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Lot 183: Collection of 1930's National Air Races Autographs, Programs and Related Ephemera.
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
The Archive consist of original autographs, photos, ephemra, newspaper articles and original tickets and even a piece of the plane that the past 1929 Thompson Trophy winner and highly regarded pilot Doug Davis’s plane from the 1934 race where he crashed and perished, including has the newspaper articles and even the ticket form that day. There are two original photos showing both Jimmy Doolitle and Roscoe Thompson with thier Thompson Trophies. There are 11 original tickets from the air race events. There are over 17 autographs in the collection. Autographs include air racers and Thompson Trophy winners Jimmie Doolitle on two small vintage photos, Roscoe Turner, and Rudy Kling winner of the 1937 Thompson Trophy, who perished the next year at the Miami Air races in 1938 at the age of 29. Pilot Cy Caldwell, Mickey Cochrane(HOF) baseball player, Tom Manning NBC baseball announcer, Wilbur Shaw Indy 500 winner and race car driver, Jimmie Lynch stunt driver,
Priscilla Dean actress popular in silent film and more. Quite a fascinating glimpse into the air races and there dangers.
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