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Posted 09/15/2019   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrPhilaRooms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Airmail cover sent in Tripoli, Libya 1978.

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Posted 09/16/2019   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From my One-of-a-Kind category, a non-philatelic cover from the Dominican Republic with a series of red and blue X's forming the airmail border.
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Posted 09/19/2019   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1989 non-philatelic aerogram from Christ Church, New Zealand, with a partial scroll-like airmail border on the ends.
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Posted 09/20/2019   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From India, a non-philatelic cover posted in 1987 with traditional red, white & blue lozenges for a airmail border, and, as if that were not enough to identify it as airmail there is the Boeing 737 and By Air Mail in the upper left corner, a large image of the aircraft scanned onto the cover, and, 17 vertical rows of small print "by airmail" on front and back of the envelope. This one is the most thoroughly airmail-designated cover I have in my airmail borders collection.
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Posted 09/21/2019   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A first-flight cover prepared by the Royal Dutch Airlines to commemorate its first flight from the Netherlands to Chile on November 6, 1952, with an airmail border of traditional lozenges limited to the lower one-half of the envelope.
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Posted 09/23/2019   08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This Canadian airmail border with its bottom red bar is a variation on the tradition red, white, and blue parallelogram border. The design is also printed on the reverse of the envelope. It is also a first-day cover for the 5 cents bicentennial of Canada's first house of representatives, Sc. 382.
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Posted 09/23/2019   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great airmail covers everyone!

Maybe lozenges should be added in the SCF Glossary.
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Posted 09/23/2019   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Maybe lozenges should be added in the SCF Glossary.


Hi ciletaliph:

Upon reflection, the traditional airmail markings on envelopes might be better identified as parallelograms. Lozenges are diamond shaped, but if tilted about 45 degrees to either side they resemble traditional airmail markings. I think the term might be added to the glossary, but parallelogram would better describe the shape of most of the traditional airmail borders markings. I need to be more precise in describing these borders. The cover I showed today has parallelograms on three edges, not lozenges, and a bottom bar.

Don
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Posted 09/24/2019   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a cute first flight cover with an unusual floral border, commemorating Air-India's first flight from Osaka to Bombay, 3 November 1972.
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Posted 09/24/2019   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
erilaz:

Nice cover, I have not seen that design before. Thanks for posting it.

Here is a roughly opened piece of airmail stationery our of Peru with an interesting and different border. I categorize this type of airmail design as a "partial border," of which there are many varieties. The postage is on the reverse and a parallelogram border continues on the reverse.
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Posted 09/24/2019   11:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Introducing ... the CLIPPERGRAM ... distributed exclusively by the Royal Hawaiian Distributing Company, which googles-up as a tourism-oriented company that published postcards & sold cocoanut art & did Who Knows What Else as a division of Pang See & Company.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/301...nolulu_star/

I make the postmark as 19410425, but I'll listen to anyone who sees something else.

There is a nice drawing of a Clipper-like 4-engine aircraft at the top center of the cover, but the faint background pattern features a small single-engine aircraft with fixed landing gear.

The cachet features a possibly hula-dancing girl, a palm tree, and the sun crossing the horizon.

The slogan "Land of Scenery, Sunshine and Gaiety" was, well, prescient ... while the red & blue parallelogram border was, well, conventional.

The legend "CLIPPERGRAM" FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - FLYING TIME 18 HOURS cleverly turned the envelope into both an advertisement and a gift. Nice touch.

The reverse shows the typical two wide dark lines of the hygroscopic glue.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 09/25/2019   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Clipper cover, IkeyPikey! Lots of Clipper covers out of Honolulu, but I have not seen that one before.

Don

Here's a cover from Israel with a hash mark airmail border that has an "Arabic" look to it. The marks fold over and continue on the reverse.
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Posted 09/26/2019   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1983 Papua New Guinea non-philatelic cover with top & bottom hash marks airmail border with red airplane climbing between the words Air Mail. The hash marks continue on the reverse, but no airplane.


Very similar is this airmail border from Australia almost ten years later with only a top border, but with the same red airplane/Air Mail logo in the top left corner. The top border continues on the reverse, but no airplane.
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Posted 09/27/2019   08:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another non-philatelic cover from Papua New Guinea with a single top row of traditional airmail parallelograms along with an image of the Souther Cross constellation in the upper left corner. The parallelograms continue of the reverse.
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Posted 09/28/2019   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1988 philatelic cover from Poland with two vertical rows of tradition red and blue parallelograms. The design continues on the reverse.
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