circa 1954) of Central African Airways registered VP‑YHH, part of the British Colonial Civil Aircraft.

This stamp was surcharged on 5 July 1991 with K2 (see at the following link: Zambia 1991- Surcharged Stamps).


ShortS.45A Solent 3 flying boat (circa 1948) of B.O.A.C; registered G‑AHIT "Severn" in United Kingdom.


de HavillandD.H.66 Hercules (circa 1931) of Imperial Airways; registered G‑AAJH "City of Basra" in United Kingdom.

Lower-right block of four stamps.



Miscellaneous corner blocks of 4 stamps.



Gutter pairs.


Cancelled to Order (CTO).


First Day Cover.


Background: Designer of this set of stamps, Mrs. Gabriel Ellison also designed the flag of Zambia, which was adopted on 24 October 1964 and slightly modified in 1996. The green color on the flag stands for natural resources; the red symbolizes the struggle for freedom, the black for the people of Zambia, and the orange for mineral wealth. The eagle represents the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems. G. Ellison also designed the national coat of arms and many of Zambia's stamps. On the airplanes, Zambia Airways used all four colours: green, red, black and orange (see the 12-ngwee stamp).