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Pioneering Italian aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer (1886-1957) who founded the Caproni aircraft-manufacturing company. ALS in Italian, signed “G. Caproni,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, RMS Mauretania letterhead, no date. Untranslated handwritten letter written on board the famous ocean liner. In fine condition, with an old repair to a fold split on the second…

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Appealing vintage glossy sepia 5.75 x 7.75 full-length photo of Earhart shaking hands, boldly signed at the bottom in fountain pen, "Amelia Earhart." Matted in its original mat to an overall size of 8.75 x 12. In fine condition, with light silvering to dark areas of the image.

Now At: $393 (8 bids)

Exceptional vintage matte-finish 9 x 7.25 photo of Hughes talking to a man from the cockpit of a Northrop airplane, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Billy Duane, with best wishes, Howard Hughes, '37.” In fine condition, with trimmed borders. On January 19, 1937, Hughes broke his own transcontinental speed record when he flew from Los Angeles, California, to Newark, New Jersey, …

Now At: $733 (5 bids)

German engineer (1838-1917) who designed the famous rigid airship that bears his name. ALS in German, signed “Ferdinand Gr. Zeppelin,” one page, 4.5 x 7, June 26, 1911. Untranslated handwritten letter to Cecile von Rotenhan, with accompanying calling card and hand-addressed mailing envelope. In fine condition.

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Bold vintage ink signature, "Charles A. Lindbergh," on a cream 3.5 x 1.25 slip. Matted and framed with a photo to an overall size of 12.25 x 14.5. In fine condition.

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American aeronaut and inventor (1832-1913) whose Union balloon corps tracked enemy movements during the Civil War, known as the father of military aerial reconnaissance in the United States. LS signed “T. S. C. Lowe,” one page, 5 x 8, September 5, 1867. Letter to manufacturer James T. Ames, in full: "Your favor of the 3rd is at hand, and I was sorry to learn that the draft was not full…

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Two copies of Yeager: An Autobiography, both published by Bantam Books in 1985, including: a limited edition copy, hardcover bound in faux leather, signed on the first free end page in black ink by Chuck Yeager, numbered 90/504; and a hardcover copy with dust jacket signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, “To Carl, Good luck, Chuck Yeager.” In overall fine condit…

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