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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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"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…"
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For the Consumate 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 Peasant" pictorial (see Collectibles of the NGS by Roger Nathan, page 62).As can been seen in the attached photo, with the exception of a repaired tear in the top border and natural yellowing, the pictorial is in very good condition.If interested, please send your best offer to me.  I will consider all…See More
Apr 3
Charles Gannon replied to Richard Root's discussion TIME TO PART WITH RARE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ITEMS, 1895 MONOGRAPHS, 1896 PHYSIOGRAPHY of the UNITED STATES,
"Hello Richard, I have specific interest in the Monographs. Please contact me at:  charlesegannon@gmail.com  to discuss. Feel free to send a complete list of your items for sale. Thank you, Charlie Gannon"
Jan 4, 2016
Charles Gannon replied to Christine Jeffords's discussion Titles for collectors
"Christine, I have a very extensive list of NGS publications going back to the late 19th century.  I would be glad to share a copy. My email address is chas1888@att.net.  Please contact me and I will send you an Excel spreadsheet with the…"
Jun 27, 2015
Charles Gannon left a comment for Insignia Films
"Just touching base to see if you received my answer to your inquiry.  If it is more convenient for me to call you, please email me a contact number or email address. Regards, Charlie Gannon"
Nov 7, 2014
Charles Gannon left a comment for Insignia Films
"Hello, I would enjoy chatting with you about the NGS-USAAC Stratosphere Balloon Flights of Explorer & Explorer II. My email is: chas1888@att.net My phone # is: 317.714.8654 Please email me to set up a time for a phone call. Regards, Charlie…"
Oct 28, 2014
Charles Gannon and Insignia Films are now friends
Oct 28, 2014
Insignia Films left a comment for Charles Gannon
"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…"
Oct 28, 2014
Charles Gannon replied to Charles Gannon's discussion Explorer II Dowmetal Commemorative Coin
"You are welcome."
Oct 21, 2014
Danny replied to Charles Gannon's discussion Explorer II Dowmetal Commemorative Coin
"Awesome your my hero worked like a charm! It was so dark it wasn't ledgable Now I can actually read it and display it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Charles"
Oct 20, 2014
Charles Gannon replied to Charles Gannon's discussion Explorer II Dowmetal Commemorative Coin
"Danny, The quickest way is to dip the coin in an acid solution, preferably hydrochloric acid. I use a toilet bowl cleaner called The Works. It has about 9% Hc acid. I put just enough of the solution in a small acid resistant cup to cover the coin.…"
Oct 20, 2014
Charles Gannon and Danny are now friends
Oct 20, 2014
Danny replied to Charles Gannon's discussion Explorer II Dowmetal Commemorative Coin
"In your article you mention removing the oxidation, which process has best worked for you?"
Oct 20, 2014
Charles Gannon left a comment for Patrick Divan
"You can call my cell anytime. Thanks Charlie Gannon"
Dec 11, 2013

Profile Information

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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