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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.

Urgent Notice: Organisation Changes

BAMS publishes the Journal Air Mail News 4 times a year and it is currently sent free to members.

At the AGM the following organisational changes to the society were approved. From the 1st January 2018 the Membership fee will be 15 for all members both in U.K and Overseas. Providing that they have issued the membership secretary with an e-mail address, all members will receive an e-mail providing them with a username and password to enable them to download Air Mail News from a passwod protected folder that is accessible via the 'Air Mail News Journal' page. The Auction catalogues will be available to all via the Auction page. The current CD option is being withdrawn. Members wishing to receive the Air Mail News in booklet form will have to pay a supplement of an additional 25 to cover its production and postage.


The British Air Mail Society is affiliated to:

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.

Auction details are given here. 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. There are currently three studies, two by Peter Wingent and one by Richard Beith. Members are encouraged to send further articles.

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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