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Admiral Richard E. Byrd Autograph Collection (3).

A signature archive consists of three autographs of Polar explorer and Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard E Byrd.

Included is an 8 X 10 studio portrait signed and inscribed “To Kaye, R E Byrd,” an 7 X 6 signed album page signed “Best wishes R E Byrd,” and a signed letter (6 X 190.5) with an added handwritten notation by Byrd in which he also initialed. The typed letter dated March 12, 1937 is a heartfelt expression of condolence to the wife of Arthur Raymond upon his passing in which Byrd writes, “…The news distressed me greatly…I had a great admiration for your husband and shall always remember the splendid service he gave me in bringing my ship from the West Coast.” Signed in full, “Richard E Byrd.” Bryd added note reads, “Signed in Florida – your husband was one of the very finest characters it has ever been my good fortune to meet. REB.” Accompanying these three autographed items is a 9.75 X 6.75 vintage color print of the Official Flag of the Explorers Club with a handwritten name and inscription which may be from artist Joseph Graham Kaye whose work as an artist on the 1933 RBMVE (taken from a record of his Explorers Club application) included drawing Navajo life, photographs, formations and ,making a set of watercolors of the valley to send to the Department of the Interior. Kaye’s name is listed as an illustrator in “Argosy” magazine in 1949/50. This flag print is inscribed, “Joseph Graham Kaye, explorer #78 Alaska, Artic Circle – Yukon, White Horse – 1920- Fairbanks – 2 years 1922-24.”

A very fine autograph archive of this historic explorer.

Condition: Good to Very Good.

Authenticity: Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Autograph Collection (3)
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