Orig Bell Photo: Bell Model 52 X-2 Free U.s. Shipping For Sale
This original BELL FACTORY PHOTO is an 8 X 10 black and white and bears the BELL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION stamp on the reverse! The supersonic swept-wing Bell Model 52 was originally designated the XS-2-BEand unoffially called STARBUSTER was powered by a Curtiss-Wright rocket engine. This aircraft, 6674, was first flown by Frank Everest and had seventeen flights before being lost in a crash 27 SEP 1956. The second aircraft, 6675, exploded in the bomb bay of the Boeing EB-50A on 10 NOV 1952, killing pilot Skip Ziegler. Observer Frank Wolko was killed when his parachute failed to open. The EB-50A was heavily damaged but pilots William Leyshon and David Howe were able to land the aircraft at the Bell factory field in Wheatfield, NY. 1-4314
I acquired most of my 4000+ vintage aviation photosin the early 1970sfrom an aviation author and retired USMC Col. All ofmy photographs are original photographic images. None are digital reproductions. Most are from aircraft manufacturers, airlines or the U. S. Navy, U. S. Army Air Forces, etc. They mostlyrange from the1920s through the 1950s. The rest come from various sources. I do not make or sell copies of photographs. In many cases photos are accompanied by the original press release. On those photos to which the press release was taped or glued to the reverse I carefully removed them to keep the photos from being damaged by the high-sulphur content paper. These releases are either taped to the archival sleeve that holds the photo or accompany the photo. These photographs (and the aviation autographs and books I'm selling are my personal collection amassed over more than forty years of collecting that I'm selling in retirement. I am not in the business of buying and selling these items.
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Photographs, autographsand some small books and magazines are weatherproofed and mailed in heavily reinforced 9 X 14 padded envelopes by First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Books are carefully protected and mailed by Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation. All orders over $100.00 will be insured at no additional cost.Large books, large photos,large autograph itemsand framed items will require POSTAGE & HANDLING and should be noted in the individual sale/store description.
The autographs,booksand photographs I'm selling on are my own collection which I'm selling in retirement. All signed items are guaranteed to be original and all photographs are actual continuous-tone photographs not printed pieces, copiesor computer-generated images. I do not make copies of these items.
THISITEM SHIPS FREE IN THE UNITED STATES! It will be mailed by First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Stamped receipts from the U.S. Postal Service and tracking numbers are available on all shipments.I accept PayPal but must adhere to their requirements that all PayPal orders be mailed with online tracking and only to confirmed addresses.
Photos, autographs and some small books and magazines are weatherproofed and mailed in heavily reinforced 9 X 14 padded envelopes by First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Books are carefully protected and mailed by Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Books in the U.S. costing over $100.00 will be insured at no additional cost!
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I will ship items that fit in a FLAT RATE ENVELOPE (and fall within USPS weight restrictions) by Priority Mail to Canada for $19.95 and to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Germany for $23.95 to buyers with a high number of positive responses. All others require International Express Mail shipping except those with a purchasing history with me. ALL international orders now require Stamps.com insurance at the following rates: Up to$99.99 - $2.25; $100 to $199.99 - $2.75; $200 to $299.99 - $4.75; $300.00 to $399.99 - $5.65; $400 to $499.99 - $6.65. Please inquire regarding higher values. I cannotmail an international shipment without a valid telephone number for the customs document.
I guarantee all the items in my collection to be authentic. I will pay the return postage on any item that is found not to be authentic. If you decide you want to return the item for any other reason I'll be happy to accept the return but must deduct my listing and final valuation costs. All returns must of course be in the conditon in which they were mailed and be mailed withinfourteen days of receipt.
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Orig Bell Photo: Bell Model 52 X-2 Free U.s. Shipping: $40