Lot #519
Charles Kingsford Smith Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $1000+


Australian aviator (1897-1935) who made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. After setting off from Allahabad, India on the second leg of an attempt at the England-Australia record in 1935, his plane went missing over the Bay of Bengal and he was presumed dead. Vintage glossy 7 x 9 photo of the aviator in front of his famed plane the Lady Southern Cross, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to the manager of Los Angeles Municipal Airport, "Cheerio to Dick Barnitz, from C. Kingsford Smith.” In fine condition. Accompanied by an original vintage glossy 9 x 7 press photo of the Lady Southern Cross being taken in for repairs upon landing in Hawaii in 1934. Kingsford Smith made the first eastward trans-Pacific flight from Australia to the United States on the Lady Southern Cross, and it is the plane in which he disappeared.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021

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