Pioneer FLOWN AIRMAIL Postcard Garden City Estates - 26 Sep 1911


Regular price $275.00

Real picture postcard showing Walter Brookins (the Wright's first exhibition pilot) wreck during the 1910 Gordon Bennett Race in which he was injured.  But of more importance are the postmarks on the reverse reading AERIAL SPECIAL DISPATCH and carrying the postmark of Aeroplane Station No. 1/Sep 26, 1911/Garden City Estates, N.Y. So this was actually flown in a Pioneer Airmail flight in 1911.  Some pencil annotations on the back and it may be this was addressed at one time in pencil but much has been erased or lightened over the following 119 years.  Very good condition.