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Airmail Leaflets 1919-72


Pre-war leaflets included maps showing the ever-expanding airmail routes available
This one is from the July 1938 leaflet
Airmail leaflets giving rates, routes and posting details for air post from the UK were issued between 1919-72 (except during WW2, when airmail supplements were included in the Post Office Circular), and are a major primary source. Generally speaking, they were issued 2-4 times a year pre-war, and monthly post-war.

The BPMA have copies of most, and (with permission) these have been digitally photographed and saved in PDF format. While this is not ideal (as photos the perspective is not "flat" -- especially where leaflets were closely bound into volumes), the information is normally readable, which is the main thing! Where original unbound leaflets in collector hands were available, scanned versions are used instead for additional clarity.

(= scans, = digital photos of loose leaflets, = digital photos of bound copies (not ideal!). Plain text with no link indicates that as far as we know there should be a leaflet for this date, but we don't have it.)

If you spot any errors or problems, or have copies of leaflets not linked or not scanned and would be willing to make them available, please contact with the details.

1919

November (0.4Mb)

1920

August (0.6Mb)

1921

April (1.0Mb)

1922

July (1.0Mb)
November (1.2Mb)

1923

May (0.7Mb)
July (2.6Mb)
November (1.7Mb)

1924

June (1.7Mb)
October (2.7Mb)

1925

June (1.2Mb)
December (2.9Mb)

1926

July (2.9Mb)

1927

June (4.3Mb)

1928

May (4.2Mb)
October (4.9Mb)

1929

May (4.2Mb)
October (5.4Mb)

1930

April (7.6Mb)
October (7.8Mb)

1931

February (0.9Mb)
May (5.6Mb)
October (6.0Mb)

1932

April (7.4Mb)
November (7.6Mb)

1933

May (8.9Mb)
November (7.8Mb)

1934

May (6.8Mb)
November (8.6Mb)

1935

January (7.1Mb)
March (Eur) (0.7Mb)
April (8.7Mb)
October (7.5Mb)

1936

April (6.3Mb)
October (7.5Mb)

1937

April (7.6Mb)
June (5.9Mb)
October (5.5Mb)

1938

February (11.0Mb)
April (5.5Mb)
July (11.1Mb)
October (5.8Mb)

1939

April (4.2Mb)

1945

September (3.2Mb)

1946

May (17.1Mb)

1947

January (1.3Mb)
February (4.1Mb)
March
April (3.7Mb)
May (4.2Mb)
June (3.7Mb)
July (1.9Mb)
August (1.9Mb)
September (2.2Mb)
October (1.1Mb)
November (1.7Mb)
December (1.5Mb)

1948

January (1.6Mb)
February (1.7Mb)
March (7.1Mb)
April (7.3Mb)
May (1.5Mb)
June
July (1.4Mb)
August (1.7Mb)
September (1.7Mb)
October (1.5Mb)
November (1.6Mb)
December (2.2Mb)

1949

January (2.2Mb)
February (2.2Mb)
March
April (2.2Mb)
May (5.7Mb)
June (2.3Mb)
July (5.3Mb)
August (2.2Mb)
September (2.8Mb)
October (2.4Mb)
November (2.3Mb)
December (2.2Mb)

1950

January (2.4Mb)
February (2.5Mb)
March (2.1Mb)
April (2.2Mb)
May (2.5Mb)
June (2.6Mb)
July (2.4Mb)
August (2.4Mb)
September (2.7Mb)
October (2.5Mb)
November (2.3Mb)
December (2.4Mb)

1951

January (2.5Mb)
February (2.5Mb)
March (2.8Mb)
April 1st (5.3Mb)
April (2.8Mb)
May (3.4Mb)
June (2.7Mb)
July (2.5Mb)
August (2.6Mb)
September (2.5Mb)
October (2.9Mb)
November 1st (2.8Mb)
December 1st (2.7Mb)

1952

January 1st (2.5Mb)
February 1st (2.3Mb)
March 1st (2.5Mb)
April 1st (2.6Mb)
May 1st (2.9Mb)
June 1st (2.7Mb)
July 1st (2.7Mb)
August 1st (2.8Mb)
October 1st (2.8Mb)
October 26th (3.1Mb)
December 1st (2.8Mb)

1953

January 1st (2.8Mb)
February 1st (2.7Mb)
March 1st (2.7Mb)
April 1st (2.6Mb)
May 1st (3.7Mb)
June 1st (2.7Mb)
July 1st (2.4Mb)
August 1st (2.7Mb)
October 3rd (3.2Mb)
November 1st (2.7Mb)
December 1st (2.8Mb)

1954

January 1st (2.9Mb)
February 1st (2.6Mb)
March 1st (2.7Mb)
April 1st (2.7Mb)
May 1st (2.6Mb)
May 8th (2.8Mb)
June 1st (2.6Mb)
July 1st
August 1st
September 1st
October 1st
November 1st
December 1st (2.4Mb)

1955

January 1st (4.2Mb)
February 1st (2.6Mb)
March 1st (2.7Mb)
April 1st (3.6Mb)
May 1st (3.6Mb)
June 1st (3.4Mb)
July 1st (2.4Mb)
August 1st (2.4Mb)
October 2nd (2.3Mb)
November 1st (3.4Mb)
December 1st (3.1Mb)

1956

January 1st (2.4Mb)
February 1st (3.3Mb)
March 1st (2.5Mb)
April 1st (2.3Mb)
May 1st (2.4Mb)
June 1st
July 1st (2.4Mb)
August 1st (2.5Mb)
September 1st
October 7th (2.2Mb)
November 1st (3.6Mb)
December 1st (2.1Mb)

