Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Germany: Old airmail labels

Here are some of old and rare airmail labels.

Year: 1927, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-9, imperforated, sheets of 96(8x12) with 
12 pairs of tête-bêche, black/light yellow, issued at Potsdam for Brandenburg, 6******








Year: 1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-13a, imperforated, sheets of 24(3x8),
Ref.: "406", issued at Karlsruhe for Baden, black/blue, 5*****  









Year: 15.3.1922, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-1a, rouletted H, perforated V 11, 
Sheets of 20(4x5), black/light green, 4****








Year: 1925, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-4,  perforated 11 1/2, sheets of 70(5x14),
Black/Green, issued at Munich for Bavaria, 4****








Year: 1927, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-11, perforated 10 3/4, sheets of 20(4x5),
black/yellow-orange, 4****








Year: 1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-14, perforated H 14 1/4, V 14 3/4, 
Booklets with 3 strips of 5 and stamps, Blue or violet-blue/White, 5*****
violet-blue
blue

Monday, May 30, 2011

Germany, Democratic Republic: Booklet of airmail labels

Here is a new and full booklet of 250 airmail labels from DDR (East Germany). Booklet has 50 vertical strips of 5 labels each.

Year: 4.9.1971, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GDR-B-3, rouletted H, Red/Grey/White, 3***


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ethiopia: Old airmail labels 2

Here is another great old airmail label from Ethiopia. Labels come on sheets of 10(2x5 pairs of No.2a/b and 3).

Year: 6.1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ETH-A-2a, perforated 11 1/2, black/blue-grey, 5*****

Poland: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is an amazing sheet of a total of 150 airmail labels from Poland. The sheet has 6 labels across by 25 labels down. The huge sheet measures 298 by 422 mm.

Year: approx.1970, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - POL-A-8a, perforated 10,
Light greenish blue/white, 2**

Czechoslovakia: Full sheet of airmail labels 2

Here is another full sheet of Czechoslovakian airmail labels. Labels come on sheets of 120(6x20). The sheet of labels measures 207 by 286 mm. Comes in various colors: violet-blue or dark blue or blue/white.

Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CSR-A-40a, perforated 10 3/4, blue/white, 1*

New Zealand: Antarctica labels

Here are labels from New Zealand intended for airmail from Antarctica. Sheets of 12(2x6) on white carrier paper, size: 43x23mm. Red/Black/White, glossy.

Year: aprrox.1997, Self-adhesive, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-C-15, imperforated, sheets of 12(2x6), on white carrier paper, glossy, red/black/white, 3***

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Zealand: N.A.C. airmail labels

Here are an airline issue labels from N.A.C. (New Zealand National Airways Corporation)

National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand from 1947 until 1978 when it amalgamated with New Zealand's international airline, Air New Zealand. The airline was headquartered in Wellington. Today it exists as a 'paper' airline "Air New Zealand National" to manage that airline's domestic jet fleet. (Wikipedia).

Year: 1950, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-1b, rouletted, sheets of 160(10x16), Blue or Grey-blue or dark violet-blue/White, 3***







Year: 1956, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-2, perforated 12, stamp booklets with 1 sheet of 6(2x3), issued in cooperaton with N.Z. Post, further dates are: 1957,1959. Blue or bright blue/White, 4****











Year: May 1960, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-3, rouletted, sheets of 80(5x16), Blue or grey-blue/White, 3***





Year: March 1967, Shiny gum, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-4a, rouletted, sheets of 90(6x15), 
Size: 44.5x12.5mm , Orange-red/Blue or dark blue/White, 3*** 

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Zealand: TEAL airmail labels

Here are airline issue labels from TEAL (  Tasman Empire Airways).

Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) was the forerunner of Air New Zealand. It was first registered in Wellington as a limited liability company on 26 April 1940. (Wikipedia) .

