Posts Tagged ‘国際電気通信連合’

lattice tower / 鉄塔

May 9, 2013

17 May 1965, Netherlands Antilles
Centenary of International Telecommunication Union
design: E. N. Ayubi

This is the 8th and the last stamp on the same theme of ITU – from a former constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the Caribbean.

The zig-zag arrow, in between two lattice towers, is expressing wireless communication over distance.  Cute!



same design, different colour / 色違い

April 1, 2013


1965 Ceylon
Centenary of International Telecommunication Union

It seems that the ITU ( or UIT ) had issued some design guidance to all the countries for these centenary stamps.  Then each post office made their own version – some countries paid respect to the motif and layout, and other interpreted it more freely.

This Ceylon ( became Sri Lanka in 1972 ) stamp is an obedience one, with their three official languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English.  The most radical design on the same centenary is from Ceylon’s ex-suzerain country, the United Kingdom.