Air Race

  • Nieuport-Macchi M.7 Schneider Trophy Flyer - 1921

    SKU: 21-AR-4

     Original 9x11" four-fold advertising/promotional flyer for the M.7bis which won the 1921 Schneider Trophy Race.  Front cover has an in-flight photo of the M.7; inside is a two-page spread of a day-by-day account of the 12 days of the Schneider Race with times, places, pilots, etc.  Back page touts the success of the M.7 in 1921.  Good; cover stamps from Paris Office of NACA.  Unusual early air race piece.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • 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
  • 1911 Chicago Air Meet Photo Poster

    SKU: 21-P-75A

     Rare original 23" long by 7.5" high printed 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, then printed.  Upper right logo of "INTERNATIONAL AIVIATION MEET GRANT PARK CHICAGO" and lower right "Copyright by Max Rigot/Chicago/1911".  Sold as a souvenir folding postcard which is then unfolded to a poster. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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) SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • 1932 National Air Race Program - Cleveland

    SKU: 21-AR-1

     Beautiful Charles Hubbell cover.  48pp, 9x12", sound condition, no marks, clean, bright cover, about very good.   The 1931 and 1932 programs with Hubbell covers are getting very difficult to find.

    Price: $95.00
  • Paulhan Advertising Card - 1910

    SKU: 20-AR-31

     Large 10x7" Bon Marche advertising card featuring famous aviator Louis Paulhan.  Large photo of Paulhan in his Farman on the front along with an oval portrait. The reverse has advertising at the top and then a bio sketch of paulhan's aero accomplishments.  Paulhan won considerable prizes in the US and Europe in the early aero meets.  Card has light soiling and an old repaired tear at the bottom.  About fair condition.

    Price: $35.00
  • Aero Meet Program - 1909

    SKU: 20-AR-29

     "Grande Quinzaine d'Aviation de Paris"  Original 5x9" program for this famous aero meet, 7-21 Oct 1909.  20pp, wrps, soft fabric embossed covers.  List of events, table of 43 aviator contestants, table of ground signals to aviators, description of prizes.  Price:  1 franc !  About fair with center vertical fold, cover spots, spine split and cover loose.  Contents good and sound.  Despite the faults this is a scarce program; the first I have encountered.

    Price: $165.00