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Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:19 pm
by Cameraman
Hi Bryan,

I've just been sent a lovely stamp from the Falkland Islands, with the subject being a beaver on floats (and darned fine she looks). I was wondering, are there many seaplane stamps in existance and would our members be willing to display them?

Regards

Reggie

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:51 pm
by Rajay
There's one of McKinnon G-21G Turbo Goose s/n 1205 when it was ZK-ERX in Tuvalu between 1980 and 1984:

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Of course, technically speaking, the caption on the stamp is incorrect in that after its conversion and re-certification under TC 4A24 in 1969, it was no longer a "Grumman" at all.

And while I was looking for a copy of it online, I also found these:

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Is that enough to get this thread off and running?

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:07 am
by Cameraman
Hi Rajay,

very nice.

Regards

Reggie

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 2:48 am
by MrWidgeon
Actually there are quite a few seaplane related postage stamps out there from all over the world.
I've seen them for the Goose, Widgeon, Mallard, PBY, CL-215/415, Curtiss MF, various and sundry floatplanes and more.
Could make for a new sub-set in here somewhere.

Bill

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:10 pm
by sunderlandnut
Some stamps I've found.

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Cheers
Richard

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:05 pm
by MrWidgeon
Here are a few I found in just making a quick pass through eBay.

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I can't ID the Goose stamps, but the Mallard stamp is Northern Consolidated Airlines N1208.

I have a FDC with a CL-215 and Curtiss F or MF boat on it.

Bill

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:04 am
by flyernzl
From Samoa

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Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:08 pm
by Cameraman
Hi Chaps,

some real beauties there!

Regards

Reggie

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:47 am
by Cameraman
Morning Chaps n Chapesses,

would anyone mind if I posted some of my shots of my Beaver stamps, on floats? I was asking is the index title does say 'Flying Boats featured on Postage Stamps'?

Regards

Reggie

Re: Postage stamps

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:41 am
by MrWidgeon
I don't think it's a problem.
There is a Boeing B&W on floats on one of the N.Z. stamps up the page.
I'd say have at it lad.

Bill