India First Aerial Post 1911 1/2anna Brown King Edward VII Postal Card Signed By Pilot of the flight "H. Pequet" – Autographed

India First Aerial Post 1911 1/2anna Brown King Edward VII Postal Card to Allahabad cancelled by magenta, “First Aerial Post /1911/U.P.Exhibition, Allahabad” cachetwith Allahabad 18.2.11. cds signed on the reverse by pilot of the flight “H. Pequet” – Autographed

Henri Pequet was a pilot in the first official airmail flight on February 18, 1911. The 23 year old Frenchman, in India for an airshow, delivered about 6,500 letters when he flew from Allahabad Airport to Naini, about 10 kilometers away.

This card is certified that signature is genuine.

 

KEVII Postcard Aerial Post

Proof in Black Colour Cancellation Of Special “First Aerial Post” Post Mark, Autographed By Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post)

Proof in Black Colour Cancellation  Of Special “First Aerial Post”  Post Mark, Autographed By Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post)

India First Aerial Post 1911 1/4 anna Brown King Edward VII Postal Card to Allahabad cancelled by Black color cancellation, “First Aerial Post /1911/U.P.Exhibition, Allahabad” cachet with Allahabad 18.2.11. cds signed on the reverse by founder of the First Aerial Post – Autographed

The honour of having the first aeroplane mail service was obtained by India, where Capt. Windham, having obtained the necessary permission from the Director-General of Post Offices in India, has inaugurated an aerial post between the Allahabad Exhibition and the receiving office at Allahabad.

This is the proof in Black color cancellation of the 1911 First Aerial Post. 

The post-mark represents an aeroplane flying over a range of mountains and bears the inscription “First Aerial Post: U.P. Exhibition,  Allahabad , 1911.” The explanation of this postmark is that the Indian Postal Authority granted permission to Captain Windham to establish an aerial post in connection with the united provinces exhibition at Allahabad, for the purpose of demonstrating the possibilities of an aerial service for the use of a troubled town.

Only 6 were made by Capt. Wyndham (Founder of the First Aerial Post) and given as gifts to dignitaries. He has signed the back of the KEVII postcard.
Only 6 known! Extremely rare item.
Available for sale
Black Colour Cancellation
First aerial Post
KEVII Quarter Anna 1911

Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premier Air Show”– By India Post

Special Cover – Aero India 2015, “Asian Premier Air Show”– By India Post

Date Of Issue:- 19.02.2015.

Contributed By:- Mr Muralidhara, Bangalore

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50th Display Season Red Arrows RAF Display Stamps of Isle Of Man

Red Arrows on Isle Of Man

The Red Arrows RAF Display Team performed another spectacular display in the jets over Ramsey and Douglas Bay on Tuesday in celebration of its 50th Display season during TT race week. Formations included the trademark diamond and swan among others. The nine jets also carried 500 pairs of panes of the Red Arrows prestige booklet, which were postmarked Ramsey and Douglas respectively.

Prior to the Douglas Bay display Red Arrows Squadron Leader Mike Ling, ‘Red 10′ and the team’s Technical Director who is an avid stamp collector visited the Post Office’s TT shop at the Grandstand and are pictured above with the booklets.

This stunning collector’s item features two complete self-adhesive sets of special six-stamp issue marking the 50th Display Season of the RAF Red Arrows, plus special-designed labels featuring icons of the team and photos of the team in action over the Isle of Man. The self-adhesive stamp pane from the booklet is also available separately. The issue date for this item is 21st May 2014.

100 Years Swiss Air Force Stamps – By Swiss Post

100 Years Swiss Air Force Stamps – By Swiss Post

100 Years Swiss air Force Stamps

Swiss Post issued a set of two stamps celebrating 100 years of the Swiss Air Force.

Although balloons sporting the Swiss national colors took to the skies in the early part of the 20th century, the first Swiss air squadron was not assembled until the start of World War One. However, its commander, cavalry instructor Theodore Real, had scarcely any resources at his disposal, and had to mobilize private aircraft owners, most of them from western Switzerland, who brought their own mechanics with them. Three foreign aircraft were also requisitioned. From August 1914, the squadron was stationed in the balloon hangar on the “Beundenfeld” in Berne. However, the site was ill suited to training the pilots, so, at the end of 1914, the squadron had to relocate to Dubendorf near Zurich. The pilots were seldom deployed during the war.

It wasn’t until the interwar period that the air force gained in importance, and, in addition to Dubendorf, other military airbases were established in Thun, Lausanne and Payerne. The first fleet of aircraft ordered by official quarters were Hafeli DH-3s.

