Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cook Islands, Rarotonga: First Airmail label

Here is the first airmail label from Cook Islands.

Year: 1987, Self-adhesive, Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RTG-A-1, imperforated, packs with 4 sheets of 8(2x4), produced for Rarotonga Post by "Quick Stik International Ltd.", New Zealand and 
Australia, bright red/bright blue/white, 3***

Italy: LAI airmail labels 2

Here is another airmail labels issued by L.A.I airlines.

Year: 1947, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ITA-B-30, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets of 20(5x4),
some labels come with shifted green printing, carmine/green/white, 3***

Monday, May 28, 2012

Austria: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is a complete sheet of 40 airmail labels. It's a first label issued in Austria. The sheet is in pristine condition!!

Year: 1.9.1926, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUT-A-1a, perforated 9, sheets of 40(4x10)
ref.: "D. S. Nr. 73. (B. M. Zl. 9197/1926.) - Druck der Österreichischen Staatsdruckerei in Wien. (St.) 5261 26", black/light grey-green, 4****

French Oceania: First airmail label

Here is the first airmail label issued in French Oceania. It's also first label from there in my collection.
The labels are very rare and difficult to get.

French Polynesia is an overseas country of the French Republic (pays d'outre-mer). It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group, which is also the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the territory (Papeetē). Although not an integral part of its territory, Clipperton Island was administered from French Polynesia until 2007. 


The first official name for the colony was Établissements de l'Océanie (Settlements in Oceania); in 1903 the general council was changed to an advisory council and the colony's name was changed to Établissements Français de l'Océanie (French Settlements in Oceania)


In 1946, Polynesians were granted French citizenship and the islands' status was changed to an overseas territory; the islands' name was changed in 1957 to Polynésie Française (French Polynesia).(wikipedia)

Year: 10.1928, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FOC-A-1, imperforated, vertical strips of 
10, black/pink, 6******

Friday, May 18, 2012

France: Air France full sheet of airmail labels 2

Here is a complete sheet of 5 airmail labels from Air France.

Year: 8.7.1946, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-80, perforated 13¼ , sheets of 
5(1x5), dark blue or blue or grey-blue/white, 2**

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Angola: Full sheet of airmail labels

Here is my first airmail label from Angola. It's a complete sheet of 70 labels.

Year: approx.1975, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ANG-A-7b, imperforated, sheets of 70(7x10), ref.: "AV22 459", light grey-blue or light blue or light greenish blue, 2**

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sweden: SAS airmail labels 2

Here are more airmail labels from SAS airlines.

Year: approx.1952, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWE-B-3, rouletted VL,H, booklets with
6 strips of 8, dark blue/red/white, 3***








Year: approx.1952, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWE-B-4, rouletted, sheets, 
red/light blue/white, 3***

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Italy: Alitalia airmail labels

Here are the labels issued by Alitalia (Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali / Linee Aeree Italiane)

Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. was established on 16 September 1946 as Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali, more commonly known as Alitalia, an Italian portmanteau of the words ali (wings) and Italia (Italy). It started operations on 5 May 1947, in which year it carried over 10,000 passengers. The inaugural flight was with a Fiat G-12 Alcione, piloted by Virginio Reinero from Turin to Catania and Rome.The first intercontinental flight left a year later, flying between Milan and cities in South America(wikipedia) 

Year: 1948, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-33, rouletted VL, booklets with 5 V strips of
5, olive-green/red/white, 3***





Year: 1962, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-34, rouletted, sheets, red/green/blue/white,
3***






Year: approx.1965, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-35, imperforated, black/red/green/dark grey-blue/white, 2**

Australia: A.N.A airmail labels 2

Here is another nice airmail label from A.N.A (Australian National Airways Pty. Ltd.)

Year: approx.1941, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUS-B-24, perforated 11, sheets of 
16(4x4), light blue/orange-red/black/white, 4****

Martinique: Airmail labels

Here is my first airmail label from Martinique. similar to MTQ-A-1b but imperforated it's unlisted in catalog.

Year: 1936, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - MTQ-A-1c?, imperforated, sheets, 
black/pink, 5*****

Ivory Coast: Airmail albels 2

Here is another great and rare airmail label from Ivory Coast.

Year: 1937, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IVC-A-6, imperforated, sheets, black/red,
5*****
 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Morocco: First airmail label

Here is the first airmail label issued in Morocco.

Year: 1946, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - MRC-A-1a, rouletted H (red lines), V strips,
orange-red/white, 4****

Brazil: PANAIR airmail labels 2

Here is another nice airmail label from PANAIR.

Year: 1.7.1940, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BRA-B-19a, perforated 10 ¾ , booklets with 6 sheets of 9)3x3), black/blue/white, 5*****

El Salvador: Airmail labels

Here is my first labels from El Salvador.

Year: 1962, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ESV-A-2, perforated H 11, V 10 ¾ , sheets,
blue or dark blue or greenish blue/white, 3***
Blue
Greenish blue (unlisted color)




Dark Blue (unlisted color)

France: Lignes Aériennes Farman airmail labels

Here is very rare airmail label from Lignes Aériennes Farman.

