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Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
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Leader of the Flying Tigers
Called the Greatest Fighter Pilot in WWII

HOWARD, James H. Photograph of Howard in pilots gear talking with Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chief Field Marshal Leigh-Mallory, General Vandenberg and General Lewis Brereton at an air field in England just a few days before D-Day. Very boldly signed with fabulous contrast. $85.00


Austrailia/New Zealand



British


Canadian


Czech/Polish

Achieved First Air Victory in WWII

GNYS, Sq. Ldr. Wladek Photograph of Gnys, 4”x6”, B&W, head & shoulders pose in uniform,, smiling. Signed on the lower light border. $175.00


Finnish


French


German

Leading WWII Aces

GALLAND, Adolf, HARTMANN, Eric, SAKAI, Saburo Colorful RAF cover, postmarked 12/7/1975 with a cachet of a Messerschmitt 109 in flight. Boldly signed by Adolf Galland, Eric Hartmann and a choice double signature of Saburo Sakai in English and again in Japanese. $350.00

Famous German Ace - Killed in Combat

GALLAND, William-Ferdinand “Wutz” Rare A.L.S.  one and a half pages signed “Wutz.”  Not translated and in fine condition… Together with a T.L.S. one page, 27 August 1991 on the letterhead of National Security Industrial Association to autograph collector/dealer Doug Miller by Walker “Bud‘ Mahurin. $250.00

Adolf Galland's Personal Table Flag
GALLAND, Adolf, KRUPINSKI, Walter, RALL, GuntherAldolf Galland’s personal table flag which was on display in front of him on the dias at the Luftwaffe meeting “Gemeinschaft der Jagdflieger”.  This flag is edged in gold cord. The flag hangs from a wood flag pole.  This flag was a gift to Stephen Koschal after the Luftwaffe reunion dinner meeting. The flag is hand signed with “in person” signatures from Galland, Krupinski and Rall. SOLD

GALLAND,  Adolf Wonderful lithograph by artist Janet Keck, published by the King’s Crown Gallery in 1989. Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies by both Janet Keck and Adolf Galland.  Galland is head and shoulders in his flight jacket and hat wearing his Knight’s Cross and holding his famous dog. His nose art of a “Mickey Mouse” style is also illustrated. Measures appx: 19”x25”. $165.00

GALLAND, Adolf Color photograph, 4”x6”, head and shoulders pose in uniform. Signed in silver ink. $95.00

GALLAND, Adolf T.L.S. on his name imprinted letterhead, November 22, 1991 to a Mr. Bardwell. $95.00

GALLAND, Adolf Typed letter signed, one full page on his name/address imprinted letterhead.  June 30, 1970. $125.00

World's Greatest Fighter Pilot, Ace with 352 Victories

HARTMANN, Eric Wonderful lithograph by Janet Keck, artist, published by King’s Crown Gallery, 1989 and limited to 500 numbered and signed copies by Janet Keck and Erich Hartmann.  Measures appx. 19”x25”, black and white. Hartmann is head and shoulders in uniform, smiling,  wearing his Knight’s Cross and holding his dog. $175.00

Original Drawing of the Knight's Cross of The Iron Cross
Signed by 28 German Ace's - Combined 2,097 Victories

KOSCHAL, Stephen Original drawing of the German Knight’s Cross on a German artists board measuring appx. 12”x16”.  Drawn in 1995. Signed and dated  “S. Koschal 95”.  Boldly hand signed by 28 major German fighter pilots, all Ace’s.  The total victory of all the Ace’s that signed is a whopping 2,097 Victories. $1,950.00

WWII German Aces - Total of 750 Victories

RALL, Gunther, KRUPINSKI, Walter, REINHART, Ernest Wilhelm, and Adolf Galland Porcelain plate depicting the German Imperial Eagle.  Hand signed by all four with “in person” signatures.  All obtained at a Luftwaffe Reunion in Germany. $225.00

RALL, Gunther Wonderful lithograph by artist Janet Keck, published by King’s Crown Gallery in 1989. Limited to 500 numbered copies and hand signed by both Keck and Rall. Rall is head and shoulders pose in uniform wearing his Knight’s Cross. Measures appx: 19”x25”. $135.00

Hitler’s Most Decorated Pilot

RUDEL, Hans-Ulrich T.L.S. on his name imprinted stationery. 12/24/1980 to a Mr. Allen in Maine. $350.00

Possibly the Greatest Pilot in the History of Flying

RUDEL, Oberst Hans Ulrich A special folding card, most likely used for correspondence with a color portrait of Rudel on the cover.  When closed it measures 4”x6”. On the inside third panel Rudel signs his name with a fabulous large signature. SOLD

