A fantastic photograph of Wilbur Wright breaking an altitude record in the Wright Flyer is among the lead lots in RR Auction's Space & Aviation Auction, which opens for bids on November 14.
The image, which is further enhanced by Wilbur Wright's signature, will have a $1,000 opening bid. It was signed on Christmas Day in 1908, and has also been signed by the photographer, Jules Garczynski.
The record had been set on December 18, 1908, the close of the Wright Brothers' landmark year, in which they emerged as worldwide stars. Wilbur and the Wright Flyer achieved a height of 110 metres above Le Mans, France, for which he was awarded the Aero Club de la Sarthe prize. A balloon in the image marks the 100 metre point.
Also featuring in the sale is a signed manuscript of Wilbur Wright's essay, "What Clement Ader Did", and a autographed piece of wing fabric from the damaged Wright Flyer. Each item will start at $1,000.
Also starring in the sale is a complete set of lunar Bibles that were flown into space aboard the Apollo missions.
Paul Fraser Collectibles has a brilliant selection of space & aviation memorabilia for sale.