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 Mt. Buller|
|Balloon over Parliament House, Canberra|
|The Double Eagle|