Fine Autographs and Artifacts Online
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of May 10 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
313   Roy Brown  $200 $200 $220 1 You must login to place a bid.

#313 - Roy Brown

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Six days before the death of the Red Baron—"We can still keep the hun pretty well in his place in the air"
Description                           Estimate: $700+          

Canadian aviator and World War I ace (1893-1944) officially credited with bringing down the Red Baron, though later investigations indicated that the kill was most likely made by an Australian anti-aircraft machine gunner. ALS signed “Roy,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, R.N.A.S. letterhead, April 15, 1918. Letter to his father, in part: "Things are very serious here at present, more serious than ever before, something will happen soon though what it is I cannot say. We have been right in the thick of it since coming out and have been very lucky. We are fortunate in having the best machine we could possibly get. We can still keep the hun pretty well in his place in the air. His casualties in every way must be terrible. There is some satisfaction in being in the thick of it at the present time, to know you are doing useful work at the most critical stage…I just got a new pilot in my flight who went to school with me in Edmonton. It is rather funny having him under me now. He is a good chap and will make a good pilot." In fine condition, with several intersecting folds. The Edmonton pilot Brown refers to is Wilfrid Reid 'Wop' May, the final Allied pilot to be pursued by Manfred von Richthofen before the German ace was shot down on the Western Front in 1918. An excellent and insightful letter written only six days before the final flight of the Red Baron.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $100.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 500 is due by Monday, May 22nd unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Condition An item’s general condition is rated on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine. Additional specific details that would not be obvious from the illustration, if any, are mentioned in the description.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.