Sale 958 — 2008 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 7 June, 2008

Category — Pioneer Flight

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 958, Lot Number 705, Pioneer FlightCompton Cal. Crash, November 12, 1911, Compton Cal. Crash, November 12, 1911Compton Cal. Crash, November 12, 1911. Type 3 handstamps in purple, including 5-line flight cachet and 3-line "Machine wrecked/at Compton/Aviator Injured", both in purple on address side of lithographic postcard depicting Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz Flyer, 1c Green tied by "Long Beach Cal. Nov. 16 10 AM 1911" flag machine cancel, addressed to Mrs. T. E. Peters at Long Beach, bottom of card scuffed (presumably in crash), otherwise Fine, very clear strikes of the markings applied to mail intended for the flight from Pasadena to Long Beach, which crashed upon take-off from the stop at Compton -- Rodgers was seriously injured in this crash and the plane was wrecked totally, but one month later the last leg to Long Beach was completed -- only seven recorded, ex Schoendorf

E. 5,000-7,500