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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 – updated

The Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1912 – 85-Card Series, is like the 75-card series that features 79 different cards, only this has 89 cards – four extra due to variances between the two tobacco brands publishing this series. Only … 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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Wills’s Aviation Card #79–”Ponche & Primard” Monoplane.

History Behind The Card: “Ponche & Primard” Monoplane. Card #79 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Vice Regal – Black-back issue Marie Joseph Louis Charles Ponche, born in Amiens, France, May 23, in 1884 – February 10, 1916, Dugny, France; Maurice … Continue reading

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Tobacco Card Artist: Albert Operti

This story has virtually nothing to do with a pioneer of aviation than a pioneer of art. I recently completed and posted a feature article on Salomon August Andrée and his two attempts to reach the North Pole by balloon. … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #77 – “Curtiss” Hydro-Aeroplane.

History Behind The Card: “Curtiss” Hydro-Aeroplane. Card #77 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1912, Vice Regal – Black-back issue Glenn Hammond Curtiss, in Hammondsport, New York, United States of America, May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930, Buffalo, New York, United … Continue reading

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1911 Philadelphia Caramel Company 15-Card Aviation Set

Having had my head stuck researching cards in the Wills’s Aviation card series’, I have been blind to many other period card sets involving aviation. This time, let’s take a look at the 1911 set of 15 Airships cards from … Continue reading

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The Andrée Balloon Expedition To The North Pole

History Behind The Card: Andrée’s Balloon Card #nn of 30, American Tobacco Company (Hassan brand), Arctic Scenes set from 1910. Salomon August Andrée, born October 18, 1854 in Gränna, Småland, Sweden – dying, it is assumed in October, 1897 on Kvitøya, … Continue reading

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