There’s still time to grab a piece of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Herman Miller airport chairs are available for sale.
Herman Miller airport chairs are available for sale. Courtesy of Purplewave.com

Don’t worry aviation history lovers – you can still pick up a piece of the old Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

Perhaps you’re in need of a “Shoeshine” sign, a baggage claim service counter or some black airport seats. There are also signs for different airlines, such as Delta, American, Southwest and United.

Those items and hundreds of others from the old airport are available now in an online auction that will begin to close at 11 a.m. on Monday at www.purplewave.com.

An open inspection of items will be held Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the airport, but items can also be viewed online.

All items are sold “as is, where is,” according to PurpleWave. There will be no refunds.

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport opened to general aviation in 1953 and commercial flights in 1954, according to the airport website. Its last major renovation and expansion was in 1989.

In June, the last flight left the old Mid-Continent with the completion of the new Wichita Eisenhower National Airport terminal.

The opening of the $200 million terminal was about a decade in the making.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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