Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7250 times:
From your collections, which collectibles do you consider your favorites, or most valuable?
My include the following:
- United 720 safety card (1967)
- American 707 safety card (1959)
- Concorde safety cards (4)
- Concorde BA flight folder w/ menus etc. ..
- TWA 747 safety card (1970 - first issue)
- 1933 United schedule
- Souvenir flight packets (1950's) with timetables and many brochures - I have 17 of these from American, TWA, Pan Am, United, and Northwest
USAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7148 times:
Piedmont's 'Pace' last issue in mint condition
Horizon Air 20th Anniversary
National Airlines 1st issue
Midway Airlines 1st issue
'US Airways Magazine' last issue
US Airways 'Attache' first issue
Pride Air inagural
Alaska Airlines 737-200Combi without aft airstairs (only 1 aircraft in world)
Alaska Airlines 737-200Combi with aft airstairs (only 10 aircraft in world)
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1470 posts, RR: 19 Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 7118 times:
Autographed photographs of Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and a couple of photos of the Earth from space (including one of India) gifted to my Dad by Edwin Aldrin many many years ago. My 1:50 scale B747/A300/DC10s/B707 and 1:200 B707 N790PA Pan American, are my other priceless possessions.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7080 times:
My collection includes:
-a complete AA FA Manual
-a NWA flight service manual (what level the lighting sould be at, what should be done at x-amount of time)
-various emergency duty/announcment cards including some from VS and Air Atlanta
-a complete demo kit of a seat belt, oxygen mask, and life vest
-a nice little info book by BA about all of their World Tails and artists in excellent condition
-some 800 Safety Cards
P.S. It will soon include:
-an old TWA oven rack
-various catering trays
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7073 times:
Mine would have to be a cover that was flown on Concorde from JFK-LHR on the 24th October. It is a wallet kind of thing with information inside saying where it was flown from, how many were produced etc.
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6878 times:
- Convair 880 throttle console
- Convair 880 rudder pedals
- Convair 880 steering column and wheel
- Boeing 747SP rotating beacon
- L1011 navigation light (from the prototype)
- Two first class seats from a United 747-200
- Braniff Calder Flying Color Series (signed in pencil)
KPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5818 times:
I like all of mine. I can't pick a favorite.
I have tags from
I also have various boarding passes and other stuff like that.
I also have the following models all mostly Gemini and Herpa.
Gemini 1:400 AA 772
Gemini 1:400 UA 772
Gemini 1:400 UA DC-8-71
Herpa 1:500 FL 717
Herpa 1:500 YX 717
Air Force 1 1:300
Air Force 1 1:500
UA 747 1:400
Lufthansa A300 1:500
TWA B757 1:500
Continental DC-10 1:500
Continental DC-9 1:400 (1980's livery)
Air Canada 747 1:500
SAS 727 1:500
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
I would say the most valuable items in my collection are:
- Book from 1934 about the KLM DC-2 in the London-Melbourne race
- Dutch aviation encyclopedia from 1936
- Original Boeing Stratocruiser ad from a newspaper from end 1940s
- Spanish altimeter made in 1966
- Pair of economy class chairs from a Martinair DC-10
EL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 5756 times:
Israel Air Force B707
Israel Air Force CH-53 Yasur
El Al B707
El Al B720 (same card sold on ebay for $120)
Air Contractors A300 cockpit
Concorde: Air France 12/96 & BA Iss 5
Arkia B757 BAY (in service only 4 months)
Bahrain Amir flight B747SP
Belgian Air Force C-130 (2 versions)
CAL B747-200F (Israeli cargo airline)
Cabu Verde B752 (1 plane only)
Cargo Moravia B707
China Airlines B747F (old card)
El Al - Air Holland B757
Iscar Bell 427
KLM DC-9 1978 & 1980
LAB Bolivia F27
Sun Dor B738, B753
TAG EMB 110 (Guatemala)
gotta have some more which i missed...
"In our country, those who do not believe in miracles are irrational" - David Ben Gurion.
StarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4 Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5728 times:
I'm currently doing a project for school where I contact airlines. Its not yet done and many other airlines might contribute to my project, but so far here are my top five only:
1-Air Canada Backpack -- yes, they sent a backpack
2-Star Alliance 10 year anniversary pin -- Thanks AC!
3-US Airways B757 model and safety card -- nice of them to send it as a gift
4- TAP Portugal Desk Mini-Calendar
5- Letter from Air Canada CEO, Montie Brewer
I also have luggage tags from Lufthansa, Air Canada (2), SAS, airBaltic, Air New Zealand, and US Airways (I bought the US one)
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2059 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5549 times:
My most cherished collectibles, all of which (except #7) I obtained from the airlines:
1. My boarding pass from Jet Blue's first flight, autographed by David Neeleman
2. My boarding pass from Jet Blue's 2nd flight, autographed by Chuck Schumer and Rudy Giulani, who were on the flight with me.
3. My boarding pass from Pro Air's first flight, autographed by Pro Air's president
4. An etched cocktail glass, commemorating Pro Air's first flight - given to me as I deplaned.
5. A 1/4 inch thick etched green glass paper weight, made by Boeing to commemorate the first 737-400 delivery to Pro Air. These were passed out by Pro Air flight attendants when passengers boarded Pro Air's 1st flight.
6. Two menus, from my flight on an Air France Concorde
7. Ozark Air Lines' "Industry Service Award 1974", awarded by Air Transport World Magazine. I bought this item on Ebay for $10 a few years ago - if I hadn't bought it, it would have gone into the dumpster.
8. A large plastic bag, with TAP Air Portugal's logo.
The reason I'm so fond of the bag is because of the story behind it. I flew TAP EWR-LIS in Sep 06, on my way to a week long vacation in LIS. TAP still serves free wine in coach, poured from full size bottles. I had two glasses of Portuguese red wine on my flight. When the flight attendant poured my 2nd glass, I told her how much I enjoyed the wine. When I deplaned the next day, she discreetly gave me the bag, with a full unopened bottle of the wine I'd enjoyed so much. Every night when I came back to my hotel in LIS, I'd have a glass of wine while looking out my hotel room windows at Lisbon's Castelo do Sao Jorge. The plastic bag brings back memories of the flight attendant's kindness, and one of my favorite cities.
Soon7x7 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2819 posts, RR: 14 Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5394 times:
737/700 wingtip w lights
737/300 wingtip / lights
757 wing tip...no lights
TWA 747 V/fin leading edge N93108
Aer Lingus crew hatch
KLM 747 crew hatch
TWA limited Wine glass first New York to Paris, April 1970
American flag from TWA N93108 Vertical fin, 7 feet long
"St Kieren" name from Aer Ligus EI-BED
Some of the Clover panels from EI-bed vertical fin
Hell hole hatches from TWA N93107, N93108