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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.

Stamps of Finland: 20th Anniversary of Air Mail Service (1944)

By |August 14th, 2015|

Stamps of Italy: Buenos Aires Flight (1934)

By |August 5th, 2015|

Stamps of the Philippines: Kite-Flying (2015)

By |July 29th, 2015|

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By |July 17th, 2015|

Stamps of Great Britain: Battle of Britain Anniversary (2015)

By |July 13th, 2015|

1937 Color Newsreel Report: The Hindenburg Burning

By |July 4th, 2015|

Stamps of Italy: Graf Zeppelin Issue (1933)

By |July 4th, 2015|

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.

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.

Arctic Air Mercy Flight Cinderellas

By |May 27th, 2015|

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Stamps of Greenland: Aircraft (2015)

By |May 27th, 2015|

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...

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.