Stampex International are pleased to reveal that The Postal Museum will be celebrating the International Airmail Anniversary

Autumn Stampex takes place in London at the Business Design Centre, Isllington, from 11th to 14th September. Stamp Active will again be there will some exciting activities and displays and a few surprises too for young collectors.

2019 brings with it an exciting centenary – that of the first regular international airmail service, changing how the world communicated.

With the conclusion of The Great War planes were able to cross the channel with greater ease and continue their journey to deliver mail to  Europe and beyond.

 Autumn Stampex International is delighted to host The Postal Museum’s display of the associated philately, focusing on four major Airmail anniversaries:

 1919 saw the first international airmail service deliver mail to approximately 275,000 British troops in Cologne, Germany. The service was a success and kept the RAF in operation after the war

  • The introduction of a regular daily airmail service to Paris, with up to two flights daily
  • The first successful airmail crossing of the Atlantic. On 14thJune 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown completed the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic, carrying with them 196 ordinary letters and one letter packet
  • The first successful airmail flight delivering mail to Australia following numerous stops and a few minor crashes along the way