Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/30/2019
Rare selection of seven items signed by German military test pilots. Included is: HANNA REITSCH (1912-1979), the first woman to fly a helicopter, a rocket plane, and a jet fighter. She is also remembered as being a loyal confidant of Adolf Hitler, even landing a small plane in central Berlin in an attempt to extract Hitler only days before the city fell, T.L.S. with length holograph postscript, 2pp. 8vo., Frankfurt, 1969, not translated; KURT SCHIEBELER early Me-163 pilot, S.P., 3" x 9", mounted image of the Me-163 with holograph addition in German on verso mentioning shooting down B-17s, his airspeed, etc.; ROLF (BUBI) GLOGNER, Me-163 pilot, S.P., 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", portrait in uniform signed on verso; OTTO A. BOHNER (1913-?) Luftwaffe ace, later tested the Me 163 fighter and was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 400 flying 16 combat missions with the fighter, A.L.S., 1p. 4to., 1969, in German, mentions the Me-163; RUDOLPH OPITZ (1910-2010), Luftwaffe glider pilot and Me-163 test pilot, I.S.P., 4" x 8", mounted images of Opitz and an Me-163, signed on the mount; GUNTER ANDREAS Me-163 pilot, T.L.S., 2001, in German and untranslated; and HANS GUIDO MUTKE (1921–2004), fighter pilot flying the Me 262A-1a jet. On Apr. 25, 1945 he claimed that he got lost during a combat mission and landed in Switzerland in error, a 1982 postal cover with a photo of a Me-262 in flight, signed across the face. Overall fine condition. Seven pieces.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $104.00
Estimate: $140 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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