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A large collection of the personal papers of Captain E. Keith Davies including his Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate and Federation Aeronautique International Aviator's Certificate (both numbered 22 and dated 11th October 1910); his pilots flying log book opening on the 5th September 1914 and closing on 16th June 1915; his Army Book 136 -- a notebook of technical manuscript notes marked E.K. Davies, No.6 Squadron RFC; a scrap book-cum-photograph album containing his commissioning document for the Special Reserve of Officers, RFC Military Wing dated 4/10/12; his Central Flying School Certificate dated 30 Oct 1914; numerous early aviation photographs and postcards, a photograph album, and many press cuttings; a Royal Aero Club entrance ticket for a Banquet to Capt. Charles Lindberg at the Savoy Hotel on 31 May 1927; a Schneider Trophy Contest Souvenir programme for 1929; a 1960 Royal Aero Club dinner menu signed by Lord Brabazon of Tara and Sir Thomas Sopwith; a passport to Russia dated 8th January 1910, evidence that Keith Davies was the first man to fly in India (on 10th December 1910); and a letter dated 3rd October 1916, signed by George Parnell offering him an engagement as a pilot for Parnell and Sons, Aircraft Builders, Bristol quoting a salary of £1,000 per annum (a lot)

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  • £800 - £1,000
  • ($1,240 - $1,550)

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