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1st September
written by Richard

Aeronautical genius or scam artist?  Charles Toliver excited San Diegans in 1911 with his plans to build a gas-filled dirigible.   Investors eagerly bought shares in the Toliver Aerial Navigation Company.   But the project did not turn out as expected . . .

Read the complete story of the San Diego Airship.

Charles Toliver.

Charles Toliver.



  1. Lynn Estes

    While going through some very old family papers I found a Stock Certificate for Tolvier Aerial Navigation, Is it worth any money? If you don’t know how would I find out?

  2. Welton Jones

    Hi Lynn, I would be happy to buy it from you. Please contact me.

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