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  • Norman Prince Childhood Portrait - signed

    SKU: 17-LFC-00005

    Lt. Norman Prince, Lafayette Escadrille, 5 victories, KIA October 1916.  Prince was one of the most popular pilots in and a founder of the Lafayette Escadrille which became the famous 103rd Aero Squadron when the US joined the war.  This is an 8.5 x 11" page from an autograph collector's album with a descriptive label at the top, a small oval image of Prince at the bottom (in French aviation) and the centerpiece a 2 x 2.5" portrait of a young Prince in jacket and tie which is mounted to a slightly larger card with the stamped imprint of the photographer, "MARSHALL BOSTON".  On the reverse in ink is "Norman Prince, May 1901"Assumed that this is in Prince's hand.  ( In 1901 Prince was 13 years old).  All in good condition. The photo is under loose clear poly and is not pasted down nor permanently attached (needs to come out of the page, though).  Important autograph nearly impossible to obtain due to his death at a young age. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
    $0.00
    17-LFC-00005
  • Lafayette Escadrille Photos - Artist Portraits

    SKU: 17-LFC-00004

    Nine (9) 8 x 10" b&w glossy photos of what appears to be pen and ink drawings of famous aviators.  The pictured photo is of a painting of Victor Chapman.  On the reverse is a stamp "Smithsonian Institution" and a pencilled annotation: "Victor Emmanuel Chapman/by John Elliott (1858-1925)/Gift of Mrs. John Elliott/National Collection of Fine Arts".  The other eight are of James R. McConnell, Kiffin Rockwell, William Thaw, Norman Prince, Georges Thenault, Paul Pavelka, Raoul Lufbery, and Edmond Genet.  All have similar Smithsonian stamps and pencil annotations on the reverse.  These are likely vintage 1950s-60s.  Conditon of all is very good.

    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
    17-LFC-00004
  • Lafayette Flying Corp Biography - Charles Veil

    SKU: 16-B-00007

    Veil, Charles (as told to Howard Marsh).  Adventure's A Wench.  New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1934.  6 x 9", cloth hardcover, no dj.  340pp, illus.  Excellent condition; likely the best copy I have ever seen.  A classic tale of the LFC.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    16-B-00007
  • 1962 - Lafayette Escadrille, Lafayette Flying Corps, French Foreign Legion Airshow Program

    SKU: 15-AR-00025

    First Renunion Airshow, Battle Creek, Michigan,  August 18-19.  Wonderful early photos, dedicated to Frederick Zinn, Battle Creek native and LFC pilot who died two years earlier.  16pp, 8 1/2 x 11", page of insignia from French squadrons.  Excellent.  (2)

    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
    15-AR-00025