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    1929 National Woman's Air Derby Cover Signed by Earhart and Others An unbelievable and historical item - here is a philatelic cover stamped (airmail) and cancelled at Midland, Texas on August 22, 1929. On that day a Woman's Air Derby took place that was attended by all the leading female pilots of the time as well as a number of male pilots. Approximately 30 of these aviation pioneers signed this cover as attested to by the secretary of the Midland Chamber of Commerce who has signed at the bottom of the verso. Signatures on the front include Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder and Ruth Nichols. Future war hero J. H. Doolittle has signed on the back. Generally fine condition, light toning, very minor smearing on a couple of signatures, cover neatly split on three seams. Likely unique, a rare opportunity. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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