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Frames Around the Edges

June 2, 1931. The text on the back reads, "Mfd. By J.W. Stoutzenberg, Maplewood, Mo., All Rights Reserved."

June 28, 1932. This design consists of small red and blue shields. A similar desigh with the red (top portion of the shield) raised higher and no designation stating "AIR MAIL", exists, which was for the regular postage rate.

July 6, 1932

November 23, 193(?) - Unreadable date 

February 15, 1932. The printed text on the back reads, "Copyrighted by A.C. Roessler, East Orange, H.J.". Printed to the right of that in a different colored ink is, "Newark Stamp & Coin Co.,86 Park Pl., Newark, H.J."

April 1, 1930. This is a larger pattern and slightly different from the one above. The text on the back of the envelope reads, "Copyrighted by A.C. Roessler, East Orange, N.J."

October 15, 1930

December 3, 1934

May 19, 1938

October 13 1933 - This envelope, and the one below it, do not have any text stating it is for air mail, but the colors around the edge designate it an air mail envelope. This is actually a FDC of the Kosciuszko stamp.

November 11, 1933 - This design has the "NRA" and eagle of the National Recovery Act.

May 8, 19?? - Another envelope with the NRA logo around the edges, plus text.

April 22, 1932

July 4, 1932 - A very odd combination of colors for an air mail envelope.


February 22, 1932 - Another odd combination of colors (Blue and green) with images of a tree.

September 2, 1932 - The "VIA AIR MAIL" was added with a rubber stamp and has been seen on similar envelopes in different position on the envelope. Both of the envelopes seen were used for a Washington Bicentennial event and the envelope could have been made for events during the 1932 Washington Bicentennial year. The fonts of the "Air Mail" are similar to the rubber stamped address on the envelope, in design and color. However, it is the same font as the text on the cover above it and the bi-plane cover several images below. What is interesting is that the green cachet is the error cachet with the wrong date of "1790" instead of "1789". After 2,000 covers were stamped with this cachet it was discovered and replaced with "1789". Twenty-seven thousand covers received the corrected cachet.

February 22, 1932. This is one of two covers illustrated on this page with "For" printed on it. Years later the word "To" was used and not "For."

June 26 - 1932 - The actual cover was sent regular mail with the Air Mail crossed off.

February 9, 1931. This is one of five envelopes shown on this page that does not have "AIR MAIL", "VIA AIR MAIL" or "PAR AVION" printed on it. The design is around the back edge of the cover as well.

May 19, 1938 - This cover also does not have any text printed on it.

August 22, 1932

December 3, 1939

August 30, 1947

June 1, 1932. The back of this envelope has the same design except the wording on either side of the eagle was left off. The text on the back reads, "Copyright 1929, Johnson-Clark Stamp Co., Minneapolis, Minn.". In the Planty Photo Encyclopedia of Cacheted First Day Covers, Vol, IV, 1932, it lists this border as being by Carl Becken.

December 1, 1932

June 24, 1932

February 22, 1932

January 12, 1934

January 3, 1935

October 17, 1953


May 1, 1941


November 3, 1930

September 29, 1931 -  This almost looks like a design for a children's book.

April 15, 1947 - I believe the "MACC" stands for Massachusetts Airmail Collectors Club.

July 4, 1937


March 3, 1969

May 30, 1931. The "PAR AVION" is italic on this envelope. Stoutzenberg border.

August 19, 1932. The "PAR AVION" is not italic like the envelope illustrated above. The back of the cover has text that reads, "Mfd. By J.W. Stoutzenberg, Maplewood, MO., All Rights Reserved."

June 23, 1933

September 18, 1934

May 19, 1938

June 6, 1932

September 21, 1956

January 18, 1949 - This envelope was used for a First Day Cover of the Airmail Stamp and had a cachet applied to it.

May 19, 1938 - Obviously this envelope was made for use around the Fourth of July because of the firecrackers and the Liberty Bell. It was used during National Air Mail week .

June 1, 1961. The back of the envelope has the border around it as well.

March 6, 1948 - This is the most awkward design of all the covers seen to date. It was designed by E.P. Haworth of Kansas, City, MO.

September 17, 1950 - This envelope is identical to the one above, but the colors are exchanged. The red is now blue, and the blue is now red.

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