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Can Anyone Identify This Airline Logo?  
User currently offlineJetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 547 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13809 times:

I have a large collection of airline wine glasses and recently came across this one...

Big version: Width: 600 Height: 800 File size: 37kb


While it certainly fits the style of inflight stemware, Im not sure if it even came from an airline... does anyone recognize this logo? It seems farmiliar, but I cannot identify it...

Thanks for the help!


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13816 times:

Possibly LH with the bird or RG with the Stars.


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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1846 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13728 times:
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Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
Possibly LH with the bird

It looks more like some kind of angel, or at least human with wings, to me.



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User currently offlineAcabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13520 times:

This is killing me... I think I even flew this airline but can't remember which one it is. I think it's one of vintage European airlines... Please someone answer!


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User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 809 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13478 times:

The symbol looks like it is the famours Icarus from the Greek mythology.
it looks like British South American Airways , but not quite the same.
I hope someone recognize it



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User currently offlineBritAir From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13407 times:

My guess would be VARIG, have a look at this photo and the winged logo near the nose. Also the "stars" match the VARIG compass logo....


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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13218 times:

Yes its Varig. You can see this strange winged figure on their old timetables.


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User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1154 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12962 times:

Here's a larger veiw



User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12836 times:

That's a nice logo. I was thinking Suriname Airways.


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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12804 times:



Quoting YAK42 (Reply 6):
You can see this strange winged figure on their old timetables.

The figure comes from Greek mythology:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus#Escape_from_Crete



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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12776 times:



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Icarus is a character in Greek mythology. He is the son of Daedalus and is commonly known for his attempt to escape Crete by flight, which ended in a fall to his death.

I can see now why they got rid of this logo.


User currently offlineJetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11601 times:

Thanks for the answer! It will probably be the oldest glass in my collection then!

So, about what time period would you say this glass was used?

Thanks again!!



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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11001 times:

Well any time between the early sixties when the star was introduced to the corporate identity and 1997 when the new corpoate identity did away with the Ikarus. They had the same livery for about thirty five years! Maybe the loss of the Ikarus was their downfall. Things started going bad for them after that, didnt they?

User currently offlineViscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5305 times:
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Varig is certainly a strong contender, however, depending on it's age, it could POSSIBLY be from the ill-fated British South American Airways, (BSAA) of the 1940s? They had a similar "Starman" logo and "Star" names for all it's aircraft?


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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4883 times:

Yes they seem to have had an Ikarus logo too but the liitle man is a bit different on theirs with triangular wings little bigger than arms and extended back like arms. The Varig one has bird like wings and a forward facing torso like the image on the glass. Their logos dont seem to have changed much during their use by the airlines.


User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

I don't think it's a Varig glass I think it's just a glass that happens to have an Ikarus graphic on it. The Varig logo and the glass graphics do not match at all, and in the business world the logos you print are typically identical across all types of paraphernalia and stationary.


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User currently offlineAcabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

I also don't think this is Varig logo - somehow it reminds me of some British or northern European vintage company.

I've searched some old timetables and couldn't find it, but I could almost swear I've seen this logo.



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