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Item 47 - Howard Hughes Catalog 419 (Nov 2013)

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Scarce commemorative airmail postal cover, 9.5 x 4, carried by Hughes on his triumphant 1938 around-the-world flight. The cover, issued in conjunction with the 1939 New York World’s Fair, bears several postage stamps, postmarks, and rubber stamps indicating the primary stops on the record-setting journey: Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, and the final destination, New York City; and a flown printed fabric American flag, 12 x 8, carried on the flight. Both are attractively matted and framed with a small descriptive plaque to an overall size of 19.5 x 24. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.

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