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Item 50 - Sikorsky Aviation Corporation Catalog 396 (Nov 2012)

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Sold Price: $4,060.80 (includes buyer's premium)


Once in a lifetime recently-discovered archive of original items from the Sikorsky Aviation Corporation archives in New Jersey. Archive consists of approximately 750-1000 pieces including pages, original archive stamped photos, original blueprints, interesting inter-office letters from mid-1930s, rich in aviation and airplane specific details, large 1930s full color factory presentation brochures from Sikorsky, Wright (1930s), Pratt & Whitney 1935, Pan Am 1945, and many more. Also included is an amazing and extremely rare original 1925 bound and published presentation on the Helicopter (there were no helicopters yet, thus a very early and unusual item). There are many items that are rare or one-of-a-kind originals. There are many World War II-related items also in this archive collection, including war time airplanes (photos, blueprints,etc), as well as government contracts and more. Note: most all of the hundreds and hundreds of photos in this collection have the Sikorsky Archive stamp on rear or paper description tag attached.

Archive also includes: original biplane photos; file photos of Henry Ford with Sikorsky; rare 1920s original Air Meet entry tag (Howard Field); early 1950s Russian helicopter book; an original file copy of 1929 airplane inspection procedures; many World War II original file photos; presentation brochures from the 1930s to the 1960s; very rare one-of-a-kind photos and negatives; early 1930s aviation items from Sikorsky archive; 1930s airplane engine and propeller folders and brochures; rare blueprints from 1935 and other years (pre-WWII); sales records from 1928 on (including records of sales to Howard Hughes, US Navy, and Pan Am; official pilot's notes from 1945 for R-6A and Franklin engine 0-405-9; American Airways letters 1930-1932; two telegrams (Western Union regarding Sikorsky's opinion on Polar Flight Moscow-to-San Francisco; and a request from U.S.S.R's Pravda for Sikorsky opinion; original "Miracle of the Helicopter" (pre-published, prebinding) file folder copy of book with original photos and notes; stamped "Unclassified" Dept. of Navy proposal w/Sikorsky (full portfolio); a copy of Gemini Space Capsule recovery thank you letter to Sikorsky; and rare original airplane and helicopter testing reports.

The following airplanes, helicopters, and amphibious planes have materials in this archive, (there may likely be more vehicles covered in there; this list was gathered from a quick glance of the archive): CH-53A; R-6A; R-43 Amphibian Airplane; S-38; S-39; S-40; S-58c; S-62; S-64; VS-44A Amphibian Airplane; VTOL Aircraft; and engineering photos from June/July 1943 for following aircraft: YR-4A; XR-5; and XR-6. In very good overall condition. RRAuction COA.

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