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    Douglas Corrigan Signed First Day Cover. 6.5" x 3.5", signed First Day Cover honoring Lindbergh Heritage Week, with postal cancellation dated May 20, 1985. Signed in black ink "Douglas Corrigan 9-5-85. In 1927 at San Deago La I helped built the 'Spirit of St. Louis.'"

    "Wrong Way" Corrigan was an aircraft mechanic who helped to build Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis". He got his nickname when, on July 17, 1938, he left Floyd Bennett Airfield in Brooklyn on a flight to Los Angeles but "accidentally" went the wrong way. Twenty-eight hours and 13 minutes later, he landed outside Dublin, Ireland. Corrigan returned home to a hero's welcome.

    Matted and framed with three colored photographs of Corrigan to an overall size of 14.75" x 19".

    Condition: Light, usual wear. Very good condition.

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    April, 2018
    18th Wednesday
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