Air Race

  • Pancho Barnes Happy Bottom Riding Club Membership Card - circa 1950's

    SKU: 21-AR-16

     Original membership card with printed signature of "Pancho Barnes".  Printed both sides as shown in the photo, 3.75x2.5".  Pancho was the granddaughter of Thaddeaus Lowe, Union Balloon Corp commander, and in her own right a famous aviator and owner of a well-known bar frequented by Hollywood celebrities and Air Force test pilots. She is featured in several books and movies.  This is an important relic of air racing and stunt flying in the "good old days".  Mint condition.

    Price: $45.00
  • Original Press Photo of Pulitzer Winners - 1923

    SKU: 21-P-413

     Photo of pilots Lt. Harold Brew (l.)and Lt. Al Williams (r.), 6x8", b&w, with detailed typed press release on the reverse dated 11/5/23.  Text refers to Brew breaking a record with a speed of 265 mph and then Williams bettering it the same day with over 266 mph. Very good.

    Price: $30.00
  • Unique Al Williams Photo - 1936

    SKU: 21-P-405

     One-of-a-kind 4x5" b&w photo of famous pilot Al Williams beside his Curtiss Gulfhawk.  Photo is lightly pasted to a 8.5x11" 3-hole punched sheet with the ink text below as shown.  Photo very good, paper has small wrinkles and tears

    Price: $20.00
  • Souvenir Program, Waco Fly-In - 1975

    SKU: 21-AR-15

     Eight Annual Air Show, Waco and Staggerwing Fly-in, May 24-25, 1975, Hamilton, Ohio.  16pp, 8.5x11", illus with photos and ads.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
  • Roscoe Turner Biography - 1947

    SKU: 21-AR-14

     Rutherford, Roy.  Colonel Roscoe Turner Knight-Errand of the Air.  Privately Printed, 1947.  36pp, 10pp of photos front and back, 6x9", wrps.  Interesting little biography of Turner who wont the Thompson Tropy three times, and the Bendix once, second place in the McRobertson race from London to Melbourne, awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, etc.  A real swashbuckling flambouyant figure in the Golden Age of Aviation.  Book in very good condition; pasted label over cover price is missing but left glue residue behind. 

    Price: $35.00
  • Henri Fournier Promotional Photo - 1909

    SKU: 21-P-354

     Original 5x7" b&w photo of French pilot (and famous auto race driver/maufacturer) in the seat of his Voisin biplane during a 1909 French Aero Meet. He entered in two aero meets that year and crashed in both!  Excellent condition with small ink "Fournier" in upper right corner.

    Price: $65.00
  • Omaha Aero Congress Broadside - 1921

    SKU: 21-AR-12

     Large 11x22" advertising piece for the November 3-5, 1921 Omaha Aero Congress.  Folded laterally three-times, photo collage top half followed by an extensive description of Omaha aviation interest and the various events.  Would frame nicely.  About fair because of frail folds and edge bumps.  This is the only one of these I have encountered. (Note:  because of scanner limitations, the bottom 20% is not shown)

    Price: $85.00
  • Advance Information....Formation of NAA - 1922

    SKU: 21-B-8

     Advance Information on the Second National Aero Congress to Form a National Aeronautic Association.  Board of Commerce Building, Detroit, Michigan, Oct 12-14, 1922.  The Advance Committee on Organization, Washington and Detroit, 24pp, illus, 6x9", wrps.  Convention program, map showing air and rail travel times across the US, map of the Selfridge Field National Air Races on these same dates, registation form and a list of the Detroit Aviation Society members.  Poor-fair, center four pages roughly torn from staples.

    Price: $8.00
  • 1909 Doncaster Aviation Meet Souvenir Program - S.F. Cody Autograph

    SKU: 21-AR-11

     Vintage, original program for the first aviation meet in England.  125x185mm, 7 facing page caricatures of participating aviators.  First page shows Samuel F. Cody, American aviator and first to fly heavier-than-air in England, with his signature in pencil above.  Very rare program with an ultra-rare signature of a real unique character.  About good +, center page is loose from staples.

    Price: $585.00
  • Frank Hawks Photo & Autograph - 1931/35

    SKU: 21-AR-10

     Small 3x2" original snapshot with pencil text on reverse: "Capt Frank Hawks in Shreveport, La., August 1931".  Along with a 3x5" card with ink autograph: "Frank Hawks/Aug 23, 1935". Very good.

    Price: $35.00