Wednesday, March 9, 2016
I have a added a new page of a checklist of Lufthansa first flight covers to/from India . I hope this helps collectors as there is no listing of Lufthansa covers relating to India.
Its still under construction but do go through what I have listed and give me your comments and suggestions.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Here are covers flown from Kathmandu to New Delhi and New Delhi to Paris. Also showing the certificate that the covers were flown and the schedule.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
There were 9 Air Transport operators in India in 1953 most of who were facing problems. From time to time many policies were framed to help the Airways Companies but they were not sufficient for them to survive. Then the Ministry of Communication, Government of India appointed the air Transport Inquiry Committee to scrutinise all the problems affecting the Indian Air Transport Industry and to recommend measures to stablize its economic position and ensure future development. A tentative decision to nationalize air industry was taken.
The Air Corporation Bill was legislated into an Act by which two nationalized Air Corporations were formed on on 15th June 1953. These were Indian Airlines Corporation (for operation of internal air services in the country and adjacent countries like Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan) and the Air India International for operation of long distance International Services.
Nine companies were nationalized from 1st August, 1953:
1. Air India Ltd.
2. Air Services of India Ltd.
3. Airways India
4. Bharat Airways
5. Deccan Airways
6. Himalayan Aviation Ltd.
7. Indian National Airways
8. Kalinga Airlines
9.Air India International Ltd.
A Special Cover with a Commemorative Cancellation was issued on the occasion from all Philatelic Bureaux. The cancellation is found in black and violet inks.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I have listed aircraft stamps for sale on my aviation stamps blog:
My prices are very reasonable and much lower than those quoted by sellers on ebay. Have a look.
Here are a few of the items listed:
Cameroon. 1976.Concorde's First Commercial Flight, Paris to Rio de Janeiro. SG MS769.
Cat. £.7.75. MNH. Price: US.$4
Cuba 2006 Aircraft. SG 1961-67. MNH
Cat. £7.70 MNH. Price: US.$3.50
Djibouti Republic. 1978 Air. Djibouti Aero Club.
SG 721-723. Cat. £3.75. FU Price: US.$1.75
Dominica. F1 fighter souvenir sheet.
SG SG MS251a. Cat. £.4.25. MNH. Price: US.$2.
French Southern & Antarctic Territories.
1969 1st Flight of Concorde. SG 53.
Cat. £60. MVLH Price: US.$20.
Gabon. 1983 Air. Ballooning Anniversaries.
SG 857-59. Cat. £4.05. MNH. Price US$2.
Gabon. 1967 Famous Aircraft. SG 88-90.
Cat. £25. MNH. Price US$12.
Samoa. 1998 80th Anniv of the Royal Air Force.
SG 1029-1032 Cat. £5.90 MNH. Price US$3.
Wallis & Futuna Islands.
1976. 1st Commercial Flight of Concorde.
SG 253. Cat. £48. MVLH Price US$18.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The 50th anniversary of the 1st aerial post in India was commemorated with a set 3 stamps on 18th February, 1961. A special commemorative flight was arranged over the original route. Special covers for this were issued and mail carried on the special flight received a circular handstamp and were backstamped at Naini.
5p stamp shows the First Aerial Post cancellation, 15p Air India Boeing 707 and Humber Sommer Biplane,
Re.1 H.Pequet flying Humber Sommer plane and "Äerial Post" cancellation.