Last updated January 3 2017

This page shows my collection of Pan American Airways "Flying Clipper Ships" postcards.

I have chosen to structure the postcards in the following categories:

Postcards issued by Pan American Airways

Postcards issued by commercial postcard publishers

Number of postcards: 150

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Postcards issued by Pan American Airways
Printed photo postcards made in U.S.A. - Issued during the 1930s.
The postcards of this and the following series are distinguished between slightly different backsides of the postcards.
(example of postcard backside)
Aboard a
"Flying Clipper Ship"
VC
On the Bridge of a
"Flying Clipper Ship"
VC
Aerial Gateway between the
Americas-Miami
VC
Boarding a
"Clipper Ship", Miami
VC
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"Flying Down to Rio"
VC
Printed photo postcards made in U.S.A. - Issued during the 1930s.
(example of postcard backside)
U. S. A. Bermuda Clipper
En Route
VC
A "Clipper Ship"
Taxies Ashore
VC
The U. S. A. Bermuda Clipper
Taking off for New York
VC
The Airliners moored in
Hamilton Harbor
VC
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A "Clipper Ship of the Sky"
VC
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Off to Rio and Argentine
VC
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A "Clipper Ship" of the Air
VC
The Brazilian Clipper -
on the Highroad to Rio
VC
China Clipper Taking off
for the Orient
VC
China Clipper approaching
Honolulu
VC
The China Clipper leaving
San Francisco Bay
VC
China Clipper over
East San Francisco Bay Bridge
VC
China Clipper Passing
Golden Gate Bridge
VC
The China Clipper over
the Golden Gate
VC
Arriving New York City -
5 hours from Bermuda
VC
Bermuda from the Air -
5 hours from New York
VC
Aerial Gateway between
the Americas
VC
The
American Clipper
VC
Wings over the
Spanish Main
VC
Aboard the U. S .A.
Bermuda Clipper
VC
Postcards issued by commercial postcard producers

Real Photo Post Cards printed in U.S.A.

Publisher unknown. Photographer W. F. Gerecke.
Issued during the 1930s.

No 1
Off for South America,
Clipper leaving Miami
VC
No 6
Clipper Ship back from
Spanish Main
VC
No 7
Pan American Airways
Terminal, Miami
VC
No 9
Air Gateway between the Americas,
Pan American Airport, Miami
VC
No 19
Vistors are welcomed at
Pan American Air Base, Miami
VC
No 20
Flying Clipper
linking the Americas
VC
No 24
Pan American International Airport,
Miami Fla
VC
No 24
Aerial view of Pan American
Airport, Miami
VC
No 28
Off to Ports south,
Clipper leaving Miami
VC
No 30
Home Port of famous
Clipper ships, Miami
VC
No 33
Pan American International Air Terminal, Miami
VC
No 36
Passengers boarding Pan American Giant Clippers, Miami
VC
No 54
Giant 32 Passenger Pan American Clipper off for Spanish Main
VC
No 61
Tractor pulling ship out of water,
Pan American Airport, Miami
VC
No 252
Where Nations Meet - Lobby of Terminal Building, Miami's Air Gateway between the Americas, Miami, Florida
VC
No 253
Air Gateway between the Americas - International Pan American Airport, World's Largest. Miami, Florida
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VC
No 261
Ready for flight to Rio.
Giant Clipper Ship Leaving World's Largest Marine Air Base, Miami, Florida
VC
No 313
Brazilian Clipper Ship Taking Off, at Pan American Airport,
Miami, FLA
VC

Real Photo Post Cards printed in U.S.A.

Published by Pacific Aerial Surveys, Seattle, Washington
Issued during the 1940s.

No 2615
Streamlined Ferry "Kalakala" & World's Largest Airliner, 74 passenger "Atlantic Clipper"
VC
No 2617
World's Largest Airliner the
"Atlantic Clipper"
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VC
No 2618
World's Largest Airliner the
"Atlantic Clipper"
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VC
No 2620
Streamlined Ferry "Kalakala" & World's Largest Airliner, 74 passenger "Atlantic Clipper"
VC
No 2621
World's Largest Airliner the
"Atlantic Clipper"
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VC

Real Photo Post Cards printed in U.S.A.

Published by the three companies A. Mainzer, Foto Seal Co. and W. Hoff,
all three in New York, N. Y.
Issued during the 1930s.

