Lot 9004: Orville Wright Signed Sporting License

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:09:38

Lot 9004: United States of America "annual sporting license," number 479, issued to Edward G. Knapp by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for the year of 1927, two pages, measuring 4.75 x 4 open, signed at the bottom of the left side by Wright. License is filled out in type, authorizing Knapp for "Type of Aircraft: Airplane," and bears an affixed 1.5 x 1.75 portrait of Knapp wearing a pilot's helmet. In fine condition, with an embossed seal over a portion of signature. Accompanied by Knapp's 1920 Aviation Signal Corps Reserve identification card rating him a Reserve Military Aviator, with a small photo of Knapp in his flight cap and goggles affixed to the top right, and an unsigned 3.25 x 2.25 snapshot of Knapp and the rest of his unit posing with their gas masks. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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