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I will try to get a few I found among all the rubbish here recently.
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Austria Uprated 5s areogramme around the mid seventies

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India 1972 25th Ann of Independence Day aerogramme dated 12 Sep 73

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India 1972 25th Ann of Independence Day aerogramme uprated and dated 5/3/73

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Singapore 19Dec1970 PTPO aerogramme 'Queens Hotel posted from Selangor Malaysia

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Another Queens Hotel Aerogramme but a different type dated from the letter 14Jul1974. This one was just used to write a letter on and was sent from Australia.
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Singapore Aerogramme dated 6.3.76 with a 'Oceaneering' meter

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Two aerogrammes from Kobe Japan first one 1974 and the second 1978
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And finally a couple of Christmas aerogrammes from Great Britian.

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GB 1967 Christmas. I wonder if there was twelve different types of this aerogramme?

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Question 1: anybody has ever seen a Canadian "Domestogramme" used? These were aerogrammes but made for use only in Canada.

Question 2: Did any other country issued such "domestogramme"?

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drseg wrote: Question 2: Did any other country issued such "domestogramme"?

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Malaysia issued the "Domail" aerogramme intended for local mail in 1994. I have never seen a used example. See the link below for an image.

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This just achieved this week a world record price for any air letter or aerogramme from to ANYWHERE. Estimate $A600 it was invoiced for $A31,148.

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1994 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands up-rated air letter to USA.

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An overprinted Afghan aerogramme:
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The original 10 AFS (Afghani) aerogramme had a view of Mount Hadjer. In 1986 it was overprinted 12 AFS and Postes Afghanes in red. I do not know what the shape inside the overprint is supposed to represent.

The aerogramme was mailed from Kaboul on 12 - 6 / 1986 and addressed to then West Germany.

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Hi,

A formular aerogramme from Australia with a "Postage Paid" cachet(?):
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From Sydney, New South Wales to Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

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Hi all couple questions, can someone tell me if this is the going rate between India and Switzerland? And the silly question can anyone ready the postmark other than New Delhi?


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Micky wrote: Image

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85P was the Indian standard aerogramme rate to all UPU countries from June 1,1968 to May 31,1975.

Incidentally, the air letter service from India to Suisse/Svizzera/Schweiz began from December 1,1951 vide Postal Notice No.49 dt. November 23,1951.

The cds is of Lajpatnagar (28.5677°N 77.2433°E), located in South Dilli district of Dilli, a deep-fried snacks and street food hub.

The aerogramme is India 1968 85P Lang AL30/Kessler 30.

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Oh great, thanks Joy. I have a couple aerogrammes on watch from India that information will come in handy.

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Added one of our rarest Aerograms to stock today - 926GQ -
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Australia 1944 WW2 Qantas “KANGAROO XMAS” Airletter to UK - SUPERB. Cat $800: Have never owned this rarest of all Wartime Aerograms. Qantas overprinted the centre of 100 x standard 7d KGVI Aerograms with the huge “Xmas Kangaroo Air Mail services” logo as you can see. Over the ensuing 75 years, most of those have been lost, or got ratty or foxed etc.

This one is PRISTINE. AAMC, 992e - $800 (2008) and ACSC, A2d $800. From a HUGE collection of Oz related air covers (especially Qantas) and Qantas Vignettes 1920s-1960s, I bought from estate of a Qantas Captain - who flew on many of the flights. Get onto to me with WANTS! I saw a grotty one of these invoiced at $500 - this one is PRISTINE - for the same figure - the best on the planet.
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Aerogramme from Mogadishu Somaliland (italian administration) to Germany 1965

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Registered from Malacca to Australia bearing all denominations from 1959 issue The 1st Federal Parliament of Malaya.
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Here are a few I picked up yesterday


3 uprated aerogrammes from Australia to England and Netherlands. The First is 1980, then 1975 (I think) and 1976

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I also got these 2 Air letter aerogrammes from Malaya with early issues on them sent in 1958 and 1959 from a daughter to her mother
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The first cinderella aerogramme that I have ever come across. :D

"Issued" by DPCR (Democratic People's Co-operative Republic ) Mevu, a "country" established on the Riiser-Larsen Peninsular in Antarctica in 1970.


