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Envelope handwritten by Alberto Santos Dumont for Paul Tissandier (1925)

Envelope handwritten by Alberto Santos Dumont for Paul Tissandier (1925)

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In 1925, Santos Dumont writes to his friend Paul Tissandier.

  • Envelope with Paul Tissandier's address, written by Alberto Santos Dumont, with some notes on the back.
  • An envelope.
  • Front and back.
  • In French.
  • 13.3 cm x 10.8 cm.
  • Rio de Janeiro, 1925 or 1926.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Between 1929 and 1931, Alberto Santos Dumont (1873 - 1932) returned to France for the last time to stay in sanatoriums, both located in southwestern France: one in Orthez and the other in Biarritz. After a year's stay, he returned definitively to Brazil, where he died the following year.

It was during this period that Santos Dumont, who was very weak, met Paul Tissandier (1881 - 1945), son of the Frenchman Gaston Tissandier, famous engine inventor. Trained as a pilot by American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul also had experience with airships, hovercrafts, cars and machines, all of which achieved many speed records. In this way, a great friendship was born between Santos Dumont and Tissandier.

The notes on the back of the envelope are not from Santos Dumont, nor about him, but probably from Tissandier, who used the paper as a draft and diary.

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Documents handwritten by Santos Dumont have been highly sought after, reaching great value on the rare documents market. This piece, in perfect condition, with four lines of the aviator's beautiful writing, allows you to start a “Santos Dumont” or “aviation pioneers” collection with a reduced investment.

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