EARLE OVINGTON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1924 - HFSID 4510
EARLE OVINGTON First airmail pilot owns the only airport in Santa Barbara. Typed letter signed: "Earle Ovington", 1p, 8½x11. Santa Barbara, California, 1924 January 14. To Curtis Freshel, New York City.
Sale Price $425.00
First airmail pilot owns the only airport in Santa Barbara.
Typed letter signed: "Earle Ovington", 1p, 8½x11. Santa Barbara, California, 1924 January 14. To Curtis Freshel, New York City. In part: "I'll 'sell' you on Santa Barbara when you come and make you dissatisfied with any other place. Things have gone wonderfully with me. My subdivision was a great success, lots which I sold for $1,295 are now $2,195 and some higher...Have gone in for aviation again - just for the fun of it. Own two airplanes and am Commodore of the Santa Barbara Aero Club. Incidentally, I own the only airfield in the city. I fly instead of go round the country in a car. Hopped down to Los Angeles the other day (100 miles) in just an hour. What I can't see is, why has not the airplane come into use more?...." 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. Creased. Folds, one vertical touches the last "e" in Earle. Lower right corner missing. Erased pencil notations at upper left corner.
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