Hitler’s Most Decorated Pilot

RUDEL, Hans-Ulrich Copy of a photograph, half length pose in uniform. Affixed to a large page and signed below with an excellent signature. $165.00

Accompanied Ronald Reagan in a German Cemetery Creating a Political Firestorm

STEINHOFF, Johannes Wonderful lithograph by artist Janet Keck, published by King’s Crown Gallery in 1989.  Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by both Janet Keck and Johannes Steinhoff.  Steinhoff is head and shoulders pose in uniform wearing his Knight’s Cross.  Measures appx: 19”x25”. $135.00

Scarce Rocket Victory + 332 Victories

WOIDICH, Franz & RUDORFFER, Eric RAF cover postmarked Nov. 15, 1972 commemorating the opening of the RAF Museum.  Color cachet of the Gloster Meteor 3. Signed with a very uncommon signature of Franz Woidich and also by Eric Rudorffer, German Ace with 222 victories. Also signed by U.S. Ace Charles P. London who had 5 victories.  Three RAF pilots, B.A.D. McDonald, D. Fulluck and G.P. Young who flew this cover in three different planes have also signed this cover. $137.50


Japan

One of the Top Scoring Japanese Ace's of WWII

ANABUKI, Satoshi Photograph, appx. 3”x4”, B&W, of Anabuki sitting in the cockpit of his plane wearing his hat and goggles. Very boldly signed in English on the lower light area of the plane. Anabuki’s signature is scarce in any form and signed photos are highly desirable. Together with a list of the top-scoring pilots of the Japanese Army Air Force during WWII. In fine condition $250.00

JAPANESE ZERO ACE WHO SHOT DOWN PAPPY BOYINGTON

KAWATO, Masajiro Photograph, black & white, 8”x10” half length of Kawato in his flying gear.  Boldly signed: “Masajiro Mike Kawato, (signed once again in Japanese). $125.00

Japanese Ace Who Shot Down Pappy Boyington

KAWATO, Masajiro Kawato’s business card where he has written on the verso: “Masajiro Mike Kawato, Japanese WWII Ace, 19 Victories Shot down Col. Greg Pappy Boyington.” $95.00

JAPANESE ZERO ACE WHO SHOT DOWN PAPPY BOYINGTON
KAWATO, Masajiro Japanese flag measures appx: 4”x5”. Signed on the flag: “Masajiro Mike Kawato (signed once again in Japanese). SOLD

Said to be Japan’s Most Famous Pilot
SAKAI, Saburo Photograph, B&W, head and shoulders pose sitting in a cockpit.  He signed this photo in the light area of the sky with a double signature, once in English and again in Japanese. $250.00


Russian

BASKHIROV, Vyacheslav Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing his medals. Signed on the lower white margin. $185.00

BYKOVEC, Leonid Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5” head & shoulders pose wearing his medals. Signed and dated on the lower white margin. $175.00

CHISLOV, Alexandr Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”,  head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals. Boldly signed and dated on the lower white margin. $195.00

DEMA, Leonid Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, half length pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals.  Signed on the lower white margin adding a few words in Russian. $175.00

FYODOROV,  Arkady Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wear a chest full of medals. Signed on the lower white margin. In fine condition. $225.00

High Scoring Russian Ace

GNIDO, Piotr Andreevich Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals. Boldly signed on the lower white margin. $235.00

GOLUBEV, Vasily Attractive photograph of the Ace in uniform wearing his medals, B&W, 3.5”X5”, full length pose kneeling and talking on a phone. A plane is in the back ground.  Signed and dated on the lower white margin. $225.00

IVANOV, Viktor Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing his medals. Signed on the verso. $110.00

Top Scoring Russian Ace in WWII

KOZHEDUB,  Ivan N. Photograph, B&W, 3”x5”  of the Ace dressed in flight gear and standing next to his plane. Boldly signed in full, along with a sentiment and date, in Russian on the verso.  The first time we have seen this pose. Kozhedub’s signature can be considered rare in any form. $450.00

KABEROV, Igor Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose wearing a chest full of medals. Signed on the lower white margin adding a few words in his hand. $225.00

KUBAREV, Vasily Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”,  head and shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals. Signed on the lower white mount. $295.00

LENOV, Nikolai Photograph, B&W, 3.5X5”  half length pose in uniform with a chest full of medals.  On the verso is a 5 line inscription signed and dated. $150.00

