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MARCONI & HAM RADIO FIRST DAY COVERS

Marconi Postage Stamps and First Day Covers
from Solomon Islands

Marconi Centenary FDC

In 1996, the centennial year of radio communications, Solomon Islands in the SW Pacific issued a set of four stamps commemorating Marconi's achievements:
  • $1.05 - Marconi demonstration on Salisbury Plain c.1896
  • $1.20 - Marconi maritime installation c.1900
  • $1.35 - First aeronautical radio - Croydon Airport c.1920
  • $1.45 - Marconi in Japan during his 1933-34 world tour

I have some spares of this set of four stamps on a First Day Cover (FDC) please contact me for details. Sorry, I no longer have any mint stamps.

Also Available: Solomon Islands Radio Society FDC

Issued for World Communications Year in 1983, I still have a small number of the special H44SI Solomon Islands Radio Society Commemorative FDCs available to sell - please contact me for details.
Sorry, I no longer have any mint stamps. 

H44SI Solomon Islands Amateur Radio Society FDC

The HISTORY OF TELECOMMUNICATION

This is site has a great timeline of telecommunication:

http://www.shoretel.com/community/the-history-of-telecommunication.html

And, here is a great piece on Marconi:

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/marconi/history.html

I was alerted to these resources by Megan Taylor (no relation!) at www.sutterlibrary.com 

Another H44 Ham Radio Cover:

Amateur Radio from Space Shuttle 

This cover is RARE!

Visit some other Marconi, Radio and Philatelic Sites:
International Marconi Day--Official Site


100 Yrs of Radio

 

 

 
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