The Air and Space Sale

Bonhams London
New York

Date of the auction: 17.09.2019

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WRIGHT BROTHERS: FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE 1903 KITTY HAWK FLYER.

WRIGHT BROTHERS: FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE 1903 KITTY HAWK FLYER. Original sample of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches square, affixed to an 8 x 10 inch certificate with image of the flyer taking off at Kitty Hawk, printed with a statement of authenticity reading

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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WRIGHT, WILBUR. 1867-1912.

WRIGHT, WILBUR. 1867-1912. La conquete de l'air. Collotype photographic postcard, 90 x 140 mm, depicting Wilbur in flight at Le Mans, [August, 1908], captioned at the top L'aéroplane de l'Aviateur américain Wright au début de l'essor de vol plané ou il va parcourir une distance de 10 kilomètres, a

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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WRIGHT, WILBUR. 1867-1912.

WRIGHT, WILBUR. 1867-1912. La conquête de l'air. Collotype photographic postcard, 90 x 140 mm, depicting Wilbur in flight at Le Mans, captioned at the top L'Aéroplane Wright et son pylôn de lancement...., and SIGNED ("Wilbur Wright") below caption at upper right, and dated 8 December, 1908. Tape

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.

EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. CHRONICLING 20TH CENTURY AVIATION FROM THE EARLIEST WRIGHT BROTHERS IMAGES THROUGH TO COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS. Over 1300 photographs, generally silver gelatin prints, approximately 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches through 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, early 1900s

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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LINDBERGH, CHARLES. 1902-1974.

LINDBERGH, CHARLES. 1902-1974. 13 items: 1. 7 Autograph Letters Signed ("Charles A. Lindbergh"), 24 pages, quarto, various places (most in transit), June 10, 1968 to April 25, 1971, on blue onionskin stationery, some smudging of ink, pages lightly thumbed. 2. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("Charles A

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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B-17 ENGINE.

B-17 ENGINE. American, c.1940 1,200 hp Wright R-1820-97 "Cyclone" turbosupercharged radial engine, with glass table top in place of propeller and held in place by spinner. 1,600 x 1,100 mm. The four-engine (1200 hp each) Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber, which cost over $200,000 each in 1940

Lot #: 6W ¤

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN AF-2S AIRCRAFT MODEL.

GRUMMAN AF-2S AIRCRAFT MODEL. Hand-made contractor's model in painted wood, c.1945, on wooden stand, 15-3/4 inches long, 20-1/2 inch wingspan. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The AF-2S was developed by the U.S. Navy along with AF-2W as a matched pair of hunter/killer

Lot #: 7W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GULFSTREAM I AIRPLANE MODEL.

GULFSTREAM I AIRPLANE MODEL. Hand-built wooden model of a Gulfstream I turboprop business plane, with glass base in the form of a sundial, contained in a custom wooden case. 15 x 18-1/2 x 6 inches, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Grumman's Gulfstream I

Lot #: 8W

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GULFSTREAM II CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

GULFSTREAM II CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Model in fiberglass and metal, with wooden base, 650 mm wingspan, 28-1/2 inches in length, 18-1/4 inches high without base. Custom wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The Grumman Gulfstream II executive jet was a development of

Lot #: 9W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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RIGEL SSM-N-6 CRUISE MISSILE MODEL.

RIGEL SSM-N-6 CRUISE MISSILE MODEL. Contractor's model of a U.S. Navy Rigel missile, circa 1950, in wood and metal, on a metal launch gantry, all attached to a glass base with white painted Grumman logo and lettering: "Project Rigel XSSM-N-6 Test Vehicle." 19 x 5 x 8 inches, excluding base

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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NIKE-AJAX LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINE.

NIKE-AJAX LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINE. Aerojet General Corporation, 1950s, stainless steel and aluminum, 18 5/8 inches tall, with Aerojet General metal label listing order number and serial number. The Nike-Ajax was the United States' first operational surface-to-air missle. It used a solid

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER MISSILE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER MISSILE DEFENSE CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Set of models including a U.S. Navy Martin P6M SeaMaster Jet and accompanying plaque with proposed design of the Bushfire SARH missile and defenses, showing their location in the rear of the fuselage. Model in painted resin and metal, the

Lot #: 12W

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN MISSILE WIND TUNNEL TEST MODEL.

GRUMMAN MISSILE WIND TUNNEL TEST MODEL. Machined steel model for wind tunnel testing, lacking markings on the model itself, on a circular wooden base with a plaque that reads "Grumman Design #142 Missile." 40 x 5.5 inches diameter, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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BENDIX GRUMMAN EAGLE MISSILE MODEL.

BENDIX GRUMMAN EAGLE MISSILE MODEL. Contractor's model in wood and metal, on aluminum base, engraved on the base with Bendix and Grumman logos, and "Eagle," 20 x 3-1/2 inches diameter, excluding stand, in custom wood box. Traces of felt residue from box adhering to fuselage. Provenance: Manufactured

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN TFX(N) CUTAWAY MISSILE DESIGN MODEL.

GRUMMAN TFX(N) CUTAWAY MISSILE DESIGN MODEL. Model in wood and metal, with cutaway details and labeled sub-assemblies, on painted wooden stand, with aluminum plaque engraved with Grumman logo, "TFX(N) Missile — Design 327" and the words "Confidential" at top and bottom, 39 inches x approximately

Lot #: 15W

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN HAWKEYE W2F-1 MODEL.

