DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED 05/19/1939 - HFSID 17810
Sale Price $270.00
DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan signs a philatelic envelope commemorating his landing at Dearborn, Michigan on August 18, 1938.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Douglas Corrigan/5-19-39", 6½x3½. Cachet with four 4-leaf clovers and text: "Welcome/to/Dearborn/Douglas/Corrigan/Aug 18th, 1938/Dearborn/Stamp Club", pair of 3-cent "Landing of the Swedes and Finns" stamps affixed, postmarked Dearborn, Michigan, August 18, 1938. 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. Addressed in unknown hand to recipient in Dearborn, light. Fine condition.
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