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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11381 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

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I have a question regarding the stickers worn on all Qantas aircraft before introduction of the current livery in 1985. Something for the historians. I know that the stickers at the front are the names of the aircraft (City of...) and the coat-of-arms of the particular city.
But what are the gold on white stickers between doors 1 and 2?
Where can I see that sticker in closeup, and were can I get those coat-of-arms of Australian cities (ok, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne are easy, but Albury, Paramatta and the like?)

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8836 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
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I could be completely off base here - but I think that they might have been "Royal Mail" stickers ( sorry to any Australian Republicans out there - but I think you were a much rarer breed in the '80s )

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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4854 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
But what are the gold on white stickers between doors 1 and 2?

Almost certain it's a Royal Mail sticker...

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User currently offlineRjm717 From Australia, joined May 2000, 90 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Correct - it is (was) the Royal Mail emblem. QF carried the mail internationally. The same logo appeared on TAA aircraft as they had the contract to carry mail domestically over Ansett. I think it may have been deleted in newer liveries or when they changed the name to Australian.

We were obviously a tad more "colonial" back then...

In regard to the city coats of arms - a very quick search on Google found all the major cities as you said, as well as places like Toowoomba, Mount Gambier and Launceston. I'm sure there is a consolidated collection on a Govt web site "somewhere". Good luck...


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