1936 National Air Race Flown Cover - Signed


Regular price $195.00

Typed text on the front-center: "Flown in 1936 Ruth Chatterton Cleveland, Ohio - Los Angeles, Cal. National Air Races Trophy Race." Signed below by the pilot and the Cleveland Chairman. Postmarked twice in Los Angeles Sep 8, 1936. I can't decipher the pilot's signature nor identify his performance in the race. Ruth Chatterton was a movie actress of some importance and a pilot; she sponsored the race carrying her name in 1935 and 1936. Unlike most of the other events, this was a long-distance precision flying race, not just speed. It's likely that very few flown items exist from this race. (This exact cover sold for $294, including premium, in a 2007 Heritage auction)