Monday, January 1, 2018

Warplanes Collector's Club -Handley Page HAMPDEN

Happy New Year! Here's to a new and hopefully wonderful new year.

In the late eighties/early nineties, there were various subscription services available were, for a monthly fee, you would receive cards to build a collection. This was pre-internet, so this type of reference material was not easily available. At the time I was really into aviation and subscribed to the Warplanes Collector's Club. I don't remember now how many months I was enrolled, or how many cards you got a month (15 or 20 per month seems right). Here is the Handley Page Hampden. It is classified (for this collection, at least) as a medium bomber. The green square signifies that the dates of operation is 1939-1945.

Wikipedia has very similar, but more exhaustive, information. I kind of prefer the cards, though, either due to a sense of possession or the ability to physically "flip through" the collection.

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