Unnumbered
Foto Seal Co.
New York
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
No. 63
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York
Clipper leaving for Europe from Marine Terminal,
La Guardia Airport
VC
No. 68
Foto SEAL Co.
New York
NEW YORK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - LA GUARDIA FIELD
Airview of Atlantic Clipper and Marine Base
VC
No. 79
Foto Seal Co.
New York

New York Municipal Airport -
La Guardia Field
Clipper Outside of Seaplan Hangar
VC
No. 86
W. Hoff
La Guardia Airport, New York


Yankee Clipper
Takeoff
VC
No. 95
Foto Seal Co.
New York


Clipper taking off at
La Guardia Airport
VC
No. 80
A. Mainzer
Clipper passing
Statue of Liberty
VC
No. 94
A. Mainzer
Clipper in Flight
VC

Real Photo Post Cards issued in U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

No. 18
Unknown publisher

California Clipper
VC
No. 65
Unknown publisher
Trans Atlantic
74 Passenger Clipper
VC
Unnumbered
W. Gray
Los Angeles
BOEING A-314
Transoceanic Clipper on takeoff
VC
Unnumbered
W. Gray
Los Angeles
PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS
CLIPPER
VC
No. 12
Unknown publisher
Pan American Airways Building
Dinner Key - Miami
VC
No. 30
Unknown publisher
Pan American Airways Terminal, Dinner Key, Coconut Grove, Fla.
VC
No. 35
Unknown publisher
Visiting Southern Clipper - Pan American Airport - Miami
VC
No. 3661
Unknown publisher
Entrance to Miami International Airport, Gateway to Latin America
VC
No. H 152
K. H.
China Clipper Ship
Pearl Harbour, Oahu
VC

Real Photo Post Cards issued in U.S.A.

Photographer: R. E. Simpson

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

No. 27
Unknown publisher
(R. E. Simpson photo)
Home of the Giant Clipper Ships
Pan American Airport
Miami, Florida
VC
No. 128
Unknown publisher
(R. E. Simpson photo)
One of the Largest Globes of the World, Pan American Airways Bldg.
Miami, Florida
VC
No. 131
Unknown publisher
(R. E. Simpson photo)
Southern Clipper Ship
Arriving at
Miami, Florida
VC
No. 135
Unknown publisher
(R. E. Simpson photo)
Clipper Ship Discharging Passenger and Mail, Pan American Airport,
Miami, Florida
VC
No. 432
Unknown publisher
(R. E. Simpson photo)
Entrance to
Pan American Airways Terminal,
Miami, Florida
VC

Printed Photo Post Cards issued in U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

Unknown publisher
"Philippine Clipper", sister ship of Pan American Airways "China Cliiper" and "Hawaii Clipper" in flight over San Francisco Bay
VC
No. 28
J. C. Bardell, San Francisco
Viewing one of the Clipper ships with San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in background
VC
Unnumbered
Clyde Sunderland
Pan American Airways 'China Clipper' passing over Grove Street Municipal Terminal, Oakland, Calif
VC
Postcard size - but not a postcard backside, just blank
No. 7
Allied Printing Trades Council
Clipper off for South America
VC
No. 7
Allied Printing Trades Council
Air Gateway of the Americas
VC
No. 153
Kromekote Post Cards
Dinner Key, Seaplane Base,
Miami, Fla.
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VC
Unnumbered
Suburban Post Card Co.
Pan American International Passenger Terminal. Flying Clipper Ship Landing, Miami, Florida.
VC
Unnumbered
The Collotype Co.
The Pratt and Whitney Hornet powered Sikorsky Seaplane S-42
VC
No. 7
Unknown publisher
Clipper over the Ocean
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VC
Unnumbered
Unusual Photograph System
The American Clipper
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VC

Unnumbered
Franklin Press Inc., Miami
Enroute via Famous Flying
Clipper Ship
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VC

