World War I
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, 2 original German contact print photographs of captured 20 Squadron FE2b No. 6338 "Ceylon No. 3" brought down near Menin on 29 February 1916. 2Lt L. A. Newbold and 2Lt H. F. Champion became prisoners of war. One image has Feldpost cancellation... Item #25507
(1918), oblong 9 1/2" x 6" One sheet of heavy brown paper folded once to make (4) pp. Christmas sentiment on page (2) with full color cartoon tipped onto page (3): "He's Crashed for Good, so here's for --- / A Merry Christmas and a / Happy New Year / 1918 - 1919." Very fine. Item #24152
[London Colney: 74 Squadron, 1917], 4" x 13" broadside, mimeographed. 74 Squadron, Original 74 Squadron RFC transfer card. Interesting service memento to be filled out by pilots when leaving their home squadron at London Colney, for transfer to their assigned squadron in France. Blanks not filled in although the date... Item #22033
(c. 1918), approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Three original war-date contact print photographs of the US 94th Aero Squadron transport taken while moving from airfields at Villeneuve to Epiez. One photo described in ink on the front and one on the back. Two of the photographs have remnants of adhesive on the backs. Item #23978
Advertising Poster for the Autobiography of Royal Flying Corps Ace Lieutenant E. M. Roberts, R.F.C., "A Flying Fighter."
, 13" x 20" Published by Harper & Brothers for the biography of this multi-talented RFC ace from New York. "Read: A Flying Fighter...by Lieut. E. M. Roberts, RFC...He was lorry driver, dispatch rider, bomber, observer, air pilot, ace...$1.50." With illustration by Dalton Valentine and featuring a photograph of Lt... Item #24427
(London): Royal Air Force Museum, (2011), First Edition. 12" x 12" (closed) pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (28)pp., stapled. Royal Air Force Museum, Attractively produced calendar for the year 2012. The RFC was formed on 13 April 1912 as the first ever Joint Service organization within the British Armed Forces. It... Item #25413
(1917), 5 x 4 inches, 1917 Christmas Card for 4 Brigade RFC. Card comprises a heavy card paper cover 9 3/4 x 4 inches along with another paper sheet of the same size, folded in the center and tied with a ribbon in the RFC colors. Inside is a typically... Item #25489
Kommandeur der Flieger der 1. Armee, (August 18, 1917), 8 1/4 x 13 inches, one sheet of paper printed from type on both sides. Kommandeur der Flieger der 1. Armee, Informative outline of instructions and guidelines for instructing pilots in flying in combat including how a flight should support ground... Item #24889
Washington DC: Naval Aviation War Book Committee, (1919), First Edition. octavo, green cloth with gilt decoration on front cover. 302pp. Naval Aviation War Book Committee, Contains portraits of almost 1,000 officers with related data. Arranged in two lists: one comprised of officers with the rank of Lieutenant and above, and... Item #15291
Framed print reproduced from the pen and ink drawing of Leonard H. Rochford, Capt. No. 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service, No. 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
16" x 20" Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Rick Bryant. Part of the "As de Guerre" series published by JRS Autographics, Indianapolis, IN. This example features Capt. Leonard H. Rochford, No. 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service, No. 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 28 Victories. Signed... Item #23886
United Artists, 1937, approx. 14 x 11 inches, United Artists, Original movie TITLE card for the 1937 re-release of this classic Hughes movie starring Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon and James Hall. Directed by Howard Hughes. Very slight scuffing here and there, two tiny pin holes to right hand corners, tiny... Item #26197
"History of the 213th Aero Squadron." Photocopy of 7 page typed history. With photocopies of letters between the C.O., John A. Hambleton and pilot Roland Richardson.
The first photocopied letter from Hambleton to Roland Richardson is dated February 25th, 1920, and concerns his desire to have a full history of the Squadron published and enlisting Richardson's assistance. Hambleton has included this seven page "official history of the Squadron, which will form the basis from which our... Item #23980
Inscribed issue of "Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society" Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring, 1962.
