Aviation First Day Covers / Book Plates
Shown below are images of some of my collection now for sale. As with each section on this site there are MANY MORE available with some great signatures, including, Barnes Wallis, Arthur 'Bomber' Harris, Douglas Bader, Dambuster and Battle Of Britain veterans, Luftwaffe Aces etc etc. Please contact me if there is a particular FDC you are looking for that has either an Aviation or Motorsport theme, and it may be that I can help you fill in that space in your collection whilst reducing mine. We will update the site as quickly as time and life allows in the meantime.
Operation Chariot Signed FDC
Commemorating 'Operation Chariot', known as the St.Nazaire raid, one of the most courageous of WWII, on 28-3-1942. (5 Victoria Crosses were awarded following this raid, the most for one conflict during the whole of WWII). This great cover c/w the signatures of No,2 Commando Michael C.Burn MC, who was captured during the raid, and subsequently awarded the Military Cross for his bravery, & Lt. George R.Wheeler OBE MM, also No.2 Commando, who escaped through France post raid. Price :- £19.00 +p+p
Operation Deadlight 50th Signed by R.P.Raikes-Peter Fussell
Operation Deadlight was the name given to the scuttling of the U-Boats shortly after WWII. Signed by Lt. Com.Richard 'Dick' Raikes DSO, & P. Officer Peter Fussell both involved in the operation. Also signed to the rear by Kreigsmarine U-Boat veteran Karl-Heinz Wahnig ! Lt, Com. Raikes was also Naval Force Commander during Operation Frankton, better known as the 'Cockleshell Heroes' raid. c/w full information/photos etc. Price :- £14.00 +p+p
Loss of Ark Royal 1941 Signed by Neil Rankin-Rear Admiral Cooke Priest
This cover commemorates the loss of HMS Ark Royal on 14-11-1941 after being torpedoed. Some great artwork and a special date stamp, are complemented by the signatures of Captain Neil Rankin CBE, who was the first Fleet Air Arm pilot to fly the Harrier, and later was Commander of the later HMS Ark Royal, and Rear Admiral Colin Cooke-Priest who Captained several ships during his naval career as well as being Assistant Director of Naval Air Warfare during the Falkland’s War. Price :- £5.00 +p+p
Battle Of The Nile Signed By The Earl Nelson
Here's a different cover from the collection commemorating the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Featuring the image painted by artist Nicholas Pocock, it comes signed by the Right Honourable The Earl Nelson. c/w lots of history of Nelson-Ships-Battles etc. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
HMS Eagle signed by Rear Admiral J.T.Sanders OBE
Operation Musketeer Multi Signed.
A conflict often overlooked is the Suez Crisis, and this commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Operation Musketeer. One of only 64 covers produced c/w no fewer than 10 veterans signatures (Full list available), includes :-Rear Admiral Ray Rawbone HMS Eagle 897 Squadron, Capt. C V Howard HMS Eagle 830 Squadron, Lt Cdr P H Stuart, LT Matthews, PO P R Bennett, Lt Cdr Fred Evans RFA Wave Victor, George 'Jock' Rose & Charles Stirling (Cover Producer). Price :- £29.00 +p+p
Lady in White Monument signed by Joy Liddiard
This FDC commemorating the 50th Anniversary of VJ Day, and the Unveiling of the Lady In White Monument in S.Africa 15-8-1995, is a rare copy signed by the daughter of the Lady in White, Joy Liddiard who served in the Women's Auxillary Army during WWII as a driver and occupational therapist. c/w Lots of background information/photos etc. 1 of only 45 produced worldwide. Price :- £15.00 +p+p
Operation Neptune 6-6-1944 Signed by J.Forfar -M.Reynolds
Commemorating Operation Neptune during the D-Day Landings, this great cover is signed by John Oldroyd Forfar MC, a medical officer with 47 command Royal Marines, landing on Gold Beach. He remained with Commando throughout the European Campaign, and was awarded the Military Cross, & Major Michael Reynolds (Croix de Guerre), Royal Marines Captain with 48 Commando landing on Juno beach during the landings. Price :- £15.00 +p+p
St.Vincent & Santa Cruz 1797 signed by G.G.G.Grandaughter of Lord Nelson-Emma Hamilton
Another great FDC from the series commemorating The Nelson Decade, this one featuring an image painted of the battle of St.Vincent & Santa Cruz in 1797. This great cover comes with the signature of Horatio Nelson's Great, Great, Great Granddaughter Anna Tribe. One of only 37 produced with just her signature. c/w Full History/Background. Price :- £10.00 +p+p
Sir Tasker Watkins VC Signed FDC
A fitting signature of a VC First Day Cover, is that of Sir Tasker Watkins VC. Part of an assault on a German machine gun post, after other officers were killed in the approach, Watkins continued to lead the group, leading a bayonet charge against 50 armed enemy infantry and then single-handedly taking out a machine-gun post to ensure the safety of his unit. He was the first Welsh member of the British Army to be awarded a VC during the Second World War. Price :- £22.00 +p+p
Traudle Junge Signed FDC
A rare signature to find is that of Adolf Hitler's Private Secretary, Traudle Junge, but this First Day Cover celebration the Liberation of Europe comes with that very signature. I only ever managed to find anything signed by her twice in over 30 years of collecting, and this is the last one now for sale. c/w CoA. Price :- £79.00 +p+p
60th Anniversary of the WRNS Signed FDC
I've always tried to collect items involving the Women during Wartime, whether it be Pilots (ATA), Nurses, 'Bomb Girls' from the factories, NAAFI etc etc. Here we have a cover celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Royal Naval Service, and comes with the signature of Mrs J.A.S.Rossiter who served with the WRNS 1917-1919, alongside that of Commandant S V A McBride a Director of WRNS. Price :- £8.00 +p+p
Liberation of Europe signed by Jock Slater-William Horace Taylor
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe, this FDC comes signed by Lt. Commander William Horace Taylor GC MBE who was awarded the George Cross for gallantry & devotion during his mine sweeping in WWII, & First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jock Slater GCB LVO. c/w lots of information. Price :- £8.00 +p+p
Pat Reid & Jack Courtenay Signed Colditz Cover
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Colditz, this cover comes signed by Major Pat Reid MBE MC. Reid was one of the few to escape from Colditz, crossing the border into neutral Switzerland in late 1942. Also signed by Lt. Jack Courtenay who arrived at Colditz on the 21st of June 1943. This cover is for sale elsewhere on the Internet for £160.00 ! c/w CoA. Price :- £95.00 +p+p
12 Signed VC Winners FDC
An amazing First Day Cover commemorating the Invasion of Belgium May 1940, but it comes signed by no fewer than 12 war veterans who were awarded the VC. The most I've seen on one cover during my many years of collecting. Signed by :- Ian Frazer VC,Edward Kenner VC,Bill Reid VC, Rod Learoyd VC,Eric Wilson VC,Pat Porteous VC,Jack Hinton VC,Philip Gardner VC,Richard Annand VC,Richard Burton VC,Harold Marcus Ervine-Andrews VC, Tommy Gould VC ! In nice condition, c/w CoA. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Roland Beamont-V1 Flying Bomb FDC
Quite a rare cover showing the V1 Flying Bomb Attacks on 13th of June 1944, and a Tempest tipping the wing of one to send it to the ground, and hopefully away from a town or city. Signed by Roland Beamont DSCO, DFC, CBE who was credited with destroying 32 V1s during the latter part of WWII. In very nice condition. Price :- £19.00 +p+p
Military Gallery Fighter Pilot Profile S
The Military Gallery Fighter Pilot Profile Set. Really sought after by collectors, these Aircrew Profile sets, produced during the mid 1980's, are one of the most unique military collectables of the past 30 years. 27 Profiles, all having the original pencil signature at the bottom of the page. Full list of names available, includes :- Oxspring, Kingcome, Townsend, Kingaby, Heppel, Deere, Dundas,Carey etc. Album & profiles in very good condition, c/w CoA. Price :- £495.00 +p+p
Bomber Command Profile Set 1
Although neither a First Day Cover, nor a bookplate,I wasn't sure where to add this now rare Military Gallery Bomber Command Profile set/collection. In excellent condition, this set contains no fewer than 26 signed profiles, and is becoming very hard to find. Priced between £600-£800 elsewhere on the internet, now is the time to get this set at a reasonable price. Full details of the signatures are available. Price :- £395.00 +p+p
James Doolittle Signed Mitchell FDC
James Harold Doolittle was an American military general and aviation pioneer who received the Medal of Honour for his daring raid on Japan during World War II. He also made early coast-to-coast flights, record-breaking speed flights, won many flying races, and helped develop and flight-test instrument flying. A much sought after WWII signature now. Price :- £85.00 +p+p
40th Anniversary of 1st Flight of British Jet Aircraft
Showing the Gloster 'Whittle' flying over RAF Cranwell 15-5-1941, this cover is signed by Air Commodore Edward M.Donaldson CB, CBE, DSO, AFC, who served with 151 squadron flying Hurricanes during WWII, and was credited with 11 aerial victories, & 10 'probables'. He went on to command the 1st British Jet Sqn in 1941. Donaldson also set an Air Speed World Record in 1946 of 615.78mph in a Gloster Meteor. Price :- £6.00 +p+p
Brian Trubshaw First Day Cover Presentation piece
A really nice presentation piece detailing Ernest Brian Trubshaw's RAF and Civilian flying career, comes with a rare First Day Cover commemorating the Very First Concorde flight (2-3-1969), but date stamped on the 3rd, and this is signed by Brian Trubshaw. Brian was the co-pilot alongside Andre Turcat on the French Flight, and flew the Concorde on its' very first UK flight on the 9th of March 1969, and was very much involved with all Concorde's test programme. Rare. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Luftwaffe Signed Cover No.777
Commemorating the disbandment of 1107 Marine Craft unit in 1972, this cover is signed by Luftwaffe Aces, Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Rudorffer, and Kurt Kuhlmey, as well as the pilot that 'flew' the cover. These German pilots were all awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, and had a total of over 400 aerial victories between them ! In very nice condition. Price :- £26.00 +p+p
A C Campbell Orde Signed FDC
