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Miscellaneous

  • WWII Victory Memo - White House 20 Aug 1945

     Combined Memorandum from the White House (Aug 20) and the War Dept (Aug 23/24) urging enlisted men to join the Organized Reserve Corps or officers to join the Officers' Reserve Corp.  Original 11x8.5" (unfolded) printed on newsprint.  Mint condition, never folded as intended.  Page 1 is the White House memo with printed signature of Harry Truman as Colonel, Field Artillery Reserve!  Page two has signature of George Marshall as Chief of Staff.  

    $18.00
    $18.00
    22-MISC-7
  • WWI Aviation Awards/Citations List - 1919

     War Department News Bureau Release, February 14, 1919.  Two pages, stapled, original mimeograph announcing awards to individuals and squadrons to include the Lafayette Escadrille, 17th, 148th, 99th.  The text of the citation to the Lafayette is shown in the image at the left, bottom.  Listed by name and home town are "pilots and balloonists" receiving the French Croix de Guerre and the Italian Croce al Merito di Guerra.  Legal size, 8.5x14".  About good +, folded with one edge tear.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    22-LFC-1
  • Wright-Martin Ribbon - circa 1916-1918

     Tri-color ribbon for the : "First Annual Picnic/Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp/New Brunswick New Jersey/4th of July/19??".  Date is indistinct but likely 1918.  The Wright-Martin merger was short-lived, just 1916-1919; thereafter the split companies were the Wright Aeronautical Corp and the Martin Aircraft Co.  Ribbon is 5" long and 1.5" wide.  About fair-good.  A nice relic of the early Wright years.

    $95.00
    $95.00
    22-MISC-6
  • WWI Royal Naval Air Service Silk - circa 1916

     Small printed silk, 2x2.5", small number "85" lower left corner.  Likely from a cigarette pack.  Very good; two folds.

    $12.00
    $12.00
    22-MISC-5
  • Pioneer Aerial Mail Card (AAMC3a) - 1911

     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)

    $375.00
    $375.00
    22-P-125
  • Original Pencil Portrait - WWI Ace McCudden

     Artist is Alvin H. Thibault, signed lower right.  Size is 8x10" on manila paper, titled below the portrait "Capt. J.B. McCudden/Royal Flying Corps".  Of course, McCudden, V.C., was a leading ace with 57 kills before he died in the summer of 1918.  Very good; some light corner bends and bumps.  Should be matted and framed.  Likely this was done during WWI since McCudden was awarded the rank of Major and when he died he was in the RAF, not the RFC.

    $65.00
    $65.00
    22-POST-4
  • Curtiss OXX-6 Engine Sales Invoice - 1927

     Legal size 8x14" document from U.S. Naval Air Station San Diego entitled "Sale of Condemned Supplies", dated 1 Feb 1927 for the sum of $251.  Original document signed in ink by Lieut. G.W. Masterton.  Very good.

    $15.00
    $15.00
    22-CAT-1
  • 23 WWI Pilot Letters

     Original handwritten letters from US Air Service pilot Lt. Crawford A. Crawford; 13 letters to his mother and the balance to him from girl friends and others.  Peters was stationed at Camp Dick, Gerstner Field, Taliaferro Field and Langley.  He trained in DH-4's amd instructed aerial gunnery.  The letters are fascinating with topics on strafing, other pilots, "what pilots are made of", air-to-air radio, and of course girls and parties!  Generally very good condition; folded.

    $95.00
    $95.00
    22-MISC-4
  • School of Aerial Photography Dance Card - 1918

     Pocket sized dance card, double folded, 6x4" open.  Outside as shown in photo at upper left, dated April 17, 1918.  Inside lists 20 dances (Fox Trot, One Step, Waltz; and four "extras").  The first 6 dances are trapped in ink to an "Evelyn Weil".  Included is an invitation of another dance, the "Aerial Ball" on Sept 14, 1918 (shown below in the photo at left).  All very good or better.

    $25.00
    $25.00
    22-P-115
  • Cold War U.S. Air Force "Attack" Interceptor Computer/Manual - 1965

     Complete circular computer, manual and original envelope.  Technical manual is T.O. 5N5-14-14-1, Type CPU-73/P, Air Navigation Attack Computer, 1 December 1965.  Manual is 36pp, illus, 8x8", stapled.  This computer was designed for Weapons Directors to assist air-to-air interceptor pilots in determining intercept parameters to shoot down enemy aircraft.  Computer is very large, 8" diameter and has a reverse side for drift calculations. Computer and manual are in very good/unused condition.  The envelope is split at top and bottom folds.  A seldom-seen Cold War artifact.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    22-PILOT-3