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Lot 102: 1920 ORVILLE WRIGHT Signed Check, Wright Brothers Photo
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Rare "Orville Wright" Signed Check Made Out to His Sister Katharine Wright with Photo of Both Wright Brothers 1920
ORVILLE WRIGHT (1871-1948). Credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.
June 9, 1920-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed, "Orville Wright," 8.5" x 3", Choice Extremely Fine. Drawn on the The City National Bank, Dayton, Ohio, this Check is fully Signed "Orville Wright" and made payable for $400 to his sister, Katharine Wright. Katharine Wright Haskell (1874-1929) was the only sister who lived past infancy of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. She was a high school teacher and later became an international celebrity when she accompanied her famous brothers in EuropeCheck appears in very nice sharp vivid condition, punch cancelled "PAID +6 11 20" in upper center. Wright's impressive brown ink signature is crisp and bold, with no flaws or detractions. Check is accompanied by a 6.5" x 9.25" (by sight) black and white stylized reproduced photographic image of Orville walking with his brother Wilbur, professionally matted and framed together with check in modern wood frame, overall size 13.5" x 18". An impressive, beautiful display piece, perfect for any collector of aviation history.