MAJOR EDWARD V. "EDDIE" RICKENBACKER - INSCRIBED FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED 1970 - HFSID 176294
Sale Price $270.00
Eddie Rickenbacker signs a first day cover honoring the new rate of 45-cents.
First Day Cover inscribed and signed: "To Sgt Roger D. Christensen/Capt Eddie Rickenbacker/1970", 6½x3¼. First Day Cover honoring the new rate of 45-cents, 45-cent and 6-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York, November 21, 1969, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Captain Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890-1973) had joined North American Aviation, the parent company of Eastern in 1933 and became its General Manager in 1935, expanding its shipping and travel services. Rickenbacker purchased Eastern in March 1938 and became its President the following month. "Rick" had attained recognition as a race car driver before commanding the famed 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron during WWI. He downed 26 enemy aircraft, becoming America's greatest Ace and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war, Rickenbacker promoted commercial air travel and the advancement of air power for the U.S. military. During WWII, he was a special representative in the inspection of air bases in the Pacific. Fine condition.
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