December 03, 2015 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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WACO Aircraft Company Advertising Sign and Pamphlets Plus, Ca 1924-1940s

Lot of 17.

A collection of WACO Aircraft Company informational pamphlets and cardboard advertisements. Includes a 14 x 22 in. poster on cardboard featuring depictions of 102 WACO airplanes and detailed descriptions of models dating from 1918 until 1945, flanked by portraits of the two founders, Clayton Bruckner and Elwood Junkin. Bottom right hand corner of the mount includes the handwritten message, To Ray Brandly: Who has kept the "Waco" name alive & doing well! Many Thanks Ormer. Ray Brandley is a self-published historian of WACO air products. Also included in the lot is a second cardboard sign which reads, Hop to Cloudland with Aviation Service, Ride in a New Production Ship--The Waco 9, Rates: $2.50 per Passenger. 14 x 11 in. 

Completing the lot are 15 advertisement pamphlets about WACO airplanes offered from 1924-1933 and a winged pin with the WACO logo.

Between 1919 and 1947 WACO was the first family of aircraft manufacturing. The most treasured model of WACO fleet was the WACO YMF, their last open-cockpit model for the barnstorming pilots in the 1930s. The company still exists today and specializes in building 1930s sport biplanes. It is the only FAA approved manufacturer of the classic 1930s sport biplanes in the world. 

Condition:

All the pamphlets are in excellent condition. The signs are in good condition. The WACO advertisement has some damage to the back and some soiling.  

Estimate: $50 - $75
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$660
12/04/2015

 

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