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Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation Flight 1937 Cover

Currency:USD Category:Stamps / United States Start Price:10.00 USD Estimated At:20.00 - 40.00 USD
Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation Flight 1937 Cover
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New York.... 1937. Commemorative envelope and stamps for the 1937 Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation Flight. The flight was from New York to London from May 8-14, 1937, and was done by famous pilot Dick Merrill, who is also named on the cover. This was recognized as the first commercial transatlantic round trip flight. The flight was done to commemorate the coronation of King George VI (father of current queen Elizabeth II) following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII. Merrill also carried photos of the Hindenburg disaster, which occurred in New Jersey shortly before the flight. Footage from this flight was used to make the 1937 Monogram movie, Atlantic Flight. Merrill also earned the Harmon Trophy for 1937 for his achievement. (Ex. John E. Herzog Collection)