Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gibraltar: Airmail labels

Here is an interesting label from Gibraltar. It was issued for the first aerial ropeway mail service. Posted 1260 feet up the rock.

Year: 3.1966, Gummed. perforated, black/light blue

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

France: Airmail labels 6

Some more various airmail labels from France.

Year: 8.1948, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-A-9, perforated 9 ½ , sheets of 35(5x7), ref.: "S.N.C.F.-Mod.M 12.393 ̌ "(French Railways), dark blue or blue/white, 2**








Year: 8.1948, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-A-10, imperforated, size: 135.5x42.5mm, ref.: "S.N.C.F.-Mod.M 12.393"(French Railways), intended for use on parcels, dark blue/white, 3***








Year: 2.5.1947, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-A-7, perforated 11, sheets of 10(1x10), black/blue-grey, 5*****











Year: before 1934, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-10a, perforated 11, sheets of 4(2x2), some sheets come imperforated, blue/yellow, 4****









Year: approx.1938, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-25, imperforated, dark blue/white, 4****








Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-C-35, imperforated, embossing,
red/white, 2**

Iran: Airmail labels 3

Today i received two more rare airmail labels from Iran.

Year: 1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IRN-A-3, perforated 11, sheets of 20(4x5), black/light grey-blue, 5*****









Year: approx.1930, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IRN-A-4, imperforated, intended for official airmail, size: 75mmx108mm, black/light grey-blue  or cream, 5*****
black/cream(unlisted color)


Saar: Airmail labels 3

This is a nice tête-bêche pair of airmail labels from Saar!

Year: 20.9.1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-2, perforated 11, sheets of 24(3x8) with 3 pairs tête-bêche, lettering modified, black/blue-grey, 5*****

Cuba: First airmail label

This is the first postal issue airmail label from Cuba. It looks like it's the only one postal issue label.

Year: 1930, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CUB-A-1, rouletted V, H rolls of 100, dark grey-blue/red/white, 3***



Nicaragua: Airmail labels

My first airmail label from Nicaragua!

Year: 1931, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - NIC-A-5, imperforated, dark blue or dark violet-blue, 5*****

St. Vincent: Airmail labels

Here are my first airmail labels from St. Vincent.

Saint Vincent is a volcanic island in the Caribbean. It is the largest island of the chain called Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. It is composed of partially submerged volcanic mountains. La Soufrière is still an active volcano.(wikipedia)

Year: 1933, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SVC-A-1b, perforated 11 ¾ , sheets of 8(2x4) with 2 pairs tête-bêche, no watermarks, bluish green/white, 4****
tête-bêche pair


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Switzerland: Airmail labels 4

Here i have some more old airmail labels from Switzerland.

Year: 9.1922, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-2a, perforated H 11, V strips of 10,
ref.: "No.532.M.S.L. IX.22.-5000.", black/blue-grey, 5*****








Year: 5.1923, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-2b, perforated H 11 ½ , V strips of 10,
ref.: "No.532.M.S.L. V.23.5000.", black/light blue-grey, 5*****








Year: 6.1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-13, imperforated, intended for use on parcels, black/grey-blue, 4****

Chile: Airmail labels 2

Here are the airmail labels recently in use in Chile. Big thanks for my blog reader Carla from Chile for kindly sending them for me!

Year: ?, Self-adhesive. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CHL-A-?, imperforated, rolls, round shape,
black/dark green/white,








Year: ?, Self-adhesive. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CHL-A-?, imperforated, rolls, round shape,
black/dark pink,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Colombia: SCADTA airlines airmail labels 8

Today i received another very rare airmail label issued by the SCADTA airlines.

Year: 1925, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CLM-B-3, perforated 12, sheets, ref.: "LIT. Y TIP. DEL COMERCIO CARACAS", issueat at Caracas for customers in Venezuela, olive-green/white, 6******

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unknown airmail labels

Here are 2 unknow airmail labels. Don't know from which countries or year of issue their are. The first one advertising air mail and the second one is "Southern Cross" which might be from Australia or New Zealand. Check here for second label

Year: ?, Ungummed, perforated 14 ¼ , dark blue/pink









Year: ?, Gummed, dark blue/white


Poland: Esperanto airmail labels

Updated 22/11/2012, the labels used to be from Poland.

Here is a block of 4 Esperanto airmail labels. Not sure are their from Canada but very similar airmail  labels are issued in Canada CAN-C-23. Need some more research.

Year: approx.1960, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - POL-C-4, perforated 10 ½ , sheets, blue/white, 4***

Austria: Sheet of airmail labels

Here are unlisted labels in a catalog. This is a small sheet of 3 airmail labels from Austria (i believe),
It looks like it was issued for inaugural flights with Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. The first is for flight Wien-Praha-Dusseldorf, second for Dusseldorf-Wien and last one for Munchen-Koln-New York.

Year: ?, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUT-C-?, imperforated, sheets of 3(1x3), dark blue or grey-blue/white, 

Spain: Airmail labels

Another rare and old airmail label from Spain.

Year: 1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SPA-A-5, perforated 11 ½ , 4 labels in a sheet of 8, triangular shape, some sheets come imperforated, orange-red/cream, 5*****

Austria: Airmail labels 2

Here is a rare airmail labels from Austria. This one is not listed in catalog yet but it's very similar to AUT-C-1 just lettering modified.

Year: approx. 1930. Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - AUT-C-?, perforated 11 ½ , sheets, black/light grey-blue, 5*****

Iraq: Airmail labels 3

Here is a couple of a nice airmail labels from Iraq.

Year: 1930, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IRQ-A-7a, perforated 11 ¾ , sheets, black/bright orange-yellow, 4****








Year: 1930, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - IRQ-A-7a, perforated 11 ¾ , sheets, black/bright red, 4****

Saturday, October 6, 2012

France: CIDNA booklet of airmail labels

Here is a very nice and complete booklets of airmail labels from CIDNA airlines.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-31c, perforated H 11, V 11 ¼ , booklets with 1 sheet of 28(4x7), black/light blue-grey, 3***