1931 GRANVILLE GEE BEE AIRCRAFT COLOR SCHEMES & OWNERS SIGNED BOB GRANVILLE~RARE For Sale
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1931 GRANVILLE GEE BEE AIRCRAFT COLOR SCHEMES & OWNERS SIGNED BOB GRANVILLE~RARE:
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1931 GRANVILLE GEE BEE AIRCRAFT COLOR SCHEMES & OWNERS SIGNED BOB GRANVILLE ~ ULTRA RARE!
THIS GEE BEE DOCUMENT IS ONE OF THE RAREST & MOST DESIRABLE GEE BEE ITEMS YOU WILL EVER FIND -- I'VE HAD IT ABOUT 20 YEARS & HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER!!!
THIS IS A VINTAGE c.1950'S-60'S ELECTROSTATIC COPY MADE BY ROBERT GRANVILLE OF HIS ORIGINAL 1931 GEE BEE AIRPLANE COLOR SCHEME, ENGINE TYPES, & OWNERSHIP CHART -- SIGNED & ANNOTATED BY BOB GRANVILLE IN BLUE INK PEN LOWER RIGHT CORNER!!! -- This old signed copy may be the only one left in existence, as it is unknown whether Bob's tattered original document which this copy came from still survives! -- ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS HISTORIC GEE BEE RACER & EARLY MODEL A BI PLANES INFO!!!
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED OR SEEN BY THE PUBLIC TO MY KNOWLEDGE -- WAS ORIGINALLY PREPARED AND SENT BY BOB TO THE AUTHOR OF THE FIRST EVER BOOK ON THE GEE BEE'S IN 1957 TITLED "THE GEE BEE STORY" (NOT ALL THIS INFO WAS PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK -- IN FACT ONLY A FRACTION).
Am currently listing original items from famous air racing pilot & aircraft designer Benjamin (Benny) Odel Howard, Bob Hall (Gee Bee designer), 3 of the 5 Granville Brothers (Gee Bee racers), & Howell "Pete" Miller (Gee Bee designer). Most of these items are truly museum quality artifacts & most likely have never before been seen. Some of the documents possibly shed new historical light with very juicy inside-info & amazing aeronautical tidbits! These extraordinarily rare artifacts are truly the Eldorado of golden age of air racing & aviation items. Puts you right there in the times like experiencing it as it happened!! See my other listings for moreoriginaldocuments & photos from air racing great Benny Howard & others! Keep checking as it will take me a while to list them all...
Magnificent one-of-a-kind vintage electrostatic copy made by, annotated by, & signed by Bob Granville (to the author of "The Gee Bee Story").
And for prominent proud display is a prize signed copy of Bob Granville's original Gee Bee data specification sheet from my collection which I am offering for the first time in about 20 years (I can guarantee this is the first time the public has ever seen this). This is one of those ultra scarce items where not many survived. The Granvilles did not have much money, lived off cases of beans, & all their winnings went back in to building more planes. This document spans the early Gee Bee Model A biplanes, the Model X Sportster racers, the Model Y Senior Sportster racers (Maude Irving Tait), & the Model Z Super Sportster racer (Lowell Bayles). Very interesting to see all the various owners! Measures about 8.5" X 11". Features Bob Granville boldly signed note & signature in blue ink lower right corner:
"COLOR SCHEMES AND ORIGINAL OWNERS WRITTEN BY BOB GRANVILLE"
PRICELESS HISTORIC NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN AVIATION INFO STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH!!!
Truly a once-in-a-lifetime find!!!
The first two photos show exactly what you get in this group, front & back. The rest of the photos show details of the group.
Overall excellent to Near Mint vintage condition. Please see the above photos for exact condition.
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