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#356 - Thomas Sopwith

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Inventor of the biplane used in WWI called the Sopwith Camel (1888–1989). Two items: a glossy 8.25 x 6 photo of Sopwith in a Howard Wright biplane, signed in blue ink and dated 1975, with Sopwith writing a description of the plane on the reverse; and an ALS, one page both sides, January 14, 1975, in part: “Howard Wright built my first two aeroplanes…He was no relation of Wilbur & Orville from whom I bought a Wright biplane in USA in 1911. I also bought the Burgess-Wright and flew all three in USA in 1911. Howard Wright was British and of course the Wright Bros. were American. I crashed my Wright when the engine stopped off the beach at Coney Island and brought the Burgess Wright home.” In overall fine condition. RR Auction COA.


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