The Lundy Stamps Catalogue 1998 by Anders Backman
ver Lundy1998:1.00.A

Lundy 1934-1939
LACAL airmail period

During this period the air transports were introduced, both of people and goods, including mail.

Special airmail stamps were issued, although it was not at first realized that they actually were stamps, as they were printed as ticket in rolls with serial numbers, gummed. The airmail stamps were used in addition to the refular Lundy stamps. These airmails were later given the nickname "Tramtickets".

The operating airline was first named Atlantic Coast Air Services (ACAS). The company was later renamed to Lundy & Atlantic Coasts Airlines Ltd. (LACAL) as Mr. F. W. Gade, Postmaster on Lundy, signed as one of the company Directors.

The airmail stamps were actually issued by the airline company, but are generally regarded as Lundy stamps, and often referred to as LACALs.

Mr F. W. Gade, Lundy Postmaster for decades, writes: "... the bulk of the mails were carried to and from Lundy by air until the suspension of civil flying on the outbreak of war on September 2nd 1939".

First Tramtickets
1 April 1935. Stamps issued by Atlantic Coast Air Services (ACAS). Printed in black on coloured paper by Willsons of Leicester in rolls of 500, numbered serially. Perforated vertically.



6 1/2 pence black on red (4,000) nr. 00001-04000 40.00 35.00
7 3 pence black on blue, (2,000) nr. 00001-02000 35.00 30.00
The complete set of two values £75 £65
The stamps from the individuall rolls can be identified:
6a 1/2 pence roll number one nr. 00001-00500 50.00 45.00
6b 1/2 pence roll number two nr. 00501-01000 40.00 35.00
6c 1/2 pence roll number three nr. 01001-01500 40.00 35.00
6d 1/2 pence roll number four nr. 01501-02000 40.00 35.00
6e 1/2 pence roll number five nr. 02001-02500 40.00 35.00
6f 1/2 pence roll number six nr. 02501-03000 40.00 35.00
6g 1/2 pence roll number seven nr. 03001-03500 40.00 35.00
6h 1/2 pence roll number eight nr. 03501-04000 40.00 35.00
7a 3 pence roll number one nr. 00001-00500 45.00 40.00
7b 3 pence roll number two nr. 00501-01000 35.00 30.00
7c 3 pence roll number three nr. 01001-01500
7d 3 pence roll number four nr. 01501-02000 35.00 30.00