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  •  BOOK - FLIEGER AM FEIND - EINUNDSIEBZIG DEUTSCHE LUFTFAHRER ERZÄHLEN BY WERNER VON LANGSDORFF.

     BOOK – FLIEGER AM FEIND – EINUNDSIEBZIG DEUTSCHE LUFTFAHRER ERZÄHLEN BY WERNER VON LANGSDORFF

    SKU: 16-509

    $50.00

    BOOK – FLIEGER AM FEIND – EINUNDSIEBZIG DEUTSCHE LUFTFAHRER ERZÄHLEN BY WERNER VON LANGSDORFF. This is a German language book. It is a hardback first edition that was written in 1940. It has three-hundred-fifty-six pages and tells the stories of WW I’s major German aces. It contains numerous photographs. The book definitely gives the German point of view, especially as it was written during WW II. The book is in very fine condition.

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  • 1:48 SCALE DIECAST MODEL - FRIEDRICH RITTER von ROTH’S ALBATROS D. V. - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1:48 SCALE DIECAST MODEL – FRIEDRICH RITTER von ROTH’S ALBATROS D. V.

    SKU: 14-375

    $75.00

    Friedrich Ritter von Roth (1893-1918) was a leading pilot and PLM-winner during WW I. He had a total of twenty-eight confirmed victories, twenty of which were over observation balloons. Some people might think shooting down balloons was easy work, but it was dangerous. Balloons had many AA batteries nearby to protect them. Roth was known for flying an Albatros D. V. when he was with Jasta 23b. This is a limited edition model, part of “The Aviation Archive” from Corgi. It is Model Number 3,101 of the 3,940 that were produced. It comes in deluxe packaging. It has a display stand if you wish to mount it. The carton’s overall size is 8 ½” x 8 ½” x 3.” The model comes in its original packaging, which we will not unwrap so that it is factory fresh for the new owner.

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  • 1938 GERMAN ENGINEERING POSTCARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1938 GERMAN ENGINEERING POSTCARD

    SKU: 16-410

    $25.00

    This postcard started life as one that would have been used for the Imperial Period’s (Kaiser Zeit) Air Mail. Mention of that fact has been blacked out. Instead, it was mailed as a postcard regarding German technical or engineering prowess. It has been stamped with the date, 12 April 1938. A swastika appears on the stamp. The date stamp is repeated at the top over a postage stamp that depicts von Hindenburg in profile. A message is on the reverse.

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  • A NURSERY OF THE AIR FORCE By W. BRIAN COSTELLO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    A NURSERY OF THE AIR FORCE By W. BRIAN COSTELLO

    SKU: 16-364

    $20.00

    This is a soft cover book that deals with Canadian airmen during WW I, principally from Carleton Place. It is liberally illustrated. It also deals with the Roy Brown/Manfred von Richthofen saga. The book was written in 1979 and has been autographed by the author.

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  • ACES HIGH - THE WAR IN THE AIR OVER THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 - 1918 by ALAN CLARK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ACES HIGH – THE WAR IN THE AIR OVER THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 – 1918 by ALAN CLARK

    SKU: 16-369

    $40.00

    This is a hard cover book complete with a dust jacket. It measures 9″ x 11″ x 1.” The book was published in 1999. It is broken down into four parts covering the air war: 1914-1915, 1916-1916, 1917, and 1918. It tells the story of the men, the machines, and particularly the technical changes/advancements as the war progressed. The photographs and color illustrations are well done, making it useful for any library.

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  • AIR SERVICE MEDICAL MANUAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    AIR SERVICE MEDICAL MANUAL

    SKU: 16-324

    $35.00

    This is an official publication from the U. S. War Department (later, it was considered to be more politically correct to call it the Department of Defense) in 1918. It deals with the U. S. Army Air Service’s medical issues. It is fascinating. It deals with aviator’s problems. It also shows the criteria that was used in 1918 to select potential aviators. The book is illustrated to accompany the text.

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  • AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

    SKU: 16-53

    $10.00

    This is the tour book from the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This museum houses a fine collection of historically significant aircraft from the beginning of aviation early in the 20th Century up until modern days. My personal favorite is the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which marked the first solo flight across the Atlantic. Many fine airplanes are featured in this tour book. You don’t have to be a WW I enthusiast to enjoy it.

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  • ANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WW I by JOHN W.R. TAYLOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WW I by JOHN W.R. TAYLOR

    SKU: 16-331

    $50.00

    This is a large-format book covering WW I’s aircraft and air services. It measures 12 3/4″ x 10.” It is also quite hefty, weighing 4 lbs and 13 ounces. [Extra shipping in the U. S. will be necessary. For this reason, we strongly suggest that ONLY U.S. collectors buy the book due to the high cost of international shipping]. The book contains more than 300 pages and more than 1,000 illustrations. The book is comprehensive. It includes aircraft from the primary combatants of WW I (France, Germany, Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and the U.S.), and many other nations. When I first looked through the book, I was surprised to see sections on Argentina, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Siam, etc! It has tons of information about virtually every airplane that flew during the Great War. The dust cover is in place. This book is ready to reveal a treasure trove of information to you.

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  • BERLINER ILLUSTRIRTE ZEITUNG 5 NOVEMBER 1916 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BERLINER ILLUSTRIRTE ZEITUNG 5 NOVEMBER 1916

    SKU: 16-429

    $50.00

    The Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung was Berlin’s most popular news periodical. It was a large-format publication that measured 11″ x 15.” It was produced on a weekly basis. This is the 5 November 1916 issue. The cover shows a crashed observation plane on the Italian Front, with men peering into the cockpit. Inside, we see many interesting stories and photos of war developments. I particularly like a large photograph, covering two-thirds of an entire page, that features Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen riding his horse. He is accompanied by an aide wearing 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1’s uniform. One of the things that I personally enjoy in these editions is all of the advertising that deals with the many goods and services available at the time. It has ads for patriotic rings, (examples of which we have carried in the past and still have listed), military watches, Daimler Benz cars, and Mercedes airplane engines. This is just great stuff! The periodical will give you a great deal of entertainment and let you know what was happening in Germany more than ninety-six years ago.

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  • BOELCKE - DEUTSCHLAND’S FLIEGERHELD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOELCKE – DEUTSCHLAND’S FLIEGERHELD

    SKU: 16-357

    $125.00

    This is a WW I period book about Germany’s great early ace, Oswald Boelcke. He was the father of early WW I German Aviation. He originated the concept of “hunting squadrons” (jastas) composed of single-seated fighter planes. He also recruited a number of promising pilots to whom he taught his way of fighting, which became known as the “Dicta Boelcke.” His most astute “cub” was a young Prussian cavalry officer named Manfred von Richthofen. After achieving forty confirmed victories, Boelcke was killed in a midair collision with another future PLM-winner, Erwin Boehme. Naturally, this book is in German. It was published during WW I after Boelcke’s death. Its title is Boelcke: Deutschlands Fliegerheld (Germany’s Flying Hero). It is a paperback that measures 7 1/2″ x 5″ x 1/2.” The book begins with quotes from many famous Germans about Boelcke’s loss, including Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kronprinz Wilhelm, and Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. Many photographs of Boelcke and his boyhood home are included. The book shows honest age. It is complete and should be handled with care.

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  • BOOK - A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY

    SKU: 16-492

    $20.00

    BOOK – A HISTORY OF FLIGHT: VOLUME THREE BY COURTLAND CANBY. This is the third volume of this book series. Volume Three starts out with early attempts at aviation, from ancient attempts at winged flight on through the early balloons of 18th Century France. It then goes on to detail the history of modern aviation, but does NOT deal with WW I to any great extent. It focuses instead on civil aviation before and after WW I on up to just before its 1963 copyright date. The book is a first edition that comes complete with its dust jacket. It is in excellent condition.

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  • BOOK - ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN

    SKU: 16-491

    $30.00

    BOOK – ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE AVIATION MEDALS OF HONOR BY BARRETT TILMANN. The Medal of Honor, once known as the Congressional Medal of Honor, is the highest award that the United States can confer on a soldier, sailor (from the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Coast Guard), marine, or airman. Like Great Britain’s Victoria Cross, it is awarded to personnel of ALL ranks, not just officers (as was Prussia’s Pour le Mérite). The Medal of Honor was first awarded during the U.S. Civil War. Since its inception, it has been awarded 3,515 times (621 times posthumously). This book was first published in 2002, and covers aviation Medal of Honor winners from WW I, WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy all have had famous aviation winners. The book features all of them and includes many interesting photos of the pilots and their planes. The more than 290-page book comes with its dust jacket. Its condition is just like new!

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  • BOOK - ERNST UDET: MEIN FLIEGERLEIBEN.

