Friday, March 15, 2013

Bleriot Monoplane Shaped Miniature Sheet

A unique sheet, shaped as a plane, is what collectors interested in odd shaped sheets and stamps and aircraft got on the occasion of the 2011 World Post day.

The World Post day happens each year on October 9, remembering this date for the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The South African Post office highlighted the year 2011 World Post Day stamp with the 100th anniversary of the first South African airmail flight. It commemorated this historical flight, with a miniature sheet, an airmail postcard rate stamp and a first-day cover.

The miniature sheet in the shape of a Bleriot monoplane was issued on 7th October 2011. Paul Treleven created the artwork for the miniature sheet as well as for the stamp depicting the monoplane in flight.

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