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Lot #392
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1917 Byrd, Richard E (1888-1957), American explorer and aviator, made the first aeroplane flight over the North Pole, typewritten letter headed "HQ Rhode Island, Naval Militia", dated April 4, 1917 to Admiral Sims asking for an active command because "a desk job does not appeal to me half as much as a ship when the country is at war", signed "R. E. Byrd Jr" as Lt (j.g.), U.S.Navy
Price Realized
$280.00

Lot #393
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1932 Earhart, Amelia Mary (1897-1937), American aviation pioneer, first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, signature on 1932 first flight cover from Los Angeles to Lakewood, Ohio, also signed by ten other aviators, all participants in Los Angeles Airport Sweepstakes Air Derby, v.f. and rare aviation cover, with cert.
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,100.00

Lot #394
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1961 Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich (1934-1968), Soviet Cosmonaut, first man in space, signed and dated on inside page of a book authored by Gagarin "Doroga v Kosmos" (Road to Space), 175 pages, with illustrations, released in 1961, rare
Price Realized
$400.00

Lot #395
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1922 Hoover, Herbert (1874-1964) President of the United States, typewritten letter, signed as Secretary of Commerce on Department of Commerce stationery, dated May 9, 1922 to the Peruvian Ambassador in Washington, regarding proposed tariff on Peruvian cotton and wool, fine
Price Realized
$250.00

Lot #396
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1927 Lindbergh, Charles A (1902-1974) an American aviator, author, inventor and explorer, made famous by first non-stop flight on May 2021, 1927, from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. A dinner menu, dated September 6, 1927 "Complimentary Dinner to Col. Charles A. Lindbergh", Helena, Montana, signed "Charles A. Lindbergh", slight ink smearing, otherwise v.f.
Unsold
Lot #397
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1927 Lindbergh, Charles A (1902-1974) dinner menu dated September 17, 1927 "dinner menu in honor of Col. Charles A. Lindberg" (sic), Sacramento, Ca., signed "Charles A. Lindbergh", some toning, otherwise fine
Unsold
Lot #398
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1937 Molotov, V.M. (1890-1986), Soviet politician and diplomat, a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protg of Joseph Stalin, a major perpetrator of the Great Terror and the principal Soviet signatory of the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact of 1939 (also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact), signed and dated on inside page of an instructional booklet by Molotov
Price Realized
$550.00

Lot #399
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1806 Napoleon Bonaparte, two sided letter sheet, dated 21 August, addressed to Monsieur Mollieu, signed "NAPOL", fine. Napoleon was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, the French Empire under Napoleon engaged in a series of conflicts - the Napoleonic Wars, involving every major European power. After a streak of victories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #400
AUTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
1814 Napoleon Bonaparte, lettersheet signed "Napole" at Elba, fine and very rare. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His Grande Arme was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba
Price Realized
$4,500.00

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