Lot 857: Latham Hubert



2015-07-10 15:43:39

Lot 857: Latham Hubert: (1883-1912) French Aviation Pioneer, The First Person To Attempt To Cross The English Channel In An Aeroplane. Due To Engine Failure On His First Of Two Attempts To Cross The Channel, He Became The First Person To Land An Aeroplane On A Body Of Water. Vintage Signed Postcard Photograph, An Engaging Image Of Latham In A Head And Shoulders Pose Wearing A Flat Cap And With A Cigarette In His Mouth. Signed With His Name Alone In Bold Fountain Pen Ink, Largely Across A Clear Area At The Centre Of The Image. Autographs Of Latham Are Rare In Any Form Following His Early Death At The Age Of 29 In Somewhat Uncertain Circumstances Whilst On An Expedition Of The French Congo. Ex International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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