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20 October 1926, Greece
First airmail connected Italy, Turkey and Greece

This is a view through a Doric style cloister – one of the Greek orders which already existed in the 6th century BC, and was succeeded by the ancient Romans. When the Renaissance Europeans re-discovered the beauty of those orders, they were spread beyond the Mediterranean.

This stamp was the first Airmail between Greece and other countries, and an Italian printer delivered this advanced design. The depicted aircraft is a “Savoia-Marchetti S-55 double-hulled flying boat” – yes, flying boat! – here a footage movie is on YouTube.



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