Monday, January 31, 2011

Italy: Ala Littoria airmail labels

Here are the labels issued by Ala Littoria airlines, Italy.

Year: 1.7.1937, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-B-17, rouletted (looking like perforated
13 ¼ ), sheets of 20(2x10) or booklets of 2,3 or 4 sheets of 4(2x2), dark blue or blue/white, 4****

Year: 1935, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-B-15, perforated 10 ¾ , sheets of 10(2x5) or
18(2x9), dark violet-blue or dark grey-blue or dark blue or light ultramarine/white, 4****

Year: 1939, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-B-22, perforated H 11 ½ , V 10 ½ , sheets,
Issued for customers in Egypt, grey-blue or blue/white, 4****

New Zealand: More airmail labels

Here is few more labels from New Zealand.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: 1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-A-3a. Perforation 10, 3***

Another surprize today.

As i mentioned in my previous post, another mail came from Åland. This mail was kindly sent by Åland post office!. What i've got is a full sheet of 30 priority labels recently used in Åland. I had one older label from this place, check here.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Nice surprize from Fiji...

Today the start of the day was exciting. I received a long waited  mail from Sunny Fiji and another mail from Åland (in next post). All credits goes to Merelita Isimeli from Fiji Post. Big thanks to her. I received 5 different kinds of airmail labels! Just curious are all of those labels currently in circulation. But anyway, for me Fiji labels still remain most attractive airmail labels from the recent labels around the world!
                                                                                                            Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive. Same design like old labels.                                                 Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive. New design.

Year: ?, Self Adhesive. The design same as the top ones,just a bit bigger and in lighter color.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thailand: Airmail labels

This is my second label from Thailand. This one is a previously used label before new design was introduced.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chile: Airmail labels

This is a current label from Chile. It's in unusual circle form and green color. They are used for international priority mail.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Kingdom Of Swaziland: Airmail labels

This is my first label from Swaziland! It's a nice design label.

Year: ?,
Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland, and sometimes called Ngwane or Swatini, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II.

Swaziland is a small country, no more than 200 km north to south and 130 km east to west.(Wikipedia)

Italy: Airmail labels 2

Here are two more design of Italian labels. The first one is a current Priority label newly introduced. The second label was in use previously. Even the new labels were introduced you still can find an older labels on mails. As myself, i just recently received a letter from Italy bearing an older label.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Wales: Airmail labels

As a part of United Kingdom, Wales uses a Royal Mail services. There are two main languages in Wales: Welsh and English. So the airmail labels are also printed in two languages.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Cyprus: Airmail labels

This is a current design label in use in Cyprus.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Austria: Current design airmail labels

This is a recent priority label from Austria.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Germany: Lufthansa airmail labels

Here are few different design labels from Lufthansa airlines. The labels have very nice design. The Lufthansa logo, an encircled crane in flight, was created in 1918. It was part of the livery of the first German airline, Deutsche Luftreederei GmbH (DLR), which began air service on February 5, 1919. The stylised crane was designed by Professor Otto Firle. I also have a full booklet of 100 labels.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed. Japan.

Year: ?, In Spanish.                                                                            Year: ?, In French.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hello to all my blog readers and viewers. Recently i received loads of new airmail labels. So some of the older post were updated with new stuff and information. Not all of new arrivals got in to new posts. So keep checking the older post too! As some of them may include new labels!!! There are still more labels to be posted.
Also want to thank for current readers. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to mail me or leave a comment!

Take care for now,


Macao: Airmail labels

Here are 2 complete sheets of airmail labels from Macao.

Macau, also spelled Macao is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.
Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until
at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.(wikipedia)

Year: 1996, Self-adhesive.  Günter Mair's catalogue no: - MAC-A-5, imperforated, sheets of
60(6x10), on cream carrier paper, light blue/white, 1*

Year: ?,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Taiwan: Airmail labels

Today i found nice surprise in my mail box. It was a letter from Taiwan. Letter was sent from Taiwan post Office. So, big thanks goes to Taiwan post!!! These are recent labels in use.



Romania: Airmail labels

Here are more older Romanian labels got into my hands. Nice labels thought.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed. In nice creamy color!

Spain: Older airmail labels

Here is an older label from Spain. Come from sheets of 30 labels.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: 1970, Gummed.

Japan: Older airmail labels

Some older an newer Japanese labels.

Year: approx.1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-2b, perforated 10 ½, sheets, bluish-green, 3***

Year: approx.1955, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-4a, perforated 10 ¾, sheets, "PAR AVION" with serifs, grey-blue/white, 1*

Year: approx.1960, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-5a, perforated 10, sheets, Japanese lettering modified, "PAR AVION" with serifs, grey-blue/white, 1*

Year: approx.1960, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-5b, perforated H 10, V 10 ½, sheets, Japanese lettering modified, "PAR AVION" with serifs, grey-blue/white, 1*

Year: approx.1980, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-9b, imperforated, sheets of 16(2x8), "PAR AVION"; 31mm, blue/white, 1*

Year: ?, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-?, imperforated, sheets of 16(2x8), "PAR AVION"; 30.5mm, light yellow carrie paper, ref.:"09000", light grey-blue/white, 1*

Australia: Full sheet of older labels

Here is another full sheet of Australian labels. These labels are smaller than the previous labels i posted already.
The sheet contains 16 labels it's new and fully gummed.

Year: 1972, Gummed.

Canada: Air Canada airmail labels

Here are an airline issue labels from "Air Canada". A full sheet of 10(2x5).

Year: approx.1969, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CAN-B-18, Black/Bright red/White, 
Rouletted, 2** 

US: Full sheet of older labels

This is another sheet to my collection. This time from United States. A full sheet of 48 older labels. Labels a brand new and fully gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Japan: A sheet of older labels

Here is a full sheet of older labels from Japan. The sheet contains 25 airmail labels.

Year: 1960, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-A-6b, rouletted, sheets of 25(5x5), lettering modified, "PAR AVION": 28mm, violet-grey-blue or dark violet-blue/white, 1*

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ireland: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is a full sheet of 70 fully gummed Irish labels.

Year:  approx.1965, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IRL-A-11, rouletted, sheets of 70(5x14),
ref.: "O.E.7", grey-blue or blue or violet-blue or dark violet-blue or black-blue/white, 1*

UK: Robert Burns airmail label

I recently got these two labels. Never seen them before. Not sure are their the official ones or not.
It looks like their come from a label booklet.

Year: 1988, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: -GBR-C-2, rouletted, booklets with 6 sheets of 9(3x3), issued at the occasion of a Robert Burns congress at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1988, light blue/white, 2**
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt. (Source: Wikipedia.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hong Kong: Airmail and express labels

These are recent labels used in Hong Kong. These are full sheets still sealed in plastic.The sheets are of 52 labels each.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.                                                       Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Luxembourg: Old airmail labels

These are an old labels from Luxembourg.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed.