RR Auction: Science and Technology Auction

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Featuring over 300 lots, RR Auction is proud to present our December Science & Technology auction. The highlight of the sale is the 1924 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to Manne Siegbahn for his discoveries and research in X-ray spectroscopy. Other standout items are an A7L lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission; important letters from James Watt, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, and Werner Heisenberg; a Macworld magazine signed by Steve Jobs; a mathematical journal owned and signed by John Nash; a highly desirable autograph of Isaac Newton; and material chronicling the history of early aviation. From physics and chemistry to space exploration and beyond, these incredible items tell the story of our shared heritage of innovation.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Steve Jobs Business Card6151 - Steve Jobs Business Card
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Original Apple Computer business card for Steve Jobs as chairman of the board, 3.5 x 2, featuring the company's colorful rainbow logo. The card&...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Apple 'Think Different' Poster Set6152 - Apple 'Think Different' Poster Set
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Sought-after nearly complete ‘Educator Set’ of promotional posters issued for Apple’s iconic ‘Think Different’ campaign from 2000, containing nine of
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Steve Wozniak Signed Book6153 - Steve Wozniak Signed Book
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Signed book: iWoz [Chinese Edition]. Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University Press, 2007. Softcover, 6.75 x 9.5, 244 pages. Signed on the title page
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Simulator 240 Analog Computer with Patchboard6154 - Simulator 240 Analog Computer with Patchboard
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240 Simulator analog computer made by Simulators, Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois. The main 240 Simulator unit measures 20 x 26 x 22, and features colorf
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EAI MiniAC Analog Computer with Variplotter6155 - EAI MiniAC Analog Computer with Variplotter
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EAI MiniAC analog computer with EAI Variplotter 1110 plotter unit: the MiniAC measures 32.5 x 22 x 13, and the Variplotter measures 19 x 21 x 8.5. The
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JPL Carl Zeiss SMK 120 Stereo Photogrammetry Camera and Tripod6156 - JPL Carl Zeiss SMK 120 Stereo Photogrammetry Camera and Tripod
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Carl Zeiss SMK 120 stereophotogrammetry camera with large wooden tripod, each housed inside its own wooden case; the case for the camera has a NASA Je
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Antique William Wilton Theodolite Survey Instrument6157 - Antique William Wilton Theodolite Survey Instrument
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Antique brass theodolite surveying device manufactured by William Wilton, St. Day, Cornwall, featuring a 4.75? diameter silvered compass dial with bra
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Antique Short & Mason Anemometer6158 - Antique Short & Mason Anemometer
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Antique anemometer of lacquered brass construction, manufactured by Short & Mason of London, measuring 4.5? in diameter and 2? deep. In fine con...
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Biomedical Galvanic Skin Monitor and Brain Wave Monitor Lot of (2)6159 - Biomedical Galvanic Skin Monitor and Brain Wave Monitor Lot of (2)
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Interesting pairing of two biofeedback monitors made by Edmund Scientific of Barrington, New Jersey, housed in wooden 10? x 4.25? x 6? cases, includin
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Antique Graflex Series C Revolving Back Camera6160 - Antique Graflex Series C Revolving Back Camera
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Antique Graflex Series C revolving back camera, measuring 9? x 6? x 7? when folded, fitted with a Taylor-Hobson Cooke 6.5-in f/2.5 anastigmatic lens.
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Antique Graflex Speed Graphic Press Camera6161 - Antique Graflex Speed Graphic Press Camera
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Antique Graflex Speed Graphic folding press camera with carrying case, measuring 8? x 4? x 7.25? when folded. The case measures 13.75? x 9? x 5? and i
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Vintage Bell Systems Traffic Camera6162 - Vintage Bell Systems Traffic Camera
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Vintage Bell Systems KS-16007 aerial traffic sequence camera with a 35mm Opto-Dynetics lens and mounted Bodine Electric motor, housed inside a black m
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Optronics Microscope Camera Head with Power Supply6163 - Optronics Microscope Camera Head with Power Supply
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Optronics microscope camera head with power supply, marked as "Model: 60800 Power Supply, Magnafire." The camera head, designed to capture...
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AMF Analog Educational Computer6164 - AMF Analog Educational Computer
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Vintage AMF Educational Computer Model 665/D, housed in a suitcase-style 13.75? x 8? x 6.5? case. The cover features a large analog volt meter, and th
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Electrocomp Electric Heating Computer6165 - Electrocomp Electric Heating Computer
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Vintage circa 1960s analog computer made by Beckman Instruments known as the Electrocomp Electric Heating Computer, used for estimating electric heati
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Flight Simulator Stimuli Control Panel6166 - Flight Simulator Stimuli Control Panel
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Flight simulator stimuli control panel, measuring 19? x 7? x 10.5?, with the gray faceplate reading, "Stimuli Control Panel," and sections...
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Geniac Electric Brain Educational Toy6167 - Geniac Electric Brain Educational Toy
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Original Geniac Electric Brain manufactured by the Oliver Garfield Company, Inc., in 1955, which includes two main perforated masonite boards, 12 circ
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Large Antique Brass Petzval Lens by A. T. Thompson & Co.6168 - Large Antique Brass Petzval Lens by A. T. Thompson & Co.
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Large antique brass Petzval lens by A. T. Thompson & Co., measuring 8? long and 4.5? in diameter, engraved on the side, "A. T. Thompson &am...
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Nida-Trainer Model 115P Transceiver Training Device6169 - Nida-Trainer Model 115P Transceiver Training Device
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Vintage Nida-Trainer Model 115P radio transceiver training device, housed in a black plastic suitcase, measuring 18.5? x 13.5? x 5?. Etched on the fac
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Optical Rotary Table6170 - Optical Rotary Table
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Black NRC Model RSX-2 optical rotary table, measuring 3.5? x 3.5? x 1?, featuring a rotating circular base marked with 360° increments. In very...
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MAC Panel Computer Programming Patch Board with Cables6171 - MAC Panel Computer Programming Patch Board with Cables
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Vintage MAC Panel computer programming patch board in a metal frame, measuring 12.75? x 11? x 3?, labeled with "Secondary" and "Prima...
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Wallace & Tiernan Precision Barometer6172 - Wallace & Tiernan Precision Barometer
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Precision barometer manufactured by Wallace & Tiernan of Belleville, New Jersey, housed in a 6.25? x 6.25? x 4? case with correction factor char...
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Ednalite Projection Pointer with Zeiss Lens6173 - Ednalite Projection Pointer with Zeiss Lens
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Ednalite projection pointer with Zeiss lens, designed to project concentrated light as well as provide local illumination, housed in a gray 15.75? x 7
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Antique Bell & Howell 16mm Movie Projector6174 - Antique Bell & Howell 16mm Movie Projector
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Antique Bell & Howell "Filmo" 16mm film projector from the late 1920s, "Projector 57, Model G," measuring 8.5? x 14? x 6.5?,...
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Vintage Bell & Howell 16mm Film Projector6175 - Vintage Bell & Howell 16mm Film Projector
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Vintage Bell & Howell stop motion 16mm film projector, "Design 173, Model BD2, Serial No. L-14496," measuring 11.5? x 14.5? x 6.5?, ho...
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Antique Pathex 9.5mm Movie Projector with Color Wheel6176 - Antique Pathex 9.5mm Movie Projector with Color Wheel
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Antique Pathex 9.5mm film projector with color wheel for black-and-white movies, measuring approximately 10? x 12.5? x 7.5?, marketed internationally
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Microdyne Spectrum Display Unit for Telemetry Receiver6177 - Microdyne Spectrum Display Unit for Telemetry Receiver
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Microdyne 1161-S(A) Spectrum Display Unit for a telemetry receiver, measuring 7? x 2? x 16.5?, marked on the side as "Ser. No. 518." The f...
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Antique Steam Engine Model6178 - Antique Steam Engine Model
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Antique early 20th century stationary steam engine model with moving parts, mounted on a wooden base, measuring an overall 9? x 14.5? x 14?, painted b
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Antique German Steam Engine Model6179 - Antique German Steam Engine Model
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Antique early 20th century stationary steam engine model with moving parts, measuring 16? tall on a 5.5? x 5.5? base, made in Germany by Doll et Cie.
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Siemens Teletype Signal Analyzer6180 - Siemens Teletype Signal Analyzer
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Siemens teletype signal analyzer test set used by the US Navy, marked as "Siemens Model DTS-531P, Part No. 100609-501, Serial No. 242," fe...
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Antique Schwalb Hermanos Theodolite Survey Instrument6181 - Antique Schwalb Hermanos Theodolite Survey Instrument
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Antique theodolite surveying device manufactured by Schwalb Hermanos of Valparaiso, serial no. 210012, measuring approximately 11? x 8.5? x 9.5, with
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Thunder Scientific Humidity Sensor6182 - Thunder Scientific Humidity Sensor
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Humidity sensor manufactured by the Thunder Scientific Corp. of Albuquerque, marked as "Model 2300H1T21, Serial 2633." The main black box ...
