1936 Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen Set and Checklist
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|Title||Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen|
|Size||1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
|Number in Set
1936 Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen Set Overview
This set of tobacco cards is not well known to many collectors. But it is probably one of the more notable aviation sets in the pre-war era for the big names that it includes.
A total of 50 cards are included in the release. Card fronts are really two parts — one including an image of a particular aviator and a second featuring an image of their aircraft. Backs of the cards include the Famous Airmen & Airwomen title at the top and indicate the series includes 50 cards.
Like many international sets, the backs include short writeup of the subject. The bottom has the Carreras, Ltd. name and states that the cards can be kept in a special Carreras album for one penny. The album was available from tobacco dealers.
The set includes some of the biggest names in aviation, including Amelia Earhart — one of the few contemporary trading cards of her. The card is one of her most common issues and typically starts in the $15-$20 range. Other big names in the set include Orville Wright of the Wright Brothers (brother Wilbur died in 1912 after contracting Typhoid Fever), Admiral Byrd, and Charles Lindbergh.
While the cards are relatively inexpensive, a reprint set of this release was also created.
1936 Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen Set Checklist
- Alberto Santos Dumont
- Orville Wright
- Dr. Hugo Eckener
- Col. Samuel Franklin Cody
- Louis Bleriot
- Henri Farman
- Claude Grahame-White
- Adolphe Pegoud
- Gustav Hamel
- Sir Ross Macpherson Smith
- Admiral Byrd U.S.N. (Richard E.)
- Richard Read Bentley M.C., A.F.C
- Herbert John Louis Hinkler
- Sir Alan John Cobham, K.B.E., A.F.C.
- Lt. Owen Cathcart-Jones
- W. Von Gronau
- Lincoln Ellsworth
- Capt. T. Neville Stack
- Mrs. Beryl Markham
- Col. Chas. Augustus Lindbergh
- Mrs. Harry Bonny
- Clyde Pangborne
- Amelia Earhart (Mrs. Putnam)
- C.T.P. Ulm
- Sir Chas. Kingsford-Smith
- Mary Lady Heath
- Capt. James Doolittle
- Henri Mignet
- Flt. Lt. G.H. Stainforth
- The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, F.R.G.S.
- Capt. Charles Douglas Barnard
- Mrs. J.A. Mollison (Miss Amy Johnson)
- Kenneth Herbert Fraser Waller
- General Italo Balbo
- John Polando
- James Allan Mollison
- Wiley Post
- M. Codos
- Ft. Lt. Harry Methuen Schofield
- Miss Jean Batten
- Malcolm MacGregor
- Harry Frank Broadbent
- Flt. Lt. Thomas Rose, D.F.C., R.A.F.O.
- C.J. Melrose
- Campbell Black
- C.W.A. Scott
- Harry Richman
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