REA Air Express Boeing 247 advertising. Measures 12" X 15". This vintage-style metal sign is hand made in the USA using heavy gauge American steel and a process known as sublimation, where the image is baked into a powder coating for a durable and long lasting finish, and features pre-drilled holes with grommets for hanging. Makes a distinctive gift for that special aviator in your life, or for your “pilot cave.”
In addition to passengers and mail, early airlines carried air express. In conjunction with the Railway Express Agency, airlines were able to offer fast delivery of time-sensitive packages throughout the United States. The Boeing 247 aircraft, pictured here, was able to cross the continent, with intermediate stops, in just 19 3/4 hours.