Lot 9005: French engineer and aviator (1872–1936) who made the first crossing of a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft when he flew across the English Channel in 1909. Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 French postcard photo of Bleriot wearing a flight cap, boldly signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "L. Bleriot, 2 Mai 1930." In very good condition, with slight silvering, and adhesive remnants, faded collector's notations to front and copious notations to reverse, and creasing to borders (the latter affecting portions of the signature). The Leon Ford Collection.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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