Lot 13: Bookmark from the Explorer II baloon

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Lot 13: Author: N/A; Title: Bookmark made from the fabric of the balloon "Explorer II"; Place Published: Washington, D.C.; Publisher: National Geographic Society; Date Published: 1935; Description: Bookmark, printed on fabric, approximately 7x2 ¼". Framed, overall 14¾x11¾".Explorer II was a manned U.S. high-altitude balloon, launched November 11, 1935 and reached a record altitude of 22,066 m (72,395 ft). Launched from the Stratobowl in South Dakota, the helium balloon carried a two man crew inside a sealed, spherical cabin. The crew landed safely after and 8 hour flight. The mission was funded by the membership of the National Geographic Society. Condition: Browned and creased; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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