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A Jacqueline Cochran signed Aviation Hall of Fame postcard. Signed "Jacqueline Cochran" in black ink and in fine condition.

A Dick Merrill 1937 signed cover for the Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation Flight that took place from May 8, 1937 - May 14, 1937. Canceled in Ney York on May 8th, in London on May 13th, and in New York on May 14th. Signed "Dick Merrill" in blue ink and in fine condition.

A third envelope, canceled on December 5, 1935, was flown on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight from Honolulu to San Francisco. 

Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was an American pilot and business executive. She pioneered women's aviation as one of the most prominent racing pilots of her generation. She set numerous records and was the first woman to break the sound barrier on 18 May 1953. Cochran was later a sponsor of the Mercury 13 women astronaut program.

Dick Merrill (February 1, 1894 – October 31, 1982) was an early aviation pioneer. Among his feats he was the highest paid air mail pilot, flew the first round-trip transatlantic flight in 1936, was Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal pilot during the 1952 presidential elections, set several speed records, and would go on to be Eastern Air Lines' most experienced pilot with over 36,000 hours until his retirement in 1961. In total, Merrill flew over 45,000 hours as pilot in command, covering over eight million miles.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $123.00
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

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