Air Mail Vintage Postage Album

$50.00 $125.00

I love mail. My mom has long been an incredible correspondent and the days that her letters arrive in our mailbox are a total treat. If it's so much of a novelty now for me to receive a letter from someone 1,000 miles away, but who I speak with nearly every day, I can only imagine the thrill of pre-telephone mail, when messages were rare and bore unknown news. Air mail, of course, intimates great distances between correspondents and when it was first available its speed must have seemed superhuman.

I've developed quite the vintage stamp collection and have created a collection of journals and albums to celebrate air mail. These albums feature a panel of 4 five cent air mail stamps in red with an airplane front and center from 1947. The covers are a linen/cotton blend, with a small inset panel in which the stamp rests.

Details

  • Pages are acid-free, hand-torn, blank, cream-colored paper suitable for ink and pencil alike and with plenty of room for photos.
  • Albums are 10" wide x 10" high and are sewn by hand with waxed dark brown linen thread using an exposed, sturdy Coptic stitch binding
  • 30 pages each (60 pages, front & back) - room for 60 photos up to 8" x 8" each
  • Includes a set of 250 self-adhesive photo corners for adding photos
  • Each book features a panel of original vintage postage stamps and is covered with a durable half linen/half cotton eco-friendly cloth, that was made using no solvents, PVC, or formaldehyde in the production process.