Air Race

  • Pioneer Aerial Mail Card (AAMC3a) - 1911

    SKU: 22-P-125

     Fancy pictorial card, 5.5x3.25", both sides pictured.  Flown and postmarked on Sep 27, 1911 during the famous International Aviation Meet in Garden City, New York.  Most mail is pretty plain but this card is very graphic and pictorial with a photo of the Moisant Monoplane.  About fair condition with edge bumps, and light folds (what to expect after 108 years of kicking around!)  Rare card of one of the very earliest airmail flights. (Automatic ordering not available.  Inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    Price: $375.00
  • Rare Loening R-4 Racer Photo Lot - circa 1922

    SKU: 22-AR-5

     Six glossy 8x10" photos of the ill-fated Loening R-4 designed for the Pulitzer Race in 1922.  The aircraft was tested by the Army Air Service and plagued with flutter leading to structural cracks.  Three of the photos are ground-based and three are of the aircraft in the air, likely during the Army test flights.  One of the ground photos shows the engine running and a group of pilots/mechanics standing by. {Only the three ground photos are pictured here}.  All of the photos carry the Wright Field broad arrow rubber stamp on the reverse.  Generally good condition but several suffer from problems in the negative.  Negative numbers are 15710/11/12(in the air) and 15714/15/16 (ground).  A unique photo group of significance in the world of air races.

    Price: $65.00
  • John H. Livingston Photo - circa 1929

    SKU: 22-AR-4

     Famous air racing pilot in his Waco Sport NX7527, winner of the 1928 Class B Transcontinental Race in the Cleveland National Air Races.  Sharp 8x10" b&w while he was President of Mid-West Airways Corp.  Excellent.  Livingston was a fearless race pilot who earned an incredible amount of money during the great depression.

    Price: $25.00
  • 1911 Chicago Air Meet Program

    SKU: 22-AR-3

     A rather rough copy of an extremely rare program.  9x12", 80pp, illus, wrps.  Contents include committee lists, daily schedule of events, prizes, details of events and rules; list,biographies and photos of aviators; advertising, etc.  About poor-fair condition with (loose) cover with edge tears and stains, beginning and ending pages have edge tears and some stains but most pages are very good.  It must be remembered that this program is now 118 years old so some condition issues are to be expected.  A better copy is shown later in this category but at a price 60% higher.   

    Price: $250.00
  • 1933 Chicago American Air Races Program

    SKU: 22-AR-2

     Original vintage program, 8.5x11.5", colorful cover, illus, wrps, 32pp.  Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Air Race Corp.  Typical contents with organizing committee, schedule of events for July 1-4, centerfold map of U. S. airline routes, ads, etc.  About good, vertical fold as though placed in a pocket or for carrying but little effect on cover or contents. Ink owners name and check marks on schedule for July 4, 1933.  This is a program not often offered.

    Price: $75.00
  • 1930 Chicago National Air Race Program

    SKU: 22-AR-1

     Original vintage program, 9x12", 64pp, wrps, illus.  Articles, rules, race schedule, advertising, race officials, etc.  Included is a loose sheet with the race schedule for August 30, 1930; on the reverse of which is a full-page ad for the Stinson Cabin Plane @ $5775.  Very good, normal corner bumps and cover rubs; text excellent.

    Price: $65.00
  • Waco Fly-In Program - 1985

    SKU: 21-AR-18

     Program for the National Waco Club Fly-in, Hamilton, Ohio.  31pp, illus w/photos of rare Wacos, 8.5x11",  Good; one vertical wrinkle inside.

    Price: $20.00
  • Freddy Lund Crash Article - 1964

    SKU: 21-AR-17

     Clipped article from the Nov 1964 issue of The Flyer by Claudene (Baker) Fogle, a childhood friend of Lund in the 1920s-30s.  A nice first-person account of Lund's career and death in the Lexington Air Race, Oct 3, 1931.  Freddy Lund was the first pilot to complete an outside loop and was known as the fearsome test pilot for Waco.  Two pages, very good.

    Price: $8.00
  • Reno National Championship Air Race Program - 1966

    SKU: 21-AR-16

     Program for the 3rd year of the re-birth of the National Air Races at Stead AFB, Reno.  26pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps, stapled.  Contents include a nice bio of Bill Stead, the race schedule and prizes, cross-country race, Judy Cole wing walker, Duane cole, Bob Hoover, etc.  Condition is absolutely MINT, tear-out cards still in place!  Better grab this one; they don't get any better.

    Price: $35.00
  • Four Decals/Stickers - 1968 to 1980

    SKU: 21-MISC-51

     EAA Rockford '68 decal (6x4"), two 1968 Champion EAA International Fly-In Decals (each 2.5x2"), 1980 AAA Decal for a p[articipant (3x5"), EAA decal w/no date (3x4").  All unused, very good.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00