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Hi pbr,

Nice cinderella! Where did you find it?

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agondocz wrote:Hi pbr,

Nice cinderella! Where did you find it?

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Hi agondocz,

I bought that item on eBay.

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Here is a nice air letter I picked up with results for the Maltese Government lottery- amazing how widespread across the world the winners were....

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Another example of the Southern Yemen provisional aerogramme:
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The 70 fils aerogramme was mailed from Crater, Aden to Scotland on 12 FE 78.

The 5 fils charity label/postal tax issue was briefly discussed in this article:

Graham, M.A.M.: "People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Obligatory Charity Labels 1977" in The Dhow, Volume 3, no. 2, June 2002, p. 6. The label was a postal tax stamp for the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students. Value was 5 fils.

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Hi,

An interesting aerogramme from Sierra Leone:
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According to Postal Stationery Journal:
SIERRA LEONE AEROGRAM H&G FG 4a, Kessler #4, Wiegand #4
When the Universal Postal Union adopted, for all member countries, the word “aerogramme” as a uniform designation for what the English-speaking world had been calling “air letter sheets”, most countries gradually changed their issues to include the word aerogramme in the inscriptions. Some countries, like Thailand, issued provisional issues by overprinting the word onto existing stocks. Whatever their method, only a few countries changed their overall design, but simply added the word somewhere to the existing layout. Up to this time, Sierra Leone had been using standard British Forms with “Air Letter Sheet” with their own 6d King George stamp imprinted in gray. It was to this standard form that the word “Aerogramme:” was added. If this would have been a provisional issue, this is, if this word would have been added by a separate printing on existing sheets, the scarcity of this issue could perhaps be explained. But, close examination shows that all of the printed text was printed simultaneously. No country goes to the trouble and expense of ordering, preparing and setting up a new layout and then prints only a few copies. But, this is exactly what seems to have happened. Whether the production run was cut short by the next issue, or whether this issue was withdrawn or maybe even destroyed in an accident may never be know. The above pictured mint example is the only one known. It was purchased by tourist on January 2, 1955 in Freetown. He was a collector and bought one of each postage stamp and stationery available at the post office. (He did not mail an example to himself, being content with the mint copy. The number of used examples recorded so far is five, all commercial mail.

Postal Stationery Journal, March-April 2007, Vol 49, No 2. Back Cover
Perhaps a 6th example?

The aerogramme was postmarked in Freetown on 17 AU 54 and mailed to London, England.

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Great find, agondocz!

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Thanks PBR,

I was surprised to find it and even more that my bid was a success.

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Ten Cents to US, interesting pair very neatly cut :roll: :lol: , unable to make the date out.

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Hi,

A 3 Leone Cable Ship Scotia airletter was mailed from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Manchester, England.
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The airletter was postmarked Sorting Office G.P.O. on 12 AUG 87.

The above airletter was replaced with the 3 Leone Blood Red Cymothoe.
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The airletter was postmarked Sorting Office G.P.O. on 4 FE 88.

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A 9½¢ Sierra Leone aerogramme with a map of the country in the design:
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The aerogramme was postmarked on 16 SP 68 from Freetown and mailed to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The two bottom blue boxes covered and why is a mystery to me. The second line appears to be AEROGRAMMES under the second blue box.

Any ideas?

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agondocz wrote:A 9½¢ Sierra Leone aerogramme with a map of the country in the design:
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The aerogramme was postmarked on 16 SP 68 from Freetown and mailed to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The two bottom blue boxes covered and why is a mystery to me. The second line appears to be AEROGRAMMES under the second blue box.

