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Ex. Otto Kallir Collection
Wright Flyer Wing Fabric Segment Flown as Part of the First
Successful Powered Controlled Flight in History at Kitty Hawk in
1903, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication
Guaranty (CAG). A 1.25" x 1.25" segment (overall), with a
rounded edge, of muslin cloth removed from the legendary plane by
Orville Wright who bequeathed it to aviation expert Lester Gardner.
Renowned aviation history collector Otto Kallir acquired the fabric
from Gardner and it was used to construct a 1:42 model of the
Wright Flyer. When this model was recently sold at auction, it was
severely damaged in shipping. CAG expertly removed the cloth from
the wings and divided it into smaller pieces to allow more
collectors to own such an important piece of human history. This
would make a great companion piece for the purchasers of the Apollo
11 flown segments that Heritage has sold from The Armstrong Family
Collection™. Cloth darkened with age and use, overall very fine.
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