loading..

WILEY POST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: HAROLD GATTY - HFSID 295438

WILEY POST and HAROLD GATTY 8x10 image of the first men to circumnavigate the world in a fixed-wing aircraft, inscribed by Gatty and signed both aviators. From the collection of fellow aviator Richard Blythe. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dick/very sincerely/Harold Gatty", "Wiley Post". B/w, 8x10.

Sale Price $1,912.50

Reg. $2,250.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

WILEY POST and HAROLD GATTY
8x10 image of the first men to circumnavigate the world in a fixed-wing aircraft, inscribed by Gatty and signed both aviators. From the collection of fellow aviator Richard Blythe.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Dick/very sincerely/Harold Gatty", "Wiley Post". B/w, 8x10. Post is shown standing in front of Gatty, and has signed below Gatty's inscription but above the latter's signature. In 1931, Australian HAROLD GATTY (1903-1957) was the navigator for American pilot WILEY POST (1898-1935) on their record-setting flight around the world in eight days, 15 hours and 51 minutes, the first circumnavigation of the world by a fixed-wing aircraft. The eastward flight of the single-engine Winnie Mae began at Roosevelt Field, Long Island on June 23, 1931 and ended there on July 1, 1931 after ten stops en route. This flight of 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes easily bested the 21-day mark set by the German dirigible Graf Zeppelin. For this flight, Gatty and Post became the first civilians to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. Lindbergh once called Gatty "the best navigator in the country if not in the whole world." During World War II, Gatty served with the US and Australian air forces in the Southwest Pacific, and wrote a survival guide for airmen downed at sea, which was subsequently included in flyers' survival kits. Post, a barnstorming pilot in the 1920s, lost his left eye in an oil field accident in 1926, but used the settlement money to buy his own aircraft. (Post did not wear his famous eye patch in this portrait photo.) In July 1933, after installing prototype autopilot and radio direction finder, Post became the first to fly solo around the world! On August 15, 1935, however, Post and his close friend, beloved actor, writer and humorist Will Rogers, were killed in the crash of their plane near Point Barrow, Alaska. This photo is from the collection of Canadian collector Richard Blythe (1894-1941), an infantry and aviation veteran of World War I with a distinguished flying record of his own. Blythe handled press relations for Charles Lindbergh's solo trans-Atlantic flight (1927), and collected many mementos from his aviator friends. Lightly toned. Corners lightly worn. Signatures in poor contrast but legible. Minor unknown stains on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response