1936 Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Carreras Famous Airmen and Airwomen
Year 1936
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
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

  1. Alberto Santos Dumont
  2. Orville Wright
  3. Dr. Hugo Eckener
  4. Col. Samuel Franklin Cody
  5. Louis Bleriot
  6. Henri Farman
  7. Claude Grahame-White
  8. Adolphe Pegoud
  9. Gustav Hamel
  10. Sir Ross Macpherson Smith
  11. Admiral Byrd U.S.N. (Richard E.)
  12. Richard Read Bentley M.C., A.F.C
  13. Herbert John Louis Hinkler
  14. Sir Alan John Cobham, K.B.E., A.F.C.
  15. Lt. Owen Cathcart-Jones
  16. Amundsen
  17. Agello
  18. W. Von Gronau
  19. Lincoln Ellsworth
  20. Capt. T. Neville Stack
  21. Mrs. Beryl Markham
  22. Col. Chas. Augustus Lindbergh
  23. Mrs. Harry Bonny
  24. Clyde Pangborne
  25. Amelia Earhart (Mrs. Putnam)
  26. C.T.P. Ulm
  27. Sir Chas. Kingsford-Smith
  28. Mary Lady Heath
  29. Capt. James Doolittle
  30. Henri Mignet
  31. Flt. Lt. G.H. Stainforth
  32. The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce, F.R.G.S.
  33. Capt. Charles Douglas Barnard
  34. Mrs. J.A. Mollison (Miss Amy Johnson)
  35. Kenneth Herbert Fraser Waller
  36. General Italo Balbo
  37. John Polando
  38. James Allan Mollison
  39. Wiley Post
  40. M. Codos
  41. Ft. Lt. Harry Methuen Schofield
  42. Parmentier
  43. Miss Jean Batten
  44. Malcolm MacGregor
  45. Harry Frank Broadbent
  46. Flt. Lt. Thomas Rose, D.F.C., R.A.F.O.
  47. C.J. Melrose
  48. Campbell Black
  49. C.W.A. Scott
  50. Harry Richman

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