When an airline rebrands, merges, changes hardware or even liquidates besides a garbage heap in a dessert, is there a revenue flow they could be missing out on? I see in Lufthansa's shopping magazine they make very cool jewelry from old fan blades and sell seats etc.
I'm sure most cities have places like NYC has Urban Archiology and others that sell pieces of old demolished buildings, gas station signs, old Coka-Cola signs and occasionally airline stuff.
I own a piece of a PanAm 707 Fuselage with blue cheatline and window- one of my most prized possessions that i found on line from an antique whole seller, it was $1500. It would have been $4000 retail! What I wouldn't do for a big VARIG "R" or UNITED tulip cut out logo, especially one of the newer chrome ones. Glass sets with airline logo's etc. Imagine a full set of old Singapore stemware.
You can find some things on eBay, but I could easily see a UA/CO website where all nostalgic stuff from both airlines could be sold and make money some real money. Old models, travel posters etc.
Is there a website someone may know of? (I really want that VARIG "R" !!!)