Golden Age of Travel: Timed Online Auction<br> Bidding Ends December 14, 2015

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Monday, April 29, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, April 30, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST

sale times

Thursday, December 03, 12:00 PM EST Starting Time
Monday, December 14, 12:00 PM EST Closing Time

Auction

TIMED ONLINE AUCTION:  Bidding will end December 14th, 2015, starting at 12:00 PM EST


The Golden Age of Aviation (1919-1938) took off in the middle of the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. The twisted steel, screaming engines, and debonair flying aces in early flight appealed to a world progressing at break neck speeds. Cowan's is pleased to present the Golden Age of Travel Timed Online Auction from the estate of a prolific collector including items from the most exciting time in aviation. The auction features rare posters advertising death-defying air shows such as the Inman Brothers Flying Circus and whimsical travel posters; photographs and autographs from some of aviation's finest flyers such as Charles Lindbergh and Roscoe Turner; memorabilia from America's major air races in the from the 1910s to the 1930s; Curtiss-Wright plane manufacturing photos; extensive library of aviation books and magazines; and much more.

Buyer's Premium for this auction is 20[%]

auction notes

Timed Auction:
Items are available for absentee bidding only. You can browse the catalog and place bids at any time.

Proxi-bid:
This platform operates using the "proxibid" method - you may place a high bid and the system will bid on your behalf up to that limit.

1-Minute Closing Rule:
Starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) on the Final Date, all lots will close starting with lot #1. There will be a 1 minute period between each item until all items close.