Torrance, CA: JAAHS, Spring, 1962, First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 78pp. JAAHS, This issue contains James J. Sloan's history article "The 25th Aero Sqdn. (Pursuit - S.E.5a's)". (Illustrated). The front wrapper of this item has been neatly excised from the contents (why? - we don't know) and is... Item #26118
Katalog Auktion Nachlass Oswald Boelcke (Teil I): Katalog Auktion Nachlass Oswald Boelcke Teil II: Katalog Auktion 19. Order und Historische Sammlungsgegenstande: Katalog Auktion 21. Historisches Sammlungsgegenstande. (4 volumes).
Nurtingen: Andreas Thies, 2001, 2002, First Edition. small quarto, original blue cloth in pictorial dust jackets, parts 3 and 4 in pictorial heavy paper wrappers. 350, (256), (104), 128pp. Andreas Thies, 3 volumes. Extensively illustrated in full color. Lengthy and informative descriptions. Text in German. Sheets of prices realized laid... Item #25754
Berlin: Braunbeck, (1918), First Edition. octavo, pictorial paper wrappers. (192)pp. Braunbeck, Text in German. Illustrated. Drawing on front cover by Claus Bergen. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Light wear to extremities, name stamp on half title, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Item #24197
(1917), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date contact print photo/postcard photograph of Sopwith Triplane No. N5482, "MAUD", flown by Flt. Lt. Charles Dawson Booker of 8 Naval Squadron. Booker was flying this this aircraft when he shot down the CO of Jasta 12, Oblt. Adolf Ritter von Tutchek... Item #25347
(c. 1915), original war-date print. approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date contact photo/postcard photograph of Morane Saulnier LA Parasol No. 5087, No. 3 Squadron, shot down by Ltn. Max Immelmann, at Raismes, on 15 Dec 1915. Killed in action were 2nd. Lt. A. V. Hobbes and 2nd... Item #25344
(c. 1918), 11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Original contact print photograph of a Short "Shirl" torpedo airplane, 1918. The Short N.1B Shirl was a British single-seat biplane intended to carry a heavy torpedo from early aircraft carriers late in World War I. It met its specifications but planned production... Item #25545
(c. 1917), 11 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, Original, circa 1917, contact print photograph of a 240 HP (Renault Mercedes) Seaplane. A fine, clear image. Photo has been removed from a black paper backing and has paper residue. Item #25542
print made 1931, 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches, Original contact print photograph of Short Seaplane with 150 HP Sunbeam Engine. A fine, sharp image. Verso of photo has rubber stamp: "Short Bros. Seaplane Works., Rochester 23 OCT 1931" Item #25543
print made 1931, 11 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, Original contact print photograph of Short Seaplane, Type N2/B, with 275 HP Sunbeam Engine. A fine, sharp image. Verso of photo has rubber stamp: "Short Bros. Seaplane Works., Rochester 23 OCT 1931" Item #25544
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photo/postcard of captured BE2c No. 4173 of 13 Squadron RFC, flown by 2Lt W. F. L. Castle POW. This airplane was downed on 3 July 1916 by Oblt Walz of KG1. Feldpost mark and Army handstamp on verso. Item #25496
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Original, war date, German contact print photo/postcard of captured BE2c No. 1734 of 2 Squadron RFC. Downed at Harnes, near Henin Lietard by Ltn. Oswald Boelcke of FAb62 on 5 Jan. 19`16. 2Lt W. E. Somervell and Lt. G. C. Formilli were... Item #25530
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Original, war date, German contact print photo/postcard of capturd BE2c No. 1734 of 2 Squadron RFC. Downed at Harnes, near Henin Lietard by Ltn. Oswald Boelcke of FAb62 on 5 Jan. 1916. 2Lt W. E. Somervell and Lt. G. C. Formilli were... Item #26194
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photograph of captured 20 Squadron FE2b No. 6338 "Ceylon No. 3" brought down near Menin on 29 February 1916. 2Lt L. A. Newbold and 2Lt H. F. Champion became prisoners of war. The back of the card is blank. Item #25506