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GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES IN THE AEROPHILATELIC CLASS

(Page 88 of the YPA Handbook)

1.   The first page should be an introductory page that shows the concept and its development within the exhibit. It should have a clear beginning; a clear theme and a logical ending. Include references on this page.

2.   It should be composed essentially of postal documents transmitted by air bearing evidence of having been flown.

3.   It should represent a study of the development of air mail services by including: - postal documents dispatched by air; official and semi-official stamps issued for use on airmail, but principally on cover; postal and other marks, vignettes and labels relating to aerial transport; material not conveyed through the postal system but important in the development of air mail; mail recovered from aircraft accidents or other incidents.

4.   The exhibit may be: - Chronological; Geographical or showing a means of transport, e.g. rocket or pigeon carried.

5.   Routes and rates are relevant to the development of the subject. Maps and drawings may be included but must be restricted in number.

6.   Rarity is not a judge of value but reflects the relative scarcity of such items.

7.   Too much description or duplication of the title on the remaining pages is not advised.

8.   Duplication of material should be avoided, regardless of value.

9.   An exhibit of composed only of mint or used airmail stamps will not qualify for entry in this class.

10.   Make sure that the introductory sheet and the rest of the exhibit are in agreement.

11.   Refer to “Airmails in Exhibition – a Guide for Competitors” by John C W Field.

12.   If using a typewriter or computer, it is better to use plain paper or the plain side of a sheet, as the quadrille lines of a sheet do not usually correspond with the typewriter or computer.




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