Lot 407: Aviation Fabric Swatches

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:51:33

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Lot 407: Three swatches of flown fabric removed from historically important planes by the Smithsonian during restoration, each affixed to its original 15 x 20 presentation sheet, including: a bright red 2 x 2 fabric swatch from Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B; a dark brown 2 x 2.25 swatch of fabric from Calbraith Perry Rodgers's Wright Brothers Vin Fiz; and a dark brown 2 x 2 swatch from Oakley Kelly and John Macready's Fokker T-2. Tightly rolled and in fine condition, with some mild toning and a portion of the Vin Fiz fabric detached from sheet. Accompanied by the original mailing tube, order forms, and information packet from the Smithsonian. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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