"Transportation, Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Ships, Vehicles of all Sorts"

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  • Original 1965 FLY PAN AM TO HAWAII Vintage Travel POSTER Midcentury WAIKIKI Original 1965 FLY PAN AM TO HAWAII Vintage Travel POSTER Midcentury WAIKIKI

    Original vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO HAWAII Poster. From an original photograph believed to be taken by long time Pan Am staff photographer Chester "Blackie" Kronfeld who died tragically at the age of 49 while on assignment in the horrific American Airlines plane crash that killed 95 people in New York on March 1, 1962.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], November, 1965 (as indicated by the printing code 11/65 in the lower right margin), large format 34.5" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY GOOD Condition: the bottom edge has some wear/creasing and a tiny chip on the lower left corner, and a quarter size touch of light shorelining on the rear of the image that…

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    Original vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO HAWAII Poster. From an original photograph believed to be taken by long time Pan Am staff photographer Chester "Blackie" Kronfeld who died tragically at the age of 49 while on assignment in the horrific American Airlines plane crash that killed 95 people in New York on March 1, 1962.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], November, 1965 (as indicated by the printing code 11/65 in the lower right margin), large format 34.5" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY GOOD Condition: the bottom edge has some wear/creasing and a tiny chip on the lower left corner, and a quarter size touch of light shorelining on the rear of the image that is barely visible in the clouds above the umbrella, overall a bright, clean and uncommon 1965 Pan Am advertising poster. Will be shipped safely rolled in a sturdy tube. A respectable midcentury poster that would look stunning framed.

    In the 1960s Pan Am produced a series of large format promotional travel posters depicting fabulous shots of iconic destinations with bold red and blue text and airplane icon at the bottom stating "Fly Pan Am To . "

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  • METAL-CLAD BLIMP ZMC-2 Album w/ 34 PHOTOS of its PRODUCTION + SAMPLE of its HULL by Detroit Aircraft Corporation METAL-CLAD BLIMP ZMC-2 Album w/ 34 PHOTOS of its PRODUCTION + SAMPLE of its HULL
    Detroit Aircraft Corporation

    METAL-CLAD BLIMP ZMC-2 One of Only 4 Metal Hulled Blimps Ever Built

    One of Only 2 Metal Hulled Blimps Ever Flown

    METALCLAD AIRSHIPS. Presentation book promoting the first Metal-Clad blimp, with photographs showing the development, production and test flight of the ZMC-2 "Metalclad". Includes THIRTY-FOUR (34) ORIGINAL, GLOSSY, LINEN-BACKED 8x10 PHOTOGRAPHS of the ZMC-2 "METALCLAD" BLIMP as it was being developed and tested as a prototype for the U.S. Navy, which was expected to order a fleet of ZMC-2 blimps for military purposes. However, only ONE ZMC-2 metal-clad blimp was ever built. This one.

    Presentation book, flexible leather boards, with title page, information sheet, and 34 linen backed photographs bound in. Each photograph is stamped on the linen backing "KALEC…

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    METAL-CLAD BLIMP ZMC-2 One of Only 4 Metal Hulled Blimps Ever Built

    One of Only 2 Metal Hulled Blimps Ever Flown

    METALCLAD AIRSHIPS. Presentation book promoting the first Metal-Clad blimp, with photographs showing the development, production and test flight of the ZMC-2 "Metalclad". Includes THIRTY-FOUR (34) ORIGINAL, GLOSSY, LINEN-BACKED 8x10 PHOTOGRAPHS of the ZMC-2 "METALCLAD" BLIMP as it was being developed and tested as a prototype for the U.S. Navy, which was expected to order a fleet of ZMC-2 blimps for military purposes. However, only ONE ZMC-2 metal-clad blimp was ever built. This one.

    Presentation book, flexible leather boards, with title page, information sheet, and 34 linen backed photographs bound in. Each photograph is stamped on the linen backing "KALEC INC. / DETROIT". Kalec was an early Detroit photography company.

