WHAT DO YOU KNOW
...ABOUT IMPERIAL AIRWAYS
identified the obscured Instone card from September as another Vimy Commercial
shot and further identified the pilot as Franklyn Barnard. Barnard featured
again on the Imperial Airways Pilot set but was killed at Filton in a Bristol
Badminton racer in 1927 after competing in the Kings Cup air race in the same in
the previous year.
Chris and Simon Penn have been helping
me re-activate the project to compile an Imperial Airways check-list/catalogue
covering airline-issue and other publisher cards.
How this will be made available is not yet decided, as also is how much
to attempt to illustrate. I think it unlikely that it will be produced in
illustrated paper form but all other combinations of E-Mail, disk and paper are
possibilities. Any members with something
to add can contact me to get an E-mailed, disk or paper copy of the information
to date, but for anything going through the post
a stamped (large letter) envelope
would be desirable.
own collection is quite strong in Tuck issues and views of Imperial at European
airports – France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Greece are known so far.
However, for a long time I did not collect artist cards so it is possible that I
have missed some of the 1930s publisher series of this type, like Salmon.
also including the pre-Imperial UK airlines Instone, Daimler, Handley Page and
have even located one Le Bourget card of the bank sponsored outfit imaginatively
called Air Post of Banks.
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