Unnumbered
Franklin Press Inc., Miami
Enroute via Famous Flying
Clipper Ship
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VC
No. E-9
Golden Gate
International Exposition
Aviation Building at the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition
VC
Unnumbered
Golden Gate
International Exposition
Treasure Island
C. G. I.
Exposition '39
VC
Unnumbered
Golden Gate
International Exposition
Golden Gate International Exposition '39
Treasure Island
VC
No. 1305
Stanley A. Piltz Company
Pan American Clipper Base, Treasure Island,
San Francisco Bay
VC
No. C-71
Wesco Color Card
Honolulu Clipper somewhere over the Ocean
VC
Unnumbered
Unknown publisher
Pan American clipper
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VC
Unnumbered
Unknown publisher
40 Ton Atlantic Clipper
P.A.A. Base, Miami
VC
Unnumbered
Santway Photo-Craft Co.
Revolving Globe, 2nd Largest in World, Pan-Am, Airways Terminal
VC
Unnumbered
Santway Photo-Craft Co.
Air View Miami, Florida
Pan-American Four Motored Ship
VC
No. 19
Thomas R West, Miami
A Pan American Clipper
over Miami
VC
No. 13072
Bowers & Ottenheimer
Municipal Airport
The Yankee Clipper entering Hangar, Baltimore, MD
VC
Unnumbered
Unknown publisher
BOEING CLIPPER
Seattle, Washington
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VC
No. P-1103
Unknown publisher
Atlantic Clipper
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VC

Artist made Post Cards published Pan American World Airways.

Issued during the 1940s.

Unnumbered
It's quicker by Clipper
Es mas rapido por Clipper
VC

Hand-Colored Post Cards published by Mr. Foster, Miami.
Produced by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, New York.

Issued during the 1930s.

Unnumbered
Clipper Ships at Pan-American Airport, Miami
VC

Hand-Colored Post Cards published by Sunny Scenes, Inc., Winter Park, Fla.

Issued during the 1930s.

1102-4
Off for Havanna and
the Spanish Main!
Famous 40-passenger Clipper Flying Boats of the Pan American Airways System --- world's largest --- before its marine air passenger terminal building at Miami.
VC
1102-5
Aerial Gateway between the Americas. Entrance to Pan American Airways International Airport on Biscayne Bay, Miami, Fla.
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VC
1102-6
One of the fameous 40-passenger Clipper Flying Ships operated by Pan American Airways System.
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VC

Linen Post Cards printed by Colourpicture, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

10748
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
A96
Miami Terminal of Pan-American Airways FLA
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VC
10749
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
A97
Daily huge crowds visit Pan-American Airways Terminal, Coconut Grove, FLA.
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VC
14057
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
607
Crowds watching departure of "Clipper" to SOuth America. Pan-American Airways Terminal, Coconut Grove near Miami, Florida
VC
18754
Smith News Co.,
San Francisco
SF35
Chinatown, Grant Avenue
San Francisco, California
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VC

Linen Post Cards printed by Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

4A-H901 (1934)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-272
Forty Passenger Clipper Ships at Pan-American International Airport, Miami, Florida. America's Finest Air Passenger Terminal
VC
4A-H902 (1934)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-271
Pan-American Airways International Passenger Terminal, Miami, Florida. Showing a 40 Passenger Clipper Ship Arriving from Jamaica
VC
5A-H743 (1935)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-31
Pan American Airways 32 Passenger "Flying Clipper Ship" off to West Indies and South America from Miami
VC
5A-H744 (1935)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-124
All Aboard for South America! Miami, Fla.
Giant 32 Passenger Pan American Flying Clipper Ship
VC
6A-H613 (1936)
Stanley A. Piltz, San Francisco
35
Pan-American Airways "China Clipper" arrives at San Francisco from the Orient
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VC
6A-H718 (1936)
Stanley A. Piltz, San Francisco
84
"Arrival of the Clippers", the Queen of the Air dips in salute to the Clipper of the Seven Seas, entering the "Golden Gate", San Francisco, Calif
VC
6A-H1406 (1936)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-13
"Flying home from Rio". Pan American Terminal, Miami, Fla
VC
6A-H1643 (1936)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-26
Huge Globe of the Earth, Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Fla. The globe is 31½ ft. in diameter and weighs 6,500 lbs.
VC
6A-H1645 (1936)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-28
An afternoon crowd of sightseers at Pan-American Terminal, Miami, Fla. Showing portion of a 19 ton, 40 passenger "Clipper".
VC
6A-H2369 (1936)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-80
"All Aboard" for South America. A 40 passenger Clipper Ship preparing to depart from Pan-American Terminal, Miami.
VC
7A-H3 (1937)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-97
Hugh crowds visit Pan-American Airways Terminal daily at Coconut Drive, Miami, Fla.
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VC
7A-H4 (1937)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-96
Tractor hauling out a Clipper ship, Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Fla.
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VC
7A-H6 (1937)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-94
Towing giant Clipper to hangar, Pan-American Air Terminal, Miami, Fla. U. S. Coast Guard Air Base in background
VC
8A-H1074 (1938)
Thomas R. West, Miami
M-27
Miami Terminal of
Pan-American Airways
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VC
1B-H651 (1941)
California Clipper
VC
0B-H248 (1940)
Thomas R. West, Miami
DL-81
-
A Transatlantic Clipper
at Miami, Fla.
VC
1B-H906 (1941)
Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co., Miami
D.C. 74
Pan-American International Airways Terminal, Miami, Fla.
VC

