DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 177962
Sale Price $270.00
DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN
1973 National Air and Spacve Museum commemorative envelope marking the 1st anniversary of the U. S. Aerobatic Team's sweep of the World Aerobatics Championships, signed by aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
Commemorative envelope signed "Douglas Corrigan/Dublin Ireland/July 18-1938" in blue ink. Post It note on verso. 6¼x3½ envelope. Commemorative envelope marking the 1st anniversary of the U. S. Aerobatic Team's sweep of the World Aerobatics Championships (July 18 to 13, 1972). No. 7 in the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series. Postmarked Fort Worth, Texas, July 31, 1973. One 8-cent color American flag stamp affixed. 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. Envelope is open and empty. Normal postal stamps. Lightly toned, soiled and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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