Hello,  I hope you enjoy seeing this stamp from France. Issued in 1970. One of a set of 4 commemorating aviation pioneers. Nothing really special but it is lovely to have in an aviation collection I think. I will have to look out for the other three in due course.

It shows Didier Daurat (on the left) and Raymond Vanier. Not exactly the most famous of aviation pioneers  – well to me anyway. The plane is a DC-4

Daraut was by all means an interesting and generally I believe an unliked character. He was a fighter pilot during World War I. After the war he joined an airline run by the famous Pierre-Georges Latécoère as a pilot and later as the Operations Director.

Raymond Vanier is also remembered as a pioneering aviator who played a key role in the development of French and Spanish civil aviation

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Enjoy your aerophilately and aviation stamps..  Best wishes…. Michael