1977 Doncella “The Golden Age of Flying”
To the aviation historian, airplane trading cards represent an interesting “portal” to the past. They illustrate what the key aviation events of that particular era were. This attractive set of 24 airplane trading cards concentrates on British aircraft from the pre-World War I era up through World War II. These “Doncella - The Golden Age of Flying” airplane cards were packaged in 1977 with Doncella Cigars. The cards measure 106 × 52 mm, and are numbered from 1 to 24 on the reverse side. The reverse side also includes a nicely condensed description of the aircraft. There was no album for the set, however a “Golden Age of Flying” wall chart was offered.
Display Wall Chart
There was no formal album for this series. Instead a “Golden Age of Flying Folder” that opened out to a wall chart was offered via the post. The buyer was to send a 25p postal order (crossed and made payable to John player and Sons) plus name and address to John Player and Sons, P.O. Box 55, John Player and Sons, Nottingham. To date, we have not seen this “Golden Age of Flying Folder”” and would appreciate a high-resolution scan (or scans) of the display folder. We also need to know the dimensions of the display folder.
Packaging or Wrapper
Currently we have no information about how this series was packaged and presented to the customer. Any insight would certainly be appreciated.
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