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140 Photographs of Airplanes, from Curtis Flyer to post-WWII

A large conglomeration of paper photographs of airplanes, beginning with a Curtis Flyer, including WWI, between the Wars, and WWI to post-War.

Period photo of Curtis Flyer on the ground w/ 3 men.

Hot air balloon at Ciphon Celebration, Arizona.

Period photo of crashed biplane, possibly an SE-5.

3 different Real Photo postcards of Germans examining crashed Allied planes.

Small period photo of crashed British SE-5.

Real Photo postcard of German soldiers with crashed SE-5, inscription in German on reverse.

Photo of people sitting under the wing of a very early airplane.

Photo of people looking at an early monoplane, possibly a Fokker Eindecker.

3 photos of the “Southern Cross,” The first airplane to fly across the Pacific, piloted by Australian Charles Kingsford Smith.

Glass plate negative of racing monoplane circa 1930, possibly the Hughes H-1.

A photo of a US Navy Dirigible attached to a docking tower.

4 period photos of 1924 US Army “around the world” fliers.

24 snapshots of various mostly civilian airplanes.

The following press photos are all of the period, purchased by Mr. Buxtun from a San Francisco newspaper office.

1928 Press photo of US Army Bombers in formation over Langley, Virginia. 

Press photo of the “Southern Cross.”

1928 Press photo of Curtiss biplane single engine bomber.

1927 Press photo of US Navy Lieutenant Al Williams next to his “Mystery Plane seaplane racer.

1928 Press photo of Lady Mary Bailey in her biplane in which she flew across Africa.

1928 Press photo of US Army floatplanes taking off from Mitchell Field.

Press photo of two US Army floatplanes in the air over Washington, D.C.

1927 Press photo of a large flight of US Army Pursuit biplanes.

1927 Press photo of Lieut. Al Williams next to a racing biplane.

1927 Press photo of a Fokker Trimotor landing in San Francisco. 

1928 Press photo of the “Southern Cross” taking off. 

Early Press photo of Curtis seaplane.

1928 Press photo of the “World’s Largest Plane,” a British 3-engined bomber at Croydon.

A photo advertising a biplane Travel-Air for sale for $1250.00.

A 1944 photo of the result of bombing Lemburg in Germany.

4 photos of biplanes, one crashed, probably DeHaviland D-4s.

A museum display photo of the Wright Flyer.

A photo of a flight of five TBM Avengers in the air. 

A photo of a JN-4 Jenny on the ground.

A Photo of an early WWII British bomber on the ground.

Photo of an early model B-17 under construction in the factory.

7 snapshots of airplanes.

60 photos of various airplanes, mostly US Army Air Corps, including 9 of B-29 nose art including pin-up style.

4 British WWI RAF photos including a large flight of Spitfires on the ground. Dimensions: Varying, but all fitting in a plastic freezer bag. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

Several of the earliest photos have been removed from an album and have black paper attached to them. The rest vary, but are generally very good or better. The glass negative is excellent.  Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

 

 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$272
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.