    BOOK – ERNST UDET: MEIN FLIEGERLEIBEN

    SKU: 16-507

    $75.00

    BOOK – ERNST UDET: MEIN FLIEGERLEIBEN. This is Ernst Udet’s German-language autobiography.(-1941). Born in 1896, he became WW I’s lead surviving German Ace, with sixty-two confirmed victories. Only Manfred von Richthofen, who was shot down in April 1918, was more victorious. Udet was one of the young German flyers that the Red Baron selected to join him in JG 1, where he was assigned to Jasta 11. He held squadron command under von Richthofen and Hermann Göring. After the war, Udet flew in a variety of situations as a stunt pilot and in air races. He appeared in major USA air shows and races. [I have seen amazing videos of him picking up a handkerchief from the ground with a wingtip, as well as a video of him landing his plane “dead stick” (motor not running) after performing complicated aerial routines]! Udet’s life was only perfect, however, when he was at the controls of an airplane. Outside of it his life was a mess, filled with women, heavy drinking, and the Luftwaffe’s cutthroat politics. His inability to deal with the pressure of it all led him to commit suicide in 1941. This book was published in 1935, two years after he joined the Nazi Party. 1935 was also the year that the Luftwaffe was founded. The hardback book is one-hundred-eighty-four pages long, with chapters devoted to his WW I and postwar flying/life. One chapter is devoted to Manfred von Richthofen. It is a first-edition that comes complete with its dust-jacket.…

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  • BOOK - R.A.F. BADGES - ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – R.A.F. BADGES – ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY

    SKU: 16-495

    $25.00

    BOOK – R.A.F. BADGES – ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY. John Player & Sons Cigarettes is a famous British tobacco and cigarette manufacturer that was founded in 1820. It merged with the Imperial Tobacco Group in 1901, but continued to produce cigarettes under its original name. Its cigarettes are still produced today by the United Kingdom’s Imperial Brands. This small book was issued under the John Player & Sons name and sold in the U.K. for one penny. It features the R.A.F.’s badges. Like Imperial Germany’s similar cigarette albums, the small (only 5″ x 7 ¼”) book features 51 cigarette cards and descriptions of the R.A.F.’s various squadron badges. Dating from the 1930’s and 1940’s, the badges come from various squadrons within the R.A.F. Each full-color cigarette card measures 1 ½” x 2 ½.” The handbook is informative and interesting, providing a good, basic overview of the period’s many R.A.F. squadron badges. The book is in excellent condition, with all the cards present.

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  • BOOK - RITTER VON SCHLEICH: JAGDFLIEGER IM WELTKRIEG UND IMDRITTEN REICH - by FRIED LANGE

    BOOK – RITTER VON SCHLEICH: JAGDFLIEGER IM WELTKRIEG UND IMDRITTEN REICH – by FRIED LANGE

    SKU: 16-510 XDW

    $995.00

    BOOK – RITTER VON SCHLEICH: JAGDFLIEGER IM WELTKRIEG UND IMDRITTEN REICH – by FRIED LANGE. This is a biography of Eduard Ritter von Schleich, who was one of the better-known Bavarian Aviation Aces, with thirty-five confirmed victories over British and French airplanes. His planes sported Bavaria’s Lion rampant on a blue and white checkerboard background. He eventually became known as the “Black Knight of Germany” when he had his airplanes painted all black to honor the death of a fellow pilot. While not known as well as Manfred von Richthofen and his red airplanes, von Schleich made his mark over the Western Front’s skies. He also later commanded Jagdgruppe Nr 8, JG 4b. Prior to WW II he commanded JG 26, which went on to become the most famous on the second war’s Western Front. He was then reassigned to command a fighter pilot school. During the later part of WW II, he commanded Luftwaffe forces in both Denmark and Norway. After the war, he was held in British custody for war crimes. These charges were never proved and he was never brought to trial. He died in captivity in 1947. This book was published in 1939. It is liberally illustrated with seldom seen photographs. It tells Schleich’s story from WW I until the early days of WW II. The book is also autographed by von Schleich (as Ritter von Schleich) in pencil on the flyleaf. It is a consignment item.

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  • BOOK - THE AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – THE AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE – ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY

    SKU: 16-494

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE – ISSUED BY JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTE COMPANY. John Player & Sons Cigarettes is a famous British tobacco and cigarette manufacturer that was founded in 1820. It merged with the Imperial Tobacco Group in 1901, but continued to produce cigarettes under its original name. Its cigarettes are still produced today by the United Kingdom’s Imperial Brands. This small book was issued under the John Player & Sons name and sold in the U.K. for one penny. It features the R.A.F.’s aircraft from the mid-20th Century. Like Imperial Germany’s similar cigarette albums, the small (only 5″ x 7 ¼”) book features 47 cigarette cards and descriptions of the R.A.F.’s various airplanes. The planes include fighter planes, bombers, transports, seaplanes, and such from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Each full-color cigarette card measures 1 ½” x 2 ½.” It is an informative and interesting handbook that details basic facts about the R.A.F.’s many aircraft from the period. The book is in excellent condition, with all the cards present.

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  • BOOK - THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH, ENGLAND - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH, ENGLAND

    SKU: 16-489

    $100.00

    BOOK – THE BATTLE OF EASTLEIGH, ENGLAND. This is a most interesting look at WW I’s U.S. Naval Air Force. [Very few people even realize that the U.S. Navy fielded aviators during WW I]! The Naval Air Station at Eastleigh was a training and operational bombing base for missions over France. The book studies in detail the officers who were part of the WW I-era naval air force. It was written in 1918, then published immediately after the war in 1919. The 144-page book measures 8 ½” x 10 ½,” and contains many photographs of both the aviators and facilities at Eastleigh. It covers all aspects of the Navy’s efforts, both in the air and with its support services on the ground, and provides a captivating look at WW I’s U.S. naval aviators. Although it lacks a dust jacket, for a nearly one-hundred-year-old book, it is in very good condition. Its exterior reveals some scuffing and wear around its edges, while its interior rates a “very good plus” score. [I have seen much scruffier copies of this book being offered for $150. Our Der Rittmeister Militaria price is much more reasonable]!

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  • BOOK - THE GREAT WAR IN THE AIR: MILITARY AVIATION FROM 1909-1921 BY JOHN H. MORROW, JR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – THE GREAT WAR IN THE AIR: MILITARY AVIATION FROM 1909-1921 BY JOHN H. MORROW, JR

    SKU: 16-490

    $65.00

    BOOK – THE GREAT WAR IN THE AIR: MILITARY AVIATION FROM 1909-1921 BY JOHN H. MORROW, JR. This absorbing book was published in 1993. John Morrow presents a fine historical viewpoint of military aviation from 1909 to 1921. In 1909, six years after the Wright Brothers’ historical flight at Kitty Hawk, European and United States officials began to consider whether or not fixed wing aircraft might be useful during military operations. When WW I arrived, aircraft’s first role was to scout enemy positions. As the war progressed, opposing pilots began to shoot at one another with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Soon, an enterprising French pilot decided to armor his airplane’s propeller and shoot a machine gun through it. [That did NOT work well! The enterprising French airman shot himself down]. The great Tony Fokker further developed the Frenchman’s idea, inventing an interrupter gear that allowed German aircraft to fire only when the propeller was NOT in the line of fire. This fantastic modification soon had airplanes falling from the skies at record levels. More innovations quickly followed. Larger airplanes became bombers, dropping increasingly massive bomb loads on assorted targets. At the same time, the German Army and Navy were sending zeppelins on bombing missions over England and the Continent. And all the while, everyone’s planes kept getting faster and more deadly. The book gives a fine overview of the operations and advancing of military planes during WW I. While it includes some photographs, the author focuses one’s attention on the…

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  • BOOK - THE MAD MAJOR - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR CHRISTOPHER DRAPER D.S.C

    BOOK – THE MAD MAJOR – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR CHRISTOPHER DRAPER D.S.C

    SKU: 16-508

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE MAD MAJOR – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR CHRISTOPHER DRAPER D.S.C. Christopher Draper was a colorful man who served in Great Britain’s Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) AND its Royal Air Force (RAF). The RNAS was absorbed into the RAF in 1918, so he then held the British Army’s rank of Major rather than his naval rank. He was less than happy about the situation and continued to wear his naval uniform rather than that of the Army! He was an ace who once wounded Werner Voß. He received his nickname for his habit of flying under bridges at all times. He had an interesting career that included acting as a double agent for England and rejoining the Royal Navy during WW II. This book was published in 1962 and was a first edition in the U.S., after having been published in England. It is a hardback edition complete with its dust jacket. The book has two-hundred-thirty-one pages and is liberally illustrated. It deals with his life between and during the two world wars.

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  • BOOK - THE RED BATTLE FLYER - BY CAPTAIN MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    BOOK – THE RED BATTLE FLYER – BY CAPTAIN MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 16-511 XMD

    $75.00

    BOOK – THE RED BATTLE FLYER – BY CAPTAIN MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN. This is the autobiography of Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron.” It was first published in Germany during 1917. While I am not certain of the exact date when it was written, I believe it took place during his recovery after being shot down in July of that year. This is a first English-language edition, which was published in New York in July 1918, after von Richthofen’s death. It is illustrated on a limited basis. The book does not have a dust jacket and shows some damage on the outside binding. The volume remains sound structurally and can be read with no difficulty. It is a consignment item.

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  • BRIEFER SEINES DEUTSCHEMARK KAMPFFLIEGER AN EON JUNGLES MACHE - ERWIN BOHME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BRIEFER SEINES DEUTSCHEMARK KAMPFFLIEGER AN EON JUNGLES MACHE – ERWIN BOHME

    SKU: 16-279

    $10.00

    This is a small volume of letters written by PLM-winner Erwin Böhme to a young girl. Böhme was an early member of Jasta 2, which was first commanded by Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke. The future German ace-of-aces, Manfred von Richthofen, was also a member of this squadron. Böhme was the pilot with whom Boelcke collided in late October 1916. Boelcke then fell to his death. Böhme later commanded Jasta Boelcke (as Jasta 2 was renamed). He himself fell in November 1917. This German-language book was published in 1930, some thirteen years after Böhme’s death. It is very touching and worth working through. The binding is split, so care must be exercised when handling the book.

