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Lot # 981: 1927 "America", Famed Airplane of Admiral Richard Byrd "Ready for Trans-Atlantic Flight"

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Premier Auction 2019",
which ran from 7/14/2019 11:30 PM to
8/3/2019 8:00 PM



1927 Photograph of Admiral Richard Byrd's ship "America" as it was being fitted and finalized before what was expected to be the first trans-Atlantic flight. Byrd was the favorite to take the prize and glory associated with being the first to fly from New York to Paris, but the "America" would crash during a practice take-off and while it was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh would succeed and take all the glory! A rare image from the weeks leading up to the moment that the world was changed forever and Admiral Byrd ALMOST became the man who did it! A rare piece of aviation history issued by the International News and with a full paper caption on the back as well.

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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