The Canadian Connection


This chapter of the ICAO Postal History provides the list of articles (with hyperlinks) published in the philatelic journal named The Canadian Connection. This quarterly journal is prepared by the Canadiana Study Unit (CSU) which is an organization for collectors of Canadiana philately; it was established in 1986 to highlight, document, and study postage stamps and covers issued worldwide, by countries outside Canada, showing a relationship to Canada or connection with Canada, through their marks, history, culture, industries, organizations, famous people, politicians, etc. The Canadian Connection provides specialized philatelic information to members of the CSU and keeps the membership up to date with information about various topics related to Canada. The CSU was dissolved in December 2014.


The following series of articles are related to the ICAO philatelic collection and were published in The Canadian Connection; they provide a Canadiana relationship, as they show philatelic items issued outside Canada and having a connection to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which has its headquarters in Montréal, Canada, since 1945.


From September 2012, a new series was started and named: The ICAO Corner. Each story within The ICAO Corner focuses on a specific subject, which, on one hand, displays the ICAO connection, and, on the other hand, provides the story of the pictures or events found on the stamps or covers. This two-fold approach expands the understanding of the Organization and reports on the background of the issues.


All entries hereafter provide hyperlinks to the original issue and are shown in chronological order of their publication.



Issued on

Regular Series

ICAO and Dr. Edward Warner

1 March 1996

ICAO Emblem and Its History

1 September 1996

75th Anniversary of ICAO

1 December 1997

The Stevens Hotel: Genesis of ICAO

1 March 1998

ICAO and Hans Erni

1 September 1998

ICAO Franking and Postal Privileges

1 June 1999

Spelling Errors in an ICAO Thematic Collection

1 December 1999

Winged Artwork

1 June 2000

ICAO’s First Stamp and Regional Aviation Meetings

1 December 2000

The Power of Flight and Peace Symbols

1 June 2001

The Story Behind the ICAO Card

1 September 2001

ICAO Accommodations: A Page of History

1 December 2001

Double Canadiana

1 March 2002

Study on UN #31-32

1 June 2002

Dag Hammarskjöld

1 September 2002

Charles Lindbergh and the Canadian Confederation

1 March 2003

Langley’s Aerodromes

1 June 2003

Montreal salutes General Balbo

1 September 2003

Achieving the Dream

1 December 2003

Exit Concorde

1 March 2004


1 September 2004

De Pinedo Delayed over Canada

1 December 2004

Monochrome Funnels

1 March 2005

From PICAO to ICAO: Organizational Similarities

1 September 2005

Technical Assistance: The First Steps at ICAO

1 March 2006

Eugene Ely

1 September 2006

The ICAO Emblem: To err…

1 June 2007

Barbuda Commemorates ICAO’s 30th Anniversary

1 September 2007

The International Civil Aviation Day

1 September 2008

Belgium UN Stamp: Unusual Design

1 March 2009

IATA – Over 90 Years of World Airline Cooperation

1 December 2010


The ICAO Corner Series

The ICAO Corner

1 September 2012

Isle of Man - The Digital Schneider Trophy

1 December 2012

Indonesia – From the Seulawah to Garuda Indonesian Airways

1 March 2013

Brazil – Semana da Asa

1 June 2013

United Nations – Ernest Cormier

1 September 2013

Overseas Mailers’ covers

1 December 2013

Simon Arzt Cancels

1 March 2014

Paraguay – Air Mail

1 June 2014

Guatemala – 40th Anniversary of ICAO

1 September 2014

Isle of Man – Reverse Registration Number

1 December 2014