    An 8x10 inch metal sample of the "Alclad Sheet" used on the hull of the ZMC-2 is laid in loosely at the front (it was bound in at the front but became disbound at some point).

    Published by the Detroit Aircraft Corporation, circa 1929 for the purpose of promoting its metalclad blimps.

    GOOD Condition: A few of the photos and the title page have some soiling, the metal sample of the hull is disbound, as noted above, overall a complete and amazing look at the production stages of a metal clad dirigible.

    About METAL-CLAD AIRSHIPS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Metal-clad airships are airships which have a very thin airtight metal envelope, rather than the usual fabric envelope. Only four ships of this type are known to have been built, and only two actually flew: Schwarz's aluminum ship of 1893 collapsed on inflation; Schwarz's second airship flew at Tempelhof, Berlin in 1897, landed but then collapsed; the ZMC-2 that was ever manufactured flew 752 flights between 1929 and scrapping in 1941; while the Slate City of Glendale, was built in 1929 but never flew.

    From the Presentation Book's Information Sheet:

    ******U.S. NAVY ZMC-2 // The photographs which follow describe the progressive steps in the construction of the world's first METALCLAD AIRSHIP, built at Grosse Ile Airport, Detroit, Michigan, for the U. S. Navy by the Aircraft Development Corporation, division of Detroit Aircraft Corporation. This first successful application of all metal construction to rigid airships is the result of the cooperation of the Federal Government with private initiative.

    The first rivet was driven in the bow section of the hull on March 7, 1928, and the ship was completed and inflated with helium seventeen months later. On August 19, 1929, the ZMC 2 made its first test flight of 49 minutes and 55 seconds.

    Included with these photographs is a sample of the machine riveted ALCLAD sheet with which the hull of the ship is covered. The diffusion of helium through the riveted seams is considerably less than through goldbeater skin. Its resistance to fatigue from vibration has been successfully demonstrated.

    The METALCLAD ZMC-2 is the first all American conceived, American designed and American built rigid airship. As an experimental unit, it has a displacement of only 200,000 cubic feet and is too small for extended military and commercial uses. In its larger sizes [which were in development by the Detroit Aircraft Corporation but later abandoned], it is destined to play an important role in the general advancement and prosperity of our country.

    Compliments of DETROIT AIRCRAFT CORPORATION [no relation to the Detroit Aircraft Company incorporated in 2011].******

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  • San Francisco Bay 1967 OFFICIAL UNREALIZED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ILLUSTRATED REPORT Golden Gate Bridge Bottom Deck UNDERWATER TUBES Plans For New Bridges et al SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING San Francisco Bay 1967 OFFICIAL UNREALIZED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ILLUSTRATED REPORT Golden Gate Bridge Bottom Deck UNDERWATER TUBES Plans For New Bridges et al SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING

    A scarce unrealized illustrated transportation report undertaken to identify alternate means of travel between Marin County and San Francisco. This May 1967 San Francisco Marin Crossing presents serious construction plans for increasing access to Marin county. Plans include: building a second bridge from San Francisco to Marin, building a bridge to Angel Island connecting to Tiburon, building an underwater tube linking San Francisco and Marin, and a number of lower deck options for the Golden Gate Bridge are also investigated. A graphic treasure trove of imagery, construction plans, projects, renderings, maps, and photographs illuminating what today looks like a science fictional landscape. Iconic Plans that might have been, will probably never be realized, but you never know .

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    A scarce unrealized illustrated transportation report undertaken to identify alternate means of travel between Marin County and San Francisco. This May 1967 San Francisco Marin Crossing presents serious construction plans for increasing access to Marin county. Plans include: building a second bridge from San Francisco to Marin, building a bridge to Angel Island connecting to Tiburon, building an underwater tube linking San Francisco and Marin, and a number of lower deck options for the Golden Gate Bridge are also investigated. A graphic treasure trove of imagery, construction plans, projects, renderings, maps, and photographs illuminating what today looks like a science fictional landscape. Iconic Plans that might have been, will probably never be realized, but you never know .

    SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING May 1967

    Published by the State of California Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, Division of Bay Toll Crossings, San Francisco, May 1967. First and only edition. Illustrated stiff card covers, plastic spiral comb binding, 17" x 11", viii, 110 pages, illustrated throughout with maps, renderings, and photographs. GOOD Condition: some of the plastic comb spirals are broken but still holding, relevant business card taped to front cover (Y. Tito Sasaki - Golden Gate Bridge District Transportation Planner), and light wear to the covers, internally, title page with relevant penciled note, light wear from age and use, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, no copies in the OCLC.

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  • 1998 Prospectus BUYOUT of ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD by CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY 1998 Prospectus BUYOUT of ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD by CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

    PROSPECTUS sent to the shareholders of ILLINOIS CENTRAL CORPORATION regarding its merger into CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY.

    Includes all the details one could want, the offer, merger proposal, financials, risks, etc. Lehman Brothers provided the "Fairness Opinion". This merger gave Canadian National Railway an extensive entry into the United States.

    Paper covers, staple bound, 8x11 inches. Approximately 200 pages, including the Prospectus, Copy of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Attachments, and Financials.

    GOOD condition, some creasing to the front and rear wrappers, light creases from handling, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An Important Original Prospectus from a Pivotal Moment in the History of Canadian National Railway as it extended its reach into the United States.

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  • Vintage JAPAN EXPRESS TRAINS Japanese Book in Slipcase FULLY ILLUSTRATED Rails Railways 1982 Vintage JAPAN EXPRESS TRAINS Japanese Book in Slipcase FULLY ILLUSTRATED Rails Railways 1982

    EXPRESS TRAINS. A Japanese Picture Book on LIMITED EXPRESS TRAINS. Full of details on a wide variety of Japanese Express Trains, and a few International trains such as the French TGV and British APT. Includes technological details. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    Published by Gakken, Tokyo, Japan, 1982. First Edition. ISBN: 4050044080.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x10.5 inches, 136 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, bump and wear to the top of the spine, inner pages lightly creased at the top of the spine, crease to the bottom corner area of the last page, otherwise the book is bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD slipcase that has wear to its edges, corners and spine ends, but is bright, and doing its job…

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    EXPRESS TRAINS. A Japanese Picture Book on LIMITED EXPRESS TRAINS. Full of details on a wide variety of Japanese Express Trains, and a few International trains such as the French TGV and British APT. Includes technological details. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    Published by Gakken, Tokyo, Japan, 1982. First Edition. ISBN: 4050044080.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x10.5 inches, 136 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, bump and wear to the top of the spine, inner pages lightly creased at the top of the spine, crease to the bottom corner area of the last page, otherwise the book is bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD slipcase that has wear to its edges, corners and spine ends, but is bright, and doing its job well. A solid, presentable copy.

    From a Japanese review on a Japanese website (roughly translated by Google, edited for clarity):

    ******This is a book that my parents bought me about 30 years ago. As a train lover, I often pulled this book off the bookshelf and looked at the illustrations and photos of the trains. I lost the book more than 20 years ago, but I recently found it again and bought it.

    There are many trains that have been abolished since this book was published in 1982, which makes the illustrations of trains (such as Shinkansen 0 series vehicles), all the more interesting. Not only the trains, but also train names and rail lines themselves have changed or been abolished, for example the Nagano Shinkansen is no longer running, and the steep slope Usui Pass between Karuizawa and Yokogawa in Nagano Prefecture is now pulled by heavy duty electric locomotives. There are also pictures of "Asama" of the L limited express and of the old Shinkansen's general command center.

