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New Stamps from Royal Mail

Mail by Air Stamp Issue   Value Description As overprinted by Post & Go machine First UK aerial mail, 1911 At 4.58pm, on 9 September 1911, Gustav Hamel flew from Hendon to Windsor in a Blériot monoplane carrying 23½lb of mail, … Continue reading

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What is Aerophilately?

Aerophilately 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 … Continue reading

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First flight Cover

First flight cover, also known by the acronym FFC, is mail that has been carried on an inaugural flight   of an airline, route, or aircraft, normally postmarked with the date of the flight often of the arrival destination proving it was … Continue reading

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Australia Centenary of Air Mail Stamp Issue

Issue date: 1 July 2014 An Australian postage milestone was made in July 1914. French aviator Maurice Guillaux took off from Melbourne Agricultural Grounds on 16 July bound for Sydney, with a cargo of souvenir postcards, official letters and a small … Continue reading

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World’s First Air Letter

By P Soundararajan President Trichy Philatelists’ Association It was the British who conceived the postal service first in the world by coming out with the first stamp on May 06, 1840. And it was the Americans who flew in the air for … Continue reading

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India:Air Mail Postcard\’s

By R.K.Mishra

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Canadian Rocketmail: Gerhard Zucker Stamps will Continue into 2012

Following the success of last October\’s rocket flight over eastern Ontario carrying mail with seventy-five year old \’First Canadian Rocket-Flight\’ postage on-board a four foot high-powered rocket; launch organizer Wilfred Ashley McIsaac is preparing a second series of mail covers … Continue reading

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Stamp Released on 100th Anniversary of the First South African Airmail Flight

South Africa  has released a miniature sheet to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first South African airmail flight as part of World Post month.The sheet depicts the monoplane in flight when, in 1911, the South African Minister of Posts … Continue reading

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Commemorative Flight on 100 years of Airmail

INDIPEX 2011 will largely focus on Aerophilately as India Post celebrates the Centenary of the forst official Airmail Flight that took place in India on 18th February 1911.A ceremonial flight would take place on 12th Feb.2011 from Allahabad to Naini commemorating the 100 years … Continue reading

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Story of First Official Airmail

By-Virendra Dhundhara It was a fine morning at Allahabad on the 18th of February, 1911. Henri Pequet took off with a wrist watch on his right hand and an altimeter fixed to his left knee. The biplane flew to Naini … Continue reading

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