MAP started off in 1969 as Pickering's Photo Page in the Blackbushe magazine (and later the WLAG magazine), this developed into MAP/Military Aircraft Photographs in 1973 when my wife, Christine, took it on as a full time occupation Then, in 1975, I gave up my job to join her on a full time basis. The name, MAP, was used as at that time we only sold military aircraft photographs. However, in 1975 we decided to start offering civil aircraft to our customers and now the collection is about 50/50 military/civil in size. During the late 70s early 80s the business expanded rapidly and we purchased the Real Photos aircraft collection (this was started in the 1920/30s by the Meccano Magazine) and we also marketed the RAF Museum's photo collection. At our peak we had seven people working in the business, but this has now diminished to only two - Christine and myself.
If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch with us in one of the following ways.
Business Address: MAP Aircraft Photographs, 23 Waggoner's Way, Morton, PE10 0XR, United Kingdom
Telephone Number: 01778 570049 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)