US Airmail Postcards

U.S. airmail postal cards appeared several years after airmail service began. The first such card, featuring an eagle in flight, was a 4 cent card sold on January 10, 1949. in the following decades, U.S. airmail postal cards featured themes including the Olympics, airplanes and variations of eagle designs.

Here are some examples of U.S. airmail postal cards.

Refer to caption
Air post postal card issued on August 4, 1967.

Refer to caption
Air post postal card issued on February 22, 2001.

Refer to caption
First day stamped air post postal card issued on June 29, 1972.

Refer to caption
First day stamped air post postal card issued on June 29, 1972.

Fad to Fundamental: Airmail in America