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DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 48434

DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan signs a philatelic envelope honoring aircraft designer Glenn Curtiss. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Wrong Way/Douglas Corrigan", 6½x3½.

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DOUGLAS "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan signs a philatelic envelope honoring aircraft designer Glenn Curtiss.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Wrong Way/Douglas Corrigan", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring aircraft designer Glenn Curtiss, 35-cent airmail stamp affixed, postmarked Hammondsport, New York, December 30, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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. Erased pencil note at lower blank right corner. Fine condition.

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