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Item 3 - Orville Wright Catalog 396 (Nov 2012)

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Sold Price: $2,574.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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Bank check, 8.25 x 3.25, filled out in another hand and signed by Wright, payable to The Ironic Jewell & Vision Co., for $16.00, dated July 21, 1917. Beautifully matted and framed against a 19.5 x 16.5 reproduction photo of the first flight, along with a small swatch of original fabric from the original Wright flyer, flown on December 17, 1903, to an overall size of 22 x 18. In fine condition, with a couple staple holes to check, as well as expected cancellation holes, two lightly touching top of the first letter of signature. Accompanied by a photocopied letter of provenance which states the original larger relic bears a blue ink notation reading "Fabric from Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Harvey D. Geyer 3/2/51'.” Period typing on the sheet above reads: 'All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as 'Pride of the West' muslin.” Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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