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Collection of 15 original vintage unsigned glossy photos, both 7 x 5 and 5 x 7, taken for Collier’s magazine by J. H. Hare. Photos include: Orville in flight on September 7, 1908, during the first hour-long flight; senators and congressmen inspecting the plane in between flights; one photo of aviation pioneer and competitor Glenn Curtiss; two photos of the plane’s launch device; one ph…

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Bank check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to The Ironic Jewell & Vision Co., for $16.00, dated July 21, 1917. Beautifully matted and framed against a 19.5 x 16.5 reproduction photo of the first flight, along with a small swatch of original fabric from the original Wright flyer, flown on December 17, 1903, to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition,…

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Vintage Wright Brothers pinback button, .75-inch diameter, bearing images of both Orville and Wilbur Wright and the text, “Wright Brothers Home Celebration, Dayton, Ohio, June 17–18, 1909.” Produced by Whitehead & Hoag Co., it retains the original cardboard maker’s insert on the reverse. In fine condition, with trivial surface marks and soiling. In June of 1909, the bro…

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Original .25 x .25 triangular portion of the original wing covering fabric used by Orville Wright during the world’s first flight at Kitty Hawk. Cloth matted with a photo of the flight, a descriptive plaque, and a reproduction of the original statement of authenticity (which was originally signed by a co-executor of the Orville Wright estate, Harold S. Miller), to an overall size of 14.5 x 1…

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Fabulous vintage matte-finish 9 x 6 oversized photo of the Wright Brothers first flight, signed and inscribed in black ink to his cousin, “To Elizabeth Payne, with best wishes, Orville Wright.” Double matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 12.5. In fine condition, with moderate contrast to the handwriting against the turf background, and the handwriting a couple of shades light b…

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ALS, three pages on two separate sheets, first sheet measuring 5 x 6.25, with second page trimmed to a size of 5 x 2.5, very rare personal letterhead, December 22, 1909. Letter, written from Dayton, Ohio, to J. M. Beck, Jr. In full: “Some time ago while at College Park I received a copy of your school paper containing an article by you regarding my flight at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. I …

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Very rare original vintage 4.75 x 3.75 photo, taken by either Orville or Lorin Wright, of a glider in the air at Kill Devil Hills in October of 1902. Reverse of the photo is notated in fountain pen by Wilbur Wright, “October 18th E. Slope #2 Hill.” The negative to this photo was developed in the Wright’s darkroom in the small building in the backyard of their Dayton home. In fine…

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Menu for the testimonial dinner honoring Claude Grahame-White after the 1910 Harvard Aero Meet, 5.5 x 8, September 16, 1910, signed on the reverse in pencil by 21 race participants and organizers, including Claude Grahame-White, A. V. Roe, William A. P. Willard, Governor Ebenezer S. Draper, Sydney MacDonald, Charles J. Glidden, Abbott Lawrence Rotch, A. A. Merrill, Charles H. Taylor, Carl A. Sylve…

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Very uncommon complete ‘Barnstormer's’ flight gear, circa late 1920s to early 1930s. Included is a front quarter horsehide leather jacket with shearling collar & lining, (40" chest, 34.5" length, loose button in pocket); leather pilot's helmet/cap; unusual folding goggles; a wool scarf; leather 3-finger gloves/mittens; button fly pants which lace up to knees; and knee high leather …

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Italian aviation and dirigible pioneer (1877–1926) who was the first person to cross the Alps in an airship. Vintage 4.75 x 6.75 gelatin silver photo, affixed to a 6 x 8 mount, of Usuelli’s airship hovering over a crowd, signed in fountain pen, “Celestino Usuelli, 16 Agotto 1910,” with notations in another hand, in Italian, to top right. In very good condition, with scatter…

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Flown package of Boric Gauze and Swab, measuring 1 x 1, labelled “Boric gauze and Swab, Tabloid Compressed, Burroughs Wellcome & Co." This boric gauze is part of a survival equipment kit purchased by and flown and/or used by Lindbergh in 1938. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behin…

