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16 Feb 2021
09:17:25am
Judging from past experience on StampoRama, I'm confident someone will know what "FAM 18" means on what looks like a fairly common rubberstamped cachet for first flight covers. My weak guess is "First Air Mail" for the FAM. But "18?" So far it's the only number I've seen on covers for sale.

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16 Feb 2021
09:23:02am
re: FAM 18?

Here is a link to all the FAMs...

http://www.aerodacious.com/FAM.HTM


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16 Feb 2021
12:54:59pm
re: FAM 18?

that took 6 minutes.... we need to improve our answering time, MOVE MOVE MOVE

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16 Feb 2021
04:50:49pm
re: FAM 18?

FAM is "Foreign Air Mail", 18 is the particular airmail route.

While we are at it:
CAM = "Contract Air Mail" which is the designation for US domestic routes.

These routes, extensions, first flight cachets etc are all documented in the 5 volume "American Airmail Catalogue" published by the American Airmail Society (AAMS)

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16 Feb 2021
08:25:05pm
re: FAM 18?

Quote:

"So far it's the only number I've seen on covers for sale."



FAM 5 to Canal Zone
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FAM 6 to Caribbean
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FAM 8 to Central America
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FAM 17 to Bermuda
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FAM 14 to Asia (Pacific Clipper)
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APS #213005
16 Feb 2021
09:08:20pm
re: FAM 18?

Love those US C11's, Roy!!!

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16 Feb 2021
09:52:31pm
re: FAM 18?

OK, 3 bits of eye candy for Randy!

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Sorry Musicman, none of these are available. All from my "Sold Database".

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18 Feb 2021
09:41:44am
re: FAM 18?

Thanks, everyone! It's like Philately University on SOR. I love Roy's checkered envelope.

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APS #213005
18 Feb 2021
06:29:54pm
re: FAM 18?

Wonderful C11 covers, Roy!

...especially the zep cover!!!

Thanks for posting!

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