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Wiley Post

Signed Hotel Registration - 1935

A unique historical item in the form of a guest registration card from Kansas City's Hotel Muehlebach, signed by American aviator Wiley Post. Though undated, Post signed the card in the early 1930, just before his untimely death at age 37 (established by provenance).

 

Wiley Post and Harold Gatty

Wiley Post and navigator Harold Gatty in Germany in 1931

Wiley Post (1898-1935) was a famed American aviator, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits. On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.