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Pioneer Period (1783-1918)

Aviation meet postal card

Scott Catalogue USA: UX22
American Air Mail Catalog: 69
Description:

During Sacramento's Agricultural Park Race Track Aviation Meet, Postmaster Thomas Fox authorized the dispatch of mail by aeroplane. Aviator Roy N. Francis flew a sack of mail each day a distance of about one mile to the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento Post Office. All known mail was postmarked April 19.

This postal card, addressed simply to "Bresee," Davis, California, bears the postmark applied for the flight canceling the 1-cent McKinley indicia. The magenta-colored postmark reads, "AVIATION STATION / SACRAMENTO, CA. 3 P.M. / April 19, 1913."

Date:
April 19, 1913
Medium:
paper; ink
Museum ID:
2005.6603.9.92
Place of Origin:
Sacramento, California
Place of Destination:
Davis, California
Credits:
The Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

  • 1913 Sacramento, California Agriculture Park Aviation Meet postal card
  • 1913 Sacramento, California aviation meet postal card
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  • Aviation meet postal card
  • Aviation meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
  • Aviation Meet postal card
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