SET: IMPERIAL AIRWAYS LTD., CROYDON AERODROME

Set Information edit

Set Comment

PRINTED IN ENGLAND, REAL PHOTOGRAPH, see “Postcards of the British Empire Exhibition Wembley 1924 & 1925 “ Part 1 (1994) and Part 2 (2004) by Mike Perkins & Bill Tonkin, published by the
Exhibition Study Group, for a study of the cards sold at the Exhibition.
revisions to card comments and information on aircraft provided by David Ogden.

Where Sold:Great Britain

Cards in Set

AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE aircraft on airfield, bulbous nose, facing right/front, 2 propellers 4 blades, 4 wheels
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  aircraft  on airfield, bulbous nose,  facing right/front, 2 propellers 4 blades, 4 wheels
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin list as aeroplane picture no.12 (1 type). this aircraft is “G-EASI” – “City of London” – a Vickers 66 Vimy Commercial twin-engined aircraft carrying 10 passengers and 2 crew.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE in BAY 13 in exposition in the Air Ministry exhibit at the 1925 Wembley Exhibition
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  in BAY 13  in exposition in the Air Ministry exhibit at the 1925 Wembley Exhibition
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 1 (8 types) - this aircraft is “G-EAWY” – a Bristol Type 62 single-engine aircraft carrying 8 passengers and 2 crew.

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE in exposition bay number not visible, in the Air Ministry Exhibit in the 1925 Wembley Exhibition
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  in exposition bay number not visible, in the Air Ministry Exhibit in the 1925 Wembley Exhibition
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 2 (1 type) - this is another
view of the Bristol type 62 at the exhibition

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE (in the air ministry exhibit at the 1925 Wembley exhibition)
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE (in the air ministry exhibit at the 1925 Wembley exhibition)
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin list as aeroplane picture no.10 (1 type). this aircraft is “G-EBEK” – a Vickers Vulcan single-engined aircraft. according to the Imperial Airways history website this was a type 63 freighter that was converted for passenger use by Imperial Airways.

Estimate
$100.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE no name on aircraft on airfield, facing left/front, single propeller 2 blades
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  no name on aircraft  on airfield, facing left/front, single propeller 2 blades
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 6 (5 types) - this aircraft is a de Havilland DH50 single-engined aircraft (probably “G-EBFP”) carrying 4 passengers and 1 crew.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE no name on aircraft on airfield in front of hangers, facing right/front, single propeller 2 blades
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  no name on aircraft  on airfield in front of hangers, facing right/front, single propeller 2 blades
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin list as aeroplane picture No. 11 (2 types). this aircraft is “G-EBFC” – a Vickers type 74 vulcan single-engine aircraft carrying 8 passengers and 1 crew.

Categories
Estimate
$50.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE on airfield, facing left/front , G-EBIX
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  on airfield, facing left/front , G-EBIX
Card Comment

back THE ONLY BRITISH AIR SERVICE TO AND FROM THE CONTINENT THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD
Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 7 (1 type)
this aircraft is “G-EBIX” - a Handley Page W8f “Hamilton” carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew. (It was fitted with one 360hp Rolls Royce Eagle IX and two 240hp Armstrong Siddeley Puma engines.)

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE on airfield, facing right, back of plane clearly seen
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE on airfield, facing right, back of plane clearly seen
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 4 (4 types) - this aircraft is “G-EBBW” – “City of Chicago” – a de Havilland DH34 single-engine aircraft carrying 9 passengers and 1 crew. Back Type A.
Additional back courtesy of David Ogden.

