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[[image - American Air Mail Catalogue 1947]]

The American Air Mail Catalogue is your society's contribution to aerophilately

ideals - to provide its members and airpost collectors in general with that information which they need and desire. The publication of a comprehensive catalogue of airpost covers was considered too expensive a venture for any professional to undertake, yet the need for it was manifested. The society planned the volume; generous members and patrons became the underwriters and a huge staff of experts prepared the copy and finally in 1939 the first edition came from the presses. It was not only a monumental contribution to philatelic literature, but the instrument by which many persons were attracted to the hooby.

That catalogue-and the two supplements which appeared in 1941 and 1943, was the sole and standard reference work. But many flights were made since-and besides, the edition was exhausted-so the American Air Mail Society embarked on the job of producing another edition. It really is not the a second edition-it is a completely revised, enlarged work now contained in two volumes and covering every phase of airpost flights. And like other undertakings of the society, this catalogue is offered to members at a price which actually is below production cost. The savings made possible by using engravings already owned by the society have been passed along and not charged to this edition.

The society has never had to publish an airpost stamp catalogue: there are several already on the market and these are recommended. It has, however, appointed a catalogue committee to assist the editors of the
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