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EARLE OVINGTON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK H. HITCHCOCK - HFSID 318463

EARLE OVINGTON and FRANK H. HITCHCOCK Commemorative envelope signed by the man who delivered the first air mail, and by the then Postmaster General. The envelope was carried on the 20th anniversary flight. First Day Cover Signed: "Earle Ovington", "Frank Hitchcock/P.U.S. 1909-1913", 6½x3½.

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Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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EARLE OVINGTON and FRANK H. HITCHCOCK
Commemorative envelope signed by the man who delivered the first air mail, and by the then Postmaster General. The envelope was carried on the 20th anniversary flight.
First Day Cover Signed: "Earle Ovington", "Frank Hitchcock/P.U.S. 1909-1913", 6½x3½. Included is an unsigned B/w 5x7 book photograph of Frank H. Hitchcock and a 6x8 unsigned B/w photograph mount of Frank H. Hitchcock. First Day Cover commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary First Air Mail Flight. Post marked September 23, 1931. 5¢ United States Stamp. Earl Ovington - First U.S. Air Mail Pilot Ink Stamp. EARLE OVINGTON (1879-1936), an aeronautical engineer and early barnstorming pilot, carried the first mail (640 letters and 1,280 postcards) by air. After a journey of 5½ miles above Long Island on September 23, 1911, Ovington dropped the mailbag from a height of 500 feet. FRANK HARRIS HITCHCOCK (1867-1935) headed the Republican National Committee before becoming President Taft's Postmaster General (1909-1913). As US Postmaster he introduced parcel post to compete with private express companies, established the first air mail service, and cracked down on mail fraud. Corners lightly worn and creased. Lightly toned. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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