Any ideas?

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Andrew,

this aerogramme (NGK # 11) was issued when the aerogramme rate was increased from 7c to 9½c in 1968. The NGK catalogue says that it was an approval imprint that was overprinted.

NGK#11 has the subtypes
I = "Imperial AIR MAIL" -B- watermark
II = approval imprinted not overprinted
III = approval imprint missing

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Hello pbr,

I appreciate your taking the time and your information.

Does the NGK catalogue say what the approval imprint was?

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Hello again pbr,

Does the NGK catalogue have any information about the 3 Leone Cable Ship Scotia aerogramme:
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agondocz wrote:Hello pbr,

I appreciate your taking the time and your information.

Does the NGK catalogue say what the approval imprint was?

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The NGK just states that it was a printing approval by the Postmaster general.

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agondocz wrote:Hello again pbr,

Does the NGK catalogue have any information about the 3 Leone Cable Ship Scotia aerogramme:
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Thanks,
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Issued in 1987 and listed at 15 EUR (NGK Afrika, 2012 - still the most recent issue).

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I finally found a postally used example of one of Malta's 1971 aerogrammes. :D

Back in 2017, I had asked about these in this thread and in the Malta Study Circle forum, and nobody who replied had seen a postally used example (despite the aerogrammes being common mint or CTO).

It was sent on 11 March 1971 from Birkirkara (a large town in central Malta), and it was postmarked on the same day in the capital Valletta, where the GPO was located at the time. It is addressed to Sahuarita, Arizona, and it has a short message inside relating to exchanging first day covers.

Although the sender and receiver both collected stamps, I still regard this as commercially used since it was sent in order to convey a message, not simply being sent for the sake of receiving the aerogramme. It is used in period, only two months after it was issued.
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Dirty old men! :P

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agondocz wrote:Hello pbr,

I appreciate your taking the time and your information.

Does the NGK catalogue say what the approval imprint was?

Best wishes,
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Just having a quick look at this thread, it seems to me the wording might match what is on the Malta aerogramme -

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HalfpennyYellow wrote:I finally found a postally used example of one of Malta's 1971 aerogrammes. :D

Back in 2017, I had asked about these in this thread and in the Malta Study Circle forum, and nobody who replied had seen a postally used example (despite the aerogrammes being common mint or CTO).

It was sent on 11 March 1971 from Birkirkara (a large town in central Malta), and it was postmarked on the same day in the capital Valletta, where the GPO was located at the time. It is addressed to Sahuarita, Arizona, and it has a short message inside relating to exchanging first day covers.

Although the sender and receiver both collected stamps, I still regard this as commercially used since it was sent in order to convey a message, not simply being sent for the sake of receiving the aerogramme. It is used in period, only two months after it was issued.
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If any other members have similar postally used aerogrammes (either the 5d or 10d), I would be very interested to see scans/photos of them. :D
Congratulations, HalfpennyYellow,

never ever seen one in over 30 years of collecting aerogrammes. :D

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The second aerogramme in my Olympic collection :wink: - this time from Korea, issued in 1985 for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
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Hi pbr,

I found this formular aerogramme a few years. It was from Dubai to Monaco:
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I bought it on eBay because of the date and year being inverted: 1970 / ? JUL (?)

Unfortunately the inner panel is missing. I wasn't paying enough attention to the description, alas.

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Hi,

From Bahrain:
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According to T.E. Jones, the aerogramme rate was supposed to be reduced to 100 fils, but there was a misunderstanding by the post office staff and a 25 fils was added to uprate the aerogramme to 150 fils. A franking machine was used to correct the rate to 100 fils.

The 150 fils aerogramme was mailed from Bahrain to India on 21.07.01. Perhaps the last Bahraini aerogramme?

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Hi,

Another aerogramme from Bahrain:
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This aerogramme, BAL9a, may have been issued in 1964 or 1965. The above aerogramme was postmarked on 1 SP 65 and was mailed from Bahrain to Karachi, Pakistan.

