Sale 754

Lot 6042

United States, scrapbook of world aviation, 1928-32. Begins with unbelievable magazine photographs of the 1932 USS Akron accident, when four sailors on mooring lines were pulled into the air, one dropped 15 feet and broke his arm, two were pulled hundreds of feet before they fell to their deaths, and the last seaman held on thousands of feet up for more than 2 hours before he was rescued; autograph of the first pilot to cross the Atlantic in an airplane, Arthur Brown; clippings about Glenn Curtis and Admiral Moffett; lots of clippings about the USS Akron; 4 autographs of Kingsford Smith; 3 signatures of Berlin to Chicago aspirant Wolfram Hirth; articles in the Lindbergh beacon, autograph of DO-X pilot C H Schildhauer; 3 great DO-X postcards; elegant 8" x 10" sepia portrait of a woman in a stole and hat taken in Chicago. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized $350

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