An Air-India beer coaster sent by post from Nairobi
Much has been written about the airline's innovative beer coasters. Creative and humorous design was incorporated in their beer coasters used for in-flight drinks service. Right from the late 1950s onwards, the airline came up with over 300 different designs. Passengers loved them so much that they often took them home with them, and Air India beer coasters have become a collectible item in their own right. (Click here for images of other beer coasters of Air-India)
Here we have something I have never seen before. This passenger took a liking to a beer coaster and used it much as we would use picture postcards in those days. He affixed a postage stamp and an airmail label on it and posted it in Nairobi to an addressed it to Germany with a message in German which roughly translates to ‘We will see each other again on 31 July 1962’.
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