FDC commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1st Regular Commercial Passenger and Freight Services (25/08/1919). Signed by A.C.Campbell-Orde CBE, AFC, FRAeS. WW1 Pilot 1916-18 RN & RAF and saw active service in Belgium in 1917. He then became chief Test Pilot for Armstrong Whitworth 1924-36, and operations manager for British Airways 1936-39. Great Condition Cover. Price :- £9.00 +p+p
Pete Brothers Signed Major Assault First Day Cover
The Major Assault-18th August 1940. A famous date from the Battle Of Britain with our airfields the main target of over 300 German Bombers. This cover is signed by Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, who served with 32, 257,457 & 602 Squadrons during the Second World War. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
Rossbach No.43 Multi Signed Cover
Here we have one of the famous 'Rossbach' covers much sought after by collectors. This one No.43, and commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the introduction of the Mosquito into RAF service (13-7-71). The cover comes with 4 rare Luftwaffe Signatures, those of Kurt Buhligen, Helmut Hauge, Bernhard Jope, Fritz Pockrandt. It also gives full information on each pilot and c/w B&W photos of each pilot. In VG condition. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Wing Commander Bert Evenden Signed FDC
Wing Commander Bert Evenden was a member of His Majesty's Airship R34,in which was flown from Scotland to New York on 2-6-1919, the first Atlantic Airship Crossing. They returned on 13th of July to complete a double crossing. During WWII Bert served in the RAF in India, Egypt & South Africa, twice mentioned in despatches. Signed by Bert Evenden. Price :- £5.00 +p+p
First Flight Restored Blenheim Cover
In close to mint condition, is this lovely First Day Cover created to commemorate the First Public Flight of the Restored Bristol Blenheim at the Biggin Hill Air Fair in 1987, after a 12 year restoration project, and was, at the time, the only flying Blenheim in the world. Comes with the Dowding/Hurricane stamp. Price :- £5.00 +p+p
Mitchell's Spitfire Cover signed by B.G.Stapleton
Quite a rare First Day Cover to find these days, is this 'Mitchell's Spitfire cover. This is suitably & very nicely, signed by Basil Gerald Stapleton who served with 603 Sqn flying Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. Basil, better known as 'Stapme' also flew with 257 Sqn helping to close the Falaise Gap, and also with 247 Sqn during 'Operation Market Garden'. Price :- £10.00 +p+p
Simon Weston, Richard Jones & Lester Piggott signed cover
This cover has the most diverse collection of signatures out of all of them. The Royal Star & Garter Home cover, is signed by Simon Weston CBE, who was badly injured when his Ship HMS Galahad was attacked during the Falklands conflict, Richard Jones who flew with 64 & 19 Squadron during WWII, and the famous jockey Lester Piggott ! It's also cover number 530 of 530. Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Pete Brothers Signed Biggin Hill Cover
This RAF Biggin Hill cover featuring the Sopwith Camel F1, commemorates the anniversary of the Battle Of Britain 20th September 1969. In very nice condition, it comes with the Signature of Air Commodore Pete Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, who served with 32, 257,457 & 602 Squadrons during the Second World War. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
Army Air Corps Signed Cover
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Army Air Corps on 1st of September in 1982, this FDC comes with the signatures of General Sir Hugh Stockwell GCB,KBE, DSO & Bar, serving in Norway, and also in Burma with the 82 West African Division. Post war he served in Palestine and in the Suez conflict. Also signed by Major General M.B.Farndale CB, Colonel Commandant of the Army Air Corps in 1980. Price :- £5.00 +p+p
Bob Foster signed Reach For The Sky FDC
A Royal Gala Performance of the film Reach For The Sky in 1990 commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. The famous film tells the story of Douglas Bader, who is played by Kenneth Moore. Cover signed by Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC AE who was in 605 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Price :- £9.00 +p+p
Julius Hatry Signed Montage
Not a First Day Cover, but a very interesting signed photo 'montage' of Julius Hatry, the German Engineer who designed the World's First Rocket Driven Aeroplane, alongside Fritz von Opel, and part of the Opel RAK programme, in 1929. Signed by Julius Hatry. Size :- 25 x 20cms Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Geoffrey Wellum Signed Skyfame FDC
A very nice and rare, First Day Cover commemoration the 10th Flying Display at the Skyfame Aircaft Museum in July 1974, and comes signed by Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC Price :- £22.00 +p+p
Helmut Mohlmann signed U-Boat series cover No.20
This cover is part of the Special U-Boat series they did, and comes signed by Helmut Mohlmann. Helmut initially served on light cruisers and Torpedo Boats before joining the U-Boat Service. in April 1940. He captained U-143 and later U-571, and was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Price :- £30.00 +p+p (Over £60 on Ebay) !
Margaret Thatcher & B1 Crew signed 1997 RIAT FDC
A lovely designed cover for the 1997 Royal International Air Tattoo. In lovely condition, and comes with the signatures of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, and also Dean Taylor who was a crew member on the Rockwell B1B (850060) on the day. Rare signed cover. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
English Electric P1-Lightning Multi Signed Cover
A MULTI signed FDC commemorating the English Electric P1's first flight 4-8-1954, later versions to become the Lightning. Signed by test pilots :- Roland Beamont DSO, DFC CBE, Jimmy Dell,OBE, Johhny Squier, and Assistant Chief Designer, Freddie Page CBE ! Price :- £26.00 +p+p
Vickers Valiant cover Multi Signed
This cover commemorates the first flight of the Vickers Valiant on 18th May 1951, and comes with the signatures of their experimental test pilot Brian Trubshaw, Chief test pilot Jock Bryce, and also that of Chief Vickers-Armstrong Designer, Sir George Edwards ! Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Barnes Wallis Signed Own FDC
I have for sale a Sir Barnes Wallis FDC, signed by the man himself.The cover, in very nice condition, also has a British Forces postal stamp commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the first flight of the Wellington Bomber, with a date stamp of 15th June 1976. c/w information card and photo inside with full details of this great man's career up to this point in time.RAF Biggin Hill stamp to the rear and is Certified no. 379/1250. Now much sought after. Price :- £185.00 +p+p
Fritz Poske signed U-Boat Seies cover No.36
Special U-Boat Series cover No.36. This one is signed by Kapitan zur See Fritz Poske. He was the commander of U-504, and was credited with the sinking of 15 ships. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Price :- £30.00+p+p
Rare Concorde Last New York-London flight cover
Here we have quite a rare 'beast' now, one of the FDCs from the Last Flight of the Concorde from New York to London on 24th of October 2003. The cover is signed BA Head of Concorde and Airbus Captain, Mike Bannister who piloted Concorde on that trip ! In lovely condition. Price :- £55.00 +p+p
Herbert Wohlfarth Signed U-Boat Series Cover
Special U-Boat Series First Day Cover No.31, this one being signed by Herbert Wohlfarth. Herbert started his Naval career on the Graf Spee, before joining the U-Boat section, receiving pre war training from none other than Karl Donitz. He later went on to Command U-14, U-137 and finally U-556. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. c/w 7 matching numbered B+W photos. Price :- £30.00 +p+p
The Dambusters by Frank Wootton signed by Richard Todd
One of Frank Wootton's most famous paintings, was his image of the Dambusters Raid on the Dams of the Ruhr Valley. This one showing the breaching of the Mohne Dam. Lovely condition First Day Cover signed by Richard Todd who played the part of Guy Gibson in the Dambusters Film. Often overlooked was Richard's own 6 year WWII Military career, in the Yorkshire Light Infantry, a Paratrooper with the 6th Airborne, being dropped into France during D-Day in 1944. Price :- £18.00+p+p
DFC cover signed by J.Cunningham & Martin Withers
This cover commemorates the Awarding of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and is signed by John 'Cats Eyes' Cunningham CBE, DSO, DFC, AE and Flt Lt. Martin Withers DFC who flew the Black Buck mission in the Vulcan to the Falkland Islands in 1982. Price :- £18.00+p+p
Adalbert Schnee signed U-Boat Series cover No.9
No.9 in the special U-Boat First Day Cover series, is signed by Adalbert Schnee. Awarded the Knights Cross of The Iron Cross with Oakleaves. Adalbert started his naval career in U-23 under the command of Otto Kretschmer, and he then went on to command U-Boats, U-6, 60, 121, 201 & 2511, sinking 21 merchant ships. c/w 5 matching numbered B+W photos. Price :- £30.00 +p+p
202 Sqn-30th Anniversary Operation Torch-Luftwaffe & USAF Signed
One of Mr.Rossbach's superb collection of sought after covers, this one commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Operation Torch on 8-11-1972, and represents 202 Squadron. It comes signed by Generalleutnant Martin Harlinghausen who specialised in Anti Ship Warfare, destroying 22 ships during WWII, and also Major General Carroll W.Colpin USAF, who commanded 133 Eagle Sqn in the UK, and was credited with 11.5 aerial victories in WWII.(No.22 of only 25 covers produced). Price :- £30.00 +p+p
RAF Kenley-Gloster Whittle-30th Ann 1st Jet Flight-Luftwaffe Signed
Another of the Hans Rossbach series of signed First Day Covers. This one commemorating 30th Anniversary of the 1st UK Jet flight (15-5-1971). This cover c/w the signatures of Heinkel Test Pilot Gerhard Nitschke, Junkers Chief Test pilot Karlheinz B.Kindermann, and long range reconnaissance pilot Fritz Schurmeyer (rare signature). c/w a series of B&W photos depicting all these pilots. Price :- £35.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
25th Anniversary First Deck Landing-Eric
It seems only right that a First Day Cover commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the first deck landing by a pure Jet Aircraft, should be signed by the very man that carried it out, Eric 'Winkle' Brown. Eric holds the world record for most aircraft variants flown, as well as the world record for Aircraft Carrier Take Offs and landings, well over 2000 of each ! c/w CoA. Price :- £49.00 +p+p.
