Sunday, February 26, 2012

Finland: Airmail labels from Stamp booklets

Here is a airmail stamp booklet issued for the 80th Anniversary of Finnair.

Year: 2003, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FIN-A-?, perforated 14 ½ , booklets with 1 V
sheet of 4(1x4), dark blue/light blue/white, 

Italy: Airmail labels 2

Here is a nice non postal issue label from Italy.

Year: 6.1925, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-C-2, perforated 11, sheets, issued at the occasion of the 12. Italian Philatelic Congress, Livorno, 28.6.1925, carmine-violet/white, 5*****

Kenya-Uganda: Airmail labels

Here are an old airmail labels from Kenya-Uganda.

Year: 1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - KUG-A-3, rouletted, sheets of 100(10x10),
blue or grey-blue/white, 4****
grey-blue
Blue



Kenya: Airmail labels 2

Here is a nice airmail label issued by Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi.

Year: before 1972, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - KEN-C-1, rouletted, sheets, black/blue/
white, 3***
 

Trinidad and Tobago: Airmail labels 2

Here is another old label from Trinidad and Tobago.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - TAT-A-1e, perforated 12, sheets of 12(3x4)
no watermarks, dark blue or blue/white, 4****

Libya: British Occupation (Cyrenaica) airmail label

Here is an another airmail label from Libya issued under British occupation.

Year: 1945, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - LBY-A-2a, perforated 11 or 12 ½ , sheets,
grey-blue/white, 4****
perforated 11

Friday, February 17, 2012

France: Aigle Bleu airmail label

Here is a rare airline issue label from AIGLE BLEU (Société Coopérative Aérienne de Transports Méditerranéens).

Year: 1947, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-108, imperforated, intended for use on parcels (Nice - Calvi), size: 77.5x71mm, black/green, 5*****

Cyprus: Cyprus Airways airmail labels

Here is an airmail label issued by Cyprus Airways.

Year: 7.1962, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CYP-B-5, perforated 11, sheets of 
168(24x7), blue/white, 3***
  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rhodesia: Airmail labels 3

Here are some non postal issues of airmail labels from Rhodesia.

Year: 1965, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RHD-C-1, rouletted, sheets, issued at the occasion of Central African Trade Fair, Salisbury, 29.4.-8.5.1965, blue/red/white, 5*****








Year: 1966, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RHD-C-2, rouletted, sheets, issued at the occasion of Central African Trade Fair, Salisbury, 28.4.-7.5.1966, blue/red/white, 5*****








Year: 1968, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RHD-C-4, rouletted, sheets, issued at the occasion of Central African International Trade Fair, Salisbury, 2.5.-12.5.1968, blue/green/white, 5*****

Rodhesia: CAA airmail labels

Here are an airline issue labels from CAA (Central African Airways).


Central African Airways (CAA) was formed in 1946 from the wartime Southern Rhodesian Air Services (SRAS), which was in turn formed from the pre-war Rhodesia And Nyasaland Airways (RANA) and Southern Rhodesia Air Force (SRAF) communications squadron. The airline was the national carrier initially of Southern Rhodesia, then of the Central African Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1953. It was headquartered in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
The airline headquarters and maintenance base was at Belvedere Airport, close to the centre of Salisbury.(wikipedia)


Year: approx.1953, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RHD-B-1, perforated 11, sheets, 
dark violet-blue or dark grey-blue or dark blue(?), 4****
Dark violet-blue
Dark grey-blue
Dark blue?



Year: 1956, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RHD-B-2, perforated 12 ½ , sheets, dark 
violet-blue/white, 5*****

Albania: Airmail labels

Here are some airmail labels from Albania.

Year: 1944, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ALB-A-5, perforated V 11, rouletted H (black lines)
black/light blue, 4****







Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ALB-A-10b, perforated H 12, V 12 ¼ ,
sheets, violet-blue/white, 2**








Year: approx.1985, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ALB-A-10c, imperforated, H strips of 10,
violet-blue/white, 2**







Year: approx.1989, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ALB-A-11, imperforated (blind perforation 12 ¾), sheets, blue or grey-blue/white, 2**

Ethiopia: Airmail labels 3

Here is another great and old label from Ethiopia.

Year: 6.1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ETH-A-3, perforated 11 1/2, sheets of 10
(2x5 pairs of No.2a/b and 3), black/blue-grey, 5*****

Aden: Aden Airways airmail labels

Here are an airline issued labels from Aden Airways.

Aden is a seaport city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 kilometres east of Bab-el-Mandeb.


Aden Airways was a subsidiary of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) based in Aden. It was in operation from 1949 to 1967. (wikipedia)

Year: 1951, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ADN-B-1a, rouletted (looking like perforated 
11), sheets, dark blue/white, 4****








Year: 1951, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ADN-B-1b, perforated 11, sheets, 
dark grey-blue/white, 4****










Year: 1951, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ADN-B-1c, rouletted, booklets with sheets of 
2(1x2), blue or grey-blue/white, 4****








Year: approx.1955, Gummed, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ADN-B-2, rouletted H, VL, booklets
with sheets, dark blue or dark violet-blue or dark grey-blue/white, 3***
dark violet-blue
dark blye

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Uruguay: Airmail labels

Here is my first airmail label from Uruguay. It's unlisted label in catalog. It was intended for a registered post outside the Uruguay via airmail.

