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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. The editor is Dr Richard Saundry.


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.

new The results of the latest auction which closed on 30 September are now available and can be downloaded from the Auction page. The next auction is in January 2017 and can be downloaded from the Auction page.

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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