Lot 51151 – Ireland » Airmails

1824-1919, Collection of Aviation pioneers and meetings in an album

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1824-1919, Collection of Aviation pioneers and meetings in an album, starting with an 1824 newspaper commenting on the death of Windham Sadler (who was the first person to cross the Irish Sea in a Balloon), several illustrated an comical postcards depicting flying machines, picture postcards depicting balloons, pioneer airplanes & pilots, either of Irish pilots/meetings or items sent to Ireland, incl. 1910 2eme Grande Semaine D’Aviation de Champagne; 1910 International Air Meet at Lanark, Glasgow; 1910 First Aviation Meeting in Ireland at Leopardstown incl. Grand Stand ticket and “The Aero” magazine for the event; First Crossing of the Irish Sea by Robert Loraine incl. 3 autographs,Short Brothers (Belfast aerospace company) handpainted design for their logo, etc., a lovely lot with some beautiful cards (54 cards + ephemera)

Estimate 800 – 1’000 GBP
Auction date Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 17:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for GBP 800