Ann Pellegreno First Day Cover

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Title

Ann Pellegreno First Day Cover

Subject

Ann Pellegreno
Amelia Earhart
World Flight
Commemorative Flight

Description

Pilot Ann H. Pellegreno carried this First Day Cover during her 1967 Round-the-World flight. She and her three-person crew followed Amelia Earhart's planned path around the equator in honor of the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Pellegreno flew the route in a restored Lockheed Electra, the same model Earhart was flying when she disappeared.

A First Day Cover is an envelope with a stamp that was canceled – or used – on its first day of issue from the U.S. Postal Service. Event covers are a subset of First Day Cover that commemorate an event, often with an illustration called a “cachet.” For many pilots, First Day Covers helped finance their flights. Pilots carried a limited number of event covers created for their flight, autographed each cover, and then sold the covers to the public upon landing.

The envelope features an illustration of a globe and a Lockheed Electra, with text commemorating the 30th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. It is postmarked July 10, 1967 in Pellegreno's hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan and features a 5¢ U.S. flag stamp.

Contributor

Donated by Stephen Neulander

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at collections@iwasm.org.

Type

First Day Cover

Identifier

1995.7.2

Original Format

First Day Cover

Text

30th Anniversary Amelia Earhart. Commemorative Flight, 1937-1967. Flown by Ann Pellegreno of Ann Arbor, Michigan in a sistership to Earhart's Lockheed Electra.

Citation

“Ann Pellegreno First Day Cover,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed July 23, 2024, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1660.