1947 FAM 33 Colonial Airlines New York Washington DC Bermuda

logo-colonial-airlinesFirst Flight of FAM 33

Hamilton–New York–Washington by Colonial Airlines.
Cachet: Purple – WASHINGTON – NEW YORK – COLONIAL AIRLINES INAUGUAL FLIGHT AUGUST 1st 1947
Date: August 1st 1947

Return flight westbound Bermuda to Washington DC

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF

CDS: -1AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Mr. Sigmund Janas, President, Colonial Airlines, Inc., 223 Shoreham Building, Washington, D. C.
Envelope: Colonial Airlines, Inc. 630 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N.Y. Via Air Mail stationery
Stamp: King George VI 6d Gardener’s Cottage Pictorial
Backstamp: AUG 1 10.30pm WASHINGTON D.C.23 1947

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF reverse

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC enclosed letter FF

COLONIAL AIRLINES, INC.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
630 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK 20, N. Y.
GREETINGS from the BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS OF BERMUDA
on the occasion of INAUGURATION OF SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES of PASSENGERS, MAIL AND EXPRESS on August First by COLONIAL AIRLINES, INC.
Signed by Sigmund Janas, President

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF

CDS: -1AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Backstamp: AUG 1 10.30pm WASHINGTON D.C.23 1947
Address: Mr. C. Swain, 14 Glenville Road, Yeovil, Somerset, England. / Reverse: Box 59, St. Georges, Bermuda.
Envelope: AIR MAIL PAR AVION / Reverse: DESIGN RD 1929 B. E. LTD
Stamps: 2 x 7½d George VI Pictorials

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC rev FF

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF

CDS: -1AUG47 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Backstamp: AUG 1 10.30pm WASHINGTON D.C.23 1947 / AUG 2 1947 WASHINGTON D. C. GENERAL DEL / Richard L. Singley, Lancaster, Penna.
Address: Richard L. Singley, General Delivery, Washington, DC, USA
Envelope: VIA AIR MAIL
Stamp: King George VI 6d Gardener’s Cottage Pictorial

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC reverse FF

Return flight westbound Bermuda to New York NY

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF

CDS: -1AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Backstamp: AUG 2 8-AM NEW YORK N.Y. 1947 BUILD YOUR FUTURE WISELY, SAFELY U.S. SAVING BONDS
Address: Mrs. F.C. Outerbridge, Sr., “Durnford”, St. George’s, Bermuda / Reverse: L. Outerbridge, St. Georges, Bermuda.
Envelope: AIR MAIL
Stamp: King George VI 6d Gardener’s Cottage Pictorial

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight Washington DC FF

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight FF

CDS: -1.AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Backstamp: AUG 2 8-AM NEW YORK, N.Y. 1947 BUILD YOUR FUTURE WISELY, SAFELY U.S. SAVINGS BONDS
Address: Mr A Spring, 6 Albert Row, Ireland Island, Bermuda
Stamp: King George VI 6d Gardener’s Cottage Pictorial

1947 Colonial Airlines Inaugural Flight reverse FF

Outward flight eastbound New York NY to Bermuda

Cachet: Magenta and Green – U. S. AIR MAIL COLONIAL AIRLINES NEW YORK. N.Y. FIRST FLIGHT F.A.M. 33 TO BERMUDA. Featuring Fish, cyclists, Easter Lillies and Sailing Boats.
Postmarks: New York, New York AMF and New York Morgan Station.

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 1947 7 AM NEW YORK, N. Y. AIR MAIL FIELD
Backstamp: 4 -PM 1 AUG 1947 HAMILTON BERMUDA / BERMUDA AQUARIUM ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST
Address: 830 Indiana, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Stamps: UNITED STATES POSTAGE 3c THE DOCTOR; Printed 5c AIR MAIL U.S. POSTAGE STAMP CENTENARY

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 3 AM 1947 NEW YORK, N. Y. MORGAN STA.
Backstamp: -1.AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: FIDELITY STAMP CO. 945 Penna. Ave. N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C.
Stamps: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARMY AND NAVY FOR DEFENSE POSTAGE 2 CENTS / AIR MAIL 5c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / US POSTAGE 3c STEPHEN WATTS KEARNEY EXPEDITION, 1846 ENTRY INTO SANTA FE 1946