Note that the Sender's name and address lines are of equal length.

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I have been finding a lot of Aerograms from all over in a recent lot. Here is one.

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1960s Lesotho Aerogram - Vickers VC-10

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And Another...

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1973 Nigeria Aerogram - Yankari Game Reserve - Jaguars
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RobRoyH wrote:1960s Lesotho Aerogram - Vickers VC-10


I am far more sure on my identification of the plane than my guess on the date of issue.
According to H&G, this was issued in 1967. It is the only piece of postal stationery from Lesotho listed there (although other items, including aerogrammes, were issued later since the catalogue is outdated by decades).
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Thank You!

I said 1960s as I had not been able to pin it down exactly. The plane itself put me in the right decade.
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Here are a few more.

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1975 Pakistan Aerogram - Cotton Plant
I also have two different cut squares of the same design but denominated at 50 paisa. One has a single line of arabic text at the bottom, the other has a double line of text. I an just attributing them to a few years earlier.

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Privately issued Australia Formula Aerogrammes have been discussed on the board in the past and Rod has mentioned some are quite scarce. I was researching something else and came across this article on the net. What really caught my eye was the list of the Licence Numbers and the firms that used them.
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It was published by: POSTAL STATIONERY COLLECTOR Volume 18 No 1: Issue No 69 May 2012

https://postalstationeryaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/psc69may12.pdf

AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE LICENCE AIRLETTERS / AEROGRAMMES 1946 TO 1969

Reported by David Collyer from material supplied by Nita Wilson and Brian Pope.

For the purposes of this article the term aerogramme will apply to an airmail letter sheet that is inscribed either with Air Letter, Airletter or Aerogramme.

The accompanying list was composed by Nita Wilson of Sydney who had an extensive collection of both PMG’s Department aerogrammes and Private License aerogrammes.

Brian Pope of Western Australia found the directions of the manufacture of privately licence aerogrammes in the Post Office Guide of 1950. Subsequent searching in the Philas Library has filled in the story from 1946 through to 1969.

The Australian Post office issued aerogrammes from mid 1944 and continues to do so. Air Letters with the superscription in brackets ‘For letters to members of Forces Overseas’ were first issued in September 1944. Still in 1944 a version without the superscription was issued for civilian use. From December 1945 the term Airletter was used.

The Post Office Guide of 1946, page 4, paragraph 4a stated that the Airletter service was available for communications: To members of Australian and other empire Forces overseas, excepting the New Guinea area and New Zealand. To personnel of British merchant ships aboard.

At the time of publication, 1946, the airletter service was available to civilians in the following countries: Aden, Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Ascension, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Belgian Cong, British Cameroons, British Somaliland, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Eire, Ethiopia, Fiji, French India, Gambia, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Malaya, Malta, Manchuria, Mauritius, Mozambique, Newfoundland, Nigeria, North Borneo, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Palestine, Persian Gulf ports, Portuguese India, St Helena, San Marino, Sarawak, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Sudan, Syria, Tanganyika, Thailand, Tibet, British Togo, Transjordan, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zanzibar.

It should be noted that in 1946 the Airletter service was based on bilateral accords between Australia and the listed countries. There were a number of important exceptions, such as most of Europe, United States of America and New Zealand. This would change in the years leading up to the acceptance of Aerogrammes as a mail category at the Brussels conference of the Universal Postal Union in 1952.

From 1946 private companies could produced unstamped airmail letter sheets initially inscribed Airletter and after 1953 inscribed Aerogramme. The criteria for Private Licence Aerogrammes are first mentioned in the Post Office guide of 1950, page 5, paragraph 7 a-e:

Subject to the prior approval of the Department, Airletter forms may be privately manufactured for use by the public on compliance with the following conditions:-
a)The Airletter must conform generally with the dimensions and arrangements of the Airletter form currently sold at post offices in Australia.
b)The weight of the Airletter shall not exceed 2.7 grams.
c)The words “Approved by Postmaster-General for acceptance as Airletter, No.....” must be printed on the lower left-hand corner of the address side.
d)The words “Affix two postage stamps total value 7d.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side.
e)Eight proof copies of the proposed Airletter form should be submitted to the Department, with an application for authority to print.