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  • CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR by S. F. WISE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR by S. F. WISE

    SKU: 16-300

    $40.00

    The book deals with Canadian aviators of WW I. It is a large volume, with 700+ pages. It is liberally illustrated. It has a dust cover.

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  • CASUALTIES OF THE GERMAN AIR SERVICE 1914-1920: AS COMPLETE A LIST POSSIBLE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY by NORMAN FRANKS, FRANK BAILEY, AND RICK DUIVEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CASUALTIES OF THE GERMAN AIR SERVICE 1914-1920: AS COMPLETE A LIST POSSIBLE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY by NORMAN FRANKS, FRANK BAILEY, AND RICK DUIVEN

    SKU: 14-377

    $50.00

    This book is written by the same authors who have written books like The Jasta Pilots, Above the Lines, Over the Front, and Above the Trenches. It was published in 1999 and is a hardcover book. It is an important research volume. It contains no photos but does have an extensive list of the Imperial German Air Service’s casualties. Germany sustained more than 16,000 casualties among its air crews. The book also has a list of zeppelin casualties.

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  • COMPLETE BOOK OF WORLD WAR II COMBAT AIRCRAFT by ENZO ANGELUCCI AND PAOLO MATRICARDI - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COMPLETE BOOK OF WORLD WAR II COMBAT AIRCRAFT by ENZO ANGELUCCI AND PAOLO MATRICARDI

    SKU: 16-332

    $65.00

    This is a large-format book covering all types of aircraft that flew during WW II. It measures 14 3/4″ x 10 3/4.” It is also quite hefty, weighing 7 lbs and 2 ounces. [Extra shipping in the U. S. will be necessary. For this reason, we strongly suggest that ONLY U.S. collectors buy the book due to the high cost of international shipping]. The book boasts 500 color illustrations, HUNDREDS of black and white period photographs, and spans 400+ pages. It shows all of the aircraft used (all types of aircraft, not just single-seater airplanes) by the Allies and the Axis Powers. You will get hours of reading pleasure from this book.

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  • DIE WOCHENSCHAU 27 JULY 1918 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DIE WOCHENSCHAU 27 JULY 1918

    SKU: 16-426

    $50.00

    This is a German periodical displaying the photograph of an observer seated in an airplane’s rear compartment. He is assisting two ground crewmen as they work with pigeons who are going to be launched from an airplane, perhaps? (I do not quite get it, since they used radio transmissions between the airplane and the ground when it came to artillery spotting). The opening article is about the tradition of aviators (observers AND pilots) in the war. It also has a photo of pilots from Jagdgruppe Nr 8, which was commanded by Hauptmann Eduard Ritter von Schleich. Schleich is the first of the pilots, with his PLM visible at his neck (his award came in December 1917). A bulldog is seated in front of him. As we browse through the periodical, we see some interesting stories and even more-interesting photographs. One photo features the complete gun crew of a German 28.5CM Railway Gun. About two dozen men are sitting on the gun barrel. The crew that served the massive cannon numbered at least fifty! A two page photograph shows the battleship U.S.S. Texas being towed down the Hudson River in New York. The 1917 skyline of New York is much smaller at this point, with no Empire State or Chrysler buildings (completed in 1931 and 1930, respectively). We can see that the tallest is the Woolworth Building, which was completed in 1913. It still stands today. Toward the publication’s end is a lot of advertising showing the variety of items available…

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  • DIE WOCHENSCHAU 29 DECEMBER 1917 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DIE WOCHENSCHAU 29 DECEMBER 1917

    SKU: 16-428

    $50.00

    This is a German periodical that features a photograph of an observer seated in an airplane’s rear compartment. He is working with two ground crewmen passing packages up to him so he can store them on the floor in front of his feet. It has many articles and photographs that outline war action, as well as the course of the war at home. One page in particular outlines the most recent PLM (Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite) winners from earlier in the month. A total of eight men were so honored, including Fliegeroberleutnant Schleich. A lot of advertising at the publication’s end shows the variety of items available in 1918 Germany.

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  • DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES 1924-1927 by JOSEPH M. MASSARO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES 1924-1927 by JOSEPH M. MASSARO

    SKU: 16-315

    $40.00

    This book deals with the various units within the U. S. Army Air Force during the 1924-1927 period. It also shows their assorted unit insignias.

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  • ENLISTED MAN’S SOLDBUCH - FLIEGER-ERSATZ-BATAILLON Nr 1, Nr 4, & Nr 10 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ENLISTED MAN’S SOLDBUCH – FLIEGER-ERSATZ-BATAILLON Nr 1, Nr 4, & Nr 10

    SKU: 16-337

    $195.00

    This is an enlisted man’s soldbuch (pay book) from Flieger-Ersatz-Bataillon Nr 1, Nr 4, and Nr 10. Several of the book’s pages are loose. Some blurring occurs in places where water affected small portions of the information and entries. Still, it is a very fetching item from a soldier attached to an aviation unit.

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  • ENVELOPE WITH UNIT STAMPS FOR FELD-FLIEGER-ABTEILUNG Nr 20 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ENVELOPE WITH UNIT STAMPS FOR FELD-FLIEGER-ABTEILUNG Nr 20

    SKU: 16-264

    $45.00

    This is a white envelope that measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4.” It has unit stamps in two places for Feld-Flieger-Abteilung Nr 20. One stamp appears in the obverse’s lower left corner. The second is over the tip’s flap on the reverse.

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  • FLIEGER DES WELTKRIEGES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FLIEGER DES WELTKRIEGES

    SKU: 16-59

    $95.00

    This was a six-volume series about the principal pilots, observers, etc. (PLM-winners) of WW I. Published in 1941, these are quite difficult to find. I have found one or two of them before, but never three of the six volumes. They are quite interesting and would be a welcome addition to a WW I aviation collection. Only ONE volume is left! * Volume 3. Has a drawing of Heinrich Bongartz on the cover. Inside we find descriptions and drawings of Ernst Brandenburg, Julius Buckler, Hans-Joachim Buddecke, Franz Büchner, Walter von Bülow, Friedrich Christiansen, Carl Degelow, Albert Dossenbach, Eduard Ritter von Dostler, Hermann Fricke, Heinrich Gontermann, Robert Ritter von Griem, Wilhelm Griebsch, and Jürgen von Grone.

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  • FLIEGER ERSATZ ABTEILUNG Nr 7 MILITÄRPAß - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FLIEGER ERSATZ ABTEILUNG Nr 7 MILITÄRPAß

    SKU: 16-427

    $125.00

    This is an interesting for a young soldier from Flieger Ersatz Abteilung Nr 7. He was attached to Kompagnie Nr 3, located in Braunschweig. He entered the military in 1917. His was a training reserve unit that assembled men for the re-assignment to other locations at the front. We see that he served in numerous Prussian units, as well as a Saxon aviation unit.

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  • FLOWN PRE WW I AIRMAIL POSTCARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FLOWN PRE WW I AIRMAIL POSTCARD

    SKU: 16-411

    $95.00

    This is a postcard that was flown by airmail prior to WW I. The postcard was specially printed and offered to collectors who wanted to obtain a postcard that had actually flown on an airplane. It was an early offering, as it was flown barely nine years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight. The specially-printed postcard proudly proclaims that it was flown by airplane from Frankfurt am Rheine. It was double cancelled on 22 June 1912. A special 20-pfennig postage stamp was used. On the obverse, where an address was inserted, is a stamp for “Schufein & Co. Berlin.” The postcard was addressed, but no message was written on it.

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  • FLYBOYS: A STORY OF COURAGE BY JAMES BRADLEY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FLYBOYS: A STORY OF COURAGE BY JAMES BRADLEY

    SKU: 16-441

    $20.00

    This is a hardcover, English-language book that was published in 2003. The book, which has nearly four hundred pages, deals with aspects of the Pacific Air War. Most of the pilots and men who are written about here were not well-known, beyond having endured the war’s terrible strain and having performed heroically. (They would never admit to the latter). The one exception was the young pilot of an Avenger Torpedo Bomber who crashed in the Pacific and was rescued by a submarine crew. The young George H. W. Bush went on later to become an United States President. The book contains numerous photos of many participants from both sides. Some are from back in the day, and others from well after WW II when, as old men, they met and became friends. [Here is an interesting note about the author, James Bradley. Before writing this book, he wrote Flags of our Fathers, the story of the U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsman who raised the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima. The latter book became the basis of a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. At the same time, Eastwood also directed Letters From Iwo Jima, which recounted the battle from the Japanese perspective. I personally found it to be a very enlightening tale about the Japanese soldier. As a child of the 50’s and 60’s, I watched many American-made movies from the 1941-1945 period (and later), which presented the Japanese in a very unflattering manner. Although one can understand and sympathize with…

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  • FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF AND POEM TO OSWALD BOELCKE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF AND POEM TO OSWALD BOELCKE

    SKU: 16-136

    $40.00

    This is a touching memorial poem to the “Father” of German aviation tactics, Oswald Boelcke. Boelcke was an amazing aviator who, at the time of his death in October 1916, had forty confirmed victories to his credit, and more than triple the kills of his closest pursuer. With the victories he had to his credit, and with the better quality planes that were starting to reach service, had he not perished in the collision, HOW many victories could he have claimed? Think of “Bloody April” in 1917, where many of the pilots in Jasta 11 shot down 15 to 25 planes in a single month! This framed presentation is in a modern frame, which measures 14 1/4″ x 11 1/4,” with a light, wooden molding. Framed within is a colorized picture of Boelcke in his helmet, with his goggles on his forehead. Below is a very popular memorial poem. The page, which appears to have been removed from a book (I see what I believe is a page number), measures 11 ½” x 8 ½.”

