THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
Events announced between Newsletters will be posted in the News section of www.aviapc.com as will the corrections that usually seem necessary for this section.
Known collectable shows are:
|Newark NJ USA Holiday Inn
|Luton Vauxhall Recreation Club
|Brussels Zaventem Viallage Atheneum
|Manchester Airport T2
|Boston USA, Airport
|Ellesmere Port Civic Hall - Small local event
|Nov 6 & 7
|Frankfurt Schwanheim Village
|Heathrow Feltham Community School
|Gatwick Crawley Leisure Centre
usually slows down in Summer and this year was no exception.
new specialist Aviation Collectibles auction site seems to have mainly
“collector series” cards with a huge number coming from the collection of
one-time Australian member Scott Bibby. A
new and useful feature is an “Items wanted” section . Check it out at www.auctionhangar.com.
unusual cards appear from time to time on Ebay amongst the mass of airline
material. The one illustrated, is another for collectors of
worldwide first flights and shows the first flight in the Philippines, as
late as 1911. I am not totally sure of
the history but I think the Philippines had only just passed from Spain to the
US at this time.
text seems to read ” Bud Mars Makes First Flight Ever in the Philippines,
Manila Feb 21 1911.”
could equally appear in What Do You Know as the card text identifies Bud Mars,
Manila Feb 21 1911. But, to show how the Internet can be a repository of
misinformation, the only references to this seem to be to a film that was taken
of “The First Flight over Manila” in 1911 , with another reference to Bud
Mars having been in Hawaii with a Curtiss in 1911. Elsewhere there is the
contradictory entry “ March 12, 1912.
Lt. Frank P. Lahm opens the Philippine Air School at Ft. William McKinley,
Philippines. Nine days later, he would make the first flight in the islands,
taking off in a Wright Model B from the fort’s polo grounds. He would teach an
officer and an enlisted man to fly before the arrival of the rainy season in
July” Now it looks more like a
Curtiss than a Wright to me …over to the pioneer people. The fact that the
military in the picture seem to be Navy rather than than Army may have a bearing
with inter-service rivalry driving the rival claims.
This card realized $66 ( £36) – the interesting question is whether more people would have found it if the word “airplane” had not been mis-typed into the description as “airlpane”. Similarly it seems quite common for “postcard” to get converted e to “”postacrd” in the entry process to further confuse searches
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