Lot 437: Uncommon commemorative airmail postal cover, 9.5 x 4, carried by Hughes on his triumphant 1938 around-the-world flight. The cover, issued in conjunction with the 1939 New York World's Fair, bears several postage stamps, postmarks, and rubber stamps indicating the primary stops on the record-setting journey: Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, and the final destination, New York. Also includes a sought-after flown American flag, 12 x 8, also carried on his circumnavigation of the globe. Mounted, matted, and framed together with a plaque to an overall size of 19.5 x 24. In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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