Model Airplane News 8 issue lot 1939-40 aviation hobby magazine lovely coversBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, World War II era periodicals, Airplanes, Models, Americana, Period Advertising).
Model Airplane News.
Published monthly, Mount Morris, Illinois by the Jay Publishing Company.
8 issues, each c. 70 pages. Seven from 1939 and one from 1940. Text in English.
Nice assortment of period advertising often illustrated, as well as great colorful colors.
Nice lot of 8 pre-World War II era magazine with pleasing visual content. Issues as follows: January, June, July, September, October, November, December 1939, & February 1940.
Bindings remain gently used and worn, mostly clean and sound, nothing offensive or major. Overall nice looking examples.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what are likely scarce survivals. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text blocks remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique set survives. This set is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazines Measure c. 11 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W.