Year: 1952, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-6, rouletted, sheets of 84(7x12),
Dark violet-blue/White, 3***








Year: 1952, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-6, rouletted, sheets of 84(7x12),
Dark grey-blue/White, 3***








Year: 1.11.1960,   Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-7, perforated 13 1/2, stamp booklets with 1 sheet of 6(2x3), issued in cooperation with N.Z. Post, futher dates are: 1962, 1964, Bright blue or blue/White, 4****

New Zealand: "Air New Zealand" labels

Here are airline issue labels from "Air New Zealand".

Year: aprrox.1966, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-8, rouletted, sheets of 84(7x12),
Black-blue/Light bluish green/White, 2**




















Year: 1967, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-9a, rouletted, stamp booklets with 1 sheet of 6(2x3),
issued in cooperation with N.Z. Post, Black-blue/Light greenish blue/White, 3*** 









Year: 1971, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-9b, rouletted, stamps booklets with 1 sheet of 6(2x3), 
Issued in cooperation with N.Z. Post, Dark grey-blue/Light bluish green/White, 3***










Year: 1973, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NZL-B-11, rouletted, stamps booklets with 1 sheet of 6(2x3), 
Issued in cooperation with N.Z. Post, Dark grey-blue/Light bluish green/White, 3***












Saturday, May 21, 2011

France: LAL airmail labels

Here is another airline issue label. LAL (Lignes Aeriennes Latecoere). Labels come on sheets.

Year: 1923, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-3, perforated 13 1/2, Red/Yellow/Blue/White,
Issued for customers in Morocco, 5*****
 

France: Air France airmail labels

Here are an airline issue labels from "Air France".

Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-49, imperforated, size: 114x28mm, 
Red/Gre-blue/White, 5*****







Year: 1934, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-50, imperforated, size: 114x28mm, 
orange/Gre-blue/White, lettering modified, 5*****







Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-51, imperforated, size: 113x27mm, 
Red/Gre-blue/White, issued for customers in Germany, 5*****







Year: 1934, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-52, imperforated, size: 113x27mm, 
Orange/Gre-blue/White, issued for customers in Germany, 5*****

France: C.G.A airmail labels

Here is an airline issue label from C.G.A (Compagnie Generale Aeropostale). Same design as FRA-B-10 but lettering modified ("P"). Some labels come with overprints of doubtful origin. Size: 119x34mm.

Aéropostale (formally, Compagnie générale aéropostale) was a pioneering aviation company. It was founded in 1918 in Toulouse, France, as Société des lignes Latécoère, also known as Lignes Aeriennes Latécoère or simply the "Line". (Wikipedia).

Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-11, imperforated, Carmine/Blue/White, 
5*****
 

Afghanistan: First airmail labels

Here is a very first airmail label from Afghanistan. Comes on sheets of 12(3x4).

Year: 1936, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AFG-A-1d?, Light grey-blue/White, perforated 12
4****
 

UAE: Airmail labels

Here is an airmail label from UAE(United Arab Emirates). Labels come on sheets. "PAR AVION": 26.5mm.

Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UAE-A-2, rouletted (narrow steps),
Grey-blue/White 3***

Saar: Airmail labels

Here are the airmail labels from Saar.

The Saar Protectorate was a German borderland territory twice temporarily made a protectorate state. Since rejoining Germany the second time in 1957, it is the smallest Federal German Area State (Flächenland), the Saarland, thus not counting the city-states Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. It is named after the Saar River. (Wikipedia)

First label is similar to SAR-A-4 from catalog (black/white label) but the border looks different. Also the lettering  "PAR AVION" : 21.5mm on catalog and mine is 21mm. Labels come on sheets. In two colors: ultramarine or grey-blue/white.

Year: 1949, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-4, rouletted, sheets, lettering modified, "PAR AVION: 21.5mm, Ultramarine or grey blue/White, 4****










Year: 1952, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-6, perforated H 11, V strips of 10,
light blue or light greenish-blue or light grey-blue/White, 4****
Light greenish blue
Light grey-blue

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hong Kong: CPA airmail labels

This is an airline issue labels from CPA (Cathay Pacific Airways) Hong Kong. Come in booklets with 25 sheets of 2(1x2).

