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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


At 3:54pm on September 28, 2017, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Charlie,

I was wondering if you have any of the Special Publication books from 2007--2009 that you would like to sell?  In both regular and deluxe bindings.

Also, do you have any of the older promotional brochures (1907-1908)?

Thanks for your help.

Jeff Persons

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