- Category: Stamps & a bit of history
- Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:02
- Written by Catpaw
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FRENCH AIRMAIL STAMPS - FIRST ISSUES
I don't own any of the very first French airmail stamps. They are a wee bit out of my price range. The first 2 airmail stamps were issued June 25, 1927, and are lovely little overprints. They weren't issued to the general public, but were sold at the International Aviation Exhibition held in Marsailles in '27. Attendees could buy one set each. They currently sell for about $150 to $200 Cdn each, depending on the auction. I've seen excellent used copies go for more at a couple of auctions in the last year. They had excellent cancels that made them very attractive.