With resounding success in his every endeavor, American legend Eddie Rickenbacker laid claim to renown in automotive and aviation circles, though his World War I heroics define his legacy perhaps more than any other achievement. This typewritten and signed letter was composed by the flying ace. Rickenbacker’s personal stationery showcases a stars and stripes-themed design and his lofty military title. Dated “June 2.19.” the letter is in response to correspondence Rickenbacker had received from a Michigan man. At the conclusion, Rickenbacker’s black-ink steel tip fountain pen signature projects (“8”) strength and clarity with a small instance of ink migration. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The letter reads (in full):
Carl W. Seitz,
My dear Sir:
Your very interesting letter under date May 15., has finally caught up with me.
Your very amuseing style assures me that should you undertake anything in the writeing line- features include- that you would surely pull it over.
I am sorry that I am not in a position to take up anything with you now but will bear you in mind and I hope the future will unfold something that I may have the pleasure of talking to you on.
Thanking you for your letter, I am
Very truly yours
(signed) E.V. Rickenbacker”
The sheet remains crisp and has two normal horizontal compacting folds.