Linen Post Cards printed by Metropolitan, Everett, Mass., U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

43175
Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co., Miami
D44
Giant Clipper Ships at hangars, Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida. U. S. Coast Guard Air Base in background.
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VC
43176
Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co., Miami
D71
Globe of the Earth, Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida. The hugh globe is 31½ feet in circumference and weighs 6,500 lbs.
VC
47130
Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co., Miami
D245
Transatlantic Clipper at Airport, Miami, Florida.
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VC
47335
R. Levin
Baltimore
49
Seaplanes at Baltimore's Transatlantic Air Base, Municipal Airport, Dundalk, near Baltimore, MD.
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VC

Linen Post Cards printed by Tichnor, Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

60682
Standard Drug and Sundry
Co., Miami
9
Entrance to Pan American Airport, Miami, Florida
VC
62352
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
33
Entrance to Pan American Airport, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
VC
62353
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
34
International Pan American Airport, Miami, Florida
VC
62353
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
34
International Pan American Airport, Miami, Florida
VC
62365
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
46
Pan American Airport, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
VC
62369
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
50
Early morning take-off of Pan American Clipper ship, Miami, Florida
VC
65113
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
26
Miami Florida Business District from the Air as a Clipper Ship soars overhead
VC
65120
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
18
World's Largest Airplane Hangar at Pan American Terminal,
Miami, Florida
VC
65121
Eli Witt Cigarr & Tobacco Co., Miami
17
Hangars for the Clipper Ships that fly down from, Miami, Florida, to South America
VC
61033
No publisher mentioned
123
Pan American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida
VC
65215
No publisher mentioned
46
Pan American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida
VC

Linen Post Cards published by The Harry P. Cann & Bro. Co., Baltimore, Md., U.S.A.

Issued during the 1940s.

47336
Harry P. Cann & Bro., Co.
37
Pan-American Clipper, Baltimore, Md. To Bermuda.
VC

Linen Post Cards distributed by R. E. Simpson, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Issued during the 1940s.

62352
R. E. Simpson, Miami
33
Entrance to Pan American Airport, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
VC
62357
R. E. Simpson, Miami
38
Globe of the Earth, Pan American terminal Bldg., Miami, Florida
VC

Linen Post Cards distributed by American Art Post Card Co., Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

Issued during the 1940s.

726
American Art Post Card Co., Boston, Mass.
26 ton, 32 passenger flying
Clipper ship,
Pan American Airways System. New Amphibian Seaplane,
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.,
Bridgeport, Conn.
VC

Linen Post Cards by unknown publishers

Issued during the 1930-1940s.

43174
27
Fortry Passenger Clipper ship flying down to Rio.
Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida.
VC
43175
28
Giant Clipper ships at hangars, Pan-American Airways Terminal, Miami, Florida. U. S. Coast Guard Air Base in background.
VC
71340
T588
Pan American Airways Clipper Docking at Los Angeles Harbor, Cabrillo Beach
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VC
71341
T589
Pan American Airways Clipper Docking at Los Angeles Harbor, Cabrillo Beach
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VC

Real Photo Post Cards printed in Great Britain.

Valentine's
No 5002
The Pan American Flying Boat
"CLIPPER III" used on the two-way Atlantic mail service
VC
Valentine's
No 38A-38
The Pan American Flying Boat
"YANKEE CLIPPER"
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VC
Valentine's
No 38A-39
The Pan American Flying Boat
"YANKEE CLIPPER"
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VC
Real Photographs Co.
No 1034
No title
VC

Real Photo Post Cards printed in Germany.

Unknown publisher
Unnumbered
Trans-Atlantische Boeing
"American Clipper"
VC

Real Photo Post Cards printed in Portugal.

Unknown publisher
Unnumbered
Horta Fayal Acores
VC