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Fabric from the first airplane, the Wright Flyer, which made its debut flight at Kitty Hawk on 17 December 1903. Fabric measures 1.5'' square, affixed to a certificate signed by Lester D. Gardner, Editor of Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering, and close friend of Orville Wright. Certificate to Gordon P. Olley, a World War I flying ace, reads in part, ''...Orville Wright...had preserved some of the original coverings of the wing and [his executors] entrusted several pieces of this most valuable relic to me for distribution to notable aeronautical friends. I certify that this piece was used in the first successful flight in history by Orville Wright on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C. [signed] Lester D. Gardner''. Certificate measures 8'' x 10'', handsomely framed in gold and black to 12.25'' x 15.25''. Uniform toning to certificate, else near fine condition.
Fabric Swatch From the First Airplane, the Wright FlyerFabric Swatch From the First Airplane, the Wright Flyer
Fabric Swatch From the First Airplane, the Wright Flyer
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $12,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
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