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Item 425 - Wilbur Wright Catalog 473 (Apr 2016)

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Sold Price: $15,943.38 (includes buyer's premium)


Rare real photo postcard depicting the Wright Model A in flight, 5.5 x 3.5, signed on the reverse in black ink, “Lemans, 12 Nov. 1908, With my compliments, Wilbur Wright.” Addressed in another hand to American sculptor Frederick Macmonies in Giverny. Scattered soiling to correspondence side and scattered light creases and silvering to image side, otherwise fine condition.

In the course of delivering his Wright Flyer to a French syndicate, Wilbur traveled to Camp d’Auvours near Le Mans to perform a captivating series of flights and prove his plane’s capabilities. During these test flights he repeatedly broke his own speed and endurance records, far surpassing the requirements of the French contract. A month before signing this postcard, on October 10, he set the distance and duration records for a flight with a passenger, and six days later on November 18 he set an altitude record, soaring to 90 meters. Autographs of the elder Wright are extremely scarce due to his early death from typhoid fever in 1912, with this being an exceptionally desirable format as it both depicts his famous Flyer and was signed at the site of his important demonstrations. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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