Framed Autographed Photo, Signed Document, & RFC Hat Badge of 1st American Ace Capt. Fred. Libby
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Framed Autographed Photo, Signed Document, & RFC Hat Badge of 1st American Ace Capt. Fred. Libby

Code: afpg20001acl

$485.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Beautifully framed, autographed photo, signed document, and Royal Flying Corps hat badge of 1st American to become an Ace, Captain Frederick Libby, M. C. Captain Libby served with the Royal Flying Corps as an observer and pilot eventually scoring 24 kills! The badge is an enlisted man's badge type, so if it's Libby's it would be from his days in training. The top of the frame contains a nice period photo of Captain Libby in full uniform, the photo shows inked handwriting that reads: "MY DEAR BILL…" the rest is illegible. The center displays the hat badge and a plate that reads: "CAPT. FREDERICK LIBBY, M. C.", "ROYAL FLYING CORPS", "FIRST AMERICAN TO DOWN FIVE AIRCRAFT", "TOTAL CONFIRMED VICTORIES IN WWI – 24", "10 OBSERVER", "14 PILOT", "1892 – 1970". The bottom of the frame contains Captain Libby's application for membership in the Fighter Aces Association, it is dated "MARCH 30th, 1962" and signed by Captain Libby.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII - 1970

SIZE: Approximately 32-1/8" tall x 14-5/8" wide; Frame is 1" thick

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Glass, wood frame, matte, gilt brass, period black and white photo, paper, ink.

ATTACHMENT: Metal wire for hanging.

MARKINGS: "TRUGUARD UV PROTECTION", "BRADLEY'S ART & FRAME 1306 BLALOCK AT WESTVIEW HOUSTON, TX 77055"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII Aviator Ace collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBJJX15 LDEJX9/15

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine—Excellent): The frame shows minor wear, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.