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PANAIR – Pan American Airways System

PANAIR – Pan American Airways System

Year: 1933

Artist: Unknown

Dimensions: 18x28



Notable sale:

Poster Auction Intl, Mar 2022, $3,400


From Poster Auction International: “A PBY-5 Catalina flying boat—a converted military plane that was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II—soars above the South American continent in the service of Panair. It was Brazil's flag airline and Latin America's largest carrier from the 1940s through the 1960s. Officially known as Panair do Brazil, the local subsidiary of the New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Line began operations on October 22, 1929. One year later, Panair was acquired by Pan American World Airways and utilized for a seaplane route servicing Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. The airline ceased operations abruptly on February 10, 1965, when the Brazilian military government suspended its routes and allotted them to Varig. An interesting side note: whereas Pan Am referred to their planes as “Clippers,” Panair christened their aircraft with the names of “Bandeirantes,” famed Brazilian colonial scouts who took part in expansion expeditions.”


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