Year: 1949, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - HKG-B-1, rouletted H, orange-red/Blue/White, 3***
 

Romania: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is an amazing sheet of 100 airmail labels from Romania. The sheet is full and all labels are back gummed.
The sheet is so big it didn't fit to my scanner. It measures H 30.8 x L 25.2mm.Labels come in various colors: dark violet-blue or violet-blue or violet-grey-blue. Catalog dating these labels aprrox 1970, but my sheet is from 1986. Come on sheets of 100(5x20). Ref.: "M.T.Tc. 29-1-402  Nr.  Buc.  pe  coala  100  MTTc 744/1986".

Year: 1986, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ROM-A-20, perforated H 14 1/4, V 13, violet-grey-blue/white, 1*
 

Canada: Air Canada airmail labels 2

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

Year:  aprrox.1974, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CAN-B-19, rouletted, Black/Orange-red/Bright light blue/White, 2**

US: 2 booklets of airmail labels

Here are 2 full booklets of airmail labels from US. The first labels are longer and brighter in color. Size: 97x50.5mm. The catalog gives a size of 87.5x50.5mm , it's either a mistake or mine is a bit different. 45 labels in a pad, intended for use on parcels. Ref.: "LABEL 19-A, JUNE 1992".

Year: June 1992, Self-adhesive. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-A-29, Grey-blue/Red/White, 1*











Size: 88x51mm.,the catalog gives a size of 93.5x51mm. 50 labels in a pad on white carrier paper, intended for use on parcels. Ref.: "Label 19A / April 1997".

Year: April 1997,  Self-adhesive.  Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-A-33, Dark-blue/White, 1*

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Turkey: First airmail label

Here is a very first Turkish airmail label!! Released in 1926. Labels come on sheets.

Year: 1926, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - TUR-A-1. Dark red/White, perforated 11 1/2,
Frame: 28.5x13.5mm, 6******.
 

Italy: LAI airmail labels

Airline issue airmail labels from LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane) .This  is a full sheet of 10 airmail labels. Catalog says it comes on a sheets of 20(2x10) but this one is of 10 only.

Year: 1951, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-B-31, rouletted, sheets of 20(2x10) or 
10(2x5), some labels come with shifted green printing, red/green/white, 3***

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catalogue of Airmail Labels by Günter Mair

So, this week i finally received my copy of Airmail labels catalog! The catalog is by Günter Mair and released in 1991 covering 201 countries world wide and 3289 illustrations. Later seven supplements with a total of 173 pages have been added to the original volume of 626 pages.
My old post will be updated with information from the catalog. Also new posts will have more additional information about the labels. And with the help of the catalog i will be able to identifier more labels i have and post them here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Austria: First airmail labels

Here is a strip of 3 Austrian very first airmail labels. The labels are from a full sheet with margin, printed in Wien 1926.

Year: 1926, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUT-A-1a. 4****.
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

China, People's Republic: full sheet of airmail labels

Complete sheet of 100 labels from People's Republic of China.

Year: 8.1979, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CPR-A-30, imperforated, sheets of 100(10x10), sheets on the left side comes with ref.: Chinese letter 314 ( letter + 1116) and Chinese letters 1979.8.100 Chinese letter, black/blue, 2**
 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Germany: Sheet of 14 labels, Munich

German airmail labels. Corner part of sheet, containing 14 labels. Issued for Munich, Bavaria, in 1932.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GER-A-17, perforated 10 ¾, sheets of 70(5x14),
issued at Munich for Bavaria, black/green or grey-green, 4****

Czechoslovakia: Block of 4 airmail labels

Here is a block of 4 big and rare airmail labels from Czechoslovakia. Imperforated, issued for use on parcels.

Year: 3.1931, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CSR-A-7, imperforated, sheets of 48(6x8), intended for use on parcels, black/light grey-blue, 5*****

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sweden: Full strip of 5 airmail labels

A full strip of 5 from pad of Swedish airmail labels. Fully gummed.

Year: 1926, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWE-A-2, rouletted H, pads with 20 strips of 5,
label with upper position comes with ref.: "Bl.174.April (26)", black/Light yellow, 4****