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Occussi-Ambeno 1990 Zeppelin Round-the-world flight, with INVERTED overprint.

The Round-the-world flight of one of Occussi-Ambeno's helium-filled zeppelin fleet in 1990 was a major public relations event in the Fifth World, and commemorative stamps were issued by a number of countries.

Sadly, the overprinting (on Occussi-Ambeno's "Mutiny on the Bounty" 90c commemorative from the year previous) was a tad rushed, and some stamps had the overprints inverted.

For more details on Swiftair, the Occussi-Ambeno zeppelin airline, please see their website: http://geocities.ws/swiftair/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oookgirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 07:36
AWESOME Bruce, this might be the best ever stamp you have ever produced, a bit of a pity about the rushed inverted overprint, but at least they got it square!!!

Fantastic work!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2019 at 09:02
At the weekend I had a postcard from Bruce, currently enjoyong himself in Ocussi Ambeno. Not that though it has come through as air mail, there are no regular NZ stamps on the postcard and there was no excess to pay on it. Were the franked Occussi stamps considered to have been covering the postage rate? LMSO

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2019 at 15:52
Glad to see it reached you safely Steve!

The marvels of our zeppelin airline, eh?


Occussi-Ambeno's first-ever hexagonal stamp: 2017 Centenary of the October Revolution
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Here is a new issue from Occussi-Ambeno, the 2019 stamp for the First Direct Airship Flight from Occussi-Ambeno to Kemp Land.


Occussi-Ambeno 2019 First Direct Airship Flight from Occussi-Ambeno to Kemp Land.

Occussi-Ambeno celebrated the first direct airship flight to Kemp Land, which departed for the Antarctic on 18th July 2019, and this attractive Sibelius stamp was overprinted in purple and issued.

The design includes the Zeppelin airship logo of Swiftair Corp, and the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland on the basic stamp.

During the overprinting, some stamps were accidentally overprinted upside down.


Originally posted by Swiftair website Swiftair website wrote:

Swiftair Corporation uses modern, safe, and fast high-tech airships filled with helium, an inert gas that will not ignite. It is 100% safe for airship travel. Swiftair's fleet of five zeppelins operates regularly within Occussi-Ambeno and also runs less frequent international links.

From the earliest days of letter post and stamp collecting, people have delighted in creating tangible souvenirs of their epic experiences, and among experiences, surely there are few that can beat a flight in an airship!

The earliest known balloon mail are letters from citizens of Paris in 1870, when the city was under siege by the Prussian army. Letters for the distant provinces and foreign lands were inscribed "Par ballon monté" (via mounted balloon) and launched upwards in hot air balloons to drift with the wind and (hopefully) land in non-enemy territory. Although some balloons were captured, quite a lot of mail got through safely, and these flown envelopes are highly prized by philatelists. They are known as ballon montés after the cachet applied. In the era of the giant zeppelins, run as a commercial fleet by the German firm Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH, much mail was carried from country to country, always with rubber-stamped cachets applied on board to indicate this transit. Although not scarce, zeppelin flight envelopes are very sought-after, and represent an important part of the history of aerophilately.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2019 at 21:57

Occussi-Ambeno 2019 First Direct Zeppelin Flight from O-A to Kemp Land, FDC.

The zeppelin has just returned from the sunny Antarctic, and some rather nice carried covers were on board.

I have a few spares if anyone collecting airships wants one for their collection.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2019 at 20:11
If you enjoy designing stamps and creating "essays", maybe you should consider inventing a new country to be the vehicle for your designs! 

The Fifth World now has numerous self-created lands that can be as fascinating as First World and Third World countries to study and form collections of.

It can be great fun, and you can then use your stamps on mail to other Fifth World countries, join the Postal Union, the GPTO, and join the "United Nations" of the Fifth World, the International Council of Independent States.


Monte Bello Islands 2009 insured registered cover to Occussi-Ambeno.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Panterra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2019 at 22:59
A fellow-philatelist here in Auckland liked the idea of creating your own country, and has now become His Majesty, King Utiku the fourth of Taniquah, and here is a rather beautiful first day cover I received from him way back in 2013, when he issued a set of charming cat stamps to celebrate his 37th birthday:


Taniquah 2013 King's birthday set, on FDC, showing charming felines.

So why not start your own country?  The fun and adventures you will have cannot be adequately described!

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Occussi-Ambeno joined much of the civilised world to issue this attractive set on 20th July 2019, to celebrate 50 years since the first humans walking on the Moon.

And fifty years ago, the country's first ever commemorative stamp celebrated the actual landing, so this set is highly appropriate.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bas S Warwick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2019 at 13:40
Thanks Bruce for the covere





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