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Stamps of Poland: Radom Air Show (2015)

By |September 6th, 2015|

Poland Post has issued special stamps to commemorate International Air Show Radom 2015, took place from 22 August to 23 August 2015. The issue consisting of two philatelic items were released and put on sale on the 22d of August. Air Show is an international air show accompanied by an aircraft industry exhibition and one of the largest mass events organized in Poland. Thousands of visitors gather at Radom Military Airfield to admire air performances of state-of-the-art aircrafts, helicopters, gliders and even some historic vehicles. The static display provides visitors with the latest information concerning every single type of

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|

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Stamps of Italy: Buenos Aires Flight (1934)

By |August 5th, 2015|

These Air stamps were surcharged and overprinted to celebrate the Rome-Buenos Aires Flight of 1934. The stamp was originally issued in 1930 and designed by N. Brunetti. Perf 14.

Stamps of the Philippines: Kite-Flying (2015)

By |July 29th, 2015|

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released the second quarter topical stamps featuring “Saranggola” (Philippine kites) of various shapes and colors.

Stamps of Greece: Airmail Issue (1926)

By |July 17th, 2015|

The first Greek airmail stamps were produced in October 1926 to repay postage on mail carried by the Aeroespresso Company. A set of four stamps were lithographed in multicolour by an unknown printer in Milan and featured aircraft over scenery or a map of the eastern Mediterranean.

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

By |July 13th, 2015|

Royal Mail is marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on a souvenir sheet of six stamps that is to be issued on the 16th of July. This miniature sheet commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which was fought in the skies over southern England from July to late October 1940 and was a key turning point of the Second World War. The six stamps feature photographic imagery from this period, showing some of the many aspects of the battle and the people involved, including pilots, ground crew, observers and Operations Room staff.

1937 Color Newsreel Report: The Hindenburg Burning

By |July 4th, 2015|

Stamps of Italy: Graf Zeppelin Issue (1933)

By |July 4th, 2015|

This attractive issue featured views with the "Graf Zeppelin" above. 3l. S. Paolo Gate and tomb of Consul Caius Caesius. 5l. Old Appian Way and tomb of Cecilia Metella 10l. Portion of Forum Mussolini 12l. Angelo Castle 15l. Forum Romanum 20l. Empire Way, Colosseum and Baths of Domitian Designed by C. Mezzana.

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|

These stamps have been associated for many years with the diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. Diphtheria serum was urgently needed, but since Nome was located 224 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, it was doubtful whether an airplane would make the trip in the harsh Alaskan winter. Bush flying in Alaska was still in its infancy in 1925, and it was limited to only summer months as the planes were open and unreliable in cold weather. A relay of dog teams was finally decided to take the serum from Nenana to Nome, a distance of about a

Stamps of Greenland: Aircraft (2015)

By |May 27th, 2015|

We have now reached the fifth part of our popular aviation series that celebrates the civil Greenland aviation history. Two of the three stamps in this issue deal with aircraft flown by companies whose principal base is outside Greenland. They are, respectively, SAS and First Air.

Stamps of Russia: Air Mail Congress (1927)

By |April 23rd, 2015|

This issue celebrated the 1st International Air Mail Congress at The Hague. Designed by O. M. Amosova.

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...