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Airships

  • 1924 National Balloon Race Photo Collection

    SKU: 22-P-126

     Eight (8) vintage 7x9" b&w photos of the Apr23, 1924 National Balloon Race start at Brooks Field, San Antonio (only 2 of 8 photos shown here).  Both ground and aerial shots of this event attended by 100,000 spectators with 7 balloons competing for a spot in the 1925 Gordon Bennett Race.  Winner was a balloon piloted by W.T. Van Orman and C.K. Woolam (also won the 1925 Gordon Bennett).  Balloons entered were from the French-American Balloon Company, the Aircraft Development Company of Detroit, Goodyear Tire and Rubber and two balloons from the U.S. Army.  Fantastic and likely unique photo group.  Very good; light glue residue on reverse.

    Price: $175.00
    $175.00
    22-P-126
  • Real Photo Postcard, Nulli Secundus - 1907

    SKU: 22-P-104

     RPPC, British Airship No.1.  Text in negative reads:  "NULLI SECUNDUS, The British Army Airship/Copyright photo/Gale Polden Ltd/Aldershot".  Propulsion was designed and implemented by Samuel F. Cody, an American who flew the first HTA aircraft in England.  Very good, postally unused. 

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    22-P-104
  • Real Photo Postcard, British Beta Airship - circa 1910

    SKU: 22-P-103

     RPPC, text in negative reads: "The 'BETA'/F. Scovell".  Very early British Airship shown before launch.  Good; postally used but postmark illegible, corner folds.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    22-P-103
  • Real Photo Postcard, Graf Zeppelin - 1928

    SKU: 22-P-102

     RPPC, vertical format, appears to be the christening of the LZ-127, Graf Zeppelin.  Mailed 18 July 1928, 10 days after the christening/launch, from Friedrichshafen and so postmarked.  Unintelligible German handwritten message on reverse.  Very good

    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
    22-P-102
  • Real Photo Postcard Stratospheric Balloon - 1935

    SKU: 22-P-101

     RPPC with text in negative: " 1935 Stratosphere Balloon/Three hours before blow out/Bell Photo".  Very good, postally unused, light spotting on reverse.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-101
  • WWI U.S. Observation Balloon

    SKU: 22-P-100

     Modern copy on Kodak paper of a WWI Observation Balloon about to be launched.  Looks like the entire Balloon Company holding the mooring lines.  Excellent, postcard size.  A mate to the two photos shown below. 

    Price: $5.00
    $5.00
    22-P-100
  • WWI Observation Balloon

    SKU: 22-P-99

     Modern copy on Kodak paper of a balloon crew beside a partially inflated WWI U.S. Balloon Corps gas bag.  Postcard size, a mate to the photo below.  Excellent.

    Price: $5.00
    $5.00
    22-P-99
  • WWI Observation Balloon Gas Bags

    SKU: 22-P-98

     A modern copy on Kodak paper of a group of U.S. Balloon Corp personnel in front of gas storage bags.  Sepia tone, postcard size.  Very good. 

    Price: $5.00
    $5.00
    22-P-98
  • Tuck Card, French Airship "Patrie" - circa 1907

    SKU: 22-P-97

     Color Tuck Card No. 9495 in "Airship" series.  Lengthy text on reverse speaks to French airship experiments and the eventual attachment to the Royal Flying Corps, pre-WWI.  Excellent, unused.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    22-P-97
  • U.S. Navy/Army D-Class Airship - circa 1920's

    SKU: 22-P-95

     B&W vertical postcard showing what may be the D-2 in flight.  Very good, postally unused, slight bumps.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    22-P-95