Stultz, agreeing to perform this favor, also accompanies this lot. Following this adventure, Stultz became the personal pilot of John Hay Whitney. Tragically, he was killed in a test flight of Whitney's Waco Speedwing biplane over Roosevelt Field, Long Island, on July 1, 1929.”
Adding addition display appeal are two more items: an original 8" x 10" photograph of Wilmer Stultz and Amelia Earhart aboard the U.S.S. President Roosevelt, and Stultz's personal pilot's license. The license pictures a great, youthful photo of Wilmer and is signed by none other than Orville Wright, who was Chairman of the issuing authority - the National Aeronautic Association of the United States of America.
“Heritage has had a great deal of success offering Amelia Earhart items in the past,” Slater said. “In December 2005, we sold the famed aviatrix’s flying cap for $16,730, and a pair of her goggles for $2,987. Truly scarce by any definition of the term, material associated with this pioneer aviatrix is in demand by collectors world-wide.”
“The term ‘museum piece’ has never been more fitting than when discussing this historic artifact," said Slater. “This exquisite map is not only of tremendous historical importance, but possesses tremendous display appeal; sure to be the focal point of any aviation collection!”
Amelia Earhart, First Woman to Fly Across the Atlantic - Her Historic Original Flight Plan and Related Documents:
Heritage Auction Galleries will offer the historic Amelia Earhart documents in their upcoming Political Memorabilia and Americana Signature auction, to be held June 7, 2006 at their headquarters in Dallas, TX.
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