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  • 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. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    20-AR-29
  • 1938 Cleveland National Air Race Sticker

    SKU: 20-AR-27

     Small 2.25 x 2.5" unused, original gum. (excess postage charge will be refunded)

    Price: $5.00
    $5.00
    20-AR-27
  • Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race Medal - 1969

    SKU: 20-AR-25

     A strange race, of sorts, conducted May 4-11, 1969.  Individual contestants raced between the Empire State Building in New York to the Post Office Tower in London.  Each had to use some sort of air transportation across the Atlantic.  There were a number of different categories with 21 prizes awarded, 1,000 - 6,000 Pounds Sterling .  The shortest time London-New York was 6 hr 11 min in a Hawker Harrier; in the reverse direction, New York to London, 5 hr 11 min in an F-4 Phantom.  This medal is bronze, 2" diameter, housed in a nice velvet lined case. The reverse is engraved "Robert Tinker" and why it is engraved to him is unknown to me. Excellent condition.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
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    20-AR-25
  • 1937 St. Louis Air Race Program

    SKU: 20-AR-24

     Large 9x12" program for the May 29-31,1937 Saint Louis Air Races and International Aerobatic Competition.  39pp, illus.  Contents include biographies of contestants Joe Mackey, Louise Thaden, Tex Rankin, Roscoe Turner, etc.  Full-page schedules of events such as International Aerobatics Competition, five races, parachute jumping contest, Feminine Record Trial, etc.  Finalists in the aerobatic contest included Povey, Rankin, Mantz and Mackey; their names have been pencilled in to the program.  Condition about good with three small cover chips, some cover toning.  I have never encountered this program before so I have reason to believe it is reasonably rare. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    20-AR-24
  • 1928 Balloon Race Pilot Press Photo

    SKU: 20-P-79

     Official Acme News 5x7" black & white press photo dated May 23, 1928.  Blue press release pasted to reverse with text: "TO FLY ARMY INTERNATIONAL AIR RACE, Lieutenant Henry G. Fisher, now stationed at Scott Field....will accompany Capt. Edmund W. Hill in one of the Army Air Corps balloons in the National Elimination Balloon Race to be held at Bettis Field, Pa., May 30."  Usual news service rubber stamps on reverse.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    20-P-79
  • 1955 Powder Puff Derby Program - Contestant's Personal Copy

    SKU: 20-AR-21

     Historically important program for the 9th Annual All Woman Transcontinental Air Race from Long Beach to Springfield, Mass.  24pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Personal copy of Minnie Boyd, contestant #23.  Minnie and her co-pilot, Betty Jane Seavey have signed in ink over their photos.  Five other pilots have signed by their photos.  Condition is fair with light soiling, a cover fold, Minnie's name on cover, etc.; all excuseable because I bet this was flown on the race.  Obviously this is a one-of-a-kind document of a woman's air race now over 60 years in the past.
     
    The first Woman's Air Derby (later coined the “Power Puff Derby” by Will Rogers) was held on Aug 18, 1929; it was closely associated with the 99's whose first president was Amelia Earhart. Following various race activities with women contestants through the 1930s, the Powder Puff Derby was revived after WWII in 1947. That year there were only two contestants. The race was re-named the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR) which continued for 30 years. The race was discontinued after 1977 due to rising costs, decreased sponsorship and air traffic concerns. Subsequent races were named “Air Race Classics” and today the 99s sponsor a smaller race over a 4-day period which concentrates on efficient cross-country flying.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    20-AR-21
  • 1957 Powder Puff Derby Program - 11th Annual All Woman Transcontinental Air Race, San Carlos, California to Philadelphia

    SKU: 20-AR-20

     Official program.  26pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Leading page on the 99's and the Race.  Following is a list of prizes, past champion roster, AWTAR Board Members, race route, handicapping, and the extensive bios and photos of contestants.  Excellent condition. (5)
     
                  The first Woman's Air Derby (later coined the “Power Puff Derby” by Will Rogers) was held on Aug 18, 1929; it was closely associated with the 99's whose first president was Amelia Earhart. Following various race activities with women contestants through the 1930s, the Powder Puff Derby was revived after WWII in 1947. That year there were only two contestants. The race was re-named the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR) which continued for 30 years. The race was discontinued after 1977 due to rising costs, decreased sponsorship and air traffic concerns. Subsequent races were named “Air Race Classics” and today the 99s sponsor a smaller race over a 4-day period which concentrates on efficient cross-country flying.                                                                                                                        

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    20-AR-20
  • 1959 Powder Puff Derby Program and Rules and Regultions for Contestants - Lawrence, Mass. to Spokane

    SKU: 20-AR-19

     Official Program and Rules/Regulation Package. Program is 32pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Rules and regulations package is about 45pp, mimeo and housed in a paper folder.  Program contents incluede AWTAR history/statement, editorial by publisher of Flight Magazine, award list, timers/board members/route supervisors, race route and stops, previous winner list, handicapping, contestant bios and photos.  Very good.  
     
     The first Woman's Air Derby (later coined the “Power Puff Derby” by Will Rogers) was held on Aug 18, 1929; it was closely associated with the 99's whose first president was Amelia Earhart. Following various race activities with women contestants through the 1930s, the Powder Puff Derby was revived after WWII in 1947. That year there were only two contestants. The race was re-named the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR) which continued for 30 years. The race was discontinued after 1977 due to rising costs, decreased sponsorship and air traffic concerns. Subsequent races were named “Air Race Classics” and today the 99s sponsor a smaller race over a 4-day period which concentrates on efficient cross-country flying.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    20-AR-19
  • 1960 Powder Puff Derby Program - 14th Annual All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, Torrance to Wilmington

    SKU: 20-AR-17

     Official program.  40pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Contents are similar to all programs:  lead editorial "Spirit in the Cockpit" by Gill Robb Wilson, Board of Directors statement, race history, 99's page, resume of past races, handicapping, sponsors, race route stops, contestant bios and photos.  About 17 news clippings about the race are loosely inserted inside the cover.  Very good; prior owners small ink name on front cover.
     
    The first Woman's Air Derby (later coined the “Power Puff Derby” by Will Rogers) was held on Aug 18, 1929; it was closely associated with the 99's whose first president was Amelia Earhart. Following various race activities with women contestants through the 1930s, the Powder Puff Derby was revived after WWII in 1947. That year there were only two contestants. The race was re-named the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR) which continued for 30 years. The race was discontinued after 1977 due to rising costs, decreased sponsorship and air traffic concerns. Subsequent races were named “Air Race Classics” and today the 99s sponsor a smaller race over a 4-day period which concentrates on efficient cross-country flying.
    SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    20-AR-17
  • 1961 Powder Puff Derby Program - 15th Annual All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, San Diego to Atlantic City

    SKU: 20-AR-16

     Official program.  44pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Contents include "The Story of the Race", "Resume of Past Races", AWTAR Board of Director bios, awards, handicapping, sponsors, information on each stop-over, length contestant bios and portrait photos.   Very good condition. (3)
     
    The first Woman's Air Derby (later coined the “Power Puff Derby” by Will Rogers) was held on Aug 18, 1929; it was closely associated with the 99's whose first president was Amelia Earhart. Following various race activities with women contestants through the 1930s, the Powder Puff Derby was revived after WWII in 1947. That year there were only two contestants. The race was re-named the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR) which continued for 30 years. The race was discontinued after 1977 due to rising costs, decreased sponsorship and air traffic concerns. Subsequent races were named “Air Race Classics” and today the 99s sponsor a smaller race over a 4-day period which concentrates on efficient cross-country flying.

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    20-AR-16