Sale 920 — United States Rarities

Sale Date — Tuesday, 17 October, 2006

Category — Air Post (see also lot 292)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
257
c
Sale Number 920, Lot Number 257, Air Post (see also lot 292)1932, May 20 -- Earhart Transatlantic Solo Flight, Newfoundland to Ireland (AAMC 1165), 1932, May 20 -- Earhart Transatlantic Solo Flight, Newfoundland to Ireland (AAMC 1165)1932, May 20 -- Earhart Transatlantic Solo Flight, Newfoundland to Ireland (AAMC 1165). Handstamped cachet (No. 26 of 50 carried) on cover addressed to Bernt Balchen in Hasbrouck Heights N.J., signed Amelia Earhart, 5c Winged Globe tied by New York N.Y. May 13 duplex, Great Britain 1-1/2p Geo. V tied by Londonderry May 23 receiving datestamp

VERY FINE. A RARE AND HISTORIC COVER CARRIED ON THE FIRST NON-STOP SOLO TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT BY A WOMAN AVIATOR.

According to the American Air Mail Catalogue, Earhart took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, at 3:51 p.m., May 20, and landed close to Culmore, near Londonderry, Ireland, at 1:45 p.m., May 21. The total flight time was 14 hours, 54 minutes. Earhart's solo flight was plagued with adverse weather conditions and mechanical difficulties, and she was forced to land in a pasture. In recognition of her achievement, President Herbert Hoover presented Earhart with the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society, and Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross, the first ever given to a woman.

With 1995 P.F. certificate. AAMC $5,000.00

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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