Year: ?, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UGY-A-?, rouletted (red lines) sheets, intended for registered airmail, red/cream, 3***
 

Senegal: Airmail labels

Here are my first airmail labels from Senegal.

Year: 1930, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SEN-A-3a, imperforated, sheets of 25(5x5)
black/pink, 4****






Year: 1931, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SEN-A-3b, imperforated, sheets of 25(5x5)
black/blue or grey-blue, 4****

Upper Volta: Airmail labels

Here is a nice and old airmail label from Upper Volta.

Upper Volta (French: Haute-Volta) was a colony of French West Africa established on March 1, 1919, from territories that had been part of the colonies of Upper Senegal and Niger and the Côte d'Ivoire. The colony was dissolved on September 5, 1932, with parts being administered by the Côte d'Ivoire, French Sudan and Niger.(wikipedia)

Year: 1931, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UVL-A-2, perforated 11, sheets of 14(2x7)
se-tenant with 4 labels UVL-A-3, black/light yellow, 5*****


Friday, February 10, 2012

France: First airmail label

Here is the first airmail label issued in France back in 1918's!!! Also it was the first ever label introduced in Europe and maybe around the world. the French had first applied airmail labels reading “Par Avion” to their airmails, on the inaugural Paris to Saint-Nazaire flight.

Year: 8.1918, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-A-1, imperforated, sheets, 
black/dark red, 6******

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crimea: Airmail labels

Just recently got those labels. Not sure are their officially issued by post office or not. It doesn't looks very professionally made.

Crimea, or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, is a sub-national unit, an autonomous republic, of Ukraine. It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name.

Crimea is now an autonomous parliamentary republic which is governed by the Constitution of Crimea in accordance with the laws of Ukraine. The capital and administrative seat of the republic's government is the city of Simferopol, located in the center of the peninsula. Crimea's area is 26,200 square kilometres (10,100 sq mi) and its population was 1,973,185 as of 2007. (wikipedia)

Year: ?, Ungummed. imperforated, sheets, blue/yellow/black/white






France: Airmail labels 4

Here are a non postal issued labels.

Year: 10.1920, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-1, perforated H 14, V 13, sheets of
75(5x15), as FRA-A-2, but with black overprint: "Meeting Aéronautique / DE BUC / Octobre 
1920" black/blue/red/white or light grey, 4****









Year: 1946, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-49, imperforated, issued for special airmail flight at the occasion of international film festival at Cannes, 1946, green/white, 4****









Year:approx.1960, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-27, perforated 13 ¼ ,sheets,
black-blue/white, 2**

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ciskei: Airmail label

Here is the only airmail label issued in Ciskei.

Ciskei was a Bantustan in the south east of South Africa. It covered an area of 2,970 square miles (7,700 km³), almost entirely surrounded by what was then the Cape Province, and possessed a small coastline along the shore of the Indian Ocean. The name Ciskei means "on this side of the Kei River" (cf. Cisalpine), and is in contrast to the neighboring Bantustan of Transkei.(wikipedia)

Year: approx.1982, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CIS-A-1, rouletted H, V strips of 10,
greenish blue/white, 2**

Egypt: Sheet of airmail labels

Here is complete sheet of 96 airmail labels from Egypt. The sheet is very big. It measures
270mm x 380mm!

Year: approx.1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - EGY-A-4c, perforated 10, sheets of
96(8x12), "PAR AVION": 22.5mm, black-blue or dark blue or blue/white, 3***

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Afghanistan: Airmail labels 2

Here are some old airmail labels from Afghanistan.

Year : 1939, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AFG-A-2a, perforated 12, sheets, grey-blue/white
4****







Year: 1976, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AFG-A-3, perforated 11, sheets, dark blue or
blue or light blue/white, 2**

Macao: Airmail labels 2

Here is a very nice airmail label from Macao.

Year: before 1937, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - MAC-C-1, imperforated, dark blue/gold
5*****

France: Air Union airmail labels 2

Here is a block of 6 airmail advertising labels from Air Union, France. Labels are not listed in Mair's
catalog yet.

Year: ?, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-?, perforated 11 ½ , sheets, yellow-orange/
brown-violet.

UK: Imperial Airways booklet of airmail labels

Here is a complete booklet of airmail labels from Imperial Airways. Labels are the same like in this
post but it was issued in different year.
Back
Inside
Front

USA: Rocket mail labels

Here is an airmail label intended for rocket-mail from USA to Canada over Niagara Falls, May 1936.

Year: 5.1936, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-C-487c, imperforated, sheets, 
black/yellow, 3***

Tonga: Airmail labels

Not sure about this label but i think it's from Tonga. It comes on envelope sent from Tonga to Australia.
So also it could be unlisted Australian label.

Year: ?, Gummed, imperforated, black/light blue

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sri Lanka (Ceylon): Airmail labels 4

Another great lot of airmail labels from Sri Lanka.

Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLK-A-7a, perforated H 11, V strips of 
10, 3.line (Tamil): 29mm, some sheets come with printing blurred, dark violet-blue or dark blue or dark grey-blue or blue or grey-blue or greenish grey-blue or light grey-blue/white, 1*









Year: 1989, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLK-A-9, rouletted H 11, V strips of 10
3.line (Tamil): 24mm, dark violet-blue or violet-blue or blue/white, 1*







Year: before 7.1952, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLK-C-1, perforated 11 ¾ , booklets
with sheets of 4(1x4), blue/white, 4****