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A FOUR BOOK SERIES

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A History of Australian Airmail 

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WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE COLLECTOR
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THE FIRST COMPLETE HISTORY
OF AUSTRALIAN AIRMAIL

This series details the history of Australian airmail beginning with balloon mail in the 19th Century and concluding with the re-establishment of services after WWII. It provides, for the first time, an overview of the story and relates philatelic events to the events of the time.

The series brings to light various myths which have gradually been accepted without any historic basis.  In particular this has changed our understanding as to when the first airmail was carried in Australia.


The information in this series is arranged chronologically making it easy, when examining a cover, to understand the historic events and attitudes of the time.  This has exposed, as myth, some assumptions made in the past.  


There are route maps showing the development of services in Australia with a comprehensive selection of historic photos and illustrations.

Various types of mail items are defined, including opportunity airmail, first flight covers, airmail, flight souvenirs, company mail, official mail, etc.

During WWII the majority of mail, on some air routes, was mail to and from Australian servicemen abroad – soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses and prisoners of war etc.


Books 3 and 4 provide details of this mail together with war events which provide a deeper understanding of conditions at that time.
 

Easy to Read... Chronological Order... Stunning Covers...

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In The Press

A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN AIRMAIL WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE COLLECTOR

AUTHOR - Ronald M Lee

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Ron has had a life long interest in philately. As a small boy his father encouraged him to collect stamps to teach him geography and history. During World War II he had relatives serving with Australian forces abroad and was interested, and puzzled, by the postmarks on letters which had no indication of where they were posted. 

An architect by profession,

in 1986 he joined the staff of Trans Australian Airlines where he worked with many ex-servicemen, including some who had worked with QEA during the war. Later he was employed by Australian Airlines.From his experience in collecting both military mail and airmail he has written a series of books detailing the history of Australia’s external airmail.

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CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO FULLY UNDERSTAND MATERIAL IN YOUR COLLECTION
 

AIRMAIL, The Story of Australia’s Overseas Airmail is a truly unique series taking you beyond catalogue listing and telling Australian Airmail events in historical sequence.  Ron has also written a series of articles, published during the past year which provides more details on matters covered in the series.


These articles have been published by several Australian Philatelic Magazines and Philatelic Associations, including: Stamp News, Australian Stamp Professional, The Australian Aerophilatelist, Queensland Stamp Collectors and The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria.

Click here to see the complete list of articles  >

YES WE CAN!!!! WE CAN DELIVER ORDERS OVERSEAS!

OVERSEAS ORDERS
 

USA: USD | GREAT BRITAIN: GBP | EUROPE

The AIRMAIL series can be printed and despatched in the USA, Great Britain and Europe. All pricing is in Australian dollars (AUD), but will be converted to applicable overseas currency upon payment processing.

You will be emailed a direct invoice with all the costs and necessary instructions.

Only local postage in each country will apply.

Place your overseas orders by email only at : sales@airmailaustralia.com 

ORDERS placed from other countries will be printed and delivered from either Australia, the USA or

GREAT BRITAIN.  Please don't hesitate to contact us – we would love to spread the story.

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