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Hello,  a short post before we fly to London for a quick holiday and to visit the London Stampex 2018 Show.

I thought this  Miniature Sheet from Montserrat was worth showing. Issued in 1993 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the RAF.  I cannot remember, maybe I have shown this before. I chose it as it was just there on my desk and it got me thinking; how long did it take to fly anywhere  in these aircraft?  The trip to London from Manila these days is about 14 1/2 hours.  Back in the 1940s I am guessing it would have been 40 plus hours,  and back in the 1920s much longer  maybe a reader will know.  I am guessing 8 days, with nowhere near the comfort we will be enjoying on one of Philippines Airlines Boeing 777s.

Enjoy your stamps and flying.  see you later in September.   Michael   cddstamps.com