Sunday, 4 December 2011

Universal Postage Union - Sunday Stamps

Last week I put up a first day cover and this week I discovered another that I had forgotten.

Universal Postage Union Centenary 1974
 The four stamps issued on 12 June 1974 show methods of transport which have played a part in overseas mail in the hundred years, 1874 - 1974.
  • 3.1/2p - The P&O packet steamer of 1888
  • 5.1/2p - The first official air mail flight from London to Paris at the time of the Coronation of George V in 1911.
  • 8p - An Imperial Airways flying boat of 1937 which was later used on the England-Australia service.
  • 10p -The blue air mail van and posting box first seen in London in 1930.
 To see what others have posted this week don't forget to visit Viridian's Sunday Stamps 47


Postcardy said...

I especially like stamps that have postal history as their subject.

viridian said...

Thanks for sharing!! See you next week.

Joy said...

These were a nice set of stamps, beautifully designed.


I love those first issues, and this is well designed.

VioletSky said...

I am really getting into these old stamps - and wish I thought to collect some first issue covers.

I didn't get my stamp post up this week but still wanted to see what everyone else had found. See you next week, from the Great White North!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I particularly like these stamps. I have a set waiting to be used on a suitable postcard but so far can't bear to part with them.