Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sepia Saturday 72: Vintage Air Mail magazines, 1960's

Firstly apologies to regular readers of this blog and Sepia Saturday who may be expecting another vintage Picturegoer magazine, but I've decided to take a break from these for a short time and share some other recent finds. A few weeks ago I came across these vintage Air Mail magazines, which is the journal of the Royal Air Forces Association. The magazines are quite specialist in nature and possibly only of interest to people connected with the Air Force, but some of the covers and adverts will almost certainly have a wider appeal. I think I still have the stamps advertised in the 25th Battle of Britain anniversary edition, although not on a First Day Cover. And for those of you wondering if there's any connection with Friday's Royal Wedding, there's not, although the Queen does feature on the 2nd cover, so that's close enough.

Front cover of Air Mail magazine, September/October 1965
Advertisement for First Day Covers for the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain from Air Mail magazine, September/October 1965
Front cover of Air Mail magazine, March 1963
Back cover of Air Mail magazine, March 1963
As usual, more vintage magazines and vintage postcards on my web site

26 comments:

  1. Good post, must go see what I can muster up.

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  2. These are geat covers especially those about the Battle of Britain.

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  3. I like that shot looking up at the tower clock.

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  4. Your post is a good way to combine clocks and royal weddings.

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  5. I love the way one kind find historical gems in the most obscure magazines, such things do provide windows to historical times.

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  6. An interesting post. I expect Prince William would be interested in it too, given that he is serving in the RAF. It was great to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's flypast today.

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  7. vintage - 1960's gives me pause. Why it seems just like yester... Time flies, doesn't it! Very interesting post!

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  8. I have never seen these so I enjoy the look back through history.

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  9. So I'm wondering if Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines still exists. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

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  10. It was interesting to see the pic of queen Elizabeth. She looked so young. Watching her at the wedding, I think she still looks pretty good.
    Nancy
    Ladies of the grove

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  11. What struck me about several of these images was that the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was in 1965. I was a kid then and didn't realize how recent WWII was, how fresh in the memories of my parents and grandparents. I guess kids don't think too much about the past. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great post, I love the Icelandic Air advert

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  13. That is not well know to me and that is what I love about this particular meme. Great stories and photos and lots to learn. Thanks for sharing that, very appropriate. I love all things British, that is my ancestry. I feel the DNA tingling in my toes, oops maybe that is the diabetes I have. LOL
    QMM

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  14. A most fitting post considering the theme. Magazine covers can be an art form, can't they?

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  15. "Cheaper than a bus"? Wonder how much it was. And how much the bus from the UK to the USA, with the Reykjavik stopover =;-D

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  17. You are Bob, right? Or am I confused? (wouldn't be the first time!)

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  18. I see you're not! (Duh!)

    These are great, DBoo! I remember my dad taking me to see "The Battle of Britain" when I was just 8 or 9. I was totally absorbed in it. I think these magazines must be very compelling to read.

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  19. These are awesome, thanks for posting them for us.

    Kathy M.

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  20. Your stamps are always so interesting and beautiful! Thanks!

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  21. I was asking myself...what royal wedding? and then I looked at the date of the post. Now I understand. I think these are very interesting even if you're not an Air Force follower.

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  22. Great set for "flight"- I'm always learning something new!

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  23. I liked this post. The only place I have ever seen a huge portrait hung on a wall was in the airport in Bermuda. I am always interested in seeing and learning new things.
    QMM

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  24. Hey, seeing these again and paying close attention to the vintage date of 1960's, my prime time, makes me realize I am vintage too! It was a great rerun..

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  25. I thought at first it might be a magazine for stamp collectors with a clever name.

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  26. Love the vintage magazine covers, especially Big Ben after seeing it in person for the first time in 2009.

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