4 September 2017

Empire Flying-Boat Airmail 'Seaplane' Stamp

Canvey Island Local Post (CILP) released 4th September, 2017. It is CILP's first Air Mail stamp and is in response to increasing interest from overseas in CILP stamps and First Day Covers.

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Seaplane Priority Air Mail Stamp
© 2017 CILP

The design features the Imperial Airways 'Empire' Flying-Boat, "Calypso", with piggy-back S-20 mail carrier Seaplane from an original vintage postcard c.1938. It is a horizontal gummed and perforated non-value indicated (NVI) stamp, bearing the legends 'Priority' in English and French and the traditional 'A' for airmail.


The original postcard image was a generic illustration used on the front of a multi-view fold-out postcard, on which  seaside towns had their name printed on the top with a short message for tourists. The original postcard has the message, "Flying High with Views of Canvey Island".


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© 2017 CILP
   
The stamp will be affixed to all overseas mail for twelve months from issue (subject to stock availability). A total of 150 stamps and four First Day Covers have been produced. Stamps and covers (subject to availability) available from Alpha Thematics on eBid UK

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