Airmails

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By |October 6th, 2014|

Stamps of Portugal: 1939 Azores Aircraft (2014)

By |September 27th, 2014|

New Zealand: A Sad Story Behind a Cover

By |July 4th, 2014|

Published by kind permission of the author.

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

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|

Stamps of Russia: Air Mail Congress (1927)

By |November 29th, 2013|

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Stamps of the Netherlands: Special Flights Issue (1966)

By |September 11th, 2013|

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Stamps of Norway: First North Sea flight Issue (1944)

By |July 21st, 2013|

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Stamps of Paraguay: Zeppelin Issue (1933)

By |July 14th, 2013|

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.

Stamps of Austria: Vienna Airmail Exhibition Issue (1968)

By |July 11th, 2013|

Stamps of Austria: Airmail Exhibition Issue (1968)
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Pan Am Airlines: As Luck Would Have It

By |May 25th, 2013|

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Chile: The Airmails (1927-1937)

By |May 16th, 2013|

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.

“All-Up” Mails

By |April 2nd, 2013|

Periodically, reference is made in ”The Aero Field” to “All–Up” mails and the term appears to have puzzled some new collectors for the publishers have had several requests for an explanation. As the few that have written are probably only a small proportion of those who have been mystified the following notes may be of use to many readers.

Stamps of Peru: Airmail Issue (1934)

By |April 1st, 2013|

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.

Sweden’s First Air Mail Stamp

By |March 30th, 2013|

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Letters by Aeroplane: A Post Office Experiment (1911)

By |March 12th, 2013|

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.

Early Aviation: Aerial Mail Services Sydney to London (1918)

By |January 19th, 2013|

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.