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1947 Danish Air Lines DDL by Mogens Bryder - Original Vintage Poster

1947 Danish Air Lines DDL by Mogens Bryder - Original Vintage Poster

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A very nice lithographic travel poster promoting Danish Air Lines - The Viking Lines.

This is one of last posters advertising the Danish Air Lines (or DDL in short for Det Danske Luftfartselskab) as the company joint in Scandinavian Airline System (SAS).

Danish Air Lines was founded in 1918, and was thus the first civil airline in Denmark. Some argue that DDL is the oldest airline in Europe as KLM was founded in 1919.

The first route went from Copenhagen via Malmö to Warnemünde in Germany. It was opened in August 1920, and was carried out with a Friedrichshafen FF49C (registered T-DABA) seaplane. There was only room for two pilots and two passengers.

The first land flight that the company flew was from Copenhagen to Hamburg. It became Indian on September 15, 1920, and flew with the De Havilland DH-9 and the engine biplane, with a pilot and room for three passengers. It ran from 1920, a total of 83 passengers and 80,000 letters were transported on this route.

When SAS was established in October 1950, DDL's activities were added to the joint Scandinavian airline, with DDL as one of the three owners of SAS. Today DDL is a just a secondary name within SAS Danmark A/S.

I believe the plane on the poster is a Vickers Type 628 with two Hercules 634 engines.

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Artist: Mogens Bryder (signed and dated in print)

Print: Lithography

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Very good condition - a few light handling signs, small ceases and folds on the edges and little discoloration in the upper left corner - please see pictures.

Country: Denmark

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REF: L1405

Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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