Paquebot Mail – An Introduction

Paquebot Mail – An Introduction.

Today I wish to add another facet of Philately -The Paquebot Mail. It is also known by various other names across different countries and regions. These other names are “Ship Mail” in Australia, Posted at Sea in different countries, “Schiffsbrief” in Austria and Germany, “Pachhibot” in Italy, “Paketboot” in The Netherlands and its Colonies, “Paquete” in Portugal and its Colonies and “Paquetboat” in the United States.

This field of Philately is very interesting and let me assure you it can be mysterious to find all the information from every Paquetbot cover.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) made special handling regulations for mail posted on the high seas abroad ocean-going vessels at the Vienna Conference in 1891 and further clarified at the Washington DC conference of the UPU in 1896.

Covers and Cards mailed at sea are generally referred to as “Paquebot Covers”.Paquebot is French for “Packet Boat” and the Postal administrations across the World use paquebot handstamps to mark mail received from a sea-going vessel that has no onboard post office.

Such a mail generally originates from Passengers or crew or it might be picked up at a port of call lacking postal facilities for onward transportation to the next port having postal facilities. Mail posted at sea is generally held by ship’s purser or postal officer until the next port with postal facilities is reached.

 

 

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Hot Air Balloon Carried Cover -Pollachi 2016.

Hot Air Balloon Carried Cover -Pollachi 2016.

The 2nd Tamilnadu International Balloon Festival was held in Pollachi in 2016. A Hot Balloon Carried Cover was released on 03 Jan 2016. It was signed by the Pilot Mr Gary Moore.

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SPECIAL COVER- HOT AIR BALLOON CARRIED COVER -2016

Special Cover carried by Ruskin 1927 -12th Vintage and Classic Car Rally

Special Cover carried by Ruskin 1927 -12th Vintage and Classic Car Rally 2010

The 12th Vintage and Classic Car Rally was held in Jaipur at Hotel Jaimahal Palace on 13 and 14 Feb 2010. A Special cover was released to mark the occasion. The Cover features Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur with her Rolls Royce. A total of 1000 covers were released. The cancellation shows Vintage Cars.

A Limited numberof Covers were carried in a Ruskin 1927 car from Hotel Jaimahal to GPO Jaipur. This car also featured in film Gandhi”.

SPECIAL COVER VINTAGE CAR RALLY JAIPUR
COVER CARRIED BY RUSKIN 1927 -SPECIAL COVER VINTAGE CAR RALLY JAIPUR

 

Air Asia Kabali Special Flight Carried cover -2016

Air Asia Kabali Special Flight Carried cover -2016

Kabali was a 2016 Tamil Film starring Indian Film Superstar Rajinikanth released all over India and several other parts of World . A Special A 320 airbus was flown on Bengaluru-Chennai-Bengaluru route with promotion posters of film painted on the aircraft of Air Asia – A first for a film in India.

A Special cover was carried on this A 320 Airbus. The cover is listed with all the cancellations and postmarks.

SPL CVR KABALI
SPECIAL COVER – AIR ASIA KABALI CARRIED COVER -2016
SPL CVR KABALI BACK SIDE
SPECIAL CARRIED COVER -AIR ASIA KABALI -2016