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Postcard manufacturers have never been slow at taking advantage when it comes to the aviation world. They knew the collectability of postcards from the start. As civil aircraft became the mainstay of overseas travel, kiosk stands selling postcards appeared in airports all over the World. Images of airliners taken by companies such as Charles Skilton were everywhere. For just a few pennies a person could have a souvenir of their own flight. Enthusiasts not only of postcards, but aircraft could have full colour photographs of their favourite airline or aeroplane. Of course the high quality professional pictures would be superior to what the vast majority of people could achieve with their own cameras. Dan Air, having such a wide variety of aircraft over a long period of time were featured very heavily as opposed to say Air Europe who, in the late seventies and early eighties had just one type of aircraft. The postcard manufacturers were also able to capture the changing colour schemes of the Airline World and offer such rarities as air to air shots, close ups of aircraft, aircraft taking off or landing and parked at airport aprons. Airlines were happy to assist companies and often sponsored the pictures themselves. Their popularity has somewhat waned with new collectors preferring to download images to their computer hard drive. However to the dedicated collector, both new and established, postcard collecting is interesting and exciting. The thrill of finding an elusive, much sought after card must rate as high as a philatelist finding a Penny Black in a car boot sale. With that, we present to you some of the postcards that have been released over the years displaying Dan Air aircraft. The usual applies, that if you have any postcards that we don't have you can scan them and send them to admin@danairremembered.com  or you can post them to the address on the contact page.

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