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Amelia Earhart with Signed First Day of Issue Envelope -

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This Aviation Collectible is exquisitely Framed with double mattes and comes in a 1 ½" Matte Black Frame, exclusively produced by Planejunkie.


Dimensions: 15.75" x 24"
Signature: Aviatrix Amelia Earhart (A real signature by Amelia Earhart and Louise Thaden in what looks like a quill pen - Not a Reproduction. There are two photo versions of this with the same envelope, only one version is available)

First Day of Issue Envelope: 1930 Chicago Air Races

Plane Type: Lockheed Electra 10-E

This is a wonderful and rare autographed flight cover from 1930. Signed by Amelia Earhart and Louise Thaden who won the first Woman's Air Derby, or as Will Rogers named it "The Powder Puff Bowl", beating Amelia Earhart who finished third in that event. This cover commemorates the Junior League of Harrisburg's Air Circus, Louise had a long and brilliant flying career, including winning in 1936, with her partner Blanche Noyes. They became the first women to capture that prestigious event, and split the $7000 prizes. ($4500 for winning, and a $2500 bonus for being the first women to win.) A lot of money in those days. 

Amelia Mary Earhart - Born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an adviser to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day, with many theories and attempts to find her, Noonan and their lost plane.


Authenticity Statement:

 We at Planejunkie have worked with famous aviators for 30+ years and inspect each and every signature we sell along with all First Day of Issue envelopes. We have either obtained the signatures we sell personally or purchase them from private trusted sources that we stake our reputation on.

I obtained this Cover from a long time Aviation Autograph Collector who has had this in his collection for over 35 yrs. He bought it from Al Zimmerman's Auctions in New York in 1984.

At the time he bought it his auctions were the leading auctions in the U.S. for Aviation items. He and his Brother Joe Merman were the guys to go to for these types of Aviation signatures.
He is now selling his Aviation collection for others to enjoy and I am framing these one of a kind items with complimentary photos or artwork. 
There has never been a doubt about the signatures on the items that Al Zimmerman sold back then because most famous aviators were still living and collecting just wasn't what it is today.
He was the leading guy on Aviation Signatures back then, way before the current so called experts decided to convince collectors they knew it all and if it didn't have a COA from them it wasn't to be trusted. 


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