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    Sketches of Seven Aviators Signed. All are near 5" x 8.5" and signed in the lower margin. Subjects and signatures include Orville Wright, Richard Byrd, Douglas Corrigan, Chuck Yeager, James H. Doolittle, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Igor Sikorsky.

    The pencil sketches are by artist John E. Raitt, a civic-minded resident of Delhi, New York. Raitt, who died at the age of ninety-one in 2004, began sketching politicians and other famous people as a teenager. He sent many of the sketches to their subjects, who often signed them and returned them. The artist has signed all seven of these sketches. Some have smoothed folds and corners slightly discolored by tape residue, but all are in fine condition.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
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