RAF Manston-de Havilland Dominie-RAF & Luftwaffe Multi Signed
Well, if you're looking for German Test Pilot signatures, this FDC will tick several boxes, with the addition of 3 BOB pilots too ! Signed by :- Gerd Achgelis top stunt pilot initially and then Chief Test Pilot for Focke-Wulf, Fritz Ritz Chief Test pilot for Heinkel, Wendelin Trenkle, Chief test pilot with Messerschmitt, and Karlheinz Kindermann, Chief test pilot for Junkers. BOB pilots Graham Leggett, Trevor Gray and Alan Gear have also signed. Full info enclosed. Price :- £39.00+p+p
Brian Trubshaw Signed Own FDC
Concorde Test Pilot Brian Trubshaw First Day Cover Signed by Brian Trubshaw, the First Concorde Test Pilot. Postmarked British Forces Postal Service 31st May 1980. Very good condition. Certified Original Signature. c/w Insert and postcard sized photo of Brian. Price :- £59.00 +p+p
Neville Duke Signed FDC
Neville Duke joined the RAF in 1940. In September he joined92 Sqn at Biggin Hill. He moved out to fight in the Middle East with 112 Sqn following the advance through N.Africa into Italy. He was the 8th highest ranking RAF pilot in WWII with 28 victories. Awarded the DSO, DFC, OBE &AFC, he went on to become a very successful Test Pilot, setting several world speed records over the years. Neville Duke cover signed by the man himself. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
John Cruickshank VC Signed Dams Cover
This very nice condition First Day Cover commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Dams raid, and uses Robert Taylor's stunning image, 'Operation Chastise'. It also has an unusual stamp, 'Boy VC, 16' which tells the story of John (Jack) Cornwell and his gallentry on board HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland. The cover is nicely signed by John Cruickshank VC who sank U Boat U-361, and despite multiple injuries flew his Catalina for hours before landing at Sullom Voe. Price:- £22.00 +p+p
A lovely First Flight of the Concorde First Day Cover, date stamped 3rd of March 1969. In very nice condition, and comes with the signature of Concorde Test Pilot, Brian Trubshaw very nicely done just above the Aircraft. c/w CoA. (Same signed cover available without the address on the envelope). Price :- £59.00 +p+p
Douglas Bader Signed 50th Anniversary Cover
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the RAF, and date stamped 29-5-1968, with the RAF Cranwell stamp, this very nice condition First Day Cover is signed by Douglas Bader. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
James 'Ginger' Lacey Signed 1 of 40
The FDC Title is 'Dowding and the Battle Of Britain' and this series were signed by BOB pilots. This particular cover is signed by James 'Ginger' Lacey. He flew with 501 Squadron during this time, claiming 18 Victories during the B.O.B. He was awarded the DFM and Bar, and was Mentioned in Despatches for this early in 1941. For those collectors out there, this cover is also Number 1 of 40 ! Price :- £29.00 +p+p
Dave Rodgers Signed Operation Chastise FDC
Operation Chastise was the 'official' name for the Dambusters Raid by 617 Squadron, and the signature on this FDC is that of Flt Lt. Dave Rodgers DFC who was the Rear Gunner in Lancaster AJ-T, Serial No. ED825/G. Cover in great condition. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Eric Brown Signed First Day Cover
Captain Eric M 'Winkle' Brown signed on his own Test Pilots cover RAF TP36. Eric, was a British Royal Navy officer and test pilot who flew 487 types of aircraft, more than anyone else in history. He was also the most-decorated pilot in the history of the Royal Navy. Very nice condition cover. Price :- £35.00 +p+p
James Doolittle & Peter-Eder Signed Cover
This cover is signed by General James Doolittle, who was awarded the Medal of Honour for personal valour and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid, a bold long-range retaliatory air raid on some of the Japanese main islands on April 18, 1942, four months after the attack on Pearl Harbour. Also signed by Luftwaffe Pilot Georg Peter-Eder. Eder flew 572 combat missions claiming 78 enemy aircraft shot down in total. c/w CoA. Price :- £90.00 +p+p.
Jeffrey Quill signed FDC
One of the most famous Test Pilots, Jeffrey Quill, OBE, AFC, joined the RAF in 1931 through to 1936, leaving to become test pilot with Vickers, flying Wellingtons, Wellesleys etc. He then flew the prototype Spitfire, taking over as Chief Test Pilot with Supermarine. He served with 65 Sqn during the Battle of Britain, and with the RNVR 1943-44. He flew over 5,000 hours in 90 types of aircraft ! He continued working with the Aviation industry until his retirement. Price :- £14.00 +p+p
Ron Gellatly Signed FDC
Ron Gellatly OBE, AFC was born in New Zealand in 1920. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1940, and served throughout WWII with 226,114,14, & 293 Bomber Command Squadrons. Joining the RAF in 1947 through to 1955. He then joined Fairey Aviation as a test pilot on Hunter, & Gannet, then on Westland Helicopters until 1976. VGC. Signed by Ron Gellatly. Price:- £4.00 +p+p
Rossbach-Trautvetter,Stahl, & Ritter Sig
Here is one of the very famous First Day Covers put together by Hans Rossbach.Ref No.SC38. In lovely condition and coming with 9 B&W photos of the signees. Signed by General Rudolf Trautvetter,General Hans Ritter,both WWI veterans & General Lt.Freidrich Stahl WWI &WWII veteran. A rare cover. The very same cover is for sale elsewhere on the Internet for over $300 ! Price :- £75.00 +p+p
John Cunningham CBE, DSO, DFC Signed First Day Cover
Better known as 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham, John was known for his success in Night Fighting, gaining most of his 20 victories this way during WWII. John flew with 604, and 85 Squadron, holding the position of Flight Commander, Wing Commander & eventually Group Captain. Post war John was Chief test pilot at De Havilland, and well known for his test pilot role with the Comet Airliner, also setting several speed records in the process. Cover is signed by John. Price :- £9.00 +p+p Price
Johnnie Johnson Signed cw 50p Coin FDC
Here we have a really nice Battle of Britain 60th Anniversary FDC c/w Matching BUNC 50p Coin, which is also signed in silver pen by the highest scoring Western Allied Pilot of WWII, Air Vice Marshall, Johnnie Johnson. A rare cover to find. Very Nice Condition. Price :- £35.00 +p+p
30th Anniversary of VJ Day
This 101 Sqn RAF First Day Cover commemorates the 30th Anniversary of VJ Day, 15-8-1975. Adorned with a Churchill Centenary stamp, this is a very special cover as it comes with the signature of Colonel Paul Tibbets who was the pilot of the B-29 that dropped the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Controversial maybe, but history cannot be changed. Tibbets' signature can be found, but VERY RARELY have I seen it on a VJ Day anniversary cover. Price :- £49.00 +p+p
Len Trent VC Signed
Celebrating the start of operational service for the Lockheed Ventura in the RAF, May 1942, this cover is signed by Group Captain Leonard Trent VC, DFC. New Zealander Trent was part of a daring raid on a harbour in Amsterdam using the Ventura. He was the only aircraft to reach the target and drop its' bombs. Then hit by a Me109, he was thrown from his plane at 7000ft ! He landed safely. Also became part of the Great Escape from Stalag luft III. He was awarded the VC. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
Barnes Wallis Int Air Day-Signed
This International Air Day at Hartland Point First Day Cover, date stamped 7th of August 1971, is signed by Sir Barnes Wallis. Price :- £165.00 +p+p
Gerd Barkhorn Signed Richthofen FDC
This FDC to commemorate Manfred von Richthofen, comes with the very distinctive signature of Major Gerhard 'Gerd'' Barkhorn. A very hard signature to find these days, and very much sought after by the collector, Barkhorn finished WWII with the second highest aerial victory tally in the Luftwaffe with 301, only Erich Harmann scoring more. c/w German postal stamps. Price :- £185.00 +p+p
Chuck Yeager Signed FDC
Collectors out there will know Chuck Yeager's signature is now getting harder to find. Here I have a Brigadier General Charles 'Chuck' Yeager FDC signed by the man himself. A distinguished 'career' during WWII saw him with 'nearly' 13 victories before being shot down. Returning to the states in 1945, he was to become a test pilot, before another fighting spell during the Vietnam War, flying 127 missions. Highly decorated, and very highly respected. Price :- £79.00 +p+p
Brian Trubshaw Signed-Air Tattoo
A very nice FDC celebrating the International Air Tattoo 1994, and also Concorde's 25th Anniversary. In great condition with some really nice Concorde Stamps and a D-Day one. Suitably signed by Chief Concorde Test Pilot, Brian Trubshaw. Comes with CoA. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Peter Twiss DSC+Bar, OBE Signed FDC
Joining the Fleet Air Arm in 1939, Peter Twiss flew a very varied list of aircraft during WWII, including Gladiator, Blenheim, Hurricane, joining the 1st Seafire Sqn during the N.Africa campaign, then onto Beaufighter and Mosquitos. Peter became one of the UK's most famous Test Pilots post war setting absolute Speed Records etc. VGC. Price :- £8.00 +p+p
Admiral Karl Donitz Signed Cover
This FDC remembers Sqn Ldr Terence Bulloch DSO, DFC who ended the war with 4 confirmed U-Boat 'kills, & 2 severely damaged. Signed by Grand Admiral Karl Donitz KC with Oak Leaves,Commander of the German Navy during the second half of World War II, and the man that took over from Adolf Hitler immediately after his death was announced. (No.33/65). Price :- £85.00 +p+p
Jean Batten Signed Own FDC
Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC was a New Zealand aviatrix. Quite possibly the best-known New Zealander of the 1930s, internationally, by making a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world. Making the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936. Hand Signed 'own' cover. Price :- £35.00 +p+p
Mike Donnet CVO DFC Signed FDC
Although born in the UK, Mike Donnet joined the Belgian Air Force in 1938. At the start of WWII Mike flew with 9th Reconnaissance Squadron, but became a prisoner of war in June 1940. Repatriated to occupied Belgium in 1941 he escaped and came to the UK. He had a very impressive wartime career in the RAF, including Arnhem, Normandy, and becoming Wing Commander of the Hawkinge Wing comprising of 4 squadrons ! Signed by Lieutenant General Baron Mike Donnet. Price :- £9.00 +p+p
Schneider Trophy Winner Signed FDC
This cover commemorates Air Chief Marshall Sir John Boothman winner of the Schneider Trophy in his Supermarine S6b in 1931, but is signed by Air Vice Marshall S.N.Webster CBE AFC, who won the Schneider Trophy for Great Britain in 1927 in his Supermarine S5 at an average speed of 281.65mph. A rare signature to add to any collection ! Price :- £25.00 +p+p
Bader Signed Trafford Leigh Mallory FDC
I have an unusual combination on a First Day Cover, but a very suitable one where the Battle Of Britain is concerned. AVM Trafford Leigh-Mallory was the commander of 12 Section, and was the instigator with support from Bader of the controversial 'Big Wing'. Douglas Bader Signed. Nice Condition. Price :- £59.00 +p+p
Lettice Curtis Signed ATA Cover
A popular 'subject' with collectors, the superb ATA. Without this wonderful band of people the war would have been a very different story. Flying all types of Aircraft, often with little or no previous flying experience in, to airfields far & wide. Many were female, and now the better known of this brave collection of unsung heroes. This FDC is signed by one of those very ladies, Lettice Curtis, and Peter Mursell who was ATA Director of training and ferry pilot. Price :- £16.00 +p+p
H.Hawker FDC Signed by T.Sopwith
This First Day Cover is a nod towards Australian expert Pilot & Engineer, Harry George Hawker. He came to the UK in 1912 joined the Sopwith Aviation Company getting his flying licence that year, becoming their test pilot after setting several high publicity records for the company. He tested their aircraft during WWI. Post war he also took up Motor Racing, and formed H.G.Hawker Engineering. Unfortunately he died in an aviation accident in July 1921. Signed by TOM Sopwith. Price :- £25.00
Oskar Rosch Signed Zeppelin FDC
Produced to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, in 1981, of the special flight of Graf Zeppelin LZ127 over the North Pole, an amazing distance covered of just under 20,000 kms, this cover is signed by Oskar Rosch who was Fahrmeister (driving master) on LZ127. c/w Photo and full information enclosed. Superb Condition. Price :- £4.00 +p+p
R.J. Mitchell Cover Multi Signed
Celebrating the genius of R.J.Mitchell, and the 40th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Supermarine Spitfire, this cover is signed by 3 of its' most famous pilots :- Air Vice Marshall Johnnie Johnson, Group Captain Douglas Bader, and Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck. c/w CoA. Price :- £110.00 +p+p
This 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain FDC comes signed by a stunning list of WWII veterans. Douglas Bader, Johnnie Johnson, Bob Stanford-Tuck, John Cunningham, and James 'Ginger' Lacey ! In very nice condition. Price :- £135.00 +p+p
Dave Shannon Signed FDC
This FDC celebrates the 70th Anniversary 38 Sqn (1/04/1986)/ Fairey Hendon, and comes with the signature of Dams Raid Pilot David Shannon,DSO and Bar, and DFC and Bar. He was the pilot of Lancaster AJ-L which flew in the first wave of the raid. Price :- £39.00 +p+p
Thunderbirds Display Team Signed 1975
The Thunderbirds Display team have been a part of the USAF since 1953, and their history as a squadron, goes right back to 1917. I've been lucky enough to see them display here in the UK, and a very impressive display it was too ! This cover has been signed by the 1975 Team, and is quite a rare cover to find now. Price :- £20.00 +p+p
RAF Uxbridge BOB Anniversary-Martel Sign
This RAF Uxbridge FDC is Signed by WWII Polish Pilot, Ludwik Martel. Martel, who flew with 54, 58, 317, & 603 Squadrons during the War, was the youngest Polish Pilot to fight in the Battle Of Britain. c/w CoA. Price :- £29.00 +p+p
Ken Brown Signed 617 Cover
Here we have a Cover Commemorating the Disbandment of 617 Sqn, date stamped 31-12-1981. The cover is signed by the Crew of Vulcan XL318 who flew the cover on 27-11-1981, but it is also signed by Dams Raid Pilot Ken Brown, who flew Lancaster AJ-F in May 1943. c/w CoA. Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Rasmussen Signed B17 Cover
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the start of the design of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, this cover is Signed by American Philip Rassmussen. Philip was one of the few USAF pilots to get into the air on December 7th 1941 during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour. He got his P36 Hawk in the air, and shot down an A6M Zero despite a jammed gun, and eventually landed his heavily damaged aircraft with around 500 bullet holes.He was awarded the Silver Star. Price :- £25.00 +p+p (Sorry Sold)
If you like your Bomber Command Memorabilia, here we have the Dambusters FDC, Signed by an amazing list of names from WWII :- Sir Barnes Wallis, Leonard Cheshire VC, Arthur 'Bomber' Harris, and Dams Raid veterans, Mick Martin, George J. Johnson, Les Munro, Len Sumpter, Ray Grayston, & Fred Sutherland ! A RARE item. Price :- £345.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Robin Olds-Steve Pisanos-Perry Dahl- Sig
If your WWII interest is on the American Side, you'll like this FDC (40th Anniversary of the RAF using a Mitchell Aircraft). It comes signed by highly decorated pilots Brigadier General Robin Olds, Colonel Steve Pisanos, and Col.Perry J.Dahl. A great collection of USAF signatures on one cover ! Price :- £39.00 +p+p
Multisigned AE Award FDC
Another of the Medal Series of Multi Signed FDCs, this one for the Air Efficiency Award. In great condition, and has a great list of pilot signatures adorning it :- D.Crowley-Milling,H.G.Davies, Frank Dodd,SandyJohnstone, B.R.Vanneck. H.M.Stephen,& Don Kingaby. c/w CoA. Price :- £59.00 +p+p
Closure of RAF Oakington-Odette Hallowes
Date stamped 7-3-1975, this cover commemorates the closure of RAF Oakington, and comes with the signature of Odette Hallowes, GC MBE L'd'Honneur. Comes with the CoA. Price :- £49.00 +p+p
6 Sqn 60 Years Continuous Service 31-1-7
Commemorating 60 Years of Continuous Service for No.6 Squadron RAF, on 31-1-1974. This cover comes signed by two great Luftwaffe Pilots, Adolf Galland, and Major General Carl-August von Schoenbeck. The second of the two being a much harder signature to find these days. Schoenbeck served in both WWI & WWII. (Also signed by the pilot that flew the cover). Price :- £55.00 +p+p
Dambusters FDC - Barnes Wallis Signed
For those of you that love collecting covers/signatures etc, you will know that the Barnes Wallis Signed Barnes Wallis covers can still be found occasionally, but it's a lot more difficult to find a Dambusters Cover signed by Sir Barnes Wallis. Here we have just that. Dated Stamped Scampton 23-6-1972. (Also signed by Wing Commander F.M.A.Hines who fittingly flew the cover in a Vulcan B Mk.2 of 617 Squadron). c/w CoA. Price :- £265.00 +p+p
Vera Lynn Signed VE Day Cover
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, May 8th 1995, this cover comes with some great Isle Of Man VE Day stamps, the famous image of people celebrating on the day in 1945 in the Trafalgar Square water, and of course, fittingly signed by the lady whose voice brings back so many memories of those times, Dame Vera Lynn. Price :- £22.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Lord Louis Mountbatten Signed
Commemorating the First Launch of Aircraft from a ship whilst out at sea, HMS Hibernia, 8th May, 1912. In lovely condition, and date stamped 8th May 1979. Signed by Mountbatten of Burma, and Major J.L.R.Samson, son of Lieutenant C.R.Samson RN. who was one of the first four officers selected for pilot training by the Royal Navy and was the first person to fly an aircraft from a moving ship. A very fitting signature for this cover. c/w CoA. Price :- £75.00 +p+p
Multi Signed Biggin Hill FDC
Here we have a Multi Signed Biggin Hill FDC commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. It comes signed by 9 veterans :- J.Keatings,P,Ayerst, T.Gray,J.Gibson,Desmond Hughes, Richard Haine,Roy McGowan, Jock Maitland (Korea), A.G.Russell BoB 43 Sqn. Nice Condition. Price :- £22.00 +p+p
Bob Stanford Tuck Signed FDC
This 92 Squadron cover commemorates the 33rd Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. Date stamped 15-9-1973, and is signed by Bob Stanford Tuck who was Squadron Leader of the Hawker Hurricane-equipped No. 257 Squadron RAF, based at RAF Coltishall during the Battle of Britain. Really strong signature ! Price :- £22.00 +p+p
BOB 60th Anniversary BOB Multi Signed
Another FDC cover that comes Multi Signed commemorating the Battle Of Britain. This one is for the 60th Anniversary and comes with a great image from those heady days in 1940, along with the 1939-45 Star Medal. It is signed by Alan Burdekin,H.K.Wakefield,Billy Drake,Desmond Fopp,John Down,Paul Patten,Richard Jones,& K.R.Lusty ! Very Nice Condition. Price :- £24.00 +p+p.
