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    Amelia Earhart and Others: Signed 1929 National Woman's Air Derby Cover. Postal cover, 6.75" x 3.75", 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 thirty 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.

    Condition: Age toning, with moderate soiling. Minor smearing to a few signatures.


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    April, 2016
    5th Tuesday
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