Pope noted that for item b the weight was given in grams implying a UPU regulation as at the time Australia used Imperial weights and measures. It should also be noted that in 1950 there was no 7d denomination stamp so item d was correct in requiring at least two stamps.

The entry in the 1952 edition of the Post Office Guide is the same, although it moved to page 6 with the same paragraph number and subsections. The next edition of the Post Office Guide was 1955.

The page number and paragraph details are the same as for 1952. There were a number of changes. The service was renamed Aerogramme Service as a result of the Brussels UPU Conference. Paragraph 4a (1) now reads The Aerogramme Service is a special service of light weight “airletters” designed to conserve aircraft space and to provide a cheap and expeditious means of air communication to overseas countries.

Subject to the prior approval of the Department, Aerogramme forms may be privately manufactured for use by the public on compliance with the following conditions:-
a)The Aerogramme must conform generally with the dimensions and arrangements of the Aerogramme form currently sold at post offices in Australia.
b)The weight of the Aerogramme shall not exceed 2.7 grams.
c)The words “Approved by Postmaster-General for acceptance as Aerogramme, No.....” must be printed on the lower left-hand corner of the address side.
d)The words “Affix two postage stamps total value 10d.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side.
e)Eight proof copies of the proposed Aerogramme form should be submitted to the Department, with an application for authority to print.

The word Aerogramme replaced the term Airletter. This occurred on PMG aerogrammes from July 1952. The rate for Airletters/ Aerogrammes had increased from 7d to 10d in September 1952. Once again there was no 10d value stamp so the instruction required at least two stamps.

In the 1961 edition of the Post Office Guide the entry for Aerogrammes had moved to Overseas Post,page 103. The language had been updated and paragraph numbers had been deleted. The entry for Private Licence Aerogrammes then read:

Use of Privately Manufactured Aerogramme Formes Subject to the prior approval by the Postal Department, Aerogramme forms may be privately manufactured for use by clients.
The following conditions must be complied with in this connection:
a)The Aerogramme must conform generally with the dimensions and set up of the Aerogramme form supplied by the Post Office
b)The weight of the forms must be such, that, with stamp affixed, there are at least 170 forms to the Lb avoirdupois.
c)The words “Approved by Postmaster-General for acceptance as Aerogramme, No.....” must be indicated on the lower left-hand corner of the address side.
d)The words “Affix one 10d postage stamp.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side.
e)Eight proof copies of the proposed Aerogramme form must be submitted to the Postal Department, with an application for authority to print, before they are put into use.

The entry also included a note: Clients desiring to print special aerogramme forms either for their own use of for the general public use, should get into touch with the Superintendent Mail Exchange Branch, General Post Office, in the capital of their state for details.

The 14th February 1966 saw the introduction of decimal currency. There was a new edition of the Post Office Guide, Aerogrammes were now listed in the section on Air mail, pages 43-44, paragraphs 130 and 131.

Use of Privately Manufactured Aerogramme Forms Subject to the prior approval by the Postal Department, Aerogramme forms may be privately manufactured for use by clients.
The following conditions must be complied with in this connection:
a)The Aerogramme must conform generally with the dimensions and set up of the Aerogramme form supplied by the Post Office
b)The weight of the forms must be such, that, with stamp affixed, there are at least 170 forms to the Lb avoirdupois.
c)The words “Approved by Postmaster-General for acceptance as Aerogramme, No.....” must be indicated on the lower left-hand corner of the address side.
d)The words “Attach one 9c postage stamp.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side.
e)Eight proof copies of the proposed Aerogramme form must be submitted to the Postal Department, with an application for authority to print, before they are put into use.

