1938 FAM 17 First Flight Baltimore to Bermuda

Commemorating the First Flight of FAM 17

The first offical mail flight from Baltimore to Hamilton designated FAM 17 was on 16th March 1938, when the magenta cachet “UNITED STATES AIR MAIL FIRST FLIGHT FAM 17 BALTIMORE – BERMUDA” featuring Bermuda map and aircraft silhouette between Easter Lillies was used. More about Airmail…

Type: First Flight Covers
Date: 16th March 1938
Common Stamped Cachet: UNITED STATES AIR MAIL / FIRST FLIGHT FAM 17 / BALTIMORE – BERMUDA Featuring map of Bermuda flanked by Easter Lilies.

Cachet Type 2

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda Cachet 2 FF

CDS: MAR 16 7 AM 1938 BALTIMORE. MD
Cachet Type 2: FIRST CLIPPER FLIGHT FROM UNITED STREET TO BERMUDA “PAVOIS”
Address: Mr. M. E. Mantz, 1350 Monaco St., Denver, Colo., U.S.A.
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS / PRINTED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING / UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF JAMES A. FARLEY, POSTMASTER GENERAL / IN COMPLIMENT TO THE 43rd ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE SOCIETY OF PHILATELIC AMERICANS. / ASHEVILLE, N.C., AUGUST 26-28, 1937. PLATE NUMBER 21696

Other variants

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

Signed by Ernest Green, Postmaster, Baltimore, Md.
CDS: MAR 16 7-AM BALTIMORE. MD. 9 1938
Backstamp: 16.MAR.38C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Envelope: AIR MAIL / COPYRIGHTED BY A. C. ROESSLER, EAST ORANGE, N. J.
Address: Miss Pearl C. Miller, 430 Walnut St., Lebanon, Pa., U.S.A.
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS / PRINTED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING / UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF JAMES A. FARLEY, POSTMASTER GENERAL / IN COMPLIMENT TO THE 43rd ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE SOCIETY OF PHILATELIC AMERICANS. / ASHEVILLE, N.C., AUGUST 26-28, 1937. PLATE NUMBER 21696

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda rev FF

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

CDS: MAR 16 7-AM BALTIMORE. MD. 7 1938 (front) 16.MAR.38C HAMILTON BERMUDA (reverse) RECEIVED MAR 21 1938 P.M. (reverse) RECEIVED CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT (reverse)
Envelope: VIA AIR MAIL (front) CHANDLER BATES, 103 EAST 75th STREET, NEW YORK CITY
Address: Mr. Justin Bacharach, c/o/N. Y. American, 230 South St., New York City, N. Y., U.S.A. – BERMUDA. First Flight Baltimore– Bermuda.
Stamp: UNITED STATES POSTAGE 10c Monroe

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

CDS: MAR 16 7-AM BALTIMORE. MD. 9 1938
Backstamp: 16.MAR.38C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Envelope: AIR MAIL / COPYRIGHTED BY A. C. ROESSLER, EAST ORANGE, N. J.
Address: FIRST FLIGHT U. S. – BERMUDA Miss. Dorathy Damon, c/c Mr. J.N. Clarkson, Hamilton, Bermuda
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE AIR MAIL US Map and Biplanes

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda rev FF

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

CDS: MAR 16 7-AM BALTIMORE. MD. 9 1938
Backstamp: 16MAR38C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: UNITED STATES TO BERMUDA FIRST CLIPPER AIRMAIL
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE AIR MAIL US Map and Biplanes

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda reverse FF

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

CDS: MAR 16 7-AM BALTIMORE. MD. 7 1938
Backstamp: 16MAR38C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Label: Par Avion By Air Mail FORM 2978
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE AIR MAIL US Map and Biplanes

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda reverse FF

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda FF

CDS: MAR 16 7AM 1938 BALTIMORE. MD.
Backstamp: 16.MAR38C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Stamp: 10c UNITED STATES POSTAGE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS / PRINTED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING / UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF JAMES A. FARLEY, POSTMASTER GENERAL / IN COMPLIMENT TO THE 43rd ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE SOCIETY OF PHILATELIC AMERICANS. / ASHEVILLE, N.C., AUGUST 26-28, 1937. PLATE NUMBER 21696
Address: Frederick A. Kuehn Jr. 436 Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A
Christmas Seal: GREETINGS 1937 with Cross of Lorraine and Town Crier with Lamp

1939 First Flight FAM17 Baltimore Bermuda reverse FF

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