CANADIAN SEMI- OFFICIAL AIRMAIL LABELS

We have just aquired a small collection of these very desirable stamps.

They were privately printed to pay the fee for letters being mailed by air during the “barn storming” period in the late nineteen teens through the nineteen thirties.  The flimsey aircraft were flown by “bush pilots”, often to very remote locations, including gold and copper mines, and often over fridged, unmapped ground. Many planes crashed, pilots died. It was an amazing time in Canada’s GREAT WHITE NORTH.

If you are looking for a new philatelic challenge, the semi-officials maybe for you. You will discover a number for sale at COLLECTORS EXCHANGE at Florex in December.