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Envelope handwritten by Alberto Santos Dumont for Paul Tissandier (1927)

Envelope handwritten by Alberto Santos Dumont for Paul Tissandier (1927)

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In 1927, Santos Dumont wrote to his friend Paul Tissandier.

Envelope with the address of Paul Tissandier in France, written by Alberto Santos Dumont in Switzerland. An envelope, without the letter. Front and back. In French. 14.5 cm x 11.7 cm. Switzerland, November 19, 1927. Good condition, some rain stains, probably when the French post office delivered the letter. Single 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 of them in Orthez and the other in Biarritz. After a year of stay, he definitely returned to Brazil, where he would die the following year.

It was during this period that Santos Dumont, quite debilitated, 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 dirigible balloons, hydrofoils, cars and machines, all with which he set many speed records. Thus, a great friendship was born between Santos Dumont and Tissandier.

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

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