Lot #22
Alys McKey

Alys McKey
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Alys McKey

First female pilot to fly in Canada. Three items: vintage glossy 6.5 x 4.5 photo of McKey behind the controls of a plane, signed in black ink, “July 31—1913, Miss Alys McKey, E. B.”; a vintage glossy 7 x 7 photo, signed later in black felt tip, adding “First woman to fly a plane in Canada, Minoru Park, Vancouver BC, July 31, 1913”; and a two page TLS, dated March 23, 1936, to an admirer recounting her early flying experiences. In part: “Two years ago while working on the Von Fizz, I became acquainted with the fact that I am a distant relative of Cal Perry Rogers who was named for his, and my ancestor, the history making Commodore Perry…Before Lt. Garber got the Vin Fizz for the Smithsonian, he was grilled for hours by a strange woman…she told him that she was Cal Roger’s sister…she said she was ready to freely give the Vin Fizz to the museum where it is treasured.” In very good overall condition. RRAuction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #376 - Ended September 22, 2011