Lot #345
Wiley Post Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 promotional photo of Post posing with his Winnie Mae aircraft, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "F. E. Miller, with sincere appreciation, Wiley Post, 10/2/33.” Upper portion bears a printed facsimile signature. In very good to fine condition, with scattered areas of surface loss. Accompanied by a photo of the same pose, signed and inscribed by Post's wife Mae. In October 1926, Post was badly injured in an oil-rig accident when a piece of metal pierced his left eye. An infection permanently blinded him in that eye, and he typically wore an eyepatch thereafter. Post and the Winnie Mae, a special Lockheed Model 5C Vega, completed two around-the-world record flights and a series of special high-altitude substratospheric research flights. It was named for the daughter of its original owner, F. C. Hall, who hired Post to pilot the plane.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022





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