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Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
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A few weeks ago, another user mentioned how when he went into his attic, he found a bunch of old avaition related materials, such as Eastern Airlines Clothes. (actually, who was that who posted it?) Then he fell upon friends of his parents who onwed(?) a company that sell avaition equipment. (can u email me?)


I just cleaned out my garage and found this huge Pan Am posters of various cities, shrink-wrapped on a piece of cardboard.

My Aunt, recently retired from AA, was just showing me last night that she has every piece of AA history(employee newslatters, etc) that she has has since she first started.

Go clean out your closet and see what you come up with!

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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

old gulf air napkins from the 1970's in my grandma's closet :-P

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

We have a blanket from the first National Airlines...not sure how we came to acquire it...


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6225 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

- Mexicana, Delta, Eastern, AA (tickets all from the 80's)
- Eastern timetable from the 70's
- American Way magazine from the 70's
(very cool AA roue maop from that era

A bunch of AAdvantage newsletters from the 80's
A Delta frequent flier newsletter also from the 80's

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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
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I am having such a brainfart!

Which one of you told me about the stuff in your attic???


Also just found a Qantas food plate that I have here as well as an Eastern Airlines spoon.

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User currently offlineHole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Going through my grandfather's things when he died, I found a press kit for Braniff International for when they started the 747 DFW-HNL route. It's very interesting: filled with laminated pictures, maps, etc.

I also found, in the same stash, statistics for the Boeing 727-100 for its profit margins and other economic date for that aircraft for Braniff. It must have been an inside-company report because it is bound with cheap Kinko's quality binding (a thicker, plastic version of spiral bound, I can't think of the name at the moment) instead of book quality,

Very fascinating stuff.

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User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 2218 times:

I just finished clearing out my fathers attic, after he passed away last Dec.
I found boxes, boxes and more boxes of old airline timetables going back to the 50s. All the airline timetables from the european airlines, many from South America and Asia. The ones from the US include, Ozark, Capitol Airlines, etc. etc. etc. Problem now is find space for me to store them in my house.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2444 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Old timetables from the '50s sell for about $15 to $25 each on Ebay. It depends on condition and airline.

I found a Braniff airlines "Fast Buck" which was given to passengers who got the middle seat in coach.
I ran across a Concorde safety card from when my father flew it.
A 1953 TWA wall calendar with Constellation plane on it, and various TWA destinations.

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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Actually, it was out in the garage for me (no attic in those days); Constellation stuff collected from Chicago And Southern Airways, plus Cubana stuff from visiting (pre-Castro) Cuba. Got me on my "everlasting" airliners kick.

Although supplimentally Hobby Forum related, I might mention that Airliners International 2003 is coming up June 10 - 12 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (OH). You can find, buy, sell swap just about anything vintage-to-current airliner related you can imagine. Kind regrads...Jack

all best; jack
User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

being a lot younger than some, i have crates and crates of timetables, magazines, booklets, playing cards and any pamphlet that was offered as i would run around lax/bur/sna/lgb/ont when i was growing up in the 80's. my dad wants me to get rid of it all, but i just sold a deck of america west 757 playing cards that i had gotten on a flight for $100 to an original america west pilot, and one of the first pilots on their 757. the pilot said he was flying the 757 as clay lacy took the picture for the playing cards, it's in the old america west paint job. items like that you never know how much they might be worth to somebody down the road

User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

I found TWA serviettes from the late '70's the other week. They probably blonged to my mum when she moved over here from Hawaii.

User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3030 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2100 times:

Rick Drury's article in the new Airways touches on this very subject!

Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months ago) and read 2097 times:

My mom has a picture in a photo album of when my grandparents flew out of ROC on a 727-100 during a blizzard,this was before we had jetways. I'll try and find it . My grandpa also has a stack of National Geographics from late 60's to early 80's and they have neat ads for Pan Am and Northwest when they first got the 747. I'll try and post some when I get home......

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