DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1937 - HFSID 31882
Sale Price $144.00
DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN
Small slip of paper signed by legendary aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, with original mailing envelope
Signature: "Douglas Corrigan" in pencil, 5x3 piece of paper. Lightly soiled and stained. Paper clip impression at bottom left corner. Adhesive residue in top left corner (does not touch signature). Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope. Postmarked London, England, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 1937. Addressed to Miss Corine R. Manning. Washington, DC. One 2½-pence blue-and-white King George VI stamp affixed. Lightly stained and foxed. Adhesive residue on verso of envelope, which shows through (does not touch signature). Neatly torn open at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.After having been refused a license to fly to Ireland in 1937, on July 17, 1938, aviator Corrigan (1907-1995) left Floyd Bennett Airfield in New York City for California. 28 hours and 13 minutes later, he landed outside Dublin, Ireland, after "accidentally" going the wrong way. Corrigan's exploit made him a national hero, and he was known as "Wrong-Way" Corrigan. Two items.
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