Wonderful Late 1950's US Overseas Airlines (USOA) Promotional Vinyl Flight Bag with Great Graphics
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Wonderful Late 1950's US Overseas Airlines (USOA) Promotional Vinyl Flight Bag with Great Graphics

Code: airmh50000usoa

$135.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a wonderful late 1950's United States Overseas Airlines (USOA) promotional vinyl flight bag. The airline was founded by a dentist, Dr. Ralph Cox who earned his pilot's license flying for the NAVY in WWII. Originally known as Ocean Air Tradeways, Dr. Cox changed the airline's name in 1950 to United States Overseas Airways. During the early 1950's USOA did not have scheduled flights. Instead, its non-schedule status allowed it to fly a number of both civilian and military operations - including aiding in transport during the Korean War, lending its support towards the creation of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) project, and operated flights worldwide for the Military Air Transport System (MATS). It operated this way for many years before it began scheduled service in 1959. USOA flew until 1964. This unusual box-shaped bag has some great graphics. This unusual box-shaped bag has some great graphics. The bag reads FLY USOA ORIENT Tokyo-Hong Kong Okinawa-Taipei UNITED STATES OVERSEAS AIRLINES. The reverse additionally reads Hawaii Miami-California. For one of the smaller airlines of the day, USOA serviced many exotic destinations such as the ones advertised on the bag.

VINTAGE: Circa late 1950's.

SIZE: Approximately 8-1/2" in width and 9-7/8" in height and 5-3/4" in depth; handle is about 21" in length.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Vinyl.

ATTACHMENT: Carrying strap, snap closure.

MARKINGS: PAT. PEND. CHASE CREATIONS on bottom.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airline collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MDJX12 LAFEX12/12 SLABEX5/16 psACEX5/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The bag has some minor areas of discoloration but is in good overall shape.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.