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  • FRAMED STUDIO PORTRAIT - NCO - AVIATION UNIT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED STUDIO PORTRAIT – NCO – AVIATION UNIT

    SKU: 16-192

    $110.00

    This is a framed studio photograph of a young NCO attached to an aviation unit. He is holding a sword with portopee, and his visor cap. His shoulder straps clearly identify him for being in an aviation unit. The brown wood, period-framed presentation measures 12″ x 9.” A fastener is on the back of the frame, so this is ready to hang and enjoy. The young soldier’s photo measures 6″ x 3,” within the frame. The photographer’s name, address, and even his telephone number are noted on the matting. The photographer was located in Köln (Cologne).

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  • FULL COLOR LIMITED EDITION POSTER: AUSTRIA’S LEADING ACE HAUPTMANN GOODWIN BRUMOWSKI - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FULL COLOR LIMITED EDITION POSTER: AUSTRIA’S LEADING ACE HAUPTMANN GOODWIN BRUMOWSKI

    SKU: 16-443

    $50.00

    The leading ace of Austria-Hungary was Hauptmann Goodwin Brumowski, with thirty-five confirmed victories. Our offering today is a full color poster that measures 23″ x 18″ It describes Brumowski’s career and features a likeness of the last airplane he flew during the war. The depiction’s central theme is a profile view of the Albatros D. III (OEF) that Brumowski flew at the war’s end. The airplane is a vivid red and black, with a macabre white skull. Below the airplane we see a large Austrian Field Pilot badge with information about Brumowski’s career. The limited-edition print is signed and numbered by its artist. It is poster number 551/950. [When I was doing research on this flyer, I read a story that describes his no-nonsense attitude. He was being put forward for the highest military medal that Austria could offer. The usual practice was for nominee-designate to apply to a generaloberst for the medal. He wrote back that he would not do so. He went on to say that if his conduct and performance merited the award, HE felt no need to ask for it. The story’s end is that he NEVER did receive the decoration. He was quite a strong-willed individual, don’t you think?]

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  • GERMAN BOMBERS OF WW I IN ACTION by DON GREER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMAN BOMBERS OF WW I IN ACTION by DON GREER

    SKU: 16-289

    $15.00

    This book deals with the various types of aircraft used by the German Air Service. You will find the book particularly interesting if you have never been exposed to the bomber activities. You’ll find some unusual aircraft and manufacturers. It is a good primer on the topic. Plenty of photographs will help acquaint you with the aircraft, as well as their technical specifications.

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  • GERMAN LANGUAGE MAGAZINE - DER DEUTSCHE SPORTFLIEGER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMAN LANGUAGE MAGAZINE – DER DEUTSCHE SPORTFLIEGER

    SKU: 16-281

    $60.00

    This is a large-format German-language magazine, which measures 12″ x 9.” It is from April 1936, the heyday of pre WW II German aviation. Germany was still operating its two airships, the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg. A portion of this edition devotes itself to information on the LZ 129 Hindenburg. Barely a year would pass until May 1937 when this amazing airship would explode in flames at Lakehurst, NJ. Many photos in the magazine show the Hindenburg under construction. Many photographs and stories about civil aviation in Germany are included, as well as some of the unusual airplanes and gliders that were produced. Photographs of Hermann Göring and Ernst Udet also appear. A large photograph on the back cover shows Göring and other officials of the newly formed Luftwaffe at the grave of Manfred von Richthofen in Berlin. [After WW I his body was removed from its original grave in France and taken to Berlin]. It is a most interesting magazine. It also has a large number of advertisements, some aviation-related, and some not.

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  • GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION by MICHAEL J. H. TAYLOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION by MICHAEL J. H. TAYLOR

    SKU: 16-366

    $15.00

    This is a hard cover book complete with its dust jacket. It was published in 1989 and is long out-of-print. It measures 11″ x 11.” It focuses on American aviation. It tells of the Wright Brothers and other high points in American aviation, including Charles Lindbergh’s solo Atlantic flight.

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  • HANDLEY PAGE BOMBERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR by CHAZ BOWYER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HANDLEY PAGE BOMBERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR by CHAZ BOWYER

    SKU: 16-444

    $50.00

    This book tells the story of the British large bombers that were classed against Germany’s Gotha Bombers. The book contains a lot of technical information about the bombers, along with some interesting period photos. Even the U.S. Air Service used these large bombers.

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  • HELMUTH HIRTH MEINE FLUG=ERLEBNISSE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HELMUTH HIRTH MEINE FLUG=ERLEBNISSE

    SKU: 16-308

    $85.00

    This is a German language book. It was published in 1915, and deals with the early German pilot Helmuth Hirth. Hirth was a well-known prewar aviation figure. He was among the very first of Germany’s pilots during the Great War. The book is in excellent condition. It has many photographs.

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    HISTORY OF AVIATION: 50 OF THE GREATEST AIRCRAFT IN THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT

    SKU: 16-345

    $35.00

    This is an English-produced book from, I would guess, the 1960’s or 1970’s. It chronicles what the author feels are the 50 greatest aircraft in history. It features a write-up about each of the various aircraft, which is then adorned with a small card displaying its picture. The card measures 5″ x 7 1/2,” and is pasted in with the description. Does this sound familiar? Yes, it is very similar to the German cigarette card albums of the 1920’s and 1930’s. I will not attempt to list all the aircraft, but among them are the Fokker D. VII, Montgolfier Balloon (?), ME 262, and Lockheed Tristar. On the back cover it says that the cards were given free with the purchase of Brooke Bond Tea and tea bags.

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  • HURRICANE & MESSERSCHMITT by CHAZ BOYER & ARMAND VAN ISHOVEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HURRICANE & MESSERSCHMITT by CHAZ BOYER & ARMAND VAN ISHOVEN

    SKU: 16-285

    $25.00

    OK, I understand this is not a WW I aviation book. It IS an aviation book and if it has wings on it, it interests me! This book was first published in 1974. The volume was reprinted in 1995 and 1997. It was originally published as TWO books. One dealt with the Hawker Hurricane and the other with the Messerschmitt Bf 109. These two planes were among the most famous aircraft of WW II and were major players in “The Battle of Britain.” It is a large format book, measuring 11 3/4″ x 8 3/4.” The book has 300+ pages and is LIBERALLY illustrated. It is a great history of two of the most important aircraft of WW II.

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  • JACK D. HUNTER - AUDIO CASSETTES - THE BLUE MAX - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – AUDIO CASSETTES – THE BLUE MAX

    SKU: 16-438

    $20.00

    This is a complete set of CASSETTES for the hit aviation novel The Blue Max. A total of seven cassettes are housed in a storage album. The tapes are read by Tom Parker and were produced by Blackthorne Audio Books in 1995. I have owned these since 1998 and have used them twice.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DE ADELAAR VAN HET ESKADER)

    SKU: 16-388

    $95.00 $76.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DE ADELAAR VAN HET ESKADER) This is a Dutch edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with the dust jacket. It was published by Plaza & Janes, S.A. with offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogota, and Barcelona. It is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DEN BLÅ MAX)

    SKU: 16-386

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (DEN BLÅ MAX) This is a Swedish edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with its dust jacket. It was published by Folket I Bilds Forlag of Stockholm, Sweden. This is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LA CADUTA DELLE AQUILE)

    SKU: 16-387

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LA CADUTA DELLE AQUILE) This is an Italian edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a high-quality soft cover version. It was published by Galleria del Corso of Milan, Italy. It is in excellent condition.

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    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LAS AGUILAS AZULES)

    SKU: 16-385

    $95.00 $76.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – BOOK – THE BLUE MAX (LAS AGUILAS AZULES) This is a Spanish edition of the hit WW I novel The Blue Max, which was written by the late Jack D. Hunter. It is a hardback version complete with its dust jacket. It was published by Plaza & Janes, S.A. with offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogota, and Barcelona. This is a first edition that was published in 1966. It is in very good condition.

