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Clara Adams Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CLARA ADAMS
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Adams (1884-1971) was an American aviatrix who got her first taste of flying in a Thomas flying boat in 1914. That apparently wasn't enough for her, because she went on to set a number of aviation firsts and records. Adams was the first woman to cross the Atlantic, as a passenger aboard the Graf Zeppelin, in October of 1928, and a passenger on the inaugural flight of Pan Am's China Clipper service from San Francisco to Manila, the Philippines. She was also a passenger during the inaugural flight of the Hindenburg in March 4, 1936, but she was only one of 11 women on that flight.
  • This is one of the most extraordinary aviation artifacts we've ever seen. It's a swatch of the silvery cotton skin of the Graf Zeppelin, attached to a card signed by Clara Adams, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic on the aircraft. Adams had a number of aviation firsts - she was also a passenger on the inaugural flights of the China Clipper and Hindenburg - making this piece doubly significant. Accompanied by a wax paper envelope that's also been signed by Adams; according to her notations on this envelope, this swatch of skin was a "Very rare and very precious ITEM!" read more...

    Sale Price $480.00

    $600.00

  • CLARA ADAMS B/w German picture postcard of the Dornier Do-X Flugshiff (flying boat), signed by Clara Adams, the first woman to fly in this model of plane Picture post card signed "Clara Adams". 5¾x4 card. Captioned in German, translated: "Dornier Flying Ship Do X with 12 engines at 500 horsepower in flight". read more...

    Sale Price $289.00

    $340.00

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