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    First National Air Mail Week, May 1938

    [Aviation] Orville Wright and First Flight Witness John T. Moore Signed 1938 Airmail Covers. As follows.
    (1) A cover cancelled at Dayton, Ohio, on May 19, 1938, with a stamped cachet celebrating National Air Mail Week at the home of the Wright Brothers. It is signed in black ink: "Orville Wright" diagonally at upper left. Addressed, lightly toned, very fine.
    (2) A similar cover, this one cancelled at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on the same day with a cachet celebrating National Air Mail Week at the site of the Wright Brothers first flight. It is signed in black ink: "John T Moore" at upper left. At this point in time, he was the only person still alive that witnessed the Wright brothers' first flight in December 1903 as a teenager who just happened to be there, looking for crabs. Addressed, very fine.
    A nice and historic pair for displaying together.

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    November, 2017
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