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7. ADOLF GALLAND (1912-1996)
Luftwaffe General commanding the fighter branch during World War Two, winner of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds and a kill total of 104. Only general to lead a squadron into battle. Adolf Galland, The First and the Last: The German Fighter Force in World War II (Methuen & Co: London, 1953). Good copy in dustjacket, signed on the half-title page by Galland. SOLD

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9. JAPANESE FIGHTER PILOT MASAJIRO KAWATO SIGNED ROBERT CARLIN PRINT TITLED "SHOOTING DOWN GREG "PAPPY" BOYINGTON
This museum quality framed print, titled "Shooting down Greg "Pappy" Boyington," measures 29" x 25." Originally painted by noted aviation artist Robert Carlin, his paintings are displayed in the offices of airline presidents, astronauts and senators as well as in several museums including the Smithsonian, the U.S. Archives, the Air Force Museum and the USAF Academy.

The print depicts the shooting down of Greg "Pappy" Boyington by Japanese fighter pilot Masajiro Kawato. Kawato was only 18 years old at the time of the event. While it was the 13th kill credited to Kawato, in reality, Boyington survived. Kawato would later meet Boyington and during their conversations, Kawato determined he was the fighter pilot who did the deed and the two made several public appearances together.

While Kowato would maintain his claim of being the shooter until his dying day, it was eventually disproved as were some of the other "kills" attributed to him.

This print is signed in the lower left corner by the artist. In the lower right corner is a small photograph of Kawato with his signature. $890.00

Space, Aviation and the Wright Brothers
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1. APOLLO-SOYUZ
Beautiful, large 25" by 35" limited-edition print by George Bishop commemorating the historic link-up between American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in1975. Signed by American astronauts Thomas Stafford and Deke Slayton, and by Soyuz cosmonauts Valery Kubasov and Alexei Leonov (the first man to walk in space). $650.00

4. Rear Admiral RICHARD EVELYN BYRD (1888-1957)
US Naval Officer, Pioneering Polar Explorer. An adventurous aviator, he was a winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his reported first flight over the North Pole. Very nice copy of Byrd's book chronicling his historic South Pole expedition, Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic-The Flight to the South Pole (GP Putnam's Sons: New York, 1930). Signed on the flyleaf "R E Byrd." $250.00

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5. JIMMY DOOLITTLE (1896-1993)
Army Air Force General, Medal of Honor winner, leader of the famous and daring bombing raid on Tokyo early in World War Two, leading a group of carrier-launched B-25 bombers in the first bombing attack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. Limited edition print by renowned American artist Paul Calle. An official artist for NASA, Calle's space and aviation works are well-known and represented in countless museum collections. Numbered original lithograph from the limited edition of 1000 commissioned by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in 1976. A large and impressive 18" by 29" portrait in uniform, as lieutenant-general commanding the US 8th Army Air Force stationed in England during World War Two. Signed by both Jimmy Doolittle and Paul Calle. Doolittle died in 1993, and his signed material is becoming increasingly scarce. A terrific item in new condition. $395.00

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6. JOE FOSS (1915-2003)
Captain, USMC, multiple ace in the Second World War. Credited with 26 victories while flying with Marine Fighter Squadron 121. Limited edition color print (18" x 24") of Foss’s Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat by artist John Ficklen. Numbered from the limited edition of 950. Signed by both Joe Foss and John Ficklen. $220.00

2. GREGORY "PAPPY" BOYINGTON (1912-1988)
Sioux warrior, USMC Fighter Ace in World War Two with 24 victories to his credit. Commanded Marine Corps Fighter Squadron VMF 214, the "Black Sheep Squadron." Limited edition print by artist Paul Thomas showing Boyington's Corsair fighter plane flying low over the Pacific. Signed and numbered by the artist, and boldly signed "Pappy Boyington." $395.00

3. GREGORY "PAPPY" BOYINGTON (1912-1988)
Sioux warrior, USMC Fighter Ace in World War Two with 24 victories to his credit. Commanded Marine Corps Fighter Squadron VMF 214, the "Black Sheep Squadron." Great copy of Boyington's book Baa Baa Black Sheep, (Wilson Press, Inc.: Fresno, CA, 1958). Signed and inscribed on the front portrait page by Boyington. $225.00

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8. ADOLF GALLAND (1912-1996)
Beautiful limited edition print by renowned aviation artist Robert Taylor showing Galland and several squadron-mates flying their Me262 jet fighters past a downed US bomber. Signed by Taylor and numbered from the artist’s proof edition of 100. Also signed by Galland himself, as well as Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Gottfried Fxhrmann, and Walter Krupinski, who were all members of Galland’s elite JV-44 jet fighter squadron. A superb and striking piece of World War Two aviation art. This print lists for $790.00. New condition. SOLD OUT