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF


1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 1947 7 AM NEW YORK, N. Y. AIR MAIL FIELD
Backstamp: -1 AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA and B. B. JOFFE
Address: Henry M. Horn, Railway Mail Clerk, 32 Sterling Place, BROOKLYN, (17), N.Y., U.S.A. “VIA HAMILTON, BERMUDA”.
Typed cachet: “FIRST AIR MAIL FLIGHT” VIA ROUTE FAM-33, VIA COLONIAL AIRLINES, N.Y.N.Y. TO HAMILTON, BERMUDA.
Envelope: COPYRIGHT 1929 CARL M. BECKEN, MINNEAPOLIS 3. MINN.
Stamps: AIR MAIL 10c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda reverse FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 3-AM NEW YORK, N. Y. 1947
Backstamp: -1 AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA and B. B. JOFFE
Signature: Albert Goldman, Postmaster, New York, N.Y
Address: Henry M. Horn, Railway Mail Clerk, 32 Sterling Place, BROOKLYN, (17), N.Y., U.S.A. “VIA HAMILTON, BERMUDA”.
Typed cachet: “FIRST AIR MAIL FLIGHT” VIA ROUTE FAM-33, VIA COLONIAL AIRLINES, N.Y.N.Y. TO HAMILTON, BERMUDA.
Envelope: COPYRIGHT 1929 CARL M. BECKEN, MINNEAPOLIS 3. MINN.
Stamps: AIR MAIL 10c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda reverse FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 3 AM 1947 NEW YORK, N. Y. MORGAN STA.
Backstamp: 1 -PM 1 AUG 1947 HAMILTON BERMUDA / BERMUDA AQUARIUM ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST
Address: W.J. Ashbrook, c/o P.E. Company, 26 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia 4, Pa.
Stamps: 2 x ALFRED E. SMITH 1873 – 1944 U.S POSTAGE 3c; 1c and 3c UNITED STATES POSTAGE GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789-1797

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda reverse FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 1947 7 AM NEW YORK, N. Y. AIR MAIL FIELD
Backstamp: -1.AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Edw. Sherman, 4908 N. DRAKE AVE. CHICAGO, ILL.
Typed cachet: New York Airfield to Burmuda
Stamps: 5c UNITED STATES POSTAGE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION, FROM WANT AND FEAR 1882 – 1945 ROOSEVELT and 5c “TOWARD UNITED NATIONS APRIL 25, 1945” FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT UNITED STATES POSTAGE

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda reverse FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 1947 7 AM NEW YORK, N. Y. AIR MAIL FIELD
Backstamp: -1 AUG47A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: MYRON WALD, #1 SUTTER AVE. BROOKLYN, N.Y.
From: T/5 M.P. Wald 42262690, 712th. Engr. Depot Co. Cp. Cambell, Ky.
Envelope: USO (United Service Organizations)
Stamps: AIR MAIL 10c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines New York to Bermuda rev FF

Outward flight eastbound Washington DC to Bermuda

Cachet: Blue and Purple – U. S. AIR MAIL COLONIAL AIRLINES WASHINGTON D.C. FIRST FLIGHT F.A.M. 33 TO BERMUDA. Featuring Fish, cyclists, Easter Lillies and Sailing Boats.
Backstamps: Two variants 2 Aug 47 (below) and 1 Aug 47 (no examples yet)

1947 FAM 33 Washington DC to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 4.30 PM 1947 WASHINGTON, D. C. NATIONAL AIRPORT STA.
Backstamp: 5-PM 2 AUG 1947 HAMILTON BERMUDA / BERMUDA AQUARIUM ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST
Address: Mr. S. L. Bayer, 116 Nassau St., New York 7, N.Y.
Stamps: US POSTAGE AIR MAIL 5c and printed AIR MAIL 5c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1947 FAM 33 Washington DC to Bermuda reverse FF

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines Washington to Bermuda FF

CDS: AUG 1 4.30 PM 1947 WASHINGTON D. C.
Backstamp: 5-PM 2 AUG 1947 HAMILTON BERMUDA / BERMUDA AQUARIUM ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST
Address: FIDELITY STAMP CO. 945 Penna. Ave. N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C.
Stamps: UNITED STATES POSTAGE AIR MAIL 1c, AIR MAIL 6c UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 3c US Postage 1846 Entry into Santa Fe 1946 Stephen Watts Kearny Expedition

1947 FAM33 Colonial Airlines Washington to Bermuda reverse FF

About Colonial Airlines

Colonial Airlines was a Canadian airline from the 1940s and 1950s with bases in Montreal and at LaGuardia Airport in New York. It was formerly known as well as Canadian Colonial Airways and Colonial Airways before becoming Colonial Airlines. The airline operated until 1956 when it was acquired by Eastern Air Lines. More about Airmail…

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