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U. S. BACK OF THE BOOK AIR MAIL. Kenneth Pruess Lincoln Stamp Club. Types of Air Mail Stamps and Their Uses. C = Airmail CE = Airmail Special Delivery CL = Semi-Official Issues CM = RF Overprints UC = Stamped Envelopes UXC = Postal Cards. C3 Came First.

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U. S. BACK OF THE BOOK

AIR MAIL

Kenneth Pruess

Lincoln Stamp Club

types of air mail stamps and their uses
Types of Air Mail Stampsand Their Uses
  • C = Airmail
  • CE = Airmail Special Delivery
  • CL = Semi-Official Issues
  • CM = RF Overprints
  • UC = Stamped Envelopes
  • UXC = Postal Cards
c3 came first
C3 Came First

Issued May 13, 1918

Paid for May 15 Service Washington-Philadelphia-New York

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C3a

The famous

inverted Jenny

Courtesy of Siegel Auctions

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C2

Fee Reduced July 15

For Tri-City Service

c1 came last
C1 Came Last

Issued Dec. 10

Fee Reduced for Tri-City Service Dec. 16

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C4-6

Night Mail Service New York – San Francisco began July 1, 1924

Three Zones: New York – Chicago, Chicago – Cheyenne,

Cheyenne – San Francisco. Fee was 8 cents per Zone.

omaha ne to monrovia ca
Omaha, NE to Monrovia, CA

16 Cents for 2 Zones

registered to germany
Registered to Germany

Stamp was valid for ordinary postage

lindberg c10a
Lindberg C10a

Booklet Cover

And Pane of 3

c11 beacon air
C11 Beacon Air

Aug. 1, 1928 First Day of 5 cent Air Rate

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First Flight

By Lindberg

Puerto Rico to

South America

Airport

Dedication

and First

Flight

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The Zepps

C13-15

Images courtesy of Siegel Auctions

south america flight
South America Flight

Image courtesy of Rumsey Auctions

65 cents Each Leg, $2.60 for Round Trip

the baby zep
The Baby Zep

Courtesy of Rumsey Auctions

42½ cents went to Zeppelin Company

airport dedications
Airport Dedications

Red Cloud, Nebraska

ce2 first day
CE2 FIRST DAY

Courtesy of Siegel Auctions

Dorothy Knapp Hand-Painted Add-On Cachet

cl semi official airmail
CL = Semi-Official Airmail

CL1

Buffalo Balloon Post

June 18, 1877

Nashville – Gallatin

Tennessee

buffalo balloon post
Buffalo Balloon Post

Courtesy of Matthew Bennett

Only Known Cover

cl semi official air mail
CL = Semi-Official Air Mail

Vin Fiz Flyer

First Transcontinental

Flight 1911

13 copies known

Only 1 On Cover

Use Known

CL2

use on post card
Use on Post Card

8 Uses on Post Cards Known

Courtesy of Siegel Auctions

cm rf overprints
CM = RF Overprints

Courtesy of Rumsey Auctions

Used by French Naval Personnel on Mail to US or Canada

another type of handstamp overprint
Another Type of Handstamp Overprint

Image courtesy of Rumsey Auctions

postal stationery
Postal Stationery

UC = Stamped Envelopes

Most can be obtained mint, used, or as First Day covers

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UC1

UC31

UC1

use from canal zone
Use from Canal Zone

Canal Zone UC8

air letter
AIR LETTER

Same price anywhere in the world

UC32

Destination Switzerland

postal stationery29
Postal Stationery

UXC = Postal Cards

Most easily obtained mint or as First Day covers

Postally used a real challenge!

the end
THE END

Domestic Air Mail rates abolished October 11, 1975

Separate Foreign rates ended Feb. 3, 1991. But stamps

for foreign delivery still have small planes and are listed

as Air Mail (which is the only foreign service).

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