Orville Wright Signed Bank Check, Circa 1922

This is an original check, signed ‘'Orville Wright”. An aviation pioneer, Orville Wright piloted the first powered aircraft, which he developed with his older brother Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Autographs of either Wright brother are a staple of many of the great collections. 

The check is for the sum of $7.50, payable to the Ohio Bell Telephone Company. The check is drawn on The City National Bank and is dated on March 4, 1922. The signature is bold and in black ink. 

The check is artfully framed with a photographic portrait of Orville Wright. Below the check is one of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Wright brothers. Depicted in the photograph is the Wright Flyer, as it lifts off for the first time. Orville is positioned at the controls, with Wilbur running alongside. The photograph was taken at Kitty Hawk, in 1903.


The check has a vertical fold, cancellation holes and marks. Check measures 7.7 x 19.5cm, and is dated March 4, 1922. Framed Size: 21" H x 29 1/2" W x 1" D

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