Snap shot of

Roy Jones in 1922 or 1923 in Ketchikan

A soft image, but historic!

Early Alaska aviator

3 1/4 X 2 3/8 inches.
Original silver print.
Glue residue on back from removal from an album.
Titled on the back: "Hydroplane at Ketchikan, Alaska"

$75 plus $1.00 postage (international orders extra). Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]  Inventory #1372 . To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com   
Roy Jones in Ketchikan








Original Joe Crosson "Alaskan rescue
              pilot" pin
Joe Crosson

Original, vintage, Joe Crosson "Alaskan rescue pilot" pin.

Good condition, a few light scratches. About one inch in diameter.

SOLD (I may have another one, ask)







Owen Meals Archive

Pioneer Valdez Alaska Pilot


1930's archive from the estate of Owen Meals.
Includes photographs, telegrams, and ephemera.

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]

$2500 for this archive.
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com

From the Valdez Museum:


"Valdez pioneer, Owen Meals, is responsible for bringing flight to Valdez. Meals came to Alaska with his family in 1903 - the same year that the Wright brothers made their first successful powered flights in the Lower-48.

Meals was an avid engineer and mechanic from an early age. He worked with his father as a surveyor and studied engineering in school. As an adult, he owned the first Ford dealership in Valdez, ran a garage, and started and operated an electric utility plant. It was not surprising when he took a keen interest in airplanes.

In 1926, Meals traveled to Fairbanks along the rough Richardson Road in one of his Fords. There he took his first flight in a small aircraft. The next year he signed up for flight lessons in Denver and bought his first plane, the "Spirit of Valdez".

In June 1928, Meals took the first-ever flight from Valdez's brand new airstrip. During Meals' first month of flying, adventurous Valdezans paid $10 each for the exuberance of taking off at sea level and rising to what must have felt like dizzying heights over the Port of Valdez. One of his early flights soared to 11,000 feet - far above the tallest peaks surrounding Valdez.

A serious crash onto a Copper River sand bar later that summer put Meals out of commission for the rest of the year. He purchased a second "Spirit of Valdez" and flew for several more years. Meals also assembled many of the Alaska-bound airplanes that were shipped to Valdez aboard steamers. A model of Meals' Spirit of Valdez and the propeller from his airplane are on display at the Valdez Museum."

    ...more to come....
Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.


Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for
              sale.

Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation
              pioneer OwenMeals archive for sale
Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale. Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation
              pioneer OwenMeals archive for sale



Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation
              pioneer OwenMeals archive for sale
Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale. Alaska aviation pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.
Alaska aviation
              pioneer Owen Meals archive for sale.














Otto Geist

Nice Alaska First Flight Cover - Fairbanks to Juneau

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]

$25.00 delivered. (photo of Geist not included)
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist.
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist







Otto Geist

Nice Alaska First Flight Cover - Juneau to Fairbanks

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]

$25.00 delivered. (photo of Geist not included)
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist
Early Alaska aviation history, first flight cover
              owned by Otto Geist





Original photograph of an Alaska Airlines biplane at
              Nunivak Island for sale.
Early
Alaska Airlines
Biplane
Nice snapshot of an early Alaska Airlanes biplane.  This photograph was in an album that had Nunivak Island photos in it.

circa 1944

A very rare and important photograph of an Alaska Airlines bush plane.

The black spot on the wing is a defect in the negative.

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]

$250.00 plus $2 postage.
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com






Original 1927
Alaska Map
Showing  all of the Landing Fields
in Alaska in 1927!

Wonderful and rare map of Alaska with all of the landing strips double-underlined in red.
A magnificient item for the Alaska aviation history buff.

The ultimate gift for the Alaska bush pilot. There is a ton of information on this map to study. Alaska railroads, radio stations, hospitals, game wardens, etc.

Measures 18 X 25 inches.

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]


$150.00 plus $5.95 postage
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com

(I also have the 1931 map that shows the landing fields for 1931. It is also $150.00 plus $5.95 postage)
For sale: Original 1927 map of Alaska aviation
              fields.
For sale: Original 1927 map of Alaska aviation
              fields.
For sale: Original 1927 map of Alaska aviation
              fields.






Alaska Bush Pilot
Sam O. White
Collection Of Letters & Photos
1912 - 1940


One letter written in 1929 states:"My greatest trouble came on the landings,
but I had the best instructor in America, Noel Wien."

Sam O. White worked for the Department of the Interior and the Alaska Game Commission.
Many of the letters are between White and a wealthy businessman, banker & politician,
Henry Faxon of Quincy Mass, who helped financed him. There are over 28 letters
from Sam O. White, from 1912 through 1940.
Interesting journey of a young hunter-trapper with the dream of getting his pilot's license
and becoming an Alaska bush pilot. Includes some small black and white photos of Sam and his wife,
Sam and his plane,  and Sam on his Indian motorcycle.

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aviation]

$1500 for this Sam White archive plus $10 postage/insurance.
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com








For sale: archive of letters
                and photographs from Alaska Bush Pilot Sam O. White.
For sale: archive of
              letters and photographs from Alaska Bush Pilot Sam O.
              White.


For sale: archive of letters and photographs from
              Alaska Bush Pilot Sam O. White.
For sale: archive of
              letters and photographs from Alaska Bush Pilot Sam O.
              White.
For sale: archive of
              letters and photographs from Alaska Bush Pilot Sam O.
              White.





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