Mexico : 50th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 03/11/1994



Allegory of flight depicting the "Vuelo" sculpture by Leonardo Nierman; the sculpture represents a bird wing, symbol of absolute freedom, wind and poetry.


Upper-left block of 4 stamps.

Official Mexican post FDC information card for this commemorative issue, with the actual stamp attached and official first day of issue postmark in red ink. Limited edition, individually numbered on the front along with the Mexican post official logo.

Error: In the text, this presentation folder or philatelic notice mentions that ICAO celebrates the 40th anniversary of its creation (En el presente año la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI), celebra el 40 aniversario de su creación.), whereas the first page clearly indicates that this stamp was issued for ICAO’s 50th anniversary (Cincuentenario de la Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional).


Official First Day Cover.


Background: The Government of Mexico gave the “Vuelo” bronze masterpiece to ICAO in 1992 as a token of gratitude for the work of ICAO; it is now in the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) Chamber. More information on the “Vuelo” sculpture and the ANC can be obtained by clicking on the following link: The Air Navigation Commission.