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Something a bit different today as this is a stamp but not a Postal  Authority stamp. It is what I understand to be an Unofficial Local Post (also sometimes called a “cinderella”)  and was printed in 1987 for the 60th Anniversary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service  of Australia.

It was printed in a sheetlet of 10 and has a part “cancelled to order” cancellation. Below is what it would have looked like.

The aircraft in the image looks like a De Havilland DH 50, which was the model first used by the service back in 1928. Actually a Qantas aircraft back then I believe.

RFDS is a really brilliant organization providing amazing services to outback Australia. They do not sell stamps anymore which is a pity as perhaps they could get some extra revenue for “cinderella” and aviation collectors. I am wondering if they are doing anything to celebrate their 90th Anniversary this year? Do any of my readers know?

Best wishes   Michael   cddstamps.com

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