1957

January 1st (2.1Mb)
February 1st (2.2Mb)
March 1st (2.5Mb)
April 1st (2.3Mb)
May 1st
June 1st (3.6Mb)
July 1st (2.3Mb)
August 1st (3.2Mb)
October 1st (2.2Mb)
November 1st (2.5Mb)
December 1st (3.3Mb)

1958

January 1st (3.6Mb)
February 1st (3.6Mb)
March 1st (3.9Mb)
April 1st (3.9Mb)
May 1st (3.8Mb)
June 1st (3.8Mb)
July 1st (4.0Mb)
August 1st (4.1Mb)
September 1st
October 1st (3.9Mb)
November 1st
December 1st (3.6Mb)

1959

January 1st (10.6Mb)
February 1st (11.7Mb)
March 1st (11.8Mb)
April 1st (11.6Mb)
May 1st (3.9Mb)
June 1st (2.3Mb)
September 1st (10.4Mb)
October 1st (4.3Mb)
November 1st (4.0Mb)
December 1st (4.2Mb)

1960

January 1st (4.3Mb)
February 1st (2.2Mb)
March 1st (4.1Mb)
April 1st (4.1Mb)
May 1st (3.9Mb)
June 1st (4.0Mb)
July 1st (4.4Mb)
August 1st (4.1Mb)
October 1st (10.8Mb)
November 1st (3.7Mb)
December 1st (4.0Mb)

1961

January 1st (3.0Mb)
February 1st (3.2Mb)
March 1st (3.1Mb)
April 1st (3.4Mb)
May 1st (3.1Mb)
June 1st (2.4Mb)
July 1st (2.6Mb)
August 1st (2.5Mb)
October 1st (2.4Mb)
November 1st (2.4Mb)
December 1st (2.2Mb)

1962

January 1st (2.2Mb)
February 1st (2.5Mb)
March 1st (2.4Mb)
April 1st (2.5Mb)
May 1st (2.5Mb)
June 1st (2.3Mb)
July 1st (2.7Mb)
August 1st (2.9Mb)
October 1st (2.8Mb)
November 1st (2.6Mb)
December 1st (2.5Mb)

1963

January 1st (2.6Mb)
February 1st (3.0Mb)
March 1st (3.0Mb)
April 1st (2.8Mb)
May 1st (2.7Mb)
June 1st (2.8Mb)
July 1st (2.9Mb)
August 1st (2.9Mb)
October 1st (2.8Mb)
November 1st (2.7Mb)
December 1st (2.9Mb)

1964

January 1st (2.6Mb)
February 1st (2.6Mb)
March 1st (2.6Mb)
April 1st (2.5Mb)
May 1st (2.5Mb)
June 1st (2.5Mb)
July 1st (2.5Mb)
August 1st (2.6Mb)
October 1st (2.6Mb)
November 1st (2.3Mb)
December 1st (2.3Mb)

1965

January 1st (2.6Mb)
February 1st (2.7Mb)
March 1st (2.5Mb)
April 1st (2.6Mb)
May 1st (2.7Mb)
June 1st (2.4Mb)
July 1st (2.4Mb)
August 1st (2.5Mb)
October 1st (2.6Mb)
November 1st (2.8Mb)
December 1st (2.6Mb)

1966

January 1st (2.8Mb)
February 1st (2.6Mb)
March 1st (2.7Mb)
April 1st (2.4Mb)
May 1st (2.7Mb)
June 1st (2.9Mb)
July 1st (2.8Mb)
August 1st (2.7Mb)
October 1st (2.7Mb)
November 1st (2.9Mb)
December 1st (2.8Mb)

1967

January 1st (2.8Mb)
February 1st (3.0Mb)
March 1st (2.8Mb)
April 1st (2.8Mb)
May 1st (2.8Mb)
June 1st (2.5Mb)
July 1st (2.7Mb)
August 1st (2.7Mb)
October 1st (2.9Mb)
November 1st (2.7Mb)
December 1st (2.9Mb)

1968

January 1st (2.5Mb)
February 1st (2.6Mb)
March 1st (2.7Mb)
April 1st (2.7Mb)
May 1st (2.8Mb)
June 1st (2.6Mb)
July 1st (2.5Mb)
August 1st (2.7Mb)
October 1st (3.0Mb)
November 1st (2.6Mb)
December 1st (3.1Mb)

1969

January 1st (2.7Mb)
February 1st (2.9Mb)
March 1st (2.9Mb)
April 1st (2.9Mb)
May 1st (2.7Mb)
June 1st (2.9Mb)
July 1st (2.8Mb)
August 1st (2.6Mb)
October 1st (2.9Mb)
November 1st (2.7Mb)
December 1st (5.3Mb)

1970

January 1st (2.7Mb)
February 1st (5.4Mb)
March 1st (2.6Mb)
April 1st (2.6Mb)
May 1st (2.5Mb)
June 1st (2.5Mb)
July 1st (2.5Mb)
August 1st (2.6Mb)
October 1st (2.3Mb)
November 1st (2.5Mb)
December 1st (2.5Mb)

1971

January 1st (9.2Mb)
(no March edition)
April 1st (9.5Mb)
May 1st (3.4Mb)
June 1st (3.3Mb)
July 1st (3.6Mb)
August 1st (3.5Mb)
October 1st (3.3Mb)
November 1st (3.3Mb)
December 1st (3.3Mb)

1972

January 1st (2.6Mb)
February 1st (2.5Mb)
March 1st (2.5Mb)
April 1st (2.4Mb)
May 1st (2.4Mb)
June 1st (2.6Mb)
July 1st (2.5Mb)
August 1st (2.4Mb)
October 1st (2.4Mb)
November 1st (2.3Mb)
December 1st (2.4Mb)

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