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The British Air Mail Society (BAMS) formerly the British Aerophilatelic Federation (BAeF) was founded in 1985 and incorporates the Aero Philatelic Club, London (1923) and the British Air Mail Society (1958).

The BAMS caters for anybody who has an interest in airmails of whatever period on a worldwide basis.

All aero subjects are catered for including Air Mail History, Air Letters, Internal and External flights, Individual Airlines, Air Mail stamps, First Flights, Crash Mail, Balloons, Zeppelins, and much much more.

BAMS publishes the Journal Air Mail News 4 times a year. It is sent free to members. A volunteer is required to replace our current Editor who has completed his term of office. Please contact J.Symonds for details


The British Air Mail Society is affiliated to:

new The next issue of the Air Mail News will be that for next August. To ensure all the necessary files are sent to the printers, any material for inclusion in the journal is required as soon as possible: reports, events, literature reviews, library additions, and any other society matter. Additionally articles are required as usual; it would highly desirable to build up a stock for future issues. So please send your material as the earliest opportunity. For the August issue to be distributed on time, the printer needs the requisite files in the first week of July.

new The agenda for the AGM on 4th June can be viewed here. Several important posts in the society are, or will become vacant and replacements are urgently required. Details are available here.

new The 2017 Pillage Trophy, hosted by the AAMS, will be held in Sarasota, Florida, in February 2017 in conjunction with the annual Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition. This will possibly be held on the first weekend, viz. February 3, 4 & 5 (Friday, Sat. & Sunday).
This is a call for BAMS team members. Any member who would care to volunteer to provide a 16 page Air Mail entry, please get in touch with Bill Trower or Eddie Spicer, with a precis of their front page.
Team members are expected to travel with their entry. The team will consist of up to 6 members. Partial assistance with expenses, will be generously provided by Kelleher Auctions, LLC., for which we are extremely grateful.

new The next auction is in September 2016 and can be downloaded from the Auction page. Lots for future auctions are required ASAP to the Auction Secretary P.Lister.

new A list of Stan Wheatcroft's books for sale are available here.

new A page showing studies by Society members is under construction. The first study is on the D.L.H. Athens - Berlin service in the 1930s.

Books may be purchased from member Richard Beith. Details are available here

A book Australasian Crash Mail Vol 1 1917-30 by member Brian Peace was published in March 2015 and a full description can be downloaded here. Members of the British Air Mail Society are entitled to a 10 discount. There is a very limited print run and members are urged to order their copies now so that they are not disappointed. Further volumes are promised in the future.

Comments and suggestions for improvement are very welcome. I can be contacted at nzsgb1 AT (Replace AT with the usual @.)

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