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING  - FEATURING AMERICAN SE 5 ATTACKING A PAIR OF FOKKER D. VII's - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING AMERICAN SE 5 ATTACKING A PAIR OF FOKKER D. VII’s

    SKU: 16-393 XJB

    $1,995.00 $1,596.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING AMERICAN SE 5 ATTACKING A PAIR OF FOKKER D. VII’s My good friend, the late Jack Hunter, was both an accomplished writer (author of the legendary WW I aviation novel The Blue Max) and painter. The first example of his artwork appeared with the release of The Blue Max’s 1st edition. The publisher would not pay for a color dust jacket, so Jack volunteered to provide the artwork. This way his first published effort had the benefit of a more professional-looking dust jacket. Jack continued to paint for more than forty years. He did so mostly for relaxation and to stimulate his mind in between those times when he was writing books. His painting is prized by collectors and has appeared in several museums. In Jack’s paintings, the airplanes were the “stars.” He worked very hard to capture all of an airplane’s correct details. Before starting on a new painting, he first produced what he termed “work sketches.” Many of these were in color. He endeavored to correctly portray ALL his subject aircraft’s historical details before he began the full painting. Even if he had previously produced paintings of Fokker Triplanes, he still painted a new “work sketch” to ensure its story’s details were absolutely accurate. For Jack, his painting was an extension of his writing: he always was telling a story. He usually included a typed or handwritten description of each painting’s action. These generally were attached to its reverse, to…

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING  - FEATURING ONE ALBATROS D. Va AND ONE SE-5 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING ONE ALBATROS D. Va AND ONE SE-5

    SKU: 16-392

    $1,495.00 $1,196.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING ONE ALBATROS D. Va AND ONE SE-5 The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. His more commonly-seen artwork was larger, measuring 13 ½” x 18 ½.” Occasionally, Jack also produced a smaller size that measured 9 3/8″ x 14 3/8.” Today we are offering one of his paintings in the smaller and more compact size. Its simple, elegant, black, molded frame measures 14 3/8″ x 19 3/8.” The painting’s subject…

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING  - FEATURING TWO JASTA 11 FOKKER Dr. 1's (TRIPLANES) AND ONE BRITISH NIEUPORT 17c - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING TWO JASTA 11 FOKKER Dr. 1’s (TRIPLANES) AND ONE BRITISH NIEUPORT 17c

    SKU: 16-391

    $2,195.00 $1,756.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING TWO JASTA 11 FOKKER Dr. 1’s (TRIPLANES) AND ONE BRITISH NIEUPORT 17c The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. His more commonly-seen artwork was larger, measuring 13 ½” x 18 ½.” Occasionally, Jack also produced a smaller size that measured 9 3/8″ x 14 3/8.” Today we are offering the larger painting, which is displayed within a 18 3/4″ x 23 3/4″ frame. The simple, elegant black molded frame is…

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    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING AMERICAN SALMSON SAL 2-A-2

    SKU: 16-402

    $1,995.00 $1,596.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING AMERICAN SALMSON SAL 2-A-2 The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent, and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. His more commonly-seen artwork was larger, while he occasionally produced a smaller size. Today we are offering the larger painting, which measures 19 ½” x 24 ½” within its frame. The simple, elegant, black, molded frame is accented by an inner, gold trim band, with a single, blue matte providing a subtle contrast. The subject of the painting is…

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING - FEATURING BRITISH BE 2c (IDENTIFIED AS A BE 12) TAKING OFF FROM AIRFIELD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING BRITISH BE 2c (IDENTIFIED AS A BE 12) TAKING OFF FROM AIRFIELD

    SKU: 16-405

    $1,495.00 $1,196.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING BRITISH BE 2c (IDENTIFIED AS A BE 12) TAKING OFF FROM AIRFIELD The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent, and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. Today we are offering one of his paintings in the smaller, more compact size. Its simple, elegant, black, molded frame measures 14 ½” x 19 ½.” The painting’s action depicts a British BE 2c, which Jack misidentifies as a BE 12. I find this interesting, as Jack heavily researched his subjects…

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    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING BRITISH BE-12 PURSUED BY TWO ALBATROS FIGHTER-PLANES

    SKU: 16-398

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    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING BRITISH BE-12 PURSUED BY TWO ALBATROS FIGHTER-PLANES The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. Today we are offering one of his paintings in the smaller, more compact size. Its simple, elegant, black, molded frame measures 14 ½” x 19 ½.”The painting’s subject is a British BE-12. It was a single-seater scout plane that was in use in the summer of 1916. The airplane was no match for the Albatros (most…

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING - FEATURING ENGLISH DH 2 SHOOTING DOWN FOKKER E III (EINDECKER) - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING ENGLISH DH 2 SHOOTING DOWN FOKKER E III (EINDECKER)

    SKU: 16-394

    $1,495.00 $1,196.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING ENGLISH DH 2 SHOOTING DOWN FOKKER E III (EINDECKER) My good friend, the late Jack Hunter, was both an accomplished writer (author of the legendary WW I aviation novel The Blue Max) and painter. The first example of his artwork appeared with the release of The Blue Max’s 1st edition. The publisher would not pay for a color dust jacket, so Jack volunteered to provide the artwork. This way his first published effort had the benefit of a more professional-looking dust jacket. Jack continued to paint for more than forty years. He did so mostly for relaxation and to stimulate his mind in between those times when he was writing books. His painting is prized by collectors and has appeared in several museums. In Jack’s paintings, the airplanes were the “stars.” He worked very hard to capture all of an airplane’s correct details. Before starting on a new painting, he first produced what he termed “work sketches.” Many of these were in color. He endeavored to correctly portray ALL his subject aircraft’s historical details before he began the full painting. Even if he had previously produced paintings of Fokker Triplanes in the past, he still painted a new “work sketch” to ensure its story’s details were absolutely accurate. For Jack, his painting was an extension of his writing: he always was telling a story. He usually included a typed or handwritten description of each painting’s action. These generally were attached to its…

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    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING FOKKER D. VII. SHOOTING DOWN BRITISH S. E. 5.

    SKU: 16-400

    $2,095.00 $1,676.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING FOKKER D. VII. SHOOTING DOWN BRITISH S. E. 5. The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent, and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. His more commonly-seen artwork was larger, while he occasionally produced a smaller size. Today we are offering the larger painting, which measures 19 ½” x 24 ½” within its frame. The simple, elegant, black, molded frame is accented by an inner, gold trim band, with a single, off-white matte providing a subtle contrast. The…

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    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING GOTHA G. V. BOMBER ATTACKED BY SE-5A

    SKU: 16-407

    $1,995.00 $1,596.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING GOTHA G. V. BOMBER ATTACKED BY SE-5A The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent, and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. Today we are offering one of his paintings in the smaller, more compact size. Its simple, elegant, black, molded frame measures 19 ½” x 24 ½.” It sports a single-matte. The painting’s subject is a German Gotha G. V. Bomber flying over Southeast England. It has become separated from the rest of its squadron, and is…

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  • Sale! JACK D. HUNTER - ORIGINAL PAINTING - FEATURING U. S. SALMSON TWO-SEATER FENDING-OFF PFALZ D-XII’S ATTACK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING U. S. SALMSON TWO-SEATER FENDING-OFF PFALZ D-XII’S ATTACK

    SKU: 16-397

    $1,495.00 $1,196.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – FEATURING U. S. SALMSON TWO-SEATER FENDING-OFF PFALZ D-XII’S ATTACK The late Jack D. Hunter was an amazing talent and a good friend. One of my favorite “Jack” stories occurred when his first book (The Blue Max) was being prepared for publication. As was standard for first-time authors, Jack was informed that his dust jacket would be rendered in black and white (artwork AND color were too expensive for a writer without a proven sales record). Jack, however, told the publisher that HE would provide the artwork if the dust jacket was published in color. The publisher printed 5,000 (a first-time author’s standard run) hardback copies, in color, as The Blue Max’s first edition. It became a top-seller as soon as it was published, then quickly was snapped up and turned into a major motion picture starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. Jack went on to write seventeen books before his 2009 death. In addition, he became a talented aviation artist whose work resides in museums’ and enthusiasts’ art collections all over the world. Throughout his years as an artist, Jack produced paintings in two basic sizes. Today we are offering one of his paintings in the smaller, more compact size. Its simple, elegant, black, molded frame measures 14 ½” x 19 ½.”The painting’s subject is a duel between an American Salmson Observation Airplane and a Pfalz D. XII. In the action is the Salmson, decked out in camouflage and sporting the…

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  • JANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I

    SKU: 16-370

    $50.00

    It is a large-format hard cover book with a dust jacket. It measures 10″ x 12 ½” x 1 ½” and weighs a VERY hefty 4 lbs. 12 ½ ounces. It chronicles the aircraft of WW I from every nation, not just the ones most commonly reported. Aircraft are described by type, in detail. It is a must-have book for any collection. [Due to its weight, shipping may be extra].

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  • KNIGHTS OF THE AIR by EZRA BOWEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KNIGHTS OF THE AIR by EZRA BOWEN

    SKU: 16-282

    $25.00

    This is a large-format book that measures 11 1/4″ x 9 1/4.” It is a Time Life Book, published in 1980. Its nearly two hundred pages tell the story of flight during WW I. It is liberally illustrated in both black and white, and color. A lot of information about the airmen and the airplanes of both Germany and the allied powers is included. It is a good basic book that serves as an excellent introduction into WW I aviation.

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  • LAS AGUILAS AZULES (THE BLUE MAX) by JACK D. HUNTER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LAS AGUILAS AZULES (THE BLUE MAX) by JACK D. HUNTER

    SKU: 16-417

    $95.00

    This is the Spanish edition of The Blue Max. The hit book, published in 1964, was made into a 20th Century Fox blockbuster starring George Peppard, James Mason, and Ursula Andress. It clearly is the best novel about German WW I aviation written-to-date. It paves the way for all others, as we watch Bruno Stachel attempt to rise from his humble origins by winning the Orden Pour le Mérite. Stachel is utterly ruthless as he claws his way to his goal, regardless of the cost to others. After the publication of Mr. Hunter’s books in the U.S. and Great Britain, he was published all over the world. This Spanish first-edition was published in 1966. It is complete with a dust jacket and is in very good condition, overall.

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  • LFG ROLAND C. II by P.M. GROSZ - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LFG ROLAND C. II by P.M. GROSZ

    SKU: 16-291

    $15.00

    This is soft cover publication, Nr 49 in the Windsock Datafile. The Roland C. II was also known as the Walfisch (Whale). It was one of the more unusual two-seat observation planes of WW I. The small soft cover book is liberally illustrated in a story about the aircraft and its contribution to WW I aviation.

