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    Five years along

    Wilbur Wright Signed "La Conquette de L'Air" Postcard from Le Mans, France, 1908. A 5.5" x 3.5" collotype photographic postcard picturing Wilbur Wright piloting his plane. He has signed in fountain pen on the roof of the barn below: "Wilbur Wright". The French inscription at the top translates to:

    "The Conquest Of The Air / The Airplane of the American Aviator Wright at the start of the glide flight where he will fly / a distance of 10 kilometers, at an average height of 20 meters."

    This was just five years after Orville's first-ever flight. The brothers were now celebrities, touring Europe and conducting exhibitions of their ever-improving planes. Autographically, Wilbur is a large factor rarer than his brother, especially on such a choice piece. Tape stain at top, otherwise fine.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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