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE OVER WEMBLEY
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE OVER WEMBLEY
Card Comment

back THE ONLY BRITISH AIR SERVICE, TO AND FROM THE CONTINENT, THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD, listed by Perkins & Tonkin as publisher unknown with different back, this aircraft is “G-
EBIX” - a Handley Page W8f “Hamilton” carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE PRINCE GEORGE (on aircraft), on airfield, facing right/front , back of plane obscured by wing
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  PRINCE GEORGE (on aircraft), on airfield, facing right/front , back of plane obscured by wing
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 3 (4 types) - this aircraft is “G-EBBH” – “Prince George” - a Handley Page type W8b twin-engine aircraft carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew. additional backs courtesy
of David Ogden.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE, PRINCE HENRY aircraft on airfield, facing front/left, 2 propellers with 4 blade each
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE, PRINCE HENRY  aircraft on airfield, facing front/left, 2 propellers with 4 blade each
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin list as Aeroplane No. 9 (5 types). - this aircraft is “G-EBBI” – “Prince Harry” – a Handley Page Type W8b twin-engine aircraft carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew.
second back courtesy of David Ogden

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE PRINCESS MARY (on aircraft) on airfield, facing left/front
AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  PRINCESS MARY  (on aircraft)  on airfield, facing left/front
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 5 (5 types) - this aircraft is “G-EBBG” – “Princess Mary” – a Handley Page Type W8b twin-engine aircraft carrying 12 passengers and 2 crew

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE, CITY CLASS aircraft on airfield, long nose with 2 propellers, facing left, 2 blades
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE, CITY CLASS  aircraft on airfield, long nose with 2 propellers, facing left, 2 blades
Card Comment

not listed by Perkins & Tonkin as this aeroplane was not introduced into service until 1926, after the BEE. this aircraft is “G-EBMM” – “City of Melbourne” - a Handley Page Type W10.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE CITY CLASS prominent G-EBMM aircraft on airfield, facing left
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  CITY CLASS  prominent G-EBMM aircraft on airfield, facing left
Card Comment

not listed by Perkins & Tonkin as this aeroplane was not introduced into service until 1926, after the BEE. this aircraft is “G-EBMM” – “City of Melbourne” - a Handley Page W10 aircraft.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE no name on aircraft on airfield, facing left/front, 2 propellers 2 blades, 4 front wheels
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  no name on aircraft  on airfield, facing left/front, 2 propellers 2 blades, 4 front wheels
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as aeroplane picture no. 8 (1 type) - this aircraft is “G-EBLE” – “City of New York” – a Handley Page W9a “Hampstead” carrying 14 passengers and 2 crew.
POSTCARD No. 1A/C/56 on second back, courtesy of David Ogden.

Categories
Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE close up of cloth seats looking back
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  close up of cloth seats looking back
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as interior picture A (8 types) - this is the cabin of a Bristol Type 62 carrying 8 passengers.

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE leather seats facing front
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  leather seats facing front
Card Comment

back THE ONLY BRITISH AIR SERVICE, TO AND FROM THE CONTINENT, THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD
Perkins & Tonkin list as interior picture D (3 types) - this is the cabin of a de Havilland DH34 carrying 9
passengers.
second image with borders courtesy of David Ogden

Estimate
$60.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE mid-distant view of cloth seats looking back
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  mid-distant view of cloth seats looking back
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as interior picture C (1 type) - this is the cabin of a Bristol type 62 carrying 8 passengers.

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE wicker seats looking back
INTERIOR OF AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS PASSENGER AEROPLANE  wicker seats looking back
Card Comment

Perkins & Tonkin. list as interior picture B (2 types) - this is the cabin of a Handley Page W8f “Hamilton”
carrying 12 passengers
various combinations of fronts and backs, some images courtesy of David Ogden

Estimate
$40.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
OVER THE CHANNEL. COMFORT, PLEASURE AND CONFIDENCE IN AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS LINER
OVER THE CHANNEL. COMFORT, PLEASURE AND CONFIDENCE IN AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS LINER
Card Comment

although stated on the back to be a REAL PHOTOGRAPH postcard, this is an artist’s impression of passengers looking out of the windows. (Perkins & Tonkin list 2 types.)

Estimate
$80.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical