From the reference box # 80


#80 - BOAC First Day Cover, celebrating the their first flights between London and Mexico back in April 1966.

The stamps are not that spectacular, but the graphic on the envelope is great and caught my eye. The orange and blue are really strong and I love the BOAC logo.

I didn't realise when I bought it, but inside there's a card with information about the first flight and cover. Apparently all the First Day Covers travelled 6246 miles on a Boeing 707 for 14 hours 55 mins during the inaugural flights. What a well travelled First Day Cover!

See more items from our wonderful reference box here.

Fri 25 Jun 2010

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Reference box , stamps

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Make Do Style

06 Jun 2010 01:25 PM

Fab! And have you seen the red Westwood shoes on my wardrobe?

Delicious Industries

06 Jun 2010 02:00 PM

The ones with the wings? Just looked now - they are fabulous. Sold out in a 4 :( probably a good thing though!

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