First day covers
Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Envelopes, postcards, or other postal items of reasonable size with a new stamp or stamps bearing the postally applied marking 'First Day of Issue' and indicating the date and place of first official issue.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection on the 100th Anniversary of the First Official Airmail, first day cover, related stamps and souvenir booklet
Collection — Box Communal Collections 1, Placement: 06, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 292
Scope and Contents The collection contains the 100th Anniversary first day cover of the official airmail, Balloon "Jupiter," Lafayette, Indiana, 1859 and a copy of the souvenir booklet issued at that time. It also contains four United States, "Jupiter" postage stamps, commemorating the 100th anniversary in 1959. There are six other air mail stamps featured in the collection.An addition of two envelopes commemorating the world's first air mail flight and stamped with, "Via, Purdue Airplane - Capt. L....
Dates: 1859 - 1959