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In Conversation With Steve Allen 9pm - 10pm
3 July 2018, 16:21
Mystery Hour Question
Question: Why do we have ‘par avion’ beneath every single blue sticker when we send something by air mail?
Name: Louise, Richmond
Name: Jean, Croydon
Answer: Originally the air mail system was started from Toulouse by French people. It went along the African coast up to Senegal and then as far as Brazil. This was the first air mail. ‘Par avion’ thus became the standard.