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HISTORICAL AVIATION MATERIAL - NOSTALGIA REIGNS

The anecdotal history of aviation's development has been recorded in a large part by the contemporary magazines, books, catalogs, newspapers, brochures, manuals, photos, ads, plans and similar fragile items which became throwaway discards following their temporary intended use. The term "ephemera" has been coined to describe the mostly paper artifacts which have a high mortality rate. The survivors are valuable collector pieces today(I refer you to the collectibles article on this website), sought by buffs, historians, restorers and collectors. CollectAir has a wide variety of ephemera for sale, covering aviation's significant eras. Ephemera will enhance any aeronautical collection, lending authenticity to paintings, models and other air-age artifacts. A small number of ephemera items will be offered on this website on an ever changing basis, so check back often for new listings.

You can further explore the world of ephemera by going to the website of the Ephemera Society of America and clicking on their page entitled "What is Ephemera?" Find out how many fascinating varities of ephemera exist for collectors by clicking here. Return to this page with the back arrow.

Ordering information is available at the bottom of this page.

A long listing of miscellaneous ephemera items is presented at the bottom of this page.








HELICOPTER PASSENGER SERVICE - 1959 BROCHURES

Three items from 1959 which are brochures or leaflets for pioneering helicopter airlines - over 55 years ago.

American Airlines had a joint arrangement with Los Angeles Airways, Chicago Helicopter Airways and New York Airways for connecting links to suburbs. Los Angeles Airways flew the Sikorsky S-55, Chicago had the newer and larger Sikorsky S-58, and New York Airways used the Vertol 44B (based on the military H-21). This is a 9" x 12", two-fold, two-color brochure showing the routes and fares.

The Los Angeles Airways scheduled passenger service time table describes each heliport along with their scheduled service. 8 ½" x 14 ¾", three-fold, the time table was designed to be used as a mailer. Advertised as "The World's First Helicopter Airline."

Also included is an 8 ½" x 11" route map showing the Los Angeles Airways System with a photo of one of the S-55s on the back. The leaflet is printed in a green tone. These three helicopter airways items are available as a set for $32.50.




DOUGLAS AIRVIEW - January 1947

A terrific issue of the Douglas Airview from January 1947. The 23-page issue features a R.G. Smith painting of the Skystreak on the cover and an article by the Douglas Chief Engineer, Edward Heinemann, on the Skystreak D-558. The forward is by Donald Douglas. A wonderful cut-a-way of the Skystreak is featured on a two-page spread; the drawing is by R.G. Smith. A 3-view appears on page 6 along with additional illustrations. Besides Douglas employee's activities, the magazine also has a 3-page feature on the Cloudster, a five-place lightplane with twin engines and a pusher, center-line thrust; the project 1015 is quite attractive. Several airlines are also featured and the back cover is devoted to all the airlines flying the DC-4.

The magazine has a paper cover and the cut-a-way is in color. The Airview measures 8 ¾" x 11 ¾". Volume XIV Number 1. This Douglas D-558 issue is available for $50.00.




EAGLES LOG 43-H - Eagle Field

The class book, Eagles Log, for Primary Class 43-H at Eagle Field, California. This class trained in the PT-22. Typical of class logs, this publication is in black and white with photos of activities and all cadets, their instructors and officers. It is hardbound with card boards and has no tears or wrinkles. The cover boards are scuffed on edges and the front cover has what appears to be a tape pull on the bottom. Overall, the book is in a very good condition considering the quality of printing inherent in these class tomes. I would guess that only about 300 of these would have been printed. The size is 8 ¼" x 11". Relive primary training with these 1943 cadets for only Sorry Sold.




ORIGINAL BRITISH WW2 CIVILIAN POSTERS

Posters were used extensively in wartime England; the National Archives in the UK have a large collection, much of which can be accessed on the web. The bulk of the posters were about 20" x 30" in size. Many posters have been currently reprinted and can generally be purchased for around $35.

The original posters are true ephemera as they were meant to be used, posted for citizens to view, not stored away in a drawer. Consequently, many of the original posters that have survived to this day show signs of some distress such as thumbtack holes, tape etc. These posting "wounds" add to the provenance of the poster - it was used for its intended purpose. The wartime posters were folded for shipping and storage - an original poster will show evidence of a three-fold.

Three original posters are offered here. Each poster is priced at $500.00.

The first poster shown below, the "MOTHERS let them go…," is one that I was able to find on the web. There were several posters aimed at the safety of children. The fear of war in 1939 caused nearly a million children to be evacuated from London to the countryside as war was officially declared on September 3rd. London was not bombed in the fall of 1939 and by Christmas, many of the evacuated children were back home. German bombing did commence in 1940 and wartime posters urged parents to send their children to the safety of the countryside. A "Children's War" exhibition at the Imperial War Museum tells the children's story and looks at every aspect of the war as children experienced it. This poster is marked as number 51-9946.

The "Join the Crusade" poster below shows signs of tape although it is in good condition for it's "used" condition. This poster must be relatively rare as I was unable to find any mention of it on the web. It is numbered 51-7721. Interesting image with the burning cross, not an image that would be found acceptable to the politically correct crowd today.

The poster below, "A Message from Britain," was obviously intended for use in the U.S. although it is possible that this message was also used at U.S. military installations in England. The "third winter of war" would indicate a 1941-42 era poster - a 70 year-old item. Again, I was not able to locate any web information on this rare poster; it is number 51-2334. The poster does not show signs of being posted.




StromBecKer Captain "Jet" Brochure - 1953

The Captain "Jet" promotion for the StromBecKer Model-Makers Club was the subject of a 1953 comic book-style handout available at kit dealers. The story line is shown below - note that some adults are shown on the cover, but the story centers only on the target youth who, in the end, receives the approbation of his father and "Mr. Jones at the bank." The center six pages are a catalog of models - the ship model page is pictured. Note that there are no girls in this piece.

This comic book style brochure measures 3 1/4" x 7 3/16" and is in fine condition. A 60 year-old brochure for only $35.00.

One of the catalog pages.

Some of the storyline pages of the brochure are shown below.




THE OFFICIAL AVIATION GUIDE - NOVEMBER 1931


The Official Aviation Guide of the Airways dated November 1931. "Accurate and authentic information of the passenger, mail and express air lines of North, Central and South America - Revised Monthly Through Official Sources."

This 8" x 10 3/4" booklet has 48 pages and covers the schedules of all the airlines doing business in 1931. Did you know that there was a Trump Airways? This single document has a wealth of information about the fledgling airline business of 1931 with dozens of airlines listed, from the smallest air ferry service to the major air carriers, a few still in business, many not here 75 years later as is the case with T&WA and Eastern Air Transport shown below.


Page 28, Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc.; schedules appear on page 29.

Invaluable original material for the airline buff. This soft-cover document is in excellent condition with no markings; a slight fold down the center as it was once folded over as you would to carry in a coat pocket. The price of this vintage airline schedule compilation is $195.00.




AIRLINE TIME TABLES - LATE 1960s

A group of airline time tables from around 1969; most of these airlines are no longer in business. Check your flight for only $7.00 for the group.

Route maps to extinct airlines around 1969. Own this set for $3.00.




ERICH HARTMANN AUTOGRAPHED LETTER - With Envelope

Two-page autographed and signed letter, with envelope, by Oberst Erich Hartmann, known as the "Blond Knight of Germany"; he ended World War II as the world's highest scoring fighter ace, destroying 352 enemy aircraft. He was with JG 52 from mid-1942 through the war's end. He flew various Bf 109 models and finished the conflict in a Bf 109K. Read the excellent biography, "The Blond Knight", or many other references concerning his career - extraordinary, considering he spent about ten years in a Soviet prison camp following his capture at war's end and then rejoined the modern Luftwaffe (Bundesluftwaffe) flying F-86s and commanded JG 71; he retired in 1970. Now deceased, Hartmann died in 1993 at the age of 71. This letter was written on April 14, 1971, soon after his retirement, and concerns the number of letters that he has received since "Blond Knight" was published and also regarding his uniform and his need for one as a reserve officer and his upcoming visit to the U.S. for reunions and air shows, May 16th to June 6th - written to a U.S. citizen, William R. McClure. Excellent condition with very bold complete signature as shown below. Envelope includes his return address label on back. $950.00.

Hartmann signed a number of prints, usually about 500 to 1000 editions, most for Robert Taylor scenes, and his signature carries significant cachet for any print. However, compare this absolutely one-off hand-written letter to individual signatures and I'm sure you will agree that there is a vast difference in collectibility. No other collector will own this personal letter.

"Hartmann" by Gerald Coulson. Erich Hartmann's Bf109K-4 with 9/JG52 at Deutsch Brod, Czechoslovakia in May, 1944.



DOOLITTLE TOKYO RAIDERS SIGNATURES - 1995

CollectAir, in partnership with Raider's historian Ted Briscoe, presented an afternoon with three of the famous Doolittle Tokyo Raiders followed by a dinner and discussion; this occurred on November 11, 1995. In conjunction with this event, a program was printed which carries the original autographs of three Raiders: Brig. Gen. Everett "Brick" Holstrom (now deceased), pilot of Crew #4; Col. Henry "Hank" Potter (now deceased), navigator for James Doolittle's Crew #1; and Lt. Col. Frank Kappeler (now deceased), navigator for Ross Greening's Crew #11. Several of these signed programs are available, consisting of 4 pages, 8 1/2" x 11".

Page 3, shown below, carries a short bio of each of the three Raiders along with their autographs.

A valuable addition for any Doolittle Tokyo Raider collection, this very limited edition, signed program (printed for the dinner attendees only) is available for only $25.00. You will pay many times this amount for Raider signatures on prints which are far more common than this unique program.

Photo taken at CollectAir in 1995 when hosting the three Doolittle Raiders. From L to R, Steve Remington, "Brick" Holstrom, Hank Potter and Frank Kappeler.

As of August 2010, there are seven surviving members of the original eighty Doolittle Raiders. You can read about the Raiders and view a list of survivors by clicking here.

Updates: Co. William Marsh "Bill" Bower, DFC, the last surviving pilot of the "Doolittle Raiders" died on January 10, 2011 at the age of 93. There will be a reunion in 2012 at the National Museum of the Air Force. You can read the details of this reunion by clicking here for the museum. Use the back arrow to return to this page.

Update March 2013: Thomas Griffin, 96, died on April 18, 2013. There are four remaining Raiders as of this date.

Update: There will be a last toast at the Air Force Museum on November 9, 2013. Information is available at the AF Museum website.




KELLOGG'S PEP CEREAL PAPER MODEL

During World War II, the Kellogg company put a paper model in every package of PEP cereal. The models were very simple and were punch-out die-cut so youngsters didn't have to drag out the scissors (don't run with them!). The models were all "War Planes" and printed in two-sided, two-color with instructions on the 5"x7" card. The Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter is shown below. Click on the image and you can print out the PDF for both sides. The die-cut lines can be seen and used as a guide to cut out the model parts.

The original PEP VS-300 model, pictured above, may be purchased for $15.00.




WORLD WAR 2 RECOGNITION POSTERS IN COLOR - 1943

Posters, in many forms, are good examples of ephemera. Usually, a poster is intended to be used for a short term display to advertise an upcoming event, an inexpensive means for training, or a means to display a message - the common material for posters is paper and because of the fragile nature of the article and the cheapness of the poster itself, it is not surprising that the useful life of a poster is rather short. Most posters are printed as "throw-away" items and are used everywhere from commuter trains to post offices . "Art" posters are somewhat different, in that they are mostly sold cheaply as "thumbtack" decorations, to be found in every dorm room, on garage walls and show up with regularity at yard sales and dumpsters.

The military has always been a significant user of posters, particularly for safety issues and training. Posters allow the message to be refreshed often and distributed with ease. During WW2, posters were a major training aid for recognition schooling and ongoing education at the unit level, from barracks to shipboard. The Friend or Foe? Museum at CollectAir has many recognition posters in the collection, some of which are displayed on the training room walls. The photo below shows one corner of the WW2 training room. A target kite featuring a Fw 190 stands in the corner; two recognition "Answer" posters are tacked to the wall ( a museum "trick" - the valuable posters are mounted in mylar sleeves which in turn are tacked to the wall). These 1943 color posters, each 11" x 14", are some of the few recognition aids printed in color. Nicely done with artistic graphics, each poster has a small flap which may be raised to reveal silhouette views of the aircraft being quizzed. WW2 photos show these posters in use aboard warships.

The posters carry the "NAV PERS 20108" designation and were printed by the "U.S. Government Printing Office - 0 - 564063." Fortunately, duplicates of these posters have been obtained and are offered for sale by CollectAir. Duplicates of the two posters shown in the museum, numbers 6 and 12, are presented below; each poster is in ready-to-show condition with an intact "answer" panel. Each has a small stain at the top, probably from sort of oily substance when in storage all these years since 1943. The posters have never been mounted and have no holes in them. Each vintage and rare poster is priced at $57.50, only about twice what you would pay for a poster-print at a modern poster shop.

Poster Number 6.

Poster Number 12.




Pan Am Menus, artwork by John T. McCoy

Collection of 13 different beautiful vintage Pan Am First Class Menus from 1983, each featuring a stunning watercolour cover by John T McCoy. Subjects are listed below, along with a pictures of a typical menu. Good condition with minor wear and edge fading on a few; prints can be handsomely framed. Each menu is approximately A4 sized, 8 ½ x 11 inches, in single folded format containing an extensive drink and beverage menu on a tipped in sheet. Georges Duboeuf Fleurie anyone? Or perhaps a Cognac Camus Napoleon?

Pan American's first passenger flight Key West to Havana, Cuba, January 16, 1928. Fokker F-7
Pan American's Clipper arrives Canal Zone with first airmail from Miami, Florida Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh commanding, February 6, 1929. Sikorsky S-38
American Clipper, the first Pan American four-engined aircraft, departs Dinner Key, Miami for Cristobal on its inaugural flight, November 19, 1931. Sikorsky S-40
Brazilian Clipper, arrives Rio de Janeiro to be christened, August 18, 1934. Sikorsky S-42.
Philippine Clipper, arrives Hong Kong, linking the United States and Asia by air, October 23, 1936. Martin M-130.
Dixie Clipper, completes first transatlantic passenger flight New York to Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 1939. Boeing B-314.
Pan American inaugurates commercial landplane service into the Belgian Congo, January 19, 1946. Douglas DC-4.
Pan American completes the first commercial Round-the-World flight San Francisco, California, June 29, 1947. Lockheed Constellation (see below).
Clipper America first airliner to service Operation Deep Freeze, arrives McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, October 15, 1957. Boeing B-377.
Pan American Jet Clipper departs New York for first scheduled jet passenger flight to Paris, October 26, 1958. Boeing B707.
Clipper Young America arrives in London on the first commercial flight by the new generation of wide-body jets, January 22, 1970. Boeing B747.
Pan American Clipper Constitution arrives over Tokyo after flying 5,478 miles nonstop from Los Angeles, April 25, 1976. Boeing 747 SP.
Pan American Clipper National arrives in Caracas from New York on its inaugural flight, May 1, 1980. Lockheed L1011-500.


The price for this outstanding set of 13 Pan Am menu prints is only $55.00.




Pan Am Seat Belt


Celebrate the historic Pan Am airline and its decorative menus by this original Pan Am seat belt. Probably a generic type which was used on numerous airplanes, this belt appears to be new. Fasten your seat belt! The ticket cost for this flight is $150.00.




AVIATION WEEK MAGAZINE - May 23, 1949


The May 23, 1949 issue of Aviation Week featuring articles on the new XF-90, XF-91, French Air Show at Grand Palais, the all-metal Cessna 140, an ad for the Martin Mercator, Piper-Stinson '49, GE J47 and much more. Review aviation over 60 years ago for only $12.00.




DOUGLAS CORRIGAN SIGNED PHOTO


This photo of Douglas Corrigan was taken of Corrigan as he sat in his Curtiss Robin "B" airplane used for his 1938 flight to Ireland (refer to Aviation Books page for Corrigan information). The photo measures 2 ¾" x 4" and is signed in ink.

The photo is back stamped with "ERIKSON The flying photographer San Diego, Calif." Henry A. (Jimmy) Erikson (1884-1962) was born in Finland and began photography in 1900. He was the first man to photograph San Diego from the air as early as 1911. Erikson was a very active photographer who recorded many aviation "firsts" and documented San Diego, both from the air and on the ground. His many photos are in the archives of numerous San Diego institutions including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the San Diego Historical Society and the University of San Diego. Erikson served in the United States Air Service from June 1917 to January 1920, first as an Observer, then as a Pilot in 1919. His biography is included in the 1922 Who's Who in American Aeronautics, published by Aviation magazine. At that time his location was listed as the Hotel Del Coronado; later documents list his address as 68 Barrow Block, San Diego.

Own this Corrigan signed photo by Jimmy Erikson for $85.00.

The article presented below covers some of Corrigan's 50th anniversary celebration of his "wrong way" flight; this happened in 1988.

Wrong Way Corrigan was honored at the 1938 Air Races.




NABISCO "FLYING CIRCUS" PAPER MODEL COLLECTION

A group of "Flying Circus" models by Nabisco, dated 1948. Nabisco printed a series of flying models on the shredded wheat separator cards. 24 flying models were issued along with numerous information cards on "how to" make, decorate and fly the paper models. The following card from that series shows the entire series:

The XB-47 card, 3 15/16" x 7 3/8", shown below, is typical of the style of these cards. Note that the card models were designed by Wallis Rigby, a famous British designer of paper and card models.

These original separator cards are cheap cardboard, grey in color, but heavy enough to make a creditable model. If you would like to print out a card for the Lockheed P-80, along with an information card showing how to make the model, you can access a PDF file by clicking here.

Wallis Rigby is quite famous for his many lines of paper models, from ships and trains to actual rubber-powered flying models. He was written up in many publications from the 1930s through the 1950s. At one time there was a Rigby Paper Model Club but the website has vanished; however, paper models and information on Rigby can possibly be viewed by clicking here.

Included in the group being offered are 12 information cards and 22 of the 24 airplane cards - missing numbers 6 and 24. The cards are presented in an album with separate pockets for each card. This group of original Nabisco Flying Circus cards is available for $Soory Sold.




MAN'S WINGS - HOW TO FLY, 1931

Aviation was at the starting line for the "Golden Age" in 1931. The Great Depression certainly weeded out a number of fledgling airplane manufacturers but enthusiasm for the age of flight was never more. Airlines had begun real passenger service just a few years before and the industry was promoting the future of aerial travel and sport. Compared to postwar activity, the aviation field in 1931 was insignificant but the whole aura of flight had captured the nation's attention with promises of unparalleled travel and sport flying. Particular attention was paid to youth as the impressionable youngsters reveled in the flying heroes of the day and were bombarded with film serials, books, model airplanes, radio programs, magazines and commercial promotional items, all relating to the world of flight. Many corporations latched on to the airplane craze and used flying , in many ways, to further sales of their products, from gasoline to breakfast cereal. 1931 was an auspicious year for me as well, as I made my entrance in Chicago.

The Quaker Oats Company, in Chicago, coat-tailed on Jimmie Cagney's role of pilot in the Warner Bros. film, Devil Dogs of the Air with promotions and premiums aimed at flying; after all, Cagney trained for "Devil-Dog" flying by eating Quaker Oats! - according to the advertising.

The free items shown below could be obtained with a few trade marks from Quaker products. Just imagine how excited a youngster would be in anticipation of receiving any of these superb premiums!

By sending in 3 Quaker Oats or Mother's Oats trademarks, a wannabe pilot of tender age could obtain Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's endorsed, fully illustrated, 108-page book, How to Fly. Quaker entreated, "Boys/Girls! If you want to be fit of adventure like Jimmie, get acquainted with Quaker or Mother's Oats. Have Mother serve it every morning. Its yeast vitamin B helps make calm, steady nerves, good appetites and combats constipation." The booklet includes advertising for Quaker Puffed Rice and Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour with "that Old Plantation flavor."

This booklet is presented as a ". . .complete SCHOOL OF FLYING in picture, diagram, and simple explanatory text." The author, J.M. Richardson, was a lieutenant , flying in the World War on the Front. A few sample pages are shown below.

Get in on the Golden Age of Aviation and learn how to fly with this exciting, 108-page book for only $75.00.





SCHUCO TOY CATALOG - 1959/60

Paper Schuco catalog for the complete 1959/60 line of German Schuco toys. The catalog measures 14.8 cm x 21 cm and has 16 total pages, all in color. The catalog text is all in German. Page three has the "5600 Schuco-Elektro-Radiant, 4-mototiges Verkehsflugzeug (Type Vickers Viscount)" Lufthansa airplane, priced at DM 29.95; this jewel would be worth a bunch in today's toy market. Check out these Schuco toys for only $25.00.



ZOOM CARD GAME - 1941

Zoom, The Airplane Card Game, by Whitman Publishing, predates the many manuals and card sets of WW2 sold to the civilian market for aircraft recognition purposes. Prior to Pearl Harbor, there were numerous books, both adult and youth oriented, which pictured military airplanes and this 1941 card set game was part of that publishing effort to capture the public's infatuation with air power. A total of 36 cards, each card representing a military airplane with many countries represented, from Norway to China. The game box measures 3 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches and is complete with no tears or breaks; some scuffing on lid edges and slight discoloration on printed lid. This attractive card game from 1941 is available for $87.50.