    There are technical details I still do not understand, such as "In the Moha 781 intermediate electric car, the control of the main motor is constant current control by thyristor continuous phase control." The end of the book is full of such details, including the technology of train power, speed control, brakes, signals, etc. Maybe you will understand them.

    When I turned the pages after a long absence, I felt very nostalgic.******

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  • 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated

    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were…

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    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were hoping that the USAF officers would give them the green light. A true Military Industrial Complex document. VERY GOOD condition, sheets lightly age toned, staple rusted, a few light page creases from handling, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. SCARCE. The only copy I have or have ever seen.

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  • 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN

    A FAMILY PHOTO ARCHIVE of a PILOT from RUSSIA / THE SOVIET UNION. 55 loose photographic items of various sizes, most 2x4 to 4x6 inches, held in a paper portfolio. 10 of the items have handwritten information on the backsides, in Russian. Most are candid photos, some are photos of photos, some are photos of documents. Most appear to have been made in the 1950s to 1960s, a few are earlier. Most of the photos are in reasonably GOOD condition, though some in lesser condition with tears and fading. The paper portfolio that holds the photos is only in FAIR condition, with lots of soiling and creases, but it is still doing its job.

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  • 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED by P. W. Lippert 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED
    P. W. Lippert

    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal…

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    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal fold across the middle with a 2 inch tear starting at the its front edge (the fold is tender and the 2 inch tear will increase in size if the pages are not opened carefully) and a smaller tear and wear at its rear edge; some other wear, chips and closed tears to edges here and there; the printing remains bright, clear and unmarked. Scarce Technical Document from the Early Days of Flight by a Noted Austrian Aviation Engineer. Please Note: This large format booklet will be shipped folded, as is its normal state.

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  • EVERNHAM Racer Innovator Leader **SIGNED & INSCRIBED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #68 of 500** NASCAR MOTORSPORTS by Ray Evernham EVERNHAM Racer Innovator Leader **SIGNED & INSCRIBED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #68 of 500** NASCAR MOTORSPORTS
    Ray Evernham

    EVERNHAM : RACER INNOVATOR LEADER. SPECIAL SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED COLLECTOR'S EDITION IN SLIPCASE. This is Copy Number 68 of only 500 copies. SIGNED and HAND NUMBERED on a Special Tipped In

    Collector's Edition Page (following the front free endpaper). Though not called for, THIS COPY is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by EVERNHAM on the front free endpaper. Published by Tehabi Books, San Diego, 2002. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Included with this Special Collector's Edition is a laid in Certificate of Authenticity sheet, signed by the Publisher, Christopher G. Capen, with the Publisher's blind stamped gold seal attached. Large format book in dustjacket and slipcase, 10.5x11 inches, 156…

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    EVERNHAM : RACER INNOVATOR LEADER. SPECIAL SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED COLLECTOR'S EDITION IN SLIPCASE. This is Copy Number 68 of only 500 copies. SIGNED and HAND NUMBERED on a Special Tipped In

    Collector's Edition Page (following the front free endpaper). Though not called for, THIS COPY is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by EVERNHAM on the front free endpaper. Published by Tehabi Books, San Diego, 2002. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Included with this Special Collector's Edition is a laid in Certificate of Authenticity sheet, signed by the Publisher, Christopher G. Capen, with the Publisher's blind stamped gold seal attached. Large format book in dustjacket and slipcase, 10.5x11 inches, 156 pages. Illustrated throughout. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket; both housed in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a few rubs. Rare Special Collector's Edition copy in Slipcase, numbered 68 of only 500, Signed Twice, and with a Letter of Authenticity signed by the Publisher. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings by Karl August KROTH 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings
    Karl August KROTH

    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as…

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    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as issued, 5" x 7.5", 174 pages plus a page of Contents and a page of Publisher's ads at the end. Illustrated with b&w photographs and detailed drawings, mostly of cool old German cars. GOOD condition, covers have some wear to the spine ends and corner tips, rubbing, and light soiling; internally just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, solid copy.

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