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There is a certain romance about zeppelins and their stamps are eagerly sought by collectors. This issue from Paraguay consisted of five stamps released on May 6 1933.
This article tracks the first ten years of Chile airmail, from the inaugural pioneer official airmail services between Santiago and Valparaiso in 1927 to the subsequent links to the United States and Europe.
This attractive airmail issue of Peru was recess printed by Waterlow and Sons. Perf. 12 1/2. There were two stamps in the set. 2s. blue and 5s. brown. They featured a Fairley fighter and were issued February 1, 1934.
This article was originally published in the "Daily Telegraph" (UK), August 4, 1911. I have read a number of articles on these early experimental aerial flights but this one is interesting because it notes the use of “aerial” post boxes located in London department stores and firms.
This is a rather rare article originally published in an Australian journal "Sea, Land and Air" in 1918.
It is a fascinating look at an attempt to establish airmail services from England to Australia. It would be another sixteen years (1934) before a service was established.