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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.

Stamps of Luxembourg: Aeronautical Centenary (2009)

By |March 11th, 2015|

Stamps of Romania: Air Issue (1956)

By |January 13th, 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 Lithuania: Satellites (2014)

By |October 4th, 2014|

Stamps of Portugal: 1939 Azores Aircraft (2014)

By |September 27th, 2014|

Stamps of Pakistan: Definitive and Pictorial Issues (1948)

By |August 5th, 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|

Stamps of Monaco: Air Rally Centenary (2014)

By |April 7th, 2014|

Stamps of the Czech Republic: Eugen Čihák´s Airplane RAPID (2014)

By |March 22nd, 2014|

Stamps of Switzerland: Swiss Air Force Centenary (2014)

By |March 9th, 2014|

Arctic Air Mercy Flight Cinderellas

By |March 4th, 2014|


Imperial Airways Map (1935)

By |January 26th, 2014|

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