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Air Mail Stamps: Made to Fly

By |August 22nd, 2015|

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.

Airposts and their Stamps (1921)

By |June 6th, 2015|

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.

Stamps of Greenland: Aircraft (2015)

By |May 27th, 2015|

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |April 14th, 2015|

Published by kind permission of the author.

Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary...

BOAC: First Flight D.H. 106 International Comet 4 (1958)

By |March 20th, 2015|

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.

Stamp Dealers: Vernon K. Stalley South Australia

By |March 15th, 2015|

Stamps of Luxembourg: Aeronautical Centenary (2009)

By |March 11th, 2015|

Stamps of Romania: Air Issue (1956)

By |January 13th, 2015|

Stamps of Portugal: 1939 Azores Aircraft (2014)

By |September 27th, 2014|

Imperial Airways Map (1935)

By |January 26th, 2014|

April 1935 map showing Imperial Airways' routes to Australia and South Africa

Pan Am Airlines: As Luck Would Have It

By |May 25th, 2013|


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Aircraft Images: Douglas DC3 at Invercargill, New Zealand (1966)

By |February 16th, 2011|

This image is the first photograph in a series showing worldwide aircraft.

Early Aviation: Advertisement for the Westland Aircraft Works (1920)

By |August 7th, 2010|

This advertisement originally appeared in Sea, Land and Air (1920), which was published in Australia.


By |May 2nd, 2008|