This is a fantastic original 1930 black and white print ad for the Spartan Aircraft Company, which was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1928, by William G. Skelly. Prior to the company's founding, Skelly had established the Skelly Oil Company, a company made possible due to a large oil reserve discovered in southeast Tulsa. The reserve would be significant enough to support the business of future oil companies, such as Exxon, Gulf, Sinclair, and of course, Skelly. Based on Skelly's enormous wealth, coupled with his passion for aviation, he developed an aeronautical college, as well as an airplane manufacturing company (the Spartan Aircraft Company). Early developments of Spartan Aircrafts included mainly open cockpit biplanes. Skelly also sponsored the Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen and Captain Midnight.
This 81+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.25 inches; 25 x 34 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Schucker. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Pricing Vintage Advertising