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    Roscoe Turner Typed Letter and Photograph Signed to pioneer pilot Ephraim W. "Pop" Cleveland. Comprises: 1) Photograph inscribed "To our old/ Pal 'Pop' Cleveland/ from/Roscoe/ &/ Gilmore/ 'The Flying Lion'/ 1932." Turner had convinced the Gilmore Oil Company to sponsor him and acquired a lion (Gilmore's logo) who accompanied him on his flights, including two transcontinental speed records in 1930. Adequate contrast. Minor surface dents, small abrasion at lower blank margin. 2) Typed Letter Signed "Roscoe," one page, 8.5" x 11". Indianapolis, Indiana, August 14, 1951. In part "You're the greatest guy in aviation in my book...Pop, I just hope you live to fly another forty years..." Less than a year later, on August 6, 1952, 63-year-old Pop Cleveland and his wife were killed when the Beech Bonanza he was piloting struck the base of Mt. Baldy, southeast of Seattle. 3) Pop Cleveland Signed Photograph greeting card, 3.5" x 2.5" image, 4" x 5.5" overall, printed 1945/1946 Christmas New Year greeting picturing Pop and his plane signed "'Pop' Cleveland." Glue stains not on sepia image or signature, mounted on paper. Three items.

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    September, 2007
    21st Friday
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