Jimmie Allen Flying Club memorabilia



2015-06-26 11:06:34

Jimmie Allen Flying Club memorabilia is memorabilia relating to the 1930s radion serial ‘The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen’ and its fan club.


The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen was a U.S radio series broadcast from 1933 until 1947. It featured the adventures of the teenage pilot Jimmie Allen, who solves mysteries and travels around the world with his friend and mentor Speed Robertson and their mechanic Flash Lewis.

The show was sponsored by the oil company Skelly Oil and broadcast throughout the Midwest across ten stations. To promote the series the Jimmie Allen Flying Club was created, and children could join by signing up at any Skelly gas station.

The club had more than 600,000 members, who received a wide range of free gifts and prizes. They were also sent a weekly club newspaper, and air races were held in towns where the show was received with a 16 year-old actor playing Jimmie at personal appearances.

Jimmie Allen Flying Club memorabilia

Members of the club received numerous promotional gifts and premiums, and could claim further prizes by showing their membership cards at Skelly gas stations.

These gifts included a set of wings, pin badges, picture puzzles, whistles, club emblems, membership cards, certificates for flying lessons, plans for model planes and a personal letter from the character of Allen. Other items included an album with photographs and information about various flying squadrons, signed photographs and flight plans and charts.

How much is Jimmie Allen Flying Club memorabilia worth?

Club memorabilia is rare and sought after by collectors, but prices vary depending on the item and its condition. Badges such as flying cadet wings and planes can sell for between $10 and $15, with pledge certificates and membership cards valued at $5 - $10. Rare items such as Jimmie Allen branded pocket knives can sell for between $50 - $100.

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