Collectible Aviation Gifts – Cut from the cloth of history

Keeping Aviation History Alive

America’s first pilots took to the air in fragile aircraft made of wood, wire and fabric. In those early days of flight, linen or muslin was used to cover the wings of aircraft. The original wing fabric from 7 famous Smithsonian aircraft is now available here!

We are keeping aviation history alive by offering 4-square-inch swatches of the original wing fabric from aircraft now in the permanent collection of the National Air and Space Museum. The fabric swatches were preserved during restorations by the Smithsonian and are included with our seven historic relic prints. We can drop ship directly to anyone on your list – a Christmas gift they won’t soon forget.

One of our prints depicts a Wright brother’s biplane – the Wright Vin Fiz – famous as the first aircraft to fly coast-to-coast with 70 landings and 12 crashes en route from New York to California in 1911. Read the amazing stories of these 7 historic “aeroplanes” on this website where you can order our 15″ x 20″ relic prints with the original wing fabric. The supply is limited to the fabric preserved during the Smithsonian restorations.

We invite you to step back in time with us and own a piece of American aviation history – instead of looking at it from behind a velvet rope in a museum!

Free shipping on a single order of 3 or more relic prints to the same address.
We will ship directly to anyone on your list with a From-To gift tag – in time for Christmas.
Holiday special for our military. Free shipping to APO and FPO addresses.

AVIATION RELIC PRINTS WITH FABRIC

  • Wright Vin Fiz

    First coast-to-coast flight - 1911 • 70 landings and 12 crashes • Flight sponsored by Vin Fiz grape soda • Pilot: Cal Rodgers

  • Fokker T-2

    First non-stop, coast-to-coast flight - 1923 • 26 hours, 50 minutes • U.S. Army Air Service • Crew: Lieutenants Kelly and Macready

  • Douglas World Cruiser

    First around-the world flight - 1924 • 175 days, 72 stops, 28 countries • U.S. Army Air Service • Crew: Lieutenants Smith and Arnold

  • Curtiss NC-4

    First trans-Atlantic flight - 1919 • U.S. Navy flying boat • Crew: 5 U.S. Navy and 1 U.S. Coast Guard • One hundredth anniversary - May 27, 2019

  • De Havilland DH-4

    WWI bomber • Built in Dayton, Ohio - 1917 • Orville Wright pictured in the relic print's archival image

  • ALBATROS D.Va

    WWI German fighter • Built in Berlin, Germany - 1918 • "Red Baron" scored most of his 80 victories in the Albatros

  • Bleriot XI

    Classic monoplane - 1914 • Built in Levallois, France • Barnstormed across the United States

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