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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - Transport - aeroplanes
PICTURE POSTCARDS - Subjects
AVIATION: Mostly British group with real photo types 1912 Daily Mail "Mr BC Hucks on his 70hp Bleriot", c.1921 of very stylish Aviators & Their Biplane with a Crowd Behind, Topical Postcard Co "Handley Page Monoplane" & 1929 "The Schneider Trophy Race" set of 6 (contemporary notes on reverse otherwise superb) & the original packet (faults), also c.WWI Austrian Emperor Inspecting Biplane, etc, a few 1970s reprints of early aircraft, a few artist cards plus humorous group x6 including "A Peep Into the Future" by Ernst Austerlitz x3, etc, mostly unused, condition variable but generally fine to very fine. Ex Keith Harrison.
(Qty 32 + packet)
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AVIATION: Turbo-prop aircraft with Pan Am flying boats & their Bases with many of the famous "Clippers", seaplanes, artist cards & a good selection of real photo types including two "Graf Zeppelin" cards (one used) and Southern Cross being guarded by natives in Albert Park Suva, small group of aerial photographs, many countries & airlines including groups for Chalk's (West Indies) & Avianca (Colombia), aircrew (mostly hostesses), some very unusual aircraft noted, also an unusual batch of cockpits x50 and cabin interiors x60 approximately, reproductions of classic 1913-38 European aerial promotion posters x11, airline advertising, Helicopters from many countries with military, industry and civilian types, many "moderns" but an interesting lot throughout, generally fine to very fine & mostly unused. An excellent wide-ranging lot.
(Qty 1000 approx)
AVIATION: Turbo-prop aircraft by airline from America, Africa, Russia, Asia, Europe, mostly "moderns" but many useful cards from 1950s & 1960s and some earlier, lots of smaller carriers many of which we have never encountered elsewhere, fine to very fine and mostly unused.
(Qty 1500 approx)
AVIATION: Carton of mostly jet aircraft with array of airlines including freight carriers, mostly modern types but some better 1950s & 1960s cards and many tiny/unheard of carriers, generally very fine unused.
(Qty 1000 approx)
AVIATION: Real photo group comprising 1920 "Sir Ross Smith & Sir Keith Smith" (creased) & "Arrival of Ross Smith 23.3.20" (the Vickers "Vimy" at Darwin), Adelaide Wine & Spirit Co advertising card "Capt B Hinkler AFC arrives in Australia and is welcomed by his Mother" with facsimile signature in blue, Beagles (London) "Mr HG Hawker's Joyous Arrival in London" x4 different (one with minor corner bend, otherwise superb), W Audoss (Murat Bay) "Amy Johnson - Ceduna July 3rd 1930" (superb), and two of unidentified aircraft that enthusiasts will probably recognise, unused. Ex Bronte Watts. A terrific lot. [See also Lot 352]
AVIATION: 1919 'Souvenir Aerial Post Card' of Harry Butler's monoplane & the South Australian Coast with a photo of Butler on the reverse, to "Curramulka YP" (Yorke Peninsula) with message "Hope you can square the Pilot to take you for a ride. It would probably be as nice as riding in the Johnny Ford", minor blemishes. See AAMC #21b, Cat $650. Ex Bronte Watts.
NEW SOUTH WALES
1923 Plane Crash Simpson & Bell (Tweed Heads) real photo "Accident to G-AUBL 23.1.1923" (Gawking On-Lookers, the Plane Literally Split in Half), faint bend, unused. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [This incident took place at Greenmount & was caused by the pilot swerving to avoid children who ran across his path. The pilot, Edgar Wikner Percival, served in the Middle East with the AIF & was accepted into the Royal Flying Corps. In 1919 he established a successful aviation business at Richmond (NSW) & later became a highly respected aircraft designer]
1919 First England-Australia Flight R Rohrer real photo cards 1) Darwin's Population Inspecting the Vickers Vimy in a Paddock; and 2) Ross & Keith Smith with their crew JM Bennett & WH Shiers (and a local lad) Beside the Vimy; both superb unused. [See also Lot 284]
1935 (Feb) England-Australia Flight per Ray Parer & G Hemsworth Arrival at Darwin R Rohrer real photo cards 1) the Plane in a Field (the Airport?); and 2) Five Men Inspecting the Plane while Ray Parer Effects Minor Repairs; unused. Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [The plane was entered in the epic MacRobertson Air Race but early problems caused withdrawal from the race at Paris. However, they were compelled to finish the journey, arriving at Darwin on 8/2/1935 & in Melbourne on 13/2/1935]
1910 real photo "The Late Hon CS Rolls, Flying at Southbourne, July 12 1910" the day he was killed, used at Bournemouth three days later with message: "...Rather bad about Rolls don't you think" and "We had another accident here last night. Rawlinson...smashed his machine to pieces", minor bend; also a superb real photo "Memorial to the Late Hon CS Rolls Monmouth" (Wales). Terrific stuff! Ex Bronte Watts. [An on-line resource states Rolls was "the twelfth victim of the science of aviation" but failed to note that his was the first such death in Britain]