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
[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
(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
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
From the Abyssinian Expedition to The Mau Mau Insurrection. 100 Years of Military and Naval Operations in Eastern and North-Eastern Africa (1860s-1960s).
(London): Maggs, (2003), First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. viii, 156pp. Maggs, Books, maps, artifacts, artwork, photographs, manuscripts, articles, pamphlets and ephemera from the Africana Library of Humphrey Winterton. Well illustrated in black and white and in color (colour). Very fine copy of this important catalogue. Item #24774
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
(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
(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. One very tiny nick along lower... Item #25510
Original, period, copy-print photograph of RAF pilot Capt. Vernon Castle holding his pet monkey "Jeffrey".
1918, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Very attractive photograph printed in post card format. Very slight scuffing. Item #25268
Artwork by Alan Durkota and Terry Waldron. Attractive full color poster on posterboard measuring approximately 27" x 36". Depicting three portraits of Sikorsky along with detailed profiles of 23 of his airplane designs. Signed by Durkota. Very fine condition. Item #21046
Andrea Press, (2006), First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. (72) pp. Andrea Press, A fascinating historical profile of the German ace, Manfred von Richthofen. Colored profiles of Red Baron’s aircraft. Rare historical photographs. Four full pages with the plans of the Fokker Dr I. How to assemble and paint the plane... Item #21035
London: Dod's Peerage Publishers, [October, 1916], Rearranged and Reprinted. quarto, blue wrappers with gilt crest and stamping bound with blue ribbon. (16)pp. Dod's Peerage Publishers, A biography of Claude Grahame-White printed separately from the original volume. Includes a portrait of Grahame-White with an 8 page biography and the names of... Item #17082
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, original war-date print, Two original German contact print postcard and photo of a downed Morane A137 of 1 Squadron RFC. Downed on 16 October1916 near Harlebeke. Wounded in action and POW 2Lt. C. Moore-Kelly and KIA... Item #25488
London: Alphalsa, circa 1920, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Alphalsa , Fine, vintage group of 11 airplane postcards, including Handley-Page Bombers,Norman Thompson Flying Boat, Sopwith Transport, Sopwith Gnu, Sopwith Dove, Avro Biplane and Avro Seaplane. "Alpha" Postcard Series No. 250, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260 and 261. Each with printed description on verso. All unused and in fine, clean condition. Item #25730
(ACKWORTH, Mrs. Marion).
New York: The Dial Press, 1927, First American Edition, from sheets printed in England. large octavo, blue cloth stamped in gilt on spine. (xxx), 288pp. The Dial Press, With a preface by A. H. Pollen. With much on Zeppelin's, airships, bombings of towns and villages, defense of London, and anti-aircraft... Item #22320