México Vía Correo Aéreo

Nature and Technology

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Eagle, 1927-28
Mexico’s first airmail stamp design, used here on an envelope flown from Querétaro to Nuevo Laredo, then freighted across the border to connect with a U.S. contract airmail flight, October 1, 1928.

Mexican airmail stamps carried a progressive national image worldwide. In 1922 Mexico’s first airmail stamps depicted a symbolic eagle soaring through a majestic landscape. Later stamps illustrated transportation and feats of engineering, emphasizing industrial progress, but always in harmony with the countryside.