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
1917, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original contact print photo/postcard Christmas Greeting card from No. 4 Squadron RFC, showing two BE2c's flying in the clouds over a flat landscape. An attractive card with greeting dated "Xmas 1917" on verso. Fine condition. Item #25345
"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. 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 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
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photograph of captured Royal Flying Corps FE2b No. 6937 "Rawalpindi", lost in combat with 2 hostile aircraft near Ervillers on 22 September 1916. Sgt T. Jones was injured in the combat and died of his wounds, 2Lt F.... Item #25505
(c. 1917), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photo/postcard of captured Sopwith Pup B1721.3, 54 Squadron, RFC, in German hands. This aircraft was flown by Lt F. W. Kantel who became a prisoner of war. The Camel was chased down by Vzfw Holler of Jasta 6... Item #25495
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date German contact print photograph of crashed Royal Flying Corps Morane BB No. 5181, which went down near St. Quentin on 2 August 1916 killing both of the crew members: Sgt A. Walker and 2Lt L. L. Clark. Old German writing on verso. Fine, clear image. Item #25512
Original sheet of stationery (approx. 6 x 9 inches), headed "H Aero Squadron / [illustration of US aviator wing] / U.S.A. / Air Service / Ellington Field, Texas / ...191..."
Paper is watermarked: "Voucher Bond". Very slight wear to top edge, otherwise fine. Item #21001
Original war date sepia toned photographic print of Capt Charles M. Jones standing next to his SPAD. Former Lafayette Corps pilot.
The photograph is 7" x 5" with the verso identified in the hand of collector Harry Block, "From Bert Atkinsons papers as of Thur Sept 19 - '68 via B.A.'s sister - Mrs Loyd Bradfield. HB." Also typed on the verso of the photograph "Captain Charles M. Jones / C.O.... Item #22995
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original War-Date German contact print photo/postcard of 5 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps BE2d No. 6254 downed after a combat with a Roland near Polygon Wood. Crew were 2Lt G. W. Pender and Lt H. J. Duncan. A fine, detailed photograph. Old German writing on verso. Item #25509