mirrodie
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Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:29 am

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?)

anyhow....

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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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:44 am

old gulf air napkins from the 1970's in my grandma's closet :-P
 
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:48 am

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

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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:08 am

- 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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mirrodie
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:16 pm

I am having such a brainfart!

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

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

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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:12 pm

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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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:04 am

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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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:04 am

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
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:21 am

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
 
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:07 pm

Rick Drury's article in the new Airways touches on this very subject!
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RE: Finding Old Aviation In Your Attic?

Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:00 am

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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