Arago: Pioneer Period (1783-1918)

Pioneer Period (1783-1918)

Aviation Meet postal card

Scott Catalogue USA: UX 24
American Air Mail Catalog: 25

Crowds swarmed the field at the Driving Park Aviation Exhibition, held at Altoona, Pennsylvania, on May 18, 1912, preventing pilot Walter Brookins from making his scheduled flight. Brookins himself canceled the flight, for which 1,200 pieces of mail had been prepared. A special postmark device had canceled each piece. An example of the postmark appears here on a postal card addressed to Mr. J. Russell Hartman. A magenta circular postmark with seven wavy killer bars cancels the 1-cent McKinley indicia. It reads, "AERIAL POST OFFICE NO. 1 / ALTOONA, PA / MAY 18, 1912."

The Post Office Department designated this route as No. 610,001.

May 18, 1912
paper, ink
Museum ID:
Place of Origin:
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Place of Destination:
Altoona, Pennsylvania
The Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

  • 1912 Driving Park Aviation Meet postal card
  • 1911 Altoona, Pennsylvania aviation meet postal card
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