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Title Southern Airways A.M. 98 Monroe First Flight Cover
Date 06/13/1953
Collection Southern Airways Awards & Memorials
Catalog Number 2008.93.6
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 to Monroe, Louisiana (DC-3 aircraft). This first flight cover was mailed to Frank Hulse, founding president of Southern Airways.
Scope & Content First flight cover from Southern Airways for service to Monroe, Louisiana, June 13, 1953. Pink cachet reads: "U.S. Air Mail / FIRST FLIGHT / A.M. 98 / MONROE, LOUISIANA" and illustration of a DC-3 aircraft and an eagle. Air mail label: "SOUTHERN AIRWAYS / SPED TO YOU VIA AIR MAIL / REPLY BY AIR." Envelope is addressed to Mr. Frank Hulse, President; Southern Airways; Birmingham, Ala.
Credit line Gift of Mark Smith
People Hulse III, Frank W., 1912-1992
Search Terms Southern Airways
Douglas DC-3
Monroe, La.
Subjects Air mail service
Stamps, Postage