Ginger Lacey 44th Anniversary BOB FDC
Commemorating the 44th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this FDC is signed by James 'Ginger' Lacey who was the second highest scoring RAF fighter pilot of the Battle of Britain, behind Pilot Officer Eric Lock of No. 41 Squadron. BBMF Pilot Paul Day has also signed this one. In lovely condition. Price :- £34.00 +p+p
'Scramble' Multi Signed FDC
This FDC comes with a great image and is entitled, 'Scramble'. No.4 of only 10 produced, this cover stamped with the 59th Anniversary of the BOB,and has the signatures of 5 Battle Of Britain veterans, Viv Snell,Ken Wilkinson,Ken MacKenzie, Ken Lee, Les Harvey. In lovely condition. Price :- £29.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Douglas Bader Signed FDC
FDC to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain in 1980 and comes with the signature of Douglas Bader. c/w Certificate Of Authenticity. No.88 of a limited edition of signed covers. Price :- £60.00 +p+p
Johnny Kent Signed First Day Cover
40th Anniversary Battle of Britain/Biggin Hill FDC signed by Johnnie Kent. Very nice condition cover. Price :- £29.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
BOB 50th Anniversary IOM cw 13 Signatures
An amazing 13 signatures have been added to this Isle Of Man Battle Of Britain 50th Anniversary FDC. Signatures are :- Carey,Winskill, Thompson,Martel, Ingle,Cosby, Thoebold,Doe,Learoyd (VC),Bird-Wilson, Barnes, Ayerst, and Dennis David ! Lovely Condition. Price :- £29.00 +p+p
40th Anniversary of VJ Day 15-8-1945
This FDC portrays a Martin Baltimore plane, a very rarely shown Aircraft whether on a cover, or on a WWII limited print. This cover also commemorated the 40th Anniversary of VJ Day, and is signed by Laddie Lucas DSO, DFC, CBE. Possibly best known for his skill and bravery in the air during the Battles in the skies over Malta. Price :- £19.00 +p+p
Multi Signed DFM Cover
Multi Signed now rare cover. Signed by 3 Dams raid veterans, Tony Burcher, rear gunner in Lancaster AJ-M flown by John Hopgood, Bill Howarth, front gunner in Lanc AJ-W flown by Les Munro, & Len Sumpter who was the bonb aimer in Lanc AJ-L flown by David Shannon. This cover is also signed by Sqn Leader James 'Ginger' Lacey, D.A.Macdonald, & E.Cummings, both who flew on Hampdens with 50 Squadron. Price :- £75.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Victory Over Japan 15-8-1945
This cover commemorates the Victory Over Japan, 15-8-1945, and comes with the signature of Ian Fraser VC DSC. Ian was awarded the VC for his daring attack in His Majesty's Midget Submarine XE-3 on a Japanese heavy cruiser of the Atago class at her moorings in Johore Strait, Singapore, on 31st July, 1945. Price :- £14.00 +p+p
Order of the Bath Multisigned FDC
Here we have one of the Medal Series Multi Signed Collectors items, this one for those awarded the Order of the Bath. This comes Multi Signed by the following :- Lord Cameron, F.Dickson,C.Foxley-Norris,Lewis Hodges,Gus Walker,Denis Spotswood, Mick Martin, (Dams Pilot). In great condition.c/w CoA. Price :- £50.00 +p+p.
WWI & WWII Luftwaffe Signed
A truly stunning collection of rare early German flyers signatures from WWI & WWII.Most of these covers have been 'snapped up' by true aviation signature collectors, mainly from the stunning Rossbach covers put together years ago. Full sets of which now change hands for thousands of pounds ! Signed by :-Heinrich Schultz, Kurt Delang, Edward Zimmer, Wolfgang Altmann. Bruno Poelke, Ludwig Weber and Fredrich Obleser (KC 120 victories). Lovely condition cover c/w CoA. RARE. Price :- £125.00 +p+p
Fred West VC Signed
This cover commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the First Military Control Operations in by the RAF (1st October 1922), post date stamped in 1982. Using a stunning image by John Young, and signed by WWI Pilot Fred West VC. Price :- £18.00 +p+p
Don Mallick Signed
Donald L. Mallick was a research pilot with NASA Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Centre from 1963 until 1981.Mallick became Chief Pilot in 1967. He was project pilot on the YF-12 and XB-70A research programs of the late 1960s and 1970s. He later flew on the NASA Lockheed JetStar Prop-Fan, and Laminar Flow Wing programs. A great signature on this Super Critical Wing- Edwards CA cover ! Price :- £14.00 +p+p
Concorde John Chorley Signed
A very nice FDC for the Concorde Fans. This cover commemorates the first flight between Colombo and Perth, on 14th of February 1985. A great image, and signed by Concorde Pilot Capt. John Chorley. Price :- £7.00 +p+p
Concorde Les Brodie FDC
This is one of a series of Concorde Captain's Autographs First Day Covers. In superb condition, and signed on this occasion by Les Brodie. Price :- £12.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Don Bradman Signed FDC
If you are a cricket fan, then the name Don Bradman will need no explanation, or should I say Sir Don Bradman. This lovely First Day Cover commemorating the Test Centenary between England And Australia, is suitably signed, very nicely, by Mr. Bradman ! Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Graham Hill Signed FDC
Now here's an unusual one, an aviation First Day Cover commemorating the merger of Air Support and Strike Command, featuring the Avro York from RAF Upavon, and date stamped 09/1972, but signed by the Formula One Legend Graham Hill in a dedication ! c/w CoA. A rare item. Price :- £80.00 +p+p
40th Anniversary Liberation Colditz
Also commemorating the 40th year of Victory in Europe, this First Day Cover comes with some lovely postal stamps, and the signatures of two Colditz Prisoners, Major J.Pringle, arrived at Colditz 20-8-1944, and Earl Haig OBE, who arrived on 20-11-1944. Comes with CoA. Price :- £29.00 +p+p
Operation Overlord/S.O.E. Cover- Hallowes Signed
This First Day Cover commemorates the vital work carried out by the Special Operations Executive prior to Operation Overlord. (D-Day Invasion).So often overlooked as part of the whole operation as was the mine sweeping beforehand. This Cover is signed by none other than Odette Hallowes GC, MBE, & Legion d'Honneur. Price :- £49.00 +p+p
Multi Cricket Star Signed FDC
I believe it was Bill Edrich that 'pulled together' these superbly signed First Day Covers. Bill was a Squadron Leader in the RAF during WWII, and was awarded the DFC.He flew Bristol Bleheims hence the subject of the cover, the .50th Anniversary of 1st Flight Bristol Blenheim. The cover is signed by Don Bradman Bill Edrich, Graham Gooch, Geoff Boycott, Chris Cowdrey,David Sheppard, Tony Lock, & Alf Gover ! Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Dambuster Signed-Wings Of War FDC
Quite an unusual cover, and interesting for the Dambuster fans out there. This 'Wings Of War' cover was produced by the Spitfire Society to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII. Featuring Lancaster AJ-F, running in towards the Dam, and coming with a very nice signature of Dudley P. Heal, also putting 617 Squadron under his name. In lovely condition for a 27 year old FDC. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Karl Donitz and 3 other U Boat Aces
I have a lovely condition First Day Cover commemorating Sqn Leader T.M Bulloch DSO DFC, and it comes with the rare signatures of a stunning list of top U-Boat men of WWII. Signed by :- Admiral Karl Donitz,Robert Gysae,Reinhard Hardegen, and Karl Freidrich Merten. No.34 of only 100 ever produced. c/w CoA, and full information on each signature including photos. Price :- £155.00 +p+p
Derwent Dam FDC - 617 Veteran Signed
I have a really nice condition Derwent Dam cover, using a lovely image by John Larder, (himself a Flight Mechanic in the RAF during WWII), of the Dams Raid, and is signed by 3 617 Veterans. Len Sumpter, who was Dave Shannon's Bomb Aimer in Lancaster AJ-L, Ron Barton who was a Lancaster Fitter with 617, and Les Smith DFC, who was a gunner with Iveson's Crew on the Dortmund-EMS Canal raid. An unusual item. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
30th Anniversary B.O.B. - Adolf Galland Signed
Featuring a lovely image of the Mk1 Hurricane, V7467 as flown by Douglas Bader whilst with 242 Squadron, this 30th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain FDC, (RAF Coltishall post marked 19-9-1970), comes with the sought after signature of Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland credited with 104 Aerial Victories during WWII. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Colditz-Red Cross-Pat Reid Signed
A rare 'Return To Colditz-Oflag IV' First Day Cover, signed by Pat Reid. In very nice condition, with a postmark 16-4-1980. Comes with CoA. Price:- £125.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
VE Day 50th Anniversary with Coin
With the anniversary just around the corner, I thought I ought to list my VE Day First Day Covers. Here we have a lovely condition 1995 Royal Mint 50th Anniversary of VE Day Cover, that comes with a BUNC £2.00 Dove of Peace Coin. Price :- £12.00 +p+p
VE Day 50th Anniversary FDC with Coin
A different VE Day 50th Anniversary cover, this time from one of my favourite parts of the World, the Isle Of Man. Lovely condition c/w BUNC VE/VJ Day £2 IOM coin, Price : £14.00 +p+p.