Besides the note about applications being made at the General Post Office in each State there was an additional note concerning aerogrammes printed overseas:

Unstamped aerogrammes printed overseas may also be approved for posting in Australia if they conform generally with the conditions described above. Approval must be obtained before use and the words “Approved by the Postmaster-General for acceptance as an aerogramme in Australia, No. OV ......” printed on the lower left corner of the address side.

Paragraph 131 on the 1966 Post Office Guide contained three pointed regarding the Make-up of Aerogrammes:
As the economics of the aerogramme service are closely related to the weight of the aerogramme form itself, an aerogramme should not contain an enclosure or have an attachment
If an aerogramme has an enclosure or attachment, or otherwise does not comply with the above conditions it will be considered to be posted as an air mail letter and air mail fees at the letter rate must be paid on the article. In such case the endorsement “Aerogramme” should be cancelled and it is desirable that it be replaced by the usual “Air Mail” label to minimise the risk of the item being sent by surface mail. If the additional air mail fees are not paid at the time of posting, the article will be treated as if it were an insufficiently prepaid air mail letter
Aerogrammes will be accepted for registration, but if clients desire to send them registered, and obtain an acknowledgement of delivery at destination, the whole article must be paid for at the air rate appropriate to letter mail.

In the 1969 edition of the Post Office Guide aerogrammes remained in the section on air mail, which is found on pages 95-96, paragraphs 318-319. The original version was the same as the 1966 edition but in the copy used there has a paste over for the sub-section dealing with Privately Manufactured Aerogramme forms. The alphabetised sub sections have been replaced by Roman numerals:

Use of Privately Manufactured Aerogramme Formes Subject to the prior approval by the Postal Department, Aerogramme forms may be privately manufactured for use by clients. The following conditions must be complied with in this connection:
(i) The Aerogramme must conform generally with the set up of the Aerogramme form supplied by the Post Office.
(ii) A smaller size and lighter weight form may be approved provided that, when folded, it falls within the dimensions for Post Office Preferred Envelopes
(iii) The weight of the form, with stamp affixed, must not exceed the weight of the Post Office form.
(iv) The words “Approved by the Australian Post Office as Aerogramme, No.....” must be indicated on the lower left-hand corner of the address side.
(v) The words “Attach one 10c postage stamp.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side. (vi) Two proof copies of the proposed Aerogramme form must be submitted to the Superintendent Mail Exchange Branch, in the capital city of the applicants State of residence, with a written request for permission to print

The paragraph relating to private aerogrammes printed overseas was also changed: Unstamped aerogrammes printed overseas may be approved for use in Australia provided that they conform to the same conditions as for private aerogrammes manufactured in Australia. Approval must be obtained, before use, as described above

The accompanying list was composed by Nita Wilson of Sydney who had an extensive collection of both PMG’s Department aerogrammes and Private Licence aerogrammes. She conducted a survey of users in the late 1960’s but the results were never published. User information on her album pages was very general. The list gives user details but not production details or variations in printing or periods of use.

The Licensees included printing companies such as John S. Sands of Sydney, Specialty Press of North Clayton Victoria and William Brooks of Eagle Farm, Brisbane. There was also a range of private companies such as Ansett–ANA (Airlines), National Bank of Australasia, and Slazengers (Sports goods manufacturers).

