Monday, February 29, 2016

Sets in my Collection #15: 1935 Heinz Famous Airplanes / Aviators

This is a set that it took me almost 2 years to find out even what year is was produced. Not an easy set to find information on!

It's yet another set that was packed with a famous food company, this time, Heinz. Famous for it's Ketchup, they apparently produced some other products in the mid-1930s.

I have just recently discovered that I enjoy aircraft- especially WWII and older eras. Again, this is strange to me as I've never taken flight- and never plan to. (I WOULD go on the Goodyear Blimp if I ever had the opportunity)

Technically, these are two sets, but are so closely related that I suspect the majority of people - if they knew the sets existed - would count them as one, especially as they reference each other and shared an album, which is so rare that it may not exist at this point in time.

These are small cards...smaller than traditional tobacco size. There are 25 cards in both sets. 

I have not been able to hunt down a checklist for the Famous Aviators set,  they seem to be quite rare. Neither of my cards are in particularly good shape.


And in case you are wondering, yes, this is the same Jimmy Doolittle who led the daring raid on Japan in World War II.

These are the only cards I have for either series, again, something I would like to change.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome finds. You got me curious. I found this great ad from 1934:
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19340119&id=v8NRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MWkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2921,2964719&hl=en

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  2. I can't believe you would ride in a blimp!

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  3. That James Doolittle card is really great. I think I'm going to have start looking for these cards.

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  4. I have been watching a couple of the Aviators, specifically Charles Lindbergh and Eddie Rickenbacker, it is a wonderful set with some beautiful illustrations.

    Here is a visual checklist of the cards:
    http://www.skytamer.com/F277-4.html

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    1. Thank you for the link! I had found Skytamer when I was researching the 1952 Wings set years ago, but lost it when my last computer died.

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  5. I've been waiting for another one of your posts that feature these obscure sets. Great cards.

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    1. It HAS been a while since I posted one...I've had so many other things I wanted to post that kept pushing these back. I have up to post #34 written and ready to go, too.

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  6. Thanks everyone for the comments!

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