Original 1933-34 Sky Birds Artwork of the WWI Sopwith T.1 Cuckoo Aircraft.
Lot 1. Original 1933-34 Sky Birds Artwork of the WWI Sopwith T.1 Cuckoo Aircraft. National Chicle used this 4.75” x 5.5” gouache painting to produce card #105 in this set. Titled “Sopwith Torpedo Carrier,” the colorful painting features two British biplane torpedo bombers built for the Royal Naval Air Service and subsequently used by its successor, the Royal Air Force. The Cuckoo was the first plane, or among the first, designed specifically for carrier operations. Experience with the plane contributed to the evolution of carrier-based aircraft. This outstanding artwork has a few tiny, light stains. Winning Bid $6,134.