Thursday, March 6, 2014

Balloon Stamps

Balloons on Stamps

First manned flight was achieved in 1783 when the Montgolfier brothers flew their balloon for the first time.  Since then balloons have progressed to airplanes but ballooning is still around as a sport and for recreation purposes.  The 200th anniversary of this event was commemorated philatelicaly by almost all countries of the world.

Following are some balloon stamps from my collection.

Balloon over McDonald National Park
Balloon over CBD, Sydney

Balloon over Mt. Buller
Balloon over Parliament House, Canberra

The Double Eagle