PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS CLIPPER FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT SPECIAL PASS 1939 - ENGRAVED For Sale


PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS CLIPPER FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT SPECIAL PASS 1939 - ENGRAVED

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PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS CLIPPER FIRST PASSENGER FLIGHT SPECIAL PASS 1939 - ENGRAVED:
$9500.00

Own a unique part of Pan Am History. These are seldom if ever seen in public. When Pan American Airways did a proomotion for a new clipper or a route they pulled out all this stops. On this one, that included the First Lady of the United States and "golden passes".This item was a VIP gift to attendees at the promotional "first passenger flight" of the Pan Am Yankee Clipper held at the dock at the Anacostia Naval Air Station located in southeastern Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1939. President Franklin Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor, did the honors.This bronze (probably) pass is a heavy seven ounces and is approximately 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches and 3/16 inches thick. About the size of a business card. It feels very heavy in the hand. No, it's not gold! But it sure looks like it.The text reads:Pan American Airways System Issues this Special Pass to Colonel Sumpter Smith and his wife Mrs. Sumpter Smith For the First Passenger Flight Following the Christening of the Yankee Clipper By Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Anacostia March 3, 1939(signed) Juan Trippe (signature) President.Shipping cost includes insurance.


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