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Lot 387

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Description: (AVIATION)
A good lot of seven pieces including two swatches of fabric recovered from the wreck of the airship, U.S.S. Akron with letters of provenance, noting that the pieces were "...salvaged from the Atlantic Ocean and was part of the ill-fated dirigible U.S.S. Akron destroyed off the New Jersey coast, April 4, 1933."; HUGO ECKNER signature on a cover honoring his visit "To Inspect U.S. Navy Zeppelin... April 7, 1930."; 40th Anniversary cover of the Hindenburg Disaster signed by eyewitness HERB MORRISON; CLARENCE D. CHAMBERLIN A.N.S. 1p. 12mo., on United States Lines letterhead, July 31, 1927 writing "This is the first air mail from S.S. Leviathan after leaving the United States." DIEUDONNE COSTE and MAURICE BELLONTE their signatures on the inside of a dinner honoring the first "Direct Paris-to-New York Airplane Flight" Sept. 11, 1930; and more. Overall condition very good. Together seven pieces.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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