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avro748
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10 Sep 2020
11:47:56am
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hello all. this is one of the latest airmail covers i have, dont know much about it, any info would be helpful, thanks in advance, regards ken
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10 Sep 2020
01:45:21pm
re: demonstration flight 1938

it looks to be March 1938, which is two months before the national Air Mail Week. Perhaps this is a demo of some aspect the process of loading or unloading mail from a plane, or just the plane itself.

Air Mail Week was highly publicized and promoted. One of James Farley's ideas.

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10 Sep 2020
03:04:44pm
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James Farley during 1938 National Air Mail Week.
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10 Sep 2020
03:19:45pm
re: demonstration flight 1938

That's a great photo of James Farley and NAMW mail, but the cover posted March 12, 1938, was not part of National Air Mail Week. There was a Southwestern Air Conference going on and one of its activities were in-state airmail feeder flights from smaller Oklahoma towns to OKC.

Here is another demonstration flight cover now for sale on eBay commemorating the same event and postmarked the same day, March 12, 1938

I guessing that your cover was also commemorating these air mail trial flights. Given the Holdenville receiving cancel on the reverse, your cover probably went from OKC to Holdenville by air.

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10 Sep 2020
09:49:10pm
re: demonstration flight 1938

That wonderful picture of Farley sitting with the pile of airmail envelopes does bring back the memory that mail was used in the US and probably many other countries to subsidize commercial aviation by the government. Except for the extremes air cargo is based on weight while sea shipment is based on volume. The extremes would be that it would not be commercially sensible to send table tennis balls by air, but you could stuff a lot of boxes of them in a sea shipping container. The answer of course would be to squash the balls flat before sending them by airHappy

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11 Sep 2020
08:20:55am
re: demonstration flight 1938

but then you'd be playing a different court game, now wouldn't you.

Craig, care to weigh in?

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