THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
Significant in this list are changes of venues for two old established shows. Manchester Airport has closed its conference facility so the Manchester show is moving to a hotel in nearby Altrincham. This follows the East Midlands show relocating to Hucknall Airfield - this was on June 23 – notice was received too late for the March issue. Similarly the Heathrow-Feltham show has outgrown its Feltham School site and the next show on November 10th will be at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Known aviation shows are:
|6/8 July||AI2007 Kansas City Mo, USA . Organiser for 2007 is US member Chris Slimmer.|
|15 July||Brooklands Aero/Auto Jumble|
|9 Sep||Berlin Schonefeld Airport www.airportworld-bbi.de|
|22 Sep||Redhill airshow/collectors show|
|22 Sep||Prague. Airport|
|6 Oct||Luton Vauxhall recreation Club|
|14 Oct||Manchester . Cresta Court Hotel Altrincham|
|Nov 3/4||Frankfurt Schwanheim Village|
|Nov 10||Kempton Park Racecourse – previously Feltham|
there are a few other Internet auction sites, Ebay is the market leader by a
long way, and acts accordingly, so its recent policy changes are significant. As
mentioned last time, listings on ebay.co.uk no longer show automatically
on the USA Ebay.com site and vice-versa. The
effect of this is multiplied by the fact that many UK early users registered on
Ebay.com when it was the only site available. For
UK users the only way to see all the available items that satisfy your search
criteria is to ALWAYS use the Advanced Search feature and specify location
Worldwide OR “see all items available to the UK”.
any members who sell on Ebay it is more of a problem. You have to choose which
site to list on based on your expectation of where the demand is – so either
co.uk or .com. You potentially lose competition between Uk and overseas buyers.
The only action available is to insert text to advise buyers to modify their
search method as above, or direct them to the other site that you may have
listings on. Of course this dilution of
international competition can work in favour of members buying. This may have
helped the Mexican item overpage come to the UK, although a certain ambiguity as
to its condition may also have deterred the “usual suspects” who bid big
money for Latin American photographic cards.
The card in question is of a Boeing 247 XA-DIZ of Servicios Aereos
Balnecanios(?) at Ixtapan. It may be an
airline or airport issue. The airline does not appear in “Airlines of Latin
America” and is not listed as an owner of XA-DIZ in the B247 history.
It was ex NC13307 Varney Airlines, Boeing Air Transport and United
Airlines – then to Wyoming Air Service and Inland Airlines, taken over by the
USAAF and disposed of to LAMSA Mexico and 4 subsequent Mexican owners, excluding
the one shown, returning to the US as a sprayer in 1956.
1920 s (Eastern Air Transport ) and
1960 s (American – large size) US Stewardess cards made £40 and £15
respectively. Note that the Eastern image is not of the actual card auctioned
but from a poor copy due to a problem with downloading the Ebay image.
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