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Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed and Flown Flag

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Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed and Flown Flag

Lot 0326 Details

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Flown American flag carried on several of Byrd's historic flights and polar expeditions, 6 x 4, mounted above a TLS signed "Dick Byrd," one page, September 26, 1956, in part: "I am happy to present to you this American Flag which I carried with me on my flights of exploration in the Arctic in 1925; over the North Pole in 1926; over the Atlantic Ocean on a non-stop flight from New York to France in 1927; and on the following Antarctic expeditions: 1928â€â€œ30 (during which period we made the first flight over the South Pole in 1929), 1933â€â€œ35, 1939â€â€œ41, 1946â€â€œ47, and on Deepfreeze I, 1955â€â€œ56, when it went for the third time over the South Pole. This Flag was with me on all of my many major flights of exploration. It was also with me when a combination of unforeseen circumstances forced me to spend the winter night alone at scientific duties in the shadow of the South Pole in 1934." Mounted together and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 19.5. In fine condition, with an area of discoloration to the top of the letter.
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Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed and Flown Flag

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Jul 14
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0326: Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed and Flown Flag

Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $300
RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 4:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0326 Details

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Flown American flag carried on several of Byrd's historic flights and polar expeditions, 6 x 4, mounted above a TLS signed "Dick Byrd," one page, September 26, 1956, in part: "I am happy to present to you this American Flag which I carried with me on my flights of exploration in the Arctic in 1925; over the North Pole in 1926; over the Atlantic Ocean on a non-stop flight from New York to France in 1927; and on the following Antarctic expeditions: 1928â€â€œ30 (during which period we made the first flight over the South Pole in 1929), 1933â€â€œ35, 1939â€â€œ41, 1946â€â€œ47, and on Deepfreeze I, 1955â€â€œ56, when it went for the third time over the South Pole. This Flag was with me on all of my many major flights of exploration. It was also with me when a combination of unforeseen circumstances forced me to spend the winter night alone at scientific duties in the shadow of the South Pole in 1934." Mounted together and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 19.5. In fine condition, with an area of discoloration to the top of the letter.

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