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  • LIMITED EDITION PRINT "MOONLIGHT RENEGADE" by STAN STOKES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LIMITED EDITION PRINT “MOONLIGHT RENEGADE” by STAN STOKES

    SKU: 16-448

    $75.00

    Stan Stokes is one of today’s premier WW I aviation artists. We are offering a signed and numbered print of his “Moonlight Renegade.” The limited edition print is number 2041/4750, and measures 11 ½” x 16.” The print’s subject is Zeppelin L-48’s raid over England on 16 June 1917. The L-48 was a part of a larger zeppelin raiding party that evening. British pilot Captain Robert Saundby led a more than three hour chase of the zeppelin until the L-48 was shot down in flames. Amazingly, two L-48 crew members survived the attack, the only zeppelin crew members to ever survive being shot down. The moment of the explosion is caught in this print. Included with it is a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) that describes the evening’s action.

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  • LIMITED EDITION PRINT "THE RINGMASTER" by STAN STOKES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LIMITED EDITION PRINT “THE RINGMASTER” by STAN STOKES

    SKU: 16-447

    $75.00

    Stan Stokes is one of today’s premier WW I aviation artists. We are offering a signed and numbered print of his “The Ringmaster.” The limited edition print is number 2389/4750, and measures 11 ½” x 16.” The print’s subject is Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) and his feared Fokker Dr 1 triplane. He has pulled behind two British Sopwith Camels that are pursuing another Dr 1. Included with the print is a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) that features a brief biography of von Richthofen. It is a handsome, colorful rendition of the “Red Baron.”

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  • MAGAZINE - OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 - LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS

    SKU: 16-499

    $10.00

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. The League of World War 1 Aviation Historians is the premiere group that researches and shares information about the Great War’s aviation. [I have been a member of this fine organization on and off over the years]. Its members range from serious researchers and authors to the average individual who is curious about aviation as it unfolded during WW I. The League publishes a high-quality, very professional magazine for the enjoyment of its members on a quarterly basis. Various members research and present articles and photographs about different WW I aviators, aircraft, and related topics from both the Allies’ and the Central Powers’ perspectives. Today we are offering the 1998 Spring Quarter issue. It contains several interesting articles, including one about aviation in Palestine, another focusing on Italian aviation, and one regarding a Russian naval aviator. The issue is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in WW I aviation, I urge you to join the League. They do good work preserving the memory of WW I aviators and their aircraft.

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  • MAGAZINE - OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2 - LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS

    SKU: 16-498

    $10.00

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. The League of World War 1 Aviation Historians is the premiere group that researches and shares information about the Great War’s aviation. [I have been a member of this fine organization on and off over the years]. Its members range from serious researchers and authors to the average individual who is curious about aviation as it unfolded during WW I. The League publishes a high-quality, very professional magazine for the enjoyment of its members on a quarterly basis. Various members research and present articles and photographs about different WW I aviators, aircraft, and related topics from both the Allies’ and the Central Powers’ perspectives. Today we are offering the 1998 Summer Quarter issue. It contains several interesting articles about German and American aviators, the latter including training in Texas and flying on the Texas Gulf Coast. The issue is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in WW I aviation, I urge you to join the League. They do good work preserving the memory of WW I aviators and their aircraft.

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  • MAGAZINE - OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4 - LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS.

    SKU: 16-496

    $10.00

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. The League of World War 1 Aviation Historians is the premiere group that researches and shares information about the Great War’s aviation. [I have been a member of this fine organization on and off over the years]. Its members range from serious researchers and authors to the average individual who is curious about aviation as it unfolded during WW I. The League publishes a high-quality, very professional magazine for the enjoyment of its members on a quarterly basis. Various members research and present articles and photographs about different WW I aviators, aircraft, and related topics from both the Allies’ and the Central Powers’ perspectives. Today we are offering the 1998 Winter Quarter issue. It contains several interesting articles, including one about the American Ace/Balloon Buster/Medal of Honor winner Frank Luke. It is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in WW I aviation, I urge you to join the League. They do good work preserving the memory of WW I aviators and their aircraft.

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  • MAGAZINE - OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2 - LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS

    SKU: 16-497

    $10.00

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. The League of World War 1 Aviation Historians is the premiere group that researches and shares information about the Great War’s aviation. [I have been a member of this fine organization on and off over the years]. Its members range from serious researchers and authors to the average individual who is curious about aviation as it unfolded during WW I. The League publishes a high-quality, very professional magazine for the enjoyment of its members on a quarterly basis. Various members research and present articles and photographs about different WW I aviators, aircraft, and related topics from both the Allies’ and the Central Powers’ perspectives. Today we are offering the 2000 Summer Quarter issue. It contains several interesting articles about the Bavarian Fliegertruppen and its pilots. It is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in WW I aviation, I urge you to join the League. They do good work preserving the memory of WW I aviators and their aircraft.

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  • MAGAZINE - OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 - LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS

    SKU: 16-500

    $10.00

    MAGAZINE – OVER THE FRONT: VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 – LEAGUE OF WORLD WAR 1 AVIATION HISTORIANS. The League of World War 1 Aviation Historians is the premiere group which researches and shares information of aviation during the Great War. I have been a member of this fine organization on and off over the years. The members range from serious researchers and authors to the average individual who is interested in the aviation as it unfolded during WW I. The League publishes on a Quarterly basis a high quality and very professional magazine for the enjoyment of their members. Various members research and offer articles and photographs on different aviators, topics, and aircraft of WW I on both the Allied and Central power side. Today we are offering the 1991 Winter Quarter issue. It contains several interesting articles about the 91st Aero Squadron, translations of some of Erwin Böhme’s letters about flying over Flanders, and another about a Texas aerial gunner school for bombardiers. The issue is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in WW I aviation, I urge you to join the League. They do good work preserving the memory of WW I aviators and their aircraft.

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  • MARINE CORPS AVIATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1912-1940 by LT. COL. EDWARD C. JOHNSON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MARINE CORPS AVIATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1912-1940 by LT. COL. EDWARD C. JOHNSON

    SKU: 16-292

    $15.00

    This is a soft cover book that deals with the early years of USMC aviation. It is a subject that I have not seen covered before. I find it most interesting. It has many unique photographs.

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  • MEDAL OF HONOR AVIATORS OF WORLD WAR ONE VOLUME 1 by ALAN E. DURKOTA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MEDAL OF HONOR AVIATORS OF WORLD WAR ONE VOLUME 1 by ALAN E. DURKOTA

    SKU: 14-383

    $40.00

    This is a soft cover book that was written in 1998. The Medal of Honor or Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest decoration given by the U.S. to its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Like the Victoria Cross, and unlike the Pour le Mérite, it was awarded regardless of rank. It could be awarded to privates and generals alike. It was awarded for a specific act of bravery. It was established in 1861 and was awarded during the War Between the States (Civil War), and is still awarded to this day. The book concentrates on the aviators of WW I. It concentrates on eight men who received it during the brief time that the U.S. participated in WW I. Perhaps the best-known of the awardees are Frank Luke and Eddie Rickenbacker. The book is liberally illustrated with many fine photographs.

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  • METAL FOKKER Dr 1. TRIPLANE WALL PLAQUE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    METAL FOKKER Dr 1. TRIPLANE WALL PLAQUE

    SKU: 16-403

    $75.00

    This is a highly detailed metal wall plaque of the Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane. This plaque measures 11″ x 8 1/4.” The fuselage is yellow, the tail and wheels are red, while the engine cover and struts are black. I believe the plane is made of stamped steel. A hanger is available on the reverse. The reverse displays a stamp stating that it was made in the USA (refreshing)! The date, “1975,” is also stamped on the reverse, which may indicate its year of manufacture.

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  • MILITÄRPAß - BAVARIAN SOLDIER/AVIATOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MILITÄRPAß – BAVARIAN SOLDIER/AVIATOR

    SKU: 16-350

    $125.00

    This is a militärpaß for a Bavarian named Wilhelm Veidt. Veidt was born in 1897. He mustered into the army on 4 April 1916. His first service was in the I. Ersatz-Bataillon of Infanterie-Regiment Nr 19. The unit was based at 1. Rekruten-Depot. He reported to the front as a member of this Bavarian regiment. He was posted to a Bavarian Flieger-Abteilung later in the war. Unit stamps appear from both regiments. The replaced cover of the militärpaß indicates that Veidt served in the army from 4 April 1916 through 17 February 1919. It is an interesting militärpaß for a Bavarian soldier/aviator.

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  • MILITÄRPAß - SAXON S'OLDIER/AVIATOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MILITÄRPAß – SAXON S’OLDIER/AVIATOR

    SKU: 16-351

    $125.00

    This is a militärpaß for a man born in 1889 in Leipzig, Saxony. He entered (or re-entered) the army in 1916. He was assigned to 4. Infanterie-Regiment Nr 103. As we thumb through the militärpaß, we see that he demonstrated his proficiency with the Mauser rifle. We also see his regiment’s unit stamp. After his service in this regiment, he served in a Prussian Flieger-Abteilung. The militärpaß contains many interesting entries. It is housed in a cover. It is a fine militärpaß for a Saxon soldier.

