cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Australia - Aircraft on stamps – not yet sold!

 One more random selection tonight. Last night I showed one stamp that had been sold.  Tonight one that was listed today as we are working through some more Australia stock.

Lovely stamp and from what I think was a good issue to commemorate the Centenary of the first Air Mail flight in Australia by Maurice Guillaux in 1914.

Guillaux began the Sydney-bound flight on his Bleriot XI monoplane on July 16 from the showgrounds in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington. He arrived in Sydney two days later, actually 2 days, 5 hours and 43 minutes later having completed a flying time of 9 hours 35 minutes, with many stops along the way for fuel and to manage bad weather.  The trip was the longest distance airborne postal delivery at that time.  I am not sure if Qantas have since broken the record :-)   Someone may know!!!!!!!!!

I welcome ideas for the next series of aircraft on stamps  and would be happy  to hear from readers on any related topic at  See you next time.

Michael …. or visit my online store   


Post a Comment

<< Home

Click to zoom in on my visitor map!
Click to zoom in on my visitor map!