Monday, April 30, 2012

Spain: First airmail label

Here is a very rare first airmail label issued in Spain!!

Year: 1923, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SPA-A-1a, perforated 11 ½ , vertical strips of 8
with 1 pair tête-bêche, orange-red/cream, 6******

Saturday, April 28, 2012

French Indochina: Airmail labels 2

Here are more early airmail labels from French Indochina.

Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: FIC-A-2d, rouletted, sheets of 40(5x8),
black/grey-blue, 3***







Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: FIC-A-3a, rouletted, sheets of 40(5x8),
black/blue-grey, 3***

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Siera Leone: Airmail labels 3

Here is an unlisted label in catalog from Sierra Leone. It was used for registered airmail.

Year: ?, self-adhesive? Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SRL-A-?, imperforated, green/red/white

Soviet Union: Airmail labels

Here are old airmail labels from Soviet Union. There were so many airmail labels issued in Soviet Union.

Year:  1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SOV-A-8a, perforated 11 ½ , sheets, "Par avion" modified, some sheets come imperforated, issued at Leningrad, orange-red/cream, 4****










Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SOV-A-25a, perforated 10 ¾ , sheets of
50(5x10), black/light grey, 4****











Year: 1933, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SOV-A-36, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of
42(7x6), intended for express airmail, black/light greenish grey, 5*****











Year: approx.1935, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SOV-A-40, rouletted, sheets of
64(8x8), carmine/light grey or cream, 5*****

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

UAE: Airmail labels 2

Here are some more airmail labels from United Arab Emirates.

Year: approx.1971, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UAE-A-1, rouletted, sheets,
blue-grey/white, 3***








Year: approx.1975, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UAE-A-3, rouletted, sheets,
blue/white, 3***








Year: 1989, Self-adhesive,  Günter Mair's catalogue no: - UAE-A-6, imperforated, sheets of 15(3x5), 
bright-blue/white, 1*

Estonia: Airmail labels 2

Here is a nice airmail label from Estonia.

Year: 1991, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - EST-A-3, rouletted (blind perforation 10 ½) , sheets of 12(3x4), black/blue/white, 2**

Friday, April 20, 2012

Argentina: Airmail labels

These are non postal issue labels from Argentina.

Year: approx.1945, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-C-4, rouletted, sheets,
dark violet-blue/light greenish blue/white, 4****









Year: approx.1970, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-C-14, rouletted (brown lines),
sheets, brown/white, 3***






Year: 1967, self-adhesive. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-C-16, imperforated, blue/white, 2**

Argentina: B.S.A.A airmail labels 2

Some more airmail labels from B.S.A.A airways.

Year: 1947, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-B-10, perforated 11, sheets,
dark violet-blue/dark blue/light blue/white, 4****








Year: approx.1950, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-B-12, perforated 11, sheets,
dark violet-blue/light blue/white, 4****

Argentina: B.S.A.A full sheet of airmail labels

Here is a complete sheet of 40 airmail labels issued by B.S.A.A. One strip on the right side of the sheet is printed in dark violet-blue color as rest of the sheet is in dark-blue.

Year: 1948, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - ARG-B-11, rouletted, sheets of 40(5x8), dark blue or
dark violet-blue/light blue/white, 4****

France: Air France full sheet of airmail labels

 Here is a nice and complete sheet of 30 airmail labels from Air France.


Year: 1948, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - FRA-B-91, rouletted, sheets of 30(3x10) or booklets with 2 sheets of 10(2x5), issued for customers in Lebanon and Egypt, dark violet-blue or dark blue/white, 3***                                   

Dark blue
Dark violet-blue

US: Colonial Airlines airmail label

Here is also an airline issue label from Colonial Airlines.

Year: 1946, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-B-181, rouletted VL, H, booklets with 5
sheets of 5(1x5), red/dark violet-blue/white, 4****

US: Alaska Star Airlines airmail label

Here is an airline issue label from Alaska Star Airlines.

Star Air Service, later Star Air Lines and Alaska Star Airlines was an American air service in Alaska from 1932 to 1944. With financial help from a wealthy Alaska miner, three pilots who had started a flying school and charter business in Seattle, shipped an open-cockpit biplane by steamship to Alaska in March 1932. Star Air Service was incorporated in April, 1932 in Anchorage with capitalization of $4,000. The company had some early success training student pilots, but their airplane was destroyed in a crash. Their financial backer helped them purchase a larger plane with an enclosed cabin which supported winter operations.(wikipedia)

Year: approx.1940, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-B-167, rouletted H, booklets with 
10 vertical strips of 10, bright red/dark violet-blue/white, 4****

US: Colonial Air Transport Inc. airmail labels

Here is a rare and hard to get airmail label from Colonial Air Transport Inc. Label colors in catalog listed as blue/red/white but it's uncertain. It looks like original color are like mine or it could be to different variations.

Year: 1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-B-8, imperforated, issued in cooperation with Western Union, dark grey-blue/grey-green/yellow, 5*****

Greece: Airmail labels 4

Here is an airmail propaganda label from Greece. The label is not listed in Mair's catalogue.

Year: 1933, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GRC-A-?, imperforated, single pieces,
black/light blue

Canada: Canadian Pacific Airlines 2

Here is another nice airmail label from Canadian Pacific Airlines.

Year: 1942, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CAN-B-6, imperforated, arrow shape, 
Blue/red/light yellow, 4****

Liberia: Airmail labels

Here is my first label from Liberia.

Year: approx.1970, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - LBR-A-3, rouletted, sheets, 
blue-grey/white, 2**
 

Tunisia: Airmail labels 3

Just received another label from Tunisia.

