WW II V-Mail Service Covers Sent to Fernley, Nevada (113633)

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WW II V-Mail Service Covers Sent to Fernley, Nevada  (113633)
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Lot of 24. All sent to Sidney L. Aikens to his wife in Fernley, Nevada, 1943-1944. Covers are 3.75 x 4.5" On June 15, 1942, the Post Office Department officially inaugurated V-Mail service in which letters to and from members of the Armed Forces overseas were microfilmed for transporting, then printed out for the recipient. The name was derived from the "V for Victory" symbol used during World War II. Developed and operated in cooperation with the War and Navy Departments, V-Mail reduced the weight and bulk of military mail, creating more space for other, vital military cargo and providing safer, faster mail service for the military overseas.

Date: 1943-1944
Country if not USA:
State: Nevada
City: Fernley
Provenance: Fred Holabird Collection