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Show Me Your Airmail Covers, Envelope Designs

 
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Posted 10/05/2019   08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Ciletaliph:

Thanks, yes, that is one of my favorite border designs. The owls sitting on the moon do give the design a Halloween look.

I would like to know who designed and printed that border. I suspect it was the addressee, Maurice Petty. He has an entry in the [i]Blue Book of Phlately[i] listing his occupation as "Head Railway Clerk" and appears to have been an avid collector of airmail covers who also wrote for several of the stamp collecting publications of the 1930s.

Below is another cover addressed to him with a similar design, this one of orange and blue anchors and with the same font for "Via Air Mail."
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Posted 10/06/2019   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The partial airmail border on this philatelically inspired aerogram consists of red and blue rockets. The design continues along the bottom on the reverse.
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Posted 10/06/2019   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The horizontal bar is found in some of the earliest covers. I classify mine with the air mail slogan below the bar, in the bar and above the bar.



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Posted 10/07/2019   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A treasure trove on eBay from a prolific designer. I unique and done by a professional. I wonder how many more there are?






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Posted 10/07/2019   12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another batch by the same designer.







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Posted 10/07/2019   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are really outstanding airmail designs. Who is the designer, the addressee, Beuchel?

Where are they for sale? The eBay link only goes to a general Noble Spirit page.

Don
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Posted 10/07/2019   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1434033378...l_noapp=true

The seller did not have any information and they are priced $40 - $70. I want them all.
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Posted 10/08/2019   08:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Zepman:

That seller has some nice items! Wish I had the dollars to scoop them up. Hope you get some of them.

Don
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Posted 10/08/2019   08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's difficult to compete with those hand drawn airmail designs above, but moving to my "Variations on Parallelograms" category, here is a hand drawn airmail border on a first flight for an extension of AM 9 to Pembina, ND, with airplane and signpost. The artist continued the parallelograms on the reverse.
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Posted 10/08/2019   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got one like it, I've seen a few.

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Posted 10/08/2019   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An ordinary red and blue border to this 1930 cover for the Second National Airport Conference, Buffalo NY.



And I know this one doesn't say 'Airmail' anywhere, but the subject matter and the blue and red colours suggest it.


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Posted 10/08/2019   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another that really should be an airmail cover, but isn't!
Nice booklet pane FDC.

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Posted 10/08/2019   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Got one like it, I've seen a few.


Hi Zepman:

Different addressee on your cover, same surname, but first name and address different. I wonder if one of the addressees did the art work. I have not seen others by that artist.

Don

Hi DavidR:

Nice covers, thanks for adding to this thread.


Quote:
Another that really should be an airmail cover, but isn't!
Nice booklet pane FDC.


Back before the U.S. stopped charging airmail rates for domestic airmail service, if a mailer put an airmail stamp on an envelope postal employees considered it airmail even though there were no airmail markings on the envelope.

Don
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Posted 10/09/2019   07:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1933 philatelic event cover with double rows of thin red & blue parallelograms.
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Posted 10/09/2019   08:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don
Thanks for your nice comment. It was quite probable the booklet pane cover had gone via airmail to Scotland, but again it could have been surface mail.
Regards
DavidR
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