FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE KITTY HAWK FLYER
Lot 20
FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE KITTY HAWK FLYER
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

The Air and Space Sale

27 Sep 2017, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE KITTY HAWK FLYER FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE KITTY HAWK FLYER
FABRIC SEGMENT FROM THE KITTY HAWK FLYER
Triangular segment of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, measuring approximately 2 inches (51 mm) per side, affixed to an 8 x 10 inch card with image of the flyer taking off at Kitty Hawk, printed with a certificate of authenticity reading "Original Fabric from Kitty Hawk 'Wright Flyer' Certificate for Dr. Otto Kallir.... I certify that this piece was used in the first successful flight in history by Orville Wright on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, N.C." bearing the signature of Lester D. Gardner.
Provenance: The Otto Kallir Collection of Aviation History, Sotheby's June 14, 1993.

WITH: Two pieces of wood from the Wright's hangar at Kitty Hawk, on small souvenir cards bearing photos of the hangar, printed "The First Hangar - Kitty Hawk - A true piece of the First Airplane Hangar in the World." Each piece of wood approximately 1/2 x 1/4 inches.
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