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He has signed for himself and for his co-pilot, Dieudonne Costes, on an envelope celebrating the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic (1930).
Commemorative envelope signed: "Costes/Bellonte/10/9/30", 6x3½.. Special cover with printed caption "Coste-Bellonte", with French and US flags, and printed address of a collector in East Liverpool, Ohio, postmarked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1930, 5-cent US Air Mail stamp affixed. French aviators Maurice Bellonte (1896-1983) and Dieudonne Costes (1892-1973) made the first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic from continental Europe to North America on September 1-2, 1930, flying from Paris to New York. (Bellonte has signed here for both.) They were greeted on their arrival by Charles Lindbergh, and given a ticker tape parade by New York City. Bellonte lived long enough to travel across the Atlantic in the supersonic Concorde.Toned and lightly creased. Philadelphia chamber of commerce stamp on verso. Otherwise fine condition.

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