NAIDENOV, Nikolai Photograph, B&W,  3.5”x5.5” of a Russian Fighter Plane with five pilots looking over some documents. Naidenov is the first from the left.  Signed and dated  by Naidenov on the lower white margin. $225.00

Very High Scoring Russian Ace

POPKOV, Vitaly Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals.  Inscribed signed and dated on the lower white margin. $265.00

Lengthy A.L.S. Signed and Dated on Verso

SAVELEYEV, Yevgenij Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals.  Signed and dated on the lower white margin,  On the verso is a lengthy autograph message signed and dated once again. $225.00

SOMOV, Ivan Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform wearing a chest full of medals.  Signed on the lower white mount. $225.00

TATARENKO, Dmitry Photograph, B&W, 3.5”x5” of three pilots in uniform one of them is Tatarenko.  Boldly signed and dated by Tatarenko on the lower white margin. $195.00

Rare Signed Photograph

VOROZHEIKIN, Arsenly Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose wearing his medals. Very boldly signed on the lower white margin. A very scarce signature in any form and especially desirable in signed photographs. $350.00

YEREMIN, Boris Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, of the pilot in uniform wearing his medals. He is standing in front of his plane. Boldly signed on the clear portion of the shy. $225.00

Fifth Top Scoring Russian Ace

YEVSTIGNEYEV, Kirill Photograph, B&W, 3.5”X5”, head & shoulders pose in uniform, wearing a chest full of medals. Boldly signed on the lower white margin. $295.00


Other


-WW 1-

American

BADHAM,  Brig. General W.T. Choice inscription, signed  on a 3”x5” card. “Kindest regards to Chuck McKeen, W.F. Badham”. $45.00

BADHAM,  Brig. General W.T. Color photograph 4”x6” of Badham in old age in the woods. He appears to be painting. Signed, in ink on the verso. $45.00

BAIR, Hilbert L. Cover with US 15 cent Flag Stamp. Affixed and postmarked Washington, DC  Nov.11, 1979. Signed H.L. Bair adding in his hand: “Col. USAF, Ret”. $60.00

BISSELL, Maj. General Clayton L. Lengthy autograph letter signed, on his name imprinted stationery. April 18, 1959. To Dear Neil and Grace (Goen). $77.50

Established Florida Airways Corp. which later became Eastern Airlines
Last Surviving American Ace from WW1

BROOKS,  Capt. Arthur Ray Lengthy two page biographical sheet, most interesting. Brooks has inscribed and signed and dated this item at the top of page one.  He writes: ”For Doug Miller from Ray Brooks, Oct.20, 1986.  All Best. Please do not give out my address, at 91 I’m not able to respond further”. $87.50

Established Florida Airways Corp. which later became Eastern Airlines
Last Surviving American Ace from WW1

BROOKS,  Capt. Arthur Ray Brochure of the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in Washington, DC. On the cover is a portrait of Brooks bi-plane. At the top of the brochure, Brooks has written: “For J.T.B., Ray Brooks, 26/3/86”. $65.00

Established Florida Airways Corp. which later became Eastern Airlines
Last Surviving American Ace from WW1

BROOKS,  Capt. Arthur Ray Very scarce A.N.S. on his name imprinted note pad. He writes: “J.T.B. P.O.B. 464, St. Pete, FL 33731, OK as your request of 17/3/86. Ray Brooks”.  Signed in full. $65.00

Established Florida Airways Corp. which later became Eastern Airlines
Last Surviving American Ace from WW1

BROOKS,  Capt. Arthur Ray Veteran’s WW1,  22 cent US Postage Stamp, Stamp cancelled Milwaukee, Aug. 26, 1985. Signed “A. Raymond Brooks”. $45.00

Rare Original Photograph of  a WWI Ace

CALLAHAN, Lawrence Kingsley Original photograph, 6”x8” of Callahan, full length pose in his flight gear standing in front of his plane. Photo #24271. Signal Corps, U.S.A.  Boldly signed “Lawrence K. Callahan.”.  $175.00

First American Aviator in an American-trained Air Unit
To Achieve the Status of Ace

CAMPBELL, Douglas Full page portrait of Doug Campbell standing by his plane. Boldly signed below.  $125.00

First American Aviator in an American-trained Air Unit
To Achieve the Status of Ace

CAMPBELL, Douglas Fine WW1 Veteran’s F.D.C. with a nice printed WW1 cachet. Veteran’s WW1 postage stamp cancelled First Day of Issue at Milwaukee on Aug. 26, 1985. $47.50

First American Aviator in an American-trained Air Unit
To Achieve the Status of Ace

