Monday, February 28, 2011

Kingdom of Swaziland: Airmail labels 2

Here is a strip of ten airmail labels for Swazi Air, a Swaziland, Africa airline.The strip of labels measures 51 by 210 mm (2 by 8 1/4 inches). The labels are listed in the Catalogue of Air Mail Labels as SWZ-B-1a. The Catalogue rates the labels as SCARCE.There are also another label with the same design only additional Swati language is used on label.

Year: 1975, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWZ-B-1a.

US: Full sheet of airmail labels

This is a complete sheet of 84 US airmail labels. The sheet of labels is 6 across and 14 down. The entire sheet measures 191 by 267 mm (7 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches). The two labels at lower left have additional identifying printing information on them and those two labels are listed as USA-A-26b in the Catalogue of Airmail Labels.

Year: 1973, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-A-26b, perforated 12 ½ , 2.label in lower left
position with ref.: "✩ GPO:  1973  O-500-454", bright blue/bright red/white, 3***

Those two labels are rated as SCARCE by the Catalogue. The remaining labels in the sheet are listed as USA-A-26a.

Year: 1973, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-A-26a, perforated 12 ½ , sheets of 80(6x14-4)
matt gum, 4 positions per sheet come with advising text for best use of airmail labels on envelopes. But mine 
sheet is completely full and not mentioned in catalog, bright blue/bright red/white, 1*

Sunday, February 27, 2011

East Germany: Airmail labels

Here are few airmail labels from East Germany.

The German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR), informally called East Germany by West Germany and other countries, was the socialist state established in 1949 in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany and in the East Berlin portion of the Allied-occupied capital city. The German Democratic Republic, which consisted geographically of northeast Germany rather than all of eastern Germany, had an area of 107,771 km2 (41,610 mi2), bordering Czechoslovakia in the south, West Germany (officially: Federal Republic of Germany) in the south and west, the Baltic Sea to the north, and Poland in the east.(Wikipedia).

Year: 1957, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GDR-B-1a.

Interflug (Interflug GmbH, Gesellschaft für Internationalen Flugverkehr mbH) was the state airline of East Germany from 1963 to 1991, when it ceased operations following German reunification. Originally, the East German national airline was called Deutsche Lufthansa (officially Deutsche Lufthansa GmbH der DDR), but this met opposition from West Germany, with a court case in Bern awarding the Lufthansa trademark to the West German company.(Wikipedia)

 Year: 1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GDR-B-4.            

Year: 1971, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GDR-B-3.

Year: 1965, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GDR-B-2c 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Canada: Full sheet of airmail labels 2

Here is another original full sheet of 16 labels from Canada.

Year: 1974, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CAN-A-35a

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

China, People's Republic: Full sheets of Airmail labels

Here are 2 full sheets of 50 labels from China.

Year: 1987, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CPR-A-10d, perforated 11½, sheets of 50(5x10), dark blue or blue/white, 1*


Air Mail Transportation Theme from Antigua

Here is a full sheet of stamps from Antigua to commemorate 100th Anniversary of universal postal union. The sheet shows various airmail labels around the stamps.

Year: 1974, Gummed.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Australia: A.N.A airmail labels

This is the airmail label from Australia used by Australian National Airways. The label shows ANA logo on it.

Australian National Airways (ANA) was Australia's predominant carrier from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s.

Year: 1.1.1930, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUS-B-23, perforated 11, sheets of 
144(8x18) dark blue/orange-red/white, 5*****

Year: approx.1948, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUS-B-26, rouletted H, booklets with 25 
sheets of 2(1x2), paper with or without watermark: ≡ , some sheets come with red color shifted, bright blue or dark blue/orange-red or red-orange/white, 3***

Friday, February 18, 2011

Netherlands: Airmail labels 2

Here are few more labels from Netherlands. First is a label now in use. It comes together with stamp already. There is also a normal size labels in use, see here. But recently all mail i got from there has this label/stamp design.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Year: 1926 April 14th, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NEL-A-1.

UK: British Overseas Airways Corporation B.O.A.C

Here are some old labels from British Overseas Airways Corporation.

The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the British state airline from 1939 until 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946 to 1974. The company started life with a merger between Imperial Airways Ltd. and British Airways Ltd. Following a 1971 Act of Parliament, BOAC was merged in 1974 with British European Airways Corporation (BEA) to form British Airways. BOAC had its head office in the Speedbird House on the grounds of London Heathrow Airport in the London Borough of Hillingdon. (Wikipedia).

Year: 1952, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GBR-B-16a. Rouletted, 3*** Issued for customers in Egypt.

Year: 1957, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GBR-B-13b.

Viet Nam: Older Airmail Labels

Here is an interesting label from Viet Nam. Design and paper similar to old Chinese airmail albels.

