Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Papua New Guinea: Airmail labels

Here are some nice labels from Papua New Guinea. Thanks for Suzan from Denmark for trading them with me!
These labels are currently in use now. The labels show a national bird of the country on it. It's Bird of Paradise.

The birds of paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. They are found in eastern Indonesia, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Australia. (Wikipedia)

Year: approx.1980, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PNG-A-5, rouletted, sheets of 54?,
grey-violet-blue or dark grey-blue or dark blue or blue or violet-blue/white, 1*

Year: approx.1985, Gummed VL or HU, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PNG-A-6b, imperforated, blocks
of 100, intended for use on parcels, dark violet-blue or violet-blue or dark blue or blue or grey-blue/white, 1*

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