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  • MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS, AND GREENS by JON A. MAGUIRE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS, AND GREENS by JON A. MAGUIRE

    SKU: 16-377

    $50.00

    This book deals with the uniforms, wings, and insignia used by the USAS, USAAC, and USAAF from 1913-1945. The hard back book is quite large and liberally illustrated. It is a must if you are interested in the uniforms and insignias of the U.S. Air Force from 1913-1945.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-518 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-517 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-516 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-515 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-514 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-513 XMD

    $75.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • MOVIE THEATER CARDS - SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN 

    MOVIE THEATER CARDS – SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN 

    SKU: 16-519 XMD

    $375.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARDS – SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN Please call 727.233-6173 or email kgreenfield@derrittmeister.com before ordering the set – so we may ensure all 6 mini posters are still available. These are full-color theater cards from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,” consignment item

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  • NEWS CLIPPING - MAX IMMELMANN’S LAST VICTORY AND DEATH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    NEWS CLIPPING – MAX IMMELMANN’S LAST VICTORY AND DEATH

    SKU: 16-334

    $95.00

    This is a news clipping relating Max Immelmann’s last aerial victory and his death in combat. The clipping is dated June (1916) and measures 5” x 3 1/2.” Immelmann, along with Oswald Boelcke, was one of the first German aviators to receive the Orden Pour le Mérite in January 1916.

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  • NEWSPAPER ANNOUNCEMENT - OSWALD BOELCKE'S 19th AERIAL VICTORY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    NEWSPAPER ANNOUNCEMENT – OSWALD BOELCKE’S 19th AERIAL VICTORY

    SKU: 16-354

    $125.00

    This is a newspaper from June 1916. The headline boldly announces Oswald Boelcke’s 19th victory. Boelcke had been awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in January 1916, along with Max Immelmann. Boelcke’s 19th victory actually took place on 27 June 1916. His victim was a French Nieuport. Number 19 is important, as it was his last in FA 62. [Max Immelmann, who achieved fifteen total victories, had fallen eleven days earlier on 18 June 1916. Boelcke then became the “ace of aces.” His final score of forty victories was not surpassed until 13 April 1917 when Manfred von Richthofen, Boelcke’s pupil, achieved forty-one victories]. All nineteen of Boelcke’s victories up to 27 June 1916 had taken place in FA 62. It is historically important to note that Boelcke’s next victory took place on 2 September 1916, after he had assumed Jasta 2’s command. It was a result of changes he had instituted, using dedicated squadrons of single-seater aircraft, which we call fighter planes today. The front page deals with other war news. The four-page Berlin paper is filled with articles and maps of the action. Page four has some interesting advertisements, including the “Herzog Ernst August Constantin-Cigarette,” and an ad for a 100,000-Mark lottery. It is an interesting piece of history.

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  • ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY - THE RED BARON (DER ROTE KAMPFFLIEGER) by BARON MANFRED von RICHTHOFEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY – THE RED BARON (DER ROTE KAMPFFLIEGER) by BARON MANFRED von RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 16-335

    $850.00

    In 1917 Manfred von Richthofen wrote his autobiography, Der Rote Kampfflieger. In 1969, noted von Richthofen expert Peter Kilduff translated the work into English. Stanley M. Ulanoff was the work’s editor. It included not only the translation, but sections written by (and translated when necessary) his brothers, Lothar and Bolko von Richthofen, Captain Roy Brown, and Hermann Göring. Further, it contained many photographs of von Richthofen and other noted pilots, along with the aircraft they flew. Tables of other interesting information were included in the book. Today we are offering the ORIGINAL artwork used with the book. The front cover features a painting of “The Red Baron” while the rear cover shows von Richthofen’s famed Fokker Dr 1 Triplane in aerial combat with an enemy. These two paintings are mounted on a single board. Von Richthofen’s portrait measures 13 1/2” x 11 1/2.” The painting of the Triplane measures 11 1/4” x 7 1/2.” This is a rare opportunity to obtain original artwork related to Germany’s leading WW I ace, one of the greatest pilots of all time.

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  • ORIGINAL AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS FOLIO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ORIGINAL AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS FOLIO

    SKU: 16-446

    $495.00

    This is a folio of original aviation photographs. Although they are not contained in an album, they are housed in a clear plastic folio. It features openings that render them easy to remove, and view on both the obverse and reverse. The folio contains seventeen large-format photos that measure 5” x 7.” It also has twenty-nine small-format photos that are approximately postcard-sized. Three actual postcards, and a menu round out the selection. The photos feature a number of shots of airplanes on the ground and in the air. One particular photo shot from a plane highlights an observation balloon. Poses of air crews are included, as well as a very haunting photo of a crashed plane with its pilot’s body lying on a wall beside it. A German soldier stands guard over the fallen airman and his airplane. Most of these photos come from Flieger-Abteilung Nr 212. It is a fine collection with plenty of research opportunities for those interested. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find this many aviation-related photos in one place. Collectors in Germany snap them up as quickly as they find them.

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  • ORIGINAL PRE WW I AVIATION LITHOGRAPH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ORIGINAL PRE WW I AVIATION LITHOGRAPH

    SKU: 16-380

    $95.00

    This is an original lithograph that was removed from an aviation book. At the bottom we see that it came from Die Eroberung der Luft. Penciled at the bottom we see the date, 1911. From an Austrian aviation book, it handsomely depicts a prewar aviation scene. The image itself measures 14 1/2″ x 11 1/4.”

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  • PAINTING OF FREIHERR MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PAINTING OF FREIHERR MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 16-126

    $75.00

    This painting was done by an amateur artist who lives in Minnesota. It measures 24″ x 18″ and depicts the Baron in his famous ulanka (tunic). Von Richthofen is superimposed against the sky. He is wearing his Pour le Mérite, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, Prussian Pilot Badge, and the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class looped through a buttonhole of his tunic. This painting is ready to display as it is on its canvas, or you may have it framed as suits your individual taste. Shipping for this item will be $20.00.

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  • BOOK - RITTER VON SCHLEICH: JAGDFLIEGER IM WELTKRIEG UND IMDRITTEN REICH - by FRIED LANGE

    PHOTOGRAPH – AUTOGRAPHED – EDUARD RITTER VON SCHLEICH – ORIGINAL LARGE FORMAT – FROM WORLD WAR II

    SKU: 19-295 XDW

    $595.00

    PHOTOGRAPH – AUTOGRAPHED – EDUARD RITTER VON SCHLEICH – ORIGINAL LARGE FORMAT – FROM WORLD WAR II. This is an original photograph of General der Flieger Eduard Ritter von Schleich (1888-1947). The large photograph.   It shows von Schleich seated at a table or desk. He is wearing a General’s uniform, with the Orden Pour le Mérite that he received during WW I around his neck. He is also wearing a large medal bar that would have included Bavaria’s Military Max Josef Order (whereby he was knighted and given the title “Ritter”). He retained that title for the rest of his life. Von Schleich was one of the better-known Bavarian Aviation Aces, with thirty-five confirmed victories over British and French airplanes. His planes sported Bavaria’s Lion rampant on a blue and white checkerboard background. He eventually became known as the “Black Knight of Germany” when he had his airplanes painted all black to honor the death of a fellow pilot. While not known as well as Manfred von Richthofen and his red airplanes, von Schleich made his mark over the Western Front’s skies. He also later commanded Jagdgruppe Nr 8, JG 4b. Prior to WW II he commanded JG 26, which went on to become the most famous on the second war’s Western Front. He was then reassigned to command a fighter pilot school. During the later part of WW II, he commanded Luftwaffe forces in both Denmark and Norway. After the war, he was held in British custody for war…

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  • PHOTOGRAPH - POSTCARD - MAP GROUP - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PHOTOGRAPH – POSTCARD – MAP GROUP

    SKU: 16-365

    $895.00

    This is a group that consists of original photographs, postcards, and an observation squadron map. The group has seventeen original photographs. They are quite varied and include a pose of the squadron’s ground crew posing in front of what appears to be a Fokker Eindecker, as well as the officers as they party-hearty. Some shots show airplanes flying, while others are individual poses of the squadron’s airmen. Two photographs display captured French and British airplanes. The other three postcards are detailed in the photos that accompany our description. Last, but not least, is a map used by German aviators for flight in Germany. When fully opened, the map measures 17″ x 14 ½.” It is stamped three times on the reverse and once on the obverse for “Fliegerstation Meß, Kartenberwaltung, 2. Komp. Flieger=Batl Nr 4.” The map is in color. It is a 1907 series that was updated in 1914. The map shows Berlin and the areas in the Northeast. The map, like the group’s other items, is in fine condition.

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  • PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RAF VOLUME ONE 1918-1939 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RAF VOLUME ONE 1918-1939

    SKU: 16-311

    $20.00

    This is a hard cover book that deals with the RAF in WW I. It is illustrated and has a dust jacket.

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  • PIONEERS IN THE SKY 1900-1939 by KESAHARU IMAI - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PIONEERS IN THE SKY 1900-1939 by KESAHARU IMAI

    SKU: 16-297

    $35.00

    This is a general photographic history of aviation from 1900-1939. It is a soft cover edition. It has more photographs than text.

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  • PRE WW I AIRMAIL FLOWN POSTCARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRE WW I AIRMAIL FLOWN POSTCARD

    SKU: 16-389

    $95.00

    This is a postcard that was flown by airmail prior to WW I. The postcard was specially printed and offered to collectors who wanted to obtain a postcard that had actually flown on an airplane. It was an early offering, as it was flown barely nine years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight. The specially printed postcard proudly proclaims that it was flown by airplane from Frankfurt am Rhein. It was double cancelled on 22 June 1912. A special 20-pfennig postage stamp was used. The postcard was addressed, but no message was written on it.

