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Uniforms/Insignia

  • Henry Giffard's Souvenir Balloon Medal - 1878

    SKU: 21-ZEPP-371

     Giant Balloon Paris Exhibition Souvenir Medallion.  Obverse has a finely detailed illustration of the balloon over Paris.  Reverse has a souvenir text in French.  Each passenger who ascended in this giant balloon received one of these medals as a souvenir of their flight.  Size is 2" (50mm) diameter.  Very good; gilt slightly tarnished showing appropriate age.

    Price: $180.00
    $180.00
    21-ZEPP-371
  • Victory Medal Form for a WWI Balloon Pilot - 1921

    SKU: 21-MISC-41

     Form No. 740-c, dated 1920 entitled "Extract from Discharge Certificate of Enlisted Man to Secure Victory Medal".  Form is  date-stamped Jan 5, 1921 and signed by an army captain.  It has the typed record of one Raymond E. Gilroy who served on the Verdun Front, Argonne as a balloon pilot.  Form is a little tattered and split at one seam, typical of these flimsy forms

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-MISC-41
  • Air Associates Sales Poster/Catalog - 1938/39

    SKU: 21-CAT-79

     Large poster-like catalog, 18x24", then four-folded for mailing.  Quarter page on aviation jewelry, half-page on goggles (seen in photo to the left), full-page on pilot clothing and helmets.  Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-79
  • Marvin A. Northrup Aeroplane Company Sales Flyer - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-76

     Large 4-page, 9.5x12.5", 4-fold sales flyer for this first-in-the-U.S. surplus company.  Illus w/photos.  For sale were WWI aircraft engines (OX5 for $90, Liberty for $100), U.S. wing fabric w/star or cockade ($4), then helmets, goggles (Resistals $$3.75), instruments, engine parts, etc.  Fascinating look at available memorabilia just shortly after WWI.  Folded for mailing w/ 1 cent stamp, about good condition.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-76
  • Luxor Goggle Catalog by Meyrowitz - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-52

     Six-fold, 3.5x6.25" illus catalog of this most famous and "Cadillac" of WWI goggles sold by the famous Meyrowitz Co. with offices throughout the U.S., London and Paris.  First of these I have encountered.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-52
  • WWI Air Service Duffel Bag - circa 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     Nicely painted large (35"x20") heavy canvas bag.  One side carries a large hand-painted roundel.  The other has the star insignia, a sewn-on fancy "S" for the owner and stencils for "P.T. Spinney/Union N.H."   Typical oil staining throughout and rope tie at the top is likely a replacement.  Nice personal artifact from a member of the U.S. Air Service in WWI. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-18
  • B-17 Crew Artifact - circa 1945

    SKU: 21-UN-17

     Large vintage (irregular 12"W x 8"H) hand-painted "patch" on canvas of B-17 Umbriago, showing the B-17 with bombs below and 8 targets around the edge in red text.  About the size to have been sewn to the back of an A-2 jacket.  Some remnants of paper pasted to the reverse as though it was once in an album.  Included is a 8.5x7" paper illustration of the B-17 with the crew in caricature along with their nicknames.  About good-very good.  Deserves to be researched further.

    Price: $325.00
    $325.00
    21-UN-17
  • WWI U.S. Air Service Pilot Helmet

    SKU: 21-UN-16

     Western Electric Co. No. 1A soft leather helmet.  Soft and supple leather, all straps, buckles and laces intact and excellent.  The usual Western Electric label is not present and there is no sign it ever was.  I have had a very small number of these through the years but this is absolutely the best one.  Really a "must" for any U.S. WWI aviation collection. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-UN-16
  • Eastern Airlines Stewardess Coat and Pants Set - circa 1950-60

    SKU: 21-AIR-41

     Petit size 2, custom tailored by Bill Haire.  Coat has three EAL logo brass buttons, left breast pocket with sewn holes for crew wing (not present).  Silk-like lining, one interior left pocket and two lower outer pockets with flaps.  Pants also carry the Bill Haire label and have two side slash pockets.  Excellent, as new condition.  Same OD shade as seen in the dress listed below; both from the same stewardess' estate. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-AIR-41
  • Eastern Airlines Stewardess Dress - circa 1950-60

    SKU: 21-AIR-40

     Size 8, custom tailored by Bill Haire (see photo of label).  Dark brown with bright red-orange trim at collar, front opening and sleeves.  10-button front, elastic waist, left breast pocket with holes for crew wing above (wing not present). Excellent, seems seldom worn (no surprise because of the less-than-flattering OD color!) This dress and the uniform above from the same stewardess' estate. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    21-AIR-40