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Nicaragua: the First Airmail Stamps

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Apart from the early overprints in 1929, the first airmail stamp design for Nicaragua was the well known ‘aeroplanes flying over the volcano of Momotombo’. Now the American Navy was in Nicaragua at the time for reasons to prop up the regime and they had one aeroplane a DH-4s.

Zeppelin Mail

By |June 28th, 2015|

From time to time, auction houses offer Zeppelin covers from the Belgian Congo. The price paid for such items is generally far higher than similar covers from the Netherlands or even Belgium - the reason being that between 1932 and 1939 only 15 flights carried mail originating from the Congo.

Stamps of the Netherlands: Special Flights Issue (1966)

By |June 26th, 2015|

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 Russia: Air Mail Congress (1927)

By |April 23rd, 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...

Stamp Dealers: Vernon K. Stalley South Australia

By |March 15th, 2015|

Stamps of Luxembourg: Aeronautical Centenary (2009)

By |March 11th, 2015|

Stamps of Belgium: Postal Transport (1951)

By |February 22nd, 2015|

Air Mail Stamps: Made to Fly

By |January 6th, 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.

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By |October 6th, 2014|

Stamps of Portugal: 1939 Azores Aircraft (2014)

By |September 27th, 2014|

Stamps of Australia: Airmail (1929)

By |April 26th, 2014|

Imperial Airways Map (1935)

By |January 26th, 2014|

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

Ballon Monté

By |January 12th, 2014|