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Thanks for posting.....just wish it was a better image for such an iconic and unusual vehicle.
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Terry

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Well, Terry, here are two better images (and I have more of this remarkable vehicle). Unfortunately my information about the source(s) is wanting, the original files are very big and crisp.

I already mentioned it somewhere but I will repeat it here: for those who do not want to store loads of Meccano Magazines, they are fully and free accessible online. The link for the page Jacques mentions is:

http://www.meccanoindex.co.uk/MMpage.php?MID=21684&id=1414039069

(Sorry to continue off-topic)

Kind regards, Jan

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Jan
Thanks a lot for posting that.....I had seen those both some time ago, but had not saved them. It certainly was an unusual vehicle, and quite tall for its length. I would love to find the Dinky model, but in any kind of good condition, they are hard to find and expensive.
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dinkycollect wrote:

For those who do not have the January 1948 Meccano Magazine, here is the enlarged six pence stamp with the Royal Air Mail service car.

In these early post war days, the quality of printing was not as good as it is today."

Jacques

Attached is an image of the actual stamp. It was issued on 16 August 1939, designed by Desmond J Berry.

Kind regards

Bruce

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janwerner wrote:
"Well, Terry, here are two better images (and I have more of this remarkable vehicle). Unfortunately my information about the source(s) is wanting, the original files are very big and crisp.

I already mentioned it somewhere but I will repeat it here: for those who do not want to store loads of Meccano Magazines, they are fully and free accessible online. The link for the page Jacques mentions is:

http://www.meccanoindex.co.uk/MMpage.php?MID=21684&id=1414039069

(Sorry to continue off-topic)

Kind regards, Jan"

Thanks for the high quality images Jan as well as the link to the Meccano Magazines that now saves me having to dive into a very cluttered storage shed! Lovely seeing the great old lady the Handley-Page H.P.42. Imagine the noise of those four Bristol Jupiter engines, with the fellows at the front without ear muffs! By the way, the aircraft depicted crashed on 7 November 1939 on a flight from France. One of its four-bladed propellers can still be seen on display at the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, situated in the former terminal building of Croydon Airport.

Finally I do not think you were being off-topic as the thread is "Forum", although I get the point you are making. B) If anything, I am off-topic as I have moved from the stamp to the aircraft shown behind the Air Mail Car. So we are even! :laugh:

Kind regards, Bruce

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Thank you for the picture of the stamp. The NZ post printer's quality was much better than that of the 1939 Meccano Magazine.

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