TIME MAGAZINE - May 23, 1938

Here is a superb snapshot of late 1930s history, particularly for the aviation buff. The cover features Donald Wills Douglas and the article under the "Transport" section explores the new pressurized Douglas DC-4 which is expected to fly during the week for the first time. The development of the DC-4 is examined along with the history of Donald Douglas; Chief Engineer Arthur Raymond and Test Pilot Carl Cover are pictured. A 2-page article, "Soldiers in the Sky," looks at the latest airplanes in the Air Corps inventory; ramifications of the newly formed GHQ A.F. are mentioned with quotes by Major General Frank Andrews. A diagram shows the recent G.H.Q. Air Force Maneuvers. The Nazis are in Czechoslovakia, Japanese offensive in China, the Spanish Civil War and more - all in this issue! Child movie star Shirley Temple has her poster featured which she painted for the Post Office Department's Air-Mail week. Great ads include "White Label" scotch, Texaco rest rooms (registered no less), The White Motor Company, Coca Cola, SPAM, Firestone, Camels, Cadillac Fleetwood, White Rock Water (to be used as a whiskey mixer, not as a walk-around drink in your backpack), and a center spread for the new 20th Century Limited streamliner of the New York Central System (steam). Enjoy the nostalgia that this issue exudes, all for only Sorry Sold - a real time machine that will transport you back to 1938.




TWA PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET - 1955

Thirty Years of Service A 1955, 66 page soft cover booklet, 6" x 9", covering the first 30 years of TWA history. The opening page sets the tone of the publication:

The history of any company is a history of its times. So it is with TWA. A whole new way of life looms just beyond the horizon. In the changing world of tomorrow, commercial aviation, hand-in-hand with science and research, will reflect - just as it has in the past 30 years of progress - the bright promise of the future.

The booklet starts with Western Air Express, the "first predecessor company of TWA." A Douglas "Cruiser" is pictured (actually the M-2 Mailplane). A scene of WAE at Vail Field in 1926, painted by Michael Boss, and entitled "Montebello: Moonlight Over Vail Field in 1926," can be viewed on the Original Aviation Art page (see Links in left column at top).

This booklet is in excellent condition and is priced at only $1 per year, or Sorry Sold. Some typical content is shown below, a portion of page 24..




1966 TWA BROCHURE - TWA WINGS FOR THE WORLD

A TWA promotional brochure printed in 1966. Sixteen pages, the two-color brochure shows the airplanes used during TWAs four decades of flight and offers facts about jet flying. The brochure measures 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches. As a bonus, a pair of childrens TWA wings from that era will be included. This brochure was intended for passengers. Yours for Sorry Sold pp.




GENERAL DYNAMICS FB-111 REFERENCE MANUAL and PROMOTIONAL GUIDE

A 1967 General Dynamics publication to give a quick reference to FB-111 information. The manual includes info on systems, avionics, operations, armament, maintainability, history, instruments, controls, crew module and much more. Several fold outs are included. Each page measures 4" x 8" and there are a total of 117 pages. Many drawings and photographs are used. A quality loose-leaf binder has a plastic cover. This excellent FB-111 reference manual, LTP12-19, is from 1967. This item is priced at Sorry Sold.

Also available is a paper copy (8 1/2" x 11"), in b&w, of a 1966 presentation by General Dynamics which details the features and systems of the various models of the F-111. This loose leaf document consists of 60 pages. The first page is a photo of an F-111 tail number 39773 with a caption, "FW/66/100/504-7959 10 May 1966." This General Dynamics promotional material is available for $25.00. A typical page is shown below.




GENERAL DYNAMICS PHOTOS OF FB-111A WEAPON BAY


The F-111 series, including the FB-111A, are depicted in Display Model Annex 3. The FB-111A carried two AGM-69A SRAM missiles; the SRAM was an air-to-surface missile armed with a nuclear weapon. A selection of General Dynamics official 8" x 10", black and white record photos are offered here, a total of 36 pictures of SRAM weapons, the FB-111A weapons bay and electronic control panels. Also, six color photos of various F-111 aircraft are included. All of the photos are shown in the agglomeration below. The complete collection of General Dynamics photos (42) can be purchased for SOLD.




DOUGLAS AIRVIEW MAGAZINE SPECIAL SBD ISSUE - DEC. 1942

Douglas printed a special issue of Airview, the in-house magazine, in December 1942; the Douglas Dauntless SBD dive bomber was featured. The SBD was the main weapon against Japan during the carrier battles of 1942 in the mid-Pacific. The Airview is about 8 ¾" x 11 ¾" in size and has a color cover and back cover. This particular magazine has a card stapled to the front cover - an employee's name, Roy C. Agren, is printed along with his badge number. A message from the manager of the El Segundo plant is printed on the card. Click on the back cover image below to see the front cover of this unique issue.

Many combat photos are included in the magazine. The photo below is shown on page 18 and it's caption merely mentions that carrier landings are a "tricky business." Coincidentally, there is a photo on page 23 of an SBD which has veered off to the left and is resting on the catwalk (prop still turning) - same airplane ten seconds later?

You can own this wonderful issue for only $35.00. It is in excellent condition.




DOUGLAS AIRVIEW IN-HOUSE PUBLICATION - MARCH 1943

A wartime issue of the Douglas Airview, an in-house magazine for employees. The March 1943 issue features articles entitled: "El Segundo Wins the E," "Douglas Town on the Mojave," "Skytrains in Africa," "New Guinea Skytrains," "Melody in 4-F," "With the Flying Tigers," "Down the Alley," and "Accomplishment Comes with Ideas." The plants at Santa Monica, El Segundo, Long Beach and Tulsa are covered. Douglas news, "With Douglas Around the World," and the Annual Report are also presented. This 42-page magazine is in excellent condition and carries the signature of an employee, Roy C. Agren, on page 3. Note the now politically incorrect poster on the back cover! For those of you who weren't there, feelings ran pretty high in WW2 and an enemy was an enemy.

This 1943 industry magazine can be purchased for $30.00.




MODERN MECHANIX - MARCH 1938

Great material from 1938, only Sorry Sold.




BRITISH AIR FORCES Published by The Illustrated London News - 1941



"The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen, who, undaunted by odds, unwearied by their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" (From a speech made by Mr. Winston Churchill)

This extra large publication (cover shown above), measuring 12 5/16" x 19", consists of 44 pages of photos and paintings of aircraft from the R.A.F. and the Fleet Air Arm, plus U.S.A., Germany and Italy; these illustrations are from The Illustrated London News. Published in 1941, the above quote is carried on the inside front cover as Britain is recovering from the German aerial siege of 1940 and the danger of invasion by German forces. Printed in the same style as the sepia rotogravure section of the "News." The centerfold has "The Air Might of Great Britain: A comprehensive picture of aircraft types in use with our various air arms." This centerfold painting has about 60 airplanes depicted. The publication is in excellent condition with intact covers and undamaged pages with the exception of a slight crinkle at lower spine area; the centerfold page is loose from the staples. A typical set of pages is shown below.

Seventy years later, this exceptional document is in remarkable condition and tells the story of England's air forces in 1941 - far from what will represent Bomber Command's inventory in 1943-1945 and only the early models of fighters along with many biplanes. No Lancaster, Halifax, Stirling, Typhoon etc., all yet to come after 1941. A few early models of American aircraft such as the B-17, B-24, Lightning, Buffalo, P-39, P-40, SBC-3, B-25, A-20, Wildcat, Catalina, DB-8A-5, and Maryland - many of which were unsuccessful as combat aircraft in their early configurations.

Typical illustration - the Swordfish.

Imagine yourself in London following the Blitz of 1940 - looking through this gallery of warplanes must have given a certain degree of encouragement to the beleaguered citizenry. This outstanding piece of British publishing was sold for Three Shillings and Sixpence. Today you can add this historical document to your library for $150.00.




1967 CESSNA MODEL 150 OWNER'S MANUAL

A Cessna Model 150 Owner's Manual for the 1967 150. This manual was sold by Cessna through their service and publications department; this manual was printed in 1973 and is a genuine Cessna product which is priced at $25.00.

Also have for sale a rare, original 1957 Cessna 172 Owner's Manual (not a reprint); includes an AOPA decal, a NAA decal and a CAA "Flight Plan" form ACA-398 dated 7-58. Sorry Sold.




MEN, MONEY AND MUD by William Flynn

A 1954 booklet commemorating the dedication of the San Francisco International Airport. This 64 page booklet tells the story of the beginnings and development history of the airfield at the Mills Estate, commencing in 1926. This booklet is unmarked and in excellent condition. The illustrations below are from the booklet. Price for this SF history is only Sorry Sold.




GREENWICH WORKSHOP AVIATION ART BRIEFING MATERIALS - Late 1980s

The Greenwich Workshop heavily promoted aviation art in the late 1980s with artists Frank Wootton, Keith Ferris, Wilson Hurley and Bill Phillips, all recognized top artists; a little later Craig Kodera was included in their print releases. As one of their promotional items, a briefing portfolio was used as a mailer; it included an excellent aviation art overview in the form of a "target" briefing and fourteen print sell sheets, all collectibles today. This original briefing package, including the mailing envelope, is available for $25.00.




VINTAGE MODEL AVIATION MAGAZINES

Model aviation magazines such as Flying Aces, Model Airplane News, and Air Trails, in their various formats and titles from 1932 issues,for some,through 1944 and newer. These old model magazines contain wonderful 3-views and information on full scale aviation as well as models. Excellent nostalgia at good prices. Check the old ads and wish you had a time machine! Prices run from $15 for the 1932 through 1936, $10 for 1937 through 1944, $8 for 1945 through 1949 and $6 for 1950s issues. I can't guarantee any particluar year/month, but will search issues and try to find the issue that you are looking for. Shipping charges for magazines will be "as charged" by the USPS.



UP CURRENTS by Roger Q. Williams - 1947

A 49-pge booklet, 5 ½ x 7 ¼ inches, written by Roger Q. Williams, dated 1947. One of a series of booklets on aviation humor, wisdom and oddities. The booklet is filled with sketches by Art Brewster.

This vintage booklet of aviation wisdom is autographed by Roger Q. Williams, and inscribed and dated 1965. It can be yours for $22.00.




FLIGHT SERVICE MAP NO. 16 - PILOTS HANDBOOK 1931

A rare aviation reference book from 1931 is offered on Aviation Books page - this book includes a number of airway maps. A duplicate of one of these maps, Flight Service Map No. 16, is available separately. The Foreword of the book begins:

This book has been compiled to fill a long-felt need of the entire aviation industry for a complete handbook and reference guide. The purpose of the contents is to give in one volume pertinent, complete and heretofore not readily accessible information to the two classes of men who are the industry - those who fly, and those who, on the ground, are responsible for the construction, organization, and operation of aircraft and airlines.

The book has 21 Mercator projection flying maps covering the entire country; there are 75,000 miles of plotted Magnetic Courses covering all official and non-official airways, both in tabulated form and printed on the maps. There is a "Blind Flying and Radio Bearing Flying" section, meteorology, Department of Commerce regulations, listing of all airports and emergency landing fields and a buyers guide. The book has 424 pages along with a map folder which contains all twenty-one flying maps. A true one-stop aviation guide dating to 1931.

A high resolution section of the Flight Service Map No. 16, covering Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville area can be viewed by clicking here. Use the back arrow to return to this page.

This unusual and original aviation map from 1931 can be purchased for Sorry Sold.




UNITED AIR LINES BOEING MODEL 247 BROCHURE - 1933

Airline Memorabilia. This Boeing 247 brochure was printed by United Air Lines to promote its new B247 and it describes the airplane and the routes. "'Three-Mile-A-Minute'Boeing transport as displayed at the 1933 World's Fair." A 2-fold brochure with picture and info with specs and route on back. It measures 3 7/16" x 6 5/32" before folding. 1933-34 United Air Lines material and is priced at $40.00.

United Air Lines Boeing Model 247 Brochure.



UNITED AIRLINE PASSENGER TICKET PACKAGE - 1949

An original UAL ticket envelope from August 10, 1949 for a Seattle to Vancouver round trip flight. Envelope contains tickets, postcards, baggage tags etc., all in excellent condition. Although the DC-6 Mainliner is touted, the ticket is for a DST.

This terrific example of airline travel in 1949 is available for Sorry Sold.




CLASSIC AMERICAN AIRCRAFT JUMBO POSTCARDS - 1998

The masterful artist, Bill Phillips, was commissioned by the USPS to do a series of aircraft stamps which came out in about 1998. The paintings used for the twenty stamps were also printed on jumbo size postcards and sold in sets of twenty by the post office. This set of twenty cards is offered here for only $Sorry Sold.

Each card has been stamped with a 33 cent stamp and postmarked at the Wings & Wheels Station in Topping, Virginia. Own a magnificent airplane image by Bill Phillips for only seventy-five cents! The U.S. Air Force bonus postcard, as mentioned on the package, is not included.




COMET MODEL CATALOG - 1940/41

A pre-WWII Comet catalog from 1940/41 featuring the full line of Comet models, from five-cent solids to the famous Comet Sailplane and Zipper gas models. Also included are engines and accessories, race cars, railroad, ship models, and the complete StromBecKer solid kit line. A wide range of flying models, scale and contest - see "Sparky" below. Sixty-four pages of great stuff - the Comet line before the Speed-O-Matics hit during WWII. 5 3/8" x 7 3/4". A great piece of modeling nostalgia for only $SORRY SOLD.





AEROMODELLER Magazine April 1950

A 1950 copy of the terrific British model magazine, Aeromodeller. This April issue is chock full of model goodies - the vintage magazine is uncommon in the U.S. A flying model of the S.P.A.D. S-7C1 Scout spans four pages including a cutaway drawing of the completed model; a portion of the plan is shown below.

Full page ads for Mercury, Halfax, FROG 500, Veron, E.D., ECC, Raylite, H.J.N., Solarbo, Keil Kraft, along with numerous smaller ads, enhance the memories associated with this prolific modelling era. Lots of articles including a 2-page spread on the Wildcat diesel engine with 3-view, photos, performance curve, specs and general construction data. U-control, gliders, New Zealand, Airfoil sections, Model News, indoor, fuels, building tips, and a 3-view of the Auster Autocar are some of the topics covered. A nifty magazine for Sorry Sold Generally in excellent condition throughout; cover is torn in the fold at the lower spine - no repairs.




JIMMIE ANGEL - ADVENTURER EXTRAORDINAIRE

James Crawford Angel, born in August 1899, became famous for his claim, in 1933, that he discovered the highest waterfall in the world in Venezuela, while flying over the interior. Other explorers in the region had probably also "discovered" the falls, but it was Jimmie Angel that got not only the credit, but the honor of having the falls named after him, "El Salto Angel," or "Angel Falls."

Jimmie Angel's world-wide adventures and exploits are in the "Indiana Jones" category, far too much for this brief summary. A google search will bring up Angel information. Also, you might enjoy an interview with Jimmie Angel's niece, Karen Angel.

From the web: "Angel was working as an aviator guide in the Gran Sabana for the Santa Ana Mining Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the fall of 1933 with mining official D. H. Curry and Mexican co-pilot and mechanic Jose Cardona. While on a solo flight November 14, 1933, Angel flew into Devil's Canyon and saw for first time what was to eventually become known to the world as Angel Falls. Due to ceaseless heavy rains, Curry and Cardona quit the area without seeing what Angel referred to as his "mile high waterfall. The name Angel Falls came about during a Caracas reunion in 1937 of Angel and his friends, American petroleum geologist I. F. "Shorty" Martin and Venezuelan civil engineer and expert outdoorsman and mountaineer Gustavo (Cabuya: "String") Heny. They were talking about the waterfall and when they didn't have a name for it, Heny suggested the name Angel Falls; using Jimmie's last name because it was he who had made it known to the world."

"Jimmie Angel flies his Cincinnati built Metal Airplane Company Flamingo over Angel Falls Venezuela," by Michael Boss. This 26" X 18" Gouache on Rag Board painting depicts Jimmie Angel on one of his exploratory flights over what would become known as Angel Falls; this flight would have been around 1937 as the Flamingo Model G-2, c/n 11, NC-94873 (shortened to 9487), was purchased by Angel and his partners on August 8, 1936. The Flamingo was an eight place airplane, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine of 450hp. This particular Flamingo, was named "El Rio Caroni." At least 21 examples of this model were built, but the Rio Caroni is the sole survivor. The All Metal Aircraft Company ceased to exist many years ago. This painting is available for $3200.00.

Jimmie Angel and Angel Falls became better known to the world as the result of his October 9, 1937 landing of El Rio Caroni, his Flamingo airplane, on Auyan-tepui (mesa), above the falls, in search of McCracken's river of gold. This near-disastrous excursion to the isolated heights above Angel Falls left his damaged airplane on the Auyantepui until 1970 when it was brought out by first a FAV Bell UH-1H and a C-123; the airplane was restored and is currently on outdoor exhibit at Canaima, Cindad Bolivar Airport. At present, a Cessna Grand Caravan flies sightseeing trips over the falls from Canaima; a number of lodges around Canaima cater to travelers seeking adventure and a glimpse of the falls.

In his later life, with the family growing and the children needing a stable place to live, Jimmie and his family returned to the United States, during 1954. They settled in Santa Barbara, California, and lived there for two years. Angel died in December 1956 as a result of injuries suffered in an airplane crash.

A significant historical artifact from the life of Jimmie Angel was left in Santa Barbara during the 1954-56 stay. The all important "Pilot's Identification Card," issued by the Department of Commerce for James C. Angel , become the property of a local pilot who must have been a friend of Jimmie; this pilot's card is now being offered here for sale. The card was issued on April 1, 1928 which "accompanies Pilot's License No. 1987." The card carries Jimmie's signature, photograph and is signed on the back by Captain Gordon Armitage. This card was issued less than one year from the date of the first pilot's licensed issued in the U.S.; William P. MacCracken, the first federal regulator of aviation, also has the distinction of being the first recipient of a pilot's license to be issued by the U.S. Government which was issued on April 6, 1927. Photos of the card are shown below. Note that this Form R-19 was printed in 1928.

This outstanding, one-of-a-kind piece of history is available for Sorry Sold




CONVAIR PUBLICITY PHOTO PACKAGE - 1950s

A real neat portfolio of Convair aircraft lithographic reproductions of photos. This is the original mailer/portfolio sent to Sunnyvale, California by Convair. The address side states, "Here are the Convair aircraft photos which you asked for. Captain Convair" Complete with seven 8 1/2" x 11" color reproductions including the 340, T-29B, B-36, XF2Y-1 Sea Dart, F-102, XFY-1 VTO and the R3Y-1 Tradewind. Mid-1950s vintage. The Tradewind is the long-nose original version which is one sleek looking, turbo-prop flying boat. I was at North Island in 1950 and got to watch Convair do flight tests in San Diego Bay; I remember timing the takeoff of the flying boat at only 28 seconds. Each aircraft shown in the folio is also depicted in a 3-view silhouette with a short description and specs. Normal wear on folio, photos perfect, and a small coffee stain on portfolio outside. Super 50s nostalgia back when manufacturers send out these nice kits when you wrote in for information. Price is SOLD, BUT Have same set of litho photos without folio, priced at Sorry Sold. Shipping on this sort of ephemera will be by USPS Priority Mail and will cost about $3.95.



UNITED AIRLINES PROMOS - 1943


Various United Air Lines promotional material from the 1940s will be offered here.

POSTCARDS ETC.

The postcards shown below are from the 1940s - the captions are from the reverse side. The postcards are unused and like new. Each card is priced at Sorry Sold.

Mainliners are "military planes" too - carrying passengers and cargo vital to the war effort.

United Mainliner being loaded for coast-to-coast flight. United is shortest, fastest between East and most Pacific Coast cities.

Important business and production centers from coast to coast are linked by the Main Line Airway.

United logo on card.

This AIR EXPRESS brochure is 8.5 x 13.5 inches two-fold and is dated 12-43. ...But these wings are helping WIN the battle of production.. Shows how Air Express is helping speed important and critical cargo. Brochure is in like new condition and is priced at $4.00.



UNITED AIR LINES EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - 1943

United Air Lines prepared "Aviation Kits" for High School, Intermediate Grades and Primary Grades during WW2. These kits consisted of quality materials covering airline and aviation subjects; the items included in the kits were actually adult oriented, certainly not child-like, and did not "talk down" to the children. These schoold aids are now very nice collectibles, most referring to the DC-3 and DC-4. A selection from these kits is offered below - all of these ephemera items are in excellent condition.

POSTER "Improved Coast-to-Coast Transportation." 12 x 18 inches, one side, folded, b & w, compares the time to travel across the USA from 1856 to 1940 (takes the DC-3, shown above from the poster, 15 hrs. 45 min. versus 29 days by rail and stage in 1856). Marked with "United Air Lines Photo, Department of School and College Service." $3.00.

POSTER "To Help You Find and Name the Important Parts of a Mainliner." 9 x 15 9/16 inches, two sides, Copyright 1943, features the DC-3, three fold. A portion of the open poster (pages 2 and 3) is shown below; also has a nice in-flight photo on page 4. Price is $5.00.

SCOOL KIT BROCHURE "United Air Lines Offers 3 Popular Aviation Kits," a two-side, 8 5/8 x 14 inch leaflet which explains the program and lists the contents of the kits which are priced at 25 cents each. $2.00.

