What is Aerophilately?

aerophilatelyAerophilately is the branch of philately   that specializes in the study of airmail.Philatelists have observed the development of  mail transport by air from its beginning, and all aspects of airmail service have been extensively studied and documented by specialists.

The scope of aerophilately includes: airmail postage stamps, both official and unofficial),other types of labels ,postal documents transmitted by air, post marks related to air transport,rates and routes, particularly  first flights and other “special” flights mail recovered from aircraft accidents and other incidents (Crash Covers) While most of the study of airmail assumes transport by fixed wing aircraft, the fields of  ballon mail,zeppelin mail,missile mail and rocket mail are active subspecialties.Aerophilately  , the study of mail in space, is a related area. International Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies (FISA), is the umbrella organization for aerophilately though aerophilatelists have formed a number of organizations around the world; many of them put out a variety of specialized publications.  (Wikipedia)

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