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Yahoo groups ended

GreyOldDave
 

I have just shut down the Yahoo groups (I Think). From now on please use
meterstampsociety@groups.io
aerophilately@groups.io

For the meter folk I am in the process of moving the MSSQB delivery site.

Cheers.


David Crotty


Re: "Leave Behinds" - suggestions for divesting?

Ken
 

These are common first flight covers. I suggest eBay, and price them at about $5 each.

Ken Sanford

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Marc Auth <marcauth@...> wrote:
Hello all, I have a number of these which were left to me. While I have a long-standing interest in aviation history, I am not a serious cover collector. Are these, and quite a few others, of considerable enough interest to put on the "big auction site"; or, could anyone suggest other methods or venues to divest of these.
Thanks for any thoughts.



"Leave Behinds" - suggestions for divesting?

Marc Auth
 

Hello all, I have a number of these which were left to me. While I have a long-standing interest in aviation history, I am not a serious cover collector. Are these, and quite a few others, of considerable enough interest to put on the "big auction site"; or, could anyone suggest other methods or venues to divest of these.
Thanks for any thoughts.


100th Anniversary of Airmail in the USA

Dave Giles
 

Aside from Texas air postal history and Texas postmarks on airmail stamps, I also collect airmail postmarks. 



I am hoping there are lots of postmarks commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Airmail in the USA, this year.



Has anyone heard of anything special for this, like a stamp or postmark?



Cheers!



David Giles

Ottawa, Canada


Re: groups are working

Dave Giles
 

Excellent job!  Thank-you.


David Giles

Ottawa, Canada


Re: groups are working

Hargreaves Kingston
 

The files are working fine for me.

 

Thanks for doing this Dave.

 

Chris Hargreaves

 

From: Aerophilately@groups.io [mailto:Aerophilately@groups.io] On Behalf Of GreyOldDave via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:30 PM
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Subject: [Aerophilately] groups are working

 

I seem to have managed to transfer the files for the two groups.io sites that I manage.  Please start using them rather than the yahoo groups.

Cheers.

 

 

David Crotty

 

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groups are working

GreyOldDave
 

I seem to have managed to transfer the files for the two groups.io sites that I manage.  Please start using them rather than the yahoo groups.
Cheers.


David Crotty


Re: Bermuda FFC to Pt. Washington

Ken
 

I haven't seen this cachet before.

Ken Sanford


Bermuda FFC to Pt. Washington

Dan Gribbin
 

I'm wondering if this hand-stamped, two-line cachet on a cover carried Bermuda to Pt. Washington, NY, April 7, 1938, is particularly scarce.  I have a couple of other covers from this route and decided to stick my neck out and bid on this one, since I'd never seen such a cachet.


Re: Test

Lee Downer
 

David.  Loud and clear.  Ready for take-off.   Lee

 

From: Aerophilately@groups.io [mailto:Aerophilately@groups.io] On Behalf Of GreyOldDave via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:35 AM
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test

 

This is a test

 

 

David Crotty


Re: Test

Dan Gribbin
 

Did I pass?

_______________________________________________________________________________

Dan Gribbin   126 Key Colony Ct.   Daytona Beach, FL 32118   386-760-8226

Shore Bird Note Cards are at  www.danbirds.com  

Music is at  www.dangribbin.com



From: Aerophilately@groups.io <Aerophilately@groups.io> on behalf of GreyOldDave via Groups.Io <decrotty@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:35 AM
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test
 
This is a test


David Crotty


Re: Test

Tom/Linda DeSha
 

Dave;

 

Got it. Thanks

 

From: Aerophilately@groups.io [mailto:Aerophilately@groups.io] On Behalf Of GreyOldDave via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:35 AM
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test

 

This is a test

 

 

David Crotty


Re: Test

Jamie O'Bannon
 

Works fine - thanks Dave
Jamie



From: GreyOldDave via Groups.Io <decrotty@...>
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:33 PM
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test

This is a test


David Crotty



Re: Test

Bob Watson
 

Dave

It works now.

Thanks

Bob

 

From: Aerophilately@groups.io [mailto:Aerophilately@groups.io] On Behalf Of GreyOldDave via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, 26 January 2018 1:35 AM
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test

 

This is a test

 

 

David Crotty


Re: Test

David Mui
 

Davie- Thanks for the note- It works
Dave



From: GreyOldDave via Groups.Io <decrotty@...>
To: Aerophilately@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:33 PM
Subject: [Aerophilately] Test

This is a test


David Crotty



Re: Test

Ken
 

Dear Dave,

I got it.

Cheers,

Ken

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 7:35 AM, GreyOldDave via Groups.Io <decrotty@...> wrote:
This is a test


David Crotty



Test

GreyOldDave
 

This is a test


David Crotty


Moving day

GreyOldDave
 

Folks,
We have initiated the process of moving our Aerophilately@... to Aerophilaely@groups.io
You have seen the messages about this in the last few weeks.
The process of moving our group appears to take a week or more. Once the transfer is complete you will get messages about that.
After all the transfer is complete the way to communicate with members will be by sending an email message to the new address Aerophilately@groups.io

In the meantime the yahoo group is still active and seems to be running normally. Once the transfer is complete and I am sure it is working I will delete the yahoo group. I'll let you know when that will happen
Cheers.


David Crotty


Re: Interesting First Flt Imperial Airways

Hargreaves Kingston
 

Hi!

There was uncertainty at the time of the First Flights, as to how FFCs would be sent from the end of the flight back to the addressee.

It looks like Mr. Jones wanted to be sure that his cover travelled on the First Flight from Botwood to Montreal, and returned on the First Flight from Montreal to Botwood. He therefore paid 10 cents for air to Montreal, and an additional 10 cents for the air mail postage from Montreal back to Botwood.

If this is what he wanted, he was successful. - The Montreal backstamp confirms his cover was carried to Montreal. The return flight left Montreal on August 10th, and arrived in Botwood the same day. This cover then continued by rail to St. John's, where it arrived on August 12th, and the cover was backstamped.

However, it turns out that the extra postage wasn't necessary. - I have a cover from Botwood to Montreal on August 6th franked 10 cents, that was also returned to Newfoundland by the Imperial Airways flight, and backstamped in St. John's on August 12th.

Chris


Interesting First Flt Imperial Airways

GreyOldDave
 

Attached pdf has scans from a 6 Aug 1939 cover posted at Botwood Newfoundland for the first flight of the Imperial Airways transatlantic flight by the aircraft Caribou. I also include the text from Jack Ince's book on Newfoundland rates for that flight. It is postmarked at Botwood and Montreal on 6 Aug 1939 and finally 12 Aug 1939 in St. Johns. The trip included stops at NY, Montreal and Botwood

This cover has 20 cents postage and is NOT registered. According to the Post Office Circular the following should apply:
To England, Ireland         30 c
To Canada                       10c
To USA                            15c

It seems clear that this cover didn't get to England or Ireland. So what does this 20cents cover? Is it just paying for the trip from Botwood to Montreal and back????
Thanks for your help.

David Crotty

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