CAMPBELL, Douglas Half title page removed from his book “Let’s Go Where The Action Is!”  Signed in full with a huge signature. $47.50

CURTIS, Edward Typed letter signed, one page on his name imprinted stationery.  Mar. 22, 1980. Refusing an invitation to hear about a talk on the 95th Aero Squadron for he will be in the Bahamas. $125.00

GUTHRIE, Murray K.Cover with 15 cent US Flag Stamp affixed. Postmarked, Arlington, VA. Nov.11, 1980. Signed in full by the Ace adding “Flight Commander, 13th Pursuit Squadron, WW1”. $75.00

HAYS, Frank K. Photograph, 5”x7”, B&W, full length pose in uniform standing near barracks.  Boldly signed in the light area of the sky. $165.00

HAYS, Frank K. Very scarce autograph letter signed on his name imprinted letterhead. In addition a portrait of his WW1 plane is also illustrated. The Ace writes: “Dear Doug Miller- It was good to hear from you, & I am pleased to be included in your collection. Best wishes, F.K. Hays” $100.00

HAYS, Frank K. Biography sheet, 8”x10”, B&W, with the Ace’s printed biographical sketch on the right and at the left.  A  printed portrait of  Hays  standing in front of hi bi-plane. Very boldly signed across his portrait. $100.00

Second Leading WW1 Ace

LAMBERT, William Original pencil drawing given to the publisher to be used in the book. This drawing is of two fighter planes being shot at by soldiers from the trenches.  Signed and dated by Lambert: “Lambert 4-7-18”.  Includes a full COA from William E. Martin, a consultant for Lambert’s book. This illustration which measures appx. 8”x11” was not one of those used in the book. $495.00

One of the First Americans to be Officially Classified an Ace

O’NEILL, Ralph A. Typed letter signed, on his name imprinted stationery. One page, Jan. 20, 1975.  To Mr. Richard Calow. $135.00

Scarce Letter From the Co-Author of “Mutiny On The Bounty” & WWI Ace

NORDHOFF, Charles Typed letter signed, one page, 12/8/1941. Choice content Nordhoff writes in part: “...Hall is at present in the south Seas, while I am stopping in California for a few months. It is a pleasure that you enjoyed ‘Botany Bay’. Many thanks also, for your enclosure of Pitcarin Island, which is most interesting. Hall visited the place a good many years ago, but he was prevented from sailing at the last moment, thereby missed a most unpleasant ship-wreck and open boat voyage...” Signed Chas. Nordhoff. $195.00

PARSONS, Edwin C. Photograph, 4”X6” of Porter with several other pilots standing in front of their bi-plane. Porter has signed directly above his head. $95.00

PORTER, Kenneth Photograph, 4”X6” of Porter with several other pilots standing in front of their bi-plane. Porter has signed directly above his head. $95.00

RICKENBACKER, Edward Vintage portrait, possibly from a drawing, 8”x10” of Eddie Rickenbacker, head & shoulders pose looking directly into the camera. Inscribed, signed and dated: “To our good friends Mr. & Mrs. William Poctain, Eddie Rickenbacker 1944”. $200.00

RICKENBACKER, Edward Partly printed D.S.  His check with his name imprinted at the top.  N.Y., Jan. 24, 1969 made payable to the N.Y. State Unemployment Insurance for $55.68 cents. Boldly signed. $185.00

RICKENBACKER, Edward Photograph of a portrait, possibly a pencil drawing, of Eddie Rickenbacker, 5”x7”, head & shoulders pose. Boldly signed on the lower margin: “Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker”. $175.00

"Yes, I was at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs"

RICKENBACKER, EddieTyped letter signed, one full page, on his name imprinted stationery, Mar. 11, 1968 to Leroy Edward Kohlbeck II of Colorado Springs.  Nice letter in part: “..after a tour of several weeks throughout the Northwest in connection with the promotion of my autobiography... I was at the Air Force academy at Colorado Springs for just a few hours last fall... I am enclosing an autographed photo taken of me standing beside my Spad during WWI back in France in 1918 (not present).”. $175.00

RICKENBACKER, Edward Magazine photograph, appx. 4”x5”B&W,  half tone portrait of Rickenbacker, head & shoulders pose, signed in black ink “E. Rickenbacker” and date “1931” in his hand.  $125.00

Founder of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada
In 1918 He Was America’s Leading Ace

STENSETH, Martinus Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, on small writing stationery. Dec. 11, 1974. To Dear Mr. Martin. 100.00