Licence Number Licensee

1J.M. Cook. 416 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria 3141
2Black and Hargreaves Pty Ltd. 72-78 Addison Road Marrickville, NSW 2204
3John S. Sands Pty Ltd. GPO Box 164, Sydney NSW 2001
4Vance and McKee Pty Ltd. GPO Box 3919, Sydney, NSW 2001
5Jackson and O’Sullivan Pty Ltd. 304 Queens Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4000
6Jenkin, Buxton & Co., 1 Abbotsford Street. North Melbourne, Victoria 3051
7Roberston & Mullens Ltd. GPO Box 82A, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
8McCarron, Bird & Co., 594 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
9Shipping Newspapers Ltd. GPO Box 120, North Sydney NSW 2060
10Central Press Pty Ltd., 505 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
11Co-operated Dried Fruits Sales Pty Ltd., GPO Box 4537 Melbourne, Victoria 3001
12J. Batten Pty Ltd. 563 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
13Slazengers (Australia) Pty Ltd. GPO Box 4001, Sydney NSW 2001
14Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. GPO Box 489, Sydney, NSW 2001
15Andrew Jack Dyson & Co. Pty Ltd. 22 Clayton Road, Notting Hill, Victoria 3168
16Barclay and Sharland. 999 Hay Street. Perth, WA 6000
17B.H. McKinney, 14a Hopetoun Avenue, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
18Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Forrest Place, Perth, WA 6000
19William Brooks & Co Pty Ltd. 921-929 Kingsford-Smith Drive, Eagle Farm, QLD 4007
20George Wills & Co Ltd. 33 Gilbert Place, Adelaide, SA 5000
21Sands & McDougall Ltd. 357 Spencer Street, Victoria 3000
22Asher & Co Pty Ltd. Ashburn Place, Blackburn, Victoria 3130
23Verona Press Pty Ltd. 82-84 Ireland Street, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003
24Commonwealth Investments Trust Pty Ltd. GPO Box 1290R, Perth, WA 6001
25Mason, Firth & McCutcheon Pty Ltd. 114 Nepean Highway, Highett, Victoria 3190
26Speciality Press Pty Ltd. 611 Blackburn Road, North Clayton Victoria 3168
27Bloxham & Chambers Pty Ltd. Essex & Harrington Streets, Sydney NSW 2000
28British High Commission, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2600
29University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052
30John D. Harris & Co. 1-9 Gold Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
31Ellis Printing & Office Supply Co. 103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
32Angove’s Ltd. PO Box 12B Renmark. SA 5341
33Lamson, Paragon Pty Ltd. The Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria, 3121
34Dix Pty Ltd. 454 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000
35Addon Press, 240 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
36A. Webb & Sons. 60 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld 4000
37Victorian printing Works Pty Ltd. 17-23 Wills Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
38University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
39Bell Press Pty Ltd. Garnet Street, Rockdale NSW 2216
40Capalaba Printing Service. Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba, Qld4157
41Excelsior Printing Works Pty Ltd, 634-636 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123
42Port Huon Fruit Growers Co-operative Association Ltd. GPO Box 366B, Hobart, Tas 7000
43R.A. Mertens-Gemstamps. GPO Box 783H Hobart, Tasmania 7000
44Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. GPO Box 489, Sydney NSW 2000
45Scrymgrour & Sons. 104 King William Street, Kent Town, S Aust 5067
46University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052
47The Philatelic Exhibition Council of NSW
48Kenny & Watson. GPO Box 3788, Sydney 2001
49Melbourne University Press (Trade Department). 932 Swanston Street, Carlton, Vic 3053
50Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NSW Branch), Parliament House, Sydney, NSW 2000
51New Zealand DX Radio Association Inc. 78 District Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
52B. Eastwood. PO Box 29 Terang, Victoria 3264
53New Zealand Radio DX League. PO Box 1356, Christchurch, New Zealand
54E.S.A. (English Scottish and Australian) Bank Ltd. GPO Box 89A, Melbourne Vic 3001
55Ministry of Housing, 225-227 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
56W.C. Penfold & Co Pty Ltd. 88 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
57NSW Government Printer. GPO Box 4050, Sydney, NSW 2001
58Commonwealth Trading Bank of Australia. GPO Box 2719, Sydney, NSW 2001
59Royal Australian Nursing Federation. 431 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
60Cranbrook Press (Toowoomba) Pty Ltd. 625 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Qld 4350
61Alexander Bros Pty Ltd. 167-169 Nepean Highway, Mentone, Victoria 3194
62Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Department of Primary Industry. Barton. ACT 2600
63Wills, Gilchrist and Sanderson Pty Ltd. GPO Box 1396R,Brisbane, Qld 4001
64J. Walch & Sons Pty Ltd. 130 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
65Bank of New Zealand. 345-347 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
66Ansett-ANA. GPO Box 2197T, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
67W.J. Cryer & Co Ltd. 75 Union Street, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
68Harold Hall Australian Expedition (Bird Exploration Committee) British Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, England
69W, Haughton & Co Ltd. GPO Box 768G, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
70Pilvin Printing Services Pty Ltd. 52 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067
71Besley & Pike Pty Ltd. Ipswich Road, Rocklea, Qld 4106
72John Sands Pty Ltd. GPO Box 164, Sydney, NSW 2001
73Cock & Heathcote Pty Ltd. 47 Thistlewaite Street, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
74Mitchell and Casey. 49 Balmain Street, Richmond. Victoria 3121
75A.H. Massina & Co. 121-131 Cardigan Street. Carlton Victoria 3053
76Colna Printing Co Pty Ltd. 8 Vernon Avenue. Heidelberg Victoria 3081
77Color Patch Press Pty Ltd. 221 High Street, Preston, Victoria 3072
78Wentworth press. 48 Cooper Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
79Melbourne Printers Pty Ltd. 280-286 Macaulay Road North Melbourne, Victoria 3051
80Department of Health, Canberra, ACT 2600
81De Holden Stone Advertising Pty Ltd. 11 Sutherland Crescent, Darling Point. NSW 2027
82A. Broadbent. 25 Port Arthur Street. Lyons. ACT 2606
83Kralco printing Co Pty Ltd. Bank and Miller Streets, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
84Radio Australia, GPO Box 428G, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001
85Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Parliament House, Sydney, NSW 2000
86Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, ACT 2600
87Morphet Press Pty Ltd, Morley Offset Pty Ltd. 9 Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121
88Celpac Products Pty Ltd, Brookvale, NSW 2100
89National Bank of Australasia Ltd. 271 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
90Westminister Press, 621 Wickham street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
91Brown, Prior Anderson Pty Ltd. 5 Evans Street, Burwood, Victoria 3125

