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  • 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. ON HOLD

    Price: $585.00
    $585.00
    21-AR-11
  • 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
    $35.00
    21-AR-10
  • Margaret Perry, 1929 Powder Puff Race Pilot

    SKU: 21-AR-9

     Original 9x7", b&w photo with pencil text on the reverse: "Margaret G. Perry and group before race at Spartan Field - Red Crown & Lerotene Aircraft oil used exclusively".  Margaret flew in the first Powder Puff Race, 1929 but did not finish, having dropped out in Abilene with typhoid fever.  One vertical tear top right, otherwise very good.

    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
    21-AR-9
  • Large Color Photo of Shortest Airport Air Show Act - circa 1970s

    SKU: 21-AR-5

     Very large 14x11" color photo of this famous act where the Piper Cub landed on the top of this (now vintage) Pontiac.  Excellent.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-AR-5
  • Air Show Biplane Photo

    SKU: 21-P-345

     Unknown performer circa 1970s-80s, 8x10", b&w, appears to have some cropping marks in preparation for use in a publication.  Excellent.

    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
    21-P-345
  • 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
  • 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) SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-AR-2
  • 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
    $35.00
    20-AR-31