Lot #51
Amelia Earhart

Shellback certificate issued during the search for Earhart
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Shellback certificate issued during the search for Earhart

Partly-printed DS, one page, 20 x 14.5, July 7, 1937. A Shellback certificate issued to Commander William D. Mull, in part: “To all sailors wherever ye may be, and to all Mermaids, Whales, Sea Serpents, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters and all other Living Things of the Sea, Greetings. Know ye that on this Seventh day of July 1937, in latitude 00000 and Longitude 174° W, there appeared within Our Royal Domain the U.S. S. Colorado bound South for the Equator and for the Phoenix Islands, searching for the Earhart plane. Be it remembered…Comdr. William D. Mull, (MC) U.S.N.…having been found worthy to be numbered as one of our Trusty Shellbacks has been duly initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Deep.” Signed by “Davey Jones” and “Neptunus Rex” in type and in fountain pen by Captain W. L. Friedell. Framed to an overall size of 21.25 x 15.25. Mild overall toning, a bit heavier to edges and some light rippling, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a commemorative Earhart coin presented to Philadelphia Mayor Moore at the Gimbel Banquet on October 5, 1932. RRAuction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation IV
  • Dates: #396 - Ended November 29, 2012