The Société Générale des Transports Aériens (SGTA) was a French airline founded in 1919. It operated until 1933 when its assets were incorporated in the newly created Air France airline.
Initially known as the Lignes Aériennes Farman (Farman airlines), the SGTA was created on February 8, 1919, when a Farman F.60 Goliath flew from Toussus-le-Noble to Kenley, near Croydon. The airline was created by the Farman brothers, who also owned the Farman Aviation Works.(wikipedia)

Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-9, imperforated, size: 150x45mm,
intended for use on newspapers, black/light yellow, 5*****



Thursday, May 10, 2012

St. Lucia: Airmail labels

Here is the first airmail label from St. Lucia.

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique.(wikipedia)

Year: 1931, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLC-A-1a, perforated H 12, V strips of 2,
watermark: ¦¦¦¦ or ≡ , black/light violet-grey, 4****







Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SLC-A-1c, rouletted H 12, V strips of 2, black/light blue, 4****


 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cyprus: Airmail labels 2

Here are early airmail labels from Cyprus. One label is unlisted color variety. Bright blue and black-grey instead of black. Also catalog says the labels have no gum, but mine do have.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CYP-A-1b, perforated 12, sheets of 16(2x8) 
with 8 pairs tête-bêche, black or black-grey/bright blue, 5*****
black/bright blue
black-grey/bright blue


Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CYP-A-1c, perforated 12, sheets of 16(2x8) with 8 pairs tête-bêche, black/dark blue, 4****

Bahrain: Full sheet Airmail labels

Here is a complete sheet of newer labels from Bahrain. Labels not listed in catalog yet.

Year: ?, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - BAH-A-2?, rouletted (wide steps), sheets  of 48(4x12), lettering modified, violet-blue/white, 1*

Honduras: Airmail labels 2

Here is a non postal issue label from Honduras.

Year: approx.1950, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - HND-C-1d, perforated 12, sheets,
blue/white, 4****

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

France: Air France airmail labels 6

Here is another rare airmail label from Air France.


Year: 1933, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-46, imperforated, labels have been used on covers of "Air Orient" to replace the airline's name, dark blue or blue/light violet-grey or 
light cream, 5*****
dark blue/light violet-grey

France: C.G.A airmail labels 3

Here are rare airmail labels issued by C.G.A intended for propaganda airmail transportation without additional charge.

Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-23a, perforated 11, sheets of 50(10x5),
dark green/white, 5*****













Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-23b, perforated 11, sheets of 50(10x5),
dark blue/white, 5*****

Uruguay: Airmail labels 2

Here is another yet unlisted airmail label from Uruguay, very similar to UGY-A-2.

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

South Africa: Airmail labels 2

Just started to sort out airmail labels from South Africa. This lot is of the early issues of airmail labels.

Year: 12.1925, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RSA-A-1, rouletted, sheets of 50(5x10), 
intended for experimental airmail service, 1925. Remaining stocks used during 1929. 
black/grey-orange, 5*****
First flight post card: Captown-Durban 26FEB1925



Year: 9.1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RSA-A-2, rouletted, sheets of 50(5x10),
black/greenish blue, 4****









Year: 3.1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RSA-A-3, rouletted, sheets of 50(5x10), 
space between "PER" and "LUGPOS": 1.5mm, black/violet-grey-blue or grey-blue(unlisted color variate), 3***
violet-grey-blue
grey-blue


Year: 3.1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RSA-A-4a, rouletted, sheets of 50(5x10), 
space between "PER" and "LUGPOS": 0.5mm, black/violet-grey-blue, 3***









Year: 3.1934, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - RSA-A-4b, rouletted, sheets of 60(5x12), 
space between "PER" and "LUGPOS": 0.5mm, black/greenish blue, 3***

Hong Kong: Airmail labels 2

Here is an old airmail label from Hong Kong.

Year: 1931, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - HKG-A-2b, perforated 12, sheets of 
100(10x10), dark blue or blue/light blue-grey, 3***

Ivory Coast: Airmail albels

This is my first airmail label from Ivory Coast. The design of label is the same as the one from Senegal.

Year: 1937, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IVC-A-5, imperforated, sheets of 25(5x5)
black/red, 4****

Philippines: Airmail labels

Here are a non postal issue airmail labels from Philippines.

Year: approx.1970, Self-adhesive. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PHL-C-1, imperforated, sheets of 40(4x10), bright blue or bright dark blue/bright red or bright dark red/white, 3***
bright blue/bright red
bright dark blue/bright dark red


Netherlands Indies: KNILM Airmail labels

Here is an airline issued label from KNILM (Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij).

Koninklijke Nederlandsch-Indische Luchtvaart Maatschappij (in English: Royal Dutch Indies Airways) was the airline of the former Dutch East Indies. Headquartered in Amsterdam, KNILM was not a subsidiary of the better-known KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), despite the similar name.(wikipedia)

Year: approx.1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NEI-B-2, rouletted H, booklets with vertical strips of 4(1x4), ref.: "AV 5", lover label with publicity tag, blue/white, 4****

Netherlands Indies: Airmail labels 2

Here are few more airmail labels from Netherlands Indies.

Year: 1930, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NEI-A-1, perforated 11 ½ or 11 ¾ , sheets of
95(5x19), ref.: "AV 5", dark blue/white, 3***
11 ½









Year: approx.1940, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NEI-A-4, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets,
ref.: "AV II", blue or dark blue/white, 4****