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Box 4

 Container

Contains 8 Collections and/or Records:

Aviation Stamps, circa 1870 - 2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1
Scope and Contents The collection of worldwide stamps are housed in 67 albums and total near 68,000 stamps, envelopes, postmarks and postcards. There are many thousands of mostly unused stamps and souvenir sheets. The stamps in the collection are all related to aviation; airplanes, history of flight and significant anniversaries, airships, Zeppelin mail, famous aviators and events in world history. Some of the stamps feature, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Amelia Earhart, the Wright Brothers, Charles De Gaulle, Charles...
Dates: circa 1870 - 2008

Australia - New Zealand - Antarctica and the Middle East, circa 1900s - 2000s

 Sub-Series — Box: 4
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents As Kvassay had labeled them, this sub-series covers Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the Middle East. Some stamps of note are; 50th Anniversary of first Trans-Pacific flight, 1928-1978; 50th Anniversary First Official Air Mail Australia-UK, 1931-1981; 50th Anniversary of Qantas; numerous envelopes commemorating pilots; stamps commemorating the admission of Yemen to the United Nations; stamps in memory of John Kennedy; inauguration of the new Universal Postal Union Building Bern 1970; and...
Dates: circa 1900s - 2000s

AU 1 - Australia - New Zealand - Antarctica, circa 1900s - 2000s

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3, File 1
Scope and Contents (Includes 50th Anniversary of first Trans-Pacific flight, 1928-1978; 50th Anniversary First Official Air Mail Australia-UK, 1931-1981; 50th Anniversary of Qantas; numerous envelopes commemorating pilots.)
Dates: circa 1900s - 2000s

ME 1 - Middle East - A-M, circa 1960s - 1990s

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3, File 2
Scope and Contents (Most stamps are from Ajman, Abu, Dhabi, Aden, State of Bahrain, Dubai, Iraq, Jordan, "Liban," and "Manama.")
Dates: circa 1960s - 1990s

ME 2 - Middle East - I - K, circa 1940s - 1990s

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3, File 3

ME 3 - Middle East - O-U, circa 1960s - 1990s

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3, File 4
Scope and Contents (Includes stamps from Oman; Qatar, including 100th Anniversary of Aviation; "Federation of South Arabia," including Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill stamps; Saudi Arabia; "Syrie;" "Umm Al Qiwain, United Arab Emirates; and Palestinian Authority.")
Dates: circa 1960s - 1990s

ME 4 - Middle East - Yemen, circa 1930s - 1980s

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSP 144, Series 1, Sub-Series 3, File 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: As Kvassay had labeled them, this sub-series covers Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the Middle East. Some stamps of note are; 50th Anniversary of first Trans-Pacific flight, 1928-1978; 50th Anniversary First Official Air Mail Australia-UK, 1931-1981; 50th Anniversary of Qantas; numerous envelopes commemorating pilots; stamps commemorating the admission of Yemen to the United Nations; stamps in memory of John Kennedy; inauguration of the new Universal Postal Union Building Bern 1970; and...
Dates: circa 1930s - 1980s

Sandor "Alex" Kvassay papers and collection of Aviation Stamps

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 144
Scope and Contents The Sandor "Alex" Kvassay papers and collection of Aviation Stamps document the history of aviation and flight through postage stamps, postmarks and envelopes collected from all over the world. The collection spans the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century but includes examples of 19th century balloon airmail. The stamps are housed in 67 albums and total near 68,000 stamps, envelopes, postmarks and postcards. The collection was assembled over a period of 20 years, with...
Dates: 1870 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990