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Posted 02/18/2020   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Pretty blue cover with dark blue bars to accent the AIR MAIL and CORREO AEREO.

I also like those 1948 Labor (May) Day stamps; bits of the postmark give the guy on left some awesome CGI pecs.

Cheers,

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Posted 02/20/2020   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a wartime airmail cover from occupied Rotterdam, Holland to Paterson N.J., USA. Cover is postmarked 16 October, 1941. Large violet rubber stamp indicates transatlantic airmail service from Lisbon to New York. Cover is franked with reprinted gull definitives which were overprinted to show their value and obliterate the country name "Nederland."

German censor markings on the back include violet boxed censor #, and violet handstamps of the Wehrmacht tying censor sealing tape. The sealing tape bears the code letter "e", which at this time signifies Nancy, France...a branch of the Frankfurt censor center which handled mail going to southern France, Switzerland, and North and South America.

Source: Mail Surveillance Under the Third Reich by R. J. Houston.


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Posted 03/16/2020   4:18 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1954 Air mail cover from South Africa. Border made from alternating blue and red airplanes. Envelope provided by KLM airlines.


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Posted 03/23/2020   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This domestic airmail cover of New Zealand made two flights. The first was from Palmerston North to Dunedin, and the second was from Dunedin back to Palmerston North. Then the cover was delivered to the recipient in Auckland.

The air distance between Palmerston North (North Island) and Dunedin is 460 miles, or 740 kilometers.

The envelope has a huge "airplane-bird inscribed in circle" watermark which continues onto the back. The winged medallion image and the VIA AEREA inscription are solidly imprinted on the lining side of the envelope.

The medallion is inscribed "693" and this number is repeated in the large watermark. So, it is probably the manufacturer's style # for the envelope.


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Posted 04/10/2020   12:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this lil beauty today!.....


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Posted 05/21/2020   02:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This has arrived today!
Another for my clipper collection.

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Posted 05/29/2020   09:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Same Brazilian envelope as that which Battlestamps posted on p. 4 of this thread . Marvelous variety of aircraft front and back, although I do not see any biplanes and it is too early for helicopters.

This 1940 cover is also registered airmail to the US. Bears a nice Scott 481, from their 1939 NY World's Fair issue which is how it fits for me.



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Posted 05/29/2020   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A rather plain airmail stationery of highly acidic paper it seems, but it bears two Ecuadorian Sc. 388 NY World's Fair issues from 1939 which were then overprinted in 1945, prompting new Sc. number 437 (Yvert 423 I think). But these overprints were double impressions.



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Posted 06/02/2020   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For most, this roughly opened 1988 cover out of Mexico has little philatelic value. Looks non-philatelic in origin. I collected it for my airmail border collection. It appears to be commercially manufactured airmail stationery.

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Posted 06/20/2020   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A preprinted reply envelope mailed in Ecuador to a school in Miami, probably carrying a request for information. The cancel is unclear and no date visible, but probably circa 1969-1970 based upon the issue date of the stamp, Sc. C458. I acquired the cover for its different airmail border which is continued on the reverse.

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Posted 07/13/2020   12:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A registered, airmail cover from Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica, to Guatemala City. Puerto Quepos is on the Pacific Coast south of San Jose. The cover's reverse includes a glowing description of the Costa Rica's merits as a tourist destination on the reverse. Not much philatelic value, but I acquired it for its aircraft border for my Airmail Borders collection.

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Posted 07/30/2020   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice internal Mexico cover:


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Posted 07/31/2020   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Nice internal Mexico cover:


Agreed, very nice! The cancel is exceptionally clean. So many Mexican cancels smudged and illegible.

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Posted 08/08/2020   10:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sir, Thanks for the heads up. I haven't seen or have enough Mexico covers to have noticed than.
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