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The Knapp Collection of Airmail Flights


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Lot 1055
Mounted fabric from the "Bleriot XI" aircraft, 2" by 2" square of fabric from the plane to fly across the English Channel in 1909, mounted under glass with a photo of the aircraft, frame is 16" by 21½", photo is 10" by 8", Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

On July 25 1909 Louis Bleriot flew the English Channel in a frail monoplane. Over the next five years hundreds of copies of the Bleriot 11 were produced making it one of the most popular aircraft of the pre- WWI era. The Bleriot 11 is in the National Air & Space Museum.

Current Bid$130
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Lot 1056
Mounted fabric from the "Curtiss NC4" aircraft, 2½" by 1 5/8" square of fabric from the first plane to complete a trans-Atlantic flight, frame is 16" by 21½", photo is 10" by 8", Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

On May 27 1919 the flying boat set down on the water of the Tagus River in Lisbon Portugal. The 4000-mile flight from Rockaway Beach New York had been accomplished in nineteen days. The NC4 is in the Naval Aviation Museum.

Current Bid$130
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Lot 1057
Mounted fabric from the "Douglas World Cruiser #2" aircraft, 2" by 2" square of fabric from the first plane to complete a round the world flight, frame is 16" by 21½", photo is 10" by 8", Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

The "Chicago" was the flag plane of the first round the world flight. In the company of three similar aircraft it departed from Seattle WA on Apr 6 1924 returning Sep 28 1924, after covering 26,345 miles in a total flying time of 363 hours and 7 minutes. The "Chicago" is in the National Air & Space Museum.

Current Bid$130
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Lot 1058
Mounted fabric from the Fokker T-2 aircraft, 2" by 2" square of fabric from the first plane to make the nonstop U.S. transcontinental flight, frame is 16" by 21½", photo is 10" by 8", Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350

The Fokker T-2 made the first nonstop U.S. transcontinental flight on May 2-3 1923. It covered the 2470 miles from Roosevelt New York to San Diego CA in 26 hours 50 minutes. The Fokker T-2 is in the National Air & Space Museum.

Current Bid$150
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