REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1928 - HFSID 79715
Sale Price $432.00
RICHARD E. BYRD
Byrd signed this check for over $7,000 to the "Byrd Antarctic Expedition" in 1928, the year he began his first expedition to Antarctica.
Check signed "R E Byrd". 6¼x2¾, with perforated top, left and bottom edges. July 6, 1928. Un-numbered check for $7,370.05, payable to "Byrd Antarctic Expedition". This check was originally drawn from State Street Trust Company in Boston, Massachusetts. This has been crossed out and replaced in an unknown hand by "Liberty National Bank/New York". Byrd (1888-1957, born in Winchester, Virginia) made the first of his four expeditions to Antarcticabetween 1928 and 1930, during which time he established the "Little America" base and became the first man to fly over both the North and South Poles. Subsequent expeditions were made between 1933 and 1935 and between 1939 and 1941. Byrd detailed his adventures in books and on the lecture circuit following his returns to the U.S. Proceeds from his books and talks were used to finance additional expeditions, which continued through 1956. Byrd, who discovered Marie Byrd Land and the Edsel Ford Mountains, was given the honorary title, "Mayor of Antarctica". Lightly toned. Normal bank stamps and cancellation holes, which touch handwriting but not signature. Bottom right corner has been torn from check (does not touch signature). Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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