Category Archives: Advertising

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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California Aeronautic Company – 1876

Here is a California Aeronautic Company stock certificate denoting 100 shares in the company that was issued in San Francisco, California in 1876. Not only is this a fantastic piece of ‘selling hope’, but the artwork was also done by … Continue reading

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1910 Nice, France Aviation Poster

A really nice early aviation poster of the 1910 Nice, France aviation meet. The poster was designed by Charles-Léonce Brossé (born 1871 – died 19??), who was also known as Bsor or Bzor. He was a French painter; engraver and … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #28 – Henson’s Idea

History Behind The Card: Henson’s Idea Card #28 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 William Samuel Henson, May 3, 1812 – 1888, Somerset, England John Stringfellow, 1799-1883, Sheffield, England Frederick Marriott (c. 1805 – December 16, 1884) As … Continue reading

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WWI Austria Engine Manufacturer Propaganda Poster

Here’s a cool Austrian WWI advertising and propaganda poster from, I think, 1916. Translating the German into English, it reads: Austro-Hungarian seaplane with Heiro-flight engine destroyed an Italian Caproni. Austrian industrial plants Warchalowski, Eissler & Co. AG Vienna, XVI I believe … Continue reading

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WWI – Air Force Recruitment Poster

Here’s a great poster from WWI with the Bitish Royal Air Force looking for people. Key to the advertisement’s recruiting  – other than the allure of possibly being a pilot – is that even if you are part of the … Continue reading

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1912 Aviation Cards Series 103

Here’s an interesting set of tobacco aviation cards I recently found on E-Bay. It’s 10-card set called Aeroplane Series No 103, that was issued by the Khedival Company and The Surburg Co. – both American firms, all issued from the … Continue reading

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Caudron R.4 – WWI French Aeroplane

The image above is a World War I era postcard depicting a good landing back when the old adage of “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” had real meaning. I suppose that adage holds true … Continue reading

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1918 Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad – Pilots

Here’s a cool bit of aviation advertising from 1918. Obviously, it is for S. Anargyros‘ brand Egyptian Deities – the utmost in cigarettes, which is a bold claim, but dammit, the man smoking it is a pilot, and apparently the … Continue reading

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Alitas Cigarette Pack – 2006

Alitas Cigarette softpack Pack, 2006 BAT Mexico. Sometimes, I just can’t find any information on what I am looking for. Case in point, this very cool pack of Alitas cigarettes , which looks far older than it is. This softpack … Continue reading

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