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24-cent Curtiss Jenny

24c Curtiss Jenny single on cover

Scott Catalogue USA: C3
Description:

Addressed to Dr. Chas. K. Cile, New York, New York. One U.S. stamp affixed. Signed and inscribed by Capt. Benjamin B. Lipsner.

Date:
May 15, 1918
Markings:
Air Mail Service Wash. N.Y. Phila. / Washington / May / 15 / 1918 / First Trip [cancel] Aerial Mail. __Via New York / Lt. Boyle in plane # 38262 (picture in center of stamp) made / an unsuccessful flight, he descended way off his course, / broke his prop. worst of all mail was returned by truck / to Washington and thence by train to New York City, after all / this is only experimental mail flying, better luck tomorrow. / Benjamin B. Lipsner / New York, NY Rec'd / May 16 / 3:30 PM / 1918 / Penn ___ Sta. / [on verso] #36 / 453 / 4417 /
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
10.5 x 24 cm (4 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Museum ID:
1982.0157.691
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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