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ELISABETH BOSELLI - COMMEMORATIVE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 285223

ELISABETH BOSELLI First Day Cover, signed by her with the autograph sentiment, "Happy Landings!" First Day Cover signed: "Happy Landings!/Elisabeth Boselli", 6x3½. FDC in a US air mail series honoring US female aviator Blanche Stuart Scott. Cachet reproduces a French-language poster celebrating a 1909 air competition.

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ELISABETH BOSELLI
First Day Cover, signed by her with the autograph sentiment, "Happy Landings!"
First Day Cover signed: "Happy Landings!/Elisabeth Boselli", 6x3½. FDC in a US air mail series honoring US female aviator Blanche Stuart Scott. Cachet reproduces a French-language poster celebrating a 1909 air competition. Postmarked Hammondsport, New York, December 20, 1980, 28-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. French flyer Elisabeth Boselli (1914-2005) received her pilot's license before the country grounded unofficial civilian flights on the eve of World War II. In 1944, Boselli became one of two pilots in the First Female Squadron of the French Air Force. During the French war in Algeria, she flew air mail deliveries to remote bases, earning the nickname "the letter carrier from heaven." She notched eight speed and distance records for female pilots, including glider records. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.

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