Stamp cancellation celebrates 40 years since the first scheduled flight

To commemorate the first scheduled commercial flight from “Il Caravaggio” Airport Orio al Serio, on 21st March 1972, Poste Italiane is dedicating a stamp cancellation to the 40 years of activity of the Bergamo airport in the commercial air transport industry.

A mail postmarked with the stamp especially has been created for the occasion. The stamp depicts a plane taking off and a globe over which is written, “Orio al Serio international airport – 1972-2012”, and finished off with the company name of SACBO, the company responsible for managing the Bergamo Orio al Serio Civil Airport.

For the stamp cancellation, both the 60 cent postage stamp released in 2010 and dedicated to Caravaggio and the series of four 52 cent postage stamps dedicated, in 2003, to flying pioneers Mario Calderara, Mario Cobianchi, Gianni Caproni and Alessandro Marchetti will be used. This four stamp series features the images of the pioneers in the foreground and one of their plane designs in the background.