Sunday, October 30, 2011

Belgian Congo: Airmail labels

Here are the airmail labels from Belgian Congo.

The Belgian Congo was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II's formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960. (wikipedia)

Year: 1943, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BCO-A-3, perforated 11 ½, sheets of 100(10x10), frame: 46.5x12.5mm, dark grey-blue or grey-blue/white, 3***
dark grey-blue

 Year: approx.1955, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BCO-A-6, perforated 10 ½, sheets, lettering modified, frame: 45x12mm, dark violet-blue/white, 3***

 Year: 1958, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BCO-A-7a, perforated 10 ¾ , sheets, 
dark violet-blue or violet-blue or blue/white, 3***

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