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First Successful Dirigible, 1883 – Wills’s Aviation #7

History Behind The Card: First Successful Dirigible, 1883 Card #7 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Gaston Tissandier, November 21, 1843 in Paris, France – August 30, 1899, in Paris, France; Albert-Charles Tissandier, October 1, 1839 in … Continue reading

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First Dirigible, 1852 – Wills’s Aviation #6

History Behind The Card: First “Dirigible”, 1852 Card #6 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Henri Giffard, February 8, 1825 in Paris, France – April 14, 1882, in Paris, France. Although ballooning had become very popular, it … Continue reading

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