Category Archives: Heavier-Than-Air

Yuri Gagarin: The First Man In Space

History Behind The Card: Yuri Gagarin Card #48 of 48, Lyons Maid, Famous People series 1966 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, March 9, 1934 in Klushino, Russia, U.S.S.R – March 27, 1968 in Novosyolovo, Russia, U.S.S.R.; Gherman Stepanovich Titov, September 11, 1935, … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Caress the Air

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get around to providing my review of the book: To Caress the Air – Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight; Books One & Two. All I can say … Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen – The Red Baron

Card #53, Cigarettenfabrik Basma, German Men: A Collection of Famous Germans series 1934, German-language only issue. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, born May 2, 1892, Breslau, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (present-day Wrocław, Poland) – April 21, … Continue reading

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Ruth Law & Pioneer Aviator

Ruth Bancroft Law aka Ruth Law Oliver aka Ruth Law: born March 21, 1887 at Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America – died December 1, 1970 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. Who gave the proverbial middle finger … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #85 – “Coventry Ordnance” Military Bipane.

History Behind The Card: “Coventry Ordnance” Military Biplane. Card #85 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue W.O. (William Oke) Manning, October 20, 1879 in Staines, Middelesex, England, Great Britain – March 2, … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #84 – “Avro” Aerial Taxicab.

History Behind The Card: “Avro” Aerial Taxicab. Card #84 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912 – Black-back issue Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS, April 26, 1877 in Patricroft, Eccles, England, Great Britain – January … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #83 – “Avro” Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: “Avro” Hydro-Aeroplane. Card #83 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue. Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS, April 26, 1877 in Patricroft, Eccles, England, Great Britain … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #82 – French Military Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: French Military Aeroplane. Card #82 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue Pierre Jean Pascal Morel, February 8, 1886, Nogent, France — August 27, 1914, in Reims, France. I … Continue reading

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Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1912 – 85-Card Series

The Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1912 – 85-Card Series, is like the 75-card series that features 79 different cards, only this actually has 89 cards – four extra depictions due to variances between the two tobacco brands publishing this … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #81–Farman Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: Farman Hydro Aeroplane. Card #81 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue Henri (Henry) Farman, May 26, 1874 in Paris, France — July 17, 1958, Paris, France; Maurice (Morris) … Continue reading

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