Tag Archives: French Aviation

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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Huntley & Palmers 1910 Aviation Cards

Still with my fascination of aviation cards, here is a reproduction of a 1910, 12-card set from the British firm: Huntley & Palmers, a company specializing in biscuit-making. Huntley & Palmers, got it start in 1822, and was originally based … Continue reading

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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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