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An Aerogram or Air Letter, also called an aérogramme, is a thin lightweight piece of foldable and gummed paper for writing a letter for transit via airmail, in which the letter and Envelope are one and the same.  Most postal …

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Aerophilately is the branch of Philately that specializes in the study of airmail.  Philatelists have observed the development of mail transport by air from its beginning, and all aspects of airmail service have been extensively studied and documented by specialists. …

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Astrophilately is the area of Philately connected with astronomy and efforts to reach outer space, both manned and unmanned.  Topics of interest include postage stamps, Cancellations, and Covers connected to various projects.  Examples include rocket mail, dating from as early …

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Markings applied to cards/Covers/Entires by the post office to explain a delay or facilitate delivery.  705 total views Last updated on: 18th March, 2015

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Postmark applied to reverse that represents receiving post office or a transit post office.  664 total views Last updated on: 18th March, 2015

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A type of Cancellation used in Victoria from 1856 until early 20th century.  691 total views Last updated on: 18th March, 2015

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Printed or stamped design on an Envelope.  751 total views Last updated on: 18th March, 2015

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A cancellation (or cancel for short) is a postal marking applied to a postage stamp or postal Stationery indicating that the item has been used.  Modern Cancellations are often applied simultaneously with a postmark, for efficiency, and commonly the terms …

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1] double circle: inner circle being 2 open arcs;2] above: with slotted inner circle;3] above: inner being 2 closed arcs aka Italian or Guller cancel known from Italy, Peru and Spain;4] above: with ⅔rds inner circle with upper crossbar used …

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Cinderellas are local stamps, telegraph stamps, railway stamps, Revenues/fiscals, forgeries, bogus and phantom issues.  Christmas, Red Cross, TB and other charity seals, registration labels, advertisement and exhibition labels and many other items.  609 total views Last updated on: 18th March, 2015

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