AVIATION HANDBOOK "Aviation Handbook for Intermediate Grades" is a 52-page Teacher's Handbook containing pictures, stories, teaching suggestions etc.; it measures 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 - the cover is pictured below. $8.00.

POSTER "A study of the important parts of the Mainliner 300," a two fold, single color poster which folds out to 8 1/2 x 33 inches and features pictures and cutaway of the DC-4. the "Mainliner 300." Page 2 is pictured below. Price of this nifty poster is Sorry SOLD.

PICTURES A dozen b & w pictures, 12 x 18 inches, single fold, were issued for these school kits. Printed on relatively thin paper, these pictures were probably used to tack to bulletin boards etc. - many historical scenes. Each of these is priced at $3.00. Shown below is one-half of "SWALLOW MAIL PLANE - 1926" poster, with a Swallow at Boise flying the C.A.M. 5 route.

Also available: "Grandfather of World Flight - 1903," "Boeing 80-A - 1929," "When Air Mail Was Young - 1928" (Boeing 95), "Inside Cabin of Mainliner" (all men wearing suits and ties, all women wearing hats), "Converted World War I DeHavilland - 1920," "Boeing 40-B - 1927" (C.A.M. 18), "The Pilots' Compartment," "Post-War Mainliner" (new DC-4 Mainliner), "Boeing 247 - 1933," and "Ford Tri-Motor - 1930."

LEAFLET "Our New Age of Flight" - a two color, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 4 page leaflet with a photo of the "New Mainliner, Douglas-Built DC-6", NC30001 (was that a DC-6?). $2.00.

AIRLINE MAP "Air Lines of the United States" measures 18 x 23 inches, two-fold along with a one-page guide, "Some Possible Uses of the Airline Map of the United States." Courtesy of the "Official Guide of the Airways." Price is $8.50.

COLOR PHOTO An 8 1/2 x 11 inch color litho photo of a DC-3 in flight by E.D. McGlone along with another United Air Line color litho of an industrial area. Both for $3.00.




CZECH AIRLINES - CSA HANDOUT FOR CHILDREN

A terrific portfolio of aircraft paintings depicting the airplanes used by Czechoslovak Airlines (CSA) in the 50 years from 1923 to 1973 is offered on the Aviation Art Prints page. The item offered here is an interesting piece of CSA airline memorabilia which was used for the entertainment of young passengers. A paper doll stewardess (or flight attendant for the PC crowd) on folded card stock, each part measuring 8 ¼" x 11 5/8". All of the items are die cut, ready to punch out. The cardstock is bright and in new condition as if picked up by a young Czechoslovakian passenger on this morning's flight from Prague to Zurich. Ask yourself, how many Czech paper dolls have you seen lately? I believe this item is from the 1970s. If you would like to see the historical timeline of Czech Airlines, click here for CSA.

The pictures below show the paper doll - the actual item is sharp and full size. I won't tell if you download these pics and cut the doll out. If you want the real thing, it will cost you Sorry Sold to become acquainted with this lovely stew, although she's likely to be about to retire from CSA by now!




FROM THE GROUND UP -1930

A forty-eight page booklet by Standard Oil Company (Indiana) published in 1930, From the Ground Up, explaining "why an airplane flies - and how it is flown - simply explained." The foreword reads, "From the Ground Up explains the fundamentals of aviation. It is airmed to exploit facts about flying as we have experienced them. Standard Oil Company (Indiana) operates two airplanes. One is a single motored biplane called the Stanolind Jr. No. 2. The other is a three motored monoplane known as the Stanolind 3rd. In this book we will discuss the Stanolind No. 2. You will see why it flies and you may ride with our pilot while he explains the simple mechanics of flying. We take pleasure in dedicating this book to the pioneers of aviation - to those men and women who have struggled to make air transportation a reality." The Ford Tri-motor, as appears on page 36, is pictured above.



The booklet has been well used and has some water stain on the front paper cover. The center pages are loose from the center staples at fold but the booklet is complete. Though worn and well read, this 75-year-old tome on flying is well worth the $40.00 price to establish that the "art" of flying hasn't changed in the last three-quarters of a century.



SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM - SAS - ROUTE MAPS - 1957

Fold-out route maps from SAS. These have card stock covers and are five-fold to a dimension of 9 1/16" x 30 1/2". One is a route map for Europe (showing mileage between cities) and the other is a route map for the North Atlantic. There is a chart on each side as shown below for the North Atlantic route map. Each is in outstanding condition with undamaged and bright covers and a bright map with no damgage or fading. These have been printed in Stockholm and are dated as 1957 for the North Atlantic and 1958 for Europe. SAS flew the DC-6B and took delivery of the DC-7C, Seven Seas, in 1957; the airplane on the cover appears to be a DC-7 or -6.



The right hand side of the North Atlantic map has an explanation of why several routes are shown: "Patterns and paths over the seas." It is explained that the "Douglas plane" will take advantage of pressure patterns and winds, so: "Then, on one flight you may cruise in the high latitudes near Greenland; on another, you may travel the lanes far to the South."

These are outstanding airline items in great condition and celebrate the very last of the great piston engine airliners spanning the Atlantic in the few years just before the jets came in service. Each SAS route chart is priced at $65.00. "Wherever you go...go by SAS - The Global Airline."


THE SCHNEIDER TROPHY RACE


Wealthy aviation enthusiast Jacques Schneider created the Schneider Trophy Race for hydro-aeroplanes to encourage development of seaplanes; the first race was held in Monaco on April 16, 1913 with a French victory over the 174 mile water course at an average speed of 45.74 mph. Over the years, until the final race in 1931, the Schneider Trophy competition resulted in the world's fastest airplanes at the time - the unlimited "runway" allowed high power loadings and high wing loadings, both necessary for speed. The fact that these incredible airplanes were carrying floats makes the speed records all the more interesting.

The penultimate race was held in England in 1929 at Spithead on September 7th. The ephemera item being offered is a railroad timetable "Programme of Special Train, Boat and Ticket arrangements" by the Southern Railway. This 64-page booklet, measuring 6"x 9 3/4", has complete schedules of all trains running on September 7th, many having "Special Service" as between "Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton, Eastleigh, Salisbury, etc." (page 36). Maps of the course, area, and Ryde Pier Head are included.


Front cover of timetable.

The Royal Air Force website, www.raf.mod.uk, has the following account of the 1929 race which, incidentally, was the last race to have more than a single country entered in the competition.

"The 1929 Race. The victory (1927) ensured that the next race would be held over British water, the location again being Cowes. This was not to be until 1929, as the various participants and the FAI agreed that the increasing costs and technological advances were prohibitive to an annual event.

"Following its 1927 victory, the High Speed Flight had been disbanded and it was expected that no Treasury money would be made available to finance a British team for the 1929 meeting. This did not happen, but the Air Ministry objected to the use of its pilots, but agreed to supply the aircraft. That said, the High Speed Flight reformed in February 1928 and the following month an attempt on the world speed record would be made by Flt Lt S Kinkhead in one of the S5s. During the attempt, Kinkhead plunged into the sea during the steep approach to the start of the course and was killed. He was replaced by Flt Lt D D'Arcy A Greig who was joined by Flt Lt GH Stainforth, Fg Offs RLR Atcherley and HRD Waghorn. Flight Commander was Sqn Ldr AH Orlebar.

"Air Ministry funded was not forthcoming for new engines and so Rolls Royce financed the building of a military engine with 'racing capabilities'. Whilst the engine was still a paper design, RJ Mitchell of the Supermarine Company began work on the S6 aircraft which would be used by the British team. The basis of the design was the successful S5 airframe and two S6s were ordered. The designers at Glosters were not idle and soon their next design, the Gloster V biplane racer, was taking shape. This eventually saw the light of day as a monoplane and was Air Ministry funded was not forthcoming for new engines and so Rolls Royce financed the building of a military engine with 'racing capabilities'. Whilst the engine was still a paper design, RJ Mitchell of the Supermarine Company began work on the S6 aircraft which would be used by the British team. The basis of the design was the successful S5 airframe and two S6s were ordered. The designers at Glosters were not idle and soon their next design, the Gloster V biplane racer, was taking shape. This eventually saw the light of day as a monoplane and was designated the Gloster VI. Two of these were ordered at a cost of £25,000. The design was fated never to compete in the race. During trials, many unexplained failures of its Napier Lion engine occurred and the type withdrawn.

"The only challengers to make the race meeting were Italy who brought a further development of the M52 airframe, the M52R, and a new aircraft, the Macchi M67. It had been intended that France would compete after a six-year absence but the two designs chosen for the 1929 race were not completed in time and the team withdrew. As for the Americans, it was a familiar tale. The government still refused to support an entry for the Schneider Trophy and left any finances to be raised privately. This did happen, but the intended aircraft, the Kirkham-Williams Mercury, which was to have been powered by a secretly-built US Navy engine, was barely capable of sustained flight and again the US did not attend. Neither did the Germans who had hoped to race, but their Dornier project never got off the drawing board.

"On the eve of the race a small piece of metal was found in the engines of one of the S6s and after further investigation it was found that one of the pistons was damaged necessitating a cylinder block change. A sweep of the local hostelries and pubs raised enough Rolls Royce engineers to carry out the task, and after a full night's work and ground running, the aircraft was ready at 0800 on the day of the race.

"The race weather was perfect and the first aircraft airborne was the S6 of Flt Lt Waghorn. The aircraft performed beautifully until Waghorn reached the sixth lap the engine began to misfire forcing the pilot to climb in the hope that should it fail completely, he could glide to the end. The engine duly failed, but Waghorn had insufficient height to carry out his plan and landed on the water short of the finish, cursing his luck. When he sighted his engineers approaching the becalmed aircraft, he noticed that they had broad smiles on their faces - having miscounted his laps, he had, as Webster had at the previous meeting, flown one extra lap. It was on this lap that the engine had failed.

"D'Arcy Greig in the sole S5 and Warrant Officer Dal Molin of Italy in the M52R were caught up in a furious battle in the skies above, both at full chat in the event that Waghorn had failed to complete the distance. The remaining pilots and aircraft suffered a variety of problems. 'Batchy' Atcherley in the second S6 lost his goggles in the slipstream and flew the remainder of his race crouched inside the cramped cockpit, but was disqualified after misjudging a turn and going inside a pylon. The final realistic challenge to Waghorn's time ended when a coolant pipe broke on the second Macchi M67, scalding its pilot who successfully landed his aircraft before being taken to hospital for treatment.

"Flt Lt Waghorn's average speed of 328.63 mph (528.77 km/h) was some 44mph (71 km/h) faster than second-placed Dal Mollin in the M52R who just edged D'Arcy Greig into third by barely 2mph.

The win set up, for the third time, the chance for a team to win the Schneider Trophy outright. As no less a person than Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald commented, 'We are going to do our level best to win again.'" This was to happen with the Supermarine S6B in 1931.


Back cover of timetable showing rail connections.

Getting the amazing seaplane racers off the water was a challenge. The following account of the take-off of N247 is from the 1960 Harleyford book, Spitfire - The Story of A Famous Fighter, written by Bruce Robertson, pages 13-14.

"Two o'clock that Saturday afternoon was the scheduled time for N247 to take off. Seven minutes before the hour the engine was started by Mr. A.C. Lovesey, a Rolls-Royce expert, who listened to its roar for two minutes as he sat in the cockpit. Satisfied, he switched off and changed places with Flt. Lt. H.R.D. Waghorn, who made himself comfortable for the race. Just two minutes before zero hour, N247 was lowered into the water from the pontoons. The engine was re-started. It was a perfect day with an azure sky, but there was a slight swell and a 10 m.p.h. wind. take-off was a tricky business; wind and sea conditions both affected trim and, with the great power, torque effect at low revolutions was such that the port wing tried to dig into the water. The port float on this occasion was almost submerged as N247 swung to the left and Waghorn throttle down. For several hundred yards spray completely enveloped the cockpit, then as it lessened it could be seen that the port wing was clear of the water by only a matter of inches, but the machine was steady on its course. Slowly the tail rose slightly as the machine gathered speed for take-off and twice it appeared as if it had lifted clear, but further slight spray indicated that it was in fact skimming. Then finally, without question of doubt, it climbed."


Schneider Cup race course, page 64 of booklet.

Supermarine S6, N248, of 1929.

The Italian machines didn't fare well in 1929. The amazing, twin-engine (tandem), counter-rotating propeller Macchi-Castoldi MC72 was developed for the 1931 race. The first two MC72s crashed during testing, killing their pilots, and the third machine couldn't be ready by the race date. The Supermarine S6Bs raced alone winning the trophy for keeps. However, the MC72 was further prepared for trials and, in 1934, it set the world seaplane speed record at 440.661 mph beating the S6B 1931 record speed of 408.8 mph. The era of seaplane racing and speed records was at an end.

Own this piece of air racing history from 1929 and take the train ferry from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight and obtain seating on the Ryde Pier Head, all for only $100.00 SORRY SOLD.

The 1931 winning S6B is now on exhibit in the London Science Museum. I've seen this aircraft and was pleased that the curators have elected to show it in much the same condition as it's last race, as pictured below.


Click the Schneider Trophy Races link below for current information.




ELMORE - THE NAVAL AVIATION STORY - 1944

A terrific little booklet from 1944. A non-government publication for civilians, written by Theodore J. Ritter and Robert W. Gadbois, this cartoon-style, spiral bound book tells the story of what a cadet should expect in Intermediate and Advanced training. It starts out, "This introduction is an attempt to pass the word to ye civilian reader about what goes in an intermediate training station for Naval Aviation. As usual civilians include members of the cadet's family, betrothed ones (and we use the plural advisedly) and all others interested in the flight training, the Navy, the uniforms, and the flight pay. This latter is especially directed at those young ladies who have a personal stake in the fortunes of newly commissioned Ensigns.

"Intermediate flight training, and this is no military secret, is carried on at two places in the country, both having access to the Gulf of Mexico with its opportunities for seaplanes, its warm, dank weather, and its perpetual cumulus clouds. One of these centers is at Pensacola, Florida, and the other at Corpus Christi, Texas. At this writing the course of training offered is almost identical and has been since Corpus Christi, the newer base, was commissioned."

These Elmore books appeared in five different volumes, this being the last (Phase V). The others are Flight Preparatory School, War Training Service, Pre-Flight School, and Primary Training. The books were available, "… from book stores, Ship's Service Stores, Post Exchanges, news companies, or directly from the publishers."

The book has 140 pages, including the eleven page introduction written by TJR N.A.T.C. CORPUSCOLA JULY, 1944. The balance of the book consists of one cartoon per page, showing cadet life and training in a humorous light. The 5 1/8" x 8" book is in complete, unmarked condition and can be purchased for $32.50. Several examples of pages are shown below.



CESSQUIRE - CESSNA EMPLOYEES CLUB NEWSPAPER - 1942


The Cessna Employees Club Newspaper, the Cessquire, printed October 30, 1942. 16 pages, 9" x 12" and chock full of employee news and WWII tidbits. Center has pics of Bamboo Bomber production. This is the wonderful thing about ephemera; for only $5.00 you can transport yourself back to 1942 and be part of the Cessna production team. Imagine what it would have been like to live and work in Wichita in WWII. Vintage paper items are so much more convincing and satisfying than reading the same thing in a book; you're reading the same paper that all those wartime defense workers perused. Take a time capsule for only $5.



NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC. - PROMOTIONAL BROCHURES - 1955

The Columbus Division of North American Aviation Inc. mailed out this envelope containing sixteen 2-fold brochures of North American airplanes from T-6s to Sabres. Each sheet is 2-color and is 5" x 19 3/16" in size before a 2-fold to 9 1/2". The original mailing envelope is somewhat tattered but has a 1955 postmark. Each airplane litho photo is designed to be cutout and mounted on a folded "stand" that is printed on the brochure. This is the delightful sort of "give-away" that the aircraft manufacturers used to send the "kid" that wrote in and asked for a picture of his favorite airplane. Remember North American? Sad that the manufacturers are slowly being assimilated into what will eventually become a single conglomerate company. Celebrate the past and own this set for only $17.50.



CARDSTOCK SILHOUETTE MODELS - WWII Recognition Training Model

These are interesting and inexpensive WWII training artifacts. Cardstock models in 1:72 scale which punch out of heavy, black cardstock and assemble by pressing parts in place. These make reasonable three-dimensional models suitable for recognition training. I have several photos in our Friend or Foe? Museum which show WWII classrooms with these cardstock models hanging from the ceiling as training aids. Assemble these for display or leave in the envelope. I have pictured the envelope only as the black cardstock doesn't photograph well. The model pictured is; SCOUT BOMBER U.S. Navy SB2A-1 Buccaneer, British Bermuda I, A.A.F. A-34, Silhouette Model, 1:72 Scale, Ref. No. CM-526, 2/22/43. Army Air Forces - Aircraft Identification Section. Price for this WWII item is only $37.50. ALSO available: P-38E, CM-502, $55.00, F2A-3 Buffalo, CM-518 (interesting because the Buffalo didn't appear in the cellulose acetate line of recognition models), $40.00 A-31 Br. Vengeance, CM-509 dated 11/23/42, $37.50, German Fighter Me 109E, CM-101, Sorry Sold, and German FW 190, CM-102 dated 2/22/43, $37.50.

Additional WW2 card models available - all in original envelopes - date 2/22/43:
CM-528, Scout Bomber U.S. Navy SB2C-1 Helldiver, $37.50.
CM-107, Bomber German HE.111K, $45.00.
The following are all in large envelopes:
CM-529, Patrol Bomber U.S. Navy PBM-1 Mariner (a particularly nice model), $55.00.
CM-16, Naval Patrol Bomber Japanese Kawanishi T-97 N.P.S., $45.00.
CM-513, Heavy Bomber A.A.F. B-17E Flying Fortress, $55.00.
CM-608, Heavy Bomber Br. Wellington, $50.00.
CM-111, Heavy Bomber German FW 200 Kurier 1, $55.00.
CM-112, Army Transport German JU 52-3M, $55.00
CM-609, Heavy Bomber Br. Halifax, $55.00.
CM-611, Heavy Bomber Br. Stirling, $55.00.
CM-531, Patrol Bomber U.S. Navy PB2Y-3 Coronado, $65.00.
CM-610, Heavy Bomber British Lancaster (see above pic), $55.00.
CM-514, Heavy Bomber A.A.F. B24-D Br. Liberator, $55.00.
CM-521, Observation Scout U.S. Navy OS2U-1 Kingfisher, $45.00.

I don't have a clue concerning the "CM" numbering system.



SHELL OIL BROCHURE - THE AIRPORT.... - Circa 1948

"The Airport . . . Its Importance to Your Community"

Sketches and Text


An entertaining brochure put out by the Shell Oil Company Incorporated, 100 Bush St., Shell Building, San Francisco, 6, Calif. Entitled "The Airport. . . Its Importance to Your Community" on the cover, each brochure was imprinted on the cover and on the title page with the name of the particular community, in this case "Heronville" (Anybody know where that is?). The title page reads, "Prepared in the Interest of Heronville," and "For the Coming Age of Flight." There is no date given, however the text states, "But 1950 is almost here.." so a date of around 1948 is a reasonable guess. Each page contains text and sketches. The above color illustration/cartoon is titled "Caught Short in Post War". This is a serious document, with instructions on how to set up an airport committee, select a site etc., prepared by the Shell Aviation Department. Size is 11" x 14" and is printed on heavy textured paper and spiral bound. 38 pages. A very desirable piece of airport Americana with corporate influence. This is the only one I've ever run across. Price is Sorry Soldplus shipping.



SIGNED COVER - DOUGLAS BADER/ADOLF GALLAND - 1977

A 1977 signed and flown cover featuring the signatures of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, CBE,DSO,DFC and Generalleutnant Adolf Galland. This cover was flown in a Hawker Siddeley 125 Mk I on 21 October 1977 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of a production Hurricane by the H.G. Hawker Engineering Co. on 12 October 1937 at Brooklands. The cover is backstamped 15 November 1977 at RAF Northolt and is marked as Nr. 42 von 50 Exemplaren. A particularly desirable cover, it also includes a wartime photo of Galland as shown above. Price is $SORRY SOLD but have another signed cover for $215.00.

A Douglas Bader history from the Royal Aur Force Museum may be viewed by clicking here. Use the back arrow to return to this page.



SPITFIRE Mk. IX

An 8" x 10" black and white photo of Spitfire Mk. IX, Mk 923, "5J-Z", taken at Portage, Canada in 1980 during a Spitfire pilots reunion. This Spitfire originally came from Belgium in 1963 and was owned for many years by actor Cliff Robertson. This fighter is now owned by Craig McCaw (ex-husband of Santa Barbara News Press owner Wendy McCaw) and is at the Museum of Flight, Seattle. It is not currently flying. This photo is available for $25.00. This Mk IX is currently (2008) being displayed in the Personal Courage Wing of the Museum of Flight, as pictured below (CollectAir photo).



RARE ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES - KLM - PASSENGER MEMORABILIA - 1929


The following airline items are from European airlines of 1929. These are all passenger articles which clearly portray the relationship between the airlines and the ticket buyers, one of assurance that the system is airworthy and guarantees safe travel, even though precautions are offered. More items will be added in the future.

The Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) airline is featured in most of these documents. The cover pictured above is a route map, "Luchtroute Amsterdam - London", showing a very detailed flying route down the coast and across the Channel to London. The inside of the cover shows the overall route as seen below. The route map was sponsored by Shell as is obvious. As the passenger flew from Shiphol, he could follow the progress of the airplane in detail along the coast and then from Calais across the "Kanaal" to Folkestone , across Kent to Croydon Airfield.. This map is in nearly as-new condition but shows an indication that it was actually used by a passenger as there is a tiny pencil written "photo" alongside the town of Walcheren. The map folds out to 60 inches! The very bottom of the map is also pictured showing the area around Croydon; note the airfields which are destined to become famous ten years later, Biggin Hill and Kenley. The airfields are shown along the route in solid red. Good landing terrain spots are shown in lined squares; emergency landing areas which fit the "precautions" mentioned above.

Croydon was the London airport in 1929 and it was London's first airport. Passengers checked in under an impressive glass dome in the art deco style departure hall. In 1929, KLM was flying the twin-engine Fokker F.8 and the three-engine F.7/3m equipped with Wright Whirlwind J-5 engines (Lindbergh's NYP engine) and some single-engine Fokkers were also used. KLM, headed by Dr. Albert Plesman, was an affiliate of DLH, the German Deutsche Luft Hansa, which controlled most of the European continental routes. The Croydon Airport Society has a Croydon exhibit at the visitor centre in Airport House, located in the control tower of the original terminus building. The Aerodrome Hotel was built on the new Croydon Airport in 1928; this hotel has been renovated and is operated by the Westmead Business Group, Croydon, Surrey. Amy Johnson, the first solo female flyer to Australia, departed Croydon in May 1930; a replica of her Gipsy Moth, G-AAH "Jason", is on temporary display in the hotel as of Spring 2003. Many famous pilots stayed in this hotel.

This exquisite airline item is available for $110.00 SORRY SOLD. A similar document, also in nearly as-new condition, showing the route from Amsterdam to Paris, is also available at the same price. Both can be purchased for $210.00 SORRY SOLD.



As you boarded the Fokker at Shiphol, each passenger was given an information leaflet, the title of which is shown at left. This hand-out is 7 5/8" x 9" single fold and covers the use of lifebelts, how to operate the "air tube" ventilation, emergency exits, communication with the pilot ("...through the door behind the pilot seat."), and general notes. Here are some of the "General Notes" which I think you'll find interesting: "Don't be concerned if the machine on starting taxies slowly towards a corner of the aerodrome. The machine always starts and lands against the wind.

"After running about 120 yards the machine almost imperceptibly rises from the ground.

"The so-called 'bumping' movement sometimes experienced is occasioned by the irregular temperatures of the air or strong winds, and it is in no way dangerous. It corresponds to the motion of a ship at sea. The machines are so stable that passengers can have every confidence and with such get quickly accustomed to the motion. It may interest passengers to know that the machines of the K.L.M. have proved their air worthiness and stability by flights across the Channel when the regular cross Channel steamers have been prevented from sailing owing to stormy weather.

"When flying in a curve machines heel slightly to one side but passengers remain sitting upright in their seats.

"There is no discomfort in looking downwards while flying; dizziness is unknown in aeroplanes as there is no connection with the earth.

"Do not throw these receptacles out of the machine." And more!

This document is marked '29 and is in a remarkable as-new condition. Priced at $45.00.

A wonderful airline nostalgia item, a 1929 KLM time table booklet, "Nederlandsche Luchtreisgids", which is in like-new condition, just as you would have picked it up from the Amsterdam KLM counter at Shiphol.


The cover is shown above, 11 x 17.1 cm. in size. The back cover, below, has an ad for the Fokker airplanes which are operated by KLM in 1929.


The booklet is divided into tabbed sections, covering not only the schedules and fares, but also sections on the aircraft, baggage, route maps (including one to India and Batavia) with photos and general passenger information. Nicely drawn pen-and-ink sketches head several of the sections; all of the booklet is in Dutch with the exception of some English in advertisements.


The photo above is from the booklet's "Vliegveldbezoek"section showing "Bestuurdersplaats 3-motorig Fokker vliegtuig". A very nice Fokker F VIII model of about 4 ft. wingspan is shown hanging over the KLM counter in one photo "K.L.M. kantoor te Croydon". Maybe just a coincidence, but KLM donated a 1:20 scale Fokker F.VIII model in 1927 to the Science Museum Heavier-than-air Craft Exhibit in South Kensington. Own this terrific airline item for $195.00.



1929-1930 BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY BROCHURE SET

The brochure shown above is a Boeing Airplane Company promotion and catalog for the Boeing School of Aeronautics for the 1929-1930 school year. The school was located on the Oakland, California Airport in Hangar 5 which still exists. The complete curriculum and prices are given along with course descriptions. The center spread in the brochure is shown below; an aerial view of the Oakland Airport which was the largest municipal airport in the U.S. in terms of size, covering more than 845 acres. The colorful cover wraps around to the back side as well; the same artist also did a similar nifty scene for the Boeing product catalog (presented below), the second catalog in this set.

This school brochure measures 154mm by 228mm, has 23 pages with many pictures, and is in superb condition. The companion Boeing product catalog for 1929 uses the similar artwork to the school brochure although not quite as colorful, as shown below.

This catalog has a description of the Boeing company and its facilities and presents the lineup of aircraft manufactured in 1929-1930. Military aircraft pictured include the XP-8, PW-9C, PB-1, F2B-1, F3B-1 and "The latest Boeing achievement in military aircraft, a single seater fighter." Notice that no designation is given to the fighter which is the Model 100 as pictured here.

Civilian aircraft are shown with specifications and prices. These include the Model 80, Mail Planes Model 40-A, B and C, the "New Mail Plane" Model 95 (with a tipped-in spec sheet), and the Model B-1E Flying Boat which you can purchase for only $20,000. The brochure has 15 pages and is in excellent condition with the exception of light spotty foxing on the free endpapers; this slight condition is shown in the following Boeing logo from the front free endpaper.

The product brochure measures 200 mm by 274 mm. It is rare to find companion brochures from the same year and both featuring similar company stylistic artwork. Therefore, these are offered as a set only, priced at $350.00.



OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF 1929 AERO EXHIBITION

A magnificent record of British aviation of 1929, the "Official Catalogue" of The Society of British Aircraft Constructors Ltd. Seventh Annual AERO Exhibition held at the Olympia, London.W. on July 16-27, 1929. This catalogue measures 5 7/8" x 9 1/4" x 7/16" thick and has a whopping 324 pages. Every exhibition space is catalogued with a description of what is shown; two fold out floor plans for the "Gallery" and the "Ground Floor" show the location of all exhibits. The catalogue has many photos and most manufacturers have advertising that is placed near their position in the booklet. This is a snapshot of the entire British industry in 1929. Several foreign aircraft firms are represented, such as Stand 33 which has the "First showing in Great Britain of the Ford Tri-Motored all-metal transport," the 5AT, NC 8412. Shown below is a sample of the advertising for the Short Calcutta, "as supplied to Imperial Airways."


One chart on page 18 shows the location of all civil aerodromes in the London District; they were the Radlett, Stag Lane (de Havilland), Heston, Brooklands, Croydon (airlines), and Romford (Marylands). This catalogue is in fine condition and is priced at $175.00.

Back cover of 1929 catalogue.



DESOUTTER SPORTS COUPE LEAFLET - 1928

A one page leaflet, b&w (8 3/4" x 11 1/4"), light blue in background, offering the Desoutter 3-seater Sports Coupe, "The only British light aeroplane giving saloon car comfort for three people." The Desoutter Aircraft Company, Limited was located at the Croydon Aerodrome. This leaflet was distributed at the 1929 Aero Exhibition (see catalog above). This leaflet has a line drawing of the Sports Coupe along with specifications and price. Price is $27.50.




GLENN L. MARTIN BROCHURE

This mailer-style brochure, PLANE FACTS, was posted in Baltimore during the mid-1950s; the mailing label is intact but I've blanked out the name in the illustration below. From the Glenn L. Martin Company, this pamphlet was issued during the height of Martin's aircraft reign back when they built airplanes. History of the company, many photos and 3-views of the P6M-1, B-57B, P5M and TM-61 Matador and Lacrosse missiles and the Vanguard rocket. Also, the Martin 4-0-4. Front view silhouettes of Martim's previous airplanes, the JRM, PBM-5A, P4M-1, XB-51, B-26, M-130, B-10, BM-1, MB-2 and TT and more, silhouettes of 45 years of Martin airplanes.


With paper covers, this brochure measures 6.7" x 9.7" and has 32 pages of Martin information. This came from the wonderful era when you could write away to the major aircraft companies for information and they would send all sorts of exciting stuff - lithos, brochures and even drawings and 3-views.


Celebrate the Glenn L. Martin company with this 50-year-old document for Sorry Sold.




CUT-OUT GLIDERS THAT REALLY FLY - 1930

A wonderful children's booklet featuring nine punch-out paper gliders, printed in 1930. The book measures a large 24.5 x 37 cm and has glider parts perforated and ready to separate in the inside pages. Cut-out Gliders That Really Fly was published by the "Animated Toy Syndicate, Minneapolis, U.S.A." The back cover has instructions with the title, "How to Fly the Cut-out Gliders." The nine planes include small speed models, formations, endurance and even a biplane. Page 2 is shown below.


Books featuring perforated construction parts are expensive when there are no separated parts; someone resisted the temptation to punch. A detail of the fuselage printed on page 2 is given below. Note that this design is an excellent flyer. I don't know when the first models of this design were printed, but it is a classic configuration which, even though this book is over seventy years old, is being sold today. I have in front of me a nice little parlor flyer of the same design which is currently manufactured ("Mike Stone's Amazing Dip-er-do Stunt Plane") and it is a delight to spin around the living room.


This book is in excellent condition; no marks, tears, or punch outs, and the colors are bright. This item could be on the Book Page but because it was made to be destroyed, this page is more appropriate. The price is $212.50.



NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION AERODYNAMICS HANDBOOK - 1955

A rather rare offering of an in-house North American Aviation manual, Report NA-47-941C, first published in October 1, 1947 and revised July 1, 1955. This manual belonged to a North American engineer who worked on space systems. Consisting of tables and equations used in the engineering department, the manual covers a wide range of data and conversion tables used as a handy standard engineering reference. A superb piece of engineering nostalgia before the computer age - imagine: we use to refer to tables and slide rules for calculations! And the aircraft still flew! The manual is in a standard 6-ring binder, 5" x 6 ½". Some examples from the manual are displayed below (there are 3 pages of "contents" - only one shown).

The price for this 1950s document from North American Aviation is $47.50.




SHELL OIL COMPANY AVIATION POSTERS

This Shell aviation poster is entitled "Maintenance" and is No. 2 of G Series of posters. The poster measures 14 1/4" x 21". The whimsical style is similar to the Shell "The Airport..." brochure shown on this page. The detail shown above has this copy alongside: "This," says Lew, wheeling up to the Bloko Aircraft Service Station, "looks like the kind of place where they talk my language - Bargains have allus had a strange fascination for me - it's sorta like getting something for nothing." etc. These posters date from 1940 and were used in magazine advertisements. There are two more available: No. 1 of G Series, "Mid-Air Collisions" SORRY No.1 SOLD and No. 3 of G Series, "Low Flying", each in the same cartoon style. These are great Shell items and vintage FBO ephemera. Each poster is priced at $SORRY, SOLD OUT$.




1929 WARNEFORD MODEL AIRPLANE BROCHURE - BRITISH

This 1929 brochure for the Warneford Model Aeroplanes measures 20.7 x 26.5 cm after a one-fold. The cover is shown above along with a detail from page 3. These models were ready-to-fly. The airplane on the cover is described as follows: "The machine illustrated above holds the World's Model Speed Record. Made and flown by our designer, its wonderful performance may be judged by the fact that in a recent competition flying at 34 m.p.h. it covered its own length 20 times per second. The Supermarine S.5 in its record breaking attempt and flying at over 300 m.p.h. covered its own length only 16 times per second."

A "Price List of Spare Parts" is shown on the back. The brochure has been folded in the middle for mailing. This brochure is from the Seventh Annual Aero Exhibition in London where the model airplanes were shown. This fine copy from 1929 is in nearly new condition and is priced at $27.50.




LOCKHEED PROMOTIONAL LITHO PHOTOS

The two photos above are typical of the Lockheed promotional lithographic photos which were given to employees of Lockheed for many years. Each is 11" x 14" in overall size, some with tinted surround border. These are not the posters of wartime ads and other scenes which were apparently given away during the WWII period. Many of Ren Wicks' magazine illustrations for Lockheed were also printed as 16" x 20" posters during the war. The 11" x 14" lithos may also have been used as promotional items but those presented here are enclosed in 11 1/2" x 14 1/2" envelopes which were given to all employees.

Each envelope of photos is available for $30.00.

The earliest group with four pictures is from WWII, about 1943. Captions are: The Vega Ventura Bomber, The B-17 Bomber by Vega, The Lockheed Lodestar, and The Lockheed Hudson. The reverse side of each is blank. The envelope states, "Designed and Produced for the Employees of LOCKHEED and VEGA by the Vega Employee's Recreation Club and Lockheed Employee's Recreation Club, BURBANK, CALIFORNIA."

Three of the envelopes appear to be from the late 1940s into the1950s and each has a different selection of photos. The envelope of the first of these (about 1948), is printed with, "Your Personal Collection - Color Lithographs of the Planes You Help Build." Photo captions are Lockheed Constellation, Lockheed Two Place Shooting Star, Military Air Transport Service Constellation, Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, U S Navy P2V - Lockheed's Neptune, and U S Navy R60 - Lockheed Constitution. The reverse side of this set is blank.

The second set envelope states, "Your Personal Collection of Lockheed Airplane Pictures." Captions are, Lockheed Radar Super Constellation - U.S.A.F. EC-121D/U.S.N. WV-2, Lockheed Neptune - U.S. Navy P2V-7, Lockheed Super Constellation - Model 1649, Lockheed Seastar - U.S. Navy T2V-1, Lockheed Turboprop Electra (this is an artist's rendition with a statement that it "..will be in service...in 1958"), Lockheed Starfighter - U.S. Air Force F-104, Lockheed Super Constellation - Model 1049H (a painting). Each of this set has specifications and a 3-view on the reverse. SOLD

The third 1950s set has photo captions, Lockheed Starfire Interceptor - U.S.A.F. F-94C, Lockheed Super Constellation - U.S.A.F. C-121C/U.S.N. R7V-1, Lockheed Neptune - U.S.N. P2V-5, The Boeing B-47 - Built by Lockheed - Georgia Division, Lockheed AEW Constellation - WV-1, and Lockheed Two-Place Jet Trainer - U.S.A.F. T-33/U.S.N. TV-2. This set is blank on the reverse.

These photo packages were discontinued in the late 1950s. However, a special 30th Anniversary of Lockheed package was given to Lockheed employees in 1962. By this time the company name was changed to the LOCKHEED CALIFORNIA COMPANY. The envelope, in part, states, "Some years ago we offered each employee a set of litho prints of our aircraft." This set, as offered here, has Lockheed P3V-1 Orion, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (a painting showing four in formation), Lockheed U-2, Lockheed Lunar Landing Module Design (a design concept). Each litho has a description centered on the reverse.

Each of the envelopes above have some distress in the way of split edges, small tears etc. The prints are in generally excellent condition, some with very minor yellowing on edges and some with slight corner crimps. None are creased, wrinkled, spotted etc. and all are suitable for framing.

Lockheed continued to print 11" x 14" promotional litho photos for many years although I don't believe that they were ever given again in sets to the employees. CollectAir has a number of individual Lockheed lithos in this size, most from the 1960s and perhaps 1970s, and each is available for $8.00.

MORE LOCKHEED: THE LOCKHEED STAR Publication - June 16, 1966

The official publication of the LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA COMPANY, Vol 33 No 13, dated June 16, 1966. Imagine that you're an employee in Burbank in 1966, working on some pretty exciting projects, maybe even the Skunk Works, This is the company newspaper that you'd get each week. Four pages, 11 1/2" x 15", the last three pages are devoted to employee and department news, classifieds and, in this issue, a listing of 25-year veterans (imagine being able to work for the same aerospace company for 25 years!). The front news page has "International Submarine Hunter", discussing production of the P-3B Orion for New Zealand and the new P-3C which will see ASW squadrons in 1969. "Slingshot Fighters" brings news of zero launched (ZELL) F-104Gs at Lagerlechfeld, Germany - and more! Add a company newspaper to your collection of 60's fighters. Price for this 4-page missive is an affordable $2.00. First order gets free 11"x14" Lockheed promo pictures of Seasat-A and Space Telescope from the same era.



THE CONNECTING LINK NEWSLETTER - 1948

Published by Link Aviation, Inc. and Link Mfg. Co., this 4-page, tabloid size (11 1/2 x 16 inches) newsletter, THE CONNECTING LINK, is dated October-November, 1948. There is an "editorial" on page 2 entitled "The Future of Synthetic Training", written by Ed Link - he believes that synthetic training will have a "...very necessary position in the training of jet and rocket airmen..." Lots of ROTC and air age education stuff also. Check up on the 1948 Link for only $6.00.




EASTERN AIRLINES OPERATIONAL MEMORABILIA

A hard-to-find grouping of airline ephemera from Eastern Air Lines. These are all internal documents or CAA and CAB information issued to the Eastern pilots. All of these documents belonged to an Eastern Air Lines pilot, Captain M.E. Thayer. The items range from 1937 to 1946. The group consists of:

Five Memorandum sheets with various subjects.
Flight schedule effective December 15, 1937.
Operational Manual Amendments 6-21-41
Radio Range Manual Amendments 4-30-43.
Expense account forms signed by Captain Thayer 12-45 ($33.50 for the month!)
Two Radiograms, Trip forecast 1-22-37
Station Clearance Form, Form EAL52, for Camden to Washington, 6-6-37, for DC-3 NC13737, "Cruise 2000', Time to WA 1:05." This is a most interesting document in that it is signed off by "Pilot in Charge", Dick Dice who later wound up in the ATC "Brass Hat Squadron", the 503rd.
Blank E.A.L. Trip Log.
CAB Summary with pilot notes about vacation schedules, 7-43.
CAA Weekly Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for September 17, 1942, addressed to Captain Thayer.
CAA Airman's Guide issued July 23, 1946, complete.

An excellent selection of paperwork that a DC-3 pilot received in the late 1930s and on into WWII. The memorandums and amendments are printed in the old mimeograph style (too young to remember mimeographs? This is a way to acquaint yourself with the world before copy machines, computers etc.). A fascinating array of working papers and they are all in excellent condition, pretty much as received by Captain Thayer nearly 70 years ago. The public side of airline operation is the prime collectible with airline buffs - the schedules, brochures, advertising, posters - that were directed toward the traveling public. Yet, I think these "inside" documents giving the mundane day-to-day work of dispatching and routine housekeeping are much more interesting and insightful. Compare the methods of 1937 with the modern, computer controlled airline - amazing - but it worked. A small portion of the Station Clearance is shown below as an example.


All of these papers were of the type that would have normally been soon discarded - why Captain Thayer elected to keep all this sort of stuff is something that only the Captain could explain. This is for the really true airline buff that wants to expand beyond the usual schedules and postcard stage - and I'm pricing it at a low Sorry sold - to Thayer's granddaughter! price, just for that lucky collector.




FOLD-OUT PHOTO GUIDE - KØBENHAVEN

A 2 3/8" x 5" (when folded) brochure of Copenhagen featuring ten glossy lithographic prints of the city, each 2 1/16" x 4 3/4". Vintage is probably the late 1940s as the picture of a Swiss Air Lines (Swissair) DC-4 is included along with a SAS DC-6 tail, as shown below. The item is marked "Stendersturistmappe" and "Stenders Forlag - Eneret" with an address of 10 Udvalgte Billeder Med Højglans NR. 1612 F". This vintage brochure with SAS connection is priced at $25.00.




NORTHROP YB-49 FLYING WING CARD

A 5" x 7" postcard-style picture of the Northrop YB-49 painted by Kane; undated. Text on reverse starts out: "YB-49 FLYING WING. Preliminary designs for a flying wing bomber were submitted to military authoriities as early as September 1941. Patents covering several elements fo the FW design were issued to the company between 1943 and 1947; the term "Flying Wing" was registered as a Northrop trademark.

"Upon conversion to 8 jet engines from the original propeller-driven, the YB-49 first took to the air on October 21, 1947. Test pilot Max Stanley was at the controls..." YB-49 Specifications are also printed on the reverse. This like-new card is available for $2.00. See a YB-49 contractor's model on Display Model Annex 4 page.




CHURCHMAN'S CIGARETTE CARDS - RAF AT WORK

Churchmen's "The R.A.F. at Work" card Number 41.

Cigarette, or trading cards, are said to have originated around 1878, but the main impetus for the cards began during the "Tobaco War" of 1900-1902. James B. Duke, through his American Tobacco Company, had ruthlessly taken over most of America's tobacco companies and had promoted sales by using beautiful sets of cards. He then turned his sights on Great Britain and bought a British company; Ogdens, his British trading cards were outstanding and became quite popular. The Brits fought back. Wills, along with twelve other British companies, formed the Imperial Tobacco Company and began issuing their own cards. The war proved to be costly and a truce was made - Ogdens was "returned" to the British and Duke retreated to the U.S. and Cuba. Thus the cigarette cards began to be issued by all major brands in England. Duke died in 1925 and his 13-year-old daughter, Doris, inherited most of his fortune; Duke University and endowments of over a billion dollars are the result of the tobacco king.