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10. MERCURY 7 ASTRONAUTS
Large 25" by 35" limited-edition print signed by six of the seven Mercury astronauts: Alan Shepard, Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper, and Scott Carpenter. Betty Grissom signed for her husband Gus Grissom (who died in 1967 in the tragic Apollo 1 fire). $1200.00
11. JAMES A. MOLLINSON (1905-1959)
British aviator, first to solo the Atlantic heading West, first to fly from England to both South America and the United States. Signature on paper. $65.00
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13. EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America’s “Ace of Aces” as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Edward V. Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker: An Autobiography (Prentice-Hall, Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1967). Boldly signed and inscribed copy with dustjacket. $390.00

12. EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
Top race car driver by the time the U.S. entered World War I. He then served as a fighter pilot, winning 26 air victories and numerous distinctions, including the Medal of Honor. After the war, Rickenbacker worked for Cadillac Motor Company before moving into aeronautics. He was president of Eastern Airlines from 1938 until his retirement in 1963.

This museum quality frame measuring 28.5" x 19", houses two smaller frames. On the left, a portrait of Rickenbacker as he looked during his World War I service. On the right, a framed letter dated June 21, 1973. The letter was intended for a fan named William and mentions Rickenbacker's recent bout with an illness. He goes on to discuss their mutual interest in automobile racing. Rickenbacker mentions that he still follows the sport and specifically states that he "was quite interested in noting as a result of the accidents at Indianapolis...they will limit the amount of fuel that the drivers are permitted to carry." He concludes that he is enclosing two autographed racing pictures. The letter, signed "Eddie Rickenbacker" was sent by Rickenbacker less than 1 month prior to his death. $1100.00

14. EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America’s “Ace of Aces” as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Great personal check made payable to Western Union for $9.73, dated August 7, 1969. Boldly signed "E. V. Rickenbacker," matching the personal imprint at the top of the check. $165.00

15. EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America’s “Ace of Aces” as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Nice copy, with dustjacket, of Rickenbacker's book Seven Came Through: Rickenbacker's Full Story Including His Message to America (Country Life Press: Garden City, NY, 1943). This is a great account of Rickenbacker's harrowing ordeal during the Second World War, when he and a handful of crewman were lost at sea after their plane crashed into the Pacific. All of the proceeds for the book went to "The Army Air Force Aid Society," at Rickenbacker's direction. Signed and inscribed on the flyleaf by Rickenbacker, and dated 1943. $325.00

18. Lt. JAMES C. WHITTAKER
Officer in the US Army Air Corps Transport Command, co-pilot of the doomed plane that wrecked in the Pacific, stranding Eddie Rickenbacker and several other crewmen at sea for weeks. Scarce copy of We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing: The Complete Epic Story of the Ordeal and Rescue of Those Who Were With Eddie Rickenbacker on the Plane Lost in the Pacific (EP Dutton & Company, Inc.: New York, 1945), signed by the author, Lieutenant James C. Whittaker. This account is a great compliment to Rickenbacker's own version, and far more difficult to come by. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. $225.00

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19. WILBUR WRIGHT (1867-1912)
Aviation pioneer, co-inventor of the airplane along with his brother Orville. Wright Cycle Company check made out Wm. J. Hammer. Dated October 15, 1909. Signed "Wright Brothers, w.w." Most "Wright Brothers" checks that surface on the market are signed by Lorin Wright, Orville and Wilbur's brother and business partner. Very few are signed and initialed by Orville Wright. Anything signed by Wilbur Wright, however, is considered extremely rare, since he died in 1912. This entire document is filled out and signed in Wilbur's hand. SOLD

20. WILBUR WRIGHT (1867-1912)
Aviation pioneer, co-inventor of the airplane along with his brother Orville. Wright Cycle Co. check dated March 1, 1905, made out and signed "Wright Cycle Co., w. w." by Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane. Payable to J C Ely, City Treasurer, for $27.00. This is a very rare example of the Wright Brothers' Bicycle Company account, entirely in the hand of Wilbur Wright, and is one of only a handful of these documents in private hands. Wright Cycle Company checks are very rare in their own right, but examples in Wilbur's hand are extremely hard to come by - his early death from typhoid fever meant that he saw less than a decade of the age of flight that he and his brother Orville had ushered in. A rare artifact from the bicycle shop that changed the world. $4500.00 SOLD

