Events announced between Newsletters will be posted in the News section of as will the corrections that usually seem necessary for this section.

Known collectable shows are:


Sep 27 Prague Airport (CHANGED VENUE) Menzies Cargo Building

Hamburg at the airport

Oct 4 Luton, Vauxhall Recreation Centre 11.00

Cologne Burgerhaus Troisdorf-Spich

Oct 12 Manchester Airport T2
Oct 18 Brussels - Zaventem Village - Atheneum
Oct 26 Ellesmere Port Civic Centre
Nov 1/2 Frankfurt, Schwanheim Village
Nov 8 Feltham Community School
Jan 4 Croydon (to be confirmed)
Jul 8-10 Airliners International 2004 Los Angeles LAX - Sheraton Gateway


Elsewhere new issues are sparse but German airlines continue to buck the trend with sets from Eurowings and Hamburg International.


Some slackening off in trade is usual over the summer but the best way to make money still  seems to be to have a rare photographic South American Airport card. This one of Brasilia which went for $90 + (£55) is equally likely to be among the rarest helicopter cards. It is titled “Presidential helicopter” and shows a Bell 47J with a background of a Super Constellation of REAL, later absorbed by VARIG.

Of more local interest, a UK vendor put one of the Real Photographic Co cards up for £1 and it went all the way to £145 in a, mainly US, feeding frenzy. From the information given, the card of Imperial Short Calcutta G-AASJ, admittedly not often photographed, was one of the matrix backed examples, and by its number, not issued until 1946.  

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