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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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Wills’s Aviation Card #53 – “Vedovelli” Multiplane.

History Behind The Card: “Vedovelli” Multiplane. Card #53 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Édouard Vedovelli, month-day-year in France  – month-day-year death in parts unknown. I always wanted to write that… to say it … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #52 – “Maxim” Biplane, 1910.

History Behind The Card: “Maxim” Biplane, 1910. Card #52 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills’, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, February 5, 1840, Sangerville, Maine, United States of America – November 24, 1916, London, Great Britain.  … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #51 – “Bristol” Military Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Bristol” Military Biplane. Card #51 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture issue Sir George White, 1st Baronet, March 28, 1854 in Kingsdown, Bristol, Great Britain – November 22, 1916 in Stoke … Continue reading

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1909 Reims – World’s First Airplane Meet – Part 2

Okay, it might have been written six months ago, but we’ve looked at the who, what and where of the world’s first international aeroplane contest – the Grande Semaine d’Aviation de 14 (Great Aviation Week of 1914) airplane meet in France … Continue reading

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German Dirigible “Clouth” – Wills’s Aviation #21

History Behind The Card: German Dirigible “Clouth” Card #21 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Albertus Clouth, b: December 18, 1838 in Cologne, Germany; d: September 7, 1910 in Cologne Germany. Not much information about the dirigible or … Continue reading

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Birth Of The Military Airplane

Even though the Wright Brothers had first flown an airplane on December 17, 1903, they kept their achievement a secret for a number of years, finally revealing to the world that they were indeed the inventors of heavier-than-air sustainable flight. … Continue reading

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French Dirigible Lebaudy Type – Wills’s Aviation #12

History Behind The Card: French Dirigible Lebaudy Type Card #12 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Paul Lebaudy, 1858 – 1937, (Birthplace?) France; Pierre Lebaudy, 1865 – 1929, Versailles, France Henri Julliot, 18xx (?) – 1xxx … Continue reading

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