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21. WRIGHT CYCLE COMPANY
Wright Cycle Co. check dated December 26, 1907, made out and signed "Wright Cycle Co., o. w." by Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane. Payable to the Wright Brothers' sister, Katherine Wright. Along with younger brother Lorin, she managed the day-to-day business affairs of the Wright Cycle Company. This is a very rare example of the Wright Brothers' Bicycle Company account, entirely in the hand of Orville Wright, and is one of only a handful of these documents in private hands. A rare artifact from the bicycle shop that changed the world. $1350.00

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22. WILBUR WRIGHT'S CHECKBOOK
Wilbur's 1909 Wright Brothers' checkbook with fourteen entries including two for the clerk of the US Court for $50. The checkbook contains another thirty-four unused checks. A tantalizing pencil inscription is on the inside cover, "Bleriot, 49 & Broadway." Louis Bleriot was a French pioneer aviator who became the first man to fly across the English Channel on July 25, 1909. An extraordinarily rare Wright Brothers financial item, directly from the Brothers' estate. (Price on Request)

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23. ORVILLE WRIGHT'S BANK DEPOSIT BOOK
The Bank Book of the Winters National Bank, Dayton, Ohio, in account with Orville Wright with the first deposit dated October 26, 1912 and the last entry dated April 4, 1918. During this period between 1912 and 1918, deposits totaled $1,253,936.54! With a total of 16 pages of entries, the largest single deposit was made on October 25, 1916 in the amount of $257,910.94. The last entry reflects a balance of $382.53 showing that the money went out as fast as it went in. "Orville Wright" is carved into the leather cover by Orville himself. (Price on Request)

24. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Check of the Winters National Bank payable to Orville's long-time personal secretary Mabel Beck for $81.64. Especially bold signature, "Orville Wright." Dated June 18, 1937, and signed "Orville Wright." $525.00

25. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Original check of the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, payable to Aviation Magazine for $3.00. Signed by Orville Wright on November 2, 1936. Aviation was one of the early aeronautic industry magazines, published by McGraw Hill. An interesting check showing Orville's lasting professional interest in the field he helped create. An especially bold and dark signature. $700.00

26. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Attractive and scarce bank "Counter Check" of the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, dated April 14, 1916, payable for $100. This is a special bank check with printed "pay to myself only (endorsement waived)" payee line. Nothing on the reverse. Written entirely by Orville and signed "Orville Wright." A nice check, and far less common than those written from the Wright's own checkbooks. $695.00

27. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Attractive counter check of the Union Trust Bank of Dayton, Ohio, dated December 24, 1930. Payable to the "Orville Wright," signed "Orville Wright," and endorsed "Orville Wright" on the reverse! Entirely written by Orville, and signed three times by him. Rare and unique Orville Wright check, made out on Christmas Eve. Great aviation souvenir from the first pilot! $1250.00

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33. WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORABILIA
CONQUEST OF THE SKIES' WRIGHT BROTHERS PORTFOLIO. Very hard to find commemorative portfolio compiled by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Published in 1978, on the 75th Anniversary of the first flight, we are offering a few original, unissued copies for the 100th Anniversary this year. $45.00

Attractive cardstock portfolio (with a map of the Kitty Hawk region on the inside) containing:
12" by 15" Photo of the First Flight
20-page Historical Booklet "First Flight: The Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's Invention of the Airplane."
Reproduction of the May 1900 five-page letter from Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute detailing his plans to build a flying machine.
Two reproductions of the Wright's calculations made on the back of scraps of wallpaper.
Seven framable copies of 8" by 10" photographs of Wright gliders and flyers.
Two photographs of the lift balance in the wind tunnel, and the airfoils tested on the balance.
Reproduction of the original 3-view drawing of the Kitty Hawk Flyer made by the Wrights on brown wrapping paper.
Reproduction of the Wright Brothers' first patent (with drawings)
Reproduction of the telegram announcing the first flight.
Reprint of the first published account of the Wrights' successful development of the airplane (from "Gleanings in Bee Culture")

34. WRIGHT BROTHERS 1910 ACCOUNT BOOK
Account book with the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Dayton Ohio, with one page of entries with a beginning date of April 4, 1910 and closed out October 26, 1912, the year of Wilbur's death. (Price on Request)

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37. (WRIGHT BROTHERS)
Aviation pioneers, co-inventors of the airplane. Official check of the Wright Brothers, written and signed by Lorin Wright, Wilbur and Orville's brother and business manager. Check dated February 12, 1908, to Ellis Hardware for $27.31. Signed “Wright Brothers.” Museum-quality framed with a photograph of the Wright Brothers, and a picture of the first flight. $375.00

