"China Clipper" AIR MAIL to Hong Kong Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Anonymous Artists
Year Printed: 1937
Size: 13.25" x 16.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original 1937s “China Cliipper” Air Mail across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hong Kong black and white poster. The poster is printed on a light weight cardboard style paper. Excellent condition. The first poster with text entirely in English; the second with text in English and Chinese. Printed flight schedules and postage rates are listed from San Francisco to Hong Kong, Macao, Manila, Guam and Honolulu. Five flights originate from San Francisco, showing flight times ranging from 1 day to 7 days, and postage rates ranging from 20c per half ounce, up to 70c per half ounce for Hong Kong and Macao. Text printed and image printed in black. Printed at the bottom, San Francisco PO 10-12-37 - 200 (copies). 13 1/4 x 16 1/2". The China Clipper was a famous flying boat that played a pivotal role in the history of aviation, particularly in the development of transoceanic flight. The term "China Clipper" originally referred specifically to the Martin M-130 flying boats operated by Pan American Airways during the 1930s. On November 22, 1935, the China Clipper made its inaugural flight from San Francisco to Manila, Philippines, with intermediate stops in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. This historic journey, piloted by Captain Edwin C. Musick, marked the first commercial transpacific flight. The service was primarily focused on delivering mail, with passengers being a secondary concern initially due to the long duration of the flights. However, as aviation technology advanced, the China Clipper and similar flying boats became more reliable and capable of carrying passengers across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. In October 1936, the China Clipper extended its route to include Hong Kong, providing a crucial link between the United States and Asia. This route was vital for communication and commerce between the two regions, especially given the increasing tensions in Asia in the years leading up to World War II. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. The Vintage Poster has been working with collectors worldwide, helping them with their original vintage poster collections. Our posters come with a . We stand behind the description and condition of the vintage posters shown on the website. The Vintage Poster is an IVPDA-certified vintage poster dealer. Available online to you 24/7. Consider The Vintage Poster your expert resource for your antique posters. You will be glad you did! We are happy to assist you. Our current inventory is online and is updated frequently. To purchase, add the item(s) to your cart and check out. They will be delivered to your door. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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