Friday, April 20, 2012

US: Alaska Star Airlines airmail label

Here is an airline issue label from Alaska Star Airlines.

Star Air Service, later Star Air Lines and Alaska Star Airlines was an American air service in Alaska from 1932 to 1944. With financial help from a wealthy Alaska miner, three pilots who had started a flying school and charter business in Seattle, shipped an open-cockpit biplane by steamship to Alaska in March 1932. Star Air Service was incorporated in April, 1932 in Anchorage with capitalization of $4,000. The company had some early success training student pilots, but their airplane was destroyed in a crash. Their financial backer helped them purchase a larger plane with an enclosed cabin which supported winter operations.(wikipedia)

Year: approx.1940, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: - USA-B-167, rouletted H, booklets with 
10 vertical strips of 10, bright red/dark violet-blue/white, 4****

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