Year: approx.1965, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - TUN-A-4a, imperforated, sheets,
black/white, 1*
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saar: Airmail labels 2

Recently i received another great label from Saar.

Year: 1949, Gummed.  Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SAR-A-3, rouletted, sheets of 20(4x5), ref.: "PV7
49 7 90 200,000 N77", ultramarine/white, 4****
 

Yugoslavia: Airmail labels 2

Another great lot of old airmail labels from Yugoslavia.

Year: 1936, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-22, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of 240(12x20), issued at Ljubljana, black/light grey-blue, 4****







Year: 1936, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-23, perforated 11 ¼ ,sheets of
 240(12x20), ref.: "obod 370", issued at Cetinje, black/grey-blue, 4****







Year: 1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-25, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of 240(12x20), black/grey-blue, 4****







Year: 1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-26a, perforated 10 ½ or 11, sheets
black/light grey-blue, 4****
perforated 10 ½








Year: 1939, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-29, perforated 10 ½ or 11 ½ , sheets,
black/blue or grey-blue, 4****
Grey-blue, perforated 10 ½







Year: 1940, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-30, perforated 12, sheets, ref.: "Obrazac A 151", issued for Croatia, black/blue, 4****
 

Yugoslavia: Airmail labels

Here is a set of old and rare airmail labels from Yugoslavia.

Year: 1930, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-12, perforated 11 ¼ ,sheets of 12(3x4),
black/light grey-blue, 4****








Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-14, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of 25(5x5),
black/light grey-blue, 4****







Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-15a, perforated 10 ½ , 112 labels in a sheet of 120(10x12), ref.: "Obrazac 718", black/light grey-blue, 4****








Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-16, perforated 11 ¼ ,sheets of 36(4x9), 
black/light grey-blue, 4****







Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - YUG-A-18, perforated 11 ½ , sheets of 120(10x12), black/light grey-blue, 4****

Thailand: Airmail labels 2

Here is very old and rare airmail labels from Siam(Thailand). It's a non postal issue label.

Year: 1925, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - THL-C-1, imperforated, black/grey-green, 5*****

Colombia: SCADTA airlines airmail labels 7

Here is a complete and hard to get sheet of 25 airmail labels from SCADTA airlines.

Year: 1932, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - CLM-B-14a, perforated 11 ¼ , sheets of 25(5x5)
dark green/white, 5***** 

Paraguay: Airmail labels 2

Here are nice and very rare to get airmail labels from Paraguay. These are the first labels were issued.

Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PGY-A-1, perforated 10, sheets of 10(5x2),
intended for use on Zeppelin-mail from Paraguay via Rio de Janeiro, black/bright red/light grey-blue/white, 5*****







Year: 1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - PGY-A-2, perforated 10, sheets of 10(5x2),
intended for use on Zeppelin-mail from Paraguay via Pernambuco, black/light grey-blue/carmine/white, 6******

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guyana: Airmail labels

Here is a complete sheet of 4 airmail labels from Guyana. It looks like it comes from booklets.

Guyana officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,[1] previously the colony of British Guiana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and (for over 200 years) of the British.(wikipedia)

Year: 1987, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - GUY-A-1, rouletted, sheets of 4(2x2),
light blue/white, 2**

Friday, April 13, 2012

Japan: Japan Air Transport Co., Ltd. airmail labels 2

Here are few more airmail labels issued by Japan Air Transport Co., Ltd.

Year: 1928, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-B-1a, rouletted vertical, booklets with 20 H
strips of 5, grey-blue/red/white, 5*****













Year: 1929, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-B-1b, rouletted vertical, booklets with 1 H strip of 20, greenish grey-blue/orange-red/white, 4****













Year: 1932, Ungummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-B-2a, imperforated, booklets with 2 V strips of 6, dark blue/red/white, reverse: red, 5*****













Year: 1935, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - JPN-B-5a, perforated H 11 ¼ , V 10 ¼ , booklets
with 1 sheet of 50(10x5), orange-red/white, 5*****

Switzerland: Airmail labels 3

Here is a set of old and rare airmail labels from Switzerland.

Year: 5.1924, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-2c, perforated H 11, V strips of 10,
ref.: "No.532.M.S.L. V.24.20,000.", black/light blue-grey, 4****









Year: 12.1924, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-3, perforated H 11, V strips of 15, 
ref.: "Nr.532.XII.24.Format A9/2 (18x52), black/blue, 4****







Year: 12.1924, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-4, perforated H 11 ½ , V strips of 5, 
ref.: "Nr.532.XII.24.Format A9 (37x52), intended for use on parcels, black/blue, 5*****










Year: 1.1926, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-5, perforated H 11 ½ , V strips of 5,  ref.: "Nr.532-1.26.40,000 à 10. Format D9/2 (17x48).", black/grey-blue, 4****






Year: 9.1933, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-18, rouletted H (black lines) , 
V strips of 5, ref.: "No.532.-IX.33.80,000x10.Format D 9/2 (17x48).", further date: 9.1935 
(150,000), black/grey-blue or greenish grey-blue, 4****
grey-blue
greenish grey-blue

Year: 3.1937, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-20, rouletted H, V strips of 10 (200,000) or booklets with 2 V strips of 5 (150,000), ref.: "No.532.-III.37.200,000x10.
Format D 9/2 (17x48).", some V strips of 10 come with wrong date: III.27, dark blue/white, 3***







Year: 5.1938, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - SWI-A-23, rouletted H, V strips of 10, 
ref.: "No.532.-V.38.300,000x10.Format D 9/2 (17x48).", further dates: 4.1939(400,000); 5.1942
(400,000), dark blue/white, 3***