I rather like Air Mail stamps of the world, used on airmail covers (of course), which logically is why they were issued. The sight of the familiar blue and red bordered airmail envelope emits a subliminal message, evoking images of distant, beckoning, exotic places. For me, at least.
This article is probably one of the first airmail articles, certainly of any length, to be published in a philatelic journal. It was first published in Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly (January, 1921) from a paper read by Major RS Archer, MC, as his Presidential Address before the Liverpool Junior Philatelic Society, October 11th, 1920.
We have now reached the fifth part of our popular aviation series that celebrates the civil Greenland aviation history. Two of the three stamps in this issue deal with aircraft flown by companies whose principal base is outside Greenland. They are, respectively, SAS and First Air.
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Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary...
This superb photograph was taken on the occasion of the First Flight on April 27, 1958. Nineteen Intercontinental Comet 4s at the time were being built for the BOAC and they were followed by six for Aerolinas Argentinas.
Vernon K. Stalley was a well-known Adelaide stamp dealer, who died after a long illness on October 21, 1966 at his Rose Park residence where he was born in 1901. Mr. Stalley started stamp dealing on a part-time basis 1936 while employed in the Adelaide Myer Emporium. In 1944 with the wartime boom in stamp collecting as encouragement, he entered the business full time, opening a shop in Grenfell Street, Adelaide. Mr. Stalley's philatelic interests were largely in Australian stamps and he took a delight in the finely executed modern issues. In 1955 Mr.
The roots of the Luxembourg Aeronautical Federation go back to the formation of the “Aéro-Club Luxembourgeois“, founded on 28th November 1909 in the Café du Commerce at the Place d’Armes in Luxembourg. Its first project, after its creation, was to organise, in June 1910, an international week of aviation at Mondorf-les-Bains. On this occasion, the Aéro-Club was able to achieve its first official goal: the popularisation of aeronautical knowledge and the control of the performances, a power it still holds today for all aeronautical and astronautical activities in the Grand Duchy. At the present day, about 30 non-profit aeronautical
This multicoloured Air issue from Romania featured: 20b. Aeroplane over City 25b. 'Plane over Mountains 1l. 75 'Plane over Cornfield 2l.55 'Plane over Seashore Designed by I.
In May 1939, the Azores strengthened the importance of its ocean geographic position with the arrival to the city of Horta, on the Island of Faial, of the first Boeing 314 Clipper four-engined seaplane of the North American airline Pan American Airways. This flight, only carrying mail, was a historic moment in the early days of the development of air transport between the USA and Europe. In July of that same year, the Clipper returned to Horta, this time with passengers. Regular air transport between North America and Europe was to become a routine.
J.E. Whitbeck was a worried man. He felt his job was on the line before he had a chance to prove himself. Here it was October 19 1927 and disaster was about to strike. On the floor of his Key West office, seven mailbags sat beneath tags displaying a Havana, Cuba destination. They were the property of the United States Post Office Department. Whitbeck, as Miami’s representative of the Aviation Corporation of America, had to dispatch these bags by air that day in order to satisfy his company’s contract requirements with the Postal authorities.
This image is the first photograph in a series showing worldwide aircraft.
This advertisement originally appeared in Sea, Land and Air (1920), which was published in Australia.