Narrated by well-known CBS newsman Robert Trout, this 13-minute program
displays several early airmail stamps to tell the story of early attempts at long
distance flights noting that the U.S. government was the first to
bankroll airplanes in order to develope the first airmail routes in 1918.
Showing an example of the first airmail stamp - the
infamous "upside down Jenny" (Scott # C-3 inverted) and saying it's worth $4,000! -
the story covers the barnstormers who bought up surplus Jennys after World War I
and focuses on Charles Lindbergh's flying activities and the stamps that resulted.
This and more
than 60,000 other "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films
were archived by Rick Prelinger in New York City beginning in 1983. In 2002, the film
collection was acquired by the Library
of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
You can visit the Prelinger Archive here.
Source: Don Shilling's The Stamp Collecting Round Up
And : Janice Dugas's Secrets to Stamp Collecting