Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Orville Wright Document Signed. Pilot's license, four pages, 3" x 4.25", n.p., May 27, 1926. Leather-bound pilot's license, certificate number 6413, issued to Kenneth W. Montee and signed "Orville Wright" as Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association of U.S.A., Inc.

    The real birth of the modern aviation era began at the start of the twentieth century with the pioneering flights of pilots such as Clement Ader, the Wright Brothers, and Santos-Dumont, along with the proliferation of aeronautical competitions and important technological advances. Those who recognized the growing need for an international federation to coordinate and give direction to the rapidly growing industry/sport convened in Paris in October 1905 to form The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. The National Aeronautic Association of the United States is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, and serves as the official record-keeper for United States aviation.

    Wright's signature is located on the first page of the license with a small photograph and signature of Montee on the second page. Pages three and four contain a request - printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian - for assistance to the pilot should it be needed. Moderate wear and rubbing to edges and spine; moderate age toning to interior pages. Generally fine.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,737

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $950,931