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Air Race

  • Gloster 6 Schneider Trophy Design - 1929

    SKU: 21-P-82

     Original 8x6" Gloster Company b&w photo of this famous racing plane.  Gloster Company embossed logo upper left, tail number NM249.  Typed text above aircraft: "Gloster the Sixth - Sister ship of world record." Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-P-82
  • 1911 Chicago Air Meet Photo Poster

    SKU: 21-P-75

     Rare original 23" long by 7.5" high photo collage of the 1911 Chicago International Avation Meet.  A mix of an actual photo of Michigan Avenue/Grant Park and fantasy overlays of 15 aircraft in flight and four more on the ground.  Upper right logo of "INTERNATIONAL AIVIATION MEET GRANT PARK CHICAGO" and lower right "Copyright by Max Rigot/Chicago/1911".  About fair; some vertical folds and small edge tears.  Should flatten in framing.  Not often found and only the second I have offered in over 40 years.  (Some glare in photo due to photograph taken thru plastic protective cover)

    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
    21-P-75
  • Italian Pilot "Zotti" at 1932 Cleveland Air Races

    SKU: 21-P-14

     Original 9x7" b&w press photo.  Lt. Andrea Zotti flew "Novelty" demonstrations in each of the 10 days of the National Air Races.  This press release talks about his "death defying stunts" that "stole the show".  Press release is pasted to the reverse and dated 8-31-32.  Very good.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-P-14
  • Speed Record Broken - 1928

    SKU: 21-P-13

     Original 6x8" b&w press photo.  Belgian aviator "Bouthier" is shown by his "Aviette" aircraft after setting a world speed record of 185 kilometers/hr.  This must have been quite a feat in this 60 hp microplane!  Press release and press rubber stamps on the reverse. Very good.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-P-13
  • James H. Doolittle - 1922

    SKU: 21-P-7

     Original 10x8" b&w press photo.  Typed press release on tissue reads "Jimmy Doolitrtle, after breaking transcontinental speed record - 1922".  (Press release in the photo is shown on the front but is loose from its paste on the reverse).  Credit is designated to Pratt & Whitney.  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-P-7
  • James H. Doolittle - circa late 1930s

    SKU: 21-P-6

     Original 8x10" b&w photo from the American Heritage files.  Stamp on the reverse identifies its use on page 178, of a WWII issue.  However, the smiling Doolittle is sitting on the edge of an open cockpit and the photo is more likely from one of his air racing wins.  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-P-6
  • James H. Doolittle - circa 1932

    SKU: 21-P-5

     Original 8x10" b&w photo.  Press release originally pasted on the bottom reverse is missing.  However, there is a pencilled credit line to Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge, Inc.  Easy to assume this is Doolittle around the time of his 1932 Thompson Trophy win in the GeeBee (this may explain the worried look on his face!).  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-P-5
  • James H. Doolittle - 1932

    SKU: 21-P-4

     Original 10x8" b&w photo from the American Heritage files.  A smiling Doolittle, wearing a National Air Race button, stands next to his racer.  The reverse has an ink inscription:  "Doolittle, 1932, Pratt & Whitney"  Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-P-4
  • 1936 National Air Race Flown Cover - Signed

    SKU: 21-AR-3

     Typed text on the front-center: "Flown in 1936 Ruth Chatterton Cleveland, Ohio - Los Angeles, Cal. National Air Races Trophy Race."  Signed below by the pilot and the Cleveland Chairman.  Postmarked twice in Los Angeles Sep 8, 1936.  I can't decipher the pilot's signature nor identify his performance in the race.  Ruth Chatterton was a movie actress of some importance and a pilot; she sponsored the race carrying her name in 1935 and 1936.  Unlike most of the other events, this was a long-distance precision flying race, not just speed.  It's likely that very few flown items exist from this race.  (This exact cover sold for $294, including premium, in a 2007 Heritage auction)

    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
    21-AR-3
  • 1931 National Air Races Cover - Pilot Signed

    SKU: 21-AR-2

     Colorful large envelope postmarked "Air Mail Field, Cleveland, Ohio, Sep 1, 1931".  Envelope bears the printed return  address of the National Air Races, the official race "winged pilot" and a large rubber stamp for Lorain Ohio.  The address side of the envelope has a full color racing image of two aircraft rounding a pylon (and no room for an address!).  Best of all is the signature of ROYCE STETSON #91 as seen on the image to the left.  Envelope has some toning and bumping on the right edge, about good overall.  A stiff card insert has kept the envelope intact.  A very colorful souvenir of this Golden Age race.  (This item sold 8 years ago for $60)

    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
    21-AR-2