El Al's biggest fan – Former lawyer Marvin Goldman has over 40,000 items of El Al Airlines memorabilia in his New York apartment. He's the Israel-based carrier's unofficial historian.
Collector's item – One of the rarest items in Goldman's collection is a badge for the first ever captain's hat design, released when the airline launched in 1949.
Flight crew – Goldman also has several stewardess hats in his collection.
Posters – Goldman is particularly fond of the carrier's posters, which were often designed by famous artists. This poster depicting Tel Aviv was designed by landscape painter Peri Rosenfeld.
1960s New York – Rosenfeld also designed this 1960s poster of New York. Goldman says posters are hard to come by, because they're sought after by both aviation collectors and poster collectors.
Humanitarian acts – Goldman says he's smitten with the airline partly because of the many airlifts El Al has performed for both Jewish and non-Jewish refugees.
Lost from the archives – Goldman has collected tidbits that even the airline no long has on file.
The 'thrower-outers' – Goldman says he's trying to save historical documents -- like this old El Al ticket -- from the "thrower-outers."
Obsessive – In addition to finding items at collectors conventions, Goldman has picked up a few pieces -- like this flight attendant's report -- from former El Al employees.
Badges – Goldman has a large collection of airline badges.
One apartment, 40,000 items – Goldman admits that storing his collection in his apartment is "a tight fit."
Extra storage – He keeps some duplicate items in a storage area outside his apartment.
Preserving for the future – Currently, Goldman is working on digitizing his collection, so that aviation enthusiasts the world over can appreciate the historical significance of his items.