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W-P Instruments Window Discriminator6183 - W-P Instruments Window Discriminator
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Window discriminator panel useful for nuclear and photon counting, manufactured by W-P Instruments of New Haven, Connecticut, measuring 19? x 3.5? x 7
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John Alcock and Arthur Brown Pair of Signed Menus6184 - John Alcock and Arthur Brown Pair of Signed Menus
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Desirable pairing of commemorative menus signed by John Alcock and Arthur Brown, who made the first nonstop transatlantic flight together in June 1919
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Louis Bleriot Group of (22) Photographs6185 - Louis Bleriot Group of (22) Photographs
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Wonderful collection of original vintage photographs associated with French inventor and aviator Louis Bleriot (1872–1936), who in 1909 became world-f
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Octave Chanute Group of Photographs, Letters, and Booklets6186 - Octave Chanute Group of Photographs, Letters, and Booklets
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Impressive collection of material related to aviation pioneer Octave Chanute (1832–1910), a civil engineer who assisted many budding aviation enthusia
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte Group of Letters, Signed Photos, and Photographs6187 - Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte Group of Letters, Signed Photos, and Photographs
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Amazing collection of items associated with Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte, who made a historic crossing of the Atlantic in 1930 when they flew
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Deperdussin Monoplanes Archive of Letters and Photographs6188 - Deperdussin Monoplanes Archive of Letters and Photographs
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Impressive archive of photos, letters, and pamphlets associated with several record-breaking pilots of Deperdussin aircraft. The 1910 Deperdussin mono
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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Gustave Eiffel Letter Signed6189 - Gustave Eiffel Letter Signed
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LS in French, signed “G. Eiffel,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 10.25, January 21, 1904. Letter to the president of the Commission Scientifiq
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English Channel Group of Photographs and Document6190 - English Channel Group of Photographs and Document
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Sensational archive relating to the first attempted and successful crossings of the English Channel by Louis Bleriot and Hubert Latham, including: A
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Henri Farman Group of Photos and Letters6191 - Henri Farman Group of Photos and Letters
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Superb collection associated with Anglo-French aviator and aircraft designer Henri Farman (1874–1958), who in 1908 completed the first 1-kilometer cir
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Ferdinand Ferber Group of Notes, Photographs, and Documents6192 - Ferdinand Ferber Group of Notes, Photographs, and Documents
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Important archive from the papers of Ferdinand Ferber (1862–1909), a French Army officer who proved to be a major influence in the development of avia
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Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed6193 - Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed
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TLS signed “Charles A. Lindbergh,” two pages, 8 x 10, Long Barn letterhead, June 13, 1936. Letter to John Zwick of the Rockefeller Institute for Medic
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Wiley Post and Harold Gatty Signed Flown Cover6194 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty Signed Flown Cover
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Pilot Wiley Post (1898–1935), accompanied by navigator Harold Gatty (1903–1957), set the speed record for around-the-world flight during a trip aboard
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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John Stringfellow Group of Photographs and Booklets6195 - John Stringfellow Group of Photographs and Booklets
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An impressive collection of material related to John Stringfellow (1799–1883), known for his work on the Aerial Steam Carriage with William Samuel Hen
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Orville Wright and Charles de Lambert Signed Program and Photographs6196 - Orville Wright and Charles de Lambert Signed Program and Photographs
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Fantastic group of six items from the 1909 'Grand Quinzaine d'Aviation de Paris,' at which French aviator Charles de Lambert took virtua...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Air Mail Covers, Photographs, and Postcards6198 - Air Mail Covers, Photographs, and Postcards
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Notable group lot of 15 items relating to the world’s first official air mail, including: A color postcard of a street in Bombay, 5.5 x 3.5, stamped
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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American Aviation Pioneers Group of (14) Photographs6199 - American Aviation Pioneers Group of (14) Photographs
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Collection of 14 original vintage photographs of early American aviation pioneers, ranging in size from 5.25 x 3.25 to 9 x 7, including: two circa 190
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jean Batten Signed Photo and Signature6200 - Jean Batten Signed Photo and Signature
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Desirable pairing of items from New Zealand-born aviatrix Jean Batten (1909–1982), who made a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Louis Bleriot Typed Letter Signed6201 - Louis Bleriot Typed Letter Signed
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French engineer and aviator (1872–1936) who made the first crossing of a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft when he flew across the Engli
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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