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Title Southern Airways AM-98 Tupelo First Flight Cover
Date 06/20/1951
Collection Southern Airways Awards & Memorials
Catalog Number 2008.93.5
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 A.M. 98, TUPELO, Part 1 of segment number 1 (DC-3 aircraft). This first flight cover was mailed to Frank Hulse, founder of Southern Airways.
Scope & Content First flight cover from Southern Airways. Pink cachet reads: "U.S. Air Mail / FIRST FLIGHT / A.M. 98 / TUPELO / PART 1 OF SEGMENT NUMBER 1" and has route map showing new service from Atlanta to Memphis (with stops) and a DC-3 aircraft. Postage stamp for 6 cents probably features a Douglas DC-6. Envelope is addressed to Mr. Frank Hulse, Southern Airways, Birmingham, Ala.
Credit line Gift of Mark Smith
People Hulse III, Frank W., 1912-1992
Search Terms Southern Airways
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-6
Atlanta, Ga.
Tupelo, Ms.
Memphis, Tn.
Subjects Air mail service
Stamps, Postage