FDC Adolf Galland etc Signed
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary First UK Aerial Post 1971, this First Day Cover has a fantastic collection of WWII signatures :- Adolf Galland, Osker Romm,(a rare signature to find with 92 aerial victories),Graham Leggett,Avis Hearn, Trevor Gray, Sq Ldr HMT Heron, Alan Gear. (Full details available of the above via e-mail). Price :- £65.00 +p+p
Pierre Clostermann Signed FDC
This FDC commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the formation of No.3 Squadron on 13th May 1972, and comes with the hard to find signature of the famous French WWII pilot Pierre Clostermann. Pierre achieved 33 air-to-air combat victories, earning the accolade "France's First Fighter" from General Charles de Gaulle. Good Condition. Price :- £45.00 +p+p
Ira Eaker, Eden and Steinhoff Signed FDC
A great 'collection' of signatures on this cover commemorating the B-17 from the Biggin Hill Airshow, in 1977. Signed by :- USAAF Ira Eaker, (a general of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II). Luftwaffe pilot Johannes Steinhoff,(176 Aerial victories) and Luftwaffe pilot Major Georg-Peter Eder, (with 78 aerial victories). An interesting collection with great wartime history. c/w CoA. Price :- £49.00 +p+p.
Multi Signed DFM First Day Cover
This cover, for The Award of the Distinguished Flying Medal, is one of only 15 Worldwide to have these signatures on. It comes signed by no less than 23 'winners' of this award ! Both Fighter and Bomber Command signatures including Dams Veterans, Steve Oaciana, Len Sumpter, Bill Howarth, George Chalmers,& Tony Burcher, alongside Fighter Pilots George Unwin, James Lacey, Frank Carey, Don Kingaby, the list goes on. Please ask for full list.VGC c/w CoA. Price :- £95.00 +p+p. (Sorry, now Sold).
H S 'Hobby' Hobday Signed Dambusterss
Very nice condition cover commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Dams Raid. This one c/w a nice 617 Squadron Keswick postal stamp, and is signed by 'Hobby' Hobday, who was the Navigator with Les Knight's Crew in AJ-N. Certified No.44 of 75. Quite a rare find these days. Price :- £69.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Eric Topp and Karl Donitz Signed FDC
This First Day Cover commemorating T.M.Bulloch DSO. DFC, comes with an amazing list of some of the top men in the Kreigsmarine during WWII. Including Grand Admiral Karl Donitz,(who also served in WWI), Erich Topp,credited with 35 ships sunk, Reinhard Suhren,with 23, and Otto Kretschmer credited with 47. All awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords ! An amazing list of names on one piece of WWII history. c/w CoA. Price :- £175.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
'Duke' Munro Signed 45th Dams Anniversar
Another cover for those Dams Raid collectors out there. This one is for the 45th Anniversary of the Raid, and is signed by 'Duke' Munro, who was a Radar Operator on 17th May 1943. Lovely condition cover, and is Certified no.17 of 75. Price :- £24.00 +p+p
Roland Beamont DSO DFC Signed First Day Cover
Roland's Flying career won't fit into this small space, but his full history c/w the cover. WWII started with 11 group on Hurricanes, posted to 87 Sqn not long after. He saw action in France & Belgium, returning to England for the Battle of Britain. His DFC was awarded in 1941.In 1943 he became test pilot with Hawkers, testing Hurricanes, Typhoon & Tempest. He later joined 56 & 609 Sqns and awarded his DSO. Roland's test pilot career after the war makes great reading. Price :- £7.00 +p+p Sold
6 VC Winners FDC
This First Day Cover commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the RAF Rescue Services comes with the signatures of no less than 6 winners of the VC.Ian Frazer VC,Edward Kenner VC,Eric Wilson VC,John Cruickshank VC,Bill Reid VC, Rod Learoyd VC, Cover is in very nice condition, and c/w CoA. Price :- £59.00 +p+p. (Sorry, now Sold).
SR71 Test Pilot Signed FDC
A hard to find Robert J.Gilliland FDC, signed by Robert and also Lt Col.Eldon W.Joersz. These Gentlemen are 2 of the foremost Jet pilots of the USA, both being involved with the development and testing of the superb SR71. Full information on both pilots' careers enclosed in the cover. Price :- £29.00 +p+p
Bob Stanford Tuck Signed Cover
RAF Museum cover depicting a Hurricane, signed by Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck DFC, one of the highest scoring RAF aces of the war.Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged. Price :- £24.00 +p+p
Sir William F. Dickson signed FDC
This First Day Cover features the Sopwith Camel on the First Seabourne Landplane Bombing 19/07/1918. This is signed by Sir William F.Dickson DSO, AFC who was a Royal Naval Air Service aviator during the First World War, a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during the inter-war years and a Royal Air Force commander during and after the Second World War. Price :- £12.00 +p+p.
Willy Coppens FDC
This cover depicts Col Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst his Hanriot HD1 in combat south of Ypres in June 1918, the Belgian Air France badge and the Military Cross Flown in Belgian Air France 1 Sqn Mirage 5. Personally Signed by Colonel Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, DSO, MC. The leading Belgian Air Force WW1 Fighter Pilot credited with 37 victories. Price :- £29.00 +p+p.
Williamson Signed FDC
FDC for the First British Squadron specifically formed for night bombing, (No.100 Sqn), on 1st of February 1917. Cover signed by Squadron Leader J.C.Williamson MBE who flew with the squadron in 1918 and carried out 31 raids. He was shot down and captured, but escaped twice. Eventually sent to Danholm prison fot 'difficult' prisoners ! Repatriated in 1918 he went on to serve in WW2 in South Africa promoted to Sqn Leader and awarded the MBE. Nice Condition Cover. Price :- £14.00 +p+p.
Philip Fullard Signed FDC
RAF1c 1 Sqn Signed Air Cdr.P.J.Fullard 1 Sqn Shot down 53 enemy aircraft in WWl ! Royal Air Force 60th Anniversary of the Formation of No.1 Squadron flown from Bailleul, France the Operational Site of No1 (F) Squadron from 29th Match 1915 to 28th March 1918 to RAF Wittering in Harrier GR1 A XW 923. Signed by Air Cdr.P.J.Fullard 1 Sqn.Flew Nieuport depicted on cover. Shot down 53 enemy aircraft in WWl.Certified Cover no 000302 of 1000 Covers. Price :£49.00 +p+p
Turnbull Signed FDC
FDC commemorating Captain Albert Ball VC 56 Squadron Fighter Pilot Awarded the Victoria Cross in France 1917 after 44 Aerial Victories.(PO Stamped 6 Jun 76 Jersey 60th Anniversary of 56 Squadron).Signed by fellow WW1 56 Sqn pilot Eric Turnbull. Very Nice Condition. Price :- £24.50 +p+p
Chalmers/Burrows Signed FDC
This FDC commemorates the Dambusters pilot Flt Lt. David Shannon DSO and Bar, and DFC and Bar. Stamped 50th Anniversary of the raid (17th May 1993), it is suitably signed by George Chalmers who was part of the raid flying with Bill Townsend in AJ-O, and Les Burrows (RAAF), who flew as a gunner on the Tirpitz and Ems Canal raids with 617. c/w card with Dave Shannon's career history inside. Mint.No.22 of 40. Price :- £28.00 +p+p.
