And another door opens…
This neat little model of the Goodyear Airship came out in 1992, according to information up on the web. On the bottom of the passenger car is “1991 Malaysia”.
Turning the tailpiece changes the display.
It’s 3.5″ long and about 1.5″ from bottom to top.
These are on the side porch at a friend’s house. Fine color for this orchid, an epiphyte whose name comes from the Sanskrit word for this flower, vanda. Literal translation, I’m told, means “mistletoe” or, more generally, any parasitic plant.
I wonder about this 1″ pinback. I found it in a local flea. It’s a plastic finish, but it has an odd texture. No maker mark.
Black pin, white microphone apparently issuing lightning bolts from TN VA. Bizarre.
Probably it’s for an uneasy association of Tennessee and Virginia broadcasters.
I’m going to put this in a new card folder, but this is mostly how it looked when I bought it (for under $4). My pencil notation is what I dug up on the web.
In 1957, when this mailable listing of flights and costs (Knoxville to Washington DC – $28 and change) was printed, Capital was flying high with their Vickers Viscounts (eventually foreclosed on by Vickers). Hard times were soon upon the company and it was sold to United in 1961. The piece is 4 x 9″, folded.