British Air Mail Society

  • Presentation

    The British Air Mail Society (BAMS) came out of APC London (Aerophilatelic Club London), founded in 1923.

    The BAMS (British Air Mail Society) was founded in 1958.

    The BAeF (British Airmail Federation) was founded 21st October 1984.

    APC amalgamated with BAMS in June 1985 and joined BAeF. BAeF changed it's name back to BAMS November 2008.

    The BAMS caters for anybody who has an interest in airmails of whatever period on a worldwide basis.

    All aero subjects are catered for including Air Mail History, Air Letters, Internal and External flights, Individual Airlines, Air Mail stamps, First Flights, Crash Mail, Balloons, Zeppelins, and much much more.

    BAMS publishes the Air Mail News 4 times a year. It is sent free to members.

  • Board
    Board of B.A.M.S.
    President Eddie Spicer
    Vice-President John Symons
    Secretary Mike Buchanan
    Treasurer Graham Boutle
    FISA-Delegate Eddie Spicer
    Contact Eddie Spicer
    Website BAMS
    Official Publication

    Air Mail News

  • 2021

    Air Mail News # 252

    • Eddie’s Sweden to Florida Cover 25th September 1943
    • Ministry of Balloon Post Commemorative Flight
    • The South Africa 1925 First Definitive Air Mail Stamps Issued Within the British Empire
    • More on the Pioneers of Aerophilately
    • Supersonic memories - Captain Chemel
    • The German Catapult Mail of the North Atlantic : Part 12
    • Gibraltar 1931 - Tje Seaplane Service to Tangier linking with Aéropostale Service
    • Fisherman's Lake - into the unknown : part 1
    • LAN Chile's role in overseas mail
    February 2021 # 252

    Air Mail News # 253

    May 2021 # 253

    Air Mail News # 254

    August 2021 # 254

    Air Mail News # 255

    November 2021 # 255
  • 2020

    Air Mail News # 248

    • Boxed three bar obliteration
    • The airmail stamps of the Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Co. ltd. - Part 1, the First Issue Stamps January, 1934
    • My wonderful Philatelic Flight : Major (Rtd.) Richard K. Malott, CD, M.Sc., B.A.
    • The German catapult ail of the North Atlantic - part 8
    • Problem regarding the delivery of a German transatlantic air mail covefr sent when the Second World War was about to start
    February 2020 # 248

    Air Mail News # 249

    • The airmail stamps of the Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Co. ltd. - Part 2, the Second Issue “The Island Air Express”
    • The German catapult ail of the North Atlantic - part 9
    • Lan-Chile's internal airline 1941-1950's
    • Romanian International Air Mail service during the Inflationary Period 1 : 1st March to 21st August 1947
    May 2020 # 249

    Air Mail News # 250

    • "Clipper Cove" Pan American Airways corporation's new flying boat base for their "Pacific Rim" Clippers
    • Postcards from the paste
    • Dutch airmail started in 1920
    • The airmail stamps of the Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Co. ltd. - Part 3, Flight Covers
    • The German catapult ail of the North Atlantic - part 10
    • Flights of Fantasy
    August 2020 # 250

    Air Mail News # 251

    • Francis J. Field
    • Interrupted flight of 21st September 1933
    • The veil is lifted builds a seaport in the jungle, Fisherman's lake and how FAM22 became known as FAM18
    • The German catapult mail of the North Atlantic
    • The amazing story behind Costa Rica's higher denominated air mail stamp issue of 1931
    • Air-sea mail in the Mediterranean
    November 2020 # 251
  • 2019

    Air Mail News # 244

    February 2019 # 244

    Air Mail News # 245

    May 2019 # 245

    Air Mail News # 246

    August 2019 # 246

    Air Mail News # 247

    November 2019 # 247
  • 2018

    Air Mail News # 240

    • Raid Samat, November 1933
    • The Puzzling World of Air Parcel Cards
    • The Horseshoe Route from the United Kingdom : October 1941 - January 1942.
    • Some FAM-4 First Flight Covers
    February 2018 # 240

    Air Mail News # 241

    May 2018 # 241

    Air Mail News # 242

    August 2018 # 242

    Air Mail News # 243

    November 2018 # 243
  • 2017

    Air Mail News # 236

    • Editorial : Concerning the Future, or Non-Future of our Hobby
    • Wartime Air Mail Rates from Brazil - part 1 : 1933-1934 / John Wilson
    • "Mercury" Re-Visited / Bill Trower
    • A Second Rare Aquila Airways Crash Cover Discovered / Ken Sanford
    • Cover : Switzerland to the Philippines in 1941 / Richard Saundry
    • Ligne Mermoz Flights 3A and 3B : Mail from the First Round Trip of the "Croix-du-Sud" / Dan Gribbin
    February 2017 # 236

    Air Mail News # 237

    • Obituary : Edward Wilfred Baxby "Ted" Proud
    • Francis J. Field's Little Trademark / Peter Wingent
    • Australian Air Mail across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, 1937-1945 / Laurence Kimpton
      -- -- Part 3 : Mail by Sea and Air to Europe, 1942-1944
      -- -- Mail via Trans-Pacific Military Services, 1942-1945
    • Some FAM-18 First Flight Covers of Character / Richard Saundry
    • An April 1945 Registered Air Mail Letter from ölish Forces in Italy / Richard Beith
    May 2017 # 237

    Air Mail News # 238

    August 2017 # 238

    Air Mail News # 239

    • Editorial : "Attendance at BAMS Meetings"
    • Robert Clark : "Flown from the UK to New Zealand via the USA in July-August 1940"
    • Richard Saundry : "Romanian Transatlantic Air Mails during World War II"
    • Brian Asquith : "China National Aviation Corporation : Attempted Canton-Fort Bayard-Hanoi Route to connect with Air France Services to Europe"
    • David Collyer : "Horseshoe Route Disruption - Iraq, May-June 1941"
    • Richard Saundry : "Mail launched by Catapult from the S.S.'Ile de France' towards New York in August 1928
    • Brian Asquith : "A BAMS Member's Eyewitness Account of Thai Airways Crash at Kai Tak, Hong Kong, 30 June 1928"
    • Editor's Postscript : "Lindbergh-flown registered cover from Sto. Domingo. D.R. to Havana, Cuba
    November 2017 # 239