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About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. Along with writing for a monthly industrial magazine, he also writes comic books and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. Along with the daily Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife blog, when he feels the hate, will also write another blog entitled: You Know What I Hate? He also works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.

Wills’s Aviation Card #72 – M. Hubert Latham

History Behind The Card: M. Hubert Latham. Card #72 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue Arthur Charles Hubert Latham, born in Paris, France on January 10, 1883 – June 25, 1912 near … Continue reading

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The Airplane Chair

My friend Vincent sent me this photo with a line or two accompanying it, practically daring me not to go ahead and write 2,000 words on the subject because he feels I am OCD-like. To clarify, I write a lot … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #71 – The late Mr. John B. Moisant.

History Behind The Card: The late Mr. John B. Moisant. Card #71 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue John Bevins Moisant, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America on April 25, 1868 … Continue reading

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Airplane Industry Going To The Dogs

I found the image above… thought it was funny and cute and all that “awwww” stuff. Back to the hardcore research in the next blog.

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Hobey Baker: Hockey’s Most Famous “Flyer”

Hobart Amory Hare “Hobey” Baker: January 15, 1892 in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States of America – December 21, 1918 Toul, France. This one isn’t a tobacco card, but it is about someone I found while surfing down rabbit hole … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #70 – Mr. J. Armstrong Drexel

History Behind The Card: Mr. J. Armstrong Drexel. Card #70 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue John Armstrong Drexel, born October 24, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America – died … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #69 – The Morane-Borel Monoplane.

History Behind The Card: The Morane-Borel Monoplane. Card #69 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – Green-back issue Léon Morane on April 11, 1885 in Paris, France – October 19, 1918 in Paris, France; Robert … Continue reading

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Creation Of The U.S. Air Force – 1912

While combing through the dust and mites of forgotten lore while surfing the ‘net, I came across a newspaper article from over 105 years ago that details just how the very first United States of America aeroplane air force was … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #69 – “Morning Post” Airship, 1910.

History Behind The Card: “Morning Post” Airship, 1910 (Lebaudy III.) Card #69 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue Marie Paul Jules Lebaudy, July 4, 1858 in Engheim, France – October 17, 1937 … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #68 – Capt. Bertram Dickson.

History Behind The Card: Capt. Bertram Dickson. Card #68 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue Captain Bertram Dickson, December 21, 1873 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain – September 28, 1913 in Lochrosque … Continue reading

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