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Aerophilately, Rocket Mail and Astrophilately,
Featuring the Johann Strauss & Leo Malz Collections


Aviation Autographs




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Lot 6250
United States, Doolittle Raiders. Two patches (assumed modern) honoring Doolittle's 1942 attack on Tokyo; includes 9 examples of J H Doolittle autograph on various items including; framed Mutual of Omaha print inscribed, on a B&W photo with a B-10B bomber, 8" x 10" color glossy photo with other signer unknown, 1985 thank you note with envelope, two on index cards, magazine photo of Madame Chiang awarding medals, magazine photo of the B-25 lifting off the deck of the USS Hornet, and on a FDC with his image on the cachet, an unsigned cover with a Doolittle cachet is included; bonus photo of Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima autographed by the pilot, navigator, radio operator and bombardier, and sheet of cinderella atomic bomb labels. Shipping charges apply - weight 3 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6251
United States, Earhart, Amelia. Autograph on original pen and ink sketch, a delightful piece of art; glued on a piece of paper that reads, "Amelia Earhart Across Seas Aviatrix",
Some damage to base paper piece,

Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 6252
United States, Earhart, Amelia. Cut signature on paper; lot comes with 6"x 8" photograph of the aviatrix doing a radio interview while leaning over the windscreen of her aircraft, also small publicity photo (3x5) of the pilot with the Lockheed Electra in the background; larger photo and pencil autograph would look stunning framed.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 6253
United States, Piccard, Auguste. A menu from the Victor Vienna Garden Cafe at the 1933 Century of Progress in Chicago; newspaper photo of the stratospheric balloon pioneer with his brother Jean drinking beer in the cafe; boldly autographed in pencil A Piccard, June 26, 1933; another hand has written "autograph Prof Piccard of Brussel"; an impressive piece from an aviation giant,
Blue tape tabs to hold in a scrapbook remain, a small booklet is taped inside, faint toning noted,

Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6254
United States, Rickenbacker, Eddie. 4" x 6" black & white photograph of the "Ace of Aces" with his Spad XIII, autographed Capt Eddie Rickenbacker 1918-1970; after 26 confirmed kills, the Medal of Honor, auto racing and transportation consulting, he would help build Eastern Airlines.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 6255
United States, Sikorsky, Igor. Autograph on Viet Nam photograph, an action shot of soldiers boarding a UH-34D Sikorsky helicopter; signed beneath and dated Aug 10, 1967 on 8" x 10" B&W photo,
Creases and surface cracks in corners; surface spots on the right,

Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6256
United States, von Karman, Theodore. Signature on 1950 CALTECH photo, a personalized photograph from a founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; appears to say, "Mike Lubon is souvenir of our pleasant and I believe our collaboration Th Karman"; very fine emulsion crackling but 8x10 in remarkably good condition.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6257
United States, Aviation greats. Autographs include; Earle Ovington (first airmail pilot) on Ship to Shore cover; Jimmie Mattern (first Atlantic solo after Lindbergh) on aviation related 8" x 10" illustration; Igor Sikorsky (practical helicopters) on roundtrip Lindbergh cover; J H Doolittle (WW II Tokyo raider) on color 8" x 10" portrait; Jacob Beser (radio operator on atomic bomb missions) on 8" x 10" glossy of him in front of the B-29 Enola Gay; Carroll Glines (along with Mission Leader John Mitchell and Attack Pilot Rex Barber) on bookplate in edition of Attack on Yamamoto; bonus Zippo type lighter showing plane and Mt Fuji, reads, "JAB Airmen's Club Christmas 1955". Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 6258
United States, Aviation autograph notables and ephemera. Signed prints (376 and 378/600) showing the ME 163B Komet, signed by artist, pilot Rudolf Opitz, and someone else, 2 prints rolled in sonotube; also in tube is a print of an HO3S-1 helicopter signed Sept 1, 1971 by Igor Sikorsky, about 200 commemorative covers (much of the Milestones of Flight series); ca 1943 Walt Disney WW2 combat insignia stamps and album (stamp in sheet and unused album has 3 ring binder hole damage); Clarence Chamberlin on a FAM 18 cover from NY; bonus Iwo Jima FDC signed by two who raised the flag, Native American Ira Hayes, and Rene Gagnon. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.8 lbs.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 6259
United States, Great space authors and scientists. Useful autograph collection including Clyde Tombaugh (Pluto), J W Christy (Pluto's Moon Charon), Harow Shapley (Director of Harvard Observatory), James Van Allen, Sir Bernard Lowell, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke; also includes 1959 Woods Hole Solar Eclipse Expedition signed by Chief Scientist Herbert Curl and six expedition members.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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