THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
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Known collectable shows are:
|AI 2005 Milwaukee, WI USA
|Newark NJ USA – revived by the original organiser
|Luton Vauxhall Leisure Centre
|Ellesmere Port Civic Centre ( Aviation & Militaria)
|Brussels Zaventem Village
|Manchester Airport T2
|Frankfurt Schwanheim Village
|Feltham : Community College
Member Peter Marson is helping the widow of a late collector dispose of his collection of postcards, photos + cigarette cards and other items. The collection consists of flying boats (250) Boeing Stratocruiser/C-97 photos, Pan American from prop to jets (230) + sundry other cards and photos. Approx 300 postcards. Please send SAE/IRC for priced listings to Peter Marson, 12 Palace Green, Croydon CR0 9AG UK. Alternatively offers from £85 for all 300 postcards.
anyone fancies adding to the cards-out-there by having some published. Member
Stanislav Vacek of Prague can arrange printing at prices from approx 9p per card
for 450 falling to 6p for 1000 9 (all + shipping).
Contact as per members list.
Among the more predictable high yielding cards, three stand out as less
usual subjects. Two UK collectors drove a large size B&W card of a BEA
Herald at Sumburgh to near £40.
A rare set of Air India 747 cabin
crew/interior cards went for yet more, £67 , even though a close up interior
view of 747 windows would normally be a “most boring postcard” candidate.
Anglo-Norwegian interest competed for a Braathens issue DH Heron (£38).
Singapore is a strong outpost of card
collectors both of aviation and local history and these came together on some
cards of the first flights in the then colony as shown in the Pioneer Pages
feature. While rarer Concorde cards
continue in demand there is some evidence that the Airbus A.380 is attaining
early cult status. The latest airline to feature an advance card is Lufthansa.
Hopefully there will not be a parallel between the commercial success of this
latest Toulouse product and its predecessor. Meanwhile
the first airline issue Boeing 787
card has appeared from All Nippon in Japan.
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