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This engineer joined the Boeing company in 1962 as head of their aeronautical electronics division and soon rose to vice president, where he gained fame for spearheading the race to develop the 747 jumbo jet, a massive management and engineering achievement (as well as an enormous financial gamble) that ushered in a new age of air transport; he served as president from 1972 to 1985, their longest ever. Signed Postal Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Jamaica, New York on 12 April 1970. Single 20-cent "Audubon 1785-1851" air mail stamp at upper right. NOT a First Day Cover, but left side bears a large circular purple inkstamp commemorating "First TWA 747 Service New York-Paris." To the right of this, in the "sweet spot," Stamper signs large and bold in black ballpoint. Most unusual. Comes with original transmittal envelope and TNS (secretarial), 1p, 7¼" X 10¼", Seattle, WA, 1970 May 11. Addressed to Paul Johnston. Thanks him for "the personal interest of so many people in the 747. we're very proud of this newest member of our jet family.". Bookseller Inventory # 22734

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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