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Timed Auction
 
Lot #1 - Charles Nungesser and Roscoe Turner Photographs, Plus
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Sold: $84.00
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Lot #2 - Roscoe Turner Silver Gelatin Photograph with Gilmore Lion, Autographed Pamphlet, Plus
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Sold: $216.00
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Lot #3 - Charles Lindbergh, Two Silver Gelatin Photographs
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Sold: $24.00
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Lot #4 - Fine Collection of 100+ Large Format Photographs of Early-to-Mid-20th Century Airplanes, Pilots, Incl. Aerial Shots
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Sold: $600.00
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Lot #5 - Extensive Early Aviation Photography Collection, Featuring 200+ Images, Aerial Views and Snapshots of Airplanes, Pilots, & More, Some Autographed
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Sold: $168.00
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Lot #6 - Airphotos, Jamestown, New York, Over 60 Photographs of Various Airplanes
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Sold: $72.00
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Lot #7 - Pan-American Pilots' Photographs Plus, 1930s
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Sold: $132.00
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Lot #8 - Unused New York World's Fair Stamps and Souvenir Talcum Powder Dresser Box, 1939-1940
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Sold: $30.00
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Lot #9 - National Recovery Administration Memorabilia
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Sold: $270.00
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Lot #10 - Fine Pre-War Lionel Train Set with Some Original Boxes, Lot of 15
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Sold: $330.00
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Lot #11 - German Made Machine Gunner and Marx Tank
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Sold: $84.00
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Lot #12 - Military Tin Toys, Lot of 3
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Sold: $72.00
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Lot #13 - Marx Military Tin Toys, Lot of 3
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Sold: $108.00
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Lot #14 - German Tinplate Armored Cannon Toy by Bing
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Sold: $132.00
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Lot #15 - National Air Transport and Colonial Air Transport Inc. Counter Displays
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Sold: $270.00
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Lot #16 - Early Airline Company Displays, Incl. American Airways, Transamerican Airlines Corp., and National Air Transport
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Sold: $300.00
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Lot #17 - Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company Candid Camera Target Shot Game Board featuring 9 Aviation Photographs
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Sold: $12.00
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Lot #18 - Switzer's Giant Bubble Gum WWII Army Air Corps Insignia, Set of 100 Cards
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Sold: $96.00
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Lot #19 - Group of Early Aviation Ephemera including an Arlene Airess Flying Club Pin
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Sold: $168.00
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Lot #20 - Aviation Art, Including Photographs & Drawings
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Sold: $60.00
Price includes Buyer's Premium
Lot #21 - World War II-Era German Cigarette Card Albums Focusing on Aviation, Plus Early Military Flags
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Sold: $84.00
Price includes Buyer's Premium
Lot #22 - Kinney Tobacco Company, Wills's Cigarettes, and Troy L. Oliver, and Strum-Zigaretten Military Uniform and Merchant Ship Collectible Cards, Plus
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Sold: $132.00
Price includes Buyer's Premium
Lot #23 - Premium Collection of Cigarette Aviation Trading Cards Representing Early 20th Century English and American Cigarette Makers, Plus
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Sold: $144.00
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Lot #27 - Rare group of Early Aviation Artifacts Related to Cincinnati
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Sold: $168.00
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Lot #28 - Early Aviation, Large Group of Real Photo and Lithographed Postcards and Trade Cards, Incl. Views of Pilots, Clippers, Airports, & More
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Sold: $300.00
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Lot #29 - Early Aviation Advertising Brochures for U.S. Flying Schools Incl. Photographs, Correspondence, Courses, Applications, Pilot's Log Book, Plus
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Sold: $270.00
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Lot #30 - WACO Aircraft Company Advertising Sign and Pamphlets Plus, Ca 1924-1940s
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Sold: $660.00
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Lot #31 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation Photographs of Airplane Models and Inspections, Plus, Ca 1929-1940
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Sold: $780.00
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Lot #32 - 1940s "Death Flies the Mail" 4-page Republican Propaganda Pamphlet, a Brochure Printed in the Early 1930s with Letters Written by Aviation Enthusiasts, Plus
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Sold: $48.00
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Lot #33 - Aviation Pamphlets on Airplane Parts, Services, and Clothing
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Sold: $390.00
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Lot #34 - Rare 1920s-1930s National Air Races Memorabilia Collection
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Sold: $420.00
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Lot #35 - Air Show and Air Race Programs, 1922-1939
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Sold: $570.00
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Lot #36 - Rare National Air Races Memorabilia Collection from 1929-1946
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Sold: $1,020.00
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Lot #37 - National Air Races Ticket Order Forms and Bumper Sticker, Plus Aviation School, Parts and Company Pamphlets, Ca 1920s-1930s
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Sold: $570.00
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Lot #38 - Females in Flight and The Cleveland Air Show Collection of Photographs Plus
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Sold: $300.00
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Lot #39 - The Thompson Trophy Race Presentation Folio, 1937
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Sold: $120.00
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Lot #40 - Saturday Evening Post National Air Races Cardboard Display Cover Signed by Seventeen Participants, 1937
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Sold: $192.00
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Lot #41 - National Air Races, Collection of Photos, Signed Covers, and Promotional Materials for Races in Cleveland, Chicago, and Omaha
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Sold: $270.00
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Lot #42 - Thompson Air Race Trophy Commemorative Ashtray, Plus
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Sold: $120.00
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Lot #43 - Miscellaneous Airline and Air Race Memorabilia Incl. Holiday Cards, Ticket Stubs, Plus
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Sold: $180.00
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Lot #44 - Early 20th Century Aviation Programs and Racing Books, Lot of 29
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Sold: $228.00
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Lot #45 - Air Race Souvenirs Plus
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Sold: $192.00
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Lot #47 - Interesting Early 20th Century Aviation Collection with Detailed Model Airplane Plans, Aviation Atlases and Books Related to Early Aviation
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Sold: $60.00
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Lot #48 - Model Airplane News, Model Aircraft Builder,Air Trails, Northwest Flyers, Air Travel News and Southwestern Aviation Aeronautical Magazines, ca., Lot of 52
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Sold: $36.00
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Lot #49 - Cleveland Model & Supply Company Plane Modeling and Hobby Pamphlets, Plus
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Sold: $60.00
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Lot #50 - Howard Hughes H-1 Racer Model Kit and Varied Group of 20th Century Aviation Magazines
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Sold: $0.00
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Lot #51 - A Souvenir Postcard/Print from the 1935 National Model Airplane Championship
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Sold: $96.00
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