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02-04-2013, 11:15 AM
I have a Sopwith camel propeller that has been in my family since the mid 1950s. I am posting this to see if there’s anyone interested in purchasing it. I will take photos if there’s any interest.

A little history of this particular prop:

My father was friends with a man named John Henry Smith and his son Murray. Back in the 1950s, John Henry Smith gave my father this propeller as a gift. When I started my career in aviation back in the 1970s, my father gave the propeller to me. He told me where he got it, but I never gave it much thought. Then recently, I decided to see who this John Henry Smith from Forest Hills was. I almost fell over. I discovered that John Henry Smith was a WWI Canadian Ace who actually shared some kills with Capt Donald MacLaren, Capt Cecil Marchant, Lt Victor Yeates.

Here is a little history of John Henry Smith (http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/smith7.php)

Let me know if you would be interested. Thanks.

Also, apparently the family of John Henry Smith are selling off some more of his belongings (http://www.emedals.com/collectors-gallery/canada/militaria/uniforms/royal-flying-corps-uniform-to-canadian-fighter-ace-lt-john-henr?vmcchk=1) if anyone is interested in putting a collection together.

02-04-2013, 11:37 AM
I'm definitely interested. Can you send pics? Use dbahnson at gmail.com ( but use @, as in normal email address) Do you have a price in mind?

02-04-2013, 09:57 PM
Dave, I just sent you some photos. Sorry for the poor lighting.

05-24-2013, 04:24 PM
What City is the prop located in, can you post some photos and how much are you asking?
Russell in Ottawa Ont.