100604 | FRANCE. Aerial Navigation bronze award Plaque.

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    100604 | FRANCE. Aerial Navigation bronze award Plaque. Dated 1909 (engraved 1926). For the 10th Annual International Aviation Exhibition in Paris and engraved to M. Chaussain (80x58mm, 157.93 g, 12h). By P.-A. Morlon.

     

    NAVIGATION - AERIENNE, triptych containing biplane and hot air balloon around figure of Victory flying facing and holding olive branch / LE RÈVE CONÇOIT - LA SCIENCE RÉALISE. triptych containing, on one side, an inventor gazing upon birds in flight and sketching on paper, and, on the other, a manufacturer working in an engine assembly, all between a panel engraved "10ÈME / EXPOSITION / INTERNle / DE / L'AÉRONAUTIQUE / 1926 / M. CHAUSSAIN. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.

     

    Malpas –; Joos 2.177. Choice About Uncirculated. Warm brown surfaces, some light marks and stains.

     

    The International Aviation Exhibition in Paris began as an outgrowth of the Paris Motor Show, with the first expo occurring in 1909. Initially, it was held annually through 1913, at which point it was on hiatus during World War I. It was relaunched again in 1919, and held every 1.5-2 years, again with a hiatus during World War II, and, from 1949, held every other year during odd-numbered years. Today, it stands as the largest air show in the world, and takes place at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

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