Friday, March 25, 2011

Special cover for 100 years of Air Mail - Recent Acquistion

India Post issued as set of 4 stamps and a MS at the Inaugural function of Indipex 2011 - World Philatelic Exhibition at Delhi by the honourable President of India on 12th Feb 2011..

On 18th February 1911, a French pilot, Henri Pequet flew a small Sommer biplane carrying 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini. The journey was brief and lasted just thirteen minutes. The credit for the start of the airmail service goes to the Commander Sir Walter G Windham and the then post master general of United Provinces, Sir Geoffrey Clarke.

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