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Title Southern Airways AM-98 Jackson-Mobile First Flight Cover
Date 12/09/1950
Collection Southern Airways Awards & Memorials
Catalog Number 2008.93.4
Object Name Cover, First Day
Extent of Description 1 envelope
Admin/Biographical History This is a piece of commemorative mail carried on Southern Airways first flight from Jackson, Mississippi, to Mobile, Alabama (DC-3 aircraft). Southern inagurated service to Mobile, Alabama, on December 9, 1950, and to New Orleans on January 15, 1951. Southern's earliest service to Jackson began on October 25, 1950.
Scope & Content First flight cover commemorating Southern Airways' inaugural service from Jackson, Mississippi to Mobile, Alabama, on December 3, 1950. Pink cachet reads: "AIR MAIL / ROUTE 98 / FIRST FLIGHT / JACKSON" and has route map showing new service: Jackson-Laurel-Hattiesburg-Mobile and Jackson-Natchez-Baton Rouge-New Orleans. Air mail label has a DC-3 silhouette and text: "AIR MAIL / FIRST FLIGHT A.M. 98 SOUTHERN AIRLINES." Postage stamp features the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft and brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Envelope is addressed to Earl H. Wellman & Sons.
Credit line Gift of Mark Smith
Search Terms Southern Airways
Douglas DC-3
1903 Wright Flyer (Airplane)
Jackson, Ms.
Mobile, Al.
South (U.S.)
Subjects Air mail service
Stamps, Postage