Saturday, August 04, 2007

Award winning exhibit at APS Stamp Show

According to the Portland, Oregon, Jewish Review, Dr. Leslie Bard (shown here) will display "A Study of Airmail Rates from Palestine to the Americas 1933-1948" at the APS Stamp Show 2007 at the Portland, Oregon Convention Center, Aug. 9-12.

Reporter Deborah Moon writes, "A teenage interest in Israeli stamps has evolved into a retirement hobby resulting in an award-winning philatelic exhibit exploring postal rates from the British Mandate of Palestine to the Americas in 1933 to 1948."

Bard is quoted in the article as saying, ""From 1933 to 1939, air travel and airmail developed in parallel and were intertwined. Air travel was in many cases only economically possible due to government contracts for carrying mail."

Bard points out that during those years, finding covers from Palestine to the United States and Canada is no big deal. But, covers to Central and South America can be quite rare.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM