Air Race

  • Aero Digest, Sep 1928 - Los Angeles National Air Race Issue

    SKU: 21-CAT-86

     Large and thick issue of 265pp.  Heavily illustrated and with wonderful ads.  44 pages devoted to the Los Angeles National Air Races with a program of events and a list of exhibitors at the accompanying Aeronautical Exposition.  So much fun to read about the excitement in aviation during the Golden Age.  About good condition with usual bumps; back cover missing but contents intact.

    Price: $40.00
  • 1937 Cleveland National Air Races Program

    SKU: 21-AR-11

     Official Directory and Log, 17th Annual World Premier Air Classic.  64pp, 10x13".  Contains event descriptions, prizes, committees, contestants, and interesting advertising.  Cover is somewhat worn, contents excellent.  About good +.

    Price: $65.00
  • Buehl & Gann - National Air Race Sketchbook

    SKU: 21-AR-10

     Buehl, Fred W. and Harry S. Gann. The National Air-Race Sketchbook, 1930-1949.  Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer, 1949.  84pp, illus with drawings and 3-views, 8.5x11".  Very good.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Kinert - Racing Planes and Air Races - 1967

    SKU: 21-AR-9

     Kinert, Reed.  Racing Planes and Air Races, Vol III (1932-1939).  Fallbrook CA, Aero Publishers, 1967.  96pp, photo illus, wrps, 7.25x10.75".  Very good. Nice reference with excellent b&w photos of racing aircraft of the period.

    Price: $15.00
  • Christy - Racing Planes Guide - 1963

    SKU: 21-AR-8

     Christy, Joe.  Racing Planes Guide (Modern Aircraft Series).  Sports Car Press, 2nd Printing, 1966.  140pp, illus, 5x8", x-library with usual stamps, original pictorial soft covers rebound to stiff covers.  Reading/reference copy, back page loose.  Fair.

    Price: $5.00
  • 1932 Cleveland National Air Race Participant Solicitation Booklet

    SKU: 21-AR-7

     Very rare 8.5x11" with color front cover and famous National Air Race logo on rear cover.  20pp, booklet starts with a plea to participate (see right photo) and then continues with an extensive list of all the races and prizes ($100K total).  No advertising unlike the actual programs. Only one of these I have ever seen.

    Price: $110.00
  • 1929 Cleveland National Air Race Program

    SKU: 21-AR-6

     Inaugural program for this first Cleveland National Air Race.  Cleveland, Davis & Cannon Printers, 1929.  65pp, illus, ads, program schedule, trophies, aviation articles, etc.  Very rare program and only the third I have been able to offer.  The condition is very good, the cover is bright with some light foxing and the text block is sound.  A centerpiece of any 1920's - 1930's air racing collection.

    Price: $125.00
  • 1932 Cleveland National Air Race Program

    SKU: 21-AR-5

      Beautiful Charles Hubbell cover.  48pp, 9x12", sound condition, no marks, clean, bright cover, about excellent.   One of the nicest I have ever handled. The 1931 and 1932 programs with Hubbell covers are getting very difficult to find.

    Price: $95.00
  • Early Irvin Air Chute Bag - Circa 1925-35

    SKU: 21-MISC-40

     Tan canvas bag about 15"x15"x20" with a top flap secured by 7- Carr Fast Co. post fasteners and front & rear loop web carrying handles.  Flap carries the stenciled logo of Irving.  Included is a postal cover commemorating the fatal flight of Paul Redfern attempting a solo flight from Brunswick, NJ to Rio de Janeiro in 1927.  The story attached to this bag is that it belonged to Redfern but I have no documentation.  Nevertheless, a very early artifact from the Golden Age of Aviation.  Structurally sound with no tears but with soiling throughout.

    Price: $135.00
  • Jules Fisher in His Monaco-Winning Farman - 1912

    SKU: 21-P-457

     Original 5x7" sepia-tone photo of Jules Fisher, an unknown passenger and Fisher's ragdoll mascot in the nose of his Farman hydro-aeroplane.  Photographer and engineer's rubber stamps on the reverse, a stamped date of "1 Apr 1912" and hand-written text.  Very good.  A truly precious image, especially with the mascot!  SOLD

    Price: $0.00