FDC Deere Lucas Cunningham etc
First Day Cover for the 75th Anniversary of the formation of 32 Sqn, c/w a stunning list of signatures :- Alan Deere,Laddie Lucas,J.Cunningham,Paddy Barthropp,Hamish McHaddie,Mike Donnet, Sir Lewis Hodges, KCB,CBE,DSO,DFC. Price :- £39.00 +p+p
FDC George Johnny Johnson
First Day Cover commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Dams Raid. Signed by George'Johnny' Johnson DFM, Bomb Aimer for McCarthy's crew in Lancaster AJ-T. They were the first to arrive at the Sorpe Dam, the most difficult to attack, and it was apparently the 10th 'run in' before they were happy to release their Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb'. Price :- £22.00 +p+p
An unusual FDC commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Mediterranean Conflict, signed by Lord Lewin of Grenwich (Admiral of Fleet) KB GCB DSC Operation Pedestal, & Leonard C Roberts DSM, HMS Saracen (Submarine). A great item for those interested in the Malta campaign. Price :- £14.00 +p+p
MULTI signed FDC commemorating the Bahamas Presentation Fighter Aircraft (1990). Stunning list of signatures :-H.Bird Wilson,Bob Doe,Dennis David,Rod Learoyd VC,Frank Carey,Archie Winskill,WC John Barnes,Ludwik Martel John Cosby,Les Colquhoun DFC GM DFM,G.Captain Alec Ingle DFC AFC AE ! Price :- £49.50 +p+p
Viktor Petermann KC Signed Card
A hansigned B+W photo of Viktor Petermann with fully detailed history of his Luftwaffe career on a matching card.With a total of 64 aerial victories from 300 missions Viktor has a very interesting history which includes 4 victories with the use of an artificial arm after being shot down in 1943.He flew with JG52 for the majority of his flying career, but did briefly fly the ME262 with JG7 towards the end of the war. Mint Condition, and numbered 210/210 ! Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Multi Luftwaffe Signed RJ Mitchell FDC
This Multi Luftwaffe Signed First Day Cover commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire on 5th of March 1936, and also the man that designed tghis wonderful aircraft RJ Mitchell. It comes with a stunning list of Luftwaffe Signatures :- Adolf Galland,Edmund Rossmann, Eric Rudorffer, & Gunther Rall ! c/w CoA. Price :- £65.00 +p+p (Sorry, now sold).
Multi Dambuster Signed-Barnes Wallis FDC
This Barnes Wallis FDC is suitably signed by no fewer than six 617 Squadron veterans :- Les Munro, Ray Grayston,Fred Sutherland,Grant McDonald, George 'Johnny' Johnson,all on the Dams raid, and adjuctant Harry Humphries. A fitting tribute to the man. No.4 of only 16 produced. Price :- £79.00 +p+p. (Sorry Now Sold)
Dennis David-Ulrich Steinhilper FDC
Mint condition FDC, Adlertag August 13th 1940, c/w the signatures in Ink of RAF pilot Group Captain Dennis David, and Luftwaffe pilot Oberleutnant Ulrich Steinhilper. Both just above the 'titled' section for each pilot. Stunning image, great signatures, lovely condition. Price :- £22.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
MULTI SIGNED Aircrew Europe Star FDC
One of the most stunning lists of WWII signatures you'll find on any FDC. This Aircrew Europe Star cover is Signed by ;- Michael Beetham,John Lapsley, Wallace Kyle, J.B.Tait, Hamish Mahaddie, Bird-Wilson, Fred Rosier,Bill Reid VC,John Cruickshank VC,Leonard Cheshire VC,'Ginger' Lacey,Bob Stanford-Tuck,Rod Learoyd VC,Mick Martin,John Cunningham,David Shannon,Hugh Verity,Crowley-Milling,Norman Jackson VC,Johnnie Johnson ! No.10 of 16 produced. Rare item ! Price :- £185.00 +p+p. (Sorry, Now Sold)
Ken Wallis Signed FDC
Although best known for designing and building the superb Autogyros, and his role as 'James Bond' in 'Little Nellie' in You Only Live Twice, Wing Commander Ken Wallis joined the RAFVR 1939. He was an operational Pilot in Lysanders before converting onto Wellingtons on which he flew 36 operational missions over Germany and Italy. One of life's TRUE characters who sadly passed away in 2013. Ken has signed his 'own' cover. VGC. Price :- £8.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
David McCampbell Signed
This 40th Anniversary of VJ Day FDC is in lovely condition and comes with the rare signature of Captain David McCampbell of the US Navy. In 1943, McCampbell assumed command of Air Group Fifteen, which destroyed more enemy planes and sank more ships than any other air group in the Pacific War. McCampbell destroyed 34 airborne enemy planes, the greatest number of enemy planes that an American pilot ever shot down during a single tour of combat duty. Price :- £18.00 +p+p (Sorry now Sold).
James Carne & R.F.Martin Signed
Richard 'Dicky' Martin was awarded the DFC twice during WWII, and received the AFC and OBE at a later date. He was Chief Test Pilot for Gloster Aircraft in 1953, and later test pilot for A.V.Roe & Hawker Siddeley. Also signed by Col. James Power Carne, VC, DSO, DL. Carne served in Burm a during WWII, but was awarded his DSO and VC during the Korean War. Full information enclosed with the cover. Price :- £20.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Dambusters 1972 cw 23 Original Dams Sign
This is the most Dambuster Veteran signatures I have ever seen on a First Day Cover during my 30+ years of collecting, and therefore not an easy one to 'let go'. Signed onto a 1972 Dam Busters FDC, the names include, Mick Martin, Dudley Heal,'Hobby' Hobday,Les Munro, Jim Clay,Ed Johnson, Dave Shannon,Ken Brown, Dave Rodgers,Bob Kellow,Toby Fox Lee, Len Chambers etc etc. A full list available on request. Stunning. Price :- £325.00 +p+p. (Sorry, now Sold).
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, this FDC is signed by AVM Johnnie Johnson DFC, DSO, who was the top scoring allied pilot of WWII with 38 victories, Rupert Curtis DSC who served in the RNVR on D-Day, & Lord Lovat DSO, MC, both with crucial roles during the landings and more. Full information enclosed in the cover. Price :- £16.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
A.E.'Ben' Gunn Signed FDC
Alexander 'Ben' Gunn joined 501 Squadron in 1943 straight from his training at Cranwell. He then went on to join 274 Sqn in 11 Group flying Tempest MkVs. He became chief test pilot for Boulton-Paul post war, and became the first pilot to eject from a Delta Wing Aircraft, and also the first to Fly 'Fly-By-Wire' on all 3 surfaces. Ben retired from his flying career in 1971 after flying 175 types of aircraft. Signed by 'Ben' Gunn. Price :- £5.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Leonard B Smith Signed
35th Anniversary of the Sighting of the Bismark First Day Cover. Date stamped 26-5-1976, Jersey Stamp, and signed by the very man that sighted the Bismark whilst in his 209 Sqn.Catalina 'Z' on 26-5-1941 at 10.15am, Capt. Leonard B Smith. Very nice condition cover. Price :- £14.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Saburo Sakai Signed
Here we have an Escape From New Britain First Day Cover that has the very rare signature of Japanese Air Ace Saburo Sakai. Sakai, enlisted in the Navy in 1933, age 16. He took part in many major battles during WWII, but was badly wounded on 7/9 1942, losing an eye. Despite this, he returned to fly again. In over 200 aerial combats, Sakai never lost a wingman. Credited with 64 aerial victories. A sought after signature of a true Japanese 'warrior' Price :- £90.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Multi Signed Certificate
An unusual item here. These certificates were given out with a special set of pewter models, 'Great British Bombers of WWII', and this has been separated from the set at some point. The Certificate has the ORIGINAL signatures of some TOP RAF Bomber Command veterans. Signed by :- AVM Don Bennett, MRAF Michael Beetham, ACM Sir Hugh Constantine, ACM Gus Walker, AM Mick Martin, Gr.Cpt. Hamish Mahaddie, & Gr.Cpt. Bill Randle ! Price :- £55.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Multi KC Signed Photograph
Wasn't quite sure where to list this as I don't have a Signed WWII photo page. Anyway, here we have one of the much respected Stanley Gibbons series, this one featuring the FW190s, and is signed by :- Oskar Romm KC (92 Aerial Victories), Karl Kennel KC + Oak Leaves (34 Victories), Gerhard Schopfel KC (40 Victories), & Adolf Glunz KC +Oak Leaves, with 71 Victories. c/w CoA. Size :- 25 x 18cms Price :- £75.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Leonard Cheshire VC Signed
Commemorating the 1st Bomber Command Operation on 3-9-1939 using the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, this cover is Signed by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, GM,DSO, DFC. Also signed to the rear by the 3 crew members of the Wessex the cover was flown in. Very Nice condition. Price :- £20.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Portal of Hugerford Signed
Sir Charles Portal, MRAF, KG,GCB,OM,DSO & Bar, MC, The Viscount Portal of Hungerford is one of those signatures people are keen to add to their WWII collections. IF you take a look at his War record, theur is no wonder he is high on the list ! Here we have his signature on a Franklin D Roosevelt First Day Issue cover, date stamped January 29th, 1966 ! So a rare and interesting cover as well. In very nice condition, and comes with the CoA. Rare item. Price :- £95.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Traudl Junge (Hitler's Secretary 1942-45)
This is a really nicely put together presentation piece, professionally mounted to include a photo of Adolf Hitler's Secretary (1942-45),Traudl Junge, sat outside Hitler's 'retreat' commonly known as the 'Eagle's Nest' near Berchtesgaden, and a First Day Cover Signed by Traudl Junge. Possibly Unique. This comes with a UACC CoA, and full information to the rear. An unusual item for the serious WWII collector. Price :- £85.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
1st Jet Flight FDC - Signed Frank Whittle
