Wilmington, NC, Airmail sub-station Highwood Park, January 1, 1912. The first airmail flight in the US took place in New York on November 3, 1910, just over a year later, a group of North Carolinians met at the Highwood Park in Wilmington to watch a Curtiss Exposition plane, flown by Lincoln Beachey, take off from the park carrying 1200 pieces of mail. It flew about the park and then landed. Today, only six examples of mail carried on this flight remain. This was the thirteenth recorded airmail flight in the US. The postcard is Scott UX22 which was issued April 13, 1910.
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