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Post & Go - Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Air - Set

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  • 18.09.2017
About Post & Go - Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Air

Six pictorial Post & Go: Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Air stamps, overprinted with First Class values.

Presented on an illustrated information card that features a detail of the ‘Military mail flight, 1919’ stamp at larger size.

First UK aerial mail, 1911: A Blériot monoplane carries mail to King George V at Windsor Castle.

Military mail flight, 1919: Mail was flown to troops in Germany on a De Havilland DH.10.

International airmail, 1933: A Handley Page HP.42E airliner flying mail over the Egyptian pyramids.

Domestic airmail, 1934: The De Havilland DH.84 Dragon II was used by most airlines for carrying mail.

Flying boat airmail, 1937: Flying boats carried First Class mail for 1½d within the British Empire.

Datapost service, 1980s: An Embraer Bandeirante EMB.110P1 could guarantee next-day UK delivery.

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