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Photos/Postcards (partial automatic shipping charge refunded on these items)

  • Graf Zeppelin Round-the-World Flight Photo - Lakehurst

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-352

     Second generation 8x10" b&w photo of Graf Zeppelin approaching the Lakehurst NAS Dock.  Text at the bottom speaks to the various stops over the three weeks of the flight and of the two USN passengers Rosendahl and Richardson.  Copyright by Aero Service Corp.  Very good.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    21-ZEPP-352
  • WWI Sanke Postcard Album - 64 Aviator Cards

    SKU: 21-P-363

     A fantastic WWI album of original Sanke cards.  There are 55 numbered Sanke's, all different and excellent.  Then there are 9 NPG cards, similar to Sanke's but produced by NPG and not numbered.  At the back of the album are 21 additional cards of aeroplanes, Zeppelins, etc; for a total of 85 cards.  The album has an Iron Cross and "Aus Grosser Zeit" embossed in silver on the simulated leather front cover. The album is 8x5" (shown in the right hand photo) and two of the Sanke cards as mounted on the left (cards are loosely held in corner slits; not pasted).  The photos shown are not to scale; on the left the two Sanke's are in the album open.  The right photo is of the album closed.  Condition of all cards is excellent.  I can send a list of the Sanke/NPG cards upon request.  The price is for the entire album as described.  (Automatic ordering is not active for this item.  Inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    Price: $1,975.00
    $1,975.00
    21-P-363
  • Gruesome Album w/21 Chinese Execution Postcards - circa 1920 - 1940

    SKU: 21-P-362

     While this kind of material is not my cup-of-tea, this collection is of significant historical value.  Here are 21 real picture postcards, each captioned in the negative, of the execution of one or more Chinese in public on the street or with an audience.  Two of the postcards are pictured here:  (Right) "Death of a thousand cuts - making the last befiore death", (Left) "Chinese executing a woman" {Note the U.S. troops watching} . Images are lightly faded, some have a minor corner chip, and cards are postally unused.  Upon request I will send a list of the titles in each card. My guess is that these were collected by a U.S. Navy enlisted man during a stop with his ship in China in the 1930s.  If you price these on ebay, you will find them offered at around $50 each.  My price is about half of that for a lot purchase.

    Price: $575.00
    $575.00
    21-P-362
  • Original Thomas Mole Photo - 1918

    SKU: 21-P-361

     Large size (sight 10x12.5") photo, nicely double matted and framed to 16x18".  This is one of the famous Mole photos of WWI.  This one has text in the negative, left bottom: "The Human U.S. Shield/30,000 Officers and Men/Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich./Brig. Gen Howard Laubach Commanding".  On the right bottom is "Copyright (symbol)/1918/Mole & Thomas/(address)/Chicago, ILL".  This seems to be an actual vintage 1918 Mole & Thomas photo as I can see some emulsion reflection when viewed at an angle; I have not taken it out of the frame (dust cover pasted to reverse).  Several wrinkles in the photo, likely from being rolled in a tube but generally good.  Mat is excellent and frame needs a light re-touch.  I have seen these priced at $300-500 but since I have not taken it out of the frame, I have priced this one much less.

    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
    21-P-361
  • Neuester Biplane Postcard - Sanke No. 265

    SKU: 21-P-360

     Real picture postcard, 3.375x5.375", postally unused, Sanke logo bottom right with No. 265.  Excellent.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-P-360
  • Albatross Naval Seaplane - Sanke

    SKU: 21-P-359

     Sanke postcard ( no number), 3.375x5.375", Sanke logo lower right but without number.  Postally unused, excellent.

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    21-P-359
  • WWI French Pilot Pierre Nautet

    SKU: 20-P-11

     Sous-Lieutenant Nautet served in numerous units during WWI; he may have been credited with at least one victory.  This is supplement No. 97 (insert) to Le Guerre Aerienne Illustree circa 1916-1918.  This weekly French magazine; "The Illustrated Air War" began publishing in Dec 1916.  Insert overall size is 9.5x12.5" (24x32 cm), image size is 6.75x9.5" (17x24 cm).  Condition is as seen in the photo; may be some age toning, light soiling, small edge tears, etc.  Paper is old magazine stock so somewhat fragile.  Will be shipped flat. 

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    20-P-11
  • WWI French Pilot Sayaret - 6 Victories

    SKU: 20-P-29

     Adjutant Victor Sayaret served with Escadrille 24, 57 and 78. This is supplement No. 49 (insert) to Le Guerre Aerienne Illustree circa 1916-1918.  This weekly French magazine; "The Illustrated Air War" began publishing in Dec 1916.  Insert overall size is 9.5x12.5" (24x32 cm), image size is 6.75x9.5" (17x24 cm).  Condition is as seen in the photo; may be some age toning, light soiling, small edge tears, etc.  Paper is old magazine stock so somewhat fragile.  Will be shipped flat.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    20-P-29
  • WWI French Ace Charles Nungesser - 43 Victories

    SKU: 20-P-31

     Le Sous-Lieutenant Nungesser was France's 3rd leading ace with 43 victories in WWI.  His record was only exceeded by Fonck and Guynemer.  Nungesser was a flabboyant figure in WWI aviation with many injuries and disciplinary actions.  He disappeared in May 1927 in a transatlantic crossing attempt. This is supplement No. 2 (insert) to Le Guerre Aerienne Illustree circa 1916-1918.  This weekly French magazine; "The Illustrated Air War" began publishing in Dec 1916.  Insert overall size is 9.5x12.5" (24x32 cm), image size is 6.75x10" (17x25 cm).  Condition is as seen in the photo; may be some age toning, light soiling, small edge tears, etc.  Paper is old magazine stock so somewhat fragile.  Will be shipped flat.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    20-P-31
  • Early Saturn Rocket Color Photo - 1958

    SKU: 21-S-4

     Bright color glossy 8x10" photo with stamped logo on the reverse dated 7 Apr 1958:  ABMA Photo Svc Section/ORBAR-T/Neg Nr 58C509-1.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-S-4