BEA British European Airways Airlines Advertising Poster
|Year Printed:||c. 1946|
|Size:||25" x 38.5"|
|Country of Poster:||Belgium|
|Printer:||Publicontrol (Brussels, Belgium)|
|Condition Detail:||This poster has been professionally linen backed.|
|Additional Information:|| Original color lithographic poster, This rare, early British European Airways poster (BEA) features the Vickers Viking 1 in almost photographic accuracy. This plane represents the airlines first purchase of new aircraft in 1946. The Viking 1 both supplemented and replaced their fleet of Dakota's C-47 which BEA received from the RAF transport Command; they were faster and could seat more passengers.
For BEA, this was the "Keyline" era and for the British, BEA was indeed "the key to Europe".
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