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Airgraph for Christmas & New Year 1944/45


Airgraph Form, 203 x 279mm (8 x 11in), written by John Gibbons, Birkenhead for Christmas and New Year greetings 1944/45.

The Airgraph Service, introduced in 1941 by the Post Office, was for relatives and friends to communicate with the armed forces and Merchant Navy in wartime Britain.

The message was written on a special form and a miniature photographic negative of it was made and sent by airmail. At the destination end a photographic print, measuring 4x5 inches, was made and delivered to the addressee. The original form was retained by the Post Office to be eventually destroyed. The service ended on 31 July 1945.



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