The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Description: This is a very rare and nice item. Typed Letter Signed, one page, 6.5 x 5 inches, Personal Letterhead, April 15, 1925. Letter to Mr. B. Russell Shaw of the National Aeronautic Association. In full: "The regulations for the Aviation Town and Country Club of Detroit Trophy seem satisfactory to me." Beautifully matted and framed against a 22.5 x 18 reproduction Photo of the first flight, along with a Small Swatch of Fabric from the original Wright Flyer, flown on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, to an overall size of 26 x 22 inches. On October 9, 1925, Charles S. (Casey) Jones won the Aviation Town and Country Club of Detroit Trophy and a $2,500 prize at Mitchel Field, Long Island. The race, a light commercial speed and efficiency race of 100 miles, was conducted by the New York Chapter of the National Aeronautic Association of the United States.
Condition: It is in Fine Condition
Documentation: This item is fully documented by four sources. First it has a PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Authentication status. This is a service that was provided to RR Auctions and this item within. It means that this item has previously been reviewed by experts at PSA/DNA and is absolutely guaranteed to pass final testing and marking. Further It means that this signature of Orville Wright and Plane Cloth Swatch which they personally examined and is in their opinion authentic. Further they state that the signature(s) are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that they compared against. Pre-Certified PSA /DNA is to let buyers know beforehand that upon item being sent in for official final marking and certification that it is guaranteed to be authentic, in their opinion. Second, the item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction where item was purchased by us originally. Third you will also get a Certificate from Reel Art. You will also get a copy of the invoice from RR Auction a to further prove authenticity. Fourth you will also get a Letter of Authenticity from the world renown University Archives.
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