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Item 9003 - Orville Wright Signed Short Snorter Catalog 463 (Oct 2015)

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Series 1935 A ‘short snorter’ one dollar silver certificate, signed vertically on the left side in fountain pen, “Orville Wright,” and signed throughout by several aviation pioneers, including Bob Meyersberg, Frank W. Peterson, Bill Stinson, Lloyd K. Kovelle, Jr., George W. Goddard, G. S. Ritchie, Walt Halderman, Harold H. Hermes, Floyd W. Carlson, Frank Coffyn, and many illegible. In very good condition, with heavy overall wear and soiling consistent with most short snorters; most signatures display similar wear, yet Wright’s remains crisp and bold, and has been circled by the owner. From the collection of pioneering helicopter test pilot Harold Hermes. This was signed on the occasion of Orville Wright’s last known flight, June 5, 1944, on which Hermes served as co-pilot. According to Hermes’s flight logs, he flew with Orville Wright and Colonel Ernest K. Warburton for an hour and forty minutes aboard the Lockheed C-69 Constellation at Wright Field. Accompanied by Hermes’s flight log book chronicling 1943 through 1975, noting the locations and type of aircraft; included in the log is Wright’s last flight, dated “June 5, ‘Constellation,’ Orville Wright and Col. Warburton, Lockheed C-69, [Duration of Flight], 1:40.” This same Lockheed plane had just been flown cross-country in record time by Howard Hughes, adding to the extraordinary aeronautic interest of this rare piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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