REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/24/1931 - HFSID 76344
Sale Price $432.00
RICHARD E. BYRD
Byrd signed this $10 check to Helen Washington in 1931.
Check signed "R E Byrd". 6¼x2½, with perforated left and bottom edges. Dec. 24, 1931. Check no. 99 for $10, payable to Helen Washington and drawn on Byrd's account at Farmers & Merchants National Bank & Trust Co. in Winchester, Virginia. Byrd (1888-1957, born in Winchester, Virginia) made the first of his four expeditions to Antarctica between 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, which touch handwriting but not signature. Handwriting, but not signature, is lightly smeared but still legible. Otherwise in fine condition.
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