mail: Colin Cohen, 21 Oakdean Park, Finchley N3 1EU, UK
ARTICLE NO. 46
do not remember how many years I have been going to the aviation fair every
Easter time at Gatwick, but this year for the first time I missed out, which I
am really sorry about. As you may recall this is the only chance that us Brits
usually have to meet up with our many European and international collectors
friends. Everyone seems to make a special effort to attend this annual event and
no doubt those that did come over this year did well and picked up some nice
items. However I did manage to make it to
a show at Feltham. Despite being late I was lucky enough to gain most of the new
cards from the Airbus factory. They have continued their series and the latest
numbers go up to 138 and I still have to obtain the following;- 122,124,125,
129,131,133 and 135. So if anyone knows what these depict or have them spare for
me to trade with please let me know? Some of the pictures that I have already
are unusual such as a nice fleet shot of Air New Zealand A320 family
with three aircraft flying one below the other. Has this been
superimposed I wonder? Also a close up of
a Livingston Spa A.321, of which I have
not seen a postcard before.
in flight shot of Swiss A340-300 with the two winglets brightly painted with red
wing tips. A319 from United taking off, no doubt a common sight at many local US
to share with you some interesting cards that I added to my collection recently.
The first is a card from Turin with a drawing of what looks like an Alitalia
Vanguard heading straight into the city’s Basilica
- what an awful thought! Another
card is a Boeing 727 from EAT, which is part of a series of the DHL fleet. This
card has the effect of light reflecting around it and could be easily mistaken
as a fire or fireworks nearby!
cards from Lufthansa recently issued show a Boeing 747 Cargo/freighter with a
zip like lines across the different destinations and another showing an Airbus
A340 landing followed by a row of light bulbs!!!!
the older front I was chuffed to find a rather nice card from Curacao airport in
the Dutch Antilles. This card shows three interestingly different airliners
being KLM DC8, an ALM DC9 with the basic old KLM livery and a Aerocondor
Electra (from Colombia).
Another card is an old Cathay Pacific Tristar 1011 taxiing at the old airport at Hong Kong, with the towering high rise blocks behind.
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