Atlantic Coast Air Services and Lundy and Atlantic Coasts Air Lines
Lundy Island, in the Bristol Channel, has no Post Office or official mail service with the mainland. As there was no Post Office monopoly the owner, M.C. Harman, carried mail by sea between the island and the mainland. Lundy issued its own stamps from 1929. From 1935 Atlantic Coast Air Services (later Lundy and Atlantic Coasts Air Lines) carried mail by air to Barnstable. Mr. Harman charged an administrative fee of d and the airline a fee of d for carrying the mail, and stamps were issued for both fees.

2nd April 1935 and 3rd December 1935.

Printed by Wilson's Ltd, Leicester. Rolls of 500. Perf.: Rough. Number Printed: d 4000; 1d 2000; 3d 2000.
d
Black on red.

 
First printing serial numbers 00001-04000; second printing (issued 3/12/35) serial numbers 04001-06000

1d
Black on yellow.

 
Issued 3/12/35, serial numbers 00001-02000

3d
Black on blue.

 
Serial numbers 00001-02000

1st April 1936.

Designed by Mr. Boyd. Printed by H. Pincombe and Son, Barbstable. Sheets of 12. Perf.: Rouletted, imperforate on outer margins.
Design: Map of Lundy and mainland.
d
Black.

1d
Red.

2d
Green.

3d
Blue.

6d
Orange.

1/-
Dull purple.

20th July 1937.

Designed by Mr. Boyd. Printed by Wilson's Ltd, Leicester. Sheets of 48. Perf.: Rouletted, imperforate on outer margins. Number Printed: first printing 24,000, second printing 24,000.
d
Purple. Aircraft fying over Lundy.

 
The first printing, just inscribed "Lundy", was not used, although some were overprinted, see below. The second printing is inscribed "LUNDY & ATLANTIC COASTS AIR LINES LTD" around the edges.

1st November 1938.
Designed by Mr. Boyd. Printed by Wilson's Ltd, Leicester and overprinted by H. Pincombe and Son, Barbstable. Sheets of 48. Perf.: Rouletted, imperforate on outer margins. Number Printed: 5,328.
d
Purple. Aircraft fying over Lundy. Overprinted "Lundy and Atlantic Coasts Air Lines Ltd." in black.

1st March 1939.
Designed by Mr. Boyd. Printed by Wilson's Ltd. Sheets of 48. Perf.: Rouletted, imperforate on outer margins. Number Printed: 96,000.
d
Red. Aircraft fying over Lundy.

25th April 1939.
Designed by Mr. Boyd. Printed by Wilson's Ltd. Sheets of 48. Perf.: Rouletted, imperforate on outer margins. Number Printed: 48,000.
1d
Black. Lighthouse and aircraft in flight.


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