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Lot No. 730

Auction No. 30
Category Australian Aviation Heritage
Est. $200
Status SOLD $1150



1920's Autograph Book containing "Yours sincerely Keith Smith" & "Yours sincerely Ross Smith" on separate pieces from hand-written letters added to this book originally belonging to a Mary Watling. She has annotated beneath them, "Pioneers of the flight to Australia" which matches a covering letter inserted in the book reading "My Dear little Mollie, Have just had a letter from Sir Ross Smith so enclosed is his autograph. You have now the 2 pioneers of the flight to Australia." The book contains numerous other autographs from the day, some having signed the book itself, others having written & been cut out & stuck in accordingly. Noted Rudyard Kipling, Angela Brazil on full letter dated 11.3.23 (children's book author), Ellen Terry (actress), Stanley Baldwin with covering letter from Geoffrey Fry, his private secretary, Sir William Peck (Scottish astronomer), Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien (Governor of Gibraltar) & David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty & Admiral of the Fleet. Very good condition & a lovely insight to the day.


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