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Wills’s Aviation Card #67 – M. Louis Bleriot.

History Behind The Card: M. Louis Bleriot. Card #67 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut – Black-back issue Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, July 1, 1872 in Cambrai, France – August 1, 1936, Paris, France. This … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #39 – The “Antoinette” Monoplane, 1909

History Behind The Card: The “Antoinette” Monoplane, 1909 Card #39 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910  Léon Levavasseur, January 8, 1863 in Le Mesnil-au-Val, Cherbourg, France – February 26, 1922, Pureaux, France This blog is kind of a … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #34 – “Gastamabide & Mengin” Monoplane, 1908

History Behind The Card: “Gastamabide & Mengin” Monoplane, 1908 Name: Léon Levavasseur, January 8, 1863 – February 26, 1922, in Cherbourg, France Name: Jules Gastambide, February 26, 1846 – April 11, 1944, in Caen, France When I first starting getting … 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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