December 03, 2015 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Early Aviation, Large Group of Real Photo and Lithographed Postcards and Trade Cards, Incl. Views of Pilots, Clippers, Airports, & More

Most are standard postcard size (3.5 x 5.5 in.), a few slightly larger, plus one approx. 4 in. diameter TWA advertising card.

Airports (most color lithos.) - Port Columbus, Columbus, OH; Salt Lake Municipal Airport (UT); Pan American Airport, Miami (B-&-w aerial view of Marine boarding area); Pan-American International Airways Terminal, Miami, FL with DC 74 at "gate"; Pan American Airways Clipper Docking at Los Angeles Harbor, Cabrillo Beach; PanAm terminal, Miami with a 40-passenger "Clipper" arriving from Jamaica; Municipal Airport, Atlanta, GA; one card with two airports, Kansas City, MO and KS; Portland, OR airport; Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, MI; "Formation Flying Through the Clouds Grenier Field, Manchester, NH";

Planes - "The American Clipper" (ca. 1930); Dixie Clipper leaving LaGuardia Marine Terminal; Boeing passenger plane; PanAm "Flying Clipper Ship" taking off from Miami; Seaplanes at Baltimore's Transatlantic Air Base, Municipal Airport Dundalk, near Baltimore, MD; Towing giant clipper to hangar, Miami; "China Clipper" arriving at San Francisco; US Army Air Corps, Grayling, MI; Camp Ripley; 44th Division Aviation Planes Pine Camp, NY, 1935; "Sistership of the 'Spirit of St. Louis' Flying over Washington... The Most Scenic Ride in America";

Companies - TWA (nearly circular card); Universal Air Lines System (with map of service area); American Airlines "Flagship Boston"; Interstate Airlines, Inc.

Pilots - "Douglas ('Wrongway') Corrigan and His $900 Crate"; Inman Brothers Flying Circus; stamped signature of Herman Sewell on Chicago Airport card; two cards from Pal-Waukee Airport with image of Sikorsky Model S38, one with pilot signature Boris Sergievsky, one with stamped signature Frank Ormsbee (dated Aug. 11, 1933); printed signature of Clarence D. Chamberlin with bio. on verso; postcard with Clarence D. Chamberlin's plane and small photo inset of pilot; card with "Lieut Russel L. Maughan in Dawn to Dusk Flight" showing his plane and his stops at New York, Dayton, San Francisco; Maj. Schroeder "Altitude Record Plane Equipped with Super Charger, 1924 International Air Races, Dayton, Ohio; Lt. Herbert J. Fahy, Plane with inset photo and record info., Exhibit Supply Company ad on verso; Capt. Frank Hawkes, plane with inset photo and record, also ad for Exhibit Supply Co.

Other - Christmas card with greeting ("...may your flight thru the New Year set a non-stop record for Happiness"), with pencil note on verso "12th Observation Group / Brooks Field / San Antonio, Texas."

Condition:Most very good. Just a couple with some toning on the blank side.

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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