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Airmail: The allure associated with the long-distance air letter

The woman that is young the desk at my local post office looked bewildered. “I think we’ve got some somewhere”, she mumbled before returning with a pile of dusty envelopes. “Nobody really asks of these any longer,” she admitted.

A century ago this month the world’s very air that is first service began

Passed under the counter and into my hand was an example of a mode of communication which have all but vanished. As a result of Skype, texts and e-mails, there’s little need anymore for the small pale blue envelopes aided by the diagonal red and blue stripes across the border, extra thin blue writing paper and large number of stamps and post marks that constitutes an air mail letter. Dr. Richard Saundry, editor regarding the British Air Mail Society Journal, believes that we’re at risk of losing something both powerful and romantic. Continue reading