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Wills’s Aviation Card #75 – Mr. Tom Sopwith.

History Behind The Card: Mr. Tom Sopwith. Card #75 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal Mixture – Black-back issue Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith on January 18, 1888 in Kensington, London, England, Great Britain – January … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #24 – French Dirigible “Capazza”

History Behind The Card: French Dirigible ‘Capazza’ Card #24 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Louis Henri Capazza January 17, 1862-December 28 1928, born in Bastia, Corsica, France Call it a flight of fancy. Despite Wills’s tobacco … Continue reading

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French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard” – Wills’s Aviation #22

History Behind The Card: French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard.” Card #21 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Colonel Charles Renard, 1847-1905, France Adolphe Clément-Bayard, 1855-1928, France Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, 1846-1919, France Captain Arthur Constantin … Continue reading

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