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Posted 12/17/2019   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An airmail border incorporating words for use with the Army and Navy series of stamps issued in 1936/1937, pressed into use here for the dedication of Marquette County Airport, Marquette, MI.
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Posted 12/18/2019   08:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A National Air Mail Week cover with a special border promoting the use of air mail.
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Posted 12/19/2019   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
National Air Mail Week inspired several different airmail borders on envelopes, here is another posted at Indianapolis:
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Posted 12/20/2019   08:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And another NAMW border that incorporates two key cities, Dayton, OH, the home of the Wright Bros., and Kitty Hawk, NC, site of the Wright's first successful powered flight. The reverse has a brief bio of Earle L. Ovington with his photo.
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Posted 12/21/2019   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yet another NAMW cover on which a listing of the towns in Du Page County, Illinois, form the airmail border.
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Posted 12/22/2019   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Above on 12/12/19, Zepman posted an autogiro airmail border cover commemorating the auto giro first-flight between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. Here is another cover commemorating the same event, but with a variation on the auto giro airmail border.
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Posted 12/23/2019   07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1940 cover commemorating the opening of a seaplane base at Salisbury, MA, with an appropriate airport dedication airmail border.
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Posted 01/12/2020   09:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A first flight cover from Leopoldville, Belgian Congo with an airmail border listing destination countries.
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Posted 01/13/2020   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A "Keep 'em Flying" cachet by John Coulthard and a First Day Cover and Via Air Mai border make this one a colorful patriotic first-day cover.
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Posted 01/14/2020   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An airmail border probably designed by the Metropolitan Airmail Cover Club for special flights and airport dedications.
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Posted 01/15/2020   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another first-day cover specific airmail border, this one pressed into service for a 1945 domestic first-flight Boston to New York City.
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Posted 01/16/2020   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple of airport dedication borders from the mid-1940s.

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Posted 01/17/2020   07:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A traditional border of parallelograms with a sub-border of "via airmail" in different languages.
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Posted 01/18/2020   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1952 personal cover on hotel stationery with small "via air" forming the border. As with most commercial stationery, the border is repeated on the reverse.
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