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Item 2085 - Orville Wright Signed Check Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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The Winters National Bank & Trust Co. bank check, 8.25 x 2.75, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to Carrie Grumbach for $26.69, January 21, 1947. Attractively double-matted and framed with a bust-length picture of the younger Wright brother to an overall size of 14.25 x 14.75. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, and expected bank stamps and cancellation holes (none affecting the bold signature). Grumbach served as Wright’s housekeeper for nearly 50 years. Starting as a 14-year-old, she primarily cooked and cleaned before assuming full duties when Wright’s sister, Katharine, married in 1926. Orville Wright passed away on January 30, 1948, a little over a year from the day this check was signed. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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