The 1930s were the heyday of cigarette cards and collecting became a popular hobby (I guess along with cancer). Wartime paper shortages brought the cards to a halt and they did not reimerged with the same popularity after World War II. Popular British cards during the 1930s include Wills, John Player & Sons, Churchmen's, and Ogden's among hundreds of companies producing the weed. Americans are familiar with the Wings cards.

The cards became miniature reference books, little works of art and represent virtually every aspect of life and history. Aviation related cards are, of course, a very small segment of trading card collecting but the aviation cards are sought after by airplane buffs.

This W.A. & A.C. Churchman's set, The R.A.F. at Work, consists of 48 cards and was issued in 1938, almost 70 years old. The set covers activities of RAF personnel from riggers and mechanics to cooks and petrol drivers - an interesting view of RAF life that you won't obtain from most books. Each card has descriptive text on the back - shown here for the Sergeant Pilot card number 40. Note that in 1938 the idea was for Sergeant Pilots to return to their original trade duty after serving a stint as a pilot! Not likely as WWII loomed.

The set of 48 cards is available for $87.50. Each card measures about 6.8 x 5.3 cm. If desired, I can make a scan of all 48 cards for you to review. Four typical cards are shown below.





RANKIN SYSTEM OF FLYING INSTRUCTION - 1928

"Flying Course" Volume Ten, Lessons 22 to 25. This booklet was published by the Rankin Aircrft Corporation of Portland Oregon in 1928.

The booklet measures 12.1 cm x 20 cm and has six pages. Lessons, in text, are given on Tail Spins Purposely and Tail Spins, Accidentally. The booklet is in condition "fine" and is priced at $22.50.

The Evergreen Aviation Museum, in Oregon, has this comment about John G. "Tex" Rankin, WWI U.S. Army Air Corps, barnstormer, and aerobatics instructor, who is in their Hall of Honor: With an aviation career spanning the years between WWI through the end of WWII, Tex Rankin's aviation enthusiasm inspired thousands of aviators throughout the United States of America. A native of Texas, young John G. Rankin left home at 16 in 1910 in search of adventure and found his way to the United States Army Air Corps. Developing a love of aircraft while serving his country, Rankin made his way to the State of Washington where he learned to fly after his discharge from the Army Air Corps in 1919. Rankin moved to Portland, Oregon, in late 1922 with his strong Texan drawl still in tact. When he started the Rankin Flying Service, he was referred to simply as "Tex"! Before long, many aspiring aviators turned to Rankin for flying lessons. In response, he established the Rankin School of Flight and by 1927, he had instructed over 250 students. More than 60 flying schools nationwide adopted Rankin's series of booklets, known as The Rankin System of Flying Instruction, which covered all phases of flight and emphasized safety as a priority. When he wasn't instructing new pilots, Rankin's Air Circus barnstormed cities and towns throughout the West, with a series of different aircraft, all with a number 13 painted on the side and a black feline passenger for luck. With the advent of WWII, Rankin established the Rankin Aeronautical Academy in Tulare, California, to instruct civilians in aerobatics for the Army Air Corps. During its four and a half year history, the Academy graduated 10,450 cadets, twelve of which became WWII aces. One of America's greatest pilots, Tex Rankin died in the crash of a Republic Seabee in Klamath Falls, Oregon on a routine business flight in 1947.




MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF EPHEMERA

The following listing of ephemera items are in stock. More items will be added as inventory is dug out of various black holes. I can provide more info on an individual item if you desire; photos and scans can be made available. A few items on this list may be detailed above.

There are basically two types of collectors. The systematic individual will look for a search engine, or if in a shop, will seek a tidy arrangement of objects, selected by subject, easily viewed on a shelf, carefully dusted and labelled. The second type of collector seeks dusty old boxes of what looks like trash and relishes digging through mounds of "stuff" in hope of finding a treasure. Be advised that the following "stuff" has not been categorized or photographed; just imagine you are digging through that dusty container of dreams.


Cessna 1962 Skyhook Owner's Manual, Cessna Model CH-1C, very rare $150.00
MODERN MECHANICS, March 1938, Douglas Rolfe cover $12.00
LUFTFAHRT UND WISSENSCHAFT, Herausgegeben Von J. Sticker, 6. Heft: Versuche an Doppeldeckern zur bestimmung ihrer eigengeschwindigkeit und flugwinkel, Von W. Hoff, 1913 Berlin $50.00
Rankin System of Flying Flying Course Volume Ten, Lesson 22 to 25, 1938 $22.50
Flight, First Aero Weekly in the World, No. 174, No. 17 Vol. IV, April 27, 1912 $15.00
NATIONAL AIRCRAFT SHOW DAYTON, 1954, Official Directory and Log, 1954 $27.50
POPULAR AVIATION, April 1936, Percival "Mew Gull" cover, airline insignia $25.00
FLIGHT TEST HISTORIAN, Yeager, the X-1, and Mach 1, Issue Three, April 1997, published by Air Force Flight Test Center History Office, Edwards AFB, CA, 4 pages $6.00
SWISSAIR, 50th Birthday 1931-1981, leaflet featuring profiles in color of all airplanes flown by Swissair, Fokker F-VII-a to Airbus A31-220, with specs $7.00
BOEING TRANSITIONS, News About Boeing Rotorcraft, Summer 1985, Vol. 1, No. 2, 12 pp, Gen. Paul X. Kelley, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps tells Boeing Transitions readers how the MV-22A Osprey will simplify the Marine Corps vertical lift inventory and increase its power projection capability. All this over 27 years Ago! $2.00
ALA LITTORIA S.A. ROMA card using poster art from Air Littoria, Italy 1937. w/envelope $3.00
1948 NATIONAL AIR Races official program & log, 22ND Annual World's Premier Air Classic, Cleveland - Sept. 4-5-6, 72 pp, with Official Program Insert Announcing U.S. Aair Force World's Jet Speed Speed Attempt Over the New General Electric Three-Kilometer Course; the 14th Thompson Trophy Race, Labor Day, Cleveland Airport. $40.00
PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION ANNUAL REPORTS FOR 1962, 1963 and 1964, many photos, set of three reports. $$25.00
LOCKHEED AD FROM LIFE MAGAZINE, Edna Reindel painting of Lodestar, from WW2 period, also Martin Aircraft ad in B&W featuring 2-0-2 airliner, October 9, 1948, American Airlines ad from same issue. $4.00
'67 NATIOPNAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES RENO, NEVADA, SEPT. 21-24, Souvenir Program $17.40
KERN'S HOBBIES, CONSTRUCTIVE GIFTS FUN FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, Selected by a panerl of expert hobby merchandisers, model kits including StromBecKer $12.00
1945-46 SPARTAN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING CATALOG, with original mailing envelope, Municipal Airport, Tulsa, Oklahoma $100.00
SWING-A-PLANE, ONE #11 FLYING TIGER MODEL, J.L. SCHILLING CO., Flys and Dives-Spinning propeller sounds like real aeroplane-Complete with propeller, wheels, axle,striong and can easily be assembled in a few minutes-No pasting-No glueing-No tools needed. Comes in an envelope $50.00
POPULAR AVIATION, OCTOBER 1931, featuring Bleriot's latest transport on cover $16.00
AVIATION ILLUSTRATED, JANUARY 1996, Volume 1, Number 1, the first issue of the short run of an aviation art magazine, an excellent magazine, this issue featuring the art of R.G. Smith, "An American Legend", also "The World of Aviation Collectibles" and much more $10.00
REMEMBERING CULVER CITY, a Hughes magazine style publication giving the history of the Hughes Culver City Plant, 1994 $20.00
BOEING NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1941, "KEEP'EM ROLLING", Company employees magazine $30.00
AIR NAVIGATIOPN - PART ONE, INTRODUCTIOPN TO EARTH, Flight Preparation Training Series, published by authority of and under the supervision of Training Division, Bureau of Aeronautics U.S. Navy, 1943 manual for Naval Aviation Cadet pre-flight training. $20.00
AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS, 2-SIDE, 1929 BROCHURE, Metal Propellers, Ltd. $5.00
CLEVELAND MODELMAKING NEWS & PRACTICAL HOBBIES, Vol. 1, No. 1, The first of the Cleveland magazine complete with plan, 24 pp. $35.00
SECOND NATIONAL PLAYGROPUND MINIATURE AIRCRAFT TOURNAMENT 1928 PROGRAM, Finals - Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 5 and 6, 1928, 4pp $27.50
JOHNNY ZERO, Sheet Music, Lyric by Mack David, Music by Vee Lawnmhurst, WW2 $18.50
AERONAUTICS, Handbook of the Collections Illustrating Heavier-Than-Air Craft, Science Museum,1929 $125.00
SCALE MODELER, Premier Edition, Vol 1 No 1, Special Collectors Edition First Issue $25.00
DOUGLAS A-1H SKYRAIDER nr. 908, Cut-Out Modelling, SELECTA, Holland, 1970s $12.00
PIPER SUPER CUB, BUILD THIS FLYING MODEL OF THE POPULAR SUPER CUB, Paper model of Super Cub Also brochure for Edo floats, promotional model 1985 with envelope and brochure $37.50
METRO II, 1988 CONSTRUCT PAPER MODELS INC., The Souvenir Airliner, A paper model that really flys and looks real enough to display, over 14 detailed, preprinted parts. $5.00
WW2 MIMEO LETTER (original), HEADQUARTERS NINTH UNITED STATES ARMY, OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL, To the Officers, Warrant Officers, Enlisted Men and Civilians serving with the Ninth United States Army:, a Christmas letter dated December 18, 1944, APO 339, from Lt. Gen. W.H. Simpson, also a Ninth Army patch "A" is included $10.00
ROTARY AILERON SELL SHEET, 1929, The Perfect Lateral Control - AT LAST! UNSTALLABLE Unified Control. $17.50
A.A.F. PRE-FLIGHT SCHOOL (PILOT) MIMEO SHEET MEMO, Maxwell Field, Alabama, to "Incoming Class", circa 1943, "Inquiry for Talent" (as in musician etc.) $2.50
HELIPORTER STOL TRANSPORT BROCHURE, Fairchild Hiller Aircraft Division $17.50
304th BOMB WING, 454TH BOMB GROUP, 15TH AIR FORCE, 8"X10" GLOSSY PHOTOS record, Details of every mission starting with first operation 8 Feb 1944 to Orvieto A/D, Italy, A contemporary document prepared by the 304th following their last mission #256, 26 April 1945. A rare document which was made for the Bomb Wing. Titled: MISSIONS 304TH BOMB WING (HV) $100.00
KARL ORT LETTER, May 5, 1936, sales letter sent out by aircraft parts firm, Karl Ort of York, Pennsylvania along with original mailing envelope $20.00
CLEVELAND MODEL & SUPPLY CO. INC, CLEVELAND MODEL ENGINEERING NEWS, May 1934, large newspaper style brochure/catalog with great double spread kit catalog, 4 pp., some splits and tape on some folds but an excellent reader, a rare model airplane document $25.00
LAUNCH OF THE U.S.A. CRUISER "SOUTH DAKOTA" AT THE UNION IRON WORKS, SAN FRANCISCO, by James Dickie, North East Coast Institute of Engineers & Shipobuilders, Twenty-First Se4ssion, 1904-1905, Excerpt minutes of Proceedings, published by Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and London, Andrew Reid & Company, Limited, Printers and Publishers, 1905, sined on cover by David W. Dickie $20.00
TOM'S BOOK OF FLYING MODELS, "MAKES MODEL BUILDING EASY", Over 100 Pictures, An Explanation of Methods Used to Build Flying Models, 1941, Paul K. Guillow, Wakefield, Mass, Former Naval Aviator, Booklet $15.00
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS, August 1941, 1941 Nationals, spiral stability, 3-view SBC-3 by Wylam, "Rocket" flying model, "The Flounder" gas model, Air-Ways feature, 3-view Curtiss-Wright 20, rubber powered Howard Trainer plans by Struhl, 3=view He 114, Sordfish, Ar 95s, He 60, ads and more! $14.00
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS, December 1939, loose cover but otherwise intact, 1939 Air Races, flying scale XOS2U-1, Burnelli article, super plans of F3F-1 and -2 by Wylam, model plans for "Powerhouse", Baby Biplane, Cabin rubber, great ads and more. 30s nostalgia for the model airplane buff $12.00
WESTERN FLYING, March 1945, 156pp, Gazda Helicospeeder helicopter revealed, AAF Reveals Six Fighters - all XP, Lockheed P-80 revealed, full details revealed for P-38L, color ads $20.00
EAGLES LOG, CLASS 43-H, hardcover class book for Eagle Field, CA (located between Taft and Bakersfield) $65.00
CURTISS P-40 KITTYHAWK "FLYING TIGER", 5"X7" b&w ink drawing signed by PAPPY BOYINGTON $20.00
THE PLANE NEWS, A Quarterly Magazine for Collectors of Aviation Toys and Models, Issue Number 15, Fall 1992, no longer published, very limited circulation $10.00
CARDS , 4 ¼"X51/4", FIVE CARDS including Cessna 190 and Piper PA-20 Pacer, ink drawings, Avi-Art by Yaswen, blank inside $1.00
1935 INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT RECORD FORM NO. 5, for Lawrence H. Douthit, 17th Attack Group, March Field, for P-26A, BT-2B, signed by 1st Lt. K.J. Gregg, during this time, Ira Eaker was the commander of March Field $22.50
HOW TO BUILD ROCKET SHIPS, Booklet for modelers, Stock No. 1257, repro $3.00
SALES SHEET, THE DESOUTTER 3-SEATER SPOPRTS COUIPE, 1928, The only British Light Aeroplane giving saloon car comfort for three people, The Desoutter Aircraft Company, Limited, Croydon Aerodrome, London, S.W. $27.50
SALES BROCHURE, THE WESTLAND WAPITI, Westland Aircraft Works (Branch of Petters Ltd.), Yeovil, England, photos with and without pontoons, exhibited at the 1929 London Aero Show, printed July 1929 $45.00
PEZETEL EVERYWHERE BROCHURE, Large color, 1977, lots of photos, specs, PZL $18.50
THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS: THE GLORY OF FLIGHT, Large color brochure for the book and print package, Greenwich Workshop $20.00
MODEL AVIATION 1955 CHAMPIONSHIPS EDITION, NATIONAL MODEL AIRPLANE CHAMPIONSHIPS, NAVAL AIR STATION LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, Program, Navy aircraft pics, ads $20.00
PARKS AIR COLLEGE CATALOG, CIRCA 1935-1936, Read about the opportunities in aviation of the late 1930s. Great photos of light aircraft - Jimmy Doolittle, Frank Hawks, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart Putnam, Parks Airport, East Saint Louis, Illinois, a rare catalog, 8 ½"x11" soft cover $50.00
SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHART LITTLE ROCK (R-6), to be used before March 25, 1943, marked "RESTRICTED", courses marked on chart from Memphis by an Aviation Cadet $25.00
AN 03-10D-6, A.P. 2153A, HANDBOOK OF OPERATION AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS TYPE B ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS TURBOSUPERCHARGER, Decemberf 20, 1943, shows installation on B-24 abd B-17, excellent and unusual reference $35.00
A TIME OF EAGLES: THE VIATION ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS, 1990 SHOW CATALOG AND INVITATION, GWS Galleries, Carmel, California $10.00
RYERSON AIRCRAFT STEELS, ALLOY & STAINLESS STOCKS AERONAUTICAL SPECIFICATIONS, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc, specs, composition for dozens of materials, 1948 $5.00
ST. NICHOLAS Magazine for older children, December 1919, Christmas Number, good stories, ads, Winchester Repeating Arms ad "A Christmas present any real boy is proud to get" $20.00
304TH BOMB WING, 15TH AIR FORCE, MISSION PHOTOS FROM 19 MAR 45 THROUGH 25 MAR 45, 18 pages, booklet prepared by A-2 Section, from unit photo lab, 10"x10", stapled booklet $50.00
SIKORSKYNAIRCRAFT BROCHURE FOR LAMPS MKIIIU, 1975, 8 ½"x11" $27.00
AVIATION, The Oldest American Aeronautical Magazine, June 1939, One of the best of the 1930s aviation magazines, interesting ads featuring a WACO over Treasure Island, a Boeing B-314, OS2U-1, Porterfield, Aeronca Chief, DC-3, Spartan Executive, Harlow, consolidated PBY, SBC-4, Lycoming, Kollsman, Consolidated 31, DeHavilland Flamingo, Lockheed 14, Howard, Stinson 105, Piper Cob "40", plus articles. American aviation on the eve of WW2 $30.00
HASEGAWA CATALOGUE 1988, Includes new release schedule sheet, "The Fantastic Odyssey of Hasegawa", Hasegawa Seisakusho Co., Ltd., CG-088-600 $20.00
HUGHES HELICOPTERS, INC. BROCHURE , THE OLYMPIAN . . .A Total Performer, 1983 $10.00
SILVER WINGS COLLECTOR STICKERS, SPIRIT OIF ST. LOUIS, California Pacific Designs, four stickers of the Ryan NYP, each 3 1/8" $1.50
1935 NATIONAL AIR RACES, CLEVELAND 15TH ANNIVERSARY, OFFICIAL LOG, 9"X12" $150.00
B-17 THE PLANE AND THE LEGEND, SPIRAL BOUND BOOKLET, 9"X9", PRINTED 1968 BY MICRO SWITCH, 84-41010-0, artwork by Locher $20.00
FLIGHT SERVICE MAP NO. 16, from Pilots Handbook Publishing, Experimental Mercator Projection, 1931, routes marked in red, Virginia, North Carolina area $15.00
1949 NATIONAL AIR RACES, CLEVELAND , Official program & log, 40th Anniversary International Air Racing, 72 pp. some foxing on cover, Official Program Insert for September 3 and 5 $25.00
AIRPLANES DEPARTMENT, LECTURE NOTES, PART I and ,PART II, NOMENCLATURE and THEORY OF FLIGHT, U.S. School of Military Aeronautics at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., April 1918, 5"x8" leaflets stapled, $10.00
CONVAIR 2-PAGE magazine ad showing Convair 240, B-36F, and P5Y, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation $6.00
THE AIRSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD., paper handout 5"x6" announcing a new Airship, single sheet from the 1929 LONDON AERO SHOW, rare $5.00
TECHNICAL REPORTS OF MATERIAL DIVISION U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS, ANNUAL INDEX, January-December 1934, 6"x9" $5.00
ALUMINUM CASTINGS, single sheet handout, 6"x8",1929 LONDON AERO SHOW $4.00
PAUL K. GUILLOW box top for 16 Inch Flying Model Construction Set, 2 color with numerous airplanes pictured, flattened for framing $4.00
PREFLIGHT 44D, September 1943, Vol. 3, No. 9, U.S. Army Air Forces Corps of Aviation Cadets, Preflight School for Pilots, Maxwell /field, Alabama, The life of a preflight cadet with class 44D, "Penguin to Pilot", published for class $45.00
STROMBECKER CONSOLIDATED VULTEE B-24 LIBERATOR, The StromBecKer Library of Famous Models, booklet, 4 3/8" x51/2", complete your kit C-76, 1946 $5.00
HANCOCK COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS, SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA, AMERICA'S air academy, Brochure $42.50
CLOUD CHART POSTER $1.00
BUILDING A MODEL OF THE FLYING CLOUD, by James Tate, includes blueprints, booklet 6"x9", from 1934 $50.00
CLEVELAND MODELMAKING NEWS & PRACTICAL HOBBIES, Vol 1 No 6, includes Aeronca C-3 SF plan, from 1934 $25.00
CLEVELAND MODELMAKING NEWS & PRACTICAL HOBBIES, Vol.1 No. 2, March-April 1933, F4B3 plan SF-29, Monoccoupe SF-28 plan, JSFG-2 glider plan, 53" Ketch plan etc., includes original mailing envelope from Cleveland $35.00
ERCOUPE SERVICE MANUAL, Engineering and Research Corporation, Riverdale, Maryland, this is a perfect original document for a restorer $115.00
THE GOLDEN BOOK OF AIRPLANE STAMPS, 60 full-color picture stamps of airplanes, old and new, 48 pages of information and drawings to color, 1978, color by John Polgreen and line drawings by douglas Rolfe and Julian Paul, some stamps pasted in and some loose in envelope, good history $10.00


MORE STUFF IN GERMAN AMMO BOX (not dusty)


