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Wills’s Aviation Card #57 – “Givaudin II.” Triplane.

History Behind The Card: “Givaudin II.” Triplane. Card #57 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Claude Givaudan, September 16, 1872 in Caluire-et-Cuire, a suburb of Lyon, France – October 30, 1945 in France. It’s … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #30 – Maxim, 1890

History Behind The Card: Maxim, 1890 Name: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, 1840 – 1916, Sangerville, Maine, United States of America Sir Hiram Maxim is perhaps better known for his invention the Maxim Gun – the first portable, fully automatic machine … 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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