in July 1969 13 licences were current: 2, 8, 12, 20, 23, 30, 41, 54, 58, 64, 74, 90, 91.

There were 91 Licences issued, of which 2 (51, 53) were to New Zealand addresses and 1 (68) to a United Kingdom address. The geographical spread for the remaining 88 licences in Australia is as follows:
Queensland: 8 (5, 19, 36, 40, 60, 63, 71, 90)
New South Wales: 25 (2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 27, 39, 44, 47, 48, 50, 55, 56, 57, 58, 67, 72, 78, 81, 83, 85, 88)
Australian Capital Territory: 5 (28, 62, 80, 82, 86)
Victoria: 39 (1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 46, 49, 52, 54, 59, 61, 65, 66, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 84, 87, 89, 91)
Tasmania: 4 (38, 42, 43, 64)
South Australia: 3 (20, 32, 45)
Western Australia: 4 (16, 18, 24, 34)

Most of the licences were taken out in Victoria. The largest number of licence-holder’s were printing and stationery companies. Those surviving examples of this type of postal stationery are mainly mint copies. Commercially used copies are exceptionally difficult to come by in Australia as most were addressed overseas. The 1953 Qantas Coronation Day airmail airletter, Licence No. 14 is probably the most frequently seen example of a private licence Aerogramme. This particular production does not comply with requirement ‘d’ The words “Affix two postage stamps total value 7d.” must be printed in a frame in the upper right hand corner of the address side. There is no admonition regarding the value of the franking and there is no frame around the admonition.
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