Auction 101

Lot 349:

RICHARD E BYRD SIGNED CHECK

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RICHARD E BYRD SIGNED CHECK

(1888 – 1957) American naval officer, pioneering aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau and claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. Signed check ‘R E Byrd’ in black ink, check for $6.75 to Philip Greenberg, April 5, 1932, check no. 184 at Farmers & Merchants National Bank & Trust Co., in Winchester, Virginia.

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