America’s 2nd Ranking Air Service Ace to Survive the War

VAUGHN, George A. Printed biography sheet  8”x10” of the Ace.  On the right is his portrait in uniform 3”x4” which he has signed below. $75.00

America’s 2nd Ranking Air Service Ace to Survive the War

VAUGHN, George A. Short A.N.S. signed with his initials. $15.00

ZISTELL, Eroll H. Autograph letter signed, one very full page, 15 Dec. 1966. To Dear Neil.  $87.50


Austrailia/New Zealand

KINGSFORD-SMITH, Sir Charles A fine signature on a large card adding “Southern Cross” in his hand. $150.00


British

VERY RARE OFFICIAL WW1 "COMBAT REPORT"

CLAXTON, LT. W.G. & BOWMAN, G.H. Autograph letter signed, one full page with a photo 3”x4” of Corrigan as pilot, sitting in his plane inscribed and signed “To Pat Patrick-Douglas Corrigan 11-28-38”. $1,100.00

Very RARE Handwritten Poem by WW1 Flying Ace
and Successful Actor Robert Loraine

LORAINE, Robert A handwritten poem quoting from “Cyrano” about a kiss. Nine lines written by Robert Loraine and dated by him August 20, 1919 on a large album page measuring 6”x7”.  This is the first item signed by Robert Loraine to cross our desk in almost fifty years.  We were able to confirm his signature by comparing it to his pilot’s license signature available on the Internet. 450.00


Canadian

BISHOP, W.A. FPortrait of Bishop in his uniform, measures appx. 6”x7” with overall size appx. 8”x10”. Signed below a printed statement by Bishop. Below his signature is a printed statement about his credits. Removed from his book and an excellent item for framing. $125.00


Czech/Polish


French

WWI French Ace-Nicknamed “Lindbergh of France”

COSTE, Dieudonne Air Mail cover honoring Coste/Bellonte Goodwill visit to Indianapolis in the “Question Mark”.  Postmarked 9/17/30. Boldly signed by Coste 185.00

First Flight Paris/New York

COSTE, Dieudonne & BELLONTE, Maurice Magazine photo of Coste and Bellonte in their plane “Question Mark” measures appx. 4.5”x5”. Boldly signed by both in the light area of the portrait offering excellent contrast. Bellonte dated his signature “29 June 1931". $475.00

WWI French High Scoring Ace- 54 Victories- Killed in Action

GUYNEMER, Georges Photograph of Guynemer standing next to his plane with many onlookers.  Also included is a beautiful photo of a monument honoring the Ace.  A third photo is of the area where it is believed to be the spot where the plane which Guynemer  was in crashed.  Together with a vintage package of dirt from this spot. This collection was put together by a French collector for a U.S. collector. $95.00

History’s First Fighter Ace

PEGOUD, Adolph Some credit him with being the first aviator to “looping the loop” in an aircraft.  Ace credited with six victories. Pegoud was killed in aerial combat at the age of 26 by one of his students while intercepting a German reconnaissance aircraft during the Great War.  Wonderful signature “Pegoud” on a slip. Together with a photo of him standing up in his aircraft. $595.00

SARDIER, Gilbert Typed letter signed on the ornate printed stationery of Association Nationale Desas. Clermont-Ferrand, 29 January 1970. To Mr. Stephen St. Martin. Fine letter mentioning the l’Escadrille SPA 48 $375.00


German

Ace Credited with 9 Victories, Hitler’s Personal Pilot

BAUR, Hans Very scarce autograph letter signed, one very full page, in German, on his name imprinted stationery. 30 April 1986. Not translated $165.00

GOERING, Hermann Photograph of Goering, B&W, 2.5”x3.5”.  Goering is wearing his Pour le Merite.  Signed: “H. Goering” most likely during the last weeks of his life before committing suicide. $1,250.00


Finnish


Russian



-WW 2-

American

Pappy Boyington & Masajiro Kawato

BOYINGTON, Col. Gregory “Pappy” & KAWATO, Masajiro “Mike” Printed photograph of Pappy Boyington sitting next to his plane.  Measures 5”x8”, half length pose. Signed in full and dated June 21, 1987 (just six months before his death).  Below Boyington’s fine signature, Kawato has signed his name in full. $295.00

The First American to Become an Ace in WWII

DUNN, William Very scarce autograph letter signed, one page, March 23, 1988 to a well known collector of WWII autographs. Dunn writes: “Sorry, but I haven’t any biography sheets you mention. Don’t even remember seeing one on me. Maybe the AFAA has some, I don’t know. $150.00


Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com