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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 06, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

RACE WINNER AND PAN AMERICAN CHIEF PILOT SIGNED COVER! Basil L. Rowe. Signed air mail cover with a charming cachet featuring an early Sikorsky high-wing seaplane �First Flight Air Mail MiamiCentral America F.A.M. Route 5�, dated 1929. (1896- ). USAS (1917-19); barnstormer, The Rowe Fliers (1919-26); Chamberlain-Rowe Co., rebuilding and sale of USN and USAS aircraft (1923); first place in the National Air Races Free-For-All in a Thomas-Morse S-4E Space Eater with an Aeromarine V-8 engine, at Mitchell Field NY (1925); Rowe Flyers, barnstorming throughout the U. S. (1919-26); barnstormed in the West Indies and Carribean, flew the Santa Maria in the Caribbean and formed West Indian Aerial Express Co., which was absorbed by Pan American Airways in 1928 (1926-28); won the BBT trophy at Philadelphia in the same plane (1927); Pan American Airways captain and chief pilot ofthe Marine Division; acted as Charles A. Lindbergh's copilot on the maiden Miami-Panama Canal flight of the Sikorsky S-40 "Ocean Airliner"; Pan American Chief Pilot. A-2078 A-2078-

Please check my FEEDBACK regarding fast and well-packed shipments.

The items I'm selling on eBay are from my own collection that I've been selling since my retirement. All autographs will be mailed by First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Larger items will be mailed by appropriate

Autographs are weatherproofed and mailed in heavily reinforced padded envelopes with stiff corrugated !

I guarantee all the items in my collection to be authentic. I will pay the return postage on any item that is found not to be authentic. If you decide you want to return the item for any other reason I'll be happy to accept the return but must deduct my eBay listing and final valuation costs. All returns must of course be in the condition in which they were mailed .My apologies but the cost of postage and the materials I use to pack the items I sell have risen to the point I'm forced to charge for postage & handling. No matter how many photos or autographs you order (assuming they'll all fit in one 9.5 X 13 envelope) you'll only pay the P&H for one. The items I use to pack photos, autographs and books have gone up, including postage, bubble envelopes, stiff corrugated board & plastic wrap, Additionally I have the monthly fees of eBay, SixBit software and Stamps-dot-com. My older political and entertainment autographs came from my mother's estate. She and my father collected autographs from 1929 through their marriage in 1935. Many of them were acquired by standing in line at one or another of New York's theaters; others from my grandfather who was acquainted with many NYC politicians of the 1920s and 1930s. My mother spent her career in the Broadway theater business, retiring in 1976. I guarantee their authenticity although, admittedly, I am certainly no expert on entertainment or political autographs. If I have described any of them incorrectly I will gladly refund your full payment. I am not in the autograph (or collecting) business.

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