FROM PIPER CUB TO NAVAJO, The Story of Piper Aircraft Corporation, by W.T. Piper, Jr., 1970, soft cover booklet, 6"x9" $8.50
16 VIEW-MASTER reels, 1970s, Walt Disney films $15.00
SS LURLINE, MATSON LINES, Boat Train, Breakfast Menu, with handsome painting of sailing ship Lurline I on cover, 9 ¾"x6 ½", $1.00
CONTIUNENTAL AIRLINES 727-20909 SEATING CHART, DC-10 SEATING CHART $1.00
MERV CORNING "THE GREAT AIRPLANES, 1914-1918", BROCHURE, 1981, color descriptions of WWI aircraft of Frank Luke Jr., Georges Guynemer, Baron von Richthofen, Edward Mannock, 6 ¾"x11", paintings by the late Merv Corning, a master of watercolor, Owl Gallery show SF $$15.00
THE DOUGLAS COMMERCIAL FAMILY DC-1 THROUGH DC-10, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Douglas Aircraft Company, brochure 8 ½"x11", Originally published in Douglas Service Magazine dated November/December 1973 issue, 1974 $12.50
CESSNA PILOT CENTER, GET YOUR FUTURE OFF THE GROUND, $5.00 INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT LESSON, This coupon and $5 buys your introductory nflying lesson at a Cessna Pilot Center. Fly the 150. Look over the program. Judge for yourself. Get your future off the ground. (no expiration date - maybe it's still good!) $1.00
SALUTE TO THE R.A.F. 1918-1943, A SOUVENIR TO COMMEMORATE 25 YEARS' HAPPY & PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION WITH THE R.A.F., Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd, Wolverhampton, pictures of all BP airplanes since 1918, 28 pp., 9"x6", very unusual and rare $27.50
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING HAWK'S ALL PLASTIC KIT OF SUPERMARINE (S6B) ¼"SCALE, plan from early 1950s Hawk kit number 700 $3.00
CARD, STANDARD AIR LINES, The Fairweather Route, REF Y953, Visoni 2003, painting by Kerne Erickson,5"x7", blank inside, Poster Art $3.00
CARD, BRANIFF AIRWAYS, World's Fastest Airline, The B Line, 5"x7", REF Y952, painting by Kerne Erickson, Poster Art,Vega over the Chrysler Building $3.00
STROMBECKER PLAN FOR KIT C40 SWIFT, 1948 $2.00
CARD, CUBA, Pan American Airways, Visoni Poster Art , 2003, REF Y937, 5"x7" $3.00
AHEAD OF TIME TECHNOLOGY, HUGHES HELICOPTER BROCHUIRE, 1978, 10"x61/2" $15.00
STROMBECKER PLAN FOR KIT C37, PIPER CUB SUPER SEA SCOUT, 1948 $3.00
JIMMY ALLEN FLYING CLUB FLIGHT LESSON NO. 1, RICHFIELD HI-OCTANE, Jimmie Allen Flying Club, 901 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington, with letter to "Dear Flying Cadet", "Have your parents drive you to any Richfield Station and get your weekly flying lesson.", signed "Jimmie Allen", Commander in Chief, a truly nostalgic piece from the 1930s $100.00
STROMBECKER PLAN P-80 SHOOTING STAR, early kit before F-80, nice plan with several views, a really nice example of a StromBecKer fighter plan $5.00
POSTCARD, Chateau Theirry, b&w, CARTE POSTALE, J. Bourgogne $3.00
DC-10 PACKAGE, BOOKLET "THE EXPLANATION OF A 'MIRACLE'", "THE DC-10, A SPECIAL REPORT", 1980 info to counter the 1979 O'Hare DC-10 crash, BOOKLET "PROLOGUE ROOM", ST. LOUIS HEADQUARTERS MUSEUM BOOKLET "SOMEWHERE…FLIGHTS OF FANCY IN THE DC-10", NEWSLETTER, "Lambert Log" July 1980, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Pamphlet "Is This a DC-10?", Plane-Watchers Guide, Card, "MDC World HQ Visitor Guide" - all this DC-10 stuff $5.00
AVIATION ART BRIEFING MATERIALS, THE GREENWICH WORKSHOP, This is your personal briefing on a new and exciting subject for fine art, portfolio with sell sheets $25.00
AIRCRAFT DECAL, "CUT HERE FOR EMERGENCY RESCUE", from Alameda NAS - 1950s $5.00
THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC., CLEVELAN, OHIO, LEAFLET, 1942, THE GOLDEN DECADE - 1920-1930, 12 pp., 5 ½"x8 ½", $10.00
HUGHES HELICOPTERS, INC., A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE 1934-1984, color brochure showing helos, 11 ½"x8 ½" $5.00
1952 NAVY BROCHURE WITH ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE DATED 1955, Hook Up with Naval Aviation, Be A Naval Aviator, recruiting pamphlet, 4 ½"x6" $10.00
U.S. ARMY RECRUITING LEAFLET - WINGS OVER AMERICA, 9 ½"X12" 2-FOLD, dated Jan 22,1940, sepia Air Corps scenes on inside with no text, attractive eagle with Severskys on cover $37.50
MESSERSCHMITT Bf109E PROFILE DATA CARD, 1976, A40/1, Profile Publications Limited, England, 8 ¼"x11 ¾", color profilkes on one side with data and B&W photos on reverse sold
AURORA, INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING ME-109 ALL PLASTIC ¼ INCH SCALE MODEL, 1950s, Kit Number 55 $2.00
TWO 9"X9" B&W AERIAL PHOTOS SHOWING ARMY BRIDGES, ETO 9TH ARMY, Photo label as 125LS/5M33/5 $4.00
POPUP "HI" CARD WITH ENVELOPE, open card and red and white airplane pops up, new, Popkorn by Papermasters, illustration by Dan Clyne, 1981 $3.00
YAK 3 by FIDDLERS GREEN, PAPER CARD MODEL, Yakolev Yak-3, 6"x8 ½" $1.00
8"X10" B&W PHOTO OF JOHN W. MITCHELL (WW2 Yamamoto Mission), signed by Mitchell, shown seated in the cockpit of what appears to be an F-86 $15.00
THE PLANE NEWS, A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF AVIATION TOYS AND MODELS, The 4th Anniversary Issue - Spitfires, Issue No. 17, Spring 1993, rare limited, no longer in print $10.00
1969 LEAFLET PROMOTIONAL PHOTO OF PETER TOWNSEND FOR THE BOOK, DUEL OF EAGLES, Litho, 7"x5" one side $7.00
UNITED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, BOOKLET, "THE AGE OF FLIGHT", 1955, with original mailing envelope and letter from John A. Cox, Public Relations Department, an educational brochure to be supplied free to schools, 11"x8 ½",B&W $25.00
SELL SHEET, ADVERTISEMENT/BROCHURE FOR SUPER ATOM model airplane engine, B&W, with cutaway drawing, three-view and large illustration, Microdyne Engines, 1940s $5.00
VPB-22 Reunion, Tailhook Convention, 1974, Roster, Tour of Duty 1944-1945 $4.50
FAIRCHILD STANDARD SPARE PARTS ISSUE, Volume 1 Number 9, September-October, 1945, some foxing on top of cover, catalog of M62 (PT-19, -26, -23) parts, 8 ½"x11", Service Division $35.00
8"x10" PHOTO, B&W, LUFTWAFFE PILOTS GUNTHER RALL, WALTER KRUPINSKI, signed by both pilots, standing with three other in front of Bf 109 $50.00
USAF INSIGNIA DECALS (2), 4" bar $1.00
MONOGRAM FOUR STAR PLASTIC KIT FORD TRI-MOTOR KIT PLAN/INSTRUCTIONS, 1956, Plastikit P-15, A Monogram Historical Model!, 8 ½" x 11", 4 pp. $2.00
PROFILE #40, THE MESSERSCHMITT BF 109 E, 7 ¼" 10", 12 PAGES sold
AIRFIX CATALOG 13 EDITION, 1976, 11 ¾"X 8 ¼", $12.50
NASHVILLE ARMY AIR CENTER, THE CENTER SENTRY, A.A.F.C.C., Vol. 2 No. 35, August 28, 1943, Post newspaper of a Primary Flight School, includes Milton Caniff's Male Call cartoon strip, 8 ½" x 11", "Warning!! - All military personnel of the Nashville Army Air Center are reminded that eating establishments in and around Nashville not bearing a placard stating that they are approved for Army patronage, are definitely off limits. This order will be strictly enforced." $18.50
STROMBECKER PLAN KIT C32, P-80, good enough to frame $4.00
STROMBECKER PLAN KIT C41 BONANZA $3.00
PROFILE CARD A76/2, JUNKERS Ju 87B, 12" x 8 ¼", color profiles one side, B&W reverse sold
WESTERN AIRLINES "PRESENT AND PROPOSED ROUTES", leaflet, 8"x9 ¾", inked route added between Edmonton and Seattle, circa 1955, airline memorabilia $5.00
1925 OFFICIAL PROGRAM, SACRAMENTO AVIATION CLUB AIR MEET, Meet the Spirit of Flight at Sacramento May, 9-10, '25, Use this occasion to visit Californias Capital - the city of a speeding present and brilliant future, First Annual Meet, Mather Field, 16 pp., excellent $45.00
PROFILE CARD, A7/1, REPUBLIC P-47D THUNDERBOLT, 1976 $2.00
AIR FACTS MAGAZINE, The Magazine of Safe Flying, March 1940, 5 ¼" x 7" $5.00
8x10 PHOTO, B&W, Battleship passing under San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Yuerba Buena Island in background, also two ferry boats in scene, $8.00
CARD MODEL, PIONEERS OF FLIGHT, Model card No. 6, R.E.P. Monoplane, 1909, Royle Publications Limited, very handsome painting of aircraft flying at a fair by Kenneth McDonough G.Av.A., an excellent presentation of a card model $3.50
FAA ADVISORY CIRCULAR, 90-23D, Dec. 72, Aircraft Wake Turbulence, 8"x10 ½" $1.00
PIPER AIR SCIENCE EDUCATION, How An Airplane is Made, The famous Piper Aztec from Drawing Board to Owner, Reprinted from Air Progress, 20pp, 89" x 10 ½" $2.50
PLANBOOK SCALE PLANS, Illustrated Instructions, Book No. 4, Spitfire IX, Typhoon 1B, Dauntless, Kingfisher, Warhawk, Devastator, Stormovik, the plans are in excellent condition but the cover sheet has ratty edges, excellent 1940s plans from Model Publications Ltd., Mitcham, Surrey $20.00<>br> MD FLIGHT APPROACH MAGAZINE, 1985, shows DC-2 on back cover (50th Anniv) $3.00
40 COLOR LITHO PHOTOS FROM THE "FLIGHT" MAGAZINE LIBRARY, all photos have been previously published in the magazine, these are separate printings one side only, most around 8"x10 ½", a mixed bag of airplanes, most WW1 to 1960s, lots of WW2 $12.00
GROUP OF 12 8"X10" COLOR PHOTOS (not lithos), from former NASA Ames employee, several interesting showing QRSA and An 125, Ames-Moffett ?Research Support Aircraft, B-17 etc., the group can be purchased for $5.00
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION, AIR NAVIGATION RADIO AIDS, Issued on the First of Each Month, October 1, 1941, Washington, D.C. $7.50
THE FREEDOM OF FLIGHT, PIPER BROCHURE, from 1980s, 5 ½"x8 ½", Arrow on cover $2.00
MEDAL, ROUND, 1 ¼" BRONZE, Italian (I THINK), ribbon attached is red, white, green striped, nude winged goddess on front with helmeted soldier on back, pretty impressive if you wore this to a party, could make all sorts of claims! Good as new $5.00
1981 UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MUSEUM COLLECTORS EDITION CALENDER $5.00
CHRISTMAS GREETING, 1944, "The Commander-in-Chief, the officers, and the men of nthe American Forces of Liberation in the Pacific wish their gallant allies, the people of the Philippines, all the blessings of Christmas, and the realization of their fervent hopes for the new Year." 4 ¼" x 6 ½" $2.00
15 COLOR LITHO PHOTOS FROM THE "FLIGHT" LIBRARY, mixed bag of aircraft, reprints from magazine, printed on one side only, back blank $$5.00
AVIATION PHOTO EXCHANGE , Official Aircraft photos, 3 ½" x 5", 15 photos, catalog, envelope from Aviation Photo Exchange, order blank etc., aircraft mostly jets, 1957 $8.00
ROHR AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, GROWTH AND PROGRESS, brochure and envelope from Rohr, 1955, engine nacelles $5.00
CAA EXCERPT FROM CIVIL PILOT TRAINMING MANUAL, CAB No. 23, September 1941, "Familiarization With the Airplane", CAA War Training Service, 8 ½" x 11", second edition, $17.50
CARBON COPY OF MESSAGE, 19 Sept 1945, to 317th Tr Car, Gp. ,46th Tr Car Sq, Motabu, Okinawa, message, "C-47's, 6108, 9757 RON ATSUGI, 19 Sept.", WW2 memorabilia $1.00
PROFILE DATA CARD A113/2, MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109G, $2.00
AVIATION ART COLLECTOR CARDS, GOLDEN ERA, GRUMMAN F-3F-2, Card No. 3, color painting on front with profile and specs on back, 5 ¾" x 8", $3.00
JOHN WILEY & SONS, Inc, Technical, Scientific and Business Books, recent civil engineering books , Suspension Bridges, catalog and letter, circa 1929 $$10.00
PIPER TODAY, Feb./Mar. 1979, The Turbo Dakota . . .More Than a New Airplane, "Another Bullish Year", "In 1978, the General Aviation industry delivered 17,808 airplanes valued at $1.78 billion.", 11" x 8 ½" $1.50
FIDDLERS GREEN, M,ITSUBISHI A6M2, card model, wingspan 15.8 cm, $1.00
A-4 CRASH CHART, DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT DIVISION, SERVICE INFORMATION SUMMARY, JANUARY 1963, Supersedes A4D Chart Dated August 1960, 8 ½" x 11", opens to 25" x 33" $10.00
METAL PROPELLERS LTD., BROCHURE, CONCERNING THE LEADING METAL AIRSCREW, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, 1928 brochure, 5" x 9 ¼" $35.00
BASE PASSES, HEADQUARTERS, 46TH TROOP CARRIER SQDN., Dated 9 May 1945 and 23 June 1945, Notes on back concerning 673 B.S. 417th B.G., 26 Oct. 1945, 4" x 5" (2) $3.00
TEST AND EXERCISE SHEETS, Aviation Cadet James Moulton Class 44-E, Maxwell Field, Alabama, EXERCISE NO. 1b (instrument flying), ENGINES test dated 11/24/43, ENGINES, supercharging test, dated 12/1/43, ENGINES test, dated 11/15/43 $4.50
A BRIEF HISTORY NOF THE BOEING COMPANY, booklet, 1996, 4" x 9" $3./00
8X10 B&W PHOTO OF AKRON DIRIGIBLE, U.S. Navy, on mooring mast $35.00
AURORA PLAN FOR NIEUPORT II, 1956 $1.50
SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHART, ALBANY (V-9), to be used before June 25, 1942, Army Map Service 1942 $25.00
SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHART, LEWISATON (W-10), to be used before February 5, 1942, RESTRICTED "Officers using this chart will mark hereon corrections and additions which come to their attention and mail direct to the 'Chief of the Air Corps'" $25.00
8x10 COLOR LITHO OF THE U.S.S. CORAL SEA (CV-43), passing the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge as it leaves Alameda , $5.00
DC FLIGHT APPROACH, Douglas Aircraft Company, McDonnell Douglas, 1981 $4.00
GUM CARD COLLECTORS LIBVRARY, VOL. 1, True Stories of Modern Warfare!, Horrors of War, Picture Card and Bubble Gum, 1983 Limited Collectors Edition, 8 ¾" x 7", weird $10.00
NAVAL AIR STATION ALAMEDA, 1940-1997, NAVAL AVIATION ON CENTRAL COAST, END OF AN EWRA, 1911-1996, AIRFIELD CLOSURE CEREMONY, Six Decades of naval Aviation at NAS Alameda,. June 29, 1996, 2:30 p.m., aboard xUSS Hornet (CVS 12) $2.00
Form DAILY FLIGHT INSPECTION RECORD FOR PIPER J-3, NMC35478, dated May 24, 1943, Aviation Cadet James Moulton, Class 44- E , Form ACA 526 (CPT-41), CAA , 8" x 10 ½" $5.50
ASTRO COMICS, 1970, Your favorite comic book characters to enjoy on your Astrojet flight, AMERICAN AIRLINES, Harvey Comics, 6 ¾" x 10" $3.00
JUNIOR AIR RESERVE OFFICIAL MANUAL, Price 15 cents, NATIONAL AERONAUTIC ASSOCIATION, booklet, Air Youth Today, Air Leaders Tomorrow, 1943, 5 ½" x 8 ½" $10.00
U.S. SPACE SHUTTLE GLIDER KIT, NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, B&W card model, fuselage length of 8 inches for 1:200 scale, "Each orbiter is expected to used at least 100 times" $5.00
SAN FRANCISCO BOAT HARBOR 3D PICTURE, 6 ½" square $1.00
1918 AIR MAIL ISSUE repro envelope with 22ct gold metallic replica of the inverted Jenny stamp and a enlarged reproduction stamp. $10.00
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS, FEBRUARY 1941, Jo Kotula Republic "Gaurdsman" cover $10.00
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS, FEBRUARY 1939, Jo Kotula cover painting of XP-40 with aft radiator location, some discoloration on cover $10.00
MAPS OF PRESIDENT LINER WORLD SERVICES, DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINES, cardstock $10.00
NUANCE, NORTHROP UNIVERSITY QUARTERLY MAGAZINE, Summer/Fall 1981, $1.00
UNIVERAL PLOTTING SHEET, 1st Edition, September 1942, VP-OS, Course plotted $2.00
GUILLOW'S PLAN, FRENCH NIEUPORT 28, Kit WW-2, 18" span, Paul K. Guillow Inc $3.00
VF-27 Hellcats, painting of F6F on deck, special card, 7"x12" $6.95
NOIRAD, Fact Sheets, brochure, binder, Itinerary Visit of General James V. Hartinger, USAF (Ret) and Pilot Training Class 50-D, 3 August 1990 $1.00
BUNCH GAS MODEL, ENGINES, BUNCH MOTOR COMPANY, 6714 McKinley Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., exact copy of early Bunch catalog $10.00
50 YEARS OF NAVAL FLYING, 1914-1964, 20 ppo with 2 pages of silhouettes, Royal Navy $7.00
PROGRESSIVE AVIATION, LEAFLET, LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG, Hughes 500 Cargo Rack System, 1970s, 8 ½" x 5 ½", opens $1.00
THE DC-10, A SPECIAL REPORT, McDonnell Douglas, 5 5/8"x9 ¼", booklet $2.00
MUSCIANO'S FLYING MODELS OF FAMOUS PLANES, COLLECTIO NO. 1, FIGHTER TYPE SEMI-SCALE .09 POWERED STUNT CRAFT, U-Control, DH4, F4F-4, Roland D-2, FW 190, Fokker E-1, Eindecker, Loopy, PB-2a, Hurricane, 8 ½" x 11" $8.00
Fw 190A-2 painting litho by Keith Woodcock GAvA, 1991, from Aeroplane Monthly, size 8"x10" $3.00
THE PLANE NEWS, A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF AVIATION TOYS AND MODELS, Issue Number 18, August 1993, OOP, rare, buy at issue price $10.00
PORT OF OAKLAND COMPASS, MAY-JUNE, 1937, history of Amelia Earhart, Lockheed/Alcor and much more, 5 ¼" x 8", booklet $27.50
NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, SET OF AIRCRAFT PICTURES AND SPECS, FOLDING TENT CARDS, 5"X10" $25.00
STROMBECKER B-24J PLAN, Kit C76, nice $4.00
PROFILE PUBLICATIOINS, The North American FJ Fury, No. 42 $3.00
REVELL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS - GERMAN BISMARK,1963 $1.00
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, June 20, 1914, cover "A Close Shave in the Air" featuring a Bleriot XI, 10 ¾" x 15 ¾" $16.00
PIPER PA-20, nr. 907, CARD MODEL by SELECTA, Holland $8.50
JAGUAR BROCHURE, SERIES III XJ6 and XJ12, impressive cover and original envelope 1980 $10.00
PIPER TOMAHAWK INTRODUCTION, 3-D VIEWER, 1978, Unusual promotion item for the Tomahawk, "Tomorrow's Trainer Today", $5.00
AIRMAIL LABELS AND PAPER, No. 101, remember when they tried to keep it light $1.00
BK117 STICKER, Safety Keeps Us Together, $3.00
GATES LEARJET LITHO PHOTOS, 8 ¼" X 10 ¾", MILITARY TARGET TOWING, 4 pics $5.00
COLOR LITHO PHOTOS, NASA SPACE SHUTTLE, CREW 61-C, 51-G, 41-G, 51-L, SSME TEST $1.00
CLEVELAND -PEERLESS HISTORIUC MODEL COLLECTORS HANDBOOK-CATALOG NO. 2, 1961, 4 1/8" X 11", ILLUSTRATED $4.00
WORLD WAR I EAGLES, COLOR LITHO, 8 ½"X11", Nieuport 27, as flown by Guynemer,goes after a second Rumpler two seater, 1970s, Willow Creek, by Deneen $3.00
AMERICAN AIRLINES BAGGAGE STICKER, ORIGINAL, 3 ½" DIAMETER $15.00
EASTERN AIR LINES BAGGAGE STICKER, ORIGINAL, 3 ½" DIAMETER $15.00
CARD, 5" X 7", INSIDE BLANK, by Boulder Specialties, A Happy Day with PSA, DC-9 $1.00
Postcard size, DC-3 over Owens Field, Columbia, S.C. Municipal Airport $1.00
SMALL HAWAIIAN POSTCARD, 1930s, Hawaiian Lei Women, Honolulu, (not what you would expect!), about 3" x 4 ½", cost 1 cent to mail, B&W photo $1.50
DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARM BAND, The "German Armed Forces" arm band tended to be used by German personnel, civilian and non-military uniformed personnel who were attached to or were working closely with any of nthe branches of the German Armed Forces,, 4" yellow $12.00
CARD, "YUKON SPRING" by John Young GAvA, 1991, Aerodrome Press $2.00
MANNEKEN-PIS OF BRUSSELS, 10 DIFFERENT CARDS, in envelope, packet purchased by 9th Army GI in WW2 $25.00
SOUVENIR DE TABARIN, GI's souvenir of leave , Paris, Le plus beau spectacle de Paris, Cancan, photos of beauties, 5 ¼" x 7", folder $20.00
R4D B&W photo, ABOUT 4" X 5" $0.50
MONOGRAM MODELS KIT INSERT CATALOG, miniature, Speedee Bilt $1.00
PLAYING CARD, JOKER, BRISTOL-BLENHEIM $0.50
WELCOME ABOARD LEAFLET, UISS ROARK FF-1053, 1980s $0.50
RAVEN ROUNDUP, MT HOME AFB, THE FIRST WELCOMES THE LAST, 1981, F-111A $1.00
CARD, William S. Phillips scene "Those Last Critical Moments", GWS Galleries $1.00
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE , SAMUEL P. LANGLEY AVIATION PIONEER, USAIRMAIL, May 14, 1988, on business size envelope $1.00
MONOGRAM T-28A TRAINER INSTRUCTIONMS, PA-28, 1958 $0.50
4TH ARMY SHOULDER PATCH, ORIGINAL WW2 $3.50
GERMAN SHOULDERN STRAP #122 $5.00
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERSONIC FLIGHT POSTCARD, 1947-1997, Edward AFB, First Day of Issue, Bell X-1 stamp, postmarked Edwards AFB, October 14, 1997 $5.00
PHOTO CARD LITHO, 5"x8", RAF Vulcan $1.50
WW2, RON FORM, Clark Field Operations, Remaining Over Night Form, Dated October 11, 1945 for C-47A #3887, 5" x 8", Motabu Strip $2.00
WW2 GI SOUVENIR, 12 PHOTO PACK OF MAASTRICHT, GI wrote travel notes on the back of these cards, in original envelope "SERVATIUS' STAD MAASTRICHT", each 2"x6" $22.50
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION NASM, Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series, Number 11, covers, 60th Anniversary First Regularly Scheduled Airline, Anthony Jannus piloting a Benoist Flying Boat January 1, 1914, St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida, cancelled Jan 1, 1974 $2.00
FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL AIRBUS CORPORATE JETLINER, 16"X21", THREE-FOLD, POSTER, very nice cutaway drawing of Airbus by John Marsden AMRAeS and David Hatchard $3.00
JAPANESE CARDS, Mt. Fugi, with cancelled stamps, #23, you will have to figure this one out as it is in Japanese, nice card, 5"x7" $3.00
RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC AIRPORTS, AS REVISED SEPTEMBER 18, 1963, State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, booklet, 4"x8" $3.00
GOLDEN ERA MARITIME COLLECTOR CARD, SERIES II, THE AGE OF SAIL, featuring painting of "Falls of Halladale", built in 1886, Glasgow, Scotland, Card No. 2, 8"x5 ½" $3.00
GI SOUVENIR, WW2, PANORAMA OF THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 12 POSTCARDS, NOTICE AND EXPLANATORY CARDS, 3 ½"X5 ½", IN FOLDER, "The PANORAMA of the BATTLER OF WATERLOO, erected before the mount of the lion has been executed by Mr. Louis Dumoulin, French Navy painter, with the cooperation of military npainters and officers of different countries, most of them descending from fighters - artistic representation of poignant episodes of the Battle - fore ground and 120- x 13 yards circular painting." $9.50
POSTCARD, De Havilland Mosquito Mk. IV, A Salmon -Watercolor, Printed in England $3.00
WW2 GERMAN RANK CHEVRON STABSGEFREITER $5.00
GERMAN POSTCARD FROM M.GLADBACH, swastika decorated dining room $1.00
DENNISON SEALS, PRESS-A-PLY, stickers, Curtiss, SPAD, NYP, P-80, 747, Piper Arrow, original package of 6 sheets of stickers $3.00
FIRST DAY COVERS, all auto racing, 1970s, Indianapolis, Ontario, Monaco $1.00
USAF, UN, ROK, ARMBAND, 4 ½" x 14 ½", cloth, embroidered $25.00

