early photo showcases sleeping arrangements on board an airship, a "Zeppelin."
Note the window in background. Interiors such as this are very scarce, even
rare. Published in Germany. Un, EX
photo has an excellent view of two Curtiss Flying Boats at Hammondsport, NY. It has
a copyright of 1913 and the photographer's initials, H.W.B., which I believe are Benner's.
Some men are grouped in the left foreground one of whom is wearing the Curtiss-type
cap. Un, EX
United Air Lines advertising card shows a cross-section of their 21-passenter Mainliner.
It featured 14 swivel lounge chairs and flew coast-to-coast overnight. Un, wob, EX
postcard has a great view of a balloon ascension at Pine Rock Park in Oronoque, Mass.
Published by H.H. Jackson of Bridgeport, Conn. Un, EX
ascension at Peak's Island, Maine is caught on this early postcard. It has an early
undivided back but was postally used 1908. PU, minor corner wear; a few light
surface stains on back; overall VG+
French postcard shows Charles Lindbergh in front of the 'Spirit of St. Louis.' The
card is also an advertising issue for Mobiloil which was used for the New Year-Paris
flight. The back of the card has Lindbergh's endorsement of the product. Un,
one small, 'neat' cut on right border (not eyesore); overall VG+
not one of the easiest Speedway postcards (Indy 500 racing) to find. It has a great
image of a number of hot-air balloons tethered in the center of the field. PU 1911,
minor corner wear; overall VG
advertising issue shows a Pan American Airways plane flying over an old sailing Clipper
ship to emphasize the speed now used to ferry mail, passengers and express between the
Americas. Un, minor corner wear; overall VG+
uncommon real photo of Charles Lindbergh and some unidentified supporters. If you
collect Lindbergh you will probably be able to place this photo accurately. The
raised arms of some of the men suggest a victory welcome. It does carry the 'Underwood'
copyright along the bottom of photo. Un, EX
rare real photo of a Pan Am plane at Antilla, Cuba. There is a hand-written date on back
of card: Jan. 1940. Un, EX
photo super close-up of Air Union's "Golden Clipper," an early tri-motor.
The small terminal is probably located in Croydon, England as the card was published by C.
H. Price of that town. Also card is cancelled from Croydon, 1934. PU, EX
super-crisp real photo was issued by Imperial Airways. It shows the interior of a
passenger saloon on a 'Silver Wing Service de Luxe,' and provides a great image of early
commercial aviation. Un, near MINT
|AV170-This is a
very scarce real photo of a Boeing Airliner. Info printed on back tells us it was a
28 passenger plane and "America's Largest Land Plane." There is more data
on back but will email you balance if interested. There actually was a Boeing
Air Transport until 1934 when Pres. Roosevelt and the Trust-Busters got going and
forced Boeing to divest its airline business. I have not been able to find out what
this early airliner is doing in Oneonta, NY in 1936. Info welcome. Un, early
AZO stamp box, circular black mark in middle of back of card (album paper) but no damage
to card such as creases, etc.; writing on front to identify two people in image; overall
real photo image of the "Spirit of St. Louis" with an inset portrait of
Lindbergh being congratulated. A nice shot because it obviously was taken right
after he landed...note the crowd gathering around the plane. Un, issued in France,
extremely light edge wear; overall EX
French postcard features a good view of a Santos-Dumont (famous early flyer) hydroplane.
The early hydroplanes are important because they would lead to the important work
in commercial aviation. After all, without an infrastructure of airports the only
place to land was on water! Un, EX
Linen-Era card showing Mid-Continent's 40 passenger DC-3. Un, one very faint corner
crease, otherwise EX
French postcard shows Wilbur Wright at the controls of a very early Wright plane at Le
Mans, France in May, 1907. The Wrights were having difficulties getting the U.S.
Gov't to buy their plane (after 2 years of trying) and went to France to show its
capabilities. Un, EX
early, and scarce, French postcard shows Wilbur Wright with Hart O. Berg. Mr. Berg
was generally in charge of the Flint European Operations and acted as a sales agent for
the Wright Brothers in Europe. This picture was taken at LeMans, France. Un, EX
image of one of New England's own Northeast Airliners in flight. Un, EX
uncommon shot of Wilbur Wright with leComte de Lambert in France. B/W print, Un, EX
uncommon view of aviator John B. Moisant at New Orleans, Dec. 27, 1910. CP, Un, wob,
|AV125-Ad for the
flagship fleet of American airlines. Sepia-toned print, Un, EX
view of a United Airlines Boeing Wasp-powered plane with the exterior cut
away to show the ten-passenger interior. Un, EX
shot of United Airlines new Skylounge, circa 1940. It flew coast-to-coast in 14 and 1/2
hours. Un, very light corner wear.
shot of one of United Airlines Mainliners, seating 21 passengers. PU, 1939,
photo of Curtiss at Hammondsport, NY, ready for a flight. A nice composition because
of the groups of spectators gathered near plane. Photo by H.M. Benner, copyright
1910. Un, EX