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MAPS Winter meeting on Saturday 24 February 2018 at 11:00 A.M., at The Collector’s Club, 22 East 35th Street, New York.  Bring a bag lunch, and covers to show or discuss.

 

NIERINCK CRASH COVER CATALOG

 

The American Air Mail Society has acquired the rights to "Recovered Mail", by Henri Nierinck.  This is the worldwide catalog of air crash covers, which was published in two volumes in 1992 (Vol. 1) and 1995 (Vol. 2).  The plan is to completely update the Nierinck catalog, and incorporate the American Air Mail Catalogue, Interrupted Flights section.

 

We are asking all members who have air crash covers to send us scans of their covers.  We need color scans in at least 300 dots per inch (DPI) as JPG or TIFF files.  If there are any markings or labels on the back, include back as a separate scan.  Identify each cover by Nierinck or AAMC catalogue number, and if scanning both front & back, then show file name as in following example:

 

540226 - there are 4 different cachets and a post office mimeo, so for example,

 

540226 (1st cachet)

540226 a. (type a. cachet)

540226 d. (mimeo)

 

if something on the back:

 

540226 a back

 

etc.

 

If the cachet, label, marking or post office explanation is unlisted in either Nierinck or the AAMC, then show as 540226 unl.

 

If more than one cover of the same type, then show as:

540226 a. cover 1

540226 a. cover 2

etc.

You can either send the scans by email, or put all the scans on a CD or DVD and send to:

 

Ken Sanford

613 Championship Drive

Oxford, CT - USA 06478-3128

NEW - ONLINE INDICES TO THE AIRPOST JOURNAL & JACK KNIGHT AIR LOG of the American Air Mail Society

Airpost Journal

Jack Knight Air Log

NEW COVER PAGES:
CAM 5
Ken Sanford's Air Mail Crash Covers

The Metropolitan Air Post Society, MAPS, is a non-profit association of aerophilatelists. We started as the Metropolitan Airmail Cover Club, MACC, in 1941. We still collect covers as souvenirs of memorable air mail and aviation events. However, our emphasis has changed over the years and we are increasingly interested in air post history, and the development of aviation, airlines and air mail services.

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We changed our name to the Metropolitan Air Post Society to better reflect our growing interest in air post and the related study of stamps and markings on items delivered by air. MAPS is a chapter of the American Air Mail Society, AAMS, and an affiliate of the APS.

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The original membership of MACC was primarily in the Metropolitan New York area but our geographic scope has expanded. It is now common to have members from five or six Northeastern states in attendance at meetings. In addition, we have members from many other parts of the United States of America and from several countries of the world including, Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. We also hold society meetings at national and international aerophilatelic events.

Updated:
USS Akron covers with coloured
etiquettes !!

The most popular aspect of our meetings is a show & tell where members bring material or photocopies and discuss an aspect of the items shown. We continue this with online Show & Tell that is NOW ACTIVE.

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Our quarterly bulletin covers a wide variety of aerophilatelic subjects and is included in the membership subscription of $10.00 per annum for which an application is available online.

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