38. (WRIGHT BROTHERS)
Aviation pioneers, co-inventors of the airplane. Official check of the Wright Brothers, written and signed by Lorin Wright, Wilbur and Orville's brother and business manager. Check is dated December 24, 1909, to Lorin Wright for $19.09. Signed “Wright Brothers” it is endorsed on the reverse by Lorin Wright. $225.00

16. FIGHTER PILOT ROBERT L. SCOTT SIGNED ROBERT CARLIN PRINT
This museum quality framed print measures 29" x 25." The artist, Robert Carlin, is a noted aviation artist with paintings displayed in the office of airline presidents, astronauts and senators as well as in several museums including the Smithsonian, the U.S. Archives, the Air Force Museum and the USAF Academy.

The scene depicted took place on July 31, 1942 and shows the legendary exploits over the Burma Road of Col. Robert L. Scott Jr. Scott served as a one man air force when the tower called to tell him that enemy aircraft were coming up the Canton railway. With only 20 gallons of fuel left in his aircraft, Scott flipped on his gun arming switch and at once spotted a bomber on the cloud tops. As he started his attack, he saw two escoring Zeros above and behind the bomber. A raging battle ensued, with the bomber finally spiraling down smoking. The Zeros succeeded in hitting Scott's plane called "Old Exterminator" however they didn't take him down and one Zero would eventually crash near the already downed bomber. Scott took his aircraft into a power glide successfully landing on fumes.

This print is number 533 in a series of 1000. It is signed in the lower left corner by the artist. In the lower right corner is a small photograph of Scott alongside his full signature, "Robert L. Scott, Jr." $900.00
17. CHARLES E. TAYLOR (1868-1956)
Wright Brothers’ Craftsman, Engineer, Engine Mechanic. He helped the Wright Brothers with the wind tunnel testing of their first gliders, and was later tasked with building the engine that would power the first airplane. An extraordinary craftsman, Taylor hand-built the unique custom engine that propelled the Wright Flyer to success at Kitty Hawk. The First Flight could not have succeeded without him. A check written one year after the historic First Flight, payable to C. E. Taylor. Written entirely by Orville Wright, who signed the check “Wright Cycle Co., o.w.” Endorsed with Taylor’s signature on the reverse “C. E. Taylor.” A great piece of aviation history signed by both the first pilot and the man who built the first airplane engine. Checks (of any sort) on the Wrights’ Cycle Company account are very scarce. $1500.00

28. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Check of the City National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, payable to long-time Wright Brothers secretary Mabel Beck for $20.00. Dated December 4, 1920, and signed “Orville Wright.” $575.00

29. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Original check of the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, payable to the Dayton Power & Light Co. for $9.11. Signed by Orville Wright on August 18, 1917. An excellent bold and dark signature. $650.00

30. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Check of the Winters National Bank & Trust Co., payable to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for $25.00. Dated December 8, 1939, and boldly signed "Orville Wright." A great souvenir of Orville as patron of the (local) arts. Comes with a colorful Wright Brothers postcard suitable for framing. $575.00

31. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Check of the Winters National Bank & Trust Co., payable to the Allison Pattern Works for $14.90. Dated January 2, 1917, and boldly signed "Orville Wright." Comes with a handsome photograph of Orville & Wilbur suitable for framing. $575.00

32. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1949)
Aviation pioneer, first pilot. Orville piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Excellent and early check of the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, dated November 16, 1912. Payable to the Anti-Saloon League of America, one of the leading Temperance organizations and a driving force behind Prohibition, for the generous sum of $100. Entirely made out, and boldly signed, by “Orville Wright.” Most Orville Wright checks are completed in another hand – this one is entirely Orville, and reinforces the personal nature of this donation to a cause that was close to his heart. $750.00.

36. (WRIGHT BROTHERS)
Original check of the Wright Brothers, drawn on the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, for $10.21 payable to the Postal Telegraph and Cable Co. Dated October 3, 1911, and signed “Wright Brothers” by older brother and business manager Lorin Wright. $175.00
35. WRIGHT BROTHERS 1908 ACCOUNT BOOK
The Account Book of the Winters National Bank, Dayton, Ohio for the Wright Brothers, with the first entry of $2487.50 made January 27, 1908 and the last entry on October 26, 1912 - the year of Wilbur's death. While the final balance is $51.10, the total deposits reflected during this period were over a half million dollars! Written "Wright Brothers" on the cover by Wilbur Wright. (Price on Request)
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