Here we have the first day cover commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the 1st UK Jet Flight, signed by none other than Sir Frank Whittle. A rare signature to find these days. Cover is in very nice condition. Price :- £90.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Barnes Wallis Presentation Piece
It was difficult to know in which section to put this lovely framed photo and Signature presentation piece showing Barnes Wallis at his office desk with the huge Dams photo on his wall behind him. A great photo that has Barnes' Original Signature mounted below. Please contact me regarding 'posting' this item on if required. Price :- £185.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
BOB/Dowding Multi Signed FDC
Although a basic cover, it comes with a great list of Battle Of Britain veterans' signatures. Signed by Richard Jones,Graham Leggett,Trevor Gray,Tony Pickering,Ken Wilkinson,Peter Ayerst,& Richard Haine. Price :- £20.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
G.Wellum signed Gibraltar Battle Of Britain 70th
Here is a very limited edition (No.1 of only 6), Gibraltar FDC commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. With a superb set of stamps featuring Spitfire, Hurricane, Defiant, Master (Rare), and Gladiator, and of course signed by one of 'The Few', Geoffrey Wellum. Price :- £19.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Ginger Lacey FDC with £5 Coin
This Battle Of Britain First Day Cover, commemorates the contribution by one of the most famous pilots, James 'Ginger' Lacey, and comes complete with a special collectors £5 coin. In mint condition. Price :- £ 19.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Johannes Wiese Signed First Day Cover
Here we have a Manfred von Richthofen Cover, with a now very rare Luftwaffe Signature to obtain, that of Johannes Weise. Weise was credited with 133 Aerial victories in 480 Missions, (+ 75 Unconfirmed), and was awarded the Knights Cross with Oakleaves and Swords. He was so respected by the Soviet Pilots, that he was known as the 'Lion of Kuban'. Full pilot history comes with this cover too ! Price :- £49.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
360 Sqn RAF Award of the Badge 28-9-1973-Multi Luftwaffe Signed
A really nice mixture of signatures on this 360 Sqn 'Award of the Badge' FDC from 1973. Signed by Luftwaffe aces, Gunther Seeger, Gerhard Schopfel, Bernhard Jope and 1 tba (KG6 Pilot), and also signed by Colonel Eugene P. Roberts highly decorated USAF ace. Info and photos supplied with the cover. (Also signed by the crew of the Canberra that flew the cover). Price :- £35.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
RAF Cosford -Hawker Fury-Rocket Mail-Luftwaffe Signed
Showing an image of the wonderful Hawker Nimrod MK1, this FDC commemorates the first RAF Rocket Mail on 3-4-1971. This cover comes with the signatures of Luftwaffe pilots Edmund Rossmann who flew with JG52. He flew 640 missions with 93 aerial victories, and also Helmut Lipfert, also a JG52 pilot with a stunning 700 missions and 203 aerial victories. (Lipfert is a hard signature to find these days). Price :- £39.00 +p+p (Sorry now sold)
Multi WWI Luftwaffe Signed Cover
A very nice and clearly signed First Day Cover with no fewer than 7 WWI Luftwaffe Pilot signatures on. Signed by :- Horst Merz,Hans Joachim von Hippel, Alfred Fleischer, Gerhard Haase, Andre Hug, Heinrich Schnitger and Rudolf Trautvetter. A very nice, and rare cover. There are Websites with FDCs with just one of these signatures asking over £100, so a real bargain for a collector. Price :- £95.00 +p+p (Sorry, now sold).
Erich Warsitz Signed FDC
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the first flight of a Jet Propelled Aircraft in 1939, this cover, part of the sought after Rossbach series, is signed by Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz who was the pilot on that memorable day. VGC. Price :- £14.00 +p+p (Sold).
Bill Reid FDC VC (Posted to him)
I've never seen this before or since during my years of FDC collecting, but here is the Stamp World London 1990 First Day Cover that was delivered to Wing Commander Bill Reid VC direct, and then Bill has signed it just above the address. In lovely condition. Price :- £12.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Hartmann, Rall, Galland etc
This is an unusual item in that it's a Multi Signed Air Mail Letter Envelope, but with some great signatures on it. Signed By :- Adolf Galland, Erich Hartmann, Gunther Rall, Edu Neumann, Hermann Graf, Robert Kowalinski and D.R Rogers who flew the 'cover/envelope'. Price :- £90.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Falklands WW1 Anniversary Signed FDC
Remembering the Battle Of The Falklands in December 1914, this FDC is signed by J.W.Boutwood DSO, who was Midshipman aboard HMS Inflexible in 1917, and also went on the serve extensivley during the Second World War, and N.J.Hill-Norton who was Captain of HMS Invincible in 1984. Good Condition Cover. Price :- £12.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold),
Appointment DSO FDC Multi Signed
This is the large format First Day Cover commemorating the Appointment to the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). In very nice condition and c/w full information sheets of the pilots who have signed the cover. Signed by :- AVM Don Bennett CB,CBE,DSO, AM Sir Harry Burton KCB, CBE, DSO, Gr, Cpt John Cunningham CBE, DFC, DSO, Gr, Cpt Denys Gillam, DSO, DFC, AFC, DL, Gr. Cpt Hugh Verity DSO,DFC, MA, Wg. Com David Shannon, DFC DSO, & AVM Johnnie Johnson CB, CBE,DSO, DFC. Price :- £69.00 +p+p Sold
Diana Barnato Walker Signed
The only first day cover I've seen in many years of collecting signed by the famous female pilot Diana Barnato-Walker. Suitably adorning the cover which celebrates the 50th year of the ATA in 1989. Diana being one of those brave pilots who delivered the aircraft during those difficult years without whom we would have been lost without. Price :- £29.00 +p+p (Sold)
Sopwith Tabloid Cover-Arthur Harris Signed
This cover commemorates the Sopwith Tabloid, and shows Flt.Lt. R.L.G.Martin bombing a Zeppelin garage in 1914. The cover is signed by Arthur T Harris, better known as Bomber Harris, Marshall of the Royal Air Force (MRAF). Price :- £35.00 +p+p (Sorry now Sold).
Doreen Dunning Signed FDC
This Joint Air Training Scheme FDC is signed by Lt.Col.Doreen Dunning. Doreen was the first South African woman to be called upon to volunteer for full-time war service on 01 June 1940. She was only 22 years old when she became the Officer Commander of the South African Women's Auxiliary Air Force (SAWAAF), with the rank of Major. She was the youngest officer in the British Commonwealth to attain this rank. A very rare signature to find. Very nice condition. Price :- £16.00 +p+p. (Sorry, Sold)
Field Marshall Slim Signed FDC.
Very much one of the sought after signatures of WWII by collectors, that of Field Marshall William Joseph Slim, KG, GCB,GCMG,GCVO, GBE, DSO MC, adorns this Reconquest of Burma Campaign Cover. 'Bill' Slim saw action in WWI & WWII. (The same cover sold for just over £200 on Ebay recently). c/w CoA. Price :- £125.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Multi German- Allied Signed FDC
A stunning list of signatures adorn this multisigned RAF Cardington Airmail cover. Signed by Luftwaffe,US, and RAF pilots :- Erich Hartmann KC,top all time air ace with 352 victories, Oskar Romm KC, (92 victories), Johannes Pichler KC, (75 victories), William Beyer (US Ace with 9 victories, 5 in one day), Graham Leggett, H.M.T.Heron,Trevor Gray, Alan Gear, all Battle Of Britain pilots and Avis Hearn Military Medal. (Only 13 of these were signed, so a rare cover). Price :- £79.00 +p+p Sold
Roland.J.Falk OBE AFC Signed FDC
Roland was in the RAF during WWII and in 1943 became chief test pilot at RAE Farnborough flying 300 types of aircraft including those captured from Germany ! In 1946 as a test pilot he joined Vickers until 1949 when he joined A.V.Roe as Chief Test Pilot and was heavily involved in the AVRO 707 Delta Winged Aircraft. Roland flew the full size version, known as the 698, on its' maiden flight, and this was the forerunner of the much loved Vulcan. Signed by Roland Falk. Price :- £5.00 +p+p (Sold).
Karl Kemmel Signed FW190 photo
Again, not a cover, but a nice 9" x 7" B+W photo of a Focke Wulfe 190, signed by Karl Kennel who flew 957 missions and was credited with 34 victories, and was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. He has signed 'SG2' which he was Gruppenkommandeur of during 1944, flying the 190. Price :- £22.00+p+p (Sold)
Bill Sparks & Sir Henry Beverley (1)
This cover commemorates the 50th Anniversary of 'Operation Frankton' otherwise known as the 'Cockleshell Hero Raid'. Signed by Sir Henry Beverley, and Bill Sparks DSM, a survivor of the raid. A rare signature to find these days. Price :- £45.00 +p+p (Now Sold)
Thomas Gould VC signed FDCs (2) (1)
This cover commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the Mediterranean in 1943. Signed by Thomas Gould VC. Price :- £7.50 +p+p (Now Sold)
Thomas Gould VC signed FDCs (1) (1)
50th Anniversary of the award of 2 Victoria Crosses in February 1942. Signed by Sir Hugh Mackenzie, and Thomas Gould VC. As New. Price :- £7.50 +p+p (Now Sold)
Gallantry Cover Sent to 257 Sqn Pilot signed by John Cunningham
One of my favourie FDCs from the collection as it's addressed to a WWII veteran, David Hunt who served with 257 Sqn during the Battle of Britain. On 18th August Hunt probably destroyed a Ju87 and on the 31st he damaged a Me110. He was shot down in Hurricane L1585 on 3rd September and baled out, severely burned. He was one of the early 'Guinea Pigs' receiving ground breaking surgery for his burns. The cover is signed by John 'Cats Eyes' Cunningham. A rare cover Price :- £18.00 +p+p (Sorry sold)