GRUMMAN HAWKEYE W2F-1 MODEL. Mood and medal model, with glass base, early 1960s, marked on the base with a Grumman logo and titled "W2F-1 Hawkeye," 20 x 14 x 7-3/4 inches. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The Northrop Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, originally designated W2F-1 during

Lot #: 16W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN A7 PROTOTYPE MODEL.

GRUMMAN A7 PROTOTYPE MODEL. Hand-crafted painted wooden model on glass base, of a Grumman A7 jet proposal, in U.S. Navy livery, c.1963. The base is marked "Grumman Design 128 — G-12." 20-3/4 x 20 x 6 inches, excluding base. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. In 1962 the U.S

Lot #: 17W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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JET AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY LINE MODEL.

JET AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY LINE MODEL. Consisting of two aircraft models — an A6 Intruder and an F14 Tomcat — on a model assembly line with robotic assembly tools. Wood, metal, plastic and resin, contained in a wooden fitted box, with two luggage-style handles on either end of the base for removal from

Lot #: 18W

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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RANGER INFANTRY HEAVY ASSAULT CUTAWAY MODEL.

RANGER INFANTRY HEAVY ASSAULT CUTAWAY MODEL. Half-fuselage model with translucent plastic exterior hull, wood and metal interior parts, on a wooden base, with painted color-coded details of interior portions of the missile, aluminum plaque on base with Grumman logo, titled "Ranger Infantry Heavy

Lot #: 19W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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NORTHROP M2-F3 REACTION CONTROL THRUSTER.

NORTHROP M2-F3 REACTION CONTROL THRUSTER. ORIGINAL THRUSTER ROCKET FOR JOINT NASA/NORTHROP LIFTING BODY PROJECT. Various alloys with plastic nozzle, 8 3/4 inches tall, 1967-1973, with NASA Flight Research Center tag and receipt. The M2-F3 (M for Manned, F for Flight) lifting body aircraft was a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC WARFARE TEST RANGE MODEL.

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC WARFARE TEST RANGE MODEL. Diorama type model of a building compound and components of the test range, on a wooden base, 1/96th scale, with plexiglass cover, 31 x 31 x 6 inches, in custom wooden case. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Proposal for

Lot #: 21W

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN S-2T TURBO TRACKER WOODEN MASTER MODEL.

GRUMMAN S-2T TURBO TRACKER WOODEN MASTER MODEL. Master model in painted wood, approximately 1/12th scale, with detachable wings and propellers, 72-1/2 inch wingspan, 43-3/4 inch length. Lacking one exhaust duct, minor chipping around nose. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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AIR FORCE ONE.

AIR FORCE ONE. ORIGINAL LOCKHEED AIRFORCE ONE CONCEPT ART BY OTTO KUHNI. Collection of 7 illustrations, one signed ("O. Kuhni"), gouache on board, 30 x 30 inches and 19 1/2 x 24 inches, most with vellum overlay with penciled notes, 6 with Lockheed label, one depicting a view of Air Force One in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GROUP OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF LOCKHEED PLANES.

GROUP OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF LOCKHEED PLANES. 9 gouache on board illustrations by Otto Kuhni, c.1979, various sizes (488 x 610 to 505 x 760 mm), one with additional celluloid overlay, 4 showing exteriors of jets in flight, 3 of plane interiors, many with Lockheed Corp. labels to paper overlay

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Contractor's model in painted wood on wooden stand, marked only "Grumman" on tail fin. Scale not specified. 24-1/2 x 13-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The experimental Grumman X-29 was notable for its

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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PICCARD TRIESTE BATHYSCAPHE MODEL.

PICCARD TRIESTE BATHYSCAPHE MODEL. Wood, resin and metal model, with detachable spherical observation gondola, on wooden base, 28-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches, in wooden box. Some paint deterioration. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Designed by Swiss scientist Auguste

Lot #: 26W

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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FLAGSTAFF II HYDROFOIL MODULAR CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

FLAGSTAFF II HYDROFOIL MODULAR CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Set consisting of hull on stand, with 11 interchangeable superstructure and upper deck modules, showing different configuration possibilities, all in wood and metal, the base in wood, contained in a custom wood storage box. Hull 13-3/4 inches long

Lot #: 27W

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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ISRAELI NAVY SHIMRIT HYDROFOIL CONCEPT MODEL.

ISRAELI NAVY SHIMRIT HYDROFOIL CONCEPT MODEL. In wood and metal, on wooden base, with brass plaque engraved with Grumman logo and titled "Design M-161 Israeli Navy Hydrofoil," 16-1/4 x 9 x 7 inches, in wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. Grumman's prototype

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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"NUTCRACKER" AIRCRAFT AND SHIMRIT HYDROPLANE LAUNCH VEHICLE.

"NUTCRACKER" AIRCRAFT AND SHIMRIT HYDROPLANE LAUNCH VEHICLE. Wood, fiberglass and medal model with accessories, including hydroplane and aircraft models, on wooden stand, hydroplane dimensions 37 x 6-3/4 x 12 inches, with custom wooden case and printed prospectus. Provenance: Manufactured by a major

Lot #: 29W

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 17 Sep 2019

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GRUMMAN SUBMERSIBLE HYDROFOIL MASTER MODEL.

GRUMMAN SUBMERSIBLE HYDROFOIL MASTER MODEL. Master model in painted wood, resin and aluminum, on wooden base with brass identification plaque engraved with Grumman logo and identified as "Design #1610," 630 mm in length, 10 inches high (excluding base). Custom wooden box. Provenance: Manufactured by

Lot #: 30W

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 17 Sep 2019