FROM FOLIO BOOK ONE


ARCO-AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES, JAPANESE ARMY AIR FORCE, UNIT INSIGNIA, UI/No.10, and LUFTWAFFE, UUI/No. 4, 7"x9 ½", paper $1.00
GLOSSY B&W PHOTO, 8"x10", General Paul Tibbets with group of officers $2.00
MEMO, FIFTEENTH AIR FORCE, APO 520, U.S. ARMY , TO: CG, 304TH WING, APO 520, U.S. ARMY regarding standardization of heavy bombardment aircraft to minimize production and modification difficulties (read between the lines, "Use what you got and shutup"), RESTRICTED, single sheet, dated 25 April 1945. $5.00
MEMO, HEADQUARTERS 304TH BOMB WING (HV) APO 520 USARMY, SUBJECT: Combat Personnel Suggestions for Improvement of Heavy Bombardment Aircraft, dated 7 April 1945, seven pages of suggested changes, note the answer provided in the memo above! $9.00
8""x10" PHOTOS, 304TH BOMB WING, 194 AND 1945, MONTHLY CALENDAR ON PHOTO OF 304TH MISSION PHJOTOS, these printed by the 304th photo lab, ALSO, mission photos showing bombing and damage, Also: 15th First Anniversary, Nov. 1, 1944, "The 304th Bomb Wing Extends Greetings and is Proud to Have Served", Major General Nathan F. Twining, Various original 304th photos are available for a price of each of $10.00
8"x10" PHOTO, GLOSSY B&W, of Navy Ace Alex Vraciu, signed, 2 different, each $10.00
1945 CALENDAR, 304TH BOMB WING, USING MISSION PHJOTOIS, pocket-size, 3 ½"x5" $15.00
8'x10" PHOTO, F/C RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS ON BUZZER, RANDOLPH FIELD, TEXAS $2.00
CERTIFICATE, INSTITUTE OF TH E BLIND, KELLY FIELD, TEXAS, 1938, This is to certify that F/C Edward Casey has completed the course in instrument flying without peeping given this 22nd day of September 1938 $10.00
8"x10" PHOTO, SEPIA MTONE, B-18S OVER PHILADELPHIA, PENNM, 1939 $1.00
DOCUMENT, ALLIED FORCE HEADQUARTERS, 2 MAY 1945, SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre, Victory notice from H.R. Alexander, Field-Marshal, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre, 6"x8" $10.00
LEAFLET, 8 ½" X 9 ¼", "a superb job of bombing by the 459th - Maj. Gen. Nathan C. Twining, From General Order No. 3036, Sept. 2, something to send home to the folks - "Passed for mailing by Base Censorship Detachment No. 61" $3.00
LEAFLET, 12"X18" 2-FOLD, b&w, THIS IS SPERRY PRECISION BOMBING, April raid on Bad Voslau, photos, with ink comments, "Done by the 459th - we received a unit citation for the job - Put in scrap bk. Ed." $3.00
7"x9 ½" PHOTO, GLOSSY B&W, showing front view of XB-15 and B-17, comparative size $5.00
7"x 9 ½" PHOTOS, GLOSSY B&W, B-18, P-12, B-15, Flying Fortress YB-17, various, each $2.00
ONE CENTAVO, THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT PK, 1 ¾"X 3 ¾", $1.00
POSTCARDS, Cactus Garden Randolph Field Texas, and, Gateway Bridge Across Rio Grande Between Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico (color), the pair $1.00
ALLEGHENY AIRLINE BAGGAGE STICKER, Martin 404 $5.00
TWA SUPER-G CONSTELLATION STICKER, 6", and TWA AIR MAIL stickers $6.00
MEMO, WW2, HEADQUARTERS 304TH BOMB WING (HV) , 21 November 1944, concerning celebration greeting on First Anniversary $3.00
MEMO, WW2, HEADQUARTERS 304TH BOMB WING (HV), Saturday 5 May 1945, Daily News Summary, Vol. 1 No. 384, GERMANS SURRENDER UNCONDIONALLY IN N.W. GERMANY, HOLLAND, DENMARK, etc., an historic memo $10.00
COPY OF INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDER BY THE JAPANESE AT TOKYO BAY, 2 September 1945, 12" x 18 ½", 3-fold, from WW2 period, not modern $5.00
GROUP OF FOUR 8"X10" B&W PHOTOS FROM REPUBLIC AVIATION, WW2, Publicity photos, each showing cell tape on edges, once mounted, attachment: "Photo by Hugelmeyer, 1st Air Force, The Thunderbolt goes through its paces for the Army cameraman. This is one of the first flight views of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt being produced for the United States Army Air Forces by Republic Aviation Corporation to be released by the War Department. Powered by a Pratt and Whitney 2000-horsepower engine, equipped with a turbo-charger, and heavily armed and armored, the Thunderbolt is considered the fastest and most powerful high-altitude fighter in the sky today. The Thunderbolt was designed by Alexander Kartveli, Republic Aviation Vice President and Chief Engineer." , Three photos of P-47s and one photo of Kartveli. Thunderbolt photo showing aircraft on ground is signed "A. Kartveli 3/6/43" and the AUTOGRAPH is bold and not faded. GROUP WITH KARVELI SIGNATURE $50.00
NASA B&W PHOTOS OF M-2 LIFTING BODY $2.00
1921 LETTER ENVELOPE SINGED BY CRASH IN WYOMING ON MAY 5, 1921. Unusual item, showing edge singing and stamped, "This letter salvaged from air mail plane which was destroyed by (not distinct) Rock Springs, Wyoming, May 5, 1921. POSTMASTER, Cheyenne, Wyo." $20.00
8"x10" B&W PHOTO OF Doolittle Raider "Brick" Holstrom, died in December 2000 $6.00
2 ¾" x 4 ½" B&W PHOTO, Boeing B-314 16202 at dock at Treasure Island, 1939 $15.00
2 ¾" x 4 ½" PHOTO B&W, Boeing B-314 16603 taking off viewed from overhead, labeled on back as "Atlantic Clipper" $15.00
3"x4 ¾" B&W PHOTO, 1918, showing what looks like a Jenny crashed into the roof of a post building, note attached states that pilot was Irving Wolters who "was the uncle of a close friend of mine." $5.00
FIRST DAY COVER, TRANS-PACIFIC AIR MAIL, UNITED STATES TO NEW ZEALAND, July12, 1940, cachet, South Pacific Service, Martin M-130, back stamped Auckland $8.00
FIRST FLIGHT COVER, St. Joseph, MO, Oct. 1, 1929, cachet, St. Louis, Omaha $8.00
COVER, BOEING EMPLOYEES STAMP CLUB 1985 SHOW, Jan 27, 1985, PAA 1939 Replica, Seattle WA 98108 BESC Station, drawing of Boeing 314A Clipper $3.00
UNITED AIRLINES, COLLECTOR SERIES, 1981, LEAFLET THAT CAME WITH Northrop Alpha 2 painting litho, 2 ½" x 7", $1.00
AMERICAN AIRLINES AIR MAIL STICKER, 2 3/8" X 1" $1.00
CRATE LABEL, DOMINATOR BRAND, T.O. TOMASELLO CO. 7"X9", Watsonville, Calif., has a fighter design of a generic style $2.00
MODERN REPROS, EXACT COPIES, GENERAL MILLS, TRU-FLITE MODELS, GERMAN HEINKEL He. 113 and BRITISH FAIREY "FULMAR", original mailing envelope from General Mills, date (?), card models are copyrighted 1944, Heinkel parts partially cutout and all there, Fulmar sheets intact, exact copy of original instructions $15.00
8"x10" B&W PHOTO, P-12s, in formation $25.00
LINE DRAWING OF GENERALLEUTNANT ADOLF GALLAND, with signature in pencil, on heavy archival paper, 4" x 10" $20.00
8" X 10" B&W PHOTO OF LOCKHEED MODEL 14, NO MARKINGS $20.00
8" X 10" COLOR PHOTO OF WONDERFUL POST MAGAZINE COVER, DECEMBER 9, 1944, showing young model airplane builder at workbench with U.S. flag behind, great framed $20.00
5" x 7" B&W PHOTO OF CATALINA, WW2, AMPHIBION, taken at Ie Shima, 1945 $10.00
5" x 7" B&W PHOTO, U.S. Navy dirigible near Moffett Field, Akron, ¼" tear rh side $10.00
8" x 10" B&W PHOTO, Jim Goodson, autographed signed, WW2 uniform, a copy photo $8.00
CHARLES HUBBELL LITHO FROM CALENDAR, Wedell Williams #57, 8" x 10" $5.00
MOUNTED B&W PHOTO, 5"x7", P-36A, written on back of card mount, "This plane is a P-36-A (Pursuit). It is the fastest plane in the world, cruising at 360 miles per hour. In test dives it has exceeded 575 miles per hour. The engine is by Pratt and Whitney, is over 1200 H.P. The XP-40 (now in acceptance trials) is probably faster. The P-36 is an exceptionally fine plane. Its guns, visible just behind the propeller, are 50 and 30 calibre, and are synchronized to fire through the propeller. The landing gear, even to the tail wheel, is retractable. The projection on the near wing is the airspeed pressure intake. The ship is tied down to protect against damage by wind. In the background is an A-17-A (Attack). Photo - Kodak Bantam Special - f16@1/100 sec. red filter." An unusual contemporary photo with photographer's description. PT 98 $45.00
Specification card, Bell X-1A 3-view and two photos, 8 ½" x 10", blank on reverse $4.00
8" X 10" B&W PHOTO, Douglas Skystreak, stamped on back, "FAIRFIELD STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHERS, P.O. Box 703 - Phone Suisun 233 Fairfield, Calif." $8.00
DOUGLAS PROMO LITHO, 6" X 8 ½", PHOTO OF D-558-2 Skyrocket $1.00
8" x 10" LITHO PHOTO, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, seven test aircraft $1.00
8" x 10" B&W PHOTO, Grumman Widgeon with opposed engines $2.00
PAN AM STICKER, Two stickers on backing, "Please Do Not Disturb" and "Please Wake Me For Meal Service", 2 ½" x 8" $3.00
8" X 10" B&W PHOTO, F-80, FT-820, over mouitains, 81820, USAF, $3.00
DC-9 PROGRESS REPORT, DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT DIVISION, FEBRUARY, 1964, ISSUE NO. 2, 6" x 9", "First flight assured in March 1965, mockup photos and production tooling $8.00
5" x 7" B&W PHOTO, Frank Kappeler, Doolittle Tokyo ?Raiders, Frank was navigator for crew #11, Ross Greening, pilot, in uniform wearing DFC, Mr. Kappeler is deceased $12.00
POSTCARDS, KEEP 'EM FLYING, 3 available, Consolidated PB2Y-2 Navy Patrol Bomber, Lockheed B-14 "Hudson Bomber", Lightning Interceptor, the P-38 card has letter dated 4/11/43 from Camp Grant, Illinois - sleeping in tents, each card is priced at $8.00
COLOR LITHO, 5" X 9", B-26 131773 PN, written on print with pencil: WARREN LANGER 1/LT PILOT, 449 BOMB SQN.,M 322 BOMB GRP, 202ND (LAST) COMBAT MISSION, 24 APR 1945", painting by Noel L Dunn, $8.00
JIMMIE ALLEN CARD, 4" X 8", B&W, Monsoon 800, "She sure is a honey - Sincerely Jimmie Allen, Courtesy of Richfield Oil Company of California $6.00
5" x 7" B&W PHOTO, De Havilland Gypsy Moth from1927, N1510V, nice shot on the ground, appears to be silver with uppr wing and trim in sole color, good looking machine $6.00
5" x 7" B&W PHOTO, TEXACO SKY CHIEF, NR 12265, NORTHROP GAMMA, parked in front of a hangar, "MINN. AVIATION CO. SERVICE SCHOOL STORAGE, would guess around 1934 $12.00
FIRST DAY COVER, WESTERN AIR EXPRESS, WAE began business on April 17, 1926 with their first flight to Salt Lake City on the new contracted air mail route, CAM-4. This piece of mail flew on a Douglas M-2 mailplane on the first CAM-4 flight piloted by Maury Graham, one of the first four pilots hired by WAE. The flight originated at Vail Field in Montebello. Back stamped at Salt Lake City. $25.00
LOCKHEED 8"X10" LITHO PHOTO OF DICK BONG, MAJOR A.A.F., Bong standing with his P-38, obviously a promotion photo put out by Lockheed before Bong's death, litho somewhat beat up, back of photo has information on Bong's citation $2.00