Year: ?, Gummed?

Canada: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is a full sheet of 14 labels from Canada.

Year: 1969, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CAN-A-33

Tanzania: Air Tanzania labels

This is a label from Tanzania with Air Tanzania logo.

Year: ?, Gummed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bulgaria: Airmail labels

Here are an old labels from Bulgaria.

Year: 1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BUL-A-2, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of 100(10x10)
frame size: 29x29mm, black/light grey-blue, 4****

Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BUL-A -3b, perforated 11 ½ , sheets with pairs of
tête-bêche, red/white, 5*****

Belgium: Sabena Airlines labels

Here is a pane of five labels from a label booklet of Sabena airlines.

SABENA is short for Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne or Belgian company for exploiting aerial navigation. It began operations on 23 May 1923 as the national carrier of Belgium. The airline had its corporate headquarters in the Sabena House on the grounds of Brussels Airport in Zaventem.

Year: approx.1958, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BEL-B-3, rouletted VL, booklets with 10
strips of 5, black/red/yellow, 3***

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bosnia and Hercegovina: Airmail labels

Here is my first label from this small Balkan country! Their are currently in use in Bosnia.
Labels comes from the rolls.

Year: ?, Self-adhesive.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kuwait: Airmail labels

Well,this is my first label from this country! Nice to have it :)

Year: approx.1958, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - KWT-A-4a, perforated H 10 ¾ , vertical 
strips, blue or grey-blue/white, 2**  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guatemala: CNA airmail labels

 This is an airline issue label from CNA (Compania Nacional de Aviacion), Guatemala.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GTM - B - 1a, perforated 12 ½ , sheets of 30(3x10)
greenish blue or greenish grey-blue/red/white, 4****

Brazil: Condor airmail labels

There are few nice labels from Condor Syndikat used in Brazil.

Condor Syndikat was a German trade company, with headquarters in Berlin, that operated airline services in Brazil while also providing aircraft, maintenance and aviation information. It is also the mother company of the Brazilian airlines Varig and Syndicato Condor, which later became Serviços Aéreos Cruzeiro do Sul. They were the two oldest airlines in Brazil. (Wikipedia).

Year: 1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BRA-B-3, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets of 25(5x5)
issued for customers in U.S.A. , black/yellow/dark grey-green, 5***** 

Year: 1927, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BRA-B-1, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets of 20(4x5),  black/yellow/bright green, 5*****

Year: 1935, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BRA-B-8, perforated 10 ¾ , rouletted between
lower label and upper tag, sheets, issued ofr customers in Argentina, intended for use on Zeppelin-mail,
dark blue/white, 5*****

Philippines: Philippine Air Lines airmail labels

Here are an airline issue labels from Philippine Airlines.

Philippine Airlines, Inc. (abbreviated as PAL), also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the flag carrier and national airline of the Philippines. Headquartered in the Philippine National Bank Financial Center in Pasay City, the airline was founded in 1941 and is the oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name. (Wikipedia).

Year: approx.1950, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PHL-B-2a, rouletted VL, booklets with 5 sheets of 5(1x5), bright red/bright dark blue/white, 4****

Year: approx.1952, Gummed VL. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PHL-B-2b, imperforated, blocks, 
bright orange-red/bright blue/white, 4****

Sri Lanka (Ceylon): Air Ceylon airmail labels

These are the labels from Air Ceylon.

Air Ceylon was Ceylon's (later Sri Lanka's) national carrier, commencing scheduled operations in December 1947, and was fully state-owned. It ceased operations in 1978 and was replaced by Air Lanka. (Wikipedia).

Year: 1949,  Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLK-B-1, rouletted HU, VL, blocks with 25 sheets of 1 pair  tête-bêche, blue/orange-red/white, 3*** 

Year: 1949, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLK-B-1,  tête-bêche.

Colombia: SCADTA airlines airmail labels

These are an airline issue labels from SCADTA.

The Colombian-German Air Transport Society , or SCADTA, was Latin America's first airline, operating from 1919 until World War II. After the war, SCADTA merged with Colombian regional carrier Colombian Air Service (Spanish: Servicio Aéreo Colombiano), or SACO. Together, SCADTA and SACO formed Avianca - Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia, the Colombian flag-carrier. (Wikipedia).

Year: 1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CLM-B-13a, rouletted (blue lines), sheets of 10(2x5), blue/white (but looks more like grey-blue), 5***** 

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CLM-B-13b, rouletted (blue lines), sheets of 10(2x5), ultramarine/white, printing blured, 5*****

Year: 1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CLM-B-10c, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets of 20(4x5),
dark blue-grey/white, 5*****

Latvia: Older labels

This is an old design label from Latvia.

Year: ?, Ungummed.