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For the Consummate NGS Collector

After many years of collecting everything NGS, it is time to downsize my collection.  I thought I would give the members of the Collectors Corner first shot at a copy of the very rare "A Rumanian…Continue

Tags: Pictorials

Started Apr 3

National Geographic Society - Army Air Corps Stratosphere Balloon Flight Collectibles
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With an agreement in place with the U. S. Army Air Corps and contracts with the Goodyear Zeppelin Co. to fabricate the balloon and the Dow Chemical Co. to construct the gondola, the National…Continue

Tags: Stratosphere, Balloon, Explorer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Gannon Jun 6, 2010.

National Geographic Society - Army Air Corps Stratosphere Balloon Flight Collectible Commemorative Mail

Continuing the postal theme of last week's discussion on the Collectibles and Souvenirs of the National Geographic Society - U. S. Army Air Corps Stratosphere Balloon Flights of 1934 and 1935, this…Continue

Tags: Stratosphere, Balloon, Explorer

Started Apr 18, 2010

National Geographic Society - Army Air Corps Stratosphere Balloon Flight Collectibles - Stratosphere Mail
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Along with the small National Geographic Society presentation Flags (discussed in last week's posting), a packet of "Stratosphere Mail" was loaded into the gondola during preparations for the July…Continue

Tags: Stratosphere, Balloon, Explorer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Apr 15, 2010.

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Hometown:
Anderson, IN
Why do you wish to join this community?
To interact with other collectors.
About Me:
I have been a serious collector for many years, but realized finally that you can't collect it all and have focused my collecting on completing my collection of single issue magazines (so far it is complete from January 1902), book publications and most importantly, all items related to the Explorer Balloon Flights.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
The two Explorer Balloon Flight Technical Publications.
Favorite travel destination:
Africa

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At 10:14am on February 3, 2010, Scott T. Shier said…
Hello Mr. Gannon!

I am quite belated in saying hello and welcoming you to this site. It is much better than the previous incarnation...were you on that one?

Of course, I have heard about you (all good things) from a few other people, like Bill Cole, Paul Crist, John JC Carey, etc. You get mentioned when people are comparing notes about info., etc.

Anyway, just wanted to say "hi".

kind regards,

- Scott T. Shier
At 10:21am on October 28, 2014, Insignia Films said…

Hello Charles,

I am writing from a documentary production company based in New York City, and we are working on a film for PBS which covers the Explorer missions in the 1930s. I would love to chat with you about your collection or any insight about the missions that you might have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

At 2:20pm on April 7, 2017, andrew michalak said…

Hey Charles, I have an object pertaining to the stratosphere flight of 1933. I'm not sure if it's a souvenir, momento, or something that may have been sold as a fundraiser. Its trophy like. Its a model of the gondola on a square base. Its 3 3/4" high and 2 1/2" wide. Made of possible the same metal as the real one. One side of the base says, " Stratosphere Flight 1933" and the other reads "Dow Metal Gondola". The gondola is hollow and has Dow Metal within a diamond shape on both sides. I cant seem to load photos through my phone on this site. Maybe I could email some to you? I can't seem to find any info on this object. I live not far from Dow Chemical where the gondola was built. Any info you may provide would be amazing. My email is captainandym@yahoo.com

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