In 1936, in the face of the increasingly critical international situation, the Swiss government decided to form an anti-aircraft defence. The airmen displayed tremendous resistance in defending neutrality in Swiss airspace until, in June 1940, three of them lost their lives above the Jura mountains. General Guisan then imposed a ban on Swiss interventions with fighter planes, which remained in force until October 1943. As part of the “reduit” strategy, the air squadron then drew back to the Swiss mountains, where numerous runways were built. It did not resume active service until 1944, by which time thousands of fighter bombers were stationed throughout Europe. The air squadron’s task was to intercept aircraft in Swiss air space and force them to land. It was a risky undertaking, as be- came all too apparent in 1944 when a Swiss aircraft was shot down by a US plane. Moreover, despite these interventions, bombs were dropped on a number of Swiss towns and cities, including Schaffhausen.

During the Cold War, Switzerland procured Vampire jet planes. Radar early warning and navigation systems rapidly evolved into a core element of the air force. In 1952, three Hiller UH-12B helicopters were purchased for air transport. These legendary behemoths were based at mountain airbases such as Meiringen, Turtmann and Raron.

In the 1950s an attempt was also made to develop Switzerland’s own fighter jets, but these ambitions had to be laid to rest after the failure of the P-16 and N-20 projects. Instead, British Hunter aircraft were purchased. The acquisition of fighter air- craft always triggers fierce debate, as demonstrated by the popular initiative which, in 1993, sought to prevent the acquisition of the F/A-18 and the dispute surrounding the procurement of the Mi- rage fighter jet in the early 1960s, which massively exceeded the available budget. In the end, just over half the planned number of aircraft were ordered. Fearing the spread of communism to the West, on the orders of the federal government, the terrestrial anti-aircraft defence purchased the “Bloodhound” guided missile system, which could be deployed swiftly and combat airborne targets at great heights. Sections of motorway have also been used as emergency runways since the early 1970s.

Despite international tensions, in 1964, on the occasion of the National Exhibition and the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force, the Patrouille Suisse was founded which, until 1978, operated exclusively in Switzerland. Eleven years later, another formation was created, the PC-7 TEAM. The fall of the Berlin Wall also entailed strategic adjustments for the Swiss Air Force. Deployments became more diverse and were extended to air policing and border surveillance tasks. The F/A-18 is in Three generations of helicopter side by side in Axalp – symbolic of the history of helicopters in the Swiss Air Force.

Daily use as the “air police” and provides airborne support for the security forces at special events such as the G8 summit or the WEF. In April 1999, the Air Force deployed Super Pumas for the first time, to provide humanitarian aid in Albania. Similar missions have since been flown in Indonesia, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Stamps of India – Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow – By India Post

Stamps of India – Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow –  By India Post

Isabella Thoburn College, lucknow started its journey in the year 1886 under the initiative of the famous American missionary Isabella Thoburn. From its humble days of just a one single building, the college has gradually developed over 32 acres of sprawling campus area. The college is sponsored by the Women’s Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to India and follows the ideal of “We receive to Give”. The ten pillars of the college signify the objectives of the college as it has excelled as one of the pioneers of women empowerment education in the continent. The students are encouraged to achieve academic excellence and also make full use of their capabilities and experiences for service in future.

The college now has strength of approximately 3000 students. The campus and the halls of Isabella Thoburn College have been witness to the process of the evolution of the modern Indian woman.

Date Of Issue:-12.04.2012.

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Special Cover – 25th Anniversary Bureau of Civil Aviation Security – By India Post

Special Cover – 25th Anniversary Bureau of Civil Aviation Security – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-02.04.2012.

Contributed By:- Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

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Error & Varieties – 100 Years of Civil Aviation – By India Post

Error & Varieties – 100 Years of Civil Aviation –  By India Post

Perforation shifted right two perfs in error MS clearly visible, marked with arrows.

Date Of Issue:-14.03.2012.

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First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet – 100 Years of Civil Aviation – By India Post

First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet – 100 Years of Civil Aviation –  By India Post

Perforation shifted right two perfs in error MS clearly visible, marked with arrows.

Date Of Issue:-14.03.2012.

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Error & Varieties – 100 Years of Civil Aviation – By India Post

Error & Varieties – 100 Years of Civil Aviation –  By India Post

Double impression in error stamp clearly visible marked with arrows.

Date Of Issue:-14.03.2012.

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