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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF AN AIRMAN by LT. COL. L. A. STRANGE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    RECOLLECTIONS OF AN AIRMAN by LT. COL. L. A. STRANGE

    SKU: 16-423

    $40.00

    This is a hardback book that is complete with its dust jacket. It was published in Great Britain in 1989. It was first published in 1933. In it, Lt. Col. Strange recalls his experiences during the Great War. Strange was in aviation training when WW I began. He served all during the war and survived it. He flew and led squadrons and wings in France. He was also involved with training. It shows good examples of his experiences and his involvement. He was not a major figure in the air war, but was definitely present to see a fair amount of action. The book is long out-of-print. You will find it both satisfying and interesting.

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  • SCHWERE BRODEN 1000 WORTE FRONT=DEUTSCH EIN RAUHES, ABER, HERZLICHES WÖRTERBUCH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SCHWERE BRODEN 1000 WORTE FRONT=DEUTSCH EIN RAUHES, ABER, HERZLICHES WÖRTERBUCH

    SKU: 16-309

    $25.00

    This is a German language book published in 1925. It is a soft cover book that deals with German military terms and their explanations.

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  • SOLDBUCH - AVIATION SOLDIER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SOLDBUCH – AVIATION SOLDIER

    SKU: 16-348

    $50.00

    This is a soldbuch for an aviation soldier named Hermann Schwanz (please, no jokes, it IS his name. It means “tail” in German). He was born in 1888. He served in several aviation units and survived the war. It contains unit notations and stamps. At the time his soldbuch was issued, he was assigned to Flieger Ersatz Abteilung Nr 14.

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  • SOLDIER'S WWI AND WWII MILITÄRPAß AND WEHRPAß - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SOLDIER’S WWI AND WWII MILITÄRPAß AND WEHRPAß

    SKU: 12-346

    $250.00

    This is a matched pair of service books for a soldier who served in both WW I and WW II. The man’s last name was Roy. He was born in 1899. He served as a mechanic in several Flieger Abteilungen during the war. He was released from service in 1919. His WW II Wehrpaß has his photo. It shows service both before and during WW II.

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  • THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE - THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE VOLUME II by W. A. B. DOUGLAS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE – THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE VOLUME II by W. A. B. DOUGLAS

    SKU: 16-299

    $40.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a large volume, the second in a series regarding the creation of the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). The book has 700+ pages. It is profusely illustrated. The book is in excellent condition. It has a dust cover.

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  • THE DIARY OF A "PBO" (POOR BLOODY OBSERVER) by FRANK J. SHRIVE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THE DIARY OF A “PBO” (POOR BLOODY OBSERVER) by FRANK J. SHRIVE

    SKU: 16-312

    $30.00

    This book tells the air war from an RFC observer’s perspective, and the RAF during WW I. It is illustrated, with a dust jacket.

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  • THE FLEDGLING: AN AERIAL GUNNER’S EXPERIENCES IN WW I by ARCH WHITEHOUSE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THE FLEDGLING: AN AERIAL GUNNER’S EXPERIENCES IN WW I by ARCH WHITEHOUSE

    SKU: 16-363

    $20.00

    This is a hardcover book written by WW I aviator Arch Whitehouse. The book is illustrated. Written in 1964, it deals with aerial gunners (of which Whitehouse was one). The original dust jacket is present. Overall, the book is in very fine condition.

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  • THE HAWKS THAT GUIDED THE GUNS by LAWRENCE L. SMART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THE HAWKS THAT GUIDED THE GUNS by LAWRENCE L. SMART

    SKU: 16-287

    $25.00

    This is a consignment item. It was written by 1st Lt. Lawrence L. Smart, a pilot in the 135th Aero Squadron. The book deals with America’s involvement in WW I aviation, from the perspective of a young American pilot. It is a soft cover book, illustrated and autographed by the author.

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  • THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN by MAJOR RAYMOND H. FERDETTE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN by MAJOR RAYMOND H. FERDETTE

    SKU: 16-362

    $35.00

    This book deals with the bombing of Great Britain in WW I by German bombers. A great deal has been written about the 1940 Battle of Britain, when Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe battled English fighters. WW I’s version, while not as extensive, remains quite interesting. This book was written in 1966. It is a first-edition with its dust jacket that is in near-mint condition. It is liberally illustrated and a great read.

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  • THREE LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS - CRASHED GERMAN AIRPLANES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THREE LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS – CRASHED GERMAN AIRPLANES

    SKU: 16-383

    $50.00

    This group of three photographs depicts airplanes that have crash landed. The three photographs all measure 5″ x 7.”

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  • THREE LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM OBSERVATION AIRPLANE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THREE LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM OBSERVATION AIRPLANE

    SKU: 16-384

    $50.00

    This is a fine group of four large-format original phonographs. Two show the ground below since they were on patrol when not taking actual observation photographs. The third shows the French Fort Manonvillier. Each photograph measures 7 1/4″ x 4 3/4.” One of the photos has a piece of its corner missing.

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  • UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA OF THE LUFTWAFFE VOLUME ONE: 1933-1940 BY BRIAN L. DAVIS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA OF THE LUFTWAFFE VOLUME ONE: 1933-1940 BY BRIAN L. DAVIS

    SKU: 16-421

    $30.00

    This is a comprehensive book by Brian L. Davis about Germany’s 1933 through 1940 Luftwaffe uniforms and insignia. The book features hundreds of black and white photographs and drawings depicting the uniforms, badges, cuff titles, helmets, etc. that played important parts in the Luftwaffe. Follow their evolution under Hermann Göring’s leadership, from the Reichsluftfahrtministerium’s (Reich’s Air Ministry) creation when Adolf Hitler became Germany’s Chancellor in 1933 to WW II’s 1940 midpoint. The book is in excellent condition, and comes complete with a dust jacket.

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  • UNITED STATES NAVY WINGS OF GOLD - FROM 1917 TO THE PRESENT by Ron L. WILLIS & THOMAS CARMICHAEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    UNITED STATES NAVY WINGS OF GOLD – FROM 1917 TO THE PRESENT by Ron L. WILLIS & THOMAS CARMICHAEL

    SKU: 16-361

    $45.00

    This is a hardback book. It is complete with its dust jacket. It is an English-language book that details U.S. naval aviators’ wings from 1917 until today. The book is comprehensive, including all the various types of badges and a listing of naval aviators.

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  • UNLOCKING THE SKY - GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS AND THE RACE TO INVENT THE AIRPLANE by SETH SHULMAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    UNLOCKING THE SKY – GLENN HAMMOND CURTISS AND THE RACE TO INVENT THE AIRPLANE by SETH SHULMAN

    SKU: 16-379

    $10.00

    This is the biography of Glenn Curtiss. Curtiss and the Wright Brothers were leading aviation pioneers in the USA. In addition to his story (and his difficult relationship with the Wright Brothers), the hardback book has many photos. It has its dust jacket.

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  • WILD BLUE YONDER AN AIR EPIC by DON CLARK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WILD BLUE YONDER AN AIR EPIC by DON CLARK

    SKU: 16-295

    $30.00

    This is a hard bound book from the early 1970’s that is long out-of-print. It deals with aviation in WW I, focusing on pilot training before they reached the front. Many photographs accompany the text.

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  • WINGED WARS VOLUME 1: THE GERMAN AIR WEAPON 1870-1914 by JOHN R. CUNEO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WINGED WARS VOLUME 1: THE GERMAN AIR WEAPON 1870-1914 by JOHN R. CUNEO

    SKU: 16-424

    $50.00

    This is a second-edition of this book’s first volume, and was published in 1942. It is an English-language book and comes complete with a dust jacket. Mr. Cuneo deals with the early days of German aviation from 1870 to 1914. During the U.S. Civil War, observers from many nations came to see what developments the U.S. had employed in the art of warfare. The Germans had numerous observers here. They saw many major developments, which included those listed below. 1) The use of railroads to move troops and supplies rapidly to where they were needed. 2) The use of telegraphs to aid in command and control at the front, and to communicate with commanders about what was happening and what was expected from them, as well as to request men and material for the front. 3) The use of observation balloons at the front. The Prussians learned their lessons well, the first two developments listed above to great effect in routing the French Army during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. Observation balloons were used in the latter war, but were not nearly as important as in WW I. One of the German observers in the U.S. was none other than the young Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917). His view of balloons led to his creation of the first zeppelin in 1900. As the years grew closer to WW I, both balloons and zeppelins took to the skies, as did fixed-wing aircraft. In this book airplanes did not yet take a major…

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  • WINGS OF VALOR - WINGS OF GOLD - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL AVIATION by AMY WATERS YARSINSKE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    WINGS OF VALOR – WINGS OF GOLD – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL AVIATION by AMY WATERS YARSINSKE

    SKU: 16-378

    $60.00

    This book, published in 1998, is quite large (9 3/8″ x 12 5/16″) and tells the story of naval aviation from its earliest days to the jet age. It has a fascinating text and is profusely illustrated.

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  • ZWEI GENERATIONEN LUFTWAFFE 1. WEGBEREITER DER LUFTFAHRT FLIEGER DES WELTKRIEGES by ROLF ROEINICH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ZWEI GENERATIONEN LUFTWAFFE 1. WEGBEREITER DER LUFTFAHRT FLIEGER DES WELTKRIEGES by ROLF ROEINICH

    SKU: 16-316

    $125.00

    This German-language book is part of a multiple volume series. It deals with Germany’s WW I aviators. It was published in 1942. It tells the story of WW I’s PLM-winners and includes their pictures. It was written under Hermann Göring’s auspices in his capacity as the Luftwaffe commander during WW II. Göring was himself a PLM-winner, and JG 1’s (the von Richthofen Geschwader) final commander.

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