Is Your Collection Missing the Complete 1926-27 Map and Mail Stamp Set?
Get the complete set of 3 “Map and Mail” stamps of 1926-27 and save money off Mystic’s regular retail price.
Private contractors were allowed to bid for the contract to carry airmail in the mid 1920s – and the first was awarded to the Ford Motor Company. This set was issued to meet the new Contract Air Mail (CAM) rates – a complicated system that varied depending on weight and the number of zones the mail had to cross. Effective in February of 1927, a simplified rate of 10¢ per half ounce was applied regardless of distance.
U.S. #C7-9 also represent two important stamp “firsts.” The 10¢ denomination is the first U.S. stamp to bear the words “Air Mail,” and for the first time airmail stamps were no longer valid for regular postage. Add all of this history to your album – place your order today.