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Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sun Jan 11, 2004 7:09 am


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
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:42 am

These safety cards:

Palair Macedonia Tu154
Lin Air Yak40
Lithuanian Airlines Tu134
Transaero 737-200 (purple)
Transaero 757-200 (unusual style)
Transaero DC10
Dan Air BAC 111 (1987)
Piedmont 737

Aeroflot captain hat (said to have come from Breznev's personal pilot)

Aeroflot Soviet Airlines (Il62 symbol) moist towlette in perfect condition
I got it on Samara Airlines  Smile

Samara Airlines inflight mag signed by former pres. Viktor Koslov (I met him on a flight when he was drunk)

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:03 pm

In-Flight Magazines:
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

Safety Cards:
Alaska Airlines 737-200Combi without aft airstairs (only 1 aircraft in world)
Alaska Airlines 737-200Combi with aft airstairs (only 10 aircraft in world)

Inagural 'new USAir' (post-Piedmont merger) flight certificate

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:05 am

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.

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:55 am

Feb. 1-28 1959 Pan Am flight folder including system timetable, maps, postcards and currency/timezone calculator. All for 65.00 on ebay.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:38 pm

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  Big grin

P.S. It will soon include:
-an old TWA oven rack
-various catering trays
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:39 am

Concorde Boarding Pass, and coat identification tag
Concorde pre-flight brochure in mint condition
Concorde 1/250 model

not much, but I like them!  Big grin

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:46 am

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.

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:15 am

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Il-18 1:100
Tu-114 1:100
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:10 pm


- 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)


- 1/64th Convair 880 - Delta Crown Scheme
- 1/64th Convair 880 - Delta Widget Scheme
- 1/64th Douglas DC-8 - Braniff Calder

- 1/100th A380 - Virgin
- 1/100th A340-600 - Virgin
- 1/100th 747-100 - Eastern
- 1/100th IL-62 - Aeroflot
- 1/100th VC-10 - British Airways
- 1/100th L1011 - CourtLine
- 1/100th Caravelle - United
- 1/100th Comet - BOAC

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:20 am

Concorde977, can you buy stuff like the rotating beacon from aircraft online??? Or the strobe lights from commercial aircraft or any instruments/controls????
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:35 pm


I didn't get any of this stuff on a website (other that one item from Ebay).

I bought the Convair material from Mike Potter, who maintained the TWA 880 fleet (and some 990's) in Mojave. I was grossly overcharged, but I really enjoy having them.

I got the Tristar light from the actual aircraft, as it was sitting on its belly in Ardmore, Oklahoma. (I have photos. It was painted in LTU colors, but registerd to ATA for parts.)

I got the 747SP beacon from N144UA, also sitting in Ardmore. (I also have photos).

The UAL first class seats were sold on Ebay from a guy in San Diego.

I have quite a few other things, but too many to have listed here.

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:11 am

A matchbook from Air Force One with a 707 on the cover.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:23 am

I mostly have collected timetables in the past:

-OAG-type schedule dated 1927
Shows PanAm flights Key West to Havana and other interesting lines

-PRT (Philadelphia Rapid Transit) Air original issue postcard, 1926 of Ford Trimotor at Washington Hoover Airport

-Luddington Lines schedule dated 1929

-Eastern Air Transport schedule from 1931 just before pullout of Norfolk

-Eastern Air Transport employee newsletter with photo of Curtiss Condor flying over Stone Mountain, Ga. dated 1932

-Headrest cover from Southern Airways Flight 242 that crashed in New Hope, Ga. in 1978

-TWA flight schedule from 1937, still titled Transcontinental and Western Air with reference to The Lindbergh Line and connections in Lakehurst NJ to German zeppelins

-Giant "E" from Eastern gate at Atlanta the night they shut down at ATL in 1991

-TWA original 747 promotional booklet from 1970

-Cool various schedules from: Great Parks Airways, Varney, Boeing Air Transport, Wisconsin Central, Pennsylvania Central, Capital

-Letter of thanks for being a friend of Atlanta Airport by commissioner of aviation George Berry from 1980 and commemorative hardback book given at VIP opening of new midfield autographed by Berry

-First class china plate with gold United "shield" emblem from just after Capital merger

-My aunt's original FA wings with United from 1967

-First year issue frequent flier card from Eastern in early 1980s

some other cool stuff

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:06 am

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
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:05 pm

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
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:24 am

Safety cards:

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)
Delta DC-8
El Al - Air Holland B757
Iscar Bell 427
KLM DC-9 1978 & 1980
LAB Bolivia F27
Lowa BBJ
Sun Dor B738, B753
TAG EMB 110 (Guatemala)
Tarom 707
Uzbekistan IL-114

gotta have some more which i missed...
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:53 pm

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  Smile
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  Smile
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)

Some did send safety cards:

US Airways 757
Spanair 767 (retired) (laminated)
Turkish Airlines 737-8
Turkish Airlines 340
AirTran Airways 717 (got on-board, mentioned my project)
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:18 pm

I also have a MidEx cookie tin. I use it to hold drawing materials.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:52 pm

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.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:11 am

Eastern Air Lines jetway exterior signage from gate 20 at KPHX.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:57 am

My original technical drawing of Concorde's nose section.

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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:46 pm

I have over 3000 Safety Cards, some of my favourites:

Trans-Canada Air Lines Overseas Services DC-4M North Star, and Lancastrian
Canadian Pacific DC-6, C-4 and Britannia
Nordair L-1049
Air Canada Vanguard Cargoliner

and one that I have to figure is pretty rare:

Air Canada Boeing 2707 SST!

(It was in a cabin mock-up at the Canadian National Exhibition shortly after Air Canada announced the order in the late 1960s.)
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:49 pm

I have also gotten a JAL kimono from the 1980s.
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RE: Your Most Prized Collectibles

Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:32 pm

737/700 wingtip w lights
737/300 wingtip / lights
757 wing 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

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