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Wrapped package of Boric lint, measuring approximately 2.5 x l.25, box is marked "Boric Lint, Tabloid, Pleated, Compressed, Burroughs Wellcome & Co". This boric lint is part of a survival equipment kit purchased by and flown and/or used by Charles A. Lindbergh in 1938. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explai…

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Gold tone pin of an eagle with outspread wings, measuring approximately 2 x 2.25, engraved on the front, “S. S. Dwight W. Morrow,” and “Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow, Sponsor, September 21, 1943,” on the reverse. Dwight Whitney Morrow was the father of Lindbergh’s wife, Anne Morrow. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance by noted Charles Lindbergh …

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Vintage glossy 10 x 8 photo of the Lindberghs in front of their Lockheed Vega monoplane with a few Central Airport managers. Scattered surface impressions, some soiling to the upper left, and spotted silvering to dark areas of the image, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by sections of two newspapers that published the photo, dated April 19 and 20, 1933. RRAuction COA.

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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Charles and Anne Lindbergh with airport manager Carl Flournoy at Central Airport in Camden, New Jersey. Light overall toning and a crease to the lower left corner tip, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.

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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Lindbergh couple with Carl Flournoy during a stop in Camden, New Jersey. In very good condition, with a few light bends and creases, paper loss to the lower right corner, and some rippling to the emulsion and edges. RRAuction COA.

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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of Charles and Anne Lindbergh chatting with Carl Flournoy. In very good condition, with scattered creasing to the borders, a few surface marks, and the lower right corner clipped off. RRAuction COA.

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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of the handsome aviator with Carl Flournoy during a stop at Central Airport. A few surface impressions, small crease to the lower left corner tip, and a ding to the left edge, otherwise fine condition. RRAuction COA.

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Pocket flashlight, with a 5.5″ aluminum tube, battery operated, with red on/off button and pocket clip, marked “Bond,” on the clip. In fine condition, with expected light wear. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres explaining the story behind the survival equipment purchased by Lindbergh which was carried on board a M…

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Pocket knife, silver tone with blue "P A A" and global logo on each side of the hilt, measuring 3.5" fully extended. Accompanied by a letter of authentication by noted Charles Lindbergh expert Ev Cassagneres stating the knife “must have been given to Lindbergh when he was a consultant to that airline after WW II or before.” In fine condition, with expected light wear. RRAuction COA.

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Print of a sketch of Lindbergh by Edna A. Hoadley, 10 x 13, entitled The Man of the Air, signed in ink, “C. A. Lindbergh.” In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning, mild rippling to the left edge, and artist’s signature inherent to the print. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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 An 18k solid gold Tiffany & Co. wristwatch presented to Milburn Kusterer by Charles Lindbergh to commemorate their 1927 tour of the United States and Kuster’s first flight with Lindbergh taken on October 25, 1927, from Mitchel Field in Long Island, New York to Teterboro, New Jersey. According to the flight log of the Spirit of St. Louis, Kusterer was the final passenger on the hist…

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Vintage pearl-finish 8 x 10 photo of the Lindberghs with airport manager Carl Flournoy at Central Airport in Camden, New Jersey, signed in fountain pen, “Charles A. Lindbergh” and “Anne Lindbergh.” In very good condition, with scattered surface creases and dings, a tear to the upper right corner, and the emulsion behind each signature erased to aid in ink adhesion. Accompan…

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DS, signed “Charles A. Lindbergh” and “Anne M. Lindbergh” one onionskin page, 8 x 11, August 1, 1973. Document reads, in full: “We make this note to record the fact that the buildings and property at 21 Tokeneke Trail, Darien, Connecticut, (named Tellina) are jointly owned by us. Each of us has paid with personal funds for one half of the property and of the construct…

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