Mrs. Melba Beard Accepting The Earhart Trophy Race from Amelia Earhart

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 22, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

LEGENDARY AMERICAN FLIER

AMELIA EARHART & MISS MELBA BEARD

Folks, it is with some pride that I present the COVER photos of woman pilots, Amelia Earhart with the winner of the Earhart Trophy Race, Miss Melba Beard, 22 year-old from California, receiving her award from the donor, Amelia Earhart after defeating seven other women fliers in the twenty-five-mile contest at the national air races in Cleveland, indexing their name and their feats and accomplishments as cited and saved from an old American Pictorial magazine.

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the history of our ancestors. During my research, I discovered that hundreds of our important memorabilia lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because old American women pilots memorabilia were printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

There were many pictorials published – the common ones are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones like this one covering great women pilots of our time never make it. They are hard to find. Collectors treasure them. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories

Here’s one of the best.

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our ancestors. During my research, I discovered that hundreds of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because our movie memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

NAMED INDEXED w * INDICATING PHOTO:

BEARD, Mrs. Melba * - Winner of the Earhart Trophy Race.

EARHART, Amelia * - Presenting Trophy To the Winner.

PICTURE INDEXED w * INDICATING PHOTO:

Picture 1: Photo of Amelia Earhart and Mrs. Melba Beard *

1935 AMERICAN WOMAN PILOTS

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD HISTORY. What a Rare Item!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was saved from this old American pictorial magazine of many years ago. This page is (9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches) and the ORIGINAL 77-YEAR-OLD page in excellent condition.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story saved from a rarely found and seldom read American pictorial magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $5.00 Priority Mail, $13.95 Priority Air Mail for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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