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Item 5 - Wright Flyer Catalog 442 (Nov 2014)

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Sold Price: $1,674.58 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


A small triangular swatch of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer that made the first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. The relic is affixed to a 5.5 x 7.5 informational sheet and housed in its original folder. In very fine condition. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Michael Davies, who made the presentations from a larger swatch from the Wright family; one certificate includes a copy of the original presentation sheet from Susan and Horace Wright, reading, in part: “When Orville Wright prepared the Kitty Hawk machine for public exhibition, the original fabric had to be replaced as it had been under water during the Dayton Flood of 1913…After his death we found that he had preserved some of the original coverings of the wings.“ RR Auction COA.

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