ADDITIONAL ITEMS FROM BOOK 2


CHANCE VOUGHT PROMO LITHOS, ONE COLOR, 8 ½" X 11", F8U-1 CRUSADER, REGULUS $1.00
McDONNELL CARDS, SEPIA, 2 ½" x 4", blank reverse, 15 cards, each with a McDonnell aircraft or missile, card subjects are: XF-88B, F2H-2P,F2H-2N, XHJD-1 Whirlaway, XV-1, F2H-1, FH-1, F2H-3, XF-88A, XH-20, XF-85, F3H-1N, RTV-2, KDH-1, F2H-2, McDonnell Aircraft $10.00
CONVAIR PROMO LITHOS, 8 ½" x 11", color, set of four, T-29 Navigation Trainer, RB-36, XF2Y Sea-Dart, F-102, $sold
RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY, BOOKLET, RYAN PLANE PORTRAITS, 8 ½" 11", b&w, 1955, includes photos and 3-views of Ryan aircraft and a "Thumbnail History of Ryan Planes", centerspread showing genealogy of Ryan Aircraft, from 1925 Ryan Standard to 1953 Ryan Military Trainer Model 72, 1955 projects are "Classified", original mailing envelope from Ryan, great piece $37.50
SOLDEBHOFF, LANGGUTH & FRIEDMANN, LEAFLET/BROADSIDE, 9" x 11 ¼", Zurich and Berlin, FLYING-APPARATUS FOR SPORTING - TYPE SOLDENHOFF LF. 5, The flying machine for everybody, strange interpretation to English, suchg as "The alternatively deviating horizontal rudders make a covering or overpressing of the flying-machine quite impossible. This secures likewise flying-security in case of bad ground view." The LF.5 is a pusher flying wing, powered by "A 2 cyl. BRISTOL CHERUB", this leaflet was distributed at the 1929 AERO-EXHIBITION at the OLYMPIA, LONDON, has a photo of the aircraft and is blank on reverse $37.50
NACA PHOTO, B&W, 8"x10", HSF-998, (not a litho), showing 7 experimental aircraft (well known grouping), reverse stamp "RELEASED FOR PUBLICATIOIN National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics", an historic collection of X-planes $20.00
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT B&W PROMO LITHO, 6 ¼" x 8 ¾", Douglas D-558 Streak, painted by R.G. Smith, reverse has 3-view silhouette and specs/writeup $1.00
7"x8 ½ " PHOTO, B&W, INTERNATIOINAL NEWS PHOTO (reverse stamped), from the Boston Bureau, picture is titled on attachment, "Austrian Count to Join U.S. Fliers After College", "Hanover, N.H., Count Henry Alexander Salm, scion of an Austrian noble family, who prefers to be a plain American youth, has enlisted into the Army Air Service to do his part in the defense of his country. The count will enter the service as a Flying Cadet shortly after his graduation from Dartmouith College next week. In an interview today in his rooms at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity house, he expressed himself as pleased that the government had made it possible for American pilots to join the British or Chinese forces "so long as it is voluntary". Dated 6/14/41. The Count is shown holding a model airplane, $20.00
UNITED AIRLINES PROMOTIONAL PRINT, 8 ½" X 11", BOEING STRATOCRUISER 1950-1954, painting by Nixon Galloway, on heavy stock, accompanied by bookmark size spec sheet, "UNITED AIRLINES COLLECTOR SERIES", and by a UNITED AIRLINES letter addressed to "Dear Executive Air Traveler", which explains that, "Enclosed is the thirteenth print in the exclusive United Airline lithographed Collector Series. The Boeing STRATOCRUISER 377, was unique because of its two level "over-under" design." Etc., this excellent artwork the the late Nixon Galloway is available for $25.00
FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY FLIGHT TEST GUIDES, 1961, BOOKLETS, 3 ½" X 7", HELICOPTER, PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL PILOPT, GYROPLANE COMMERCIAL PILOT, GYROPLANE PRIVATE PILOT, all three guides , condition as new $6.00
8" x 10" COLOR PHOTO, BOEING, label on reverse, "An Air Medical services MD Explorer,operated by Germany's Allegmiener Deutscher Automobil nClub, flies over Hamburg. 475677-8", Boeing, Contact: Hal Klopper (602) 891-5519 Mesa, Arizona, MD Explorer ADAC $15.00
COLOR LITHOS, 8"X10", Pre-WW2 paintings, "Defend America", three-hole punched, reverse with photos and specs, FIGHTER PLANES -Eagles of the Navy, F4F-3 painted with yellow wings and blue tail, and PURSUIT PLANES - Eagles of the Army, P-40 all aluminum, set of two $20.00
CLYDE H SUNDERLAND PHOTO, B&W, 71/2"x91/2", FLIGHT DECK OF BOEING B-314, Sunderland stamps on reverse, No. 14360Q, spacious work space! $45.00
PHOTO B&W, Copy of signed photo, Yamamoto Mission pilots in front of P-38, showing signatures by eight of the pilots including Rex Barber and John Mitchell, 8"x10" (a copy) $3.00
AUTOGRAPHS OF ACES, FROM FIGHTER ACES, 8"x10" pages, blank reverse, each containing a photo and description and history of the ace, each signed by the individual ace. Available: LT.(jg) WILLIAM E. COPELAND, BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANK L. GAILER, JR. USAF, COLONEL GEORGE L, HOLLOWELL,USMC, COLONEL FRANK W. KLIBBE,USAF, COMMANDER GUY P. BORDELON $10.00 EACH
PHOTO PACKAGE, 5"x7", B&W, 7 photos from 1980 AIR CREW REUNION in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Photo#2 Helen Bateson, Daily Province interviewing Woody Woodward with Willie Tait in photo, Photo#3 Interviewing Willie Tait, Photo#4 Willie Tait and Sir David Evans, Photo#5 Good photo of Sir Douglas Bader with Murray Peden,Q.C. in background, Photo#6 Cosmopolitan airliner at Potage la Prairie with Woody Woodward, Popeye Lucas, A.V.M. Don Bennett and Willie Tait, Photo#7 Johnnie Johnson greeted by Lyle Conquist, Photo#8 Premier Lyon talking with Don MacLaren and Don Ayland, along with envelope in which the photos were mailed to Vancouver in 1980 $45.00
PRATT & WHITNEYAIRCRAFT COMPANY, THE BEE-HIVE company newsletter, VOL.VII NO.10, OCTOBER 1933, Featuring the 1933 Chicago Air Races with Roscoe Turner on the cover, pics on page 4 and Jimmy Wedell pictured on page 8 "Wasp Engines Feature Chicago Air Races", center spread of "Notables Fly Behind Wasps", Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Mrs. Franklin D Roosevelt, Will Rogers (no eye patch), Walt Disney, Elliott Roosevelt, Lincoln Ellsworth, Sinclair Lewis, Mary Pickford, Mary Brian - WOW! What a group of notables! Wonderful issue. $45.00
PHOTO B&W 5" X 7", Japanese Mitsubishi "Jack" Raiden (J2M), tail number 1105 (this photo has appeared in books), entered combat in late 1943 as land based interceptor and was a formidable fighter, photo back stamped "Prohibited to Reprint or Publish Without Fuji-Ya's Authorization" Fuji-Ya was a San Francisco company at 1662 Post St. $7.00
COLOR LITHO OF BEECHCRAFT AT-10, an advanced twin engine trainer with wood airframe. 1,771 of these were built, most produced by Globe, about half of all Army's multi-engine pilots received transitional training in the AT-10, 2 survived in museums, back of print has "The Beechcraft Busy Bee" by Walt Disney, picture cut from some publication uink $3.00
PHOTO 8" X 10", B&W, BELL X-2 IN FLIUGHT WITH FRONT GEAR LOWERED $5.00
WELCOME ABOARD THE BIG E, USS ENTERPRISE CVAN-65, leaflet handed out to visitors to the Enterprise, 1972, Captain E./E. Tissot Commanding Officer, Aircraft carried included the A-6A, E-2B, SH-3G, F-4J, A-7 and RA-5C, the History of the Nuclear ENTERPRISE is outlined with all deployments, simple printed paper 81/2"x11" folded making 16 pages $5.00
FIRST DAY COVER, LISBON TO MARSEILLE, 1939, BACK STAMPED Marsseille-Gare-Avion, cachet includes Sikorsky S-42 $7.00
PHOTO COLOR, AT-6, 9" x 12", air-to-air, 1970s $4.00
NORTHROP PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, #3770, DC-4 FLIGHT 6-7-38, This aircraft has been more recently described as the DC-4E, $5.00
PROMOTIONAL LITHO PHOTO, CONSOLIDATED VULTEE XA-41, Photo stamped on back "NOT FOR RELEASE", 7 1/2" X 10", IN-FLIGHT, TAIL #335124 $7.00
PHOTO COPY, 8" X 10", Side and Top View of Thomas "headless" TA Biplane, built at Bath, N.Y. in 1911,65-hp Kirkham motor, pusher $5.00
FIRST DAY COVER, LISBON-HORTA, back stamped Horta, envelope is sepia photo of B-314 taking off, cachet Correio Aereo $25.00
AEROPLANE CUTAWAY DE HAVILLAND D.H. 100 VAMPIRE F.I, 15 ¾" X 22 ½", LIGHT BLUE BACKGROUND, beautifully rendered by J.H. Clark, A.R.Ae.S., originally published December 21, 1945, reprint, $7.00
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET FOR THE ROCKET 185, THE ROCKET AIRCRAFT SALES CORP., FORT WORTH 6, TEXAS, MU.S.A., 4 pages reprinted from the Mechanix Illustrated, tricycle gear $4.00
CESSNA CESSQUIRE, JANUARY 16,1953, THE MAIDEN FLIGHT OF MODEL 310, pictured on cover, N41699, NFS PHOTO B&W, 8" x 10", 4048 NORTHROP XBT-2 8-24-38 FINAL ASSEMBLY - TOP, RIGHT FRONT VIEW, nice photo of the forerunner of the SBD $40.00
PHOTO B&W, 8" x 10", CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION, AIRPLANE DIVISION, BUFFALO PLANT, 680-X, P-40N IN FLIGHT, stamped on back "PHOTOGRAPH FROM FILES OF CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION", dated April 24, 1944, along with press release about P-40N, tail #2105425 $40.00
WW2 RATION COUPONS, "RATION STAMP NO. 4", HAS AIRPLANE ON STAMP, 3 STAMPS TOGETHER, 1 1/8" x 1 3/8" $1.00
WW2 "WAR RATION BOOK NO. 3", No. 986585-FF, OPA Form No. R-130, 2 full sheet of stamps, depicting tanks on one sheet and aircraft carrier on other sheet, second book No. 986586-FF, book size 4 ¼" x 5 ½", each book is priced at <25.00
SHEET MUSIC, THE ARMY AIR CORPS, Official song of the United States Army Air Corps, words and music by Capt. Robert Crawford, 9" x 12", V1456, 29301-4, 1942, edges worn, some fraying $5.00
PHOTO B&W, 8" x 10", series of eight shots of approaching aircraft carrier "9", to trap $5.00
GHURKA PROMOTIONAL CARDS from New York luggage store, scene of two persons with luggage on a dock with a Martin M-130 sitting offshore, attractive cards $5.00
LOCKHEED PROMOTIONAL LITHO POSTER, 11" x 14", "Lockheed - U.S. Navy S-3A", appears to be a pre-first flight scene, more like a model in appearance, nice $5.00


EPHEMERA IN BOOK 3


PHOTOS, COLOR, 8" x 10", Widgeon with Lycomings, B-25, SR-71, F-15, set of 4 $4.00
SIKORSKY S-44 AD FOR NASH KELVINATOR, "A Refrigerator and an Automobile GO TO WAR!", $4.00
PHOTO, 7 ½" X 9 ½", B&W, GRAF ZEPPELIN AT LAKEHURST NJ, has "FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS INC N.Y.C." on photo, back is stamped with Fairchild Aerial Survey with date, location, name etc. The date of this photo is 8/4/29, negative # 54284 $45.00
PRINTS, 5 ½" X 7", ROBERT CONLEY, B&W DRAWINGS, B-17 AND B-25, F4U, SB2C, F4F-1, TBF, SBD, ZERO,EACH PRINT $1.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", DOUGLAS PUBLICITY PHOTO, B&W, 1951, DOUGLAS AD-4W $10.00
CHRISTMAS CARD, Features 1985 Guild of Aviation Artists Aviation Painting of the Year, the Southern Cross Fokker FVIIb 3m by Theo Fraser, 4 5/8" x 6 ¾", with envelope $3.00
CARD, 5" X 7", MARAUDERS OVER THE BEACH, FORTRESSES ENTERING THE GAUNTLET, TURNING FOR HOME (B-24), PAINTINGS BY JOHN MCFARLAND, 1995 EACJH $3.00
LOCKHEED AD FEATURING XP-38, FROM FORTUNE MAGAZINE $7.00
PRINTS BY ALFRED OWLES, COLOR, 7 ½" X 11", 1973, b.e.2C, The Red Baron's Demise, April 21, 1918, Nieuport 17, Sopwith Dolphin, S.E.5a, Pfalz D Xii, each $5.00
PHOTOS, 5"X7", B&W, AIR RACING, THOMPSON TROPHY AIRCRAFT 1930S, ON GROUND, EACH PHOTO $2.00
PRINT, LITHO, 8" X 10", FRANK LUKE'S SPD XIII, DENEEN, WORLD WAR I EAGLES SERIES $3.00
PHOTO, B&W, 11" X 14", CONSOLIDATED VULTEE PHOTO, NO. 681, 9-28-29, S&F, FIRST COMMODORE WITH OPEN COCKPIT SHOWING CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENT PANEL $25.00
PHOTO, B&W, 11" X 14", CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORP., NO. 2132, 1-4-34, P-30 COWLING, RIGHT SIDE & TOP, $25.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", DH-4 IN MUSEUM, SURVEY PLANE PACIFIC AIR TRANSPORT AIR MAIL,, $10.00
PRINT, ALBERTO VARGAS, FIRST PINUP FOR ESQUIRE, OCT 1940, 1986, THIS ISA NA CONTINUOUS TONE REPRINT, 8" X 11", "FIRST LOVE" $35.00
PHOTO, 11" X 14", CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORP., K34-20, 8-31-42, MODEL XPB3Y-1, SCALE WIND TUNNEL MODEL, SIDE VIEW, B&W $25.00
PHOTO, 11" X 14", CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORP., K34-015, 7-21-42, MODEL XPB3Y-1, 1-10 SCALE DYNAMIC MODEL 3-4 FRONT VIEW WITH SLATS, B&W $25.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", NEW STANDARD AEROPLANE, FAIRCHILD NAERIAL SURVEYS , 1930 $$40.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, XP4M-1 MERCATOR, BACK OF PHOTO: "NA9 24512 (L) 4-51, DATE TAKEN 4-13-51, NAS PENSACOLA, NAVY XPO 4M1 TAKES OFF" $10.00
BOEING PORTFOLIO, 11" X 14" 4 PRINTS IN SEPIA IN FOLDER MARKED "BOEING FOUR-ENGINE AIRCRAFT", INCLUDES B-314, B29, B-17, STRATOLINER $55.00
MAGAZINE Article, color, "The Art of Flying", Henry Farre, 1993, $3.00
PHOTOS, 8" X 10", COLOR, NASA, QSRA, tail number 715, 3 photos, each $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, FJ-2, back label, "NA9-24514(L) %5-51 NAS PENSACOLA,M DATE TAKEN 4-3-51, NAVY JET FJ-2 FURY IN FLIGHT $10.00
COMIC BOOK, THE ROCKETEER, BY DAVE STEVENS, ON THE SPOT!, PACIFIC PRESENTS, PLUS, THE MISSING MAN, VOL 1 NO. 2, 1983 $25.00
COLOR ETCH PRINTS BY JOHN BERKEY, WINGS OF GLORY, WW1 AIRCRAFT, 4 IN FOLDER $50.oo
PHOTO, 4 2/4" X 10", B&W, BURGESS DUNN PUSHER WING ON GROUND, VIEW FROM THE BACK $7.00
PHOTO 8" X 10", B&W, F-4 PHANTOMS, USS RANGER, 1472, 1478 $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, A-6A IN FLIGHT, ON BACK: "CVA-63-318-4-68 Date of Shooting unknown A-6A in flight OFFICIAL NU.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPH FOR RELEASE ,Photo by RVAH-6" $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, A-7 CORSAIRS, 300, 310, VA-147, 153168 $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, HUP HELO, BACK OF PHOTO: RELEASED OFFICIAL NAVY PHOTOGRAPH IF PUBLISHED CREDIT LINE MUST READ, OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPH, front view $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, U.S. Navy CUTLASSES IN FORMATION, NP $10.00
CARD, SIGNED, 4" X 6", COLOR, F4F WILDCAT #53 painted by Ficklin, autographed by JOE FOSS, $37.50
PHOTO, 8"X10", LITHO, NUT TREE CARD, P-26As in formatioin $2.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10" NORTHROP TRI-MOTOR, NX8500H, IN FLIGHT $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, MISSILES LOON, LARK, V-2, REGULUS, BACK: "U.S. NAVAL AIR MISSILE TEST CENTER POINT MUGU, CALIFORNIA official Navy photograph, if published, credit line must read OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPH, File No. NA(13) 7319 1158 Subject Copy of Missile Montage" dated Nov 11, 53 $10.00
PHOTOS, 8"X10", B&W, MONTAGE, Fighters, Transport & Cargo, 1950s, back stamped: "Air Force Photo, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas", each $10.00
PHOTO LITHO, 8" X 10", B&W, AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE CALIFORNIA, Montage of six aircraft, 1950s, $3.00
LITHO OF Transport & Cargo montage with printed description of each aircraft on reverse, 1952 $3.00
CURTISS WRIGHT, FIRST IN FLIGHT BROCHURE, 8 ½" X 11", 36 PP., history, charts, photos, 1949, includes booklet entitled "The Span of Flight", which accompanied an Indoor Air Show in 1949, included a paper glider with Curtiss Wright, First in Flight logo, also original envelope "Forty Years of Flight" that items came in $55.00
LITHO PRINTS, 11" X 14", COLOR, WW1 AIRPLANES, ALBATROSS, S.E.5, and WW2 AIRPLANES, STUKA, P-40, profiles, each $1.50
LITHO PROMOTIONAL PRINT, COLOR, 11"X14", EXERCISE FOR A LUNAR LANDER - The Lunar Module of Apollo 9 on its Own in Space $2.00
PHOTO, 8"X10", B&W, BUFFALO AEROSPACE COMPANY, 63161, XP-39 WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC SUPERCHARGER, with a scoop behind the engine, rare, also note dated March 6, 1976 concerning the XP-39 with supercharged Allison and the reason it may not have been put into production $20.00
POSTCARD, B&W, REPUBLIC F-84F photo $1.00
LITHO PROMO PRINTS, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS, 8 ½" X 11", COLOR, USAF F-15 EAGLE $1.00
LITHO PROMO PRINT, 81/2" X 11", COLOR, U.S. AIR FOIRCE B-1 STRATEGIC BOMBER $1.00
LITHO PROMO PRINTS, 9" x 12", heavy textured paper, Sikorsky Model S-51, Curtiss "Carrier Pigeon" Model 1, paintings by Roy Andersen, COLLECTOR SERIES, very nice, 1973, each $8.00
PHOTO, 6" X 8", B&W, BRITISH UNITED AIRWAYS, Artist rendition of BAC 111 sitting in front of a BUA hangar, back printed label: "An impression of the BAC One-Eleven short haul airliner - in the livery of British United Airways at its Gatwick Base. . . ." etc. $5.00
BROCHURE, 13" X 18", B&W, TWO-FOLD, VICKERS AIRCRAFT, 1963, photos and description of Vickers airplanes from VIMY to VALIANT , "Printed by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd., Weybridge, Surrey, England" $22.50
PHOTOS, 8" X 10", NASA, COLOR, DC-8 (712), COCKPIT, CONVAIR (707), photos #s AC76-=0060-43, AC82-0187-3, A-40790-1, DC-8 shown over the Golden Gate Bridge, each $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, SPITFIRE MK IX, MK 923, 5J-Z, 126 SQDN, AT PORTAGE, CANADA IN 1980. This Spit was once owned by Cliff Robertson. Bought by Craig McCaw, now in Museum of Flight, Seattle, not on flight status, shown on ground ¾ rh front view $25.00
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, Boeing B-314 prototype 18601 prior to first flight, dated on back as May 28, 1938 $35.00
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, Boeing B-314 showing two engines with work platform, dated on back as May 28, 1938, along with press blurb, "AS MUCH POWER AS LOCOMOTIVE, The two engines of Boeing's new Pan-American Clipper shown in the above photograph are as powerful as a steam locomotive, but this is only half the power plant of the giant plane as it has two more motors on the other side of the ship's hull. The workmen swarming over the big double-row military type engines are making final adjustments for the launching of the first ship of this type, possibly May 31, from the Boeing plant on the xx waterway at Seattle, Wash. Note the inspector perched on the step ladder, supervising every move of the workmen" $35.00
197 ARTICLE REPRINT, 8 ½" X 11"M 8 PP., "DREAMBOAT - Wellwood Beall and the Boeing Clipper", published in 1979 by the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation. $5.00
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, 7" X 9", B&W, Classic photo of Boeing B-314 NC 18603 on takeoff (on water before break), dated on back May 20, 1939, pasted press copy on back, "11166 Associated Press Photo from New York Caution: Use Credit, PAYLOAD FOR EUROPE, Pan American's 42-ton "Yankee Clipprer" is shown above as she took off from Port Washington, L.I. May 20 to inaugurate commercial air transport service to Europe. The giant flying boat was heavily loaded with mail." etc. $60.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, photo of Boeing B-314 forward section in assembly stage $45.00
LITHO PRINT PROMOTIONAL PACKAGE, 6" X 8 ¾", B&W, BLUE PORTFOLIO with 8 Douglas aircraft paintings by R.G. Smith, DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY, INC., Douglas logo on cover $23.50
PHOTOS, 5" X 7", B&W, TWO, DERELICT PBY, DATE UNK $5.00
BROCHURE, MODEL AIRPLANE ENGINE, FORSTER "29", with drawings and specs, 8 ½" x 11" Two Fold, price marked down in ink, original, not copy $8.00
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO, 7" X 9", B&W, CRASHED XB-42, 12/16/45, copy attached:" 3815 ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO FROM WASHINGTON, JETTISONED PROPELLORS OF MIXMASTER, Warned of impending crash, crew of the Army XB42 superplane, jettisoned the rear propeller assembly to clear the way for their parachute jump. All three officers landed safely and Fire Chief Raymond E. Campbell examines the prop wreckage in a small cemetery at Oxon Hill, MD, Dec. 16, at a point five hundred yards distant from the crash of the forward end of the ship." Etc $17.50
PHOTO, 8"X10", B&W, U-2 LANDING $2.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, B-52, 70159, IN FLIGHT, GREAT CLOUDSCAPE $10.00
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NOSE ART ARTICLE, "Fun Helped Them Fight", 10 pages, 8 in color showing nose art, article pages only $7.00
LITHO PROMO PRINTS, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS, COLOR, 8 ½" X 11", The United States Marine Corps F-18A HORNET, USAF F-15 Eagle (painting), U.S. Navy Blue Angels, each $2.00
PHOTO LITHO, 9"X12", COLOR, BLUE ANGELS A-4, NUMBER 6, LOW AND FAST $6.00
COVER, OCTOBER 14, 1982, 35th anniversary of 1st supersonic flight, drawings of XS-1 and P-51D and Brig. General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, cancelled at Edwards, CA $1.00
PHOTO, 11" X 14", B&W, USAF B-57, 21418, I/4 FRONT TOP VIEW LH $25.00
PHOTO, 11" X 14", B&W, F-84 FIRING ROCKETS, VIEW FROM ABOVE AND BEHIND, CLASSIC SHOT, over desert, $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, CVA-9 USS ESSEX, straight deck, 1954, photo#7111, excellent starboard side view with aircraft on deck, underway $10.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, CVA-9 USS ESSEX, Close view from aft approach, barrier raised, an excellent shot of the carrier deck as seen by the pilot, classic $11.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, CVA-9 USS ESSEX, DD869 AND AO 62 ALONGSIDE UNDERWAY, no aircraft on deck, lines rigged for fuel transfer $10.00
PAN AM CLIPPER CLASS MENU, 7" X 10", ONE-FOLD, 634C, 10-13-83, Menu card was one of "Historic First Flights of Pan American Clippers" series, showing color painting of B-314 by John T. McCoy "Dixie Clipper completes first transatlantic passenger flight New York to Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 1939", a classic scene of NC18605 as she touches down for landing in Lisbon $10.00
LITHO PRINT, 11" 14", "DC-6 MAINLINER 300 AT DENVER AIRPORT", PAINTED FOR UNITED AIR LINES BY MILLARD SHEETS, aft view of DC-6 facing terminal at Stapelton while being fueled, Rockies in the background, watercolor $4.00
LITHO PRINT, 8 ½" X 11", COLOR, PAN AM BOEING B-314 CLIPPER "DIXIE" LANDING, same painting by John T. McCoy as used on the menu $25.00
PHOTO, 8" X 10", B&W, DD790, USS SHELTON, UNDERWAY OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST , photo number 4216, dated Sept 29, 1954, accompanying CVA-9, OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH - NOT TO BE USED FOR PUBLICATION BY ORDER OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, ¾ FRONT PORT VIEW, EXCELLENT QUALITY PRINT $10.00
PHOTOS, 8" X 10", B&W, CUSTER CHANNEL WING CORP., NOT DATED, N6257C ON GROUND (excellent view) and SAME A/C IN FLIGHT, GEAR DOWN, pair $10.00

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