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airmail flight cover: United States Air Mail, FAM-19, San Francisco - Suva, Fiji route

Date:11/5/1941
Maker:Pan American Airways, Inc.
Medium:ink on paper
Dimensions:3 11/16 x 6 1/2 inches (9.3 x 16.5 cm)
Accession Number:1994.18.162
Collection:Aviation Archive
Category:Philately
Subcategory:Airmail Flight Cover
Description
Cachet: Black stamp, “U.S. Air Mail / First flight to Suva / F.A.M. 19 / San Francisco California”, image of Boeing 314 in flight over Golden Gate Bridge. Postage Stamp: one red 15 cent U.S. air mail stamp with image of propeller airplane, one blue 25 cent U.S. “Trans-Pacific Air Mail” stamp. Postmarks: San Francisco, November 5, 1941, 9 a.m. Backstamps: Suva, Fiji, November 9, 1941, 4 p.m. Envelope: White with blue and red borders, interior blue with white text (air mail, par avion) visible.
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