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Three Admiral Byrd Signed Air Mail Stamps,
each a neexample o the 1928 5¢ Beacon Air Mail signed “
R E Byrd.
” Stamps are stillattached to each other and have the original gum. The stamp was issuedon July 25th. Exactly one month later, on August 25, 1928, Byrd set sail onhis rst Antarctic expedition with three aircrat aboard his ship.
Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan Collection
1) Original Signed Erickson Photograph with lengthy AutographNote Signed
” on verso. Picturing Corrigan, the 4” x 3” B&W photo issigned “
Wrong Way to Ireland/1938/Douglas Corrigan,
” On verso, Corriganhas penned “
This photo was taken Sept 1938 at Lindbergh eld by H. A. ‘Harry’ Erickson who in 1911 was the rst person to take a photo rom an airplane- Erickson also took the photo o the ‘Spirit o St Louis’ April 1927 showing the people who helped build it, o which I was one - DC.
2) Event cover,
6.5’ x3.5”, postmarked Detroit, January 30, 1939, commemorating Corrigan’svisit, signed “
3) 1938 Of cial Los AngelesSouvenir Program
welcoming “Wrong Way” Corrigan, 8 pages, 8.5” x 11”,Not signed. On July 17, 1938, aviator Douglas Corrigan let Floyd BennettAireld in Brooklyn, NY on a ight to Los Angeles but “accidentally” wentthe wrong way. Twenty-eight hours and 13 minutes later, he landed out-side Dublin, Ireland. Corrigan returned home to a hero’s welcome. Threeitems.
Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan Toy Airplane,
5.75” long,die-stamped metal parts painted white, “Doug Corrigan Jalopy” on wings,circa late 1930s. Very light rusting, minor paint chipping and some ad-ing to name. Overall very good condition. Corrigan became the kind o bad boy hero Americans love, earning his unusual nickname in 1938 atermaking an uno cial - and illegal - ight rom New York to Ireland. Hewas supposed to have been ying to Caliornia, however claimed to havebeen turned around by oul weather.
James Doolittle Signed Photograph,
To Al: J. H. Doolittle
”,11” x 14”. Doolittle stands to Charles A. Lindbergh’s let, while the ellow inuniorm is noted Navy test pilot Alred J. Williams. It is certainly conceiv-able that Williams is the “Al” to whom this photograph is inscribed. Lightaging with some nish loss at top and crease to upper let corner. Overallvery good condition. Jimmy Doolittle, hero o 1942’s raid on Tokyo, alsocontributed greatly to aviation sport and science. A winner o every majorrace during the “Golden Age o Aviation”, he was the leading advocate o instrument ying prior to World War II.
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