AVIATION POSTCARD CLUB INTERNATIONAL
NEWSLETTER NO. 54
Brazil was perhaps not a good theme for a participation-driven issue as
that country is one of the few with a known collecting population not
represented in the membership. However the
co-incidence of the Santos Dumont anniversary, World Cup football, the emergence
of Embraer as the most prolific airliner manufacturer after Boeing/Airbus, and,
not least the many fine cards from that country, suggested that Brazil in 2006
was a good idea. We have articles on Santos Dumont – the man and the Airport
and a survey of Brazil airline cards and their issuers.
To set the scene is an unusual “scenic” view from “Postcard” one of the
current crop of Czech publishers and shows an Airbus A320 of Brazil airline TAM
on approach to Santos Dumont Airport, Rio.
Bill Baird’s US pages are back to normal – although normal means you
get Seasonal greetings as this copy went out with the December issue in North
America. Bill’s contacts continue
to keep him supplied with copies of the few airline issue cards still coming
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