429. Orville Wright. Block of nine two-cent USPS stamps honoring the 1928 International Civil Aeronautics Conference, signed in the upper border in black ink by Wright. Matted and framed with a descriptive plaque and an image of an early plane to an overall size of 10.75 x 15.25. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
430. Orville Wright. Choice ink signature, “Orville Wright,” on an off-white 3.75 x 2.5 card. In fine condition. Accompanied by several newspaper and magazine clippings about the Wright’s early aircraft and Fort Myer’s testing. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
The year of his first balloon ascension, the famous Italian aeronaut writes a hopeful letter to his father 431. Francesco Zambeccari. Pioneer Italian
aviator (1752–1812) who dedicated himself to balloon flight. Rare ALS in Italian, signed “Francesco,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9, London, September 20, 1783. A lengthy letter to his father on his hopes to get a military commission in England. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a trivial puncture to right side (barely affecting two words). RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
102 | July 17, 2013 | SPACE & AVIATION
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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