Signed Postcard by Developer of Schneider Trophy Race - 1912

24-AUTO-14

Regular price $175.00

Original vintage postcard, 3.5x5.5", of pioneer pilot Jacques Schneider in his Deperdussin.  French inscription upper left (unintelligible) and below the aeroplane in ink: "N.Y. J. Schneider, Coupe J.B. 1912". Schneider in 1912 proposed to the Aero Club of France an annual contest for seaplanes. The race was inaugurated in 1